How often do you flash DD-WRT?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 19:52    Post subject: How often do you flash DD-WRT? Reply with quote
I'm just curious how often everyone flashes a new build of DD-WRT on there router.
Personally, I think every couple months is good. Overall, it tends to allow me to get any new security fixes and features while I'm not over flashing the chip and I can usually avoid the rare bugs that occasionally pop up.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 20:49    Post subject: Reply with quote
hmm, it depends if i follow svn line to be aware of the progress, and i know how to unbrick my units...yep i do it quite often...i don't care about warned out flash chip ,as they are good enough to last a long time...
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:45    Post subject: Reply with quote
Services like "WAN Traffic Counter" and "JFFS2 Support" do write to internal flash and I don't use these services.

As for updating firmware it depends on the services used and keeping the security of the services up to update.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 22:12    Post subject: Reply with quote
I do mine based on time/convenience. Sometimes I have things going on and cannot be down, but other times I have plenty of time or I see a new update that I want.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:28    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'm in the habit lately of timing my upgrades when certain key things are fixed. It would be great if we could land on a "0" or "5" and only have a beta release once a month and a stable release once a quarter.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 17:43    Post subject: Reply with quote
Generally I'm flash version to version. Sometimes I have soft brick on my device. I must back to last stable version. Generally I'm update my device as soon as is possible. Then I can test the newest builds. DD-WRT is advantageous project for me.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 21:38    Post subject: Reply with quote
Fascinating range of responses developing here.

I upgrade only every six months to a year, because I have to upgrade five routers, three of which have to be upgraded and tested remotely - they are not nearby - without being offline for any extended period. It's all kind of a high-stakes game, and it eats a lot of my time, especially as I feel I have to be fairly thorough with testing. It's the time commitment that keeps me from upgrading more often.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 23:04    Post subject: Reply with quote
Me probably once or twice a year. Networking tech terms have got out of my knowledge these days, let alone monitoring the SVN...
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