WRT3200ACM Wifi Stable Firmware Version Recommendation

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Z112358
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2021 21:55    Post subject: WRT3200ACM Wifi Stable Firmware Version Recommendation Reply with quote
Is 44048 the recommended stable firmware version by the community, if later versions experience WiFi issues on the WRT3200ACM ( mentioned in the threads below )?

https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=329518
https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=1242589
https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=1242618
https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=329358
https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=329003
https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=329829

Also, in terms of implementation, is it recommended ( for stability ) to web flash both partitions with the same firmware version, reset the configuration after flashing, manually reconfigure, and run the firmware off of partition 1, and are the commands below the correct way to web flash the same firmware on both partitions:

Path: GUI->Administration->Commands
Find current boot partition > ubootenv get boot_part
Install to partition one > ubootenv set boot_part 2 (don't reboot after running command)
Install to partition two > ubootenv set boot_part 1 (don't reboot after running command)

Thank you for your time.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2021 22:03    Post subject: Reply with quote
Read the information, research the build release threads, flash and report. Refer to the forum rules and guidelines.
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Z112358
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2021 19:30    Post subject: Reply with quote
kernel-panic69 wrote:
Start reading.

https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=48331


Understood. Thank you.
mintymiller2
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2021 8:30    Post subject: Re: WRT3200ACM Wifi Stable Firmware Version Recommendation Reply with quote
Considering the sheer complexity of forums like this one, the response to your request is incredibly unhelpful! For what it's worth, I was having similar WiFi problems on a Linksys 1900ACSv2 until I downgraded to an earlier firmware (DD-WRT v3.0-r36527, circa 2018). Since then, the internet dropouts I was encountering (wireless only, wired was unaffected) have not reoccured. There is a firmware version between r36527 and the latest build (which didn't work for me), but I haven't tried it. A couple of other observations. I have no issues accessing the DD-WRT GUI, but didn't have any with the latest firmware either. I run all Apple devices running the latest software and WiFi is stable and fast. So, look for a twice-removed older version of the firmware for your router and try that first. It may NOT be the most secure or 'stable' available, but it may also actually work as expected!

I've posted this not just out of courtesy to you, but so that a certain mod reading it might see how feedback of this nature could just help debuggers understand why later firmware versions are not working or prompt a warning for newbies NOT to use the latest firmware when setting up their Marvell based routers for the first time.


Z112358 wrote:
Is 44048 the recommended stable firmware version by the community, if later versions experience WiFi issues on the WRT3200ACM ( mentioned in the threads below )?

https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=329518
https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=1242589
https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=1242618
https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=329358
https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=329003
https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=329829

Also, in terms of implementation, is it recommended ( for stability ) to web flash both partitions with the same firmware version, reset the configuration after flashing, manually reconfigure, and run the firmware off of partition 1, and are the commands below the correct way to web flash the same firmware on both partitions:

Path: GUI->Administration->Commands
Find current boot partition > ubootenv get boot_part
Install to partition one > ubootenv set boot_part 2 (don't reboot after running command)
Install to partition two > ubootenv set boot_part 1 (don't reboot after running command)

Thank you for your time.
kernel-panic69
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2021 13:01    Post subject: Re: WRT3200ACM Wifi Stable Firmware Version Recommendation Reply with quote
mintymiller2 wrote:
Considering the sheer complexity of forums like this one, the response to your request is incredibly unhelpful!

Threads like this are frowned upon. It has been addressed at least once to not post asking for recommended builds.

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