The available upgrade bricked my beloved router. The WNDR4700 is unique because it can house an internal hard drive.

In the way of background my ISP provides a router with WiFi. I was using a WNDR4700 (with a 2 TB ext4 internal hard drive) as a NAS. I exposed the hard drive to Kodi with a Linux NFS share.

For about a year I used LEDE 17.0x as the O/S on the WNDR4700. It worked splendidly. I was amazed at just how snappy it was. Since then LEDE has merged with OpenWRT and 18.06 was introduced about a month ago.

From the change log, I expected even more splendor. I now own a doorstop. One of the six icons is flashing so I might be able to use it as a night light. It is a shame because Netgear no longer makes these and they are very hard to find.

By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.