Apply Firmware over Stock?

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Apply Firmware over Stock?

I spent a couple of days digging through the reams of FAQs and stickies over on the site which explained (theoretically) what I was/wasn't supposed to do.  They confused the heck out of me, so I gave up.  Then, I found this site and see DD-WRT firmware for my Netgear R6300 v1:

where the instructions basically say do a 30-30-30 reset, apply the firmware, and do another 30-30-30 reset.  That's it?  I don't have to worry about particular firmware versions, TFTP timings, killer firmware versions, and having to do anything special to get the first DD-WRT firmware onto my stock R6300?

Also (more generally), what's the relationship between and  What's the difference between the firmware here and the firmware there?  Am I missing some "Welcome to the Site" FAQ or something?