I just bought one of these after many happy years with my WRT54G running DD-WRT v24. I'm finding the firmware on it quite flakey especially the web management interface which doesn't load half the time and has to be reset. I'm now thinking about putting DD-WRT on there. In a nutshell noting this is a huge thread, does DD-WRT work well with the WR1043ND V1.4? It worked great on my Linksys but I don't know if that was more the firmware or router hardware itself?
Can anyone advise please if the DD-WRT firmware is very reliable on this model?
Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 16:17 Post subject: Router self-reboot
Hi. I switched from TP-LINK firmware to DD-WRT due to instability on stock firmware. But with latest DD-WRT firmware I have router reboots without reason. Uptime is no more then 2 days.
FW version is: DD-WRT v24-sp2 (06/14/11) std - build 17201
Do I choose very beta firmware or DD-WRT for 1043 model is worst then stock image?
Try resetting your router's configuration. I had a similar problem when I upgraded once and kept my old configuration. The old configuration files weren't compatible with the new version of DD-WRT. _________________ Netgear R7000
Rogers Ignite Cable
150mbps down/15mbps up
Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 17:31 Post subject: Problems accessing the web interface on stock firmware?
I'm considering changing to DD-WRT now for the main reason that even on the latest TP-Link firmware the web interface seems to constantly play up. The internet seems to be generally ok on wifi but when trying to access it internally or externally it either doesn't load or says the connection to the server was reset (Firefox).
The web interface for DD-WRT on my Linksys WRT54G I had before was very stable. TP-Link have told me it's probably because of so many configurations being set on the router so it's like the web interface can't load?
Does anyone get these issues on DD-WRT?
The web interface for DD-WRT works perfectly on my TP-Link.
Thanks Drek, I might give it a shot and see how things go. My web interface has gone down again after just a day or so again. The internet works fine though so no point in rebooting at the moment really.
My ISP (Virginmedia) claims the router is the cause of my internet issues and supplied me with a DLink DIR-615. The TP-Link can sometimes have trouble picking up the WAN IP config from the Ambit 256 cable modem so I have to reboot the modem several times. Will be interesting to know if DD-WRT helps with that.
did you perform a factory reset before and after upgrading firmware? did you tried flashing an older firmware to be sure the "bug" is only in the lastest?
Never use configuration backup when using different firmware versions, always reconfigure manually...
try with different browsers and/or portable editions
Hi nebbia88 When I bought the router I held the reset button in for about 30 seconds and then updated the firmware. I've spent a while adding IP addresses/port forwards etc in and configuring it so would prefer if possible to reload the saved config after a reset. Would that be likely to mess up any fixes done by doing another reset and updating the firmware again?
I tried a factory reset through the web interface last week then reloaded the saved config...
I could try doing a reset or an earlier firmware (if I can find it). Isn't DD-WRT more reliable than the stock firmware anyway?
I've read the entire thread and i still have a few questions ...
I want to buy TP Link TP-WR1043ND router but the only HW models i can find in stores are 1.5 & 1.8
I've read that the 1.4 is the only HW version which works flawlessly.
I need to know which one is better : 1.5 or 1.8
My needs are :
1 pc connected through LAN, 1 NAS connected through LAN, Xtreamer connected through LAN, iPhone 4 via WiFI, Motorola Defy via WiFi, 1 laptop (Dell Latitude D630) via WiFI.
I'm connected to Cable ISP and i need a L2TP dialer.
My internet line is 12Mb/1Mb
Please help ... which version should i buy and what issues i might encounter if i install DD-WRT ?
Hi there is there a way to change ath0 from 2.4ghz to 5ghz or add a second interface to provide the 5ghz network on this wouter?
Or is this physical limitation on this router not to get "real" 300mbit/s on wlan?