Wrt1900acs dd-wrt install
I’ve never seen what you would call a “typical” home network in as long as I can remember. In the early 2000s, I had a Cisco home lab with two Cisco 2610 routers that were given to me by a neighbor. I ended up using these to set up a home DMZ for my WiFi network, which was still using WEP at the time, so I was worried about stability. Although this was useful for my research, I was also able to use it in the real world. My car was one of the applications. That’s right, I had a WiFi-enabled car in 2004. I wanted to mount a Shuttle XPC in the back of my Honda Accord Type-R], with a touch screen in the front console and full-screen Winamp for my MP3 collection, before I had children. Back then, I won a few trophies in UK sound-off competitions. It was all a lot of fun.
I’ve been using a Draytek Vigor 2925n for a few years now. When I lived in England, my original motivation for buying this was to improve my sluggish internet speed. Since I couldn’t get cable, I had to rely on VDSL2 technology (BT Infinity in my case). I was fortunate to get 11Mbps download and 1.5Mbps upload due to the distance from the cabinet (DSLAM) being over 1.1 kilometers. I was able to load-balance through these connections with the 2925n and double my speed. In a way. While it isn’t true bonded DSL, each link can only use one of the DSL lines, it was still very helpful. It was also useful for circumventing some geo-restrictions (ahem, Netflix), as it was simple to construct a second SSID that was connected to a VPN provider.
The WRT1900ACS v2 from Linksys has a really nice function. There are two boot sectors on it. This complicates DD-WRT upgrades and downgrades (at least if you want to keep the stock firmware in one sector), but it allows reverting to stock quite simple.
Bear in mind that if you don’t use the option below to upgrade or uninstall DD-WRT after it’s initial installation, you’ll end up with DD-WRT in both boot sectors (one with the original DD-WRT version and the other with the upgraded/downgraded version).
You can now update or downgrade your DD-WRT version assuming you have already installed DD-WRT as defined in the install section here. Get your preferred version from the DD-WRT ftp region. Please notice that the ddwrt-linksys-wrt1900acsv2-webflash.bin image must be selected (the factory-to-ddwrt.bin image is only used to install DD-WRT from stock).
I’ve used dd-wrt on many Linksys WRT54G routers at work and at home over the years. These blue routers, which were first released in 2002, quickly became classics, thanks in part to Linksys’ willingness to let the open source community build replacement firmware. The improved (or at least more up to date) protection that dd-wrt offered over stock Linksys firmware extended the life of these small routers well past the point where keeping them stock would have been risky, and kept me using their older 802.11g technology for years even as 11n became popular.
I was all in when a “homage” model was released that looked almost identical to the original wrt54g and also promised to be “open source ready.” This Linksys WRT1900ACS may resemble my old Linksys routers (at the time, Linksys was a division of Cisco), but Linksys had been acquired by Belkin in 2013, and I was skeptical about the quality. I haven’t had any issues with the stock firmware on the machine, but I do miss a lot of the features I had with dd-wrt.
I had some issues with my WRT1900AC recently, which revealed how old my ddwrt version was. I wanted to update my ddwrt after the issues were resolved. This is what I did: DD Cliff Notes: WRT Installation, Upgrade, and Basic Setup I began by rebooting into the stock Linksys firmware, updating it while I was at it, and then attempting to flash the most recent router firmware. The router reboots into… Linksys firmware once the flash is complete. Is there anything else I need to do after going through the manual firmware update to get the ddwrt to boot? It’s been a long time since I did this, but I don’t remember it being nearly as complicated the last time. a total of 6 comments 81 percent sharesavehidereport Voted up This discussion has been ended. There are no new comments or votes that can be made. Sort by the strongest.