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Author Topic: DIR-615 C wireless is not reliable  (Read 51153 times)

Perihelion

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Re: DIR-615 C wireless is not reliable
« Reply #30 on: May 15, 2010, 06:54:44 AM »

One week in and the new firmware has been flawless.  It back to working how it should...invisibly.  Boot the laptop up and it has an IP address before I even get my browser running.  None of this "limited connectivity" crap on network re-entry.  No connection problems all week.
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sparkybc

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Re: DIR-615 C wireless is not reliable
« Reply #31 on: May 21, 2010, 12:56:30 PM »

Firmware is still junk. Drops wifi signal as usual.
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Perihelion

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Re: DIR-615 C wireless is not reliable
« Reply #32 on: May 25, 2010, 04:15:15 AM »

More than 3 weeks into the new firmware now and the router has been stable the whole time requiring zero reboots and showing no lag buildup.  We have multiple wireless devices in the house all doing network entry and re-entry and no problems to this point...
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sparkybc

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Re: DIR-615 C wireless is not reliable
« Reply #33 on: May 25, 2010, 08:14:10 AM »

I ran the new firmware since it came out! It could work fine for a week than have it's little episodes. Hard wired always worked even though wifi would drop out.

I got rid of dlinks firmware and went to open source DD-WRT. Works great and no wifi drop outs go figure..
DD-WRT gives you more control over a variety of settings as well.
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Perihelion

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Re: DIR-615 C wireless is not reliable
« Reply #34 on: May 26, 2010, 04:29:09 AM »

DD-WRT runs on the 615? Can you post up a link?
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Skello

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Re: DIR-615 C wireless is not reliable
« Reply #35 on: May 27, 2010, 12:44:05 AM »

DD-WRT runs on the 615? Can you post up a link?

Depends on the hardware version (revision). Some revisions have official builds released for them, like C1, C2, D2, E3, E4, while others like the European D1, D3, D4 versions work with generic or hacked builds. There are reports of D1 working with both a hacked DD-WRT build for DIR-600 as well as the D2 build.

Go to http://dd-wrt.com/site/support/router-database type DIR-615 and if you have one of the officially supported revisions get the builds from there. The installation instructions are the same as for DIR-600 and are available at http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/DIR-600#Installation_Instructions

You could also try the latest dev builds for DIR-615 (released two days ago) from:
ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/05-25-10-r14573/dlink-dir615c1/ - H/W Ver. Cx
ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/05-25-10-r14573/dlink-dir615d/ - H/W Ver. Dx
ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/05-25-10-r14573/dlink-dir615e/ - H/W Ver. Ex

Good luck and post back how it worked out for future reference.

PS: Fortunately if you mess it up, restoring the factory firmware on this model is dead simple. Follow the instructions here: http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/DIR-600#Alternate_Install_Method_using_Emergency_Room_Web_Interface and use the latest D-Link .bin for your revision.
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a25105

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Re: DIR-615 C wireless is not reliable
« Reply #36 on: May 27, 2010, 04:47:32 PM »

Hi Skello,

I tried the firmware from the ftp site for my E1 router but it failed and won't except the factory-ddwrt firmware.  I also tried the one from http://dd-wrt.com/site/support/router-database previously with same result.  Anyone out there have better luck with their E1 routers?
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Skello

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Re: DIR-615 C wireless is not reliable
« Reply #37 on: May 28, 2010, 12:49:23 AM »

Hi Skello,

I tried the firmware from the ftp site for my E1 router but it failed and won't except the factory-ddwrt firmware.  I also tried the one from http://dd-wrt.com/site/support/router-database previously with same result.  Anyone out there have better luck with their E1 routers?

Well, E1 is not officially supported by DD-WRT, and if ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/05-25-10-r14573/dlink-dir615e/dir615e-factory-to-ddwrt-firmware.bin failed to flash, then you might be out of luck. Any error message?

You could, at your own risk (and I cannot emphasize this enough), try flashing it from the Emergency Room Web Interface.

!!!BE ADVISED, THIS COULD BRICK YOUR DEVICE!!!

To access the Emergency Room Web interface follow these steps:
1. Unplug the router's power cord and wait 20 seconds.
2. Get a pin, push the RESET button and KEEP IT PRESSED.
3. Connect the power cord back (while still keeping the reset button pressed)
4. Keep the reset button pressed for an additional 5 seconds after connecting power cord and then release. At this point you should see the power button blinking orange.
5. Connect over a wired connection to the router and set your network adapter IP MANUALLY to 192.168.0.2
6. Open http://192.168.0.1 in a browser. You should see a white page with a Browse and Upload button.

If the DD-WRT flash works, reboot your router and set your ethernet adapter to obtain IP automatically then try to access http://192.168.0.1 or http://192.168.1.1 .

If it fails, reboot the router and use the same procedure to flash the original D-Link firmware. Get it from: ftp://ftp.dlink.com/Gateway/dir615_revE/Firmware/dir615_revE_fw_500NA.zip
« Last Edit: May 28, 2010, 12:57:24 AM by Skello »
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a25105

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Re: DIR-615 C wireless is not reliable
« Reply #38 on: May 28, 2010, 05:49:04 PM »

Hi Skello,

First of all, thanks for your help & is greatly appreciated.  The error that I got when I tried to upload the firmware simply said upload failed and the upload file might not be correct.  I guess I will wait until this E1 router is fully supported because I don't want to brick my router right now. (Thanks for your warning:))

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stonetownmike

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Re: DIR-615 C wireless is not reliable
« Reply #39 on: May 28, 2010, 05:54:06 PM »

The error that I got when I tried to upload the firmware simply said upload failed and the upload file might not be correct.

What browser are you using to try to update the firmware? Some users have been getting error messages if they don't use Firefox.
« Last Edit: May 28, 2010, 05:57:16 PM by stonetownmike »
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a25105

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Re: DIR-615 C wireless is not reliable
« Reply #40 on: May 28, 2010, 07:34:47 PM »

I was using Firefox but also tried using IE 8 with no luck.
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Perihelion

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Re: DIR-615 C wireless is not reliable
« Reply #41 on: June 06, 2010, 09:36:52 PM »

One month into the new firmware now and haven't had to reset the router once. Not a single dropped connection or problem with network reentry on any of our devices.  That's a new record at our house.
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nikonous

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Re: DIR-615 C wireless is not reliable
« Reply #42 on: June 07, 2010, 10:51:26 PM »

Worked great for a few weeks after the firmware update then back to the same old situation. Have to reboot the router every few days. I think I'd rather go back to my wireless B router. Sorry DLink but I'm done with this and your company. Don't have time to wait for you to fix this.
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