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WNDR4500 Use backup FROM version 1 and RESTORE to version 2

Received my Netgear WNDR4500 version 2 today.
Before I do any DD-WRT flashing, I would like to test this router on my local network for a week for firmware / hardware stability.
If week of test is good, will progress to flash to DD-WRT.
HOW TO TEST ....?
For past 18 months been running a WNDR4500 version 1 (rock solid router).
Can I create a new router backup file from my old WNDR4500 version 1 and safely RESTORE it onto my new WNDR4500 version 2 ??

Additional firmware Info
My WNDR4500-v1 is at 1.0.1.40_1.0.68 firmware.
My WNDR4500-v2 is not known, I have not powered it up yet.

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Re: WNDR4500 Use backup FROM version 1 and RESTORE to version 2

Configuration files are not normally transferable between versions of a router model, different versions are typically a different hardware design.
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Re: WNDR4500 Use backup FROM version 1 and RESTORE to version 2

Babylon5 wrote:
Configuration files are not normally transferable between versions of a router model, different versions are typically a different hardware design.

Thank you for your response!
I think I did not ask the question correctly ...
I want to restore the Router backup file created within the router browser GUI view. I am hoping / assuming this file only contains "user / network / password" settings unique to my network preferences.
Are their firmware / version settings unique to v1 and v2 devices carried into the router backup?
Just trying to save myself a couple hours of router setup to test this new router's stability.
I will first create a backup file for the new V2 device, then restore device V2 using my current backup file from my V1 device.
If push comes to shove, if I did the above the V2 restore should return it to it's original settings and then I will manually setup my router/local network settings.
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Re: WNDR4500 Use backup FROM version 1 and RESTORE to version 2

bluechipwi, Your question was asked correctly and babylon5 gave you the correct answer. The answer is don't do it. The variances between different hardware revs and firmware versions make this a bad if not impossible idea. You shouldn't even use back ups of configurations between different firmware versions on the same hardware revisions. Instability/unexpected behavior can result.
~Comcast 1 Gbps/50 Mbps SB8200 > R8000P
~R8000P FW:1.4.1.50 ~R7000 FW:1.0.9.42
~R6400 FW:1.0.1.52 ~Orbi-AC3000 FW:2.5.1.8
~EX3700 FW:1.0.0.78

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