Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2012

thoughts on D-Link Xtreme Wireless N300 Gigabit Router (DIR-655) $49.99 @ BB now

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  • Nov 27th, 2012 7:06 am
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Oct 10, 2008
923 posts
For those of you that are on the TP-Link WDR4300 bandwagon, and want to straight flash to DD-WRT:

Download: ... -ddwrt.bin

1.I first downloaded the "factory-to-ddwrt.bin" file listed above
2. I then performed a 30/30/30 reset. With unit on, hold down reset button for 30 seconds. Unplug the power to the unit while continuing to hold reset button and wait 30 more seconds. Plug unit back in and continue to hold the reset button for 30 more seconds. Then you can let go.
3. Log back into router with default IP or type into browser (you may have to perform an ipconfig /release and ipconfig /renew if you were prevously on a different subnet).

Username and password should both be "admin"
default ip is if the hostname doesn't work

4. Go to System Tools and then Firmware Upgrade. Browse to the factory-to-ddwrt.bin file you downloaded and Upgrade.
5. Let it finish and reboot. Then login to, and begin setting it up.

You may have to clone your mac to the wan port, and reboot my Cable modem before you can get WAN (internet) up.
Dec 17, 2003
272 posts
rf134a wrote:
Nov 26th, 2012 11:59 am
My suggestions is to down grade to 1.21NA.
I'll give it a go, thanks!
Apr 18, 2011
60 posts
Been using this router for last 4 years. It's good for one level house config, moved to new house cant get good signal in multilevel + no dd wrt = no signal boost or relay.Got a pair of N750 for black friday, good reviews for those.