Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:47 Post subject: DIR-882 build 10-10-2018-r37305; NAS not visible.
I have installed build r37305 in a D-Link DIR-882. It is working OK. But, I have 3 Buffalo NAS connected; none show up in the windows explorer network, in windows 10. I have also installed DD-WRT on a TP-Link Archer C7. I have both routers configured with the same IP address scheme and identical WiFi. The Buffalo NAS drives show up immediately when I switch to the TP-Link router.
I have researched other (Windows 10) reasons why the NAS may not show up. NETBIOS, SMB 1.0, Function Discovery Provider Host, SSDP Discovery, and UPnP Device Host. None of these are the cause of this issue.
Consequently, I believe the issue is with this DD-WRT firmware (DIR-882 specifically).
I had first tested this with r36698 in the DIR-882; the symptoms are the same.
Thank You in advance for any further insight into this.
Just found this on D-Link's official forum (thx to them, it's pretty nice to help people loading other firmware than theirs!!) and I thought it might useful for people like me who didn't manage to upload DD-WRT firmware
You cannot load the DD-WRT firmware through the D-Link GUI. You will have to do a crash recovery.
. Hold the reset button down.
. While still holding the reset button down, press the power button (to turn the router off) for 5 seconds and then press the button again to turn the router on while still holding down the button. You can also pull the power plug out and back in instead of using the power button.
. Wait 10 seconds and then release. Allow about 90 seconds for the router to boot. The power LED will blink red.
4. You will need to statically assign your computer an IP address of 192.168.0.2 (255.255.255.0).
5. Open Internet Explorer (do not use chrome, firefox, or edge). Go to http://192.168.0.1. The D-Link recovery page will appear. If it doesn't, you did not do the crash recovery properly. Repeat the process.
6. Browse to factory-to-ddwrt.bin file and click Upload.
7. Upgrade process should take 3-5 minutes.
8. When the success page appears, close your browser.
9. Change your IP settings on your computer to either DHCP or statically assign to 192.168.1.xxx (255.255.255.0). The default IP of the router will be 192.168.1.1.
10. Open Internet Explorer and enter 192.168.1.1. DD-WRT will now be installed. You will be prompted to create a username and password.
11. You can now upgrade the DD-WRT firmware (dlink-dir882-webflash.bin). Go to Administration > Firmware Upgrade and browse to the "webflash.bin" file.
To go back to the D-Link firmware, download the latest firmware from support.dlink.com/dir-882-us. The current is 1.10 which contains 2 firmware files - 1.04 and 1.10.
Perform a crash recovery on the router. Load the 1.04 firmware first. Once completed, log in to the router (192.168.0.1 username = admin password = leave blank). You will be prompted to update the firmware to 1.1 (1.10). Do that or you can upgrade to 1.10 manually.
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Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 17:51 Post subject: Re: Info needed
I recently bought this router.
And under wireless is see very few option and am planning to install the latest DD-WRT.
Am pretty new to DD-WRT, so bear with me.
Which will be best release in terms of stability ?
All the features are working ? like USB Ports and WiFi no connection drops.
I use a PPPoE connection, so any known issue with this connection type ?
Also under Wireless Settings do we have option of 160Mhz Channel Bonding ? as i dont see it in the Stock Firmware ?
Hope to hear soon from the Gurus.
Thanks in advance
the wifi hw on the dir882 doesnt support 160 mhz. if you want 160 mhz use a qca9984 based router like the netgear r7800 or the netgear r9000. these routers do support these features and much more due the much better driver and chipset support _________________ "So you tried to use the computer and it started smoking? Sounds like a Mac to me.." - Louis Rossmann https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eL_5YDRWqGE&t=60s
This isn't that easy because v1.10b2 won't downgrade, and the recovery is buggy, as described. However I found a workaround:
1. Enter recovery mode
2. Load the WebUI, browse the file upgrade file, do *not* hit "Upload"
3. Reboot the router, again into recovery mode (s.t. the upload will be the first request sent, thus succeeding).
4. Perhaps wait a little more than the 3:40mins until "Succeeded" is automatically printed, the router should automatically reboot.
Thank you for sharing that Larkey. I had the same problem and same solution! Seems to be a bit of a buggy router overall!
On another note, I couldn't get the factory to dd-wrt to flash using Internet Explorer, but for me it worked using Chrome, of course YMMV.
On another note, there's an updated official firmware (v1.11) for the DIR-882 which fixes a compatibility issue with games consoles (XBone/PS4). Is this likely to be incorporated into DD-WRT anytime soon?
A flash of build 37305 (2018-10-10) doesn't appear to include this update and seems to have issues with an XBox one.