We post build release threads for no purpose, whatsoever. If people are *not* flashing and reporting for your router, then that is not our problem. We encourage everyone in the community to flash and report.
Basically, the idea is to use the search function within the build threads to know if someone has reported anything about a particular router.
Considering that there are thousands of routers I can't think on the best way to tackle this.
But surely I have to admit that is not intuitive enough for newcomers, unless you have been long enough in the forum to get this.
For example, something similar happens with Kodi/OpenElec boxes, but the difference is that most of the times, the own brands have their forums with the sub forums for each model, something than on router doesn't happen.
Personally, I've always preferred the XDA-Developers style that also gives an extremely great insight for mobile buyers on which routers and development have a more active community so is easier for many people to be tilted to that side.
Joined: 24 Oct 2008 Posts: 1007 Location: Latin America
Posted: Sun May 16, 2021 0:56 Post subject:
1)There are many many supported brands and models of routers, some very recently launched, and some legacy and/or capped
2)Different people use different gear for different purposes
3)Every recent build is a "beta"
Therefore I think no one here can recommnend a build good for everything. And that's why the answer to
How do you know which firmware is supported by certain model?
Is to look on the Wiki and/or the database to check whether a device is supported.
But if you actually mean "which firmware is good for certain model?" that requires much more research and testing. and deppends on whether one define "good" as "fast" or "stable" or "secure" for a given scenario, or "with all the bells and whistles". So as already answered, it's not easy to tell.
And in this line of thinking we invite people to try and report for the benefit of other users. _________________ If you want support, please read first the announcements and forum rules.
Si usted desea ayuda, por favor lea primero los anuncios y las reglas del foro.
Is it realistic users are going to be updating their routers every week... for the context of reporting which builds may/not work with each model.
Now there are almost infinite (not really) configurations mixes varying from basic function to running something so advanced only they can understand.
I find one user saying "no problem" another "<something specific> didn't work" with the same build. Well I reset... I had settings from a build last year... I thought I knew what I was doing. Just because someone post, do I value their experience?
Looking to come back to dd-wrt, old or new user -- I realized it's not possible to test everything, but it's not actually as simple as - just search for your router in new build threads, to find which is a valid option. If no one flashed/posted you're SOL.
The wiki specifically boldly says not to use the database...yet there's still a database wtf.
It's kind of like, if you don't know, this isn't for you.
Joined: 08 May 2018 Posts: 9526 Location: Texas, USA
Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2021 14:17 Post subject:
We, the moderation team, have no control over the database content. I was specifically told by both the site admin team and the lead developer that it only gets updated when there is a unanimously decided on stable build. We convinced them to put a disclaimer on the landing page for the router database, which gets completely overlooked and then we have these same questions that are covered in the wiki. The router database is useful to see if your router is supported, *if* you read the entire landing page and comprehend it's contents and linked information.