Updating dd wrt
Leave your router's installation CD in the box, you won't need it. Connect your PC to the LAN of your hotspot router (do not connect it to the internet port, because you have to connect your existing netowork to the internet port). Browse to the MINI firware which you have previously downloaded, then press UPGRADE.
Be sure your computer obtains IP addresses automatically from your existing router or network via DHCP. Open a browser and type (login: admin, passwd: admin) 3. (In case of upgrading the original Linksys firmware, you MUST upgrade to the mini version of DD-WRT first). After the successful firmware upgrade, reset your router by pressing the reset button for at least 5 sec.
If the POWER light on the front of the router is starting to flash, then everything is OK. After 3-4 minutes "Upgrade successful" will come up. TIP: If you have troubles with the first step, please visit our troubleshooting page to find a solution to your problem.
If nothing happens, then unplug the router, then plug in again.
If it's showing up as succeeded but you're still on the same version then it's not upgrading - can't, won't; even with different browsers and clearing cache. I've soft-bricked my router twice now; once from upgrading with WHR-G300N firmware(I'm reporting that I was able to upgrade successfully, however as you all have already experienced - only to r32597 unfortunately, all newer builds failed.
Something might be wrong with the bootlooder from what I'm reading? Does anyone have any information why all newer builds fail? Thank you all for the answers, I'll keep waiting for a future build that will work.
I have a question about the update method as well as what is the current build for my router.
First of all, I currenly have instaled DD-WRT v24SP2-MULTI (06/03/12) std (SVN revision 19154) (pretty sure I got it from there
If you have a different router, find your solution here to replace the factory default firmware with DD-WRT.It's also trickier than just combining the fullflash partition with the firmware.Here is Brain Slayer's post on the issue The gist of it is that the linux partition is too small so we have to combine the firmware with the fullflash.I have to assume that the FTP has the newest builds, despite being beta.So just to confirm, would this be the newest firmware available for my router ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2017/-r33492/buffalo_whr_hp_g300n/ ?