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Old 02-04-2017, 06:27 PM   #61
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It's encouraged to always update to the latest firmware for routers.
Latest mean SHC version or Dlink US version?

I updated mine to 1.09SHC version only.
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Old 02-04-2017, 07:57 PM   #62
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Latest mean SHC version or Dlink US version?

I updated mine to 1.09SHC version only.
1.09SHC is ok, thou I am using DD-WRT
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Old 02-04-2017, 11:07 PM   #63
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It is heartening to know that our router is being supported by so many firmware developers (official and non-official), but this can be so confusing for simple folks like me. Also, updates if too frequent, can be too difficult to keep up as we are busy working for our livelihood and really cannot afford the router to go down. Just my two cents (",)
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Old 08-04-2017, 09:52 AM   #64
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1.09SHC is ok, thou I am using DD-WRT
Thinking to pull the plug and flash DD-WRT to my DIR-868L. Is it stable?
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Old 08-04-2017, 12:56 PM   #65
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Thinking to pull the plug and flash DD-WRT to my DIR-868L. Is it stable?
yes stable.
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Old 17-04-2017, 12:10 PM   #66
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The 1.09SHC is like putting steriods on the DIR-868L.

Wifi signal is stronger , even when set to LOW.

LAN speed also faster. Previously only get 700+ mbps now 800+ mbps .

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Old 18-04-2017, 03:31 AM   #67
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The 1.09SHC is like putting steriods on the DIR-868L.

Wifi signal is stronger , even when set to LOW.

LAN speed also faster. Previously only get 700+ mbps now 800+ mbps .
How about the US version?
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Old 18-04-2017, 06:48 AM   #68
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Never use leh.

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Old 18-04-2017, 11:48 AM   #69
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The 1.09SHC is like putting steriods on the DIR-868L.

Wifi signal is stronger , even when set to LOW.

LAN speed also faster. Previously only get 700+ mbps now 800+ mbps .

Thanks bro for the report. I guess I should get myself busy and update mine...

Its hard to get past the "if it aint broke, why fix it" mode of things....
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Old 18-04-2017, 06:47 PM   #70
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They really should do better to support the keeping of settings to encourage more people to use the new firmware.

Of course can understand if it is third party firmware that we do a factory reset but not everyone has the time to key in the settings again.
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Old 18-04-2017, 07:07 PM   #71
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Thanks bro for the report. I guess I should get myself busy and update mine...

Its hard to get past the "if it aint broke, why fix it" mode of things....
As long as you don't turn on remote administration/access then maybe no pressing need.

The most recent patch fixed a vulnerability that allowed a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code - doesn't matter if a strong password was in place; once remote admin on, the router is a sitting duck.
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Old 26-04-2017, 08:30 AM   #72
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Hey Guys,


I have this that I bought second hand.

DIR-868L
Firmware Version : 1.07SHC

I have been using M1 internet for few months with no problems so far.


Today I realized there is a firmware upgrade available to v1.09 on http://www.dlink.com.sg/starhub/.

Then there is another update I saw on this site which is v1.12 - http://support.dlink.com/ProductInfo.aspx?m=DIR-868L

For my case, which should I choose to update to as I am using M1?
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Old 26-04-2017, 08:38 AM   #73
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Use the dlink-starhub one. Rock stable
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:16 AM   #74
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Wah didnt know got such thread... thumbs up to TS and all contributors...

I have 1 questioned. i emailed tech support but still cant resolve.

I have been on my 2nd recontract and got another 868L modem. Was thinking of improving my home network.

So this is my set up based on a new BTO with patch converted to LAN.
Ont -> 868L -> Switch -> 4 (Living, 2 bedroom, Master)

Ive added another 868L into the 2nd bedroom as it is more centralized. Wifi and wired port all working no issue. Except i really want to use the USB panel of the 2nd 868L to connect to my printer so it can be 'wireless' as in can print from any device connected to the whole house network.

I googled on the making of a port and etc but still cannot. Seems the router cant detect my printer. Any gurus out there can help? Thanks in advance!
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:29 AM   #75
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Wah didnt know got such thread... thumbs up to TS and all contributors...

I have 1 questioned. i emailed tech support but still cant resolve.

I have been on my 2nd recontract and got another 868L modem. Was thinking of improving my home network.

So this is my set up based on a new BTO with patch converted to LAN.
Ont -> 868L -> Switch -> 4 (Living, 2 bedroom, Master)

Ive added another 868L into the 2nd bedroom as it is more centralized. Wifi and wired port all working no issue. Except i really want to use the USB panel of the 2nd 868L to connect to my printer so it can be 'wireless' as in can print from any device connected to the whole house network.

I googled on the making of a port and etc but still cannot. Seems the router cant detect my printer. Any gurus out there can help? Thanks in advance!
For official dlink firmware, only the master router will be able to access the USB port. I dun think 2nd routers configured as repeater or with wan disabled can access its USB port. Can try exploring the 3rd party firmware like dd-wrt.
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