Stable build for R8000?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 23:32    Post subject: Stable build for R8000? Reply with quote
SO, I started by looking at the router database (I know, I know, please keep reading) and noticed the recommended build was 44715. Then I went into the build threads and started poking around starting at 44715 and working my way up the chain. Coincidentally, it seemed to me that for the most part folks seemed happy with 44715 and it's very recent so I gave it a try on my R8000.

Router/Version: Netgear R8000
File/Kernel: Linux 4.4.241 #1327 SMP Tue Nov 3 09:06:16 +03 2020 armv7l
Previous/Reset: 40559/Oh hell yes!
Mode/Status: Primary Gateway/Limping
Issues/Errors: 2.4GHz Virtual Interface was not bridged although selected. Throughput okay. 5GHz settings quirky. Don't ask me to elaborate. I forgot and I'm not revisiting 40559 after the way it trashed my e4200.

All the features that I'm accustomed to using seen to work. HOWEVER, for some reason my Linux laptop refuses to connect to either or both of the 5G radios and 2.4GHz throughput is horrible. I'm talking just over 1Mb/s horrible. That's MegaBITS, not MegaBYTES. Completely unusable. SO!

    I'm wondering if anyone else has had similar throughput issues with 44715?

    Instead of pecking my way up the ladder (or possibly rummaging in the basement) for a build that works, can anyone recommend one that they're happy with?

    And going forward, am I relatively safe to upgrade without resetting and reloading all my parameters manually every time? I've got 14 static IP leases, 3 port forwards, custom routes, etc, and it's a real chore.


I swear, if I can't find a stable build somewhere in this fairly recent field of builds, I'm ready to revert all the way back to r36070M which I know works reasonably well with a couple of quirks I can live with.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 23:43    Post subject: Reply with quote
Router database was updated? Wow. Are you using the experimental driver build?

ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2020/11-03-2020-r44715/netgear-r8000/experimental_driver/

ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2021/01-15-2021-r45454/netgear-r8000/experimental_driver/
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 23:52    Post subject: Reply with quote
No. I'm using the non-experimental variety. But that raises another question. Why is it experimental builds always seem to be suggested over what are presumably stable builds?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 23:54    Post subject: Reply with quote
Who knows, other than Broadcom gets (or gives) no love. R7800 and R9000 is where it's at in Atheros land.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 23:57    Post subject: Reply with quote
blkt wrote:
Who knows, other than Broadcom gets (or gives) no love. R7800 and R9000 is where it's at in Atheros land.
Yeah, I know. Atheros vs Broadcom. And the reason I didn't go with 45454 is some folks are reporting the same throughput issues I am with 44715.

So experimental is not going to brick my router? The name alone makes me gun shy. One brick is enough for me for a while.

P.S. The 8000 I got for free through freecycle so I really can't complain.

Much.

:lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 0:10    Post subject: Reply with quote
It's not really a versus thing, other than maybe black box vs open source.

Only two people report on R8000 in the four most recent build threads, mostly Abboo.

What issue are you talking about? Missing TurboQAM option? Use earlier, or wait for the next.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:21    Post subject: Reply with quote
Okay. I get the difference now between firmware and driver. It's the driver that's experimental. I moved to 44715 experimental. The wireless menus are so different, all my wireless settings got wiped out. When I reentered them again manually, things worked reasonably well again but the router did funky things when I saved changes. So I did a factory reset and reentered all settings manually. Strangely that made matters worse. So I upgraded to 45454 experimental without reset and that seems to be working well. I don't use TurboQAM but the option is available. All channels are there. Only last problem I think might be hardware related. ath0 signal is very low on my laptop. I think that 5GHz transmitter might have gone soft so I disabled it. Got what I paid for. Lol.

Appreciate the help you've given. Thanks a bunch.

Z
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Yeah. It's late and I'm tired. GN.

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