Posted: Tue May 27, 2008 11:35 Post subject: DD-WRT for IXP420 based Netgear router
Hope I'm in the right group here, 'cos my query concerns an IXP420 and not an IXP425 based router.
My router is a Netgear WGM124, which has an IXP420 266MHz processor, 4MB of flash, 16MB of RAM and an Airgo MIMO Wireless mini-pci NIC using the AGN103BB chip.
Now after searching the forum, it looks like Airgo MIMO is not supported by DD-WRT and probably never will be...please correct me if I'm wrong on this first point?
So now my query...I'd like to know if I install an Atheros or a Broadcom mini-pci Wireless NIC into my router, whether there is a version of DD-WRT which will run on this platform ?
With an Atheros Wireless NIC, this would make my Netgear WGM124 router look remarkably similar to the Netgear WG302 which does appear in the Supported Hardware list, albeit only being shown as having kernel support...not quite sure of the implications of this ?
Also the WG302, as well as most other IXP420 based routers, is shown in the Supported Hardware list with the condition "board needed for port" with a link to a PM to BrainSlayer. What does this mean and where can I find info on this "board"...I've also searched this but without success ?
thanks for that clarification. Maybe clearer English would be "We need board for testing" !
I'm in Melbourne, Australia so its just a little too far to swing by and drop one off !
Re a serial port, there appears to be 5 x 10K smd resistors conecting to an unpopulated 8 pin header J1, with some common tracks continuing on to an unpopulated 20 pin header J2. What do your think they are ? If it's a serial port, how can this be used ?
Re mini-pci wlan card, doed the dd-wrt binary generally include drivers for both Atheros and Broadcom cards ?
Which dd-wt binary do you think would be the best candidate for this board or is it still wip ?