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servicetech
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:22    Post subject: Recommended Firmware For Low Memory Routers Reply with quote
Collecting some info about different atheros devices at one topic that helps to decide what beta build should be used for a specific atheros device when migrating from stock firmware to dd-wrt on low end devices with limited flash and memory.
The version should match following criteria:
1. long term working as router, access point, repeater (client & VAP) configurations
2. no speed decrease on longer uptime / without reboot
3. no WLAN connection issues may include minor WLAN setting changes to work with some clients /environments
4. if you have a different device / build suggestion as already recommend version post a note on benefit of this version and install (web/cli)

downgrade/upgrade/reset to your suggested version should work from the previous recommendation without bricking the device

I know that there are sometimes recommendations for specific devices around

build specific recommendations posted:

Do NOT flash directly from openwrt/similar firmware to dd-wrt, reset your installed firmware first and go back to factory firmware carefully read instructions for your device.
Direct flashing is known to brick routers like Archer C7 (v2-v5) and others. Check your hardware version (US or International/Global/EU) first.


r40559 build from database with lots of issues don't perform setup, update the factory clean r40559 build to r40750 first.


Do NOT flash r41027 on these devices! If you already flashed this build with GUI issues, do NOT reset to factory settings
revert firmware to the working build you had before r41027 or a recommended version
see as example
https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=321282
or
https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=1056400

avoid builds r406xx to r40723 reset button accidental disabled, if GUI reset and telnet does not work you run into problem to reset / nvram erase settings

builds r401xx and r40890 to r41379 have bugged GUI (Reset, Upgrade not working) you should only install such a build if there is a QoS improvment applicable you despirate need, but you have to reset or update/downgrade within the telnet/ssh shell.

r41418, r41459 the GUI is working again (Reset and Upgrade)
-> additional WPA3 config in wireless security
-> less free RAM, check for low memory issues

r41468 and some following use updated kernel introducing unusable or instable wlan on some devices. Build r42514, r42819 and some following builds seem more stable with wlan on some dual band routers. Check the build thread postings regarding WLAN issues for your model and version.

r442xx and newer bs implemented new qca based wifi drivers, replacing the candelatech. These wifi drivers need adaptation so this is a work in progress atm. Usability depends on the wifi chips used, read carefully the build thread for info regarding your device before flashing a r442xx or newer build. If you try such build please post (wifi) issues on the corresponding build thread. The new wifi driver may need different default settings to start configuration gateway/router/client :
Wireless Network Mode -> Mixed , Channel Width -> Dynamic

r448xx to r451xx not usable on a lot of (budget) devices, BS changed Wifi drivers again and is cleaning/optimizing code inside GUI and system, this is a work in progress introducing new issues read carefully the posts in the build thread. Do not use them for migration from stock to dd-wrt or update on common budget devices like C7 /A7. Last usable is r44715 (read recommendations for known good builds)

WOL (WakeOnLan) removed on 4M builds newer than r40439

No OpenVPN on 4M builds (you need device with 8+ M flash, for decent vpn speed a dual core > 1 Ghz CPU is required, depending on your ISP speed)

broken https support for WebGUI on 4M builds

build r33375 and older cannot be upgraded by WebUI, you need to install firmware by shell or revert to factory firmware, reset settings and install newer build factory to dd-wrt.
-> https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=311642


Device specific recommendations posted:

TP-Link TL-WR940N(D)v3-v6 / TL-WR941N(D)v6
recommendend version r40750
reported working r40863, r43516, r44213
4 port switch needs additional VLAN setting

TP-Link WR940N v2.x/WR941ND v5.x (unsupported hardware)
- later hardware with AR9341 required
- only try this on a spare device
Kryptex patched build of WR841 v8 factory-to-ddwrt
updated with r41791 from WR841ND v8

TP-Link TL-MR3420v1
recommended version r39956
reported last working r42617

TP-Link TL-WR740N v1
reported working version r39761, r42819

TP-Link TL-WR740N v4
recommendend version r40750
reported working r39761, r41686, r41791, r43845

TP-Link TL-WR741ND v4
reported working version r37305, r39761

TP-Link TL-WR743ND v1
reported working version r43800

TP-Link TL-WR841ND v8
recommendend version r40750
reported working Modem PPPoE Gateway r37961
reported working version r41791

TP-Link TL-WR841ND v9
recommended version r40750
reported working Modem PPPoE Gateway r37961
reported working AP mode version r39761, r42514

TP-Link TL-WR841ND v10
recommended version r37961
recommended AP version r40750
reported working version r39761, r42514,r42602

TP-Link TL-WR841ND v11
recommended version client repeater r37961
recommended AP version r40750

TP-Link TL-WR842ND v2
recommended version r40750
reported working version r39761, r42602

TP-Link TL-WR1043ND V1.x
recommended version r41813
reported working version r42819, r43471

TP-Link TL-WR1043ND V2.x
recommended version r39761
reported working version r41813, r42819

TP-Link TL-WA901ND v3
recommended version r38347

Linksys WRT160NL
recommended version r40750
reported working version r44406

D-Link DIR-615 I1
reported working version r35034

D-Link DIR-615 E3,E4
factory-to-dd-wrt version r29059 followed by update
recommended version r40750
reported working version r40900, r41813
last running build r42617

D-Link DIR-632 A
reported working version r39144

D-Link DIR-869 A1
reported working version r43443

D-Link DIR-825 B1
reported working version r43904 std

D-Link DIR-862L
recommended version r41113

TP-Link TL-WDR3600 v1
PPPoE recommended versions r29519, r36808
reported working Gateway/Router version r43099
rem :Require FULL RESET and DO NOT Restore the setting from backup, 5Ghz LED may not work, dual band working, CPU load ok

TP-Link Archer C7 v2 (not really low mem but low cpu)
recommended version r41791
reported good builds r41113, r41379
openVPN speed ~10Mbit (max. 14Mbit peak)
QoS issue try build r44715

TP-Link Archer C7 v5 (not really low mem but low cpu)
recommended version r41791
reported good build r41113
last working build r44715

La Fonera 2100 (flash always with TFTP or FonFlash app from Gargoyle)
recommended version r40750
reported working r41459, r42819

La Fonera 2201 (fonera+)
recommended version r43443

Usage info:

Avoid QoS on a single low speed core 32M RAM device
you need as much free RAM as possible and build r40527 or older, recommended hardware upgrade for modern internet speeds, check the build threads for info.
Devices with >32M RAM :
-> QoS Problem on old build try HTB+PIE r44715, r44849 (possible wifi issue)
You will see ~20% speed decrease compared without QoS

On some TP-Link internal 4 port (100Mbit) LAN switch chips the LAN <-> LAN port communication does not work out of the box (destination unreachable), only LAN and WLAN -> WAN (internet) is working. (Check that if you use a LAN port on a WR84x or WR94x based AP for uplink)

known working fix for TP-Link (WR84x and WR94x models):
-> goto Administration - Commands, enter/copy the 3 following commands into the Commands box:

swconfig dev switch0 set reset 1
swconfig dev switch0 set enable_vlan 1
swconfig dev switch0 set apply

Select "Save Startup" button and reboot device.

On WLAN issues:

don't use auto channel
-> 2.4G with lot of autochannel routers around you may end with a bunch of channelhopping routers.
-> 5G autochannel may select a channel not supported by some clients
use n (or better) supporting wlan clients, see ***
avoid using old b (11Mbit) or g (54Mbit) only hardware mixed with n on same device **
avoid clients with weak WLAN signal connection (i.e USB WLAN Sticks with internal antenna or by location), relocate your device if possible or upgrade with external antenna / repeater/ powerline.

on 5 Ghz

start with channel 36 or 44 (less used at your location) and 40Mhz on success try auto or 80Mhz. On some builds the WebUI is allowing invalid settings. Check that you choose a valid combination with VHT80: 36+UU,40+UL,44+LU,48+LL are valid nonDFS settings.
see https://svn.dd-wrt.com/ticket/5699

80Mhz configurations:
-> builds prior to r42174 UI setting of base & extension channel setting often differ from activated channels on 5G
-> builds from r42174 to r42359 UI selected extension channels may be opposite to activated ext. channels
-> builds starting with r42542 the UI setting should match the used settings.
Both WebUI issues -> high possibility resulting in invalid 80Mhz settings for (some) clients. You should verify that you get a valid channel combination activated, use a wifi scanner tool on a 2+ antenna 80Mhz wifi client (pc/laptop preferred)

on 2.4 Ghz:

start with 1 or 6 or 11 (select channel that is surrounded from external WLAN's with the weakest signal, giving best possible space to external WLAN's with the highest signal and 20Mhz (full), with N only clients at 40Mhz (Wide)

Set wireless network mode to NG-Mixed (newest builds need Mixed) and

"Short GI" enabled for speed with all n and newer (144/150+ Mbit) clients**
"Short Preamble" enabled (for every g, n and ac cappable hardware/driver except historic b 11 Mbit clients)
"WMM support" enabled (optimize handling) nessesary for faster speeds with n or newer
"Noise Immunity" disabled (for compatibility with non Atheros/Qualcomm WLAN clients)
"Airtime Fairness" disabled if all your WLAN clients get a decent signal and speed compared to the max. supported on the hardware you may not need/use that support for weak/very slow clients, try disabled and enabled and compare speed on crucial clients, enabled it could break connection to some less compatible (IoT) devices


**"Short GI" disabled (compatibility to b/g only (54 Mbit) clients.
"Short GI" disabled AND "Short Preamble" disabled compatibility to b only (11 Mbit) clients.


***n clients reporting 72Mbit max do not use a second antenna stream or 40Mhz, check the hardware description and driver settings. Devices with small cases, cheap n, ac WLAN adapters, a lot of mobile phones and USB WLAN sticks use only one antenna (1x1) for 2.4G (max. 150Mbit/40Mhz) or 5G (max. 150Mbit/40Mhz, 300Mbit/80Mhz).


Use the same wireless security setting and shared key compatible to 2.4 AND 5 ghz clients:

WPA2 (Personal) CCMP-128 AES

40 Mhz Wide Take note that the Wide extension channel (4 channel upper or lower) is not used by a strong external WLAN

don`t go beyond 10-15 concurrent WLAN connections on a standard (single core) router, you may need to split connections to a second device at a different location.

In real world in my not crowded live environment (10m/32 feet away from router, same room) the 2.4 Ghz WLAN N 300Mbit/s connected to common Wifi Adapters (2x2) speed is max around 85Mbit/s, so nothing is broken if you cannot exceed that speed. There are a few (notebook) Wifi adpaters using 3 internal antenna, that may go close/beyond 100Mbit/s conneted with 450Mbit (3x3) or better router, but they are rare.


additional info:

upgrade/downgrade from/to much older build (some month or previous year) , check that telnet and ssh access possible before flashing, the WebUI access may fail, and it is nessesary to reset settings from shell.


downgraded from r 40863 to r40750 because of low memory issue* temporary on my router
*If the router gets idle (LAN ports inactive, WLAN clients inactive-> nightly, early morning) the system allocates additional RAM, it some cases it could crash, then go to older build with more free RAM.If you have always active (LAN) clients connected, memory allocation seems ok.
-> try build r39761

if you have wifi connection issue on r39xxx build with atheros 94xx client not able to connect to WPA2 128 bit AES secured WLAN router update to r40750

PS: I added a chip heatsink to the CPU to keep CPU on low temp because TP_link did not apply a heatsink, and the CPU got really hot at install location.


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Alozaros
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:59    Post subject: Reply with quote
well..low flash memory devices are obsolete..and they are capable to perform, basic stuff only, with very limited capabilities not been able to sustain a modern
WAN speeds...

i haven't seen any positive outputs on the new builds threads regarding those units for an ages....
hmmm, do we know what is your device??....is it supported...at all..???
For all those needs above, you need a more capable device than a low flash size router...

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

good router's Netgear R6400, R7000, R7800...

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TP-Link WR740Nv1 -----DD-WRT 45993 BS AP,NAT
TP-Link WR740Nv4 -----DD-WRT 44251 BS WAP/Switch
TP-Link WR1043NDv2 ---DD-WRT 46316 BS AP,NAT,AP Isolation,Ad-Block,Firewall,Local DNS,Forced DNS,DoT,VPN,VLAN
TP-Link WR1043NDv2 ---DD-WRT 46166 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 46259 BS AP,NAT,AD-Block,AP&Net Isolation,VLAN's,Firewall,Local DNS,DoT
Broadcom
Netgear R7000 -----DD-WRT 46259 BS AP,Wi-Fi OFF,NAT,AD-Block,Firewall,Local DNS,Forced DNS,VLAN's,DoT,VPN
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 13:33    Post subject: Reply with quote
if your device is :
tl-mr3420v1 use r39956
tl-wr940ndv6 use r40863
after that build / latest have a problem with webgui that i found. Rolling Eyes
servicetech
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 13:53    Post subject: Reply with quote
Alozaros wrote:
well..low flash memory devices are obsolete..and they are capable to perform, basic stuff only, with very limited capabilities not been able to sustain a modern
WAN speeds...

i haven't seen any positive outputs on the new builds threads regarding those units for an ages....
hmmm, do we know what is your device??....is it supported...at all..???
For all those needs above, you need a more capable device than a low flash size router...

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

good router's Netgear R6400, R7000, R7800...


Thank you for quick response.
My intension is to spend a "second live" for those devices with aged/limited manufacturer firmware. Buying new hi end hardware was never a problem and their firmware is supported by the manufacturer for some time. All the todays "good" routers will be low flash memory devices in a few years.

If a quite new device is not working as expected a warranty exchange or a refund is the way to go for me.
I own a TP Link TL-WR941ND v6, that was now replaced by a 5Ghz capable router/access point. Laying around the device was a first choice for visiting the dd-wrt world.
The WR941ND has changeable antenna, more LAN ports than the small repeater with internal antenna it replaces now on the second floor. The performance increased and the WLAN coverage is better. Why put the router into trash ?

TL-WR941ND v6 (2,4 ghz only, 450M WLAN, 32 MB RAM, 4M flash, 4 100M ports) running on build 40863. It's now used for mobile devices and a tv/printer wire connected.
My decision to start with a 39944 build bypassing later builds due to the limited hardware because I could not find a common recommended beta version for this device here. The r40863 seems more RAM memory friendly compared to r39944


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 14:30    Post subject: Reply with quote
kretex wrote:
if your device is :
tl-mr3420v1 use r39956
tl-wr940ndv6 use r40863
after that build / latest have a problem with webgui that i found. Rolling Eyes


Thank you very much. Appreciate your info

The tl-wr941ndv6 has the same CPU TP9343 (750 MHz) 32 M RAM and 4M flash size compared to tl-wr940ndv6. Did you upgrade from older versions and what was the benefit of the r40863 ?

Someone else with a wr940v3-v6/941v6 with dd-wrt with a recommendation ?

Newer build does not mean better/more stable.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 14:44    Post subject: Reply with quote
nope, there is no such an animal, new builds could be anything...from a stable to a brick...
depends what for ..if its for a repeater or WAP
than any working build will do..dont need to update..

if you are running DNSmasq stuff on an Edge (Gateway) router and ect, than you need to look at the updates in svn first, if your router is concerned to worth updating...

p.s. yep those units are excellent WAP/switch, but nothing else...those few with 700Mhz + CPU can do
a light AP, (Gateway) stuff depend on ISP speed, and
number of client's...
No VPN on those units !!

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Atheros
TP-Link WR740Nv1 -----DD-WRT 45993 BS AP,NAT
TP-Link WR740Nv4 -----DD-WRT 44251 BS WAP/Switch
TP-Link WR1043NDv2 ---DD-WRT 46316 BS AP,NAT,AP Isolation,Ad-Block,Firewall,Local DNS,Forced DNS,DoT,VPN,VLAN
TP-Link WR1043NDv2 ---DD-WRT 46166 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 46259 BS AP,NAT,AD-Block,AP&Net Isolation,VLAN's,Firewall,Local DNS,DoT
Broadcom
Netgear R7000 -----DD-WRT 46259 BS AP,Wi-Fi OFF,NAT,AD-Block,Firewall,Local DNS,Forced DNS,VLAN's,DoT,VPN
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servicetech
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 14:58    Post subject: Reply with quote
Alozaros wrote:
nope, there is no such an animal, new builds could be anything...from a stable to a brick...
depends what for ..if its for a repeater or WAP
than any working build will do..dont need to update..

if you are running DNSmasq stuff on an Edge (Gateway) router and ect, than you need to look at the updates in svn first, if your router is concerned to worth updating...

p.s. yep those units are excellent WAP/switch, but nothing else...those few with 700Mhz + CPU can do
a light AP, (Gateway) stuff depend on ISP speed, and
number of client's...
No VPN on those units !!


Appreciate your comment.
No space for VPN on my devices flash and no power on the CPU . WR941NDv6 and similar WR940v3-v6 devices are good for the 50M down/10M or 100M down/40M up vectoring lines as access point or repeater behind the main router.
The user experience of dd-wrt is better if you start into dd-wrt with a known good or a recommended build for a specific device, avoiding latest builds and build related bricks. Do you agree ?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 21:12    Post subject: Reply with quote
WR941NDv6 and similar WR940v3-v6 are for those
speeds
...this is true...
than, as i said looking for a stable build, its a try'n'err...
do you know, how to recover if it bricks...
than you can try any build...

if you don't read svn and don't follow the threads,
than you relay on someone to be a "kind hearted"..and
tell you "yep this build is stable" ..and than, it turns up, it was stable for his set up, but not for yours...all builds in constant beta stage...

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Atheros
TP-Link WR740Nv1 -----DD-WRT 45993 BS AP,NAT
TP-Link WR740Nv4 -----DD-WRT 44251 BS WAP/Switch
TP-Link WR1043NDv2 ---DD-WRT 46316 BS AP,NAT,AP Isolation,Ad-Block,Firewall,Local DNS,Forced DNS,DoT,VPN,VLAN
TP-Link WR1043NDv2 ---DD-WRT 46166 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 46259 BS AP,NAT,AD-Block,AP&Net Isolation,VLAN's,Firewall,Local DNS,DoT
Broadcom
Netgear R7000 -----DD-WRT 46259 BS AP,Wi-Fi OFF,NAT,AD-Block,Firewall,Local DNS,Forced DNS,VLAN's,DoT,VPN
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servicetech
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 21:49    Post subject: Reply with quote
Alozaros wrote:
WR941NDv6 and similar WR940v3-v6 are for those
speeds
...this is true...
than, as i said looking for a stable build, its a try'n'err...


...recommendations from other owners of similar devices may help to choose a build to start with ...

Did someone try more recent builds as mentioned in these posts on any 4M flash/32M RAM devices that are usable/stable running as AP or router ?
Or just stay away and buy better hardware?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:28    Post subject: Re: recommended beta version for low memory devices Reply with quote
Thanks for sharing,

Confirm r40750 and r40863
work best on WR941ndv3 and WR740nv4
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:50    Post subject: Reply with quote
i use almost the last builds on my 740v4, v1 both working as it should, they are even better... Wink ..
But to remind you!!
Do not flash your unit, if you do not know how to recover it Wink last builds in my sig work well for basic setup or WAP...

well, some ppl complain about certain thing always...so beta is beta...!

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Atheros
TP-Link WR740Nv1 -----DD-WRT 45993 BS AP,NAT
TP-Link WR740Nv4 -----DD-WRT 44251 BS WAP/Switch
TP-Link WR1043NDv2 ---DD-WRT 46316 BS AP,NAT,AP Isolation,Ad-Block,Firewall,Local DNS,Forced DNS,DoT,VPN,VLAN
TP-Link WR1043NDv2 ---DD-WRT 46166 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 46259 BS AP,NAT,AD-Block,AP&Net Isolation,VLAN's,Firewall,Local DNS,DoT
Broadcom
Netgear R7000 -----DD-WRT 46259 BS AP,Wi-Fi OFF,NAT,AD-Block,Firewall,Local DNS,Forced DNS,VLAN's,DoT,VPN
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 16:16    Post subject: Reply with quote
Alozaros wrote:
I use almost the last builds on my 740v4, v1 both working as it should, they are even better... Wink ..


Thank you for your info. Please share some more comment on:
r42054 / r42132 "they are even better ..."
whats the benefit on these builds you encountered on your WR740N (350Mhz CPU / 150M WLAN) as both versions are 4M flash and 32M RAM device ? The WR940NDv3-v6/WR941NDv6 with the 750Mhz CPU and 450M WLAN seem to be minimum requirement for "standard lines" to me ....
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 17:48    Post subject: Reply with quote
hmm can i define "better"...
better GUI access, https support as well some new fixes...you can have a look on SVN if you follow it...

To be honest i stayed on an old build for those units
for a long time, as WAP/switch mode doesn't need a new updates...
currently updated those out of curiosity...and they work with my minimum set up...one as a WAP the other is a Gateway with basic set up...

as far as WR940NDv3-v6/WR941NDv6 i don't know how the development goes this days, but my encounter with a friend WR940 series was equal to stay away from those...was not happy with DDWRT (in the past)...
had to revert to its stock firmware at the end....
not sure if they get the necessary attention from BS this days...4MB flash size is low...

as a minimum gateway(AP) device I always been a fan of 1043v2 8MB flash size.... great unit, excellent support...stability...performance...price
not sure what's wrong with WR 940 series, but they have that new 750 CPU..as 1043v4 and v5 and still haven't seen a positive reports on those...
so, if the code is not broken they should be a decent (as a performance)...

just stick to a build that is working and if you want to explore another build, read here and there, wait and see if reports are coming or at least before you flash, make sure you know how to unbrick ....

The reason i haven't updated my 740's to the last builds is, as im currently away, but will do once im back...

_________________
Atheros
TP-Link WR740Nv1 -----DD-WRT 45993 BS AP,NAT
TP-Link WR740Nv4 -----DD-WRT 44251 BS WAP/Switch
TP-Link WR1043NDv2 ---DD-WRT 46316 BS AP,NAT,AP Isolation,Ad-Block,Firewall,Local DNS,Forced DNS,DoT,VPN,VLAN
TP-Link WR1043NDv2 ---DD-WRT 46166 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 46259 BS AP,NAT,AD-Block,AP&Net Isolation,VLAN's,Firewall,Local DNS,DoT
Broadcom
Netgear R7000 -----DD-WRT 46259 BS AP,Wi-Fi OFF,NAT,AD-Block,Firewall,Local DNS,Forced DNS,VLAN's,DoT,VPN
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:16    Post subject: Reply with quote
Alozaros wrote:
hmm can i define "better"...
better GUI access, https support as well some new fixes...you can have a look on SVN if you follow it...
...


Most of the addons and fixes don't apply to these 4M flash devices WR940NDv3-v6/941NDv6 and similar as there is no openvpn, USB - Samba, wireguard, 5G and more, but they harm WLAN stability, performance, usability on these chipsets.

The r40750/r40863 are the last tested and confirmed usable to me, did not test the lastest builds, as I see no benefit, only problems if I read the posts.
End of days for this hardware is close...
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:35    Post subject: Reply with quote
the problem is not in the hardware, but more likely peoples understanding/believe of the word "ROUTER"...

the word ROUTER always has a bad relation with the word "CHEAP"... Razz

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Atheros
TP-Link WR740Nv1 -----DD-WRT 45993 BS AP,NAT
TP-Link WR740Nv4 -----DD-WRT 44251 BS WAP/Switch
TP-Link WR1043NDv2 ---DD-WRT 46316 BS AP,NAT,AP Isolation,Ad-Block,Firewall,Local DNS,Forced DNS,DoT,VPN,VLAN
TP-Link WR1043NDv2 ---DD-WRT 46166 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 46259 BS AP,NAT,AD-Block,AP&Net Isolation,VLAN's,Firewall,Local DNS,DoT
Broadcom
Netgear R7000 -----DD-WRT 46259 BS AP,Wi-Fi OFF,NAT,AD-Block,Firewall,Local DNS,Forced DNS,VLAN's,DoT,VPN
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