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andromax
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 21:51    Post subject: Reply with quote
Any support??
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Twingo
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 23:22    Post subject: Reply with quote
Anyone successfully updated the firmware to 23838? I tried from stock and 23598 but neither gave me success.
_Robb_
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 23:37    Post subject: Reply with quote
I updated to this version from stock by first flashing a version of dd-wrt from december, then updating to this version.
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EA6700: Build 27745 (nvram below 32K, ipv6 - HE 6in4)
E4200: Build 26587
WRT54GL: Retired - waiting in the closet for an emergency.
cmberry20
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 13:18    Post subject: Reply with quote
Robb, whats version 23838 like? Is it stable for everyday use now or does the router require rebooting every so often.

I'm just looking for basic stable router functions to replace my Sky Router. However, I'm unwilling to replace the Sky router until DD-WRT is stable enough.
Twingo
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 0:20    Post subject: Reply with quote
thanks robb, confirmed working with his method, from stock to 23221 in this link

http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=178162&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=30

then upgraded 23838.
cmberry20
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:43    Post subject: Reply with quote
Any feedback guys?

Is it now stable enough to use instead of the standard firmware?

Thanks.
Twingo
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 21:35    Post subject: Reply with quote
I was using 23320 for over two months and it was dropping connections and the wifi will freeze, so far I didn't see these on 23838 yet, so I assume those are resolved.
_Robb_
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:08    Post subject: Reply with quote
Build 23838 post:

_Robb_ wrote:
EA6700 - uptime 2 days.

Due to the nvram 32,000b limit(cfe bug), had to disable traf info & can't enable ssh. If I do configure then 2GHz is switched off after any reboot because various nvram configuration vars disappear.

Configured both wifi with aes security and other settings for max performance.
Tested performance with iperf to NAS.
5GHz N performance(2 stream): max - 150Mbits, min - 70Mbits, avg - 98 Mbits. Transfer speed diagram is saw/wave shaped, with around 12sec between peaks.

EDIT:
Did another test when all other devices disconected.
bin/iperf.exe -c 192.168.1.XX -P 1 -i 1 -m -p 5001 -w 4096.0K -N -l 4.0M -f m -t 30

Result: a very fast transfer
[224] 0.0-30.2 sec 656 MBytes 182 Mbits/sec
Code:
[ ID] Interval       Transfer     Bandwidth
[224]  0.0- 1.0 sec  20.0 MBytes   168 Mbits/sec
[224]  1.0- 2.0 sec  24.0 MBytes   201 Mbits/sec
[224]  2.0- 3.0 sec  24.0 MBytes   201 Mbits/sec
[224]  3.0- 4.0 sec  16.0 MBytes   134 Mbits/sec
[224]  4.0- 5.0 sec  24.0 MBytes   201 Mbits/sec
[224]  5.0- 6.0 sec  24.0 MBytes   201 Mbits/sec
[224]  6.0- 7.0 sec  16.0 MBytes   134 Mbits/sec
[224]  7.0- 8.0 sec  24.0 MBytes   201 Mbits/sec
[224]  8.0- 9.0 sec  16.0 MBytes   134 Mbits/sec
[224]  9.0-10.0 sec  24.0 MBytes   201 Mbits/sec
[224] 10.0-11.0 sec  24.0 MBytes   201 Mbits/sec
[224] 11.0-12.0 sec  24.0 MBytes   201 Mbits/sec
[224] 12.0-13.0 sec  16.0 MBytes   134 Mbits/sec
[224] 13.0-14.0 sec  24.0 MBytes   201 Mbits/sec
[224] 14.0-15.0 sec  24.0 MBytes   201 Mbits/sec
[224] 15.0-16.0 sec  24.0 MBytes   201 Mbits/sec
[224] 16.0-17.0 sec  20.0 MBytes   168 Mbits/sec
[224] 17.0-18.0 sec  20.0 MBytes   168 Mbits/sec
[224] 18.0-19.0 sec  24.0 MBytes   201 Mbits/sec
[224] 19.0-20.0 sec  24.0 MBytes   201 Mbits/sec
[224] 20.0-21.0 sec  16.0 MBytes   134 Mbits/sec
[224] 21.0-22.0 sec  24.0 MBytes   201 Mbits/sec
[224] 22.0-23.0 sec  24.0 MBytes   201 Mbits/sec
[224] 23.0-24.0 sec  24.0 MBytes   201 Mbits/sec
[224] 24.0-25.0 sec  16.0 MBytes   134 Mbits/sec
[224] 25.0-26.0 sec  24.0 MBytes   201 Mbits/sec
[224] 26.0-27.0 sec  24.0 MBytes   201 Mbits/sec
[224] 27.0-28.0 sec  20.0 MBytes   168 Mbits/sec
[224] 28.0-29.0 sec  20.0 MBytes   168 Mbits/sec
[224] 29.0-30.0 sec  24.0 MBytes   201 Mbits/sec
[224] MSS size 1460 bytes (MTU 1500 bytes, ethernet)
Done.

_________________
http://www.speedtest.net/result/3915993898.png

DO NOT 30-30-30 or erase nvram newer routers! It can brick them.

EA6700: Build 27745 (nvram below 32K, ipv6 - HE 6in4)
E4200: Build 26587
WRT54GL: Retired - waiting in the closet for an emergency.
nicholas0444
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:08    Post subject: Reply with quote
_Robb_ wrote:
Build 23838 post:

_Robb_ wrote:
EA6700 - uptime 2 days.

Due to the nvram 32,000b limit(cfe bug), had to disable traf info & can't enable ssh. If I do configure then 2GHz is switched off after any reboot because various nvram configuration vars disappear.

Configured both wifi with aes security and other settings for max performance.
Tested performance with iperf to NAS.
5GHz N performance(2 stream): max - 150Mbits, min - 70Mbits, avg - 98 Mbits. Transfer speed diagram is saw/wave shaped, with around 12sec between peaks.

EDIT:
Did another test when all other devices disconected.
bin/iperf.exe -c 192.168.1.XX -P 1 -i 1 -m -p 5001 -w 4096.0K -N -l 4.0M -f m -t 30

Result: a very fast transfer
[224] 0.0-30.2 sec 656 MBytes 182 Mbits/sec
Code:
[ ID] Interval       Transfer     Bandwidth
[224]  0.0- 1.0 sec  20.0 MBytes   168 Mbits/sec
[224]  1.0- 2.0 sec  24.0 MBytes   201 Mbits/sec
[224]  2.0- 3.0 sec  24.0 MBytes   201 Mbits/sec
[224]  3.0- 4.0 sec  16.0 MBytes   134 Mbits/sec
[224]  4.0- 5.0 sec  24.0 MBytes   201 Mbits/sec
[224]  5.0- 6.0 sec  24.0 MBytes   201 Mbits/sec
[224]  6.0- 7.0 sec  16.0 MBytes   134 Mbits/sec
[224]  7.0- 8.0 sec  24.0 MBytes   201 Mbits/sec
[224]  8.0- 9.0 sec  16.0 MBytes   134 Mbits/sec
[224]  9.0-10.0 sec  24.0 MBytes   201 Mbits/sec
[224] 10.0-11.0 sec  24.0 MBytes   201 Mbits/sec
[224] 11.0-12.0 sec  24.0 MBytes   201 Mbits/sec
[224] 12.0-13.0 sec  16.0 MBytes   134 Mbits/sec
[224] 13.0-14.0 sec  24.0 MBytes   201 Mbits/sec
[224] 14.0-15.0 sec  24.0 MBytes   201 Mbits/sec
[224] 15.0-16.0 sec  24.0 MBytes   201 Mbits/sec
[224] 16.0-17.0 sec  20.0 MBytes   168 Mbits/sec
[224] 17.0-18.0 sec  20.0 MBytes   168 Mbits/sec
[224] 18.0-19.0 sec  24.0 MBytes   201 Mbits/sec
[224] 19.0-20.0 sec  24.0 MBytes   201 Mbits/sec
[224] 20.0-21.0 sec  16.0 MBytes   134 Mbits/sec
[224] 21.0-22.0 sec  24.0 MBytes   201 Mbits/sec
[224] 22.0-23.0 sec  24.0 MBytes   201 Mbits/sec
[224] 23.0-24.0 sec  24.0 MBytes   201 Mbits/sec
[224] 24.0-25.0 sec  16.0 MBytes   134 Mbits/sec
[224] 25.0-26.0 sec  24.0 MBytes   201 Mbits/sec
[224] 26.0-27.0 sec  24.0 MBytes   201 Mbits/sec
[224] 27.0-28.0 sec  20.0 MBytes   168 Mbits/sec
[224] 28.0-29.0 sec  20.0 MBytes   168 Mbits/sec
[224] 29.0-30.0 sec  24.0 MBytes   201 Mbits/sec
[224] MSS size 1460 bytes (MTU 1500 bytes, ethernet)
Done.


Hi
Anyone knows how to restore the linksys factory firmware from Build 23838.
I tried more than 10 times with the TFTP2 method but all failed,it works on the version of 19th Feb 2014.
I am now even not able to downgrade it to a lower DDWRT version on the WEB-UI.
Thanks
_Robb_
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:08    Post subject: Reply with quote
Please post an exact description of tftp flashing. It is very delicate operation.
Make a screen shot of the pinging and explain how/when you flash. Please show also the configuration of your pc and the tftp command line you used.

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http://www.speedtest.net/result/3915993898.png

DO NOT 30-30-30 or erase nvram newer routers! It can brick them.

EA6700: Build 27745 (nvram below 32K, ipv6 - HE 6in4)
E4200: Build 26587
WRT54GL: Retired - waiting in the closet for an emergency.
hot66dog
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:22    Post subject: Reply with quote
@Robb
can you recommend using 23838 then?
still happy?
or still wait.

I really dislike the stock firmware of my EA6700 but have not done anything against it yet...

Also I could flash 23838 directly, I do not have to flash an older firmware first, right?

tnx
Twingo
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 15:26    Post subject: Reply with quote
hot66dog wrote:
@Robb
can you recommend using 23838 then?
still happy?
or still wait.

I really dislike the stock firmware of my EA6700 but have not done anything against it yet...

Also I could flash 23838 directly, I do not have to flash an older firmware first, right?

tnx

No you can't flash directly, you need to flash from stock to 23221 a few posts back, then to 23838. So far my ea6700 has been very stable for over a week already.
_Robb_
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 16:51    Post subject: Reply with quote
hot66dog wrote:
@Robb
can you recommend using 23838 then?
still happy?
or still wait.

I really dislike the stock firmware of my EA6700 but have not done anything against it yet...

Also I could flash 23838 directly, I do not have to flash an older firmware first, right?

tnx


At the moment uptime 3 days (power outage in the mean time), no random reboots.
Transfer looks good.

Can't do much at the moment with the router, but I will try to start some manual scripts. Then the router will be more fun.

Biggest problem is the Linksys CFE bug -nvram limit 32K:
Have to disable traf!!
Can't make many static entries (I have 2).
Can't make many forwarding rules (I have 5).
Can't add startup scripts.
Or firewall scripts.
Can't startup ssh through GUI.
Pretty much bare version.

But... because I have access to the shell:
I will try execute startup and firewall script from pendrive, nvram permitting configuration.
Also ssh and vpn I will try to configure from startup script.

The stock firmware uses only 1 core.
DD-wrt uses both, and even then it's not very busy.

So yes I would recommend it, if you can deal with the limitations.

Let's hope Linksys/Belkin will fix this cfe bug.
Then we can leverage the full ease of dd-wrt.

EDIT:
Just remember don't do 30-30-30 or any other such resets.
Use only factory defaults reset.

_________________
http://www.speedtest.net/result/3915993898.png

DO NOT 30-30-30 or erase nvram newer routers! It can brick them.

EA6700: Build 27745 (nvram below 32K, ipv6 - HE 6in4)
E4200: Build 26587
WRT54GL: Retired - waiting in the closet for an emergency.


Last edited by _Robb_ on Sun Apr 20, 2014 20:46; edited 1 time in total
hot66dog
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 19:23    Post subject: Reply with quote
hey guys
tnx for the your answers.
that CFE bug is annoying.
I hate me for not having done a proper research before buying that thing.
even lost an hour with chatting with some support members about that non functioning device list.
at the end one told me that they were sorry for their cloud service instabilities.

Me: Did I understand that right? My device list is somehow related to some cloud service?
Operator (Sandy or James or maybe Gregory): Yes Sir, that's correct.

that's where I ended that chat session.
Twingo
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 15:17    Post subject: Reply with quote
Successfully reversed from 23838 to stock, then installed 23221 and upgraded to 23919, thanks for Robb's tip.

Here is how to

Download EA6700 1.1.40.153731 frimware from linksys support website;

Download tftp2.exe from dd-wrt wiki page of tftp;

Download linksys EA6700 firmware 23221 from brainslayer's attachment at
http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=178162&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=30

First you need to use tftp2 to transfer stock firmware to EA6700, I always reset to DD-WRT factory before I start, that means tftp2 stock 1.1.40.153731 firmware to 192.168.1.1, you need to try quite a few times, my experience is could be 5-15 times;

Then after successfully installed stock firmware, upgrade to 23221, after that upgrade to 23919, 23221 is the only one that allows you to upgrade to new DD-WRT release, that means any newer firmware after 23221, you probably need to follow your current DD-WRT --> stock by tftp --> 23221 --> DD-WRT you want to upgrade to.

Thanks to Robb for his tip, hope you guys can successfully install new release of DD-WRT on your EA6700.
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