DD-WRT for Netgear WNR3500L V2

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polioman
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:04    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yes, you can use it from Netgear firmware.
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valentino
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 6:19    Post subject: WNR3500Lv2 - WIP? 2016 Easy Setup How-To Reply with quote
Hi all,

It is impressive this thread has persisted for so long. Here's my experience with the WNR3500Lv2 (October, 2016), from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002RYYZZS

Purpose: decent DD-WRT router to use as an AP primarily

I had to start with Kong's 7/22/15 release:
BIN: https://www.myopenrouter.com/download/dd-wrt-kong-mod-netgear-wnr3500lv2-bin-file
CHK: https://www.myopenrouter.com/download/dd-wrt-kong-mod-netgear-wnr3500lv2-chk-file

I attempted to use the 11/15/15 release, but the stock firmware did not seem to like the CHK file:
http://www.desipro.de/ddwrt/K3-AC-MIPSEL/


SIMPLE HOW-TO GUIDE:
(since this has router been noted to be a DD-WRT WIP)

1) Unbox your shiny new router and hook it up to your computer.

2) Set a static IP with 192.168.1.1 as the gateway.

3) 30/30/30 Reset.

4) Web interface (192.168.1.1): Advanced -> Administration -> Router Upgrade -> load Kong's 7/22/15 CHK file.
(Note: stock firmware only accepts CHK files.)

5) Wait ~5 minutes, then 30/30/30.

6) Web interface (192.168.1.1): Administration -> Firmware Upgrade -> load Kong's 11/15/15 BIN file.

7) Wait ~5 minutes, then 30/30/30.

8) Web interface (192.168.1.1): Have fun!


Speedtests
Galaxy S5 (WLAN): 76.46/13.91 Mbps
Wired (non-AP): 130.77/12.22 Mbps

With that all being said, I haven't tested all the features of DD-WRT on this one yet. I would assume that the basic routing, DHCP, and standard WLAN features will all work fine. I imagine that more advanced features, such as QoS, may be less stable. Otherwise, I'm not sure why this model hasn't taken off yet.

It was probably pretty hard to do this in the past, but it seems Kong's 2015 builds have made it quite a bit easier. If someone can reproduce this basic methodology, the WNR3500Lv2 could be an affordable DD-WRT option.

For my purposes, it has been working very well so far.

Thanks to everyone who did all the leg work to this point, especially Kong!
FruttiFresh
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 19:11    Post subject: Reply with quote
@valentino

I´am using the build 11/15/15 now for nearly a year and it works quite well.

*.chk files are needed if you flash from the netgear factory firmware (and yes, July-22-2015 release is needed for inital flash - under dd-wrt you can go ahead with the *.bin file)

A current release would be fine...



WNR3500Lv2.zip
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Kong´s Firmware 7/22/15 & 11/15/15release

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 Filename:  WNR3500Lv2.zip
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scatt
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:53    Post subject: Re: WNR3500Lv2 - WIP? 2016 Easy Setup How-To Reply with quote
valentino wrote:
Hi all,


I had to start with Kong's 7/22/15 release:
BIN: https://www.myopenrouter.com/download/dd-wrt-kong-mod-netgear-wnr3500lv2-bin-file
CHK: https://www.myopenrouter.com/download/dd-wrt-kong-mod-netgear-wnr3500lv2-chk-file


i heve a WNR3500L V2 router with stock firmware, have i to start with the firmware valentino linked or ( after flashing the chk ) i can put any new firmware for the router like this ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2017/06-01-2017-r32170/netgear-wnr3500lv2/ ?

I would not like to brick the router...
polioman
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 13:56    Post subject: Reply with quote
I don't do 30/30/30 reset but yeah, that's how you flash a firmware.
scatt
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 14:51    Post subject: Reply with quote
polioman wrote:
I don't do 30/30/30 reset but yeah, that's how you flash a firmware.

Sorry, I have not completely understood your answer
polioman
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:37    Post subject: Reply with quote
The process descirbed by valentino is correct, I do the same except I dont do the (30/30/30) reset.
scatt
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:46    Post subject: Reply with quote
polioman wrote:
The process descirbed by valentino is correct, I do the same except I dont do the (30/30/30) reset.

ok, thanks.
Do you know if i can flash the latest firmware or i have to start with the one in the guide?

Regards
Nicola
polioman
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:31    Post subject: Reply with quote
I use the same firwmare that valentino has linked,
you can find it here also :
https://www.myopenrouter.com/download/dd-wrt-kong-mod-netgear-wnr3500lv2-chk-file
rickmav3
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 18:48    Post subject: Re: WNR3500Lv2 - WIP? 2016 Easy Setup How-To Reply with quote
Who likes to brick their router? Smile
Don't install latest 06-01-2017-r32170/netgear-wnr3500lv2/. The name is exactly for the router but it will brick it.

This router model waited a long time to get dd-wrt firmware and it has mostly only one reliable, proved and trusted K3 dd-wrt build by Kong: desipro.de/ddwrt/K3-AC-MIPSEL/dd-wrt.v24-K3_WNR3500Lv2.chk.


scatt wrote:
valentino wrote:
Hi all,


I had to start with Kong's 7/22/15 release:
BIN: https://www.myopenrouter.com/download/dd-wrt-kong-mod-netgear-wnr3500lv2-bin-file
CHK: https://www.myopenrouter.com/download/dd-wrt-kong-mod-netgear-wnr3500lv2-chk-file


i heve a WNR3500L V2 router with stock firmware, have i to start with the firmware valentino linked or ( after flashing the chk ) i can put any new firmware for the router like this ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2017/06-01-2017-r32170/netgear-wnr3500lv2/ ?

I would not like to brick the router...
myneon
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 13:13    Post subject: Reply with quote
I tried the newst verison (betas/2017/08-03-2017-r33006/netgear-wnr3500lv2/dd-wrt.v24-33006_NEWD-2_K3.x_mega-WNR3500Lv2.chk)

Same issue, no ethernet connection wlan neither

Crying or Very sad
rickmav3
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 20:34    Post subject: Reply with quote
There are two current builds Nov. 16 for WNR3500Lv2:

ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2017/11-16-2017-r33772/broadcom_K3X/dd-wrt.v24-33772_NEWD-2_K3.x_mega-WNR3500Lv2.chk 7853K

ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2017/11-16-2017-r33772/netgear-wnr3500lv2/dd-wrt.v24-33772_NEWD-2_K3.x_mega-WNR3500Lv2.chk 23M

But none of them are working on the router, the 23M build cannot even boot. The only build working is from Kong in 2015.

Anyone had any luck with a more recent build on this router?
artur-slavich
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 22:19    Post subject: Reply with quote
Tried a few options. In the end, it took the cable usb to ttl. But the latest build has earned. 1 day - flight normal.

download1.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/downloads/betas/2018/01-19-2018-r34578/netgear-wnr3500lv2/dd-wrt.v24-34578_NEWD-2_K3.x_mega-WNR3500Lv2.chk
jjhung88
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:07    Post subject: Thank you for all your hard work. Reply with quote
I followed the direction and was able to flash the 3500Lv2 with DD-WRT. The primary wifi works fine, but when I add another for guest using the virtual interfaces, I cannot log into that network. I even tried with no security and the phone can't connect. Anyone else has similar experience?
jjhung88
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 16:48    Post subject: speedtest Reply with quote
I am grateful that there is a working dd-wrt version for the 3500L router. I am curious if anyone noticed the download speed is slowed. I currently have a TP-link archer C3200 that I bought from costco. I did the speedtest and get 170 to 230 mbps down and 23 mbps up. However when I did the test with the 3500L, down is only around 60mbps. If I changed the dns, it went down to 20mbps.

I am wondering if there are certain settings I can change to make it better?
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