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punker_4_real
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:04    Post subject: Linksys WRE54G Range Expander broadcom FOUND!! Runs LINUX!! Reply with quote
any support for it

before you say it does not have broadcom i opened it up


it has Broadcom BCM4712KPB 2MB (Intel TE28F160)
8MB RAM (Expandable to 16MB)



NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BSWORKS
it runs Linux FTW!!!
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i will donate $10 (after i sell the unit) if i get it on there but i do need some advice Razz



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Eko
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 5:27    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yes, what's new? v1 is Broadcom based - runs Linux, v2 and v3 are Marvell based.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 6:25    Post subject: Reply with quote
Eko wrote:
Yes, what's new? v1 is Broadcom based - runs Linux, v2 and v3 are Marvell based.
so how do i get dd-wrt loaded on to it


micro one Razz
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 10:40    Post subject: Reply with quote
follow
http://dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Broadcom_detection

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:56    Post subject: Reply with quote
Sash wrote:
follow
http://dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Broadcom_detection



when i try to upgrade i get worng firmware Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:58    Post subject: Reply with quote
Well, without JTAG port as way out is very risky to upgrade. At least serial console is there.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:16    Post subject: Reply with quote
Eko wrote:
Well, without JTAG port as way out is very risky to upgrade. At least serial console is there.

well i do not care if i brick it i got it for free anyways Rolling Eyes it uses TRX file

also looks to have the same HW as the WAP54G v2 but with out the ethernet port
i saw this on openwrt fourm i do not know how to convert files nor do i have linux installed on any computers(be sides my routers that does not count :p )

to do the converting



http://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php?id=6929


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:35    Post subject: Reply with quote
well, it has 7 byte header befor HDR0 signature. Let me check GPL code and see if I can make an image for it.

BTW, did you get cfe for Dell ??
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:49    Post subject: Reply with quote
Eko wrote:
well, it has 7 byte header befor HDR0 signature. Let me check GPL code and see if I can make an image for it.

BTW, did you get cfe for Dell ??



yes but it would not work


not an big deal
it was an POS anyway


i got my WRT54g v1, v2 and v4 that were bricked working


i missed using my wrt54g v1 draft g router (WPA2 works fine) i have no idea why they disable WPA2 on v24 for wrt54g V1
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:06    Post subject: Reply with quote
bump......
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 20:54    Post subject: Reply with quote
tftp will brick it so i do not want to try it
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:03    Post subject: Reply with quote
i am wondering if the file is be computed. on an 8008 cpu chip Laughing Laughing Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:17    Post subject: Reply with quote
I can't see how this box can be flashed? It has not ethernet port, so any tftp is not possible.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:27    Post subject: Reply with quote
the 9 ping header on the 2nd pic might be jtag?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 21:06    Post subject: Reply with quote
Eko wrote:
I can't see how this box can be flashed? It has not ethernet port, so any tftp is not possible.


it has
GUI upgrade Very Happy


it only takes TRX but bins have to be converted to TRX

Smile once dd-wrt is on there it will be an real Range Expander


any idea if the dd-wrt.v23_micro_asus.trx will work with BCM4712KPB ?



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