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Any reason to update CFE

Discussion in 'Asuswrt-Merlin' started by davewolfs, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. davewolfs

    davewolfs Regular Contributor

    Jan 4, 2013
    Hello all!

    New Asus user. I've updated to merlins latest firmware (works great!). I am wondering is there any reason why I would ever want to update my CFE to

    Please advise.

  2. RMerlin

    RMerlin Part of the Furniture

    Apr 14, 2012
    Personally I advise against it. There's a definite risk of bricking your router if anything went wrong during the update. Plus there is little benefit in doing so when running Asuswrt-Merlin - it's mostly useful when running a custom firmware that cannot address the whole 64 KB of nvram, like DD-WRT.
  3. jsmiddleton4

    jsmiddleton4 Senior Member

    Dec 3, 2012
    With the step by step instructions it isn't that hard to do.

    As merlin indicated the benefit is not that great unless you want to use a firmware that is not aware of the need to address the bug in the "older" cfe and the 64K thing.

    For me I did the update now thinking about later. For now the firmwares do not require it. Will at some point? Maybe. I'd rather not find out the hard way. And I'd rather do the update now when the information is available.

    Not mandatory at this point however.

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