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Windows 7: Upgrading Router Firmware?


12 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 x64 (Build 7600 RTM)
 
 
Upgrading Router Firmware?

Hi all. I have a Linksys WRT54GL v1.1. I'm currently using the DD-WRT v23 SP1 firmware. I see that DD-WRT v24 SP1 is out, but that I'm actually recommended to use the SP2 beta.

Anyways, being a bit of a networking noob, I have one simple question:

Is there any point to me flashing and upgrading my router to the newest firmware builds? I'm experiencing no issues to speak of currently. Hoping there are some guru's here that can let me know what I should do.

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12 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Honestly, if you aren't having problems and the new firmware version doesn't provide some sort of feature that you need...I wouldn't suggest it.

I once upgraded the firmware of my router to try to alleviate a problem I was having with dropped packed. It was a Linksys and I was using the Cisco based firmware. Well, once applied, the router rebooted everytime I ran a traceroute command. Which was real bad since my ISP was coming out the next day and would clearly have a case for blaming my router when a simple traceroute caused it to reboot. It took a few hours with Linksys on the phone to determine the problem was in the firmware and they got me back to the old firmware and the problem went away. And I've left it there to this day.
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