I want to transfer the router configuration from my existing router to a new router, and need some help please.
The existing router is a WNDR3700v1 and the new router is WNDR3700v4, so functionally similar devices but different hardware. Both are running OpenWRT 18.06.1. but the appropriate images for v1 and v4.
So I've tried this with Luci:
GENERATE CONFIG ARCHIVE on existing router
UPLOAD CONFIG ARCHIVE on new router
Essentially I am trying to clone the device settings. For example the Hostnames, DHCP & DNS, Firewall, and Wireless.
However it doesn't work. When I upload the archive on the new router the changes are applied the lights flash, but it stalls at the rebooting message and won't give me a login page. Rebooted several times to no avail.
The router does appear to issue a DHCP address to the PC, but no login page. Required a hardware restore to defaults to recover. Repeated the whole process a couple of times with the same result.
So it seems the Config Archive does not travel between v1 and v4 hardware. Or did I do something wrong ? Should it have worked ? Have I missed something ? Is there another way to do this ?
Would appreciate some advice please.