Actiontec MI424WR can it be supported?

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VertigoRay
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 20:40    Post subject: jungo-image.py: "Can't determine flash size!" Reply with quote
mutestorm wrote:
Not sure if this is in the right place...
When i try to flash to redboot it gives me the error "Can't determine flash size!"
Why is this?


For me, editing jungo-image.py:84 did the trick:
Code:
tn.write("flash layout\n")

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 19:00    Post subject: Reply with quote
I have rev I hardware I can donate for getting this supported. I also did a rootfs extraction https://github.com/jameshilliard/jungo-image/tree/master/_MI424WR-GEN3I.rmt.extracted .
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 17:55    Post subject: Re: Upgrading radio Reply with quote
azuretech wrote:
Actually, I was mistaken in my previous post.... turns out the antenna I'm using is supposedly a 20db gain antenna... So the original question still remains... Can I plug a higher power radio into this unit, and what about an 802.11n radio?

On another note.... I notice that the wiki says for most users to set channel width 40 mhz Turbo mode, but I see some odd behavior if I do this... specifically as follows:

Set to 40 Mhz channel width, click "Apply" then go to the "status" page, and then go to the wireless status tab, and several devices indicate they are communicating at 108mbps... which would seem to be good... but then go to Admin and reboot the router (or powercycle), and when the router comes back up, nothing can connect wirelessly... I have to plug in an ethernet cable, change it back to 20mhz channel width, apply, and reboot again before it will let anything connect.... This behavior is across several builds (I'm currently running 17201 in my Rev C mi424wr), and several devices... after the reboot, nothing, (iphone, xbox, roku, android, toshiba notebook, etc) can connect, so its not a single device incompatibility issue....


I ran across this in my searches, and had to reply. I am using a Cisco E2500 and using DD-WRT works EXCEPT for the following which falls in line with this post and I think DD-WRT devs need to be made aware as paired together may mean we have a DD-WRT bug...

When using DD-WRT I connect to an AP as a client from my E2500 [FiOS actiontec to E2500]. I have noticed when I use Client Bridge it all works as it should connects and is stable and survives router restarts. BUT IF I CHOOSE WIRELESS BRIDGE it half works. What I mean is if I select Client Bridge and go to Wireless status and click the site survey button I get APs listed, BUT if I chose Wireless Bridge it does not. Interesting bit, if I set it to Client Bridge click save and apply and then do a survey and then go back and change it over to WiFi Bridge mode and save and apply and go back again to survey it works! BUT if I restart the router at all when it comes back up I get nothing it will not connect to the AP and no APs in site survey list. If I again change it back to client bridge apply and save they re-appear without a router restart.

Now Client and Client bridge appear to always survive restarts, and WiFi Bridge does appear to fully work once you get everything going under client or client bridge first. I am using newest DD-WRT that supports my routers N Radio and all that seems to work perfectly now. Which further leads me to believe it is a code issue maybe a typo in the radio init code or something similar as it will not auto come up and connect as a wireless bridge automatically but it will work if you start the router up in or change to Client Client Bridge modes, so it is like the Radio does not come up under WiFi Bridge and will under client so once client starts it then wifi bridge can then find it after.

This would be AWESOME to have looked in to [I wish I had the time to learn DD-WRT code and all, but alas I am super busy these days.

I have seen posts like this one leading me to even further infer that it maybe a firmware based issue.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 21:57    Post subject: Reply with quote
I think I found the MOCA Drivers for this router.
Would this make it possible to enable the MOCA interface in DD-WRT?
https://github.com/jameshilliard/Quattro_2.1/blob/5a9f386e9ed9878a600cf6ea723ad9e329a27781/gpl/kernel/2.6.18/drivers/net/entrmoca/GPL/E1000/README https://github.com/jameshilliard/WECB-VZ-GPL/tree/adfad80b3144c788efb636d5acfcdd6ed91b3d79/rtl819x/drivers/moca
alex4108
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 1:17    Post subject: Reply with quote
Anybody have luck flashing a Rev I? I won't mind being the first to test... just want to see if anyone's done it before
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 1:22    Post subject: Reply with quote
alex4108 wrote:
Anybody have luck flashing a Rev I? I won't mind being the first to test... just want to see if anyone's done it before

I've tested it with an OpenWRT initramfs but there are some NAND flash issues for certain Rev I routers, even though they are the same model some use different flash variants that don't work yet. The ones with a Hynix NAND 128MiB 3,3V 8-bit chip currently don't work while the ones with Eon NAND 128MiB 3,3V 8-bit do.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2014 20:10    Post subject: MI424WR RedBoot RAM Instance Reply with quote
Does anyone have access to the redboot ram image (rb-mi424wr-RAM.img / mi424.ram)?

I have a rev D that I was using as a wireless bridge, but I now want to switch that to a MoCA bridge. I used the jungo-image tool and have a .bin backup, but it seems that I need the ram image of redboot to restore this. All sources of this seem to be dead.

I found a build script here, but I don't want to go through that time-consuming process if someone else has the image.
https://bitbucket.org/apple314159/redboot-ixp4xx-build/

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 15:29    Post subject: Re: MI424WR RedBoot RAM Instance Reply with quote
Epic_VS wrote:
Does anyone have access to the redboot ram image (rb-mi424wr-RAM.img / mi424.ram)?

I have a rev D that I was using as a wireless bridge, but I now want to switch that to a MoCA bridge. I used the jungo-image tool and have a .bin backup, but it seems that I need the ram image of redboot to restore this. All sources of this seem to be dead.

I found a build script here, but I don't want to go through that time-consuming process if someone else has the image.
https://bitbucket.org/apple314159/redboot-ixp4xx-build/

Thanks.


Looking for this as well. As well as the redboot bin and more importantly the img file.

rb-mi424wr-RAM.img

rb-mi424wr-ROM.bin

I would like to get DD or OpenWrt working on both my rev e and rev f models if even just in a limited sense to just use them as clients.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:47    Post subject: Reply with quote
i updated the wiki page
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 0:24    Post subject: Retirement (but not EOL) of my MI424WR Rev A Reply with quote
Sometime in the past, I picked up a verizon MI424WR Rev A which is the first router I've used with DD-WRT.

To get wireless working on the rev. A, I purchased an after market atheros wireless card and installed it as described in this thread. It was worth the effort. Based on my experience, DD-WRT is undervalued.

While the wiki instructions and forum contain good information, it still is confusing. It took me a while to learn that the forums have build reports that give useful observations from other users or developers about how any given build performs. Even then, I haven't found much about the "end of life" for a device.

For what it's worth, this post documents my observation about the last build I can flash on the rev A version (has someone else posting something similar in a different forum?). Note that the Rev A was recalled by verizon and, despite my positive experience with it, I wouldn't recommend someone use it now.

The last version I can flash on the rev A with web interface is 20452 (2013.01.01). After that, I can only flash by using redboot as described in the MI424WR wiki.

Several attempts trying to go from 20452 to later builds via the GUI would report as successful but always show 20452 as the running version upon reboot.

The last version I can flash with redboot is 24461 (2014.06.23).

The forum report for version 24461 2014.06.23 is here.

After 24461 (for example 25179), flashing via redboot returns something like:
Code:

  Can't locate 784000(7880704) bytes free in FLASH


When flashing from redboot, don't forget to type in the boot script as described in the wiki even if the correct lines show up as the default.

I still see used verizon Rev D router advertised for sale. It's my hope someone can post similar reports about the rev C and rev D which also can run DD-WRT.
There are still builds (36410) for MI424WR as of the date of this post. Can someone with a Rev C or D post if they can flash 36410+ on it? If not what is the last version you can flash and how?
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