WNDR3700V4 Firmware choices?

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KitsuneFoxie
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 23:47    Post subject: WNDR3700V4 Firmware choices? Reply with quote
I have an old WNDR3700v4 that was replaced by a Netgears X4S

Right now it's being used as a wifi AP and ethernet hub. All other functions are disabled such as routing etc.

But, I've had a look round the forums and i cannot tell what firmware i can put on it. Whether a default DD-wrt firmware, or a Kong build or brainslayer, or something.

I don't need every feature, Just a lightweight build that is easy on the underpowered 600mhz processor.

I just don't know what build to use.
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tatsuya46
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:35    Post subject: Reply with quote
just stick with ddwrt.. and theres only 1 build for it, theres no kong builds for it. just a ap and switch is light as it is, assuming firewall/dns/dhcp, etc is off, even https remote assess off for http only (as its probably on the internal network anyway)
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BrainSlayer wrote:
we just do it since we do not like any restrictions enforced by stupid cocaine snorting managers

[x86_64] Haswell i3-4150 ------------> DD-WRT v3.0-r42015 std
[QUALCOMM] R7800 ------------------> DD-WRT v3.0-r42015 std
[QUALCOMM] DIR-862L --------------> DD-WRT v3.0-r42015 std
[QUALCOMM] DIR-862L --------------> DD-WRT v3.0-r42015 std
[QUALCOMM] WNDR4300 v1 --------> DD-WRT v3.0-r42015 std
▲ ACTIVE / INACTIVE ▼
[BROADCOM] DIR-860L A1 ----------> DD-WRT v3.0-r41631 std


If you use DSLReports please enable hi-res bufferbloat.


Sigh.. why do i exist anyway..
jmmilner
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:47    Post subject: Reply with quote
I've been happy with DD-WRT v3.0-r30082 std (07/01/16) for the last three years as my main router. Nothing fancy, just a firewall, DDNS, dual-band AP, ethernet switch, and some MAC IP reservations.

I should upgrade to get some of the security fixes but doubt I'd have the need or the 3700 would have the horsepower for much more.

By default ddwrt firmware I assume you mean the version the the router database point to, which as far as I can tell is one and the same as brainslayer's latest beta.
tatsuya46
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:04    Post subject: Reply with quote
jmmilner wrote:
(07/01/16)


lots of wifi fixes ur missing there..

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BrainSlayer wrote:
we just do it since we do not like any restrictions enforced by stupid cocaine snorting managers

[x86_64] Haswell i3-4150 ------------> DD-WRT v3.0-r42015 std
[QUALCOMM] R7800 ------------------> DD-WRT v3.0-r42015 std
[QUALCOMM] DIR-862L --------------> DD-WRT v3.0-r42015 std
[QUALCOMM] DIR-862L --------------> DD-WRT v3.0-r42015 std
[QUALCOMM] WNDR4300 v1 --------> DD-WRT v3.0-r42015 std
▲ ACTIVE / INACTIVE ▼
[BROADCOM] DIR-860L A1 ----------> DD-WRT v3.0-r41631 std


If you use DSLReports please enable hi-res bufferbloat.


Sigh.. why do i exist anyway..
jmmilner
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:43    Post subject: Reply with quote
Good to know.

I don't make heavy use of WiFi - everything that has an ethernet jack is hardwired: Raspberry Pis, Arduinos, printers, desktops, laptops, and NAS. WIFi is for my phone and a pair of vintage iPads.

Some long weekend I'll try a recent version - any favorites?
conation
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 16:41    Post subject: Reply with quote
Just to clarify, what is the current most appropriate build version to use on the WNDR3700V4?

The wiki still lists 33555 (10-20-2017)
https://wiki.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Netgear_WNDR3700

The router database lists much more updated versions (eg, r40559, 8-6-2019), but I've also seen in the firmware FAQ that you should not use the router database to download firmware.

So, which is the best version to use?
tatsuya46
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 16:52    Post subject: Reply with quote
latest, wiki needs updating (i was doing it, seems no one took over)
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LATEST FIRMWARE(S) || Qualcomm Atheros Wi-Fi Settings Guide || Qualcomm Atheros Repeating

BrainSlayer wrote:
we just do it since we do not like any restrictions enforced by stupid cocaine snorting managers

[x86_64] Haswell i3-4150 ------------> DD-WRT v3.0-r42015 std
[QUALCOMM] R7800 ------------------> DD-WRT v3.0-r42015 std
[QUALCOMM] DIR-862L --------------> DD-WRT v3.0-r42015 std
[QUALCOMM] DIR-862L --------------> DD-WRT v3.0-r42015 std
[QUALCOMM] WNDR4300 v1 --------> DD-WRT v3.0-r42015 std
▲ ACTIVE / INACTIVE ▼
[BROADCOM] DIR-860L A1 ----------> DD-WRT v3.0-r41631 std


If you use DSLReports please enable hi-res bufferbloat.


Sigh.. why do i exist anyway..
conation
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 17:15    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks, I just got the most recent build (r40723) installed and everything is working great so far.

https://download1.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/downloads/betas/2019/08-21-2019-r40723/netgear-wndr3700v4/
KitsuneFoxie
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 13:37    Post subject: Reply with quote
Sorry for being away for so long. so just put the one conation has shown on the router? Is there anything like mini, mega or whatever builds? I just want it to be able to do better with being bogged down.

I am not entirely sure of the benefits over AP mode on netgear, over AP mode on DD-wrt.
Will it not bog down so much?

But yeah. Its got no firewall or anything turn ed on, it's just an ethernet hub with wifi right now.

It plugs into the main router which is a R7800X4S Nighthawk.
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