Best firmware/build for R7800

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DaDave
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 13:35    Post subject: Best firmware/build for R7800 Reply with quote
Hi all

since I had trouble with my TP-Link I got a brand new R7800. I tried to search in the board but did not find good answer to the question which is the best firmware for my new router.

I want to use it for routing/gateway, OpenVPN, AD-blocking, and what ever I find to be usefull.

can you may answer me the following questions?

Kong or BS and why?
std or mega builds?
which beta build is the best regarding features/stability?
where to download it? Smile

Thanks!

ps, I also take tips on how to search this forum efficiently Smile


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mrjcd
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 14:27    Post subject: Re: Best firmware/build for R7800 Reply with quote
DaDave wrote:
which is the best firmware for my new router

I see this all time in these forums and it is really a silly question.
It most likely depends on what you are doing with it, your ISP, connection speed, and what you want to do.
Using DD-WRT is usually a little learning experience for your particular setup.
DaDave wrote:
Kong or BR and why?

I assume you mean Kong or BS (Brainslayer) builds.
That depends on what you are wanting to do ---
DaDave wrote:
std or mega builds?

There is only first install 'factory-to-ddwrt.img' and the 'dd-wrt-webupgrade.bin' for that router.
Kong builds have the name like 'R7800-factory-to-ddwrt.img' and 'ddwrt-netgear-R7800.bin'
DaDave wrote:
which beta build is the best regarding features/stability?

many people will tell you different things --- you need to find out youself
DaDave wrote:
where to download it?

Kong for the R7800 can be found here--
http://desipro.de/ddwrt/K3-AC-IPQ806X/
BS builds can be found here --
https://download1.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/downloads/betas/
DaDave wrote:
tips on how to search this forum efficiently

easiest way is use Google. Put 'dd-wrt' in front of whatever subject you are searching for.

You should read all 'New Build' posts before installing that build on your router just to see what others say.
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bushant
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 15:35    Post subject: Reply with quote
I am not even sure BS factory-to-ddwrt.img image file will even work.

Apparently did not work for the R7500v2 which is a similar router.
https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=320218

If current files do not work maybe something older is required to start out with DD-WRT std.

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DaDave
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:03    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi,

thanks for the fast reply.


I have already read a lot but since R7800 Kong and BS are the most common strings in this forum it is really complicated to find some (even via google).

I am kindly asking you to share your experience and may recommend a build you are using on your R7800.

thx
Per Yngve Berg
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 13:00    Post subject: Reply with quote
You haven't told us the speed of your Internet connection?
DaDave
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 16:55    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi,

oh, you are right. I have 50 Mit down and 20 MBit up from netCologne a local provider.


I just installed the latest Kong build (Firmware: DD-WRT v3.0-r39855M kongat (05/25/19)) which seem to work good for now.

Thx to bushant, the instructions in your link made it easy to install!

Ad blocking works well already I am just trying to get my openVPN working again.

Cheers, Da Dave
Per Yngve Berg
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 20:00    Post subject: Reply with quote
This is a K4.9 build, but you will not notice any problems with QOS at that speed.
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