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aesp533262
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 15:09    Post subject: E4200 current recommended Build Reply with quote
I have flashed and older wrt54gs many years ago with DDDWRT and I am ready to flash my E4200 v1. I have read the peacock thread and reviewed the wiki for the e4200. I have seen posts regarding issues with specific builds, but nothing really specific about whats working. The wiki and router database thread contradict regarding what builds to use for initial flashing. I realize it doesn't matter what build number I use for the initial flash if I am going to immediately upgrade it to a better build. I do know it has be a trailed version for the initial flash and MUST BE nv60k or trailed there after. Just need some help picking the right build.

Can i please get pointed in the right direction. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 16:04    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'm using a Kong build:
DD-WRT v24-sp2 (04/30/13) kingkong (SVN revision 21395M)

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 16:59    Post subject: Reply with quote
kingkong 22200 built works really good here, stable and everything works as you would expect it (normal gateway use here).

Since I am new with this device, too, I tested 23040 K2.6 from brainslayer and his K3.0 releases. They worked well too, but kongs build performs a bit faster.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:17    Post subject: Reply with quote
Where does one get kingkong?
Gameman Advanced Kid
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:21    Post subject: Reply with quote
get build k3 21676.

by far the BEST k3 build that brainslayer has ever made for the two linksys routers i have flashed.

ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2013/05-27-2013-r21676/broadcom_K3X-EXPERIMENTAL/dd-wrt.v24-21676_NEWD-2_K3.x_mega-e4200.bin

if your flashing fom stock linksys, flash this build and it will take you straight to k3 21676 0u0 yes.

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johnnyNobody999
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:43    Post subject: Reply with quote
Gameman Advanced Kid wrote:
get build k3 21676.

by far the BEST k3 build that brainslayer has ever made for the two linksys routers i have flashed.

ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2013/05-27-2013-r21676/broadcom_K3X-EXPERIMENTAL/dd-wrt.v24-21676_NEWD-2_K3.x_mega-e4200.bin

if your flashing fom stock linksys, flash this build and it will take you straight to k3 21676 0u0 yes.


I've already done an initial flash with dd-wrt.v24-18777_NEWD-2_K2.6_mini-e4200.bin. Do I have to roll back to factory firmware before using the firmware that you mentioned?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:03    Post subject: Reply with quote
johnnyNobody999 wrote:
Gameman Advanced Kid wrote:
get build k3 21676.

by far the BEST k3 build that brainslayer has ever made for the two linksys routers i have flashed.

ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2013/05-27-2013-r21676/broadcom_K3X-EXPERIMENTAL/dd-wrt.v24-21676_NEWD-2_K3.x_mega-e4200.bin

if your flashing fom stock linksys, flash this build and it will take you straight to k3 21676 0u0 yes.


I've already done an initial flash with dd-wrt.v24-18777_NEWD-2_K2.6_mini-e4200.bin. Do I have to roll back to factory firmware before using the firmware that you mentioned?


its ok. you can still flash straight to it. let us know how it work though Smile

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 0:37    Post subject: Reply with quote
Well, for an E4200 K3.x builds don't go above 72 Mbps download speed, with Kong 22200M it performs well at 150 Mbps.
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Asus RT-N16 running Merlin LTS fork RT-N16_3.0.0.4_374.43_2-25E8j9527.trx with entware-ng.

2 times Asus RT-N16 running dd-wrt.v24-33772_NEWD-2_K3.x_big.bin with entware-ng

E4200 V1 running dd-wrt.v24-33772_NEWD-2_K3.x_mega-e3000.bin

3 times Linksys WRT610N V2 converted to E3000 and 1 original E3000 running dd-wrt.v24-33772_NEWD-2_K3.x_mega-e3000.bin (bridged with LAN cable)

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 0:48    Post subject: Reply with quote
ah.

i thnk from now on, ill ask if users have a fast internet speed. that way, i can suggest them the right build that cna handle their internet connection.

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that internet speed. i noticed allot of people on here say that some builds cannot handle their fast internet speeds. why on earth do you need something like 150mbps for your home? is 50mbps not fast enough?? or are you trying to increase your internet cap speed?

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johnnyNobody999
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 0:52    Post subject: Reply with quote
slobodan wrote:
Well, for an E4200 K3.x builds don't go above 72 Mbps download speed, with Kong 22200M it performs well at 150 Mbps.


I only have 30 Mb service. But, I'd consider Kong if I knew where to get the latest version.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 0:56    Post subject: Reply with quote
johnnyNobody999 wrote:
slobodan wrote:
Well, for an E4200 K3.x builds don't go above 72 Mbps download speed, with Kong 22200M it performs well at 150 Mbps.


I only have 30 Mb service. But, I'd consider Kong if I knew where to get the latest version.

http://desipro.de/ddwrt/K26/r22200/

As far as I know, Kong stopped with compiling his own K26 builds, so you won't get newer builds.

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Asus RT-N16 running Merlin LTS fork RT-N16_3.0.0.4_374.43_2-25E8j9527.trx with entware-ng.

2 times Asus RT-N16 running dd-wrt.v24-33772_NEWD-2_K3.x_big.bin with entware-ng

E4200 V1 running dd-wrt.v24-33772_NEWD-2_K3.x_mega-e3000.bin

3 times Linksys WRT610N V2 converted to E3000 and 1 original E3000 running dd-wrt.v24-33772_NEWD-2_K3.x_mega-e3000.bin (bridged with LAN cable)

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:31    Post subject: Reply with quote
Gameman Advanced Kid wrote:
johnnyNobody999 wrote:
Gameman Advanced Kid wrote:
get build k3 21676.

by far the BEST k3 build that brainslayer has ever made for the two linksys routers i have flashed.

ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2013/05-27-2013-r21676/broadcom_K3X-EXPERIMENTAL/dd-wrt.v24-21676_NEWD-2_K3.x_mega-e4200.bin

if your flashing fom stock linksys, flash this build and it will take you straight to k3 21676 0u0 yes.


I've already done an initial flash with dd-wrt.v24-18777_NEWD-2_K2.6_mini-e4200.bin. Do I have to roll back to factory firmware before using the firmware that you mentioned?


its ok. you can still flash straight to it. let us know how it work though Smile


The flash went OK. But, I had some trouble getting the settings to be permanant. And I setup wl1 for 5GHz N Only but I couldn't get it out of Auto frequency mode. My laptop gets a strong enough 5 GHz signal from the router but it won't associate with wl1. Here's the output of iwlist:

Cell 04 - Address: 58:6D:8F:11:DE:BE
Channel:36
Frequency:5.18 GHz (Channel 36)
Quality=67/70 Signal level=-43 dBm
Encryption key:on
ESSID:"$$$"
Bit Rates:6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s
36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
Mode:Master
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 21:02    Post subject: Reply with quote
I actively maintain a blog post that discusses what "my" recommended build for the E4200 is. Whether or not that's "the" recommended build may be a matter of discussion. Smile

http://stevejenkins.com/blog/2013/01/my-cisco-linksys-e4200-dd-wrt-settings-for-max-speed/

Short answer is that as of today, I'm still recommending 23040, along with the config suggestions in the above-linked article.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 21:17    Post subject: Reply with quote
SteveJenkins wrote:
I actively maintain a blog post that discusses what "my" recommended build for the E4200 is. Whether or not that's "the" recommended build may be a matter of discussion. Smile

http://stevejenkins.com/blog/2013/01/my-cisco-linksys-e4200-dd-wrt-settings-for-max-speed/

Short answer is that as of today, I'm still recommending 23040, along with the config suggestions in the above-linked article.


Steve consider a note for the recommendation, all builds between ~19000 and ~28880 include he openssl heartbleed bug.
I already moved my affected builds into an archive directory

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 21:21    Post subject: Reply with quote
<Kong> wrote:
Steve consider a note for the recommendation, all builds between ~19000 and ~28880 include he openssl heartbleed bug.
I already moved my affected builds into an archive directory


Great point, Kong. Do you have any user feedback for your 28880+ builds that have good reported results on an E4200? Happy to test it out and update my recommended build if it's stable!

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