Dual Band (WRT320N) Now Supported

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 20:17    Post subject: Dual Band (WRT320N) Now Supported Reply with quote
13-Dec-2009 Edit: Changed header to reflect current state.

Just saw this in the newegg website.

Looks promising, does anyone know what is inside of it, chipset, memory, etc.?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124332


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 20:26    Post subject: Reply with quote
It's broadcom with a single radio that supports both bands. There's also a new 400n atheros dual band dual radio model.

http://www.smallnetbuilder.com/content/view/30758/100/1/1/
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 20:27    Post subject: Reply with quote
So has anyone done any testing with DD-WRT?

I am inclined to buy one just to tinker with it.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 20:37    Post subject: Reply with quote
I haven't seen any posts about either model yet. I saw the 400n at a retail store last weekend and was shocked I hadn't heard the cries for support yet.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:43    Post subject: Reply with quote
I actually have one sitting here on my desk, although it may be heading back to the store. My local Fry's is selling the wrt310n & wrt320n for the same price and SKU. I went in to grab a wrt310n to flash as a bridge and ended up mistakingly getting a wrt320n, now I am scratching my head. Do I wait and keep the wrt320n or exchange it for the already supported wrt310n?

This is the first single radio 802.11n, so support may be alittle ways away huh?

-Jeff
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:20    Post subject: Reply with quote
jurnaza wrote:
This is the first single radio 802.11n, so support may be alittle ways away huh?

-Jeff

Afaik it's the first dual band single radio router but the 150n/160n/300n/310n are all single radio 2.4 GHz. Support shouldn't take too long, it may already work but don't try if you don't have a jtag cable and are sure the board has jtag pins.

The code is available and it might have been the source for the driver update in svn 11727?

http://www.linksysbycisco.com/US/en/supportgplcode?gplsku=#WRT320N
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:30    Post subject: Reply with quote
The WRT320N certainly looks powerful. Take a look at the specs on the cpu here and here. It looks promising but smallnetbuilder didn't confirm the switch chip. Any word on how much ram it has or confirmation on the switch chip?

Pasted from Broadcom website:
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The BCM4717 provides dual-band (2.4 GHz/5 GHz) capabilities in a small package for 802.11n routers, access points, set-top boxes and digital televisions, where compact form factors are important. It also integrates a high performance 300 MHz CPU architecture and offers options for Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet PHYs.

The BCM4717 provides high-performance, yet cost-effective dual-band capabilities for a variety of 802.11n products. It leverages Broadcom's superior radio and digital architecture to maintain data rates of up to 300 Mbps in either the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz band. It also features Accelerange(tm) technology to ensure robust wireless signals over a larger coverage area, which is critical for video streaming and other low-latency applications.

Features

* High-performance System-on-a-Chip (SoC) processor
* Draft IEEE 802.11n-compliant CPU/MAC/baseband/radio wireless router solution
* Single-chip 65nm design and 2-layer PCB reduces RBOM and enables 802.11n routers with smaller form factors
* Designed to work with various external switch arrangements, including 10/100/1000, 10/100, or a single-port PHY


Also we may see lower end routers, most likely non gigabit, using the new BCM5356 cpu soon. Wink

Looks like I may end up getting another Linksys after all since Buffalo doesn't seem to want to step up.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:35    Post subject: Reply with quote
too bad its the same "ashtray" device with no external antennas
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:42    Post subject: Reply with quote
freonchill wrote:
too bad its the same "ashtray" device with no external antennas
Yes this is sad indeed. However I noticed that the size of the pcb seems to be similar to the ones used in the WRT150N and WRT300N, has anyone tried to see if it could fit? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:51    Post subject: Reply with quote
would it matter that much, you would have to solder the antennas to get it to work right? (and dont get me started on the mimo antenna placement argument again

it would be worth trying if you could just swap them out for U.FL or mc/mcmx connectors.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 16:02    Post subject: Reply with quote
I also have one of these (picked it up from Staples...only place that carries it in my area)

I'll keep using the stock firmware until someone confirms 1) there's at least drivers in a recent build, 2) it's worth testing.

I WILL say that even without the external antennas, it's still a much strong B/G signal than my old neutered 54Gv5...also QOS LOTS of traffic without a hiccup.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 18:15    Post subject: Re: New Dual Band (WRT320N) - Is is supported? Reply with quote
It's not supported, at least not yet.
Wait for the WRT610N to be supported, work is currently in progress to support it.
If you want to splurge, buy the WRT600N v1.0 or v1.1


jjgarciasp wrote:
Just saw this in the newegg website.

Looks promising, does anyone know what is inside of it, chipset, memory, etc.?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124332
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 20:48    Post subject: Re: New Dual Band (WRT320N) - Is is supported? Reply with quote
pmfabri wrote:
It's not supported, at least not yet.
Wait for the WRT610N to be supported, work is currently in progress to support it.
If you want to splurge, buy the WRT600N v1.0 or v1.1

Have you seen the 600n prices on eBay lately...just plain silly...

Thing is, the 320 actually has a BETTER (and different) processor than the 610, despite the lack of simultaneous dual-band.

610=BCM4705
320=BCM4717

Chances are the switch chip is the same, but it looks like we'll have to wait until development on the 610 nearly ceases before the 320 gets any attention.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 0:45    Post subject: Reply with quote
Anything I can do to help get this router supported?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 0:57    Post subject: Reply with quote
jtag cfe dump?
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