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Old 26-12-2018, 07:37 AM   #526
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You may want to try DD-WRT.
They got the OpenVPN working on this model
Check it out here : https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/view...r=asc&start=15
Total 8 pages. Read slowly. Enjoy
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Old 27-12-2018, 01:45 PM   #527
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anybuttie tried freshtomato firmware on this router?
Tomato firmware is working. Just Google steps. No VPN server cause no space. don't forget to downgrade to v1.00 original firmware b4 flash
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Old 26-01-2019, 08:08 PM   #528
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anyone here using dd-wrt for their 868L? what version is stable now?
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Old 26-01-2019, 11:11 PM   #529
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anyone here using dd-wrt for their 868L? what version is stable now?
Quarksg version is stable. Nvr reboot for 1 week.

https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/view...9a32080f303875

Download link

https://app.box.com/s/b4v1s342ef2dpd52j02lqtuzi1oiipco

if u are using 880l, use the default on ddwrt. its more stable for me.
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Old 12-02-2019, 06:37 AM   #530
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Quarksg version is stable. Nvr reboot for 1 week.

https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/view...9a32080f303875

Download link

https://app.box.com/s/b4v1s342ef2dpd52j02lqtuzi1oiipco

if u are using 880l, use the default on ddwrt. its more stable for me.
which version of quarksg are u using?
the lastest and previous seems to brick my 868l

I am looking for a stable version which WDS works.
anyone can recommend please?
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Old 15-02-2019, 09:01 AM   #531
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use the repeater bridge in ddwrt.
so far, only 30432 is stable for repeater setup

which version of quarksg are u using?
the lastest and previous seems to brick my 868l

I am looking for a stable version which WDS works.
anyone can recommend please?
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Old 05-03-2019, 11:27 AM   #532
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anybuttie tried freshtomato firmware on this router?
Tomato firmware is working. Just Google steps. No VPN server cause no space. don't forget to downgrade to v1.00 original firmware b4 flash
Did you or anyone try out FreshTomato in the end?

Although nice, the last shibby tomato 1.40 firmware is ~ 2 years old now and no longer actively updated. Seem unable to find any written guide flashing over to FT from shibby tomato 1.40.

From reading, AdvancedTomato can't do direct flashing but no easy info about this FT fork.
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Old 06-03-2019, 02:42 PM   #533
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Seem unable to find any written guide flashing over to FT from shibby tomato 1.40.
Can answer this myself after more reading and research - just simply do a flash upgrade from within the shibby UI.

Now my test set is finally running on the latest version of FreshTomato.
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Old 06-03-2019, 05:00 PM   #534
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Can answer this myself after more reading and research - just simply do a flash upgrade from within the shibby UI.

Now my test set is finally running on the latest version of FreshTomato.
Is the wireless performance good when on Tomato?

Last time I tried the shibby version, but didn't like the weaker wireless performance (maybe due to the wireless drivers on the firmware) and flashed back to stock.
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Old 08-03-2019, 12:07 PM   #535
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Used 1 d link years back. Super unstable. Never get any after.
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Old 08-03-2019, 12:17 PM   #536
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For this router, best is still the stock firmware from Starhub
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Old 10-03-2019, 04:26 PM   #537
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For this router, best is still the stock firmware from Starhub
Probably a lot of truth there cos it is easy to rather brick this router playing with 3rd party firmware due to overloading the small amt of onboard nvram. Still, it was fun tinkering with it nonetheless.

Just did it to one set while trying to apply shadowandy's adblocking script, it rebooted to a blinking power LED and was stuck there at the recovery mode.

Anyone knows where to get a USB-TTL adapter to clear the nvram?
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Old 10-03-2019, 04:32 PM   #538
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I have no problem getting the router back into working condition by following this recovery mode method. Maybe it is of some help to you : D-Link DIR-868L - DD-WRT Wiki
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Old 10-03-2019, 04:48 PM   #539
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Yeah, tried that way before and it worked, just not this time.

It is definitely stuck at the recovery page at 192.168.0.1, accepts the firmware file but goes back to the recovery page. So it probably needs to clear the nvram via serial pins.
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Old 10-03-2019, 08:49 PM   #540
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For anyone else interested in serial recovery, check out these links
https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=1060677
https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/view...=974411#974411

You will need a serial connection in order to flash this. USB TTL cables are cheap. If you don't want to wait weeks for shipping from China, this one is available via Prime at $7: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00QT7LQ88

To open the router, you'll need to remove the rubber feet on the bottom to expose 3 screws. Then, you'll need to remove the circular sticker up top (it's a very sturdy piece of plastic and can be removed easily without damage). Underneath is another 3 screws.

Then you can separate the case and find the serial connection between the two LEDs: * ***

Connect the green wire to the first one, the black to the 3rd (in between the cluster of 3), and the white to the rightmost one. Unless you have a high wattage iron, you may have difficulty with the ground (black) one. Feel free to use any ground if necessary. The red wire does not need to be attached.

Use 115200/8/N/1, and keep trying ctrl+c on powerup. You should land at CFE> if successful.

Now, issue: flash -noheader : flash1.trx

Timing is critical and you may need to try a few times to get it. Set your ip static to 192.168.1.2/255.255.255.0 and tftp your firmware of choice.

So far, I've only tried shibby's tomato, and everything seems to work well except for 5ghz.

edit: flashed the stock dlink a1 firmware and still no 5ghz. I downloaded the openrg firmware (.rms file) but don't know how to flash this. Any tips would be appreciated.

update 20160204:
To fix 5ghz on OOL devices (and possibly B1?):
Code:
nvram unset devpath1
nvram commit
reboot
flow control to none in putty
Now off to ordering a USB-TTL adapter and pogo pins online...
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