Updating OpenWRT firmware Netgear R6800 v2 to R6900 v2

Hi All,

I hope someone can help me. Before the Netgear R6900 v2 image files came, I installed the images for the R6800 v2 which worked great for this router. However, I would like to install the R6900 v2 image since it takes advantage of the usb port which is not on the R6800 v2. This is the firmware image currently installed:

Model|Netgear R6900 v2
Architecture|MediaTek MT7621 ver:1 eco:3
Target Platform|ramips/mt7621
Firmware Version: OpenWrt SNAPSHOT r26399-17ca4cccc6

I tried to do this, but the router was not connecting to the internet so I reverted back to that version of OpenWRT.

I hope you can help me. Thank you in advance for your help.


Correction R6800 v1 has usb 2.0 vs. the R6900 v2 with usb 3.0.

For further info, what I tried to do was take the image for the R6900 v2 and in Luci use the upgrade feature. Would it be easier just to stick with R6800 v1 firmware and just update that? Thanks again in advance. ---Zee

Backup your config, sysupgrade without keeping settings, and use your old backup as a guide to reconfigure if needed. I would not risk restoring your config blindly.

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Thanks a ton for that!! Everything went great! --Zee

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