Clarification on Updating Kong Mod DDWRT for noob user

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mohreuscomputin...
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Clarification on Updating Kong Mod DDWRT for noob user

I use Kong Mod on NG NightHawk R700 AC1900 and am currently at version

<b>DD-WRT v3.0-r29620M kongac</b>

<b>I have already backed up my settings which I do bi-weekly or monthly</b>

<b>I downloaded the latest version of Kong Mod DDWRT as of today 1/4/17</b>

<b>The downloaded version is a .chk file from Kong&#39; repo</b>

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My question which I have been searching for online for about 2 months is: When updating to a newer version what is the best policy; go back to original NG firmware and then reinstall Kong or update to new ver Kong using my current Kong install?

I appreciate the help. Thanks Kong for the awesome router firmware its much appreciated.

retribution
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Going to have to watch this

Going to have to watch this post. I was about to ask the same thing except i haven't updated since the dec 2014 build but want to upgrade to the lastest build

 

Matheny209
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Make that 3 of us :-)

Make that 3 of us :-)

cyb3rbrute
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You should be able to upgrade

You should be able to upgrade directly from your current build,  just be sure to select  "Don't reset" in the drop-down option after flashing so you don't lose your  configuration.   ;)

 

justlookin
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From what I know you should

From what I know you should use the .bin file once the dd-wrt Kong build is flashed. The .chk is only used for the first flash from the oem firmware.

I reckon the easiest upgrade method is to use the ddup utility. Telnet or ssh into the router and run:
ddup --flash-latest

For more info, run:
ddup --help

likus
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I was also wondering how to

I was also wondering how to update the firmware in my R7000.

When using this telnet-command; will this also save my current configuration?

Just asking, it probably will, but better safe than sorry ;-)

 

 

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