Asuswrt-Merlin on Netgear R7000

Discussion in 'Other Firmware Projects' started by XVortex, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. Makaveli

    Makaveli Networkin' Nut Member

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  2. Sl4fko

    Sl4fko Network Newbie Member

    I see a lot less work and especially FAR LESS RISK in my little project, than opening up the router and tearing it apart just for a thermal pad...

    However, I must say, I did not think of the laptop cooling pad... Then again, I think, I have much better results with my solution... Almost 20 degrees C difference!
  3. slidermike

    slidermike Addicted to LI Member

    dude, its an external laptop cooling pad. Not a thermal pad you place IN the r7000.
    It sits under the router and plugs/powers off the usb port.
    No muss, no fuss and no modding to anything.
    Its for laptops that you sit on your lap in a chair to use.

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  4. Makaveli

    Makaveli Networkin' Nut Member

    Umm I got a 20c difference with a laptop cooling pad.
  5. Sl4fko

    Sl4fko Network Newbie Member

  6. williamy

    williamy Reformed Router Member

    Back to check my R7000 firmware version, its 378.56_2, the firmware is way behind :), I'm using it as an Access Point (my main router is pfSense), Is it worth to upgrade it to the latest NG version? What kind of steps it would be involved considering the firmware was very old?
  7. slidermike

    slidermike Addicted to LI Member

    Worth it to upgrade is speculative.
    If it works fine for you and meets expectations then I don't see a reason to update but that's just my opinion.

    As for the steps, its laid out fairly straight forward in the OP.
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