Unbranded Ralink RT3050F - which DDWRT version?

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hvrio
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:35    Post subject: Unbranded Ralink RT3050F - which DDWRT version? Reply with quote
Hi all,

I have this unbranded (it's branded but an unknown local rebranding) 3G Wireless Router. The web UI that came with it sucks and having used ddwrt for years now makes me want to flash this thing with ddwrt.

And since it has a USB port, I wanted to see if it can be used as a print server. If not, then it would be nice to have ddwrt running in it anyway.

The problem is that I've been reading lots of forum posts and it seems that Ralink chips are not officially supported by ddwrt but some people have managed to successfully install anyway.

I'm a total noob to devices when it comes to going out of my comfort zone (flashing linksys devices with complete forum support and instructions) and flashing things that I have to open up and see the hardware inside.

If anyone can tell me which ddwrt version to flash, please do, I'm itching to have ddwrt run on this thing. If not, can you guys point me to the right direction? I'm willing to do experiments with this stuff since I bought it cheap.

Anyway, I'm posting pics below and also writing in text the details (part numbers) as it's really blurry IRL and more so in pics.

top: http://www.mediafire.com/view/?qm8l5z5p1oop4ja
Ralink3050F; PAN5590T0; 1112PT
EtronTech; EM63A165TS-6G; 021AS06BES434.11
Group-tek; HST-1201DR; 1030

bottom: http://www.mediafire.com/view/?yqtavdefjm4on52
MXIC; S110681; MX29LV320EBTI-70G; 3E333300

side views:
http://www.mediafire.com/view/?ppuwax16dj27cld
http://www.mediafire.com/view/?0jp27w465b626is

I managed to track the datasheet for info on RAM and flash memory: http://www.datasheetcatalog.com/datasheets_pdf/M/X/2/9/MX29LV320.shtml
(not entirely sure if this is the correct datasheet but it's the closest one)
It says "The MX29LV320T/B is a 32-mega bit Flash memory organized as 4M bytes of 8 bits and 2M words of 16 bits" -- is this enough to flash ddwrt?

Thanks in advance!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 21:08    Post subject: Reply with quote
http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/support/router-detection
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:50    Post subject: Reply with quote
Sash wrote:
http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/support/router-detection


Thanks for the quick reply! I came from that page that's why I'm now here. I need to figure out the ddwrt version that I can install. I already figured out the hardware specs as mentioned in the router detection page thus the post above describing the hardware in detail. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:46    Post subject: Reply with quote
You should not try to install dd-wrt on an unsupported router, you are likely to brick your router if you try.
Just because the cpu, ram, and flash is the same as in a dd-wrt supported router doesn't mean they are compatible with each other, there are lots of other things that must match as well.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 15:20    Post subject: Reply with quote
I found this while searching for a completely unrelated router (which later turned out to be related because of firmware version to be flashed)

http://wiki.reseaulibre.ca/hardware/routers/Bococom-DWR150/
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