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Want to install open source firmware on my Router

Post by linux_rules » Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:51 am

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DIR 600 L
H/W Ver B1
F/W Ver.2.04
Hi,
I badly want to install an open source firmware on my router.

I checked DD-WRT but it doesnt seem to support my router.

Kindly tell me if there is any open source firmware available for

my router.
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Re: Want to install open source firmware on my Router

Post by marcia » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:17 am

Hello,

I just did a quick search with the info you gave and found this: https://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/d-link/dir-600

Do not know if this will be helpful, but maybe it is a start.

Good Fortune,

Marcia

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Re: Want to install open source firmware on my Router

Post by linux_rules » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:26 am

marcia wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:17 am
Hello,

I just did a quick search with the info you gave and found this: https://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/d-link/dir-600

Do not know if this will be helpful, but maybe it is a start.

Good Fortune,

Marcia
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Got this while trying to upload the openwrt firmware.
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Re: Want to install open source firmware on my Router

Post by marcia » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:08 am

Hello,

I do not have time to study that link, but there seems to be a lot of info and guides. I would study first and maybe
try to look up a forum or chat for more information. It appears that your router may need some special directions, I do
not know. I guess I would make sure that I have the right firmware to install and do it the safest way, which again may
take more research. Maybe someone else will have more knowledge about this, soon. Unfortunately I do not have much time
to help, today.

In short, I would not rush into this. There is always a danger of bricking a router, if done incorrectly.

Good fortune,

Marcia

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Re: Want to install open source firmware on my Router

Post by marcia » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:29 pm

Hello,

I have found some time to check on this again. Discovered that your router is supported by dd-wrt. Here are the links for info:

https://www.dd-wrt.com/site/support/router-database
https://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/S ... ces#D-Link
https://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/DIR-600
https://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/D ... re_upgrade
https://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/

I do not know which is better openwrt or dd-wrt, but from what I briefly read so far, it appears it may be much easier
to install the dd-wrt firmware. Seems to be some good docs and support, too.

Best regards,

Marcia

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Re: Want to install open source firmware on my Router

Post by linux_rules » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:32 pm

DD WRT offers no support for my router


Please read this

https://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/K ... le_devices
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Re: Want to install open source firmware on my Router

Post by marcia » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:46 pm

Hello,

I do apologize. You are correct. I totally left out the L during my research. It seems maybe no opensource firmware will work on it. Not sure.

Will look around for more info. Does it work fine the way it is? Perhaps if not you could upgrade to newer firmware from dlink, if available. I understand your wish for opensource indeed.

Sincerely,

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Re: Want to install open source firmware on my Router

Post by linux_rules » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:50 pm

marcia wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:46 pm
Will look around for more info.
Thanks in advance.
marcia wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:46 pm
Does it work fine the way it is? Perhaps if not you could upgrade to newer firmware from dlink, if available. I understand your wish for opensource indeed.
Yes it works but I am worried about WAN security. This router is no longer supported by Dlink. There is no newer firmware available from Dlink.
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Re: Want to install open source firmware on my Router

Post by greerd » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:54 pm

OpenWRT/LEDE might support your device with the latest version 17.01.4 but see the 432_warning at the top of this page.

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Re: Want to install open source firmware on my Router

Post by linux_rules » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:00 pm

greerd wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:54 pm
OpenWRT/LEDE might support your device with the latest version 17.01.4 but see the 432_warning at the top of this page.
The link you have provided is for D-Link DIR-600 B1

Mine is D-Link DIR-600 L
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Re: Want to install open source firmware on my Router

Post by greerd » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:23 pm

On second look the DIR-600 B1 is different than the DIR-600L. OpenWRT only lists the DIR-600 versions, not the DIR-600L.

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Re: Want to install open source firmware on my Router

Post by linux_rules » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:26 pm

greerd wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:23 pm
On second look the DIR-600 B1 is different than the DIR-600L. OpenWRT only lists the DIR-600 versions, not the DIR-600L.
Yes, I just dont know what to do now.
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Re: Want to install open source firmware on my Router

Post by greerd » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:31 pm

Time to pull out your wallet I fear.

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Re: Want to install open source firmware on my Router

Post by linux_rules » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:34 pm

greerd wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:31 pm
Time to pull out your wallet I fear.
True. I will do some research about DDWRT compatible routers and buy one.
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