Guide to flashing third-party devices with Sputnik-Powered DD-WRT Firmware
How to choose the correct firmware and flashing method for your device. Please note: flashing a device with third-party firmware can damage the device and void the manufacturer's warranty. Sputnik does not support devices that have been flashed by customers.
Sputnik-Powered DD-WRT Firmware from DD-WRT and Sputnik.
DD-WRT firmware includes the Sputnik Agent by default. The Sputnik Agent is a small application that communicates with SputnikNet, enabling all of its features: remote management, authentication, usage tracking, etc.
Most routers that are capable of running DD-WRT firmware can also run the Sputnik Agent—exceptions being those routers that don't have enough onboard memory to run anything besides the base firmware (e.g. later models of Linksys WRT54G).
In most cases you can download DD-WRT from dd-wrt.com and use it in a Sputnik-powered network. However, Sputnik provides DD-WRT firmware with Sputnik defaults from our download site. Sputnik-provided firmware is identical to DD-WRT firmware, with several configuration changes that are detailed on our web site.
Initial flash from vendor-default firmware.
Use the following techniques to flash a stock WI-Fi router with Sputnik-powered DD-WRT firmware:
- Buffalo Technologies: web flash update from vendor control panel
- Deliberant: RedBoot flash update
- Engenius Technologies: RedBoot flash update
- Linksys: web flash update from vendor control panel
- Netgear web flash update from vendor control panel
- NexAira: web flash update from vendor control panel
- Ubiquiti Networks: TFTP flash update
Updates from prior versions of Sputnik-Powered DD-WRT firmware.
Once DD-WRT firmware is present on the device, you may update it to a new version, or to the Sputnik-default version, using the web flash method.