Best firmware for DIR-615 C1? (Live Streaming lag/stutter)

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Saoghal
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2022 21:09    Post subject: Best firmware for DIR-615 C1? (Live Streaming lag/stutter) Reply with quote
So, I was wondering what would be the best firmware for a good ol' DIr-615 C1? Been trying the one on the website and I tried the last beta one you can find on the FTP server (I think it was March 23'rd) but... both of them make that my speed is unstable, specially with live streaming (it will stutter and lag a lot). I tried OPENwrt to test and I don't have the issue with it, but I would very much try to go back with DDwrt as OPENwrt interface kinda sucks (very much less user fiendly) and there's other weird issues like where I can't start the Wifi service (nothing will save), but, anywhoo, yeah; what would be the best firmware for it?! Thanks!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2022 22:12    Post subject: Reply with quote
I did a forum search, no one reports on this old hardware DIR-615 C1 (wikidevi) so it is up to you for testing.

New Build - 03/23/2022 - r48567 -> New Build - 04/08/2022 - r48607 -> New Build - 04/12/2022 - r48646

Recommended: R7800 (XR450/XR500), R7500v2, EA8500 (serial flash), R9000 (R8900/XR700), x86 (J4125).
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2022 18:04    Post subject: C1 and E3 Reply with quote
I have a bunch of C1 and E3s but they are currently all stored. The last time I went to upgrade a C1, it bricked. I had to recover via the hidden D-Link Emergency Room and Firefox Portable 13.

Be very careful with maximum upgrade file size with these routers. Check each and every time you upgrade. A bunch of releases the upgrade file is too large, a bunch of other releases the factory file is too large.

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Atheros:
Netgear R7800 x3 - WDS AP / station, gateway, QoS
TP-Link Archer C7 v2 x2 - WDS Station
TP-Link TL-WDR3600 v1 - WDS Station
TP-Link 841nd v8 - NU
D-Link 615 C1/E3/I1 x 7 - 1 WDS station
D-Link 825 B1 - NU
D-Link 862L A1 x2 - WDS Station
Netgear WNDR3700v2 - NU
UBNT loco M2 x2 - airOS

Broadcom
Linksys EA6400 - Gateway, QoS
Asus N66U - AP
Netgear WNDR3700v3 - not used
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2022 20:37    Post subject: Reply with quote
Ford Pinto ≠ Ferrari 308 GTS. A 400MHz single-core MIPS cpu with 4MB flash and 32MB RAM is going to stutter and lag some, especially if your configs are wrong. X2 on firmware image sizes. Current release looks to be good, but the only way to know for sure is to check via CLI flash.
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ian5142
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2022 22:44    Post subject: CLI Flash Reply with quote
Yes, I forgot. This is one of the few routers that almost requires a CLI flash every time. The GUI's update screen can be broken in some if not most builds.

https://wiki.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Telnet/SSH_and_the_Command_Line

Do not expect this router to be able to handle a lot, if any, QoS rules, etc. Forgot about doing a VPN on it.

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QCA Best WiFi Settings


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Atheros:
Netgear R7800 x3 - WDS AP / station, gateway, QoS
TP-Link Archer C7 v2 x2 - WDS Station
TP-Link TL-WDR3600 v1 - WDS Station
TP-Link 841nd v8 - NU
D-Link 615 C1/E3/I1 x 7 - 1 WDS station
D-Link 825 B1 - NU
D-Link 862L A1 x2 - WDS Station
Netgear WNDR3700v2 - NU
UBNT loco M2 x2 - airOS

Broadcom
Linksys EA6400 - Gateway, QoS
Asus N66U - AP
Netgear WNDR3700v3 - not used
MediaTek
UBNT EdgeRouter X - switch
Saoghal
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2022 14:51    Post subject: Best firmware for DIR-615 C1-Follow Up Reply with quote
Well, even without anything configured (default settings), the recent firmware's are a bit unstable and will stutter while watching streams, like on Twitch, or sometimes with Discord Screenshare too. Reverted back to stock firmware of it and all seems fine & no stutter on streams. I'm at loss to what I can do now.
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2022 17:46    Post subject: Reply with quote
Not knowing what settings you were working with in DD-WRT, we can't drop any gem nuggets for you. Considering the hardware in question, I would consider finding something with a little more horsepower under the hood.
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Saoghal
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2022 19:11    Post subject: Reply with quote
kernel-panic69 wrote:
Not knowing what settings you were working with in DD-WRT, we can't drop any gem nuggets for you. Considering the hardware in question, I would consider finding something with a little more horsepower under the hood.


Nothing; the only thing I've configured once I flashed the firmware last time was to disable Wifi and...that it's.
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