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Old 21-12-2019, 06:15 PM   #3
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Step 1: Downgrade DIR-868L factory firmware to FW1.00SHC

Bear in mind that it is not recommended to install third-party firmware such as DD-WRT or Tomato though D-Link normal firmware upgrade. You will encounter all kind of problems. Something that you really want to avoid.
You need to perform migration at Recovery Mode. Please refer to the steps at Recovery Mode, last section of the document.
First, you need to downgrade from your existing firmware (e.g. FW1.22SHC) to FW1.00SHC. This is important for successful migration to DD-WRT or Tomato firmware.
Download FW1.00SHC firmware from D-Link Singapore website https://www.dlink.com.sg/dir-868l/#firmware.
Unplug all cables (incl. power cable) from the router.
Connect the router to the PC using one of the 4 switch ports
Set computer IP address to and use as the Subnet mask.
Power-on the router while pushing a paperclip to the hidden reset button located at the bottom of the device for a few seconds.
When the Power LED starts blinking, release the reset button.
Use Mozilla FireFox browser and navigate to Other browsers will give you problems.
You will see a text-based firmware update page where you can select the firmware file you want to upload.
Upload the FW1.00SHC firmware, when completed the router should report to reboot.
The router should now be running FW1.00SHC firmware and accessible on the default address. ( Default user is admin and no password i.e. blank
The router is ready to be migrated to DD-WRT firmware.
It is important to note that it is necessary to migrate the router to DD-WRT before you migrate to Tomato firmware.
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