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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:22    Post subject: DD-WRT Cliff Notes: Replies, Questions & Comments Reply with quote
giles02134 To answer your question about retaining configuration after upgrade:

As long as you don't choose a reset in the Firmware Upgrade Sub Tab your settings will be kept and applied to new build.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:15    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks very much. That's what I've assumed from reading through your notes and others, but I wasn't certain.

In your experience, is that "Best Practice"? Or do you prefer a reset after upgrade, and then re-enter all the settings? It wouldn't be the end of the world if I had to do that...just inconvenient.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:42    Post subject: Reply with quote
giles02134 wrote:
Thanks very much. That's what I've assumed from reading through your notes and others, but I wasn't certain.

In your experience, is that "Best Practice"? Or do you prefer a reset after upgrade, and then re-enter all the settings? It wouldn't be the end of the world if I had to do that...just inconvenient.


I haven't reset since about 10 builds ago and I've never had a problem.

My setup isn't very elaborate. It would only take around 10-15 minutes for me to re-enter everything.
Awhile back I took a screenshot of each page in the GUI just in case I need to refresh my memory.

My personal recommendation is: only reset if there's a problem after you upgrade.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 16:19    Post subject: Reply with quote
@tiwale You have a very old version of DD-WRT. I would suggest upgrading and then follow the instructions for uploading Stock Firmware

New builds here:
ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2017/

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 17:49    Post subject: Reply with quote
spuriousoffspring wrote:
@tiwale You have a very old version of DD-WRT. I would suggest upgrading and then follow the instructions for uploading Stock Firmware

New builds here:
ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2017/


I was using ac1900 as opposed to ea6900. It seems to take the ea6900 april 4-24-r31899. I will use it and see if the problems persist. I was getting disconnected like crazy.

Thank you for your help


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 17:57    Post subject: Reply with quote
tiwale wrote:
spuriousoffspring wrote:
@tiwale You have a very old version of DD-WRT. I would suggest upgrading and then follow the instructions for uploading Stock Firmware

New builds here:
ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2017/


Spur, this is my main problem. It will not let me upgrade nor downgrade to anything. I tried webflash as well as factory-dd-wrt images, reset, everything


My bad, I thought you were trying to upload Linksys firmware from GUI in much older build.

I’m not all that familiar with the EA6900, but I don’t think it has separate partitions. Only the WRT series.

Have you followed this guide:
http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=291230

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:51    Post subject: Reply with quote
I added some more information to the sticky that hopefully will help with the questions about recommending builds as well as a 'Change Log'.

New info preceded by BLUE

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