Upgrading to the latest dd-wrt firmware version
If you’re one of those who braved to install DD-WRT and is at lost on how to upgrade to the latest version, then this is for you. You can check your current installed version on the upper-right side of your router’s web-interface. The latest version is v24-sp1.
First of all, what is DD-WRT?
DD-WRT is a third party developed firmware released under the terms of the GPL for many ieee802.11a/b/g/h/n wireless routers based on a Broadcom or Atheros chip reference design.
Most of the consumer router products from ASUS, Linksys, D-Link, Buffalo, Belkin, Netgear, Motorola, etc. are supported by this firmware.
Upgrading to the latest version is a few steps and is very easy. But before we go on the actual upgrade process, I’d like to remind the following pre-cautions:
- Backup your current config
- If you’re using a laptop, make sure that you have FULL battery or better if your connected to a power source.
- Never, ever use WIFI, use wired connection
- Use http, the upgrade will not continue if you use https
Now, on the actual upgrade process:
- Find and download the latest DD-WRT version for your router here.
- Login to the router’s web interface
- Go to Administration Tab > Firmware Upgrade
- Click browse and find the firmware that you downloaded
- Make sure that you select “Don’t reset” after flashing
- Click Upgrade
- It will take sometime for the upgrade to complete. Sit back and relax.
- After the upgrade, the router will automatically reboot itself.
- Once the router is up, check on the upper-right side of the web interface to confirm the latest version
Enjoy your stable and enterprise grade router at a cheap… 😉