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dootsie
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 18:32    Post subject: Recommended flash verion for update of older version Reply with quote
I'm running version
dd-wrt v24sp2 )3/25/13) mini build 21061

Which is the newest flash version I can/should run that will allow all features?

On dd-wrt.com I saw a "big" and "mega" build recommended.

dd-wrt.v24-37305_NEWD-2_K2.6_big-nv64k.bin
dd-wrt.v24-37305_NEWD-2_K2.6_mega-nv64k.bin
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If I do an update style flash, will it retain my current settings or would I have to do them all over?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:12    Post subject: Re: Recommended flash verion for update of older version Reply with quote
dootsie wrote:
I'm running version
dd-wrt v24sp2 )3/25/13) mini build 21061

Which is the newest flash version I can/should run that will allow all features?

On dd-wrt.com I saw a "big" and "mega" build recommended.

dd-wrt.v24-37305_NEWD-2_K2.6_big-nv64k.bin
dd-wrt.v24-37305_NEWD-2_K2.6_mega-nv64k.bin
=============================================
If I do an update style flash, will it retain my current settings or would I have to do them all over?


Your settings should be retained. But your doing a big jump in version, so a reset is most likely recommended.

According to this post it seems that build r39144 runs well on wndr4000. I have not tried it myself, but will do later.

K2.6 builds have issues with GUI (ticket), so would recommend you to try out a K3.x build.

Here is the MEGA build that should fit our wndr4000: ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2019/03-11-2019-r39144/broadcom_K3X/dd-wrt.v24-39144_NEWD-2_K3.x_mega-nv64k.bin
(I downloaded it once with Chrome, once with Free Download Manager. Got SHA-1: 787874900b4818ede9f315e39972372a6f77a395)
dootsie
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 17:49    Post subject: exact meaning of reset Reply with quote
Would you please tell me exactly what you mean when you say to do a "reset" and would that delete all my settings?
Thanks.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 22:41    Post subject: Re: exact meaning of reset Reply with quote
o-l-a-v wrote:
dootsie wrote:
If I do an update style flash, will it retain my current settings or would I have to do them all over?
Your settings should be retained. But your doing a big jump in version, so a reset is most likely recommended.
dootsie wrote:
Would you please tell me exactly what you mean when you say to do a "reset" and would that delete all my settings?
Thanks.
o-l-a-v is correct; upgrading will not affect settings, but a reset is generally recommended for a jump like that. However, you could just upgrade it and see how it does. If you have issues, then do a reset and manually setup to retest.

A reset can be done in several ways, but usually just means using the Admin->Factory Defaults reset, and then manual setup. Or press and hold the reset button until the lights flash.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 23:53    Post subject: Upgraded to r39144 Reply with quote
Awesome, thank you jwh7 & o-l-a-v.

I upgraded my WNDR4000 from Kong [DD-WRT v24-sp2 (06/07/14) vpnkong - build 22000M] to r39144[DD-WRT v3.0-r39144M mega (03/11/19)].


No Reset was required. I had VAP-Bridge-OpenVPN, Ad Blocking, QoS, crons and multiple custom scripts and the upgrade worked flawlessly retaining everything.

[EDIT]
Eventually had issues with VAP, so reverted and upgraded to r40048
bonema
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 19:57    Post subject: jffs or cdc_ether Reply with quote
Hi guys!
Have you ever successed in internal jjfs mounting? I know it could be achieved with mini builds only. What version were you used?
Alternatively I neeed a firmware with pre-installed cdc_ether.ko because my modem ZTE MF823D requires it in CDC mode.
stankypooo
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 13:13    Post subject: Recommended firmware version? Reply with quote
Which firmware version would you recommend nowadays for WNDR4000?
jwh7
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 15:49    Post subject: Re: Recommended firmware version? Reply with quote
stankypooo wrote:
Which firmware version would you recommend nowadays for WNDR4000?
The current latest should be good: K3.x_mega-nv64k.bin

Or wait for 42078 to (probably) come out today, as it backported a tcp fix to retransmitt lost marked packets. I'll be flashing it tonight on my 4000. But in general, always read the build threads.

And you should probably do an `nvram erase && reboot` from telnet afterward, then manually set up.

Edit: I updated from k3x 42015 to 42078 (test build) via GUI no problem.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:06    Post subject: Reply with quote
v3.0-r44251 mega (08/28/20) seems to be fast & stable on my parents' WNDR4000 on a GigE connection. Was only getting 350Mbps bidirectionally via speedtest.net, but not sure if that's a limitation of the WNDR4000 or of the ISP. Either way, 44251 is faster and more stable than 42132, which also had GUI accessibility issues.
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