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zcx2009
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 13:39    Post subject: Old Buffalo routers Reply with quote
I have a WHR-G54S and WZR-RS-G54 that I would like to use in my home network as client bridges.

According to the Peacock thread Brainslayer 08-12-10-r14929 is the recommended build for these devices.

This build works fine on both devices but isn't up to date with regards to security fixes.

Having read this https://wiki.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/KRACK_Vulnerability_and_DD-WRT it seems that 11-16-2017-r33772 or later is required to address this vulnerability.

Can I safely use r33772 on these routers?

What about even more recent builds e.g. 03-05-2020-r42617 or later?

I realise dd-wrt is mostly untested betas but it's hard to tell from https://svn.dd-wrt.com/ which build will work with a particular router.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 13:50    Post subject: Reply with quote
if you know how to unbrick those in case of....than go ahead
there a new builds, but i haven't seen anyone, that is using those 2 routers for ages...
so, i don't know where to point you out...as well i never had those units to help you with serial recovery, so you are on your own... Rolling Eyes not much help sry...

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 15:02    Post subject: Re: Old Buffalo routers Reply with quote
zcx2009 wrote:
I have a WHR-G54S and WZR-RS-G54 that I would like to use in my home network as client bridges. [...]
What about even more recent builds e.g. 03-05-2020-r42617 or later?
You'd at least want builds w/ the rekey fix (in r41662). Start with 42617, though 42681 should be fine on k2.4 builds, nobody has reported on it yet (and k4.4 builds are getting a new irqbalance warning).
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 20:02    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thank you gentlemen. I have flashed the WZR-RS-G54 with r42617 dd-wrt.v24_mega_generic.bin and all seems good configured as a client bridge. Nothing untoward reported by syslog.

Will try the WHR-G54S with r42617 and report back.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 20:36    Post subject: Reply with quote
zcx2009 wrote:
I have flashed the WZR-RS-G54 with r42617 dd-wrt.v24_mega_generic.bin and all seems good configured as a client bridge. Nothing untoward reported by syslog.
Good to hear. Smile Btw, you can also report this in the applicable build thread.

And note; if you haven't read the FAQ, etc...Client Bridge is not recommended for more than a single client. If you have issues, use WDS or Client Mode instead, if possible.
https://wiki.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Linking_Routers

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 16:23    Post subject: Reply with quote
jwh7 wrote:
Good to hear. Smile Btw, you can also report this in the applicable build thread.
https://wiki.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Linking_Routers


Done. Will keep an eye out for bugs and edit my post.


jwh7 wrote:

And note; if you haven't read the FAQ, etc...Client Bridge is not recommended for more than a single client. If you have issues, use WDS or Client Mode instead, if possible.
https://wiki.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Linking_Routers


Need one network for Airprint (mDNS multicast). Can't use WDS; primary router is different chipset.

This is a good reference

https://helpcenter.engeniustech.com/hc/en-us/article_attachments/217477968/arp-nat.pdf

Many thanks for your help.
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