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Author Topic: Alternate OpenWRT firmware for the DGL-5500 (HOW TO)  (Read 84882 times)

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Re: Alternate firmware for their DGL-5500
« Reply #45 on: May 12, 2015, 12:21:39 PM »

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Re: Alternate firmware for their DGL-5500
« Reply #46 on: May 14, 2015, 07:38:11 PM »

Bufferbloat testing is included  at dslreports.   
http://www.dslreports.com/speedtest/465379
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Re: Alternate firmware for their DGL-5500
« Reply #47 on: May 14, 2015, 07:52:45 PM »

SQM (Smart Que Manager) has been back-ported into BB1407 (Barrier Breaker) as of April (OpenWRT).
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Re: Alternate firmware for their DGL-5500
« Reply #48 on: May 15, 2015, 07:03:26 AM »

New speedtest tool at DSLreports which includes BufferBloat results: http://www.dslreports.com/speedtest
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Re: Alternate firmware for their DGL-5500
« Reply #49 on: January 26, 2016, 03:58:12 PM »

Any of you guys around that loaded OpenWRT on the 5500? I'm interested in it. I attempted to load it however I forgot that OpenWRT doesn't have the web UI access enabled and I guess LUCI has to be installed? If someone is still around, can you post a step by step guild on installing LUCI? There WIKI is informative however I don't see anything for step by step. They mention CLI or Network using Putty. Kind of need more details on it. I'd like to give OpenWRT a try on my 5500 if some one is still around that can help. Thank you.
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Re: Alternate firmware for their DGL-5500
« Reply #50 on: January 26, 2016, 04:39:19 PM »

They mention CLI or Network using Putty. Kind of need more details on it.

I don't have my DGL5500 anymore (died a few years back) but I have lots of experience in CLI with putty. Do you have some instructions in general I can look at and maybe help with? Would you be connecting via SSH?
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Re: Alternate firmware for their DGL-5500
« Reply #51 on: January 26, 2016, 04:50:34 PM »

http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/d-link/dgl-5500

http://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/howto/luci.essentials
http://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/howto/firstlogin

Thank you Harry, I got the Factory image downloaded and installed i and I got a IP address and could ping the router. Just the web UI would not open so look at the details, They don't have it installed or enabled by default. I have since reverted back to D-Link FW for now. I'll reload OpenWRT if you can out line step by step instructions.

Thank you very much.



They mention CLI or Network using Putty. Kind of need more details on it.

I don't have my DGL5500 anymore (died a few years back) but I have lots of experience in CLI with putty. Do you have some instructions in general I can look at and maybe help with? Would you be connecting via SSH?
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Re: Alternate firmware for their DGL-5500
« Reply #52 on: January 26, 2016, 05:50:23 PM »

Sure, let me read over the material and do some research and I will post something tomorrow.
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Re: Alternate firmware for their DGL-5500
« Reply #53 on: January 27, 2016, 06:44:18 AM »

Thank you sir.

Sure, let me read over the material and do some research and I will post something tomorrow.
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Re: Alternate firmware for their DGL-5500
« Reply #54 on: January 27, 2016, 09:38:56 AM »

Hey guys.
Just bought a DGL5500 yesterday to replace my good'old DIR655.
Very happy with the router but a bit dissapointed with the web interface. There are no advanced features. The firmware is pretty basic, aside from the network map that is fun.
I ran some benchmarks to compare both routers and figure out that DGL5500 steals a bit of bandwidth in speedtest tests. File transfer tests shows a little performance increase over DIR655.
One of the tests I made was firing up Battlefiled 4 on the PC, download 3 torrents files, and watching youtube hd videos on smarthfone and notebook. I was really impressed that Battlefiled 4 pings remained absolute stable, with no lags. All youtube videos and torrents remain active and rock solid. Really good.

But, as a computer geek, I want to try OpenWRT to run some benchmarks and Battlefiled ping tests using the same cenario described above.

I'll try installing it tonight and will post results as soon as I can.

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Re: Alternate firmware for their DGL-5500
« Reply #55 on: January 27, 2016, 10:57:37 AM »

Link>Welcome!

  • Link>What Firmware version is currently loaded? Found on the routers web page under status.
  • What region are you located?
  • Are you wired or wireless connected to the router?
  • Has a Factory Reset been performed?
  • Was a Factory Reset performed before and after any firmware updates then set up from scratch?
  Link> >FW Update Process

Internet Service Provider and Modem Configurations
  • What ISP Service do you have? Cable or DSL?
  • What ISP Modem Mfr. and model # do you have?
  • What ISP Modem service link speeds UP and Down do you have? Link> Speed Testing Sites

If SB and ABE was set up correctly, the OEM FW should work ok. However SB and ABE had development issues and was never really fully addressed.
Did you follow this for SB and ABE initial configuration? http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=55136.msg238544#msg238544

BE AWARE that LUCI needs to be installed right after the OpenWRT Factory.BIN file is loaded to get the web browser UI interface. It's not enabled by default. I tried this last nite. I'm waiting on detailed steps to get LUCI installed. Let us know if you have additional set up steps in regards to this.

I'm looking into using OpenWRT on the 5500 as D-Link development has closed on it.

Hey guys.
Just bought a DGL5500 yesterday to replace my good'old DIR655.
Very happy with the router but a bit dissapointed with the web interface. There are no advanced features. The firmware is pretty basic, aside from the network map that is fun.
I ran some benchmarks to compare both routers and figure out that DGL5500 steals a bit of bandwidth in speedtest tests. File transfer tests shows a little performance increase over DIR655.
One of the tests I made was firing up Battlefiled 4 on the PC, download 3 torrents files, and watching youtube hd videos on smarthfone and notebook. I was really impressed that Battlefiled 4 pings remained absolute stable, with no lags. All youtube videos and torrents remain active and rock solid. Really good.

But, as a computer geek, I want to try OpenWRT to run some benchmarks and Battlefiled ping tests using the same cenario described above.

I'll try installing it tonight and will post results as soon as I can.
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Re: Alternate firmware for their DGL-5500
« Reply #56 on: January 27, 2016, 11:11:04 AM »

Hey FurryNutz, thanks for the welcome.
To install OpenWRT and LUCI, I'm planning to create a Linux Virtual Machine so I dont need to deal with Putty on Windows.

Asnwering your questions (not sure it was directed to me)

What Firmware version is currently loaded? 1.13
What region are you located? Brazil
Are you wired or wireless connected to the router? Wired
Has a Factory Reset been performed? Yes
Was a Factory Reset performed before and after any firmware updates then set up from scratch? Yes

Internet Service Provider and Modem Configurations
What ISP Service do you have? Cable or DSL? VDSL2+
What ISP Modem Mfr. and model # do you have? Technicolor 5336
What ISP Modem service link speeds UP and Down do you have? 35/3.5
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Re: Alternate firmware for their DGL-5500
« Reply #57 on: January 27, 2016, 11:27:04 AM »

I don't have any VMs so i'll be handling it via Putty I guess. I wish they have a build file that had LUCI already enabled.  :-\

If you see any bumps or good step steps along the way, feel free to post them

Make sure your ISP modem is bridged.  ;)
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Re: Alternate firmware for their DGL-5500
« Reply #58 on: January 27, 2016, 03:16:38 PM »

Writing this post with the router running OpenWRT.
Good news is: installing OpenWRT and Lucis easy. Way easier than I tought.
And man.. this thing is FAST!! I'm really excited. I'll still learning a few things and will post a step by step installation guide tonight. Wait for news..
Located here:
OpenWRT for the DGL-5500 FAQ

« Last Edit: March 22, 2016, 09:13:48 AM by FurryNutz »
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Re: Alternate firmware for their DGL-5500
« Reply #59 on: January 28, 2016, 06:57:46 AM »

Looking forward to your guide. I hope it will help me to get WRT and LUCI installed. I'd like to have a good alternative guide for 5500 owners to find new life in this router if possible.

Thank you for your time.
Writing this post with the router running OpenWRT.
Good news is: installing OpenWRT and Lucis easy. Way easier than I tought.
And man.. this thing is FAST!! I'm really excited. I'll still learning a few things and will post a step by step installation guide tonight. Wait for news..
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