thanks indeed for your help IONK. You had one extra line, the last, everything else was the same. I added it, it stuck on reboot but made no difference. Thanks anyway — think I've run out of ideas. The router will still be useful to me with only the 2.4GHz channel ... hope I have more luck with the next experiment - Wireguard client :-0
Posted: Sun Sep 06, 2020 13:05 Post subject: Re: D-Link DIR-868L 5GHz missing
I'm new to dd-wrt (3 weeks ago). I happily read lots of guidelines and successfully flashed TP-Link WDR4300 and now D-Link DIR-868L. Remarkably fuss free, impressive software and helpful documentation, thank you. One glitch, for the DIR-868L the 5GHz band did not appear in the UI, instead there were 2 x 2.4GHz devices. I disabled the second device as it was invisible to clients (Windows and Android). I searched forum re D-Link for a while but didn't see anything obviously relevant. "Wireless" screenshot attached.
Hardware D-Link DIR-868L hardware version A1
DD-WRT v3.0 r44112 std 9 Aug 20
Regional (time) setting: Sydney Australia
Same problem with the latest DD-WRT v3.0-r44251 std (08/27/20) firmware. Any luck on your side enabling the 5GHz?
Thanks ukirneK, steff012. I haven't pursued this problem as I found a cat5 cable to (not my) WAN router so didn't need to use wireless for WAN access. BTW followup to my final post, Wireguard client works beautifully with my vpn provider KeepSolid / vpnunlimited.