how to receive notification of router firmware updates

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nightwind2018
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 19:29    Post subject: how to receive notification of router firmware updates Reply with quote
hi guys, how do I know when DD-WRT updates are available for my router. is there somewhere I can log my email, to receive a notification when the next version is released for my router?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 20:25    Post subject: Reply with quote
You look at the forum or here ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:00    Post subject: Reply with quote
many thanks and I will save the link. but I was hoping there was a way it would tell me automatically, rather than me having to remember to check.
all noted though, many thanks
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 13:48    Post subject: Reply with quote
You don't really want that. It is best to read the New Build threads for reports about your device or similar and decide if you really want to update.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 14:12    Post subject: Reply with quote
makes sense
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 23:26    Post subject: Reply with quote
Write a script to parse the FTP site. Have it email you when a new build dir is created.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:43    Post subject: Reply with quote
if I could write a script to do that, would I be asking the question in the first place? Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:05    Post subject: Reply with quote
No, If there is an update it's usually done quarterly.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:40    Post subject: Reply with quote
okey doke. many thanks
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:53    Post subject: Reply with quote
gordonhayward wrote:
No, If there is an update it's usually done quarterly.


Depends on whose builds you are following. If BS, he usually averages a new build every two weeks or so. Kong is probably more like monthly to every other month it seems. He himself said in another thread just a week or so ago that he only makes a build when the changes are important enough to warrant it.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:05    Post subject: Reply with quote
I still need to keep checking manually though, and that's the issue really.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:32    Post subject: Reply with quote
You can try the DD-WRT Companion app, you can just check to see if a new version available besides being able to manage your router(s).
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:42    Post subject: Reply with quote
Kong builds have an automatic update feature (on Administration page).
This will not get you his latest (test) build but the stable build.
As these are tested for a longer period, they are usually fine.

However it might be good practice to disable it and read the build threads first.

For what can happen with automatic updates, see the last two posts of this thread: https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=316772&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=15

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:42    Post subject: Agree Reply with quote
ATHF wrote:
You can try the DD-WRT Companion app, you can just check to see if a new version available besides being able to manage your router(s).


Agree Companion app is a great resource to know about dd-wrt updates.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 16:52    Post subject: Reply with quote
thanks Guys, I'll look into it and respond.
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