New Builds on 1200 & 1900 V1's

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 22:50    Post subject: New Builds on 1200 & 1900 V1's Reply with quote
I have come to the conclusion that for my applications upgrading to newer builds on my 1200 & 1900's is a waste of time and patience.
It is not that the builds are not an improvement for VPN users and newer device securities, but in view of these enhancements older devices become erratic. Manufacturers of older generation devices are reluctant to upgrade their firmware as they wouldn't be able to sell new hardware.
The newer builds appear to work fine on my 3200's with only minor problems and usually there are workarounds, such as for esp8266 devices, but for the old 1200 and 1900 it is a washout.
For almost a year now I have been having weird connection problems on my 1200 and 1900's where devices would randomly disconnect and re-connect. Also periodically the routers would execute a reboot for no apparent reason. Initially I thought that maybe it was a power problem being rural, but even by stabilizing power with UPS and other mods the problem still occurred although not as frequent. Remote monitoring of the syslog only indicated the repeated disconnect/re-connects and never any specific fault.
Given the lack of cause I reverted all 1900's and 1200 back to r35898 which still had the old security settings in place. My 3200's are still on r40009 and seem to function correctly. The only entries I see now in syslog are for the group handshake which I set to once a day and the occasional disconnect/re-connect of the esp8266 devices which is attributed to loss of internet connection as I am running a very slow DSL line and when downloading the devices are unbale to do updates to their remote servers in China or wherever.
Since downgrading to r35898 I have not had an unscheduled reboot except for routers not on UPS during a power failure.
I am not sure r35898 is the best build for most applications and would like to hear from others if they have suggestions. Keeping in mind that I believe r35898 was the last build before the addition of the newer security protocols.
As I did indicate, I have no idea how this build operates with VPBN or other new features but for me it seems great.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 17:18    Post subject: Reply with quote
I completely agree.

I'll be sticking with r40134 on my WRT1900AC v1 until a build that flashes to both partitions is released, which may never happen.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 18:50    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yemble wrote:
I completely agree.

I'll be sticking with r40134 on my WRT1900AC v1 until a build that flashes to both partitions is released, which may never happen.


FYI

https://svn.dd-wrt.com/ticket/6782#comment:1

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 18:58    Post subject: Reply with quote
gufus wrote:
Yemble wrote:
I completely agree.

I'll be sticking with r40134 on my WRT1900AC v1 until a build that flashes to both partitions is released, which may never happen.


FYI

https://svn.dd-wrt.com/ticket/6782#comment:1

I'm not holding my breath, since something else will probably have been broken as a result, however, let's wait and see...

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 19:30    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'm sure you meant https://svn.dd-wrt.com/ticket/6782#comment:3 <-- guess we'll see in the next release that drops.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 19:59    Post subject: Reply with quote
kernel-panic69 wrote:
I'm sure you meant https://svn.dd-wrt.com/ticket/6782#comment:3 <-- guess we'll see in the next release that drops.

Yep Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 22:36    Post subject: Reply with quote
So im just currious for the sake of asking.... after coming in and catching up after work here......

Did anyone get this man some serial logs?? imean it would be kinda messed up everyone complaining and so on and always asking of him but when he asks the community for something nothing happens??

Humor me... did someone get the man some logs?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 16:27    Post subject: Reply with quote
PIZZEDMEOFF wrote:

Humor me... did someone get the man some logs?


I'm not very experienced with all the ins and outs of new firmware. I wait till more experienced (or more daring) users report back before I install a new version.

How does someone give logs from a router that's bricked? Smile


I've loaded a couple of the newer firmware on partition 1 of my 1900acs v1 after successful reports. Just to see what's new. I'd like to run the Cake QoS discipline but have been returning to r40009 because of various bugs.

The referenced bug report looks promising if BS has got the firmware size down so it will install on either partition again.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 20:32    Post subject: Reply with quote
ellick wrote:
The referenced bug report looks promising if BS has got the firmware size down so it will install on either partition again.

Agree, with reservations. I hope trimming the size didn't involve giving up code that matters. I'd hate to see the DNSCrypt system disappear, for example. It's been without an enable button in the GUI for awhile.

I suspect there are some features that are quite obsolete and essentially never used anymore. Not sure how to identify them though.

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