D-link DIR-842 revision A1

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BartBas
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 20:50    Post subject: D-link DIR-842 revision A1 Reply with quote
Hi,

I have bought a new D-link DIR-842 router and I would like to install DD-WRT on it. However it isn't in the list with supported devices.

I have tried to open the router but I did't succeed (it has no removable rubber feet to hide additional screws, only two screws underneath the label. The back didn't come of though). However I managed to get some info on the hardware by looking through the ventilation holes with a torchlight:

RTL8197DN (CPU)
RTL8812AR (WI1 chip1)
NT5TU32M16EG-AC (DDR2 512Mb SDRAM)

The problem is that it uses a Realtek chipset Sad My question is will it every be supported and if not, why this is not possible.

Thanks!
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mabllo
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:15    Post subject: Reply with quote
I think you can pry the top off of the unit. Mine was improperly placed when i got it out of the box and i snapped it back in place. Screws might hold the hardware to the lower plastic part. I did not try to open it so as not to lose warranty.

I would like as well to know if it will be supported in the future. It has far too little options and settings.
LOM
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:55    Post subject: Reply with quote
No it will not be supported.
It is based on a Realtek chipset and ddwrt developers do not build for that platform.

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Onepamopa
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 17:16    Post subject: Reply with quote
Why the h*ll not ? It's a router, people use it, people like your firmware.

Whats the issue ?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 22:23    Post subject: Reply with quote
Here's an older post on this subject, you can search DD-WRT and realtek for more information.
http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=12630

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