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v23 SP1 install question

Discussion in 'DD-WRT Firmware' started by SpinesN, Jun 30, 2006.

  1. SpinesN

    SpinesN LI Guru Member

    Ok so I have been out of the loop with ddwrt for a bit. I have a 54gs with ddwrt version 15 or 16 on it (not sure). Anyway to upgrade must I flash to 23 then to 23 sp1? or can I go right to sp1? If it is the former should I flash to 23 generic, 23 gs, 23sp1 generic, and then 23sp1 gs?
     
  2. BrainSlayer

    BrainSlayer Network Guru Member

    you can go straight to v23 sp1, but do not forget to reset your router to factory defaults after installing. just take the generic binary. the other named ones are for tftp flashing only (beside this , these binaries are identical)
     
  3. SpinesN

    SpinesN LI Guru Member

    Thanks :)
     
  4. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    Important !
    On the download section : here, it's unclear to see the difference between dd-wrt.v23_mini_generic.bin and dd-wrt.v23_mini_wrt54g.bin for example !

    By the way, I don't understand why you're not giving TFTP as a standard method because one of the bootloader function is to start the TFTP server when the firmware refuses to start or when the "boot_wait" flag is set !?
     
  5. swinn

    swinn Network Guru Member

    What's so confusing? Use the generic version if flashing from the gui, or the WRT54G version (or other model specific version) if flashing using tftp. This is documented in the wiki and all over the forums.
     
  6. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    At the opposite of what I see (wiki, dd-wrt site, etc.), I think the best way to upgrade a firmware is not the web interface but TFTP...
    If it's not, I want to know the reasons from BrainSlayer !
     
  7. swinn

    swinn Network Guru Member

    Well he gives you both methods so you can use whichever you feel is best. Personally I feel the best is the one that works. To me the GUI is more convenient and has worked 100% of the time so I flash all of my routers that way.
     
  8. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    The Web interface works only if the firmware works !
    TFTP works in all cases, consequently it's the best method...
     
  9. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    i usually use the web interface but when that hasnt worked the tftp always has.
     
  10. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    But, at this level of my understanding, I'd like to know if the TFTP server used by the bootloader can be modified/suppressed by a DD-WRT firmware upgrade (as it is on a separate part of the memory with the bootloader) ?
     

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