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JHF1420
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 15:38    Post subject: R8500 Wiki Guest Reply with quote
Stable DD-WRT installation in my R8500 - was not easy!
I am able to recover from many misadventures with a good backup while trying to add a guest account. I have tried everything I can find - You tube videos, and links, FlashRouter, and the Wiki tutor. At least the latter does not lock up my router as most of the rest did.
When I go to DHCPD with the Wiki plan there is nothing in the drop down menu.
If I go to create or assign a bridge like most of the other tutors there is nothing to add.......
Most of the other tutors lock up my router.
Help!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 15:43    Post subject: Reply with quote
Attached my notes how I do it for Broadcom devices.

But honestly the R8500 seems troublesome, maybe sell it and buy a Netgear R7800?



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Routers:Netgear R7800, R6400v1, R6400v2, Linksys EA8500, EA6900 (XvortexCFE), E2000 (converted WRT320N), WRT54GS v1.
OpenVPN Policy Based Routing: https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=321686
Install guide R6400v2:http://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=316399
OpenVPN Server Setup:https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=318795
Install guide R7800: https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=320614
Wireguard Server setup guide:https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=1183135
Wireguard Client setup guide:https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=324624
Wireguard Advanced setup guide:https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=324787
Forum Guide Lines (important read):https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=324087
blaser
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Joined: 16 Jul 2006
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 15:54    Post subject: Reply with quote
How did you configure your router from the beginning after factory reset?
I'm running the latest version with VAP and everything is OK.
Few tips:
1) do not disable "Shortcut Forwarding Engine"
2) do not enable Beamforming or Airtime Fairness

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JHF1420
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Joined: 25 Aug 2020
Posts: 12

PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 22:22    Post subject: Reply with quote
We can close this ticket. I appreciate everyone's advice for all this arduous trip, first dd-wrt install and then the guest account.
I finally made four columns of directions from four different authors and at each step chose by my judgment. It took a few tries but wallah! The problem is than not one of a dozen tutorials and videos matched my R8500 choices.
Thanks for all who helped along the way!
I can supply directions if someone else runs into this delima.
Jim
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