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faq [2021/06/30 15:39]
hogwild [How do I choose which Firmware Build I should use (firmware build naming scheme)?]
faq [2021/08/04 20:24] (current)
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   * Wireless Driver (optional) NG - indicates whether the New Generation Broadcom\\ binary wireless driver is in the build. Since Broadcom never released \\ the driver source code, the developers rely on binary drivers. Builds for newer hardware \\ required the newer wireless driver and use of a newer software development kit (SDK). \\ These were called "NG" (short for New Generation) drivers. RT indicates TBD. RT-N indicates \\ the driver in the build supports 802.11n. RT-AC indicates the build's driver supports 802.11ac. \\ In general, newer drivers/build also support all older 802.11 protocols.   * Wireless Driver (optional) NG - indicates whether the New Generation Broadcom\\ binary wireless driver is in the build. Since Broadcom never released \\ the driver source code, the developers rely on binary drivers. Builds for newer hardware \\ required the newer wireless driver and use of a newer software development kit (SDK). \\ These were called "NG" (short for New Generation) drivers. RT indicates TBD. RT-N indicates \\ the driver in the build supports 802.11n. RT-AC indicates the build's driver supports 802.11ac. \\ In general, newer drivers/build also support all older 802.11 protocols.
   * Release name  (e.g. 2021.3)   * Release name  (e.g. 2021.3)
-  * Edition  (Mini / AIO / VPN) - denotes which features are included in the build. \\ (See [[feature_matrix|Features Matrix]] to understand more).+  * Edition  (Mini / AIO / VPN) - indicates which features are included in the build. \\ (See [[feature_matrix|Features Matrix]] to understand more).
   * NVRAM size  (32K / 64K / 128K) - This is optional, for models where there are multiple \\ hardware revisions and each revision may include more or less NVRAM.   * NVRAM size  (32K / 64K / 128K) - This is optional, for models where there are multiple \\ hardware revisions and each revision may include more or less NVRAM.
   * NOSMP  (optional) - Specifies a build for SMP-capable hardware, but for which SMP is disabled.   * NOSMP  (optional) - Specifies a build for SMP-capable hardware, but for which SMP is disabled.
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 MD5SUM files are available in each website folder containing firmware builds. It is strongly recommended that you run a hash program against the .zip file of the build you downloaded. Then, you should compare the value reported in that program with the hash value listed for that build in the MD5SUM file. If the two don't match, your firmware download may be corrupt, and you should avoid flashing your router with that file, or you could brick your router. MD5SUM files are available in each website folder containing firmware builds. It is strongly recommended that you run a hash program against the .zip file of the build you downloaded. Then, you should compare the value reported in that program with the hash value listed for that build in the MD5SUM file. If the two don't match, your firmware download may be corrupt, and you should avoid flashing your router with that file, or you could brick your router.
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