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JacobD84

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Buffalo WZR-HP-G450H Post 20025 Firmware Solution
« on: September 19, 2013, 01:39:09 pm »
Hi all,

I have for sometime now, as many others on here it appears, had issues with the 20025 DD-WRT firmware for the WZR-HP-G450H. My Samba doesn't work, there's problems with DNLA and connecting devices, as well as dropped connections and a whole host of other issues.

Thankfully there is an official DD-WRT community build now available on the DD-WRT ftp site that has finally fixed all my issues with the Buffalo version.

NEWEST (Tested & Stable On EU/UK and US Router):
r27805 ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2015/09-11-2015-r27805/buffalo_wzr_hp_g450h/
For PCB Rev1 and higher only! Using with older PCB revisions WILL brick your router (Thanks for report Harlekin)

r27240 ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2015/06-05-2015-r27240/buffalo_wzr_hp_g450h/
For ALL PCB Revisions including those earlier than 1! (File-size limit)

UPDATE (September 2015):
PLEASE CONSIDER r27240 AS THE LAST FULLY TESTED VERSION FOR THE Rev0 PCB G450H (Open your router and look for PCB label if unsure - Remember this, as with altering firmware WILL invalidate your Buffalo Warranty and Support!)
THERE WILL BE NO MORE RELEASES FOR Rev0 PCBs AS THE >26MB BARRIER CONFIRMED BY HARLEKIN PREVENTS UPDATES
DO NOT UPDATE Rev0 G450H's to higher than r27240 - You WILL brick your router!

UPDATE 2 (September 2015):
PLEASE CONSIDER r27805 AS THE LAST FULLY TESTED VERSION FOR THE Rev1 PCB G450H (Open your router and look for PCB label if unsure - Remember this, as with altering firmware WILL invalidate your Buffalo Warranty and Support!)
THERE WILL BE NO MORE RELEASES FOR Rev1 PCBs AS THERE APPEARS TO BE A ~27MB BARRIER PREVENTING UPDATES
DO NOT UPDATE Rev1 G450H's to higher than r27805 - You WILL brick your router!


BEST ALL-ROUND DD-WRT FIRMWARE(S) for G450H
r23919 ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2014/04-18-2014-r23919/buffalo_wzr_hp_g450h/    START WITH THIS BEAUTY - Stable as a rock!
r24461 ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2014/06-23-2014-r24461/buffalo_wzr_hp_g450h/    !!NOTE: TimeZone Issues reported with this build!!

TESTING:
N/A


OLDER:
!!NOTE: Slightly Slower Data Performance and Slower UI responsiveness with ALL r25xxx & r26xxx series releases! I believe this may be due to new UI!!
r26446 ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2015/03-05-2015-r26446/buffalo_wzr_hp_g450h/
r26653 ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2015/04-09-2015-r26653/buffalo_wzr_hp_g450h/
r26081 ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2015/01-29-2015-r26081/buffalo_wzr_hp_g450h/
r25974 ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2015/01-20-2015-r25974/buffalo_wzr_hp_g450h/
r25948 ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2015/01-17-2015-r25948/buffalo_wzr_hp_g450h/
r25934 ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2015/01-16-2015-r25934/buffalo_wzr_hp_g450h/ - REMOVED BY DD-WRT!!!!
r25697 ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2014/12-22-2014-r25697/buffalo_wzr_hp_g450h/
r24160 ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2014/05-27-2014-r24160/buffalo_wzr_hp_g450h/
r23919 ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2014/04-18-2014-r23919/buffalo_wzr_hp_g450h/
r23838 ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2014/03-29-2014-r23838/buffalo_wzr_hp_g450h/
r23720 ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2014/03-13-2014-r23720/buffalo_wzr_hp_g450h/
r23598 ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2014/02-19-2014-r23598/buffalo_wzr_hp_g450h/
r23320 ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2014/01-10-2014-r23320-fix/buffalo_wzr_hp_g450h/
r22118 ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2013/07-24-2013-r22118/buffalo_wzr_hp_g450h/

PROBLEMATIC RELEASES (DO NOT USE):
Anything >r27241 These releases are too large and break the 26MB barrier...
r27506 ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2015/07-09-2015-r27506/buffalo_wzr_hp_g450h/
r27413 ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2015/06-22-2015-r27413/buffalo_wzr_hp_g450h/ - BRICKED ROUTERS
r26082 - r26445 - Too many bricked routers in this period; cannot ascertain exact problem
r25934 ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2015/01-16-2015-r25934/buffalo_wzr_hp_g450h/ - REMOVED BY DD-WRT!!!!
r25xxx ALL KNOWN NOT TO WORK WITH G450H AT PRESENT TIME Except r25697!
r24118 ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2014/05-23-2014-r24118/buffalo_wzr_hp_g450h/
    Worked on EU/UK Router, bricked US Router...

Please note, this is a DD-WRT build, not a Bufallo certified DD-WRT build, but if your having issues with the 20025 firmware then the upgrade is probably worth a shot for you in the absence of any official Buffalo revisions.

If you do not have issues, don't risk breaking something that doesn't need fixing by updating ;)

I have used the wzr_hp_g450h-dd-wrt-webupgrade-MULTI.bin firmware in my update BTW, the wzr_hp_g450h-factory-to-ddwrt.bin i have not tested!

To upgrade, download the file from the FTP, then using the Buffalo DD-WRT GUI head to Administration, Firmware Upgrade and select the file on your PC. I recommend resetting all settings to their factory defaults on upgrade.

Hope this is of help to all of you :)
« Last Edit: October 06, 2015, 07:54:38 am by JacobD84 »

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Re: Buffalo WZR-HP-G450H Post 20025 Firmware Solution
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2013, 06:09:49 pm »
Hey Buffalo,

I am having the same problems with 20025.

This firmware is over a year old.  What gives?

Are you ever going to address these problems?

Or, maybe your business model is based on selling hardware -- and then not supporting it.

Many of the customers who bought this product did so specifically because of DD-WRT.

Look, I get it -- broken firmware happens. 

But taking over a year to fix the problems is a good reason to never buy products from your company again.

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Re: Buffalo WZR-HP-G450H Post 20025 Firmware Solution
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2013, 05:37:30 am »

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Re: Buffalo WZR-HP-G450H Post 20025 Firmware Solution
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2013, 04:01:13 pm »
This one looks live the best firmware ever released for this crappy router.
Its place is the garbage btw.

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Re: Buffalo WZR-HP-G450H Post 20025 Firmware Solution
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2013, 01:11:07 am »
@Jacob:

can you please advise me how to change from the "user Friendly software" to the software you have advised?

i have tried to use the tftp2 client, but i have not succeeded.

any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Imran

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Re: Buffalo WZR-HP-G450H Post 20025 Firmware Solution
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2014, 03:12:19 pm »
A new update is available here:

ftp://dd-wrt.com/others/eko/BrainSlayer-V24-preSP2/2014/01-10-2014-r23320-fix/buffalo_wzr_hp_g450h/

See first post for disclaimer; new version is r23320!

Imran, you could try the factory to dd-wrt bin file? Not able to test myself sadly
« Last Edit: January 27, 2014, 03:32:56 pm by JacobD84 »

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Re: Buffalo WZR-HP-G450H Post 20025 Firmware Solution
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2014, 04:36:52 pm »
UPDATE: All new builds have now been moved to another FTP directory found here:

ftp://dd-wrt.com/betas/

At time of writing, latest version for the WZR-HP-G450H is r23598 HERE:
ftp://dd-wrt.com/betas/2014/02-19-2014-r23598/buffalo_wzr_hp_g450h/

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Re: Buffalo WZR-HP-G450H Post 20025 Firmware Solution
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2014, 08:17:14 am »
r23598 is so bad so bad !!!!!
:(( i really regret,
the router now is working so bad with this new firmware.
The signal is so weak, keeps dropping every 10-15 minutes, and sooooooooooooooo slow internet transfer rate.
any advise ?
How can i get it back to 24sp2 20025, i know it bad but it even so much better than this crappy firmware.
M,

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Re: Buffalo WZR-HP-G450H Post 20025 Firmware Solution
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2014, 10:50:05 am »
Hi mcbride, sorry to hear you are having issues with r23598...

If it's signal related try changing the following under Wireless->Basic Settings->Advanced Settings Tick Box->

Make the following options in the attached image saved, applied, and reboot the router under Administration->Scroll to bottom-Reboot Router

If all else fails revert to an earlier firmware from the list of revisions at ftp://dd-wrt.com/betas/ ... Simply head Administration->Firmware Upgrade->Browse and select the bin file...

JCB

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« Last Edit: February 28, 2014, 10:52:19 am by JacobD84 »

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Re: Buffalo WZR-HP-G450H Post 20025 Firmware Solution
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2014, 02:31:32 pm »
hello guys, one question

If I flash one of these firmwares, could I change it to the stock one if they dont work ok?

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Re: Buffalo WZR-HP-G450H Post 20025 Firmware Solution
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2014, 11:58:07 am »
Latest version is now r23720. I've Updated here and tested, no known issues as yet

r23720 ftp://dd-wrt.com/betas/2014/03-13-2014-r23720/buffalo_wzr_hp_g450h/

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Re: Buffalo WZR-HP-G450H Post 20025 Firmware Solution
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2014, 05:23:13 am »
dear JacobD84
did you manage to run HMA open vpn with your Buffalo?
I have the same router and I couldn't figure out how to do so.

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Re: Buffalo WZR-HP-G450H Post 20025 Firmware Solution
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2014, 07:20:07 am »
Hi AMJ966,

I do not use VPN on this router, however, there is some good stuff on HMA O-VPN here:

http://wiki.hidemyass.com/DD-WRT_OpenVPN_Setup

Hope this links to what you need :)

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Re: Buffalo WZR-HP-G450H Post 20025 Firmware Solution
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2014, 03:48:56 pm »
I have to say, the last version23720 is reallt good. Really stable. I lost a bit of wifi signal, but I won a lot of stability!

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Re: Buffalo WZR-HP-G450H Post 20025 Firmware Solution
« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2014, 10:30:40 am »
Thanks a lot, mine works really well with this latest FW . :) well done