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Title: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: FurryNutz on January 28, 2010, 06:54:35 PM
Woo Hoo,  ;D doesn't look like much changed from Beta 03. Hope this might be a lot better than 1.21NA was.  ::)

Just loaded on my #2 A1 4500. Will see how it goes.
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: Butcher on January 28, 2010, 08:41:45 PM
I'm trying to download it from the link provided by the sticky, but an error saying "550 failed to change directory". Can someone fix this so I can download the FW please.
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: Squirrel2 on January 28, 2010, 08:59:11 PM
Try this: ftp://ftp.dlink.com/Gateway/dgl4500/firmware/ (ftp://ftp.dlink.com/Gateway/dgl4500/firmware/)

It will list all of the firmware files available. Just grab the 1.22NA one.
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: Butcher on January 28, 2010, 09:03:54 PM
I downloaded it off the FTP site, but when the FW installed and everything, the date of the FW remained the same as the FWB03, does this matter?
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: FurryNutz on January 28, 2010, 09:40:29 PM
Go here:
ftp://ftp.dlink.com/Gateway/dgl4500/firmware][url]ftp://ftp.dlink.com/Gateway/dgl4500/firmware (http://[url)[/url]
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: Butcher on January 29, 2010, 01:59:40 PM
I know Furry, I did all that, but the date on the FW is still the same as the FW from the beta 03, is this a problem?
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: FurryNutz on January 29, 2010, 02:01:32 PM
No I don't think it matters however I went ahead and updated mine and did the factory reset. Seems good so far. Played 3 hours of XBL last nite. Had a good time.
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: stonefly on January 29, 2010, 02:52:59 PM
I just loaded mine (A1) with 1.22NA, will keep you posted.  Saved my configuration, did a factory reset, loaded the new firmware and then reloaded my configuration.  No problems at all loading it, status says 1.22NA,  2010/01/19.  I didn't really have any problems with 1.21NA, only thing it did was drop my wireless  a few times a week.  Other than that it ran well.
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: FurryNutz on January 29, 2010, 03:11:48 PM
Wireless has been good since applying v1.22 and the betas preceding it. I'm happy so far. Hope every else will be.
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: haha-pwned on January 29, 2010, 09:17:30 PM
Tired of messing around with D-Link and all the broken promises?  Want to roll your
dgl-4500 firmware back to 1.15 right now?  The two links below have the fix. This
is not a joke.  It works.  Both sites are very reputable and people have tested it.

http://www.ispgeeks.com/wild/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=4224#15926

and

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r23720820-downgrade-possible-DGL4500-12xNA115

Follow the simple instructions and tell d-link where to stuff it.

Christmas was a little late this year but better late than never!
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: FurryNutz on January 29, 2010, 09:34:26 PM
v1.22NA is working great.  ;D
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: Brewske on February 08, 2010, 01:02:32 PM
Just curious if those that have gone to 1.22NA will be staying at it now that they can go back to 1.15.  I am at 1.15 debating if I should go to 1.22 final release.  My 1.15 sometimes has to be rebooted and if 5 or 6 wireless users get on it, it becomes unresponsive at times.  Just curious if those that are at 1.22 think it's worth taking the jump now?

Thanks in advance for any input.
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: NKYadav on February 10, 2010, 06:06:53 PM
I am considering bumping to 1.22NA, but to be honest, *all* of my issues disappeared with build I am using - I believe it is (121B08) - I checked my stats just before upgrading, but I had no dropped packets in wireless and only 7 on wired out of 5 million plus - just like the old performance I was used to with my DGL-4300.
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: FurryNutz on February 11, 2010, 07:13:06 AM
You could upgrade. I would save off your config file then apply the new FW. However if it works, don't fix it.  ::)
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: Coop on February 11, 2010, 07:58:16 AM
Just upgraded to 1.22NA so far so good although my backup settings couldn't be applied properly... I applied them and then I couldn't connect to the router.  So I have rebooted the router and re-setup everything.  It was annoying but if the firmware works better I'm all for it  :)

Edit:

I still seem to have a lot of Dropped packets on my wireless and errors (Up time 42mins);

LAN STATISTICS

Sent :842757
TX Packets Dropped :3
Collisions :0
Received :427052
RX Packets Dropped :0
Errors :0

WAN STATISTICS

Sent :496466
TX Packets Dropped :0
Collisions :0
Received :977541
RX Packets Dropped :0
Errors :0

WIRELESS STATISTICS

Sent :161744
TX Packets Dropped :3647
Received :83980
RX Packets Dropped :99
Errors :655


However it does seem to be a tad quicker and I have a better signal.
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: FurryNutz on February 11, 2010, 08:02:39 AM
after you applied the update, did you do a factory reset before applying the config file? Are you using the default IP address for the router? some people change the default address.
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: shayking on February 13, 2010, 08:43:17 AM
OML,

So i got an RMA'ed Router a month ago, it worked great for 8 days then poof , same 24 network lose problems. so 5 days ago i tried 1.22NA. it worked great for 3 days then poof same issues.

LOL, i. loosing my mind. OUR ROUTERS ARE BEING COMPROMISED, Its Obvious.
or its over heating, ..take your pick.
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: Magno99900 on February 13, 2010, 01:09:30 PM
Here's how it's working for me:

Uptime: 6days 1hr

LAN Statistics

Sent :2409959
TX Packets Dropped :2
Collisions :0
Received :2041875
RX Packets Dropped :0
Errors :0

WAN Statistics
Sent :2579707
TX Packets Dropped :0
Collisions :0
Received :24890742
RX Packets Dropped :0
Errors :0

Wireless Statistics
Sent :5388010
TX Packets Dropped :6243
Received :4045210
RX Packets Dropped :5212
Errors :47191
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: Beeder on February 19, 2010, 07:08:46 PM
So far so good with 1.22 with my rev A2 hardware.  Far fewer errors (20 times less) and zero wireless restarts, which were happening every 20 mins of Skype video call time before (using firmware 1.15).
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: Corroded on February 19, 2010, 10:10:34 PM
So funny...

I have my system on 1.22...

I have multiple schedules as well as custom DNS settings on my Cable Modem...

The biggest challenge was the Log settings.  Once I set them back to Security & Firewall and Critical, basically no logging, I have had no trouble. 

I have multiples of this router on customers. They have FW's of 1.13, 1.14 and 1.21 and none have any issues with the logging set as stated.

The system on 1.14 has an Xbox Live on it with no issues, wired by the way.

Yes this router is AFU if you leave the logging full on, start by setting it as I have and seeing what you get.  I am @ 28+ days on 1.22 here.  The last reboot was because of a system change I enacted, not by chance.

Good luck and PM me if you need to.

Corroded out...!
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: Juicy J on February 20, 2010, 07:32:53 PM
for wireless this is bad isnt it?
Sent :1158921

TX Packets Dropped :1332

   Received :774474

RX Packets Dropped :290

Errors :28165
   
With Firmware Version :  1.21NA
should i upgrade?
I am game a lot and i want the smoothest ride as possible.
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: Beeder on February 20, 2010, 08:34:28 PM
DLink recommends WPA2 only + AES for the wireless security settings. This may help with some of the errors.  I'm betting you've got interference from neighboring networks.  I still got excellent throughput on my 4500 even with gobs of errors, but it did impact Skype.  Didn't see any perceivable problems with Xbox, however.
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: shayking on February 21, 2010, 08:14:57 AM
i just realized.
with WISH and WLAN partition disabled i get nearly zero Wireless errors.
Sent : 1900 .

TX Packets Dropped : 0 .
.
 Received : 1724 .

RX Packets Dropped : 0 .

Errors : 3 .

This is almost 4 days of heavy use.

more testing needed. i need to find were the errors start showing up, by which features.
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: Juicy J on February 21, 2010, 10:14:15 AM
DLink recommends WPA2 only + AES for the wireless security settings. This may help with some of the errors.  I'm betting you've got interference from neighboring networks.  I still got excellent throughput on my 4500 even with gobs of errors, but it did impact Skype.  Didn't see any perceivable problems with Xbox, however.

there are 2 networks that I could pick up and I do use that security setup also. 
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: Juicy J on February 21, 2010, 10:15:38 AM
i just realized.
with WISH and WLAN partition disabled i get nearly zero Wireless errors.
Sent : 1900 .

TX Packets Dropped : 0 .
.
 Received : 1724 .

RX Packets Dropped : 0 .


Errors : 3 .



This is almost 4 days of heavy use.


more testing needed. i need to find were the errors start showing up, by which features.

please do beacuse this could help with my wireless gaming.
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: Beeder on February 21, 2010, 12:33:23 PM
i just realized.
with WISH and WLAN partition disabled i get nearly zero Wireless errors.
Sent : 1900 .

TX Packets Dropped : 0 .
.
 Received : 1724 .

RX Packets Dropped : 0 .

Errors : 3 .

This is almost 4 days of heavy use.

more testing needed. i need to find were the errors start showing up, by which features.
Shayking: something's fishy about your log. With "heavy" use I'd expect the numbers above to be much higher. TX/RX packets should be in the millions.
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: kareshi on February 22, 2010, 06:22:09 AM
It is working great for me too. router was up for 6 days+ without any restart required. The router usually requires restart (unable to access console or/and internet connect just goes down) in 1-2 days.
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: FurryNutz on February 22, 2010, 11:01:24 AM
Good to hear, let us know if there is anything else going on. Hopefully not. Enjoy.
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: Juicy J on February 22, 2010, 09:52:25 PM
will both of those disabled mess up online gaming? is WISH good or bad? what about WLAN partition?
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: FurryNutz on February 23, 2010, 08:08:10 AM
WISH can be disabled, it's for streaming video over slower connections. I have disabled mine since I have Cable and use Netflix over 360. Works great. No issues seen. WAN Partition prevents associated wireless clients from communicating with each other. This can be disabled as well. This is in my sticky about gaming and gamefuel as well. I've disabled mine. Also recommend disabling WiFi Protected setup if you don't need this. Is just a way of securely connecting printers and other enabled devices to the router securely over WiFi. If you don't have anything like this, then disable it.
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: rookie48 on February 23, 2010, 09:09:43 AM
I'm still on firmware v1.15.. my DGL-4500 has been working flawlessly (wireless and wired) for months without rebooting, except when the power in the house has been interrupted. Is there any performance benefit for me to flash the firmware to 1.22NA?

I'm hearing that it may be best to leave what is working alone...  but I'm always looking for more/better performance..
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: FurryNutz on February 23, 2010, 09:45:03 AM
I would leave it where it's at. I have 2 4500's, one with v1.22NA and one with v1.15NA and 1.15 seem just a bit more robust than 1.22. IMO, not a big change to warrant a FW update. If it works, don't fix it.  ;D
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: rookie48 on February 23, 2010, 10:27:58 AM
Thanks FuzzyNuts!
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: FurryNutz on February 23, 2010, 10:36:36 AM
Hope it works well for you.
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: rookie48 on February 23, 2010, 10:51:28 AM
I previously had two POS Linksys wireless routers.. this DGL-4500 smokes in terms of performance (GB ethernet helps..). I had ideas of running a hard drive "pool" off the USB port on the router directly, but hesitate to mess with the router firmware just for that. Any computer on the network can provide the same thing.. between my work computers (wired), three wireless laptops in the house, and a well used playstation 3 COD2 gaming going on, all accessing the router, this DGL-4500 has been awesome... why wreck a good thing and mess with the firmware!  I'l take your advice!
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: FurryNutz on February 23, 2010, 10:57:53 AM
Sounds good. Ya, I have a wired 24pt GB switch off my 4500, only other thing connected direct to the 4500 is the 2 360s. I have a airport extreme handling B and G devices and the 4500 is doing N mode 5Ghz to my MacBook Pro. I have a dedicated file server that everything can connect to. I'm enjoying it. Only thing I'm gong to do now is install Cat 6 cabling and install Server 2008.
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: Juicy J on February 23, 2010, 01:31:15 PM
I couldnt find WAN or WLAN partition in my settings  ??? lol
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: FurryNutz on February 23, 2010, 02:50:11 PM
Check Advanced/Advanced Wireless for WLAN Partition.
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: Juicy J on February 23, 2010, 08:39:39 PM
oh mine is already off  :D
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: FurryNutz on February 24, 2010, 07:37:59 AM
Well let us know if there is anything else. You should be good to go. Gaming should be smooth and fun.
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: shayking on February 24, 2010, 08:29:56 PM
heres another read for 3 days , very clean signal & few errors.

Sent : 550871 .

TX Packets Dropped : 89 .
.
 Received : 280906 .

RX Packets Dropped : 0 .

Errors : 1408 .
 
So on saturday i will test WISH for 24hrs and Sunday WLAN partition for 24hrs...and then both for 24hrs.
And hopefully i can find my culprit.

@ Beeder, yes i must have reset my stats before i posted...oops.. but i asure you the errors/packet drops were very low.
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: UserCookie69 on February 27, 2010, 08:52:15 AM
Sounds good. Ya, I have a wired 24pt GB switch off my 4500, only other thing connected direct to the 4500 is the 2 360s. I have a airport extreme handling B and G devices and the 4500 is doing N mode 5Ghz to my MacBook Pro. I have a dedicated file server that everything can connect to. I'm enjoying it. Only thing I'm gong to do now is install Cat 6 cabling and install Server 2008.

don't do just cat 6 get cat 6a you can get it cheap off ebay i got 3 or 4 for around 8 bucks combined shipping might also want to look in to the the new cat 7a standard probly expensive as hell but cat 6a comes close to 7 which is really expensive and my cat6a has done wonders for my wired network
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: FurryNutz on February 27, 2010, 08:55:38 AM
What wireless modes are you using? since you can go back to v1.15, it might be worth trying v1.22NA. I would try some testing 1st. B/G mode only at 2.4Ghz along with setting the speed to 11Mb and test that. See if you get any disconnects or hangs. If so then give 1.22NA a try and see how it goes.
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: FurryNutz on February 27, 2010, 09:00:56 AM
don't do just cat 6 get cat 6a you can get it cheap off ebay i got 3 or 4 for around 8 bucks combined shipping might also want to look in to the the new cat 7a standard probly expensive as hell but cat 6a comes close to 7 which is really expensive and my cat6a has done wonders for my wired network

Ya Im getting to upgrade to Cat 6 this next week.Can't wait. Supposed to be a lot smoother.
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: Corroded on February 27, 2010, 04:07:40 PM
I use all CAT6 in my office....  I get the cables from monoprice.com  good quality and cheap prices.

The biggest difference has also been with the switches I sue in the lab part of the office.  The one I have now is a dlinkdgs-2208, it is ok for most usage but not large file xfers.  It will not handle the speed the dlink DGS-1016D does.  The complaint on the DGS-1016D is the PS fan that is internal, it is at least as loud as my Netgear ReadyNAS+, but boyo' does it let the files fly...
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: Melchior on March 01, 2010, 02:06:12 PM
Hi I work at Galaxy Gaming a Gaming and LAN Center in Dover, NH. ( I love the DGL-4500 ^_^)


Ever Since I  upgraded to the v1.21NA firmware in the last 2 or 3 months then to v1.22NA when it came out, up from the original v1.02 firmware... we have been unable to connect our Nintendo Wiis getting that
"Nintendo Wii error code 51330"...

Any Ideas I going to have to go with bug but....?

This is occurring in both 1.21NA as well as 1.22NA....


Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: FurryNutz on March 01, 2010, 02:16:34 PM
Try this?
http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/wfc/en_na/ds/results.jsp?error_code=51330&system=Wii&locale=lang (http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/wfc/en_na/ds/results.jsp?error_code=51330&system=Wii&locale=lang)
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: Melchior on March 01, 2010, 05:49:46 PM
lol thx but I've already been there done that didn't help....

thx though.
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: FurryNutz on March 02, 2010, 07:19:33 AM
have you tried setting up a IP reservation and also tested this Wii out on the DMZ? Wondering if there is a FW issue with Wii. I would contact DLink and talk to someone. Hate to see this not get resolved. Got to be something simple. Let us know if you find anything. I'd like to post info in my Gaming and GameFuel sticky if there are certain settings needed for the Wii.
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: Melchior on March 02, 2010, 05:18:34 PM
have you tried setting up a IP reservation and also tested this Wii out on the DMZ? Wondering if there is a FW issue with Wii. I would contact DLink and talk to someone. Hate to see this not get resolved. Got to be something simple. Let us know if you find anything. I'd like to post info in my Gaming and GameFuel sticky if there are certain settings needed for the Wii.
If you're talking about a manually configured network, that's what we use here at G2.....  Everything that wants to connect has to be manually assigned an IP and all the other settings as well...

I would like to note the we were using a 128-Bit wep key before.... but like I mentioened before I tried the other security types to no avail....  I would to also note that when I changed the secrity settings it complained about WPS might not function correctly.... I have it enabled but am not using it and saldy I haven't tried it with WPS off yet....


I did start a support ticket as well but the initial response was seriously lacking love lol...

ok If I figure something out I will post it...
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: FurryNutz on March 05, 2010, 08:16:52 AM
Let us know how it goes and what the out come is. Hope it works out well and gets resolved.
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: FurryNutz on March 05, 2010, 08:25:09 AM
Ya Im getting to upgrade to Cat 6 this next week.Can't wait. Supposed to be a lot smoother.

Got my CAT 6 cabling order in yesterday, woo hoo. Very nice and smooth. I noticed a 1Mb up in speed when going to speedtest.net. Played xbox last night but that was still over Cat 5 to the 4500. Will try my other xbox thats on CAT 6 this weekend. I got cables that were as short as they could be for each one I upgraded. I did 1 ft between the cable modem and router and 2 ft from router to switch. Seems very nice. Think we should post a separate subject for this here in the forums since were getting of topic here. LOL. Let everyone know.
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: Melchior on March 07, 2010, 11:44:32 AM
Let us know how it goes and what the out come is. Hope it works out well and gets resolved.
Let me ask you do you have a Wii that you can test this out on?
Your Sig mentions your have the same HW and Firmware version we are running A1 and v1.22NA.
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: FurryNutz on March 07, 2010, 11:55:49 AM
I sure would if I had one, however I don't. Sorry. Only have xboxes.  ::)
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: UserCookie69 on March 25, 2010, 03:54:22 AM
can't realy complain but being at college i can't really say alot i think my router crashed just have not got home to reboot it oddly enough its happened once so far wher ei had to go in and manually tell it to reconnect to the net weird.

also my network is set up using Cat6a i bought on ebay dirt cheap i got 4 cables 3 black and 1 red the red is so i know which one is going from the router d-link in the attic to my router one floor below and i just love it for lan stuff computer to computer transfer are nice didn't notice a speed boost though other then the small like .2 MB since running the new firmware
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: Melchior on April 29, 2010, 12:17:58 PM
No change since last post Wii(s) still not connecting to the DGL4500(h/w:A1)(F/W:v1.22NA).
what have these Devs been up to for the last month? ie not even a new Beta update??
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: r4zer on April 29, 2010, 07:10:25 PM
So will be there a new firmware soon or what?
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: FurryNutz on April 29, 2010, 10:29:36 PM
There so no up comming FW at this time or near future from what I understand.
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: Melchior on April 30, 2010, 12:45:21 PM
That Sucks.... what are they working on then?
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: NKYadav on May 06, 2010, 05:04:27 PM
After all of my issues with my originally bought router, and finally giving in and getting it RMA'd, and then continued issues (but less markedly seen) with this router, I have to say that when 121B08 / 122NA were put onto this device, I finally started seeing specs close to the same as with my DGL-4300 (which, incidentally, I have working again - it seems the DHCP over wired is flaky, but wireless seems to hold up better- good news for my DROID).

Some stats (17 days ago we switched from our cable provider for phone service to Vonage, so these stats are for a router that has been on non stop for 17 days on this current connection:

LAN Statistics

Sent :     181923501
Received :     100894569
TX Packets Dropped :     5
RX Packets Dropped :     0
Collisions :     0
Errors :     0

WAN Statistics

Sent :     98693589
Received :     180436590
TX Packets Dropped :     0
RX Packets Dropped :     0
Collisions :     0   
Errors :     0

Wireless Statistics

Sent :     242169
Received :     52554
TX Packets Dropped :     1008
RX Packets Dropped :     2722
Errors :     2612

The wireless packet loss I can live with - having 2 radios in close proximity, one to serve my DROID (G) and one to serve my laptop (N) will obviously have some negative effects.  Since both routers show similar packet loss, I am not worried about it.

But, to have *0* packet loss in WAN communications, and to have only 5 packets lost in 181 Million+ packets transmitted on my LAN - now *THAT* is the performance I am used to getting with my older DGL-4300 before it crapped out.

Thank you, D-Link for finally getting this all worked out.  Thanks to all of the crew that put up with a lot of us who were steaming mad with our purchases, and thanks to all of you who were able to help beta test Firmware to help the devs get it right.
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: FurryNutz on May 07, 2010, 07:27:42 AM
Good to hear all is well man.  :D Should work well for you. Been working great for me. Have a great weekend.
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: mcannon-gso on June 09, 2010, 11:44:01 AM
No change since last post Wii(s) still not connecting to the DGL4500(h/w:A1)(F/W:v1.22NA).
what have these Devs been up to for the last month? ie not even a new Beta update??

Melchior,

What wireless channel do you have the router set to?
I have a Wii and it is connected to my DGL-4500 A2 on channel 1.

Read somewhere that the Wii only likes the common channels 1, 6, 11 they are non-overlapping channels.

--mcannon-gso
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: jerryb1988 on June 12, 2010, 01:49:07 PM
The ports need updated for the game ("Application") World of Warcraft. The proper ports are now:

TCP: 1119, 3724, 6112-6114, 4000, 6881-6999

UDP: 3724

Source: http://us.blizzard.com/support/article.xml?locale=en_US&articleId=21015
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: FurryNutz on June 15, 2010, 07:50:24 AM
I have forwarded this post to the main 4500 forum so that this gets seen by others there since thats the main forum where everyone goes initially. Thank you for the updated information. Please let us know if there is any other good information to share.  ;)
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: baracat on July 20, 2010, 01:41:03 PM
My router keeps on rebooting, I really don't know why, I have been using this firmware since it's release date, but last week it started with the problems.
I have acquired a new laptop, a Sony Vaio Z, which has 802.11n, and I have been using it.
I have normal torrent usage and it seems that my router only reboots when torrent is running, don't know why!
I have also acquired a new wireless phone that works on the 2.4Ghz spectrum, but idk if that is what is causing the problem.
In the moment, I have the connected the PS3, a NAS and my home server connected with the cable. Maybe 3 or 4 laptops on wireless.
My settings are as follows:

Wireless LAN

Wireless Radio : Enabled

802.11 Mode : Mixed 802.11n, 802.11g and 802.11b

Channel Width : 20MHz

Channel : 11

Secondary Channel : 

WISH : Active

Wi-Fi Protected Setup : Enabled/Configured

Guest Wi-Fi Protected Setup : Enabled/Not Configured
SSID List
    Security Mode
    WPA/WPA2 - Personal


Any ideas/solutions to my problem?
Thankfully,
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: FurryNutz on July 20, 2010, 06:08:05 PM
I presume that your are using v1.22NA fw?

What happens if you try to use Wireless G mode only at 2.4Ghz Channel width> Auto?

Let us know.
I would re-post this in the main 4500 forum as well for further viewing and responses by others.
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: baracat on July 20, 2010, 06:15:39 PM
I need 802.11 n because of the MacBook Pro, I dont know why, but as I live in an apartment, when I only use G, the signal doesn't reach my living room, where the MBP is located as a media server.
I'm starting to get worried
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: FurryNutz on July 22, 2010, 09:25:27 AM
MOVED TO MAIN FORUM.  ;D
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: JoeScan on August 02, 2010, 05:28:38 AM
Ive been running 1.22NA for over a week now and it's perfect. I have 13 devices on my network and everything is running without any problems.
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: JL6speed on August 02, 2010, 10:41:07 PM
I just recently picked up this router. I am on 1.21NA and I am having occasional wireless drops. My internet will be fine on the laptop, and then all of a sudden it might just drop the internet on the Wireless Network Connection Status and the IPv4 Connectivity will just not have Internet. I have to disable and re-enable the adapter for it to pick up internet again. It's really annoying. Other than that the router works fine. And the problem isn't really even the wireless connection. It just drops the internet and I can still access my router / network computers.

I am using N and the router is just 1 wall away. I seem to avg at around 50% signal strength and around 150mbps sometimes around 162-200ish mbps.

I am thinking about upgrading to 1.22NA if this keeps happening. Dunno if anyone else is having the same issue.
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: JoeScan on August 03, 2010, 04:45:38 AM
JL6speed I would recommend moving up to 1.22NA.
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: FurryNutz on August 03, 2010, 10:31:16 AM
Ya, v1.21 is known for hangs and random reboots. Update to v1.22 and it will fix. Let us know how it goes.
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: JL6speed on August 03, 2010, 10:41:02 AM
haha.... I wouldn't really call it hangs or reboots. The home network part works great. The wireless however, drops the internet at random times (while the home network and the router itself is still accessible and working). I have not actually experienced any reboots as of yet, but I suppose if 1.22NA is safe I'll go ahead and do the upgrade.

Thanks for the inputs :)
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: FurryNutz on August 03, 2010, 10:54:28 AM
Ya, v1.21 had the issue of wireless hangs and reboots. I was testing the beta version and they had issues. v1.22 takes care of the wireless. Works great now.
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: JL6speed on August 03, 2010, 04:48:35 PM
Oh btw, what is the normal accepted range of normality for wireless packet drops / errors?

This is what I got so far:

Wireless Statistics

Sent :2224912
TX Packets Dropped :6189
(.278%)
   
Received :2144258
RX Packets Dropped :9685
(.452%)

Errors :2056
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: FurryNutz on August 03, 2010, 05:06:44 PM
you have to remember that the numbers you see is a collected number over a period of time from the last time the 4500 was reset or power cycled. So these numbers will accumulate over time until the next power cycle. It also depends on interference and distance your device is from the router too. So you'll have to check a test and power cycle the router and clear out everything the start reviewing what you see. If you do see a lot of packets being in error or dropped and you know your in good range from the router and there's no other interference then could be something wrong. Just all depends. Just know that you will see drop and errors and that's just the nature of wireless.
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: JL6speed on August 03, 2010, 05:27:13 PM
It is literally 1 wall away. Approx 20-30 ft at most.

We have 3 routers in the home so maybe there be some interference but I set my DGL4500 to run 2.4/5ghz and the other 2 routers are only b/g.
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: FurryNutz on August 03, 2010, 05:32:02 PM
Mines basically the same way. It's down the hallway from the living room in my office. I see drop and errors. I run mine on N mode only a 2.4Ghz for the best connection.
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: JB225 on August 04, 2010, 06:03:57 AM
 Please Help Me !! for some reason i can't install my 1.22 firmware on my DGL-4500 router !! Everytime i try i keep getting this message: that the file may be corrupted or that the router is too busy !!


Can someone please help me with this ?!!
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: FurryNutz on August 04, 2010, 09:33:17 AM
What FW version are you on right now?
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: JB225 on August 04, 2010, 04:56:44 PM
Right Now I have the ORIGINAL one - 1.02 !! I haven't try to update my FW since i bought this router on 2007 !! This was my first try to update my firmware !! I tried 1.15 and 1.22 but with no luck !! As you can see now i'm a noob on this stuff !!

I will really appreciate your help on this !!
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: JoeScan on August 04, 2010, 05:02:23 PM
Sounds like you should just reset your router to factory settings then try and proceed with the update. Also delete whatever file you downloaded for the update and re-download it again here http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=DGL-4500&tab=3 (http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=DGL-4500&tab=3) and make sure you unzip the file before trying to update.
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: FurryNutz on August 04, 2010, 05:06:27 PM
Yes, do a factory reset to clear everything, update to v1.15, do another factory reset after the update. Then do your configuration. You must extract the .bin file to update the 4500 successfully. Let us know.
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: JL6speed on August 04, 2010, 11:43:41 PM
Not really sure whats up but I think my DGL4500 randomly rebooted today (and i got that 1.22NA installed).

I will say the 1.22 did reduce the # of errors received on the wireless end tho.
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: JB225 on August 05, 2010, 05:22:48 AM
Ok thanks for your help!! i will try it !!

Thanks for your help !! I'll let you know how it goes !
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: JB225 on August 06, 2010, 05:53:15 AM
I finally did the upgrade to FW 1.23 !! but now i'm getting lower speeds on my speed tests: with the router on i get only 3 megs download and 470 KB's upload. And directly from the modem i get 6 megs download 515 KB's upload >  i was getting these same results with the router on before the upgrade of the FW.

Any tips on how to fix this ?? Should i down grade ???
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: JoeScan on August 06, 2010, 06:57:06 AM
1.23? Did I miss somthing?
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: JoeScan on August 06, 2010, 06:59:39 AM
huh look at that another update hit yesterday cool i'm going to install now.
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: JoeScan on August 06, 2010, 07:16:20 AM
Ok all set I'm running 1.23 also and so far so good. When I reloaded my config file the router did hang for 5 mins until I unplugged it but it took the settings so everything worked out.
Title: Re: Firmware Release version 1.22NA Feedback
Post by: Melchior on December 06, 2010, 10:36:46 AM
Melchior,

What wireless channel do you have the router set to?
I have a Wii and it is connected to my DGL-4500 A2 on channel 1.

Read somewhere that the Wii only likes the common channels 1, 6, 11 they are non-overlapping channels.

--mcannon-gso
Yeah sry it took so long to reply... :(

Its set to Auto I think.... been some time since I bothered working on this.... to much of a head ache...
more so in the past 4 months because I was in an accident back on August 7th on my way like usual to the LAn center I work at...  

Even on auto it did hit channel one once and a while but wasn't connecting.... :(


According to the Change log for version 1.23NA.... Nothing was fixed
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DGL-4500 Firmware Release Notes
====================================================
Firmware: 1.23NA
Date: 08/05/10
Added: More help description for Advanced DNS feature.
Added: Schedule feature supports 12 and 24 hour format.
====================================================
Firmware: 1.22NA
Date: 01/28/10
1. Fixed:  Correct HNAP issue.
2. Fixed:  DNS relay issue ( WAN Slowdown )
3. Added:  Advanced DNS descriptions
====================================================
_________________________________________________________________________________________
Sounds like you should just reset your router to factory settings then try and proceed with the update. Also delete whatever file you downloaded for the update and re-download it again here http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=DGL-4500&tab=3 (http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=DGL-4500&tab=3) and make sure you unzip the file before trying to update.

You Can also use this LINK
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ftp://ftp.dlink.com/Gateway/dgl4500/This is a DIRECT FTP access to the DGL4500 Filles ^_^