Originally Posted by Smithkid
So I clear the NVRAM BOTH before and after loading new FW (which must be unzipped)?
To Clear NVRAM
Hold WPS button, power down, power up, wait 10-15 seconds and release WPS button
Can't restore the settings so make notes or screenshots and manually reset them all.
I don't usually clear the nvram before I upgrade, just after, but some people do that and it won't hurt in any case. But yes, you have to manually re-enter your settings for the upgrade that you're doing. And yes, you should be upgrading using a .trx file, not a .zip file.
Sounds like this should go well for you, you've got it down *smile*.