Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2007 0:27 Post subject: TEW-432BRP Pic
Here's a picture of the inside of a Trendnet TEW-432BRP C1.0R. I tried to flash with v4_std_generic.bin but it failed with "bad request". Let me know if you think it can be flashed with some version of dd-wrt.
Please let me know if this is possible since I have the same model. The Internet connection disconnects sometimes each month on the stock firmware. Anyway, I got this router for free off a NewEgg promotion so it doesn't matter much if nothing can be done.
No, these cannot run dd-wrt as they only have 1MB of flash. Does anyone have any links to open source router firmware that could fit on this flash? Would it be *possible* to recompile dd-wrt micro and take things out to make it less than 1MB? Is this router even hackable? Does anyone know what OS it runs? Yeah, a lot of questions, I know, but I'd appreciate it if anyone would take the time to answer some/all of them. Thanks. _________________ Can the trendnet TEW-452BRP/TEW-432BRP be loaded with dd-wrt?
So from the sound of it the Marvell chip would be the limiting factor? These would be great to get working because you can pick one up for $5 after rebates at compusa every few weeks.
This isn't my primary router so I would be willing to give it a try if there are any suggestions. I just got started with DD-WRT on my old flaky belkin, which is working great now with the micro build. I had to use the nvram workaround to get the switch to work, maybe we can do something similar with this trendnet?
I'm unsure of ThreadX boot specifics, but perhaps something similar to the VxWorks killer/replacer would work to get a Linux-able bootstrap in there.
There are a few people working on Atheros SoC's over at OpenWRT, but I don't know if it works with the AR2317 yet. There may be clues there about how to kill ThreadX if at all possible. This Atheros SoC does support multiple OS choices so it shouldn't be too hard - but it may take JTAG or etc to replace the bootstrap/failsafe code.
Also, can someone post the voltage and amps these run on? I'd like to know if it's cheap AND low-power (something I wouldn't hesitate to make into an outdoor self contained solar battery repeater and if someone finds it/rips it off then who really cares).
I own the one that is pictured -- version C1.1R. The bottom of the board says "WLG-2214" and a google revealed that this is the name of a router made by a company named "Cameo." (I'm convinced that this one is simply a rebranding of that one - compare these twopictures) I've been trying to get a copy of that firmware to see if it will run on this device, but I have come up empty so far.