Upgrade Issue R7000

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drair0
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 16:53    Post subject: Upgrade Issue R7000 Reply with quote
Hi. I hope everyone is well. I need a little advice, if you can.

On my Nighthawk R7000, I am currently running DD-WRT v3.0-r40270M kongac (07/11/19). I've been having some trouble with my internet speed lately (I have 400mbps plan, but only get 95m). I thought upgrading to a newer build version would help. So I downloaded 44849. I had read in a few other posts that people went from an old Kong build to a new BS build without any issues, so that's what I did. But once the upgrade to 44849 was completed, I had no internet. I tried everything, but nothing worked. So now I am back to r40270. My question is, should I flash the dd-wrt.chk file first, then the latest build? Should I do a factory reset then upgrade?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 23:48    Post subject: Reply with quote
A factory reset after updating to the BS build might help/work.
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drair0
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 0:01    Post subject: Reply with quote
HalfBit wrote:
A factory reset after updating to the BS build might help/work.


Thank you. I see you also have the R7000 at the same build as I am currently on. I'm fine staying with 40270, do you have any recommendations on what settings I should check/change to get the higher internet speeds? That is really the only reason I was looking to go to a new build.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 0:04    Post subject: Reply with quote
I don't have any recommendations off-hand. I only have a 150mbps plan that sometimes bursts up to 180-190mbps.

Did you change anything between when it worked fine, and started going slower?

Have you rebooted your modem recently?

Have you tried the speed test when hardwired to the router, or even bypassing the router and directly hardwired to your modem?

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drair0
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 0:16    Post subject: Reply with quote
HalfBit wrote:
I don't have any recommendations off-hand. I only have a 150mbps plan that sometimes bursts up to 180-190mbps.

Did you change anything between when it worked fine, and started going slower?

Have you rebooted your modem recently?

Have you tried the speed test when hardwired to the router, or even bypassing the router and directly hardwired to your modem?


I don't recall changing any settings. I rebooted both my modem and router multiple times since I started noticing the slower speed. Yes, I'm doing the online speed test when I am wired from modem to router to computer, getting about 95mbps, and when I have the ethernet go directly from the modem to the computer, I get close to 400mbps.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 0:35    Post subject: Reply with quote
Have you tried to factory reset and configure the current build from scratch?
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drair0
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 0:45    Post subject: Reply with quote
HalfBit wrote:
Have you tried to factory reset and configure the current build from scratch?


I have not, because I don't know which settings I should adjust from factory reset. I guess I could go with the reset settings if they give me the speed I'm supposed to get and everything else works?

I will give that a try.

Thank you.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:46    Post subject: Reply with quote
New builds will not give you higher LAN<>WAN speeds
They give you extra options and some vulnerabilities are patched.

I think that Kong build also had Short Cut Forwarding Engine (on Setup page) in the build but even when this is not enabled you should be able to get at least 250 Mb/s (unless you have QoS running).

That said the new build should run fine on your router.
Upgrade problems can often be attributed to the use of Chrome or Chromium based browser.
Use FireFox or good old Internet Explorer.

Just upgrade via the GUI do not reset.

Wait 5 minutes, if the the router is not reachable just hit the power switch.
If it is still not reachable hit the reset button.

Resetting and putting in settings manually is a good idea if you come from such an old build (never restore from a backup to a different build number)

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