R6400 First Flash

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mpalermo73
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R6400 First Flash

Hey!

 

I recently bought an R6400 and as I'm sure many found, the stock firmware is pretty... limited... which got me to this project.

I'm no stranger to DD-WRT, or Linux in general (my personal machines have been running Linux since the late 90's and I'm typing this on one of my Gentoo machines now ;-) ), *but* I am stranger to going from a stock firmware to DD-WRT.  The top of the firmware page for the R6400 only says:

 

Firmware Upgrade Procedure:-
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Always use the following steps to upgrade your firmware.

- Perform reset to factory defaults setting in existing Firmware.
- Perform Firmware Upgrade.
- Perform reset to factory defaults setting in newly upgraded DD-WRT Firmware.
- Use DD-WRT in your router.

 
This reads as in reference to upgrading an existing DD-WRT install, not going from stock --> DD-WRT.  Is this all there really is to it?  I just go to the firmware update page in the stock firmware and feed it the DD-WRT .bin instead?
 
THANK YOU!
 
M.
RetroLove
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Yes, pretty much. I wish they

Yes, pretty much. I wish they updated the firmware.

RetroLove
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BTW the instructions apply to

BTW the instructions apply to stock --> DD-WRT. Remember resetting to default settings before upgrading the firmware and afterwards.

mpalermo73
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Hey!

Hey!

Thank you for the reply.  It is good to know that it really is that straight forward.  I am also heeding the advice on pre and post reset to default action.

 

THANK YOU!

 

M.

thephoenics
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Are there any steps I can

Are there any steps I can take so that I can recover my Original firmware back in case the router gets bricked or I start facing issues because of DD-WRT? I am unable to find a detailed guide in this regard, can anyone please point me to one :)?