Stock or DD-WRT Firmware

vbimport

#1

Hello There,

I currently have a Netgear WNDR3700 v3 router that works rather well but I am always looking for better. A friend told me to install DD-WRT firmware on it and it would be a lot better.

Should I flash it to DD-WRT firmware?

What are the benefits of DD-WRT firmware?

The only thing I am looking for is to extend the range and better prenatal control.

Thanks,


#2

No, because your version of this router is NOT supported.
WNDR3700v3 is based on a Broadcom chip, so completely different architecture than v1 or v2

What are the benefits of DD-WRT firmware?

https://www.flashrouters.com/ddwrt-router-information.php#benefits

The only thing I am looking for is to extend the range and better prenatal control.
Radio signals can be maxed and parental controls can also be configured.

But again. Do NOT flash your v3 router. It’s NOT supported.


#3

are you sure it is not supported

http://www.myopenrouter.com/download/39207/Pre-Compiled-DD-WRT-for-NETGEAR-WNDR3700v3-Wireless-Router-.CHK/


#4

If it is supported, I’d recommend to try it and just flash it with DD-WRT as you can always go back. I used it on an old router and it gave me many more options than the default Linksys firmware. If you like technology it can just be fun to play around with it :wink:

But like MrBelvedere posted, be sure to check if it’s really supported (I didn’t really check). You don’t want to brick your router!


#5

[QUOTE=mrloren;2655667]are you sure it is not supported

http://www.myopenrouter.com/download/39207/Pre-Compiled-DD-WRT-for-NETGEAR-WNDR3700v3-Wireless-Router-.CHK/[/QUOTE]

There is no official support. There are indeed precompiled dd-wrt netgearv3 firmwares available, but they might lead to unexpected results: See the comments on your own weblink. Example:

This firmware is working “better” then expected.

The LED’s on mine do work, LAN, 2.4, 5G all blink etc.

Whats not working:

NAT
PPTP client
"N" speeds (were on stock firmware)


#6

I might give it a try this weekend or next… just need to make sure I have the extra cash if I do brick it.

Thanks,


#7

You should be able to go back and forth in flashing, yes? I’ve done this to other Netgears… it’d be a shame if they decided to do a One & Done Mentality on those 3700s.