Safe to upgrade Netgear WNDR3700V4 18.06.1? [SOLVED]


I'm very new to openWRT, just installed it for the very first time. I'm an experienced Linux admin (Debian) and excited that I can enjoy the stability and configurability of Linux also on my routers.

Now when I check here:[Model*~]=WNDR3700

it shows that 18.06.1 is supported on this hardware, but when I check the download section:

It shows 15.05.1, which is what I got installed now.
Is there a reason that 15.05.1 is mentioned as initial install? Is it necessary to first install that release and then from that upgrade to 18.xx?

If an upgrade is possible, which file for 18.06.1 do I need for this hardware?



Firmware OpenWrt Install URL:
Firmware OpenWrt Upgrade URL:

The simplest explanation of all (alas): the wiki page hasn't been updated yet. I reckon that's because it's a manually curated page.

Edit: I have updated the links to 18.06.1. I spent a lot of time on that page before and I still love my WNDR3700's :heart_eyes:

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Thanks for the update on the page, that will help others,
just wanted to make sure I'm not going to blow it up. So this one is a good router then? I got it for free and was amazed how much RAM and flash it has. Should be able to run quite a bit of software on there.

I have a v1 and a v2, they're trustworthy devices. v4 is a more modern version, still (or again) Atheros. Good FOSS support.

I upgraded to 18.06.1, very happy with the result!

Thanks for the assistance.

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Thanks for the heads up.

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