Linksys WRK54G V2 Router.

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br5409
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 22:33    Post subject: Linksys WRK54G V2 Router. Reply with quote
Popped the top on one of these puppies today.

Has a:
Atheros AR2315A
Etrontech EM638165TS-7 4Mega x 16 Synchronous DRAM
MXIC 25L1605A 16MB EEPROM

Will any of the DD-WRT firmwares work on this? I can supply pics of the board if anyone wants to see them. It would be great, cause the original firmware is JUNK!

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brainbone
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 23:46    Post subject: Reply with quote
EM638165TS is 4x16 Mb (megaBITs) = 8MB (megaBYTEs)
25L1605A is 16 Mb (megaBITs) = 2MB (megaBYTEs)

It's too bad DD-WRT won't run on Atheros routers with 8MB ram and 2MB flash -- there are way too many of them around.
br5409
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 23:53    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks for the clarification brain. What is the minimum specs for dd-wrt on atheros chips? It would be great if it could be made to work on these. I have saw them selling for $20 a pop. The original firmware has problems with dropping the wireless connection constantly, so I do not know if it is a firmware/OS problem or a hardware problem. If it is the latter, then dd-wrt may not be worth the trouble.

I have saw other posts that say the WRK54G use Marvel chipsets...but mine is a V2 and I know it is atheros chip. Maybe earlier versions had marvel?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 0:17    Post subject: Reply with quote
I believe the minimum for Atheros is currently 16MB ram and 4MB flash.

I have a WRK54G V3. It's Atheros based (with 8MB/2MB). Sounds like I have the same problem with wireless stability, with no firmware update available. On the UK Linksys site, there is a firmware update (7.0.0.4) for the WRT54G V7 that may resolve the stability problems on that router, but I can find no such firmware for my WRK54G V3 (Or for the the WRT54G V7 on the US Linksys site for that matter).

The boards on the WRK54G V3 and WRT54G V7 look identical. I'm trying to figure out how to flash my WRK54G V3 with the WRT54G V7 update, but so far no success.
brainbone
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:15    Post subject: Reply with quote
I managed to get my WRK54G V3 to load the WRT54G V7 firmware. Seems even more unstable (seems to crash and reboot more often) than it's default firmware, and as an added bonus, no LAN access on the 4 port switch.

Was a long shot, but I can say confidently - don't bother.
br5409
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 1:33    Post subject: Reply with quote
Are you sure the MXIC 25L1605A is not 16MB. All the specs I can find say 16MB, not 16Mb.
br5409
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:05    Post subject: Reply with quote
Nevermind, I found docs, it is 16Mbit....anyways, check this out: http://svn.dd-wrt.com:8000/dd-wrt/search?q=wrk54g&noquickjump=1&ticket=on&changeset=on&wiki=on

Looks like BrainSlayer may have it working.
brainbone
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:15    Post subject: Reply with quote
Wow. Thanks for the link. What I find most interesting is: Support for WRK54G (weired, 2 mb flash ,8 mb ram and atheros chipset)

I'd like to see a build for the 2MB/8MB WRK54G's and what features, if any, are able to be crammed in.
tabbytom
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:51    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hello, I too have one of these wrk54g. So if Brainslayer has been working on it and there are references to it in the source, where are the binaries, please. I'd love to try it out.

John
br5409
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 2:54    Post subject: Reply with quote
Unfortunately I have not got BrainSlayer to reply to my PM. I am not sure if he got it to work or not. So, we are still in LIMBO.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:04    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hello, That's a shame, it seems there are quite a few of these routers round and very cheap. Would be a great way of reusing them, maybe even bordering on being green. Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 10:54    Post subject: Reply with quote
NO SUPPORT for 2mb flash/8mb ram devices!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2009 12:03    Post subject: Reply with quote
Sash wrote:
NO SUPPORT for 2mb flash/8mb ram devices!


Are there any plans of support in the future ?

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