Problem with DIR-825 B1

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sunnyrose1994
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:40    Post subject: Problem with DIR-825 B1 Reply with quote
I recently got my temperamental 825 to take DD-WRT, it was an improvement no doubt. I had a hard time getting it to load, the 30/30/30 method did not work for me on various browsers, PCs, bins, you name it, it simply would not upload. So I tried to upload the build dated 7-24-13 via the Dlink interface and it worked. So now a few weeks later I tried to upgrade it to a newer version and it says it say uploads successful, it reboots, all seems well. But the top left corner still has the 7-24-13 date of the first bin as the firmware. Is this normal, or am I not doing something right?

I have searched the forum and can't find anything related to this

Thanks a lot
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Wildlion
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 16:04    Post subject: Reply with quote
try updating via the command line:
https://wiki.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Installation#Method_3:_Flashing_with_Command_Line
Alozaros
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 16:31    Post subject: Reply with quote
first....i keep repeating it 30/30/30 is only for an
old Linksys WRT routers to other routers can cause issues, in your case it puts your router in recovery position or so.... so that y its advised to use either
reset button ot software reset via GUI or command line

do in mind 825 is a problematic unit and you have to find a working build for it testing or reading the threads....
there are a lot of new build threads to go trough and there must be a specific 825 thread too...try to post/read there...

flashing trough CLI must be the most reasonable way if GUI update doest work...
good luck

new builds are here
ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/

have a look on this post there is a positive report about 825
https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=318306&start=15

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Atheros
TP-Link WR740Nv1 -----DD-WRT 44538 BS AP,NAT
TP-Link WR740Nv4 -----DD-WRT 44251 BS WAP/Switch
TP-Link WR1043NDv2 ---DD-WRT 44715 BS AP,NAT,AP Isolation,Firewall,Local DNS,Forced DNS,DoT,VPN,VLAN
TP-Link WR1043NDv2 ---DD-WRT 44772 BS AP,NAT,AD Block,Firewall,Local DNS,Forced DNS,DoT,VPN,VLAN
TP-Link WR1043NDv2 ---Gargoyle OS 1.12.0 AP,NAT,QoS,Quotas
Qualcomm/IPQ8065
Netgear R7800 -----DD-WRT 44849 BS AP,NAT,AD-Block,AP&Net Isolation,VLAN's,Firewall,Local DNS,DoT
Broadcom
Netgear R7000 -----DD-WRT 44849 BS AP,Wi-Fi OFF,NAT,AD-Block,Firewall,Local DNS,Forced DNS,DoT,VPN
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Stubby for DNS over TLS I DNSCrypt v2 by mac913
alonushhh
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Joined: 01 Aug 2019
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:18    Post subject: Reply with quote
There is an easy work around. Downgrade your DIR825 to an older firmware. I did this and was able to flash using the 30/30/30 method.

Download firmware 2.05: http://support.dlink.ca/ProductInfo.aspx?m=DIR-825

Even though the firmware says 2016, disregard. This is just the file upload date. Once you download the file/look at the readme, it's from 2010.

Now go to your DIR825 GUI, login and via the UI "upgrade" which is really downgrading to the older firmware.

Then follow the instructions here: https://wiki.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/D-Link_DIR-825

I first flashed to version 13832 and then upgraded to version 33772 as described in the upgrade section. You can find the later version here: https://download1.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/downloads/betas/2017/11-16-2017-r33772/dlink-dir825-revb/
gallo
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Joined: 07 Nov 2008
Posts: 140
Location: Spring Hill, Fl

PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 21:20    Post subject: Reply with quote
OP I also have the same router and find it very temperamental on upgrading. I have v38993 on it and it runs fine. If you get a chance and are able to upgrade it, ill be curious to see what v. runs well. Wink
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modem: arris tm1602
router: r7800 voxel 1.0.2.77sf w/ kamoj 5.3b12 addon
ap: wrt1900ac v1 bs 43136,dir-825 b1 bs41117
NAS: Iomega ix2-200 CE 4tb, Seagate 1tb usb drive
Wash your hands and DONT TOUCH YOUR FACE!!!
ian5142
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Location: Canada

PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:51    Post subject: Upgrades Reply with quote
I currently running 40400 on my 825 B1. I have not had a chance to upgrade it yet. I always upgrade via GUI. I have not had a problem in more than 6 months with upgrading.
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Atheros:
Netgear R7800 - gateway, DHCP, QoS, VPN
TP-Link Archer C7 v2 x2 - WDS AP, WDS Station
TP-Link TL-WDR3600 v1 - WDS Station
TP-Link 841nd v8 - WDS Station
D-Link 615 C1 x 4 - not used
D-Link 615 E3 x 2 - not used
D-Link 825 B1 - WDS Station
D-Link 862L A1 x2 - WDS Station
Netgear WNDR3700v2 - WDS Station
UBNT loco M2 x2 - airOS

Broadcom
Asus N66U - backup Gateway
Netgear r6300 v1 - AP
Linksys E2500 - not used
Linksys EA2700 - not used
Linksys 160N v3 x2 - not used
Netgear WNDR3700v3 - not used
MediaTek
UBNT EdgeRouter X - not used
gallo
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Posts: 140
Location: Spring Hill, Fl

PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 19:32    Post subject: Re: Upgrades Reply with quote
just installed 40400. upgrade worked fine no reset. see what happens
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modem: arris tm1602
router: r7800 voxel 1.0.2.77sf w/ kamoj 5.3b12 addon
ap: wrt1900ac v1 bs 43136,dir-825 b1 bs41117
NAS: Iomega ix2-200 CE 4tb, Seagate 1tb usb drive
Wash your hands and DONT TOUCH YOUR FACE!!!
kernel-panic69
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Location: Texas, USA

PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 20:08    Post subject: Reply with quote
Alozaros wrote:
first....i keep repeating it 30/30/30 is only for an
old Linksys WRT routers


30/30/30 is typically for Broadcom MIPS. I don't think it applies to any other MIPS platform (Atheros, IPQ, Ralink, MediaTek, etc.), but is specific to Broadcom MIPS, pretty much all of the Linksys devices, at least. Including the E and EA series routers with Broadcom MIPS CPUs. I was trying to ignore your post, but ...
alonushhh
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 20:44    Post subject: Reply with quote
That's fine you were trying to ignore, but... somehow and multiple times as well, the 30/30/30 method or perhaps the 30/30 method or some combination of it on the dlink router lands you onto the factory firmware upload page. Perhaps it's just holding the reset button for an unknown amount of time, but regardless it gets you to where you want to go. I know you don't believe it, but it's true...
alonushhh
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 20:51    Post subject: Reply with quote
Upgraded to 40400 as well, no issues.

I'm trying to set up a repeated bridge and the previous version would become unconnectable... it worked once or twice, very flaky. Hopefully I can find a good article on how to create a VAP, and hook up my 2.5 and 5ghz channels to my main router. The article I followed previously, didn't say anything about authentication to the main router with the ssid/password. And I didn't see a new client in my clients list on the main router so I assume it didn't work. If anyone has a good step by step instruction on how to create a router bridge with Atheros chips I would greatly appreciate it. Will keep on googling and fumbling till then.
kernel-panic69
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Location: Texas, USA

PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 20:52    Post subject: Reply with quote
alonushhh wrote:
That's fine you were trying to ignore, but...


I wasn't directing my comment at you..... Rolling Eyes
ian5142
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Posts: 2156
Location: Canada

PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:50    Post subject: Wiki Reply with quote
This explains all of the wireless router modes: https://wiki.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Linking_Routers

Visual table of that is here: https://wiki.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Repeating_Mode_Comparisons#Router_Mode_Comparison_Table

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Before asking a question on the forums, update dd-wrt: Where do I download firmware? I suggest reading it all.

Some dd-wrt wiki pages are up to date, others are not. PM me if you find an old one, I am trying to update them.

Atheros:
Netgear R7800 - gateway, DHCP, QoS, VPN
TP-Link Archer C7 v2 x2 - WDS AP, WDS Station
TP-Link TL-WDR3600 v1 - WDS Station
TP-Link 841nd v8 - WDS Station
D-Link 615 C1 x 4 - not used
D-Link 615 E3 x 2 - not used
D-Link 825 B1 - WDS Station
D-Link 862L A1 x2 - WDS Station
Netgear WNDR3700v2 - WDS Station
UBNT loco M2 x2 - airOS

Broadcom
Asus N66U - backup Gateway
Netgear r6300 v1 - AP
Linksys E2500 - not used
Linksys EA2700 - not used
Linksys 160N v3 x2 - not used
Netgear WNDR3700v3 - not used
MediaTek
UBNT EdgeRouter X - not used
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