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NEWB HELP: Couple of v22 questions ?

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by BassKozz, Dec 14, 2005.

  1. BassKozz

    BassKozz Network Guru Member

    I am getting ready to flash my WRT54G v3.1 with dd-wrt v22 for the first time...

    I've downloaded the v22 final release 2 and there are numerous files...

    I need to know which one to use to do the flash:
    dd-wrt.v22_generic.bin
    dd-wrt.v22_wrt54g.bin
    dd-wrt.v22_wrt54gs.bin
    dd-wrt.v22_basic_generic.bin
    dd-wrt.v22_basic_wrt54g.bin
    dd-wrt.v22_basic_wrt54gs.bin

    I have heard somewhere that because I am upgrading using the webapp (192.168.1.1) that I should use the generic build...

    I also found out HERE:
    I know kaid is for xbox media centers (which I have and use), is this correct ?

    Whats dropbear, chillispot, samba do ?

    So I am assuming I should use dd-wrt.v22_generic.bin is this correct ?

    Thanks,
    -BassKozz
     
  2. shawnmcw

    shawnmcw Network Guru Member

    which one you should use also depends on which router you have as well to some extent

    if you have a WRT54G router go for the dd-wrt.v22_wrt54g.bin file
    if you have a wrt54gs router go for the dd-wrt.v22_wrt54gs.bin file

    i really couldn't comment about other routers with this firmware though since mine is the WRT54G and i have never tried it on any other routers at this point
     
  3. gaster

    gaster Network Guru Member

    1. Don't bother with v22 it's too old, go with the latest v23 beta2 which is 12/12 now

    2. generic .bin files are for upgrading by the webpage.
    the specific files are for tftp only
    and it's best to do the mini generic first since it's smaller
    after a flash go to the administration page and set to defaults
     
  4. 4Access

    4Access Network Guru Member

    Yes but it's generally considered more stable. Often the v23 builds have bugs, which is why it's still a beta. For example the 12/12 build you mentioned has a DNS problem when using PPPoE. (Although there are workarounds and the problem will very likely be fixed within a few days.)

    Unless you need a feature in v23 that is missing from v22 you might want to stick with v22, especially if this is your first venture with custom firmware. (Although I must admit v23 is very slick and usually quite stable.)

    Yup, yup. You *must* upload the mini version first if your router has a v4.20.x or newer Linksys firmware on it currently since those versions don't accept an image larger than 3MB from the GUI.

    While that usually works it's best to reset to defaults by holding reset button for 30 seconds since the web GUI option doesn't actually completely reset nvram.
     

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