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Author Topic: Differences between 1.02NA and 2.00NA? A1 and B1?  (Read 17553 times)

krishen.greenwell

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Differences between 1.02NA and 2.00NA? A1 and B1?
« on: June 06, 2012, 06:53:54 AM »

Hi there,

Has anyone been able to find out any differences between versions 1.02NA and 2.00NA of the firmware?  I've looked all over and I can't find anything, and D-Link customer service doesn't seem to have any release notes for 2.00NA.  At this point, I'm thinking it was to support the DIR-601 hardware change from A1 to B1.  Actually, while I have you -- does anyone know the differences between the A1 and B1 DIR-601 hardware?

Cheers
Krishen
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Re: Differences between 1.02NA and 2.00NA? A1 and B1?
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2012, 10:32:10 AM »

What region are you?

Rev B usually means there was a major improvement on the hardware on Rev A to warrant a new version and new release. This release might not be global and only held in a particular region(s). From what I can tell, Rev B FW is for only NA and CAnada I believe. However I don't see it on the U.S. site.

Most information regarding differences is confidential and not disclosed by DLink and is usually hard to obtain accurate information regarding such.
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Re: Differences between 1.02NA and 2.00NA? A1 and B1?
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2012, 01:19:04 PM »

What region are you?

Rev B usually means there was a major improvement on the hardware on Rev A to warrant a new version and new release. This release might not be global and only held in a particular region(s). From what I can tell, Rev B FW is for only NA and CAnada I believe. However I don't see it on the U.S. site.

Most information regarding differences is confidential and not disclosed by DLink and is usually hard to obtain accurate information regarding such.

FurryNutz,

Thanks for your quick reply.  I'm in Florida.  It's funny, the 2.00NA firmware has been out "in the wild" since at least Feb 2012 (see this post: http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=46320.0%3E ), but still no firmware release notes to be found 5 months later:

http://dlink.com/us/en/home-solutions/support/product/dir-601-wireless-n-150-home-router

My particular problem relates to ping times.  Replacing a revA1/1.02NA with a revB1/2.00NA results in significantly worse ping times given the same encryption and channel selection.  The extra-long round-trip-time causes noticeable packet loss and/or dropped connections on the revB1/2.00NA unit when compared to revA1/1.02NA.

I'm going to give D-Link a call today or tomorrow to see if I can glean any more information now that I've narrowed the problem-space down a little.

Cheers
Krishen
« Last Edit: July 02, 2012, 01:46:00 PM by krishen.greenwell »
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Re: Differences between 1.02NA and 2.00NA? A1 and B1?
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2012, 01:30:43 PM »

Ok, keep us posted if you find out anything.

What ISP Service do you have? Cable or DSL?
What ISP Modem do you have? Stand Alone or built in router?
What ISP Modem make and model do you have?
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Re: Differences between 1.02NA and 2.00NA? A1 and B1?
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2012, 01:44:24 PM »

Ok, keep us posted if you find out anything.

What ISP Service do you have? Cable or DSL?
What ISP Modem do you have? Stand Alone or built in router?
What ISP Modem make and model do you have?

Just found your other topic on the B1 hardware ( http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=48588.0 ).  Glad to see I'm not the only trying to figure out stuff about the B1 hardware.

I'm not actually using the 601 to access the internet; rather, it's for connectivity between a laptop and another device.  All devices (laptop, 601 & other device) are configured with static 10-based addresses.
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Re: Differences between 1.02NA and 2.00NA? A1 and B1?
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2012, 02:05:44 PM »

Are the addresses configured ON the devices or ON the router? Router is preferred. Might try that.
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Re: Differences between 1.02NA and 2.00NA? A1 and B1?
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2012, 07:02:46 AM »

Are the addresses configured ON the devices or ON the router? Router is preferred. Might try that.

Not quite sure what you mean?  They're static, so they've been configured on all three.
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Re: Differences between 1.02NA and 2.00NA? A1 and B1?
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2012, 07:04:36 AM »

You need to ensure the devices are set up for Automatic Networking, not static. Use the Reservation of addresses ON the router. Then each time the devices are used and turned on, they will automatically get addressing from the router.
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