Newbie R8000 set up question for DDWRT

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sfmor
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Newbie R8000 set up question for DDWRT

Hi all,

I'm looking to install DDWRT on my Netgear R8000....

 

Before I begin I must stress that I am greener than green to this whole installing the DDWRT thing onto a router so apologies if my question is obvious. I've been reading all I can about how to insatll DDWRT on my R8000 and one thing is confusing me is what files do I actually need to use. Do I use the files in the download section of myopenrouter (this one) or do I use the files from the  DDWRT website direct like (this one for the R8000

 

Both downloads look different, myopenrouter has 1 file to download and the other (DDWRT website) has 2 files to download so I'm really not sure what to use....

 

Also what is a Kong build? I'm just not understanding this at all, can anyone help me understand what are the correct files to use?

mrdon213
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Use the first one, that is

Use the first one, that is KONG's latest build. https://www.myopenrouter.com/sites/default/files/downloads/dd-wrt.K3_R80... .
You usually want to stick to a build that is updated regularly , KONG does that. The files on the DD-WRT site are not updated on a regular basis. KONG is the name of the developer that built the firmware, a lot of the files on the DD-WRT site are built by brainslayer. Same source code, different build scripts and updates.