Joined: 04 Aug 2018 Posts: 1055 Location: Appalachian mountains, USA
Posted: Sun Nov 01, 2020 20:30 Post subject:
Just to be SURE everyone is using the same language here: yes, install the factory_to_ddwrt firmware for the same dd-wrt version you had on the old router when you created the backup file. Give it many minutes to settle down internally before proceeding, then restore from backup using your saved file. It's important that the backup and restore are from and to the same dd-wrt version.
If you want to also upgrade dd-wrt to a newer version, do that last, using the webflash file. If you are not sharing Windows drives across the network, 44048 is likely a good choice. Newer ones have been working through issues with updated wifi drivers, but the situation has been improving, and the very newest, 44700, may be worth a go now. Check the new-build threads before deciding. _________________ Five WRT1900ACSv2's on 42926, 44048.
VLANs, VAPs, NAS, client-mode travel router, OpenVPN client (AirVPN), DDNS, wireguard servers, wireguard clients (AzireVPN), two DNSCrypt DNS providers (incl Quad9) via OpenVPN/wireguard clients.