Is it possible/advisable to update a DD-WRT router from another location?

I have 2 DD-WRT routers in various areas. Among them is running the VPN variation of the firmware, and also the various other is running the typical variation. I get on area with the VPN one, and also I intend to update the various other one to run the VPN firmware so I can wire them with each other. Is this feasible or suggested? Certainly, I do not intend to shed the setups on the remote one, ever since I would certainly shed my remote accessibility (presently via SSH) and also not have the ability to configure it.

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2019-05-05 22:05:41
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I can claim from individual experience that I have actually virtually bricked my router attempting to update DD - WRT over the internet user interface using remote links. I would highly advise being literally attached to the router and also having physical accessibility.

The tough reset procedure that is formally advised additionally can be found in convenient if anything fails.

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2019-05-08 11:03:11
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I can not dismiss the opportunity of doing it yet I can make some factors versus it.

  • The advised procedure (highly stated by DD - WRT) entails a collection of 'tough' resets that entail power biking while holding back the physical reset switch on the router. Complicated to do from another location :)
  • Saved setups for one variation of the firmware need to NEVER be made use of with a various variation.
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2019-05-08 09:46:04
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It's never ever suggested to update any kind of router from another location, unless you have different out - of - band accessibility to it.

I base that referral on a years of running the core networks for an ISP (in a previous work)

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2019-05-08 09:22:52
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