After a long time on 30082 with no real issues I upgraded to 41113... two weeks in...
Automount USB to /opt doesn't work correctly, filesystem is always mounted to /tmp/mnt.. perhaps because /opt is not empty? (there is an empty folder inside opt) but it can be mounted fine in /opt manually
libstdc++ has been removed?
QOS: after working fine for two weeks, mac priority seemingly just stopped working for some reason for just single client (client stuck at the default bandwidth level) even after rebooting the router. removed and readded the mac and it works again... for now
As SFE was enabled by default, I'm not sure if that caused the QOS issue.. though even after disabling it the client was stuck at default speeds until I removed and readded the mac.
While not deal breakers, can anybody recommend a better build with regards to QOS? I don't want it randomly breaking.
I also just upgraded two C7-v2 devices today to r41892 (01/05/20) from r41517 (11/11/19).
If you don't read anything from me in the next days I am pretty happy with this build.
Btw, r41517 (11/11/19) worked pretty good for me as well, but I had problems with the web interface from time to time and restart the device. I also use the devices as access points (but with two VLANs for "normal" and guest net) only, not as router.
Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:48 Post subject: 18005 error installing on C7 V2, what worked for me.
Just installed on Archer C7 V2(US). Had a lot of problems installing DD-WRT and thought I would show what worked for me.
I had been running it with the TPLINK stock firmware for a couple years and had updated to the latest factory firmware. When trying to install the factory-to-ddwrt.bin file I kept getting the 18005 error. Looking it up it seems this is because the later factory firmware tries to lock out unapproved updates. I tried to downgrade to several older versions of factory firmware and got the same 18005 error.
He started with factory firmware 160719 so I went to TPLINK, downloaded that version, and it installed ok on my router. I then went to http://download1.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/downloads/betas/2017/04-24-2017-r31899/tplink_archer-c7-v2/ and downloaded factory-to-ddwrt-US.bin since that was the file he used. I powered on the router with the WPS/reset switch pressed and held it for 30 sec. Then was able to connect to factory configuration pages and do a firmware update using the r31899 factory-to-ddwrt_us.bin and it worked. I then was able to update to DD-WRT build 41892 from the DD-WRT config pages and it is working fine for me.
I did the second method (script in firewall) and I checked that cron, dnsmasq and local dns are activated. It says that it is supposed to create a cron entry on reboot, but after rebooting it didn't create anything. I tried creating one myself but still nothing happens...
I tried with the original code and also with changes in the host files, as follow:
for URL in "https://adaway.org/hosts.txt" \\
I can see that the NVRAM went up about 5k after isntalling the code (was 30, now 34kb/64kb). No idea what the problem is.
I am assuming this script doesnt work for my router? Any other implementation you would recommend?
Was running a build from early 2019 (38507) on my Archer C7 v2 but had occasional drop outs on my 5ghz. So decided to upgrade today to v41892 as it got a few good reviews in the last page or so. However after hours of troubleshooting I believe it has a big problem logging on to PPPoE. I just couldn't get it to work no matter what I did.
Having the whole home down, I then took a shot and installed v42557 and resolved all my problems. It's early yet but looks to be good so far.