DON'T USE THE ROUTER DATABASE ????

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davejjj
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2023 21:33    Post subject: DON'T USE THE ROUTER DATABASE ???? Reply with quote
Uh, if we aren't supposed to use the router database then why isn't there a big obvious sticky at the top of this forum or on the database page itself? Of course I used the database and I downloaded and installed the bin file that was listed there for my router. Now I read here that I wasn't supposed to do that.[/b]

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2023 22:28    Post subject: Reply with quote
"Obvious", of course, being a relative concept, see item '4h' in the sticky at the top of this forum... Forum guidelines and pointers, read first! YMMV
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2023 22:38    Post subject: Reply with quote
Uh Maybe you quit reading to soon?
From the Router Database Page itself:


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2023 23:29    Post subject: Reply with quote
DISCLAIMER

This database DOES NOT have up-to-date information and is NOT BEING MAINTAINED. The versions it contains are OBSOLETE and may cause issues. As such, you should check the device specific forum (Broadcom, Atheros, MediaTek, etc.) to find the current downloads recommended for your device. There you will also find build specific topics that discuss any issues with a particular build/release. For the location of up-to-date firmware files, please visit the...

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davejjj
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2023 14:23    Post subject: Reply with quote
Also the FAQ here says to use the database...

https://dd-wrt.com/support/faq/
MuzzleVelocity
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2023 18:17    Post subject: Reply with quote
davejjj wrote:
Also the FAQ here says to use the database...

https://dd-wrt.com/support/faq/

welcome to dd-wrt. if it was too easy there would be no satisfaction in getting it to work...



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2023 15:22    Post subject: Reply with quote
davejjj wrote:
Also the FAQ here says to use the database...

https://dd-wrt.com/support/faq/


if you bother to read all the advises and you know there is a forum with new builds threads...
why bother with such an old builds form the router DB...??

If you cannot follow your instinct and gather info on your own, spend some time, reading...and always get the others shortcuts...with no effort...than this confusion is called:
"self-confusion" Cool

best result read the guidelines and use the new build threads to read about the new builds...fact

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2023 10:10    Post subject: Reply with quote
MuzzleVelocity wrote:
davejjj wrote:
Also the FAQ here says to use the database...

https://dd-wrt.com/support/faq/

welcome to dd-wrt. if it was too easy there would be no satisfaction in getting it to work...

This multi-verse madness can be solved easily by asking for help in the forum. In general, the forum guy is innocent. Wink

Updating the router database, FAQ and Wiki needs volunteers. They can be very useful if they cross-reference to each other.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2023 10:52    Post subject: Reply with quote
Wait, we can volunteer to update the router database?

Yo I'd like to help. How do I help?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2023 14:28    Post subject: Reply with quote
The router database is only updated by official staff in Germany.
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