Joined: 08 May 2018
Location: Texas, USA
|Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 19:31 Post subject: New Moderators and Helpful information
|Welcome to the forum
The new added moderators are jwh7, msoengineer, egc, and kernel-panic69
Below some pointers which might help to get the best out of DDWRT and out of the forum:
- Research your router, start with the Supported Devices Wiki
- Installation Wiki
- Firmware FAQ
- Where do I download firmware?
(scroll up to the heading "Where Do I Download Firmware?)
- In the supported devices wiki you can see if your router is supported and what architecture your router has and if you are lucky also an install guide/wiki.
- Post in the right forum, from the former step you can see if your router is Broadcom, Qualcomm/Atheros, Marvell or other, use that forum to post router specific questions, for networking questions post in the Advanced Networking forum and for other things in the General Questions forum.
- When posting always state router model, build number and when applicable the Kernel version.
- Describe your problem and how you think it can be solved.
- Give as much detail as you can also provide your network setup if applicable.
- If you followed a wiki or manual let us know which one(s).
- For your Network setup, state what wiki you have used: https://wiki.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Linking_Routers
- When posting pictures, please make sure the maximum width is not more than 800 pixels. 800x600 or 600x800 is ideal.
- You can also upload your image to an image hosting site and link the image in your post and the forum software will automatically re-size it so it doesn’t skew the forum page format.
- Do not hijack a thread, meaning do not post your own problem in someone else's thread. Just start your own thread.
This so that it can be searched and found by others.
- If your post is answered and your problem solved, mark your thread with [SOLVED] (the header of your first post).
- Do NOT use the router database, builds can be found at:
- All builds are beta including those from the router database.
- Before uploading a new build to your router, research the build by looking in the build threads.
- This is an example of a build thread for build 42617 for Broadcom routers: https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=323436
- Search build threads with the search function and search on build number.
- Use the build threads from the former step to report success or problems.
- For older Broadcom routers (Linksys WRT54 and E series) read the Peacock Thread although some of it is outdated:
- Builds can be found in the Broadcom directory for Linux kernel 2.4, in Broadcom_K26 for Linux K2.6 and in Broadcom_K3X for Linux K3.X.
- If you are sure you have discovered a bug, after asking and querying the forum, you can report a real bug in the bug tracker: https://svn.dd-wrt.com/
- This is also the place where the commits/changes to the source are administrated.
- Recommended reading:
- DD-WRT Wiki
- General Questions Forum Rules
- Peacock Announcement thread for historical Broadcom MIPS (k3x and older) information
- If you are happy with DDWRT and want it to live on then please donate:
I want to thank @egc for giving me this information to plagiarize and add to / modify to make this post. Again, welcome everyone and please read the rules, guidelines, stickies and announcements in the forums to help us help serve you better. Thanks!