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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Router at an Excellent Price, November 15, 2012
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This router will not disappoint. It came in a "Certified Cisco Refurbished" packaging, but the router looked brand new. No blemishes at all. This router is in the second story of a 3,000 sq. ft. home and there are no coverage drops throughout the house.

Literally 3-minutes after plugging it in I was able to have DD-WRT installed and running on it. DD-WRT transforms the router from a $50 router to a $250 router. I would highly recommend this router running DD-WRT.

Instructions for flashing DD-WRT are as follows:

1.
Download DD-WRT

Go to: [...]
Click, "others"
Then click, "eko"
Then click, "V24-K26"
Then click, "svn18946"
Now you will need to download "dd-wrt.v24-18946_NEWD-2_K2.6_mini-e1200v2.bin". (If you have a hardware version 1 E1200 you will need to download "dd-wrt.v24-18946_NEWD-2_K2.6_mini-e1200v1.bin")

2.
Prepare the router
Now that you have downloaded the new firmware, you need to get your router ready for the upgrade.

First, hard reboot the router. (Pull the power plug, wait a few seconds and plug it back in.)

Now log in and navigate to the "Administration" page.

3.
Install DD-WRT
Now that you are on the "Administration" page, now select the "Fireware Upgrade" option.

Click the "Browse" button and choose the .bin file you downloaded.

Click the "Start Upgrade" button.

I may take a few minutes for the router to update. BE PATIENT, because this is were most people mess up their routers. Watch the lights on the back of the router. Once they stop flashing for a minute or so, you should be able to login via the HTML interface. (It may take 5 minutes or more for the lights to stop flashing, but mine took around 1 minute)

4.
Configure DD-WRT
If you have configured any Linksys, or other brand, router via the HTML interface you will get along fine with the DD-WRT interface. I actually find it to be more user friendly. The default username is 'root' and the default password is 'admin'.

Dig around and play with the configuration. You can do some very interesting and fun things with a router running DD-WRT.
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Showing 1-3 of 3 posts in this discussion
Initial post: Nov 27, 2012 3:27:33 PM PST
Nohbdy says:
I think you mean "FirmWARE Upgrade", not Firewire.

Posted on Dec 17, 2013 5:00:18 PM PST
J L Blair says:
This is really helpful, thank you! This worked for me, while the firmware file (dd-wrt.v24-21061_NEWD-2_K2.6_mini-nv64k.bin) that the DD-WRT site provides for this model would not. It kept failing almost immediately while upgrading.

Posted on Nov 16, 2014 10:56:26 AM PST
Maria Evelyn says:
Good day,
Is broadcom based router.I want a simple ddwrt reapeater.briadcom base is much easier to set up than tplink.
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