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"Hell yeah" for making DD-WRT on Nighthawk X6S R8000P
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hawkbug
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 19:48    Post subject: Gonna sell this Reply with quote
I'm pretty sure I'm going to sell this stupid r8000p router. It's just collecting dust on my floor. The default Netgear firmware is just awful and unusable. No DD-WRT, so I just need to send it back to Netgear. It's a total joke.
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h3nk3t
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:36    Post subject: Reply with quote
It's so quiet......BS if there's any progress at all in this matter. Please say something. Me among many others are waiting with hope.
h3nk3t
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 22:06    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi there everybody

Has anyone heard anything about something that take even a small step forward in this matter.

Yes I'm talking DD-WRT for Netgear R8000p. Is it a dream? Or is it a broken dream?

Someone talked about BrainSlayer erlier in this thread. That he had a piece sent to him by Netgear.

Was this only wishful thoughts or has that statement any substance?

Come an all......we shall never forget our dreams nor stop hoping that BS will succed
Igloo425
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 22:37    Post subject: Reply with quote
I know this doesn't fix the massive problems with the firmware, but has anyone that owns the router tried plugging the router into a wemo plug or something and put it on a schedule to turn the power off for like 5 min at 3am or some random time when it isn't typically being used? Just curious if the daily reset will stop the issues of having to manually restart the router.
h3nk3t
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 19:23    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi everyone

Any news from BrainSlayer?

I'm still hoping thou Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
h3nk3t
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 21:15    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hello again

My hope is still there but I must say that it really feels that I'm alone in this dream right now.

I truly hope for happy news before the end of this year.

I do understand that BrainSlayer has "crazy much" on his to do list. We shall all respect him for his time and effort that he's putting down in the developing of DD-WRT.
Thank you BS!!!
h3nk3t
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 19:43    Post subject: Reply with quote
Since I'm the last man standing in this thread I'm wondering if this might be a tiny step forward

From MyOpenRouter
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Ok so the quick explanation is that the R8000P is a more powerful router than the R8000, hence the 1.8ghz cpu on the R8000P vs the 1.0 ghz cpu on the R8000, which means that porting a firmware to it would take a bit on time. Now since both router use the same internal configuration what you could do is download Kong’s R8000, open the file with an Hex editor and change the board id to match the R8000P and that would allow you to try DD WRT for the R8000 on your R8000P. Let me know if you need anymore help.

Not an expert, but I always get the job done and look good doing it.


https://www.myopenrouter.com/forum/netgear-r8000p-aka-x6s#comment-41776
Malachi
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 19:54    Post subject: Reply with quote
h3nk3t wrote:
Since I'm the last man standing in this thread I'm wondering if this might be a tiny step forward

From MyOpenRouter
Quote:
Ok so the quick explanation is that the R8000P is a more powerful router than the R8000, hence the 1.8ghz cpu on the R8000P vs the 1.0 ghz cpu on the R8000, which means that porting a firmware to it would take a bit on time. Now since both router use the same internal configuration what you could do is download Kong’s R8000, open the file with an Hex editor and change the board id to match the R8000P and that would allow you to try DD WRT for the R8000 on your R8000P. Let me know if you need anymore help.

Not an expert, but I always get the job done and look good doing it.


https://www.myopenrouter.com/forum/netgear-r8000p-aka-x6s#comment-41776


I would not do that.

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h3nk3t
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 21:20    Post subject: Reply with quote
Alright....better not try it then! Thanks for a quick answer
IamDaveG
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:32    Post subject: Reply with quote
Not an expert, but I decided to do something to make my R7900P a better router.

I got my R7900P from Costco last Black Friday, maybe I'm the lucky one, it is now running the latest stock firmware from Netgear, and pretty stable. I'm pretty happy with its performance.

I think a DD-WRT/OpenWRT/Tomato firmware can make it even better.

The first step is to compile the stock firmware published by Netgear and make it working.

BTW, the Netgear source codes really sucks, it's kind of a miracle they can make it stable on my router Smile
IamDaveG
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:53    Post subject: Reply with quote
......
/opt/toolchains//crosstools-arm-gcc-5.3-linux-4.1-glibc-2.22-binutils-2.25/usr/bin/arm-buildroot-linux-gnueabi-strip: '/workspace/r7900p/r7900p/targets/R8000P/fs/bin/wget-device': No such file
/opt/toolchains//crosstools-arm-gcc-5.3-linux-4.1-glibc-2.22-binutils-2.25/usr/bin/arm-buildroot-linux-gnueabi-strip:/workspace/r7900p/r7900p/targets/R8000P/fs/lib/ld-linux-aarch64.so.1: File format not recognized
/opt/toolchains//crosstools-arm-gcc-5.3-linux-4.1-glibc-2.22-binutils-2.25/usr/bin/arm-buildroot-linux-gnueabi-strip:/workspace/r7900p/r7900p/targets/R8000P/fs/lib/aarch64/libc.so.6: File format not recognized
/opt/toolchains//crosstools-arm-gcc-5.3-linux-4.1-glibc-2.22-binutils-2.25/usr/bin/arm-buildroot-linux-gnueabi-strip:/workspace/r7900p/r7900p/targets/R8000P/fs/lib/aarch64/libnss_dns.so.2: File format not recognized
/opt/toolchains//crosstools-arm-gcc-5.3-linux-4.1-glibc-2.22-binutils-2.25/usr/bin/arm-buildroot-linux-gnueabi-strip:/workspace/r7900p/r7900p/targets/R8000P/fs/lib/aarch64/libnss_files.so.2: File format not recognized
/opt/toolchains//crosstools-arm-gcc-5.3-linux-4.1-glibc-2.22-binutils-2.25/usr/bin/arm-buildroot-linux-gnueabi-strip:/workspace/r7900p/r7900p/targets/R8000P/fs/lib/aarch64/libresolv.so.2: File format not recognized
cd /workspace/r7900p/r7900p/targets; /workspace/r7900p/r7900p/hostTools/local_install/fakeroot -l /workspace/r7900p/r7900p/hostTools/local_install/lib/libfakeroot.so -f /workspace/r7900p/r7900p/hostTools/local_install/faked ./buildFS_RD
/bin/sh: /workspace/r7900p/r7900p/hostTools/local_install/fakeroot: Permission denied
Makefile:1319: recipe for target 'buildimage' failed
make: *** [buildimage] Error 126

Very close to complete the stock firmware building ...
Almost final, will try to fix this fakeroot permission issue tomorrow ...

Time for bed ...
kernel-panic69
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:03    Post subject: Reply with quote
OEM Netgear firmware ... oh, mmmmhmmmm. Problematic doesn't begin to describe it. Of course, a lot of more recent OEM firmwares are a little temperamental. For the record, "IamDaveG" is NOT my alter-ego, but I wish you luck.
IamDaveG
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 19:40    Post subject: Reply with quote
......
512 bytes copied, 6.5053e-05 s, 7.9 MB/s
Packaging gen3 unsecure boot. This image expects the bootrom to run ...
addvtoken: little endian Output file size = 53477396 with image crc = 0xaf36930a
addvtoken: little endian Output file size = 54525972 with image crc = 0x292e106b
find /workspace/r7900p/r7900p/targets/R8000P -name *_nand_cferom_*.w -printf "%f\n" | while read name; do cp /workspace/r7900p/r7900p/targets/R8000P/$name /workspace/r7900p/r7900p/images/${name/.w/_502HND02rc29_BISON04T_REL_7_14_164_24-180905_1534.w}; done
cd /workspace/r7900p/r7900p/targets/R8000P && touch rootfs && \
/workspace/r7900p/r7900p/hostTools/packet -k bcmR8000P_nand_fs_image_128_squbi.w -b compatible_r8000p.txt -oall kernel_rootfs_image \
-i /workspace/r7900p/r7900p/userspace/ap/acos/include/ambitCfg.h && \
rm -f rootfs _*.chk && \
cp kernel_rootfs_image.chk ../../images/R8000P_WW_`date +%m%d%H%M`.chk

Done! Image R8000P has been built in /workspace/r7900p/r7900p/targets/R8000P.

Finally have the image generated, have no idea how it works on the board. Need to figure out a safe way how to try it on my unit without bricking it
kernel-panic69
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 20:11    Post subject: Reply with quote
To get support, they'll need serial output and some other info, anyway.... might as well set it up for serial recovery so you can get the serial console output....
IamDaveG
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 21:06    Post subject: Reply with quote
kernel-panic69 wrote:
To get support, they'll need serial output and some other info, anyway.... might as well set it up for serial recovery so you can get the serial console output....


Thanks, buddy. Did find a video on Youtube about opening the unit, and also some of the CFE source codes in Asus Merlin's repository, which could be a good reference.
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