Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 23:58 Post subject: Buffalo WZR-1750DHP Issues - Best Firmware?
I've had a Buffalo WZR-1750DHP running for a few years running various versions of dd-wrt.
Connection is 400mbit Virgin Media in the UK - SuperHub in Modem Mode.
Over the last 12 months any upgrades to newer firmwares usually causes the router to crash after around 20 mins. I previously hadn't don't a proper factory reset/wipe/erase and upgraded without erasing - bad idea I know.
I found that firmware kong 36070M was the last one I could find in a download folder that was stable(ish). Until today where the router has been a nightmare and I eventually gave in and did a full factory reset after "saving" all my important settings (literally saved the settings pages as HTML pages).
Service - mac addresses to IPs (around 35)
Port forwards - (around 20)
WiFi - same SSID for 2.4 and 5, plus an extra virtual 2.4 AP.
Since then I have tried the main version on the download page (37305) and copied my settings across (not an nvram restore - effectively manually typed it all in) - that crashed after about 20-30 mins.
No SSH, no internet, no webui, could ping the router for a while, then that went down.
Tried Kong 8th June Test - same result.
Currently running BS 40048 and I'm at 23 mins.... I'll report back if that dies.
I don't believe any of my settings would cause these crashes. They're nothing special or exotic.
I did find since trying to upgrade my speeds are now much better, I couldn't hit the 400mbit, I can now. But that's no use if the router dies after 20-30 mins!