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Old 01-08-2013, 05:35 PM
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"the stakes are high"

Really? A 130 dollar routers is "high stakes"?
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"the stakes are high"

Really? A 130 dollar routers is "high stakes"?
Try having no Internet access in a house with a few kids for more than 24 hours.
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Above and Beyond the Call of Duty....LOL


Or is that NO Call of Duty

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So if this 64K CFE is so fraught with bricking, why even bother, I still do not understand the advantages of this larger CFE?
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So if this 64K CFE is so fraught with bricking, why even bother, I still do not understand the advantages of this larger CFE?
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Some people are running DD-WRT, which makes it pretty much essential to be able to do so.

There are also people who did it because they just like tinkering, and considered it a learning experience.
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Thanks to all for replying. Very helpful.

It is still not clear to me just WHAT having the CFE 64K 'enabled' (not even sure that is the appropriate adjective) does for me. That is the missing piece.
So essentially it comes down to feature sets of ASUS, Merlin, and DD-WRT?
If I want dd-wrt then I will need to use the 64K CFE updated to be able to install the build that need it?

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I would say that fixing your modem's CFE is to make it be the way it was designed to be - having 64K NVRAM addressable by any firmware, be it DDWRT, Tomato, Asus and Merlin's version of Asus.

The latest Asus / Merlin / Tomato are hacked to make the software see the 64K NVRAM you paid for.

Using current or older DDWRT a router that has not had its CFE "fixed" will lead to problems.

Some folks like myself do not want to be trying to remember if the CFE on this or that modem is OK - fix it now to avoid any potential problems down the road.

For most people, leaving the router with the old CFE will not pose any problem so long as they use stock ASUS or Merlin's version. I do not want to have an oddball router in my stock ;o)

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So at this point with the group of people who would consider updating the CFE and have been updating the firmware to any number of variations, that group of people doesn't have more than one router laying around?

Updating the CFE is not that big a deal and the steps are so spelled out clearly that it is not big a deal nor is it that risky.
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"the stakes are high"

Really? A 130 dollar routers is "high stakes"?
Personally, I hate having to throw away a nice router that's working really well and cost me $170 (plus tax *smile*). I took that risk when I upgraded, but I've been working with hardware and software for a LOT of years and knew where the risks were before I started.

You can sneer about your $130 if you want, that's up to you. I get attached to things that work well and hate to see them go because of my mistake(s).
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So that's how you frame it Roger. Either its "high stakes" or I'm "snearing"?

Wow.

As mromero pointed out in the thread about updating the CFE it is simple. It is simple because the work others have done to make it such.

The process has been over dramatized by yourself.

Do or do not update the CFE. It doesn't matter to me.

However the process and steps are not difficult and if I can follow them and succeed, pert near everyone can.
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