DD-WRT for IXP420 based Netgear router

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daleb
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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 11:35    Post subject: DD-WRT for IXP420 based Netgear router Reply with quote
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 all input on this issue....
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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 13:08    Post subject: Reply with quote
hi

board in this case means the device
if you replace the wlan to a atheros its possible to run ddwrt.
but we need a board for testing.
do you have serial connection to the board?

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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 13:06    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi Sash,

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 ?

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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 21:01    Post subject: Reply with quote
pic? fcc-id?
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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 23:16    Post subject: Reply with quote
OK, here 'tis.

NETGEAR Pre-N Wireless Router WGM124

FCC-ID: SA3-AGN1223AR0300

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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 7:35    Post subject: Reply with quote
thats the fccid of the wlan card...not the device
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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 12:38    Post subject: Reply with quote
It's the only fcc-id I can see on the sticker on the underside of the metal case, along with 3 mac addresses and the serial number (WM72151SA000516).

Should there be another one somewhere ?
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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 16:44    Post subject: Reply with quote
then i would like to have some high res pics
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 8:14    Post subject: Reply with quote
OK, finally got a picture. Had to borrow a quality camera with macro lense...my little Kodak 2Mp didn't cut it.

Thanks for checking it out.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 14:50    Post subject: Reply with quote
ok, nice.

j1 should be the serial header.
are you able to add it and build a serial connector cable with ttl level shifter?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 14:54    Post subject: Reply with quote
I have one and have swapped the wireless card, is it possible to do anything pre serial header or do I need to build one
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 16:30    Post subject: Reply with quote
serial is required for porting
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