DD-WRT firmware for Netgear 614L launched

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mona
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:07    Post subject: DD-WRT firmware for Netgear 614L launched Reply with quote
myopenrouter has launched the dd-wrt firmware for wgr614. This release is based on the firmeare crerated by Eko with some additional scripts to set netgear specific nvram variables. Let's try this out....
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:08    Post subject: Reply with quote
download this image from http://www.myopenrouter.com/download/10321/DD-WRT-Firmware-for-NETGEAR-WGR614L-v24-9281/
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 14:56    Post subject: Reply with quote
why?

we support it a few month now. would be better to dedicate the settings/core to us so that eko or someone can integrate it into the svn tree

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:05    Post subject: because your version does not work... Reply with quote
Sash wrote:
why?

we support it a few month now. would be better to dedicate the settings/core to us so that eko or someone can integrate it into the svn tree


because your version does not work...

http://www.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/downloads/others/eko/V24_TNG/svn9856/dd-wrt.v24-9856_NEWD_mini_wgr614v8.chk

Makes nice bricks though...
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 16:07    Post subject: Reply with quote
whithout constructive input, help of the vendor or a working sample on one of you dev´s desk it takes some time to support a new device.
the porting process is something for experienced users or guys how dont care. so dont paint it black. you were warned.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 20:22    Post subject: Reply with quote
Sash wrote:
whithout constructive input, help of the vendor or a working sample on one of you dev´s desk it takes some time to support a new device.
the porting process is something for experienced users or guys how dont care. so dont paint it black. you were warned.


I could send you a router if that is all you need to build for it. I didn't mean any disrespect however I'm tired of trying to get a firmware that works on this thing. The only people who know how to do it wont tell me how they did it (or just don't care enough to share) and so I'm becoming quite frustrated. I would build for it myself but everyone keeps leaving out the key ingredients to that special sauce. Cool Late...
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 7:22    Post subject: WGR614L My Opentrouter version Reply with quote
Sash,
From the myopenrouter community, we appreciate your support on making the initial version for the WGR614L and would be happy if this router can be supported by the mainline dd-wrt tree.

WGR614L is available in europe now and I could try to arrange shipping a router if I know where to send that version.

I hacked eko's firmware (only addded couple of scripts in the rootfs (these are attached below to do a better detection from the factory default condition).

The primary points to note are:

1. The flash layout in WGR614L is different (besides being a serial flash). The last block of the flash is the nvram and the block before that is board-data, that has the mac addresses etc.
2. The firmware format that is accepted by the newer versions needs a lzma compressed kernel in the trx image, and the additional netgear chk header.
3. The main issue in dd-wrt with later versions including (v24 release) is that it does not detect the serial flash - although the kernel seems to include serial flash support.

Again we would be happy to support your efforts and would like to see WGR614L support included into the dd-wrt releases. Let us know what information you need.

Thanks.
Nachi
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etc.zip
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 10:19    Post subject: Reply with quote
eko´s out for vacation so he will have a look at this when he´s back.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 18:28    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks. I will wait for eko's comments/responses.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 22:33    Post subject: Brick Log Reply with quote
In case anyone cares, I bricked my WGR614v8 with the http://www.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/downloads/others/eko/V24_TNG/svn9856/dd-wrt.v24-9856_NEWD_mini_wgr614v8.chk version and here's the log output on the serial console.

It seemes to gripe about the file being too big for LZMA boot and also sflash doesn't fire (ain't it supposed to?) and root fs doesn't mount.

Since I'm clueless when it comes to Linux stuff, maybe someone gets use out of this.

BTW: If you need me to test f/w, the serial console is hard-wired and ready to go ;-)

For now, it's flashed back to the latest NETGEAR software (works no problem to swap back and forth using the serial console).

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************************** LOG ********************
CFE for WGR614v8 version: 1.3
Build Date: Fri Apr 20 14:04:44 CST 2007
et0: Broadcom BCM47xx 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Controller 4.138.1.0 Device eth0: hwaddr 00-1E-2A-0E-D7-44, ipaddr 192.168.1.1, mask 255.255.255.0
gateway not set, nameserver not set Loading ..................................
too long file.
LZMA boot failed
Loader:raw Filesys:raw Dev:flash0.os File: Options:(null)
Loading: .. 3732 bytes read
Entry at 0x80001000
Closing network.
Starting program at 0x80001000
CPU revision is: 00029029
Linux version 2.4.36 (bin@dd-wrt) (gcc version 3.4.6 (OpenWrt-2.0))
#745 Thu Jul 3 12:23:31 CEST 2008
Setting the PFC to its default value
Determined physical RAM map:
memory: 01000000 @ 00000000 (usable)
On node 0 totalpages: 4096
zone(0): 4096 pages.
zone(1): 0 pages.
zone(2): 0 pages.
Kernel command line: root=/dev/mtdblock2 rootfstype=squashfs,jffs2 noinitrd console=ttyS0,115200
CPU: BCM5354 rev 1 at 240 MHz
Using 120.000 MHz high precision timer.
Calibrating delay loop... 239.20 BogoMIPS Dentry cache hash table entries: 2048 (order: 2, 16384 bytes) Inode cache hash table entries: 1024 (order: 1, 8192 bytes) Mount cache hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes) Buffer cache hash table entries: 1024 (order: 0, 4096 bytes) Page-cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 2, 16384 bytes) Checking for 'wait' instruction... unavailable.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
PCI: Fixing up bus 0
Initializing RT netlink socket
Starting kswapd
devfs: v1.12c (20020818) Richard Gooch (rgooch@atnf.csiro.au)
devfs: boot_options: 0x1
squashfs: version 3.0 (2006/03/15) Phillip Lougher
pty: 256 Unix98 ptys configured
Serial driver version 5.05c (2001-07-0Cool with MANY_PORTS SHARE_IRQ SERIAL_PCI enabled ttyS00 at 0xb8000300 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
ttyS01 at 0xb8000400 (irq = 3) is a 16550A Broadcom Watchdog Timer: 0.05, timer margin: 30 sec Universal TUN/TAP device driver 1.5 (C)1999-2002 Maxim Krasnyansky
pflash: found no supported devices
sflash not supported on this router
Initializing Cryptographic API
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP
IP: routing cache hash table of 512 buckets, 4Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 1024 bind 2048) ip_conntrack version 2.1 (512 buckets, 4096 max) - 336 bytes per conntrack
ip_tables: (C) 2000-2002 Netfilter core team ipt_random match loaded netfilter PSD loaded - (c) astaro AG
ipt_osf: Startng OS fingerprint matching module.
ipt_IPV4OPTSSTRIP loaded
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.
802.1Q VLAN Support v1.8 Ben Greear <greearb@candelatech.com> All bugs added by David S. Miller <davem@redhat.com>
VFS: Cannot open root device "mtdblock2" or 1f:02 Please append a correct "root=" boot option Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 1f:02 <0>Rebooting in 5 seconds..Please stand by while rebooting the system...
Decompressing..........done
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nachi
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 23:26    Post subject: Reply with quote
This looks like the same problem of not able to detect the serial flash.


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pflash: found no supported devices
sflash not supported on this router




seems to be the problem.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 21:11    Post subject: Still nogo Reply with quote
Just tried this V24-SP1 image and same brick, but this time it simply says "Invalid Boot Block" and runs the TFTP Daemon...

http://www.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/downloads/v24-sp1/Broadcom/Netgear/WNR834B_v2/dd-wrt.v24_std-wgr614v8_07260116.chk

Any ideas?

L8er,
Jay
twindragon6
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 1:00    Post subject: Anyone try this build yet? Reply with quote
Anyone try this build yet?

http://www.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/downloads/others/eko/V24_TNG/svn9973/dd-wrt.v24-9973_NEWD_mini_wgr614v8.chk
nachi
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 0:05    Post subject: Reply with quote
Did try out this but not detecting the serial flash well.

At least three fixes needed:

A:
Interestingly: If you check the logs you can see
This version does detect the serial flash after flashing it the first time usuing Netgear's Router Upgrqade page
After the first start, it reboots immediately and in this next start it cannot detect the serial flash.

But after that if fails to detect the flash. Possibly we need to improve the detection.

Logs Attached.

B.
The other issues is flash layout - that is causing problem with the European version of the firmware.
The checksums of the images are written at Flash offset 0x0038FFF8 and is checked by the boot loader.

The Flash blocks
1. 0x00380000 to 0x00390000 should be reseverd for aving the checksums that is checked by the boot loader.
2. 0x003e0000 - 0x003f0000 should be reserved for board-data (mac addresses, HW id).
3. 0x003f0000 - 0x00400000 - is the usual nvram.


C.The other modification required are,
the loader should be lzma compressed and should start at address 0x80001400 (and not 0x80001000). A small patch in the head.S solves this prblem of loading in EU version of the router - but since it courrupts the checksum it fails to boot.

Patch Attached.



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twindragon6
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 19:24    Post subject: Newer version available. Reply with quote
Newer version available. Here try this one.

http://www.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv2/downloads/v24-sp1/Broadcom/Broadcom%20Generic/dd-wrt.v24_std-wgr614v8_07271643.chk
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