nah. I used the GUI. You think it will make that much of a difference?
i created a backup so its not hard to just do it and restore if nothing changes.
I'm thinking about putting the netgear default'd router as my link to the cable modem and just branching everything off of it. I'll need to buy another rPi but I can just use that for DHCP allocation as that was one of the bigger things (other than VPN services) DDWRT was doing for me now that I really think about it.
dunno. havent really thought through what my network layout is going to be now that I cant use my DDWRT R7000P as the core part.
Probably my last update unless someone else chimes in with "try this to get what you want", haha.
I started looking at other routers and what not, but snapped out of being a complete idiot and decided just to run my older R7000P that has stock netgear firmware on it as a glorified hub. That feeds my TP link switch and my 2 NAS's. 4th ethernet port goes to my DDWRT R7000P which still does all my services like DHCP, VPN, etc. That has my piHole and openVPN server (for connecting from the outside in) attached to it as i'm not worried about gigabit throughput for that stuff.
I might still tweak this configuration but I just completed it and I got 800+mbps in my office so .. its good!
Was on the comcast customer service phone number with comcast "advance" support. We tested all kinds of stuff. Upon first boot speed test shows like 80mbps ... testing again in a minute and it drops to 5ish mbps.
We reprovisioned the old modem i had. now its doing the same exact thing. he tore everything down from an account side and we reprovisioned the new modem. Tech is coming out tomorrow .. sigh.
This seems more and more like some backend comcast thing than an issue with my R7000P. I wish there was a way to "prove" it .. hopefully the tech can get it working.
Hey. I have a problem with the R7000P too, but I haven't contacted support yet. Please tell me, did you find out what the problem was? Please respond. I don't like talking with support so much, it's just awful.
ended up being something in the DDWRT firmware version i was running that simply couldnt produce the gigabit speeds.
i reverted the software back to stock netgear and got the speeds I was expecting. I've sense moved to pfsense as my FW/router. I've loved and used DDWRT for decades but i decided to move to pfsense and ubiquiti AP's.
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This is a dead horse as far as I consider it; the OP has moved on to using the router differently...
I am curious if the latest builds performing a clean nvram erase && reboot and turning SFE on would yield the 800mbps speeds again...
The fact of the matter is that dd-wrt can't run like stock firmware because not all of the subsets of dd-wrt can run in native kernel space and so the router is crippled.
Turning SFE on will level the playing field as much as possible, but then you can kiss any q.o.s. goodbye...
I would say that the R7000P is good to about 250-300mbps when running dd-wrt on it and using q.o.s. The CPU is no workhorse...