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-<span style="color:#FF0000">'''The WNR3500L ([https://wikidevi.com/wiki/Netgear_WNR3500Lv1 v1]) REQUIRES a K26 build'''</span> from a /broadcom_K26/ build directory. All of the K26 builds have "_K2.6_" in the filename. Also, builds must be '''smaller than ~7.3 MB''', or you will brick your device.<br>+'''<span style="color:#FF0000">This wiki is NOT for the</span> [https://wikidevi.wi-cat.ru/Netgear_WNR3500Lv2 WNR3500Lv2]''' [https://forum.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=1052463#1052463 (install guide here)] which is a NAND flash device.<br>'''The WNR3500L ([https://wikidevi.com/wiki/Netgear_WNR3500Lv1 v1]) is only properly recognized using a K26 build''' (in the broadcom_K26/ directory).<br>See [[#K3X builds|K3X Builds]] for more information. All of the K26 builds have "K2.6" in the filename. Also, builds must be '''smaller than ~7.3 MB''', or you will brick your device.
-'''This wiki is NOT for the [https://wikidevi.com/wiki/Netgear_WNR3500Lv2 WNR3500Lv2]''' which uses K3X builds.+
-== REQUIRED reading ==+==REQUIRED Reading==
-[http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=51486 Peacock Thread FAQ]+Read the [[Firmware_FAQ|Firmware FAQ]] and [http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=51486 Peacock Announcement]
-Especially the "Required Reading" notes listed at the beginning of the thread+
-See: [[Firmware_FAQ|Firmware FAQ]]+==Which Firmware?==
 +The WNR3500Lv1 traditionally only supports the "NEWD-2_K2.6" firmware, but [[#K3X builds|K3X]] has been reported to work. For build information and much more, see [[Index:FAQ#Where_do_I_download_firmware.3F|Where do I download firmware?]].
-== Which Firmware? ==+Compare the features of different build versions [[What_is_DD-WRT%3F#V24_pre_sp2_K26|here]]. This router has 8MB flash, but due to Netgear's partitioning, available space is reportedly ~7.3MB. Do not try larger builds, as this will overwrite required partitions.
-First you need to know that this router only supports the "NEWD-2_K2.6" firmware. Next, you need to know which revision number (i.e. build 13525) you want to use. For recommendations on what revision to use, don't trust the Router Database. Instead you should first read the [http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=51486 Peacock Thread] keeping in mind that this router REQUIRES K2.6. Pay particular attention to Note 3. Then read the [http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=52043 Firmware Recommendations Thread] (still keep in mind K2.6). You should now have a pretty good idea of what build number you want.<br/>+
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-Now you need to know what build version you want. Compare the features of the different build versions [[What_is_DD-WRT%3F#V24_pre_sp2_K26|here]]. This router has 8MB, but due to Netgear's partitioning, the available space is reportedly ~7.3MB. Do not try larger builds. See [[Index:FAQ#Where_do_I_download_firmware.3F|Where do I download firmware?]] for links.+
==Installation of DD-WRT from Netgear Firmware== ==Installation of DD-WRT from Netgear Firmware==
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*dd-wrt.v24-21061_NEWD-2_K2.6_mini-WNR3500L.chk has been reported to work for initial flash *dd-wrt.v24-21061_NEWD-2_K2.6_mini-WNR3500L.chk has been reported to work for initial flash
Instructions:<br> Instructions:<br>
-*Set a static IP such as 192.168.1.8 on the PC you will be using for the flash.+*Set a static IP (e.g. 192.168.1.8, subnet 255.255.255.0, gateway 192.168.1.1) on the PC for flashing.
*Connect the PC to the router's LAN port (recommended to unplug everything else) *Connect the PC to the router's LAN port (recommended to unplug everything else)
*Perform a [[Hard_reset_or_30/30/30|hard reset]] on the router. *Perform a [[Hard_reset_or_30/30/30|hard reset]] on the router.
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*Repeat steps 4-7 with the .bin firmware file. *Repeat steps 4-7 with the .bin firmware file.
*Login and start tweaking *Login and start tweaking
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 +==K3X builds==
 +There are some K3X builds that have been reported to work on the WNR3500L:
 +[https://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=311850 K3X 33555 Mega works]
 +*If you attempt this, only flash when already running DD-WRT (there is no trailed build in K3X)
 +*The router name doesn't recognize the v1, so reports "Router Model: Linksys WRT54G/GL/GS"
==LAN Ports not Working== ==LAN Ports not Working==
[https://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=1112459#1112459 Use the VLAN config] in the GUI. [https://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=1112459#1112459 Use the VLAN config] in the GUI.
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-==Debricking== 
-[http://www.myopenrouter.com/article/13859/How-To-Debrick-Your-NETGEAR-WNR3500L-Using-A-USB-TTL-Cable-on-Windows/ An article on de-bricking your WNR3500L with a USB-TTL cable] 
== Reverting back to factory firmware == == Reverting back to factory firmware ==
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[http://www.myopenrouter.com/article/16099/How-To-Reflash-Factory-Firmware-on-the-NETGEAR-WRN3500L-Without-A-Serial-Cable/ How to revert back to factory firmware] [http://www.myopenrouter.com/article/16099/How-To-Reflash-Factory-Firmware-on-the-NETGEAR-WRN3500L-Without-A-Serial-Cable/ How to revert back to factory firmware]
-== K3X builds ==+==Debricking==
-There are some K3X builds that have been reported to work on the WNR3500L:+[http://www.myopenrouter.com/article/13859/How-To-Debrick-Your-NETGEAR-WNR3500L-Using-A-USB-TTL-Cable-on-Windows/ An article on de-bricking your WNR3500L with a USB-TTL cable]
-[https://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=311850 K3X 33555 Mega works]+
-*If you attempt this, only flash when already running DD-WRT (there is no trailed build in K3X)+
-*The router name doesn't recognize the v1, so reports "Router Model: Linksys WRT54G/GL/GS"+
-== Home Made stuff ==+==Mods==
-[http://wiki.yzy-oui-fi.com/dashboard/wiki/index.php/Exchange_embed_wireless_antennas_for_external_antennas_on_Netgear_WNR3500L Exchange embeded wireless antennas for external antennas on Netgear WNR3500L]+[http://wiki.yzy-oui-fi.com/dashboard/wiki/index.php/Exchange_embed_wireless_antennas_for_external_antennas_on_Netgear_WNR3500L Exchange embedded wireless antennas for external antennas on Netgear WNR3500L]
[[Category:Netgear guides]] [[Category:Netgear guides]]

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[edit] CAUTION:

This wiki is NOT for the WNR3500Lv2 (install guide here) which is a NAND flash device.
The WNR3500L (v1) is only properly recognized using a K26 build (in the broadcom_K26/ directory).
See K3X Builds for more information. All of the K26 builds have "K2.6" in the filename. Also, builds must be smaller than ~7.3 MB, or you will brick your device.

[edit] REQUIRED Reading

Read the Firmware FAQ and Peacock Announcement

[edit] Which Firmware?

The WNR3500Lv1 traditionally only supports the "NEWD-2_K2.6" firmware, but K3X has been reported to work. For build information and much more, see Where do I download firmware?.

Compare the features of different build versions here. This router has 8MB flash, but due to Netgear's partitioning, available space is reportedly ~7.3MB. Do not try larger builds, as this will overwrite required partitions.

[edit] Installation of DD-WRT from Netgear Firmware

Overview:

  • The WNR3500L requires K2.6 builds of DD-WRT (Update: see "K3X builds")
  • First download a trailed build .chk to flash to the router from Netgear factory firmware.
  • Once running DD-WRT, the .bin builds can be used
  • Research the forum for "New Build" and router model threads before selecting a build.
  • dd-wrt.v24-21061_NEWD-2_K2.6_mini-WNR3500L.chk has been reported to work for initial flash

Instructions:

  • Set a static IP (e.g. 192.168.1.8, subnet 255.255.255.0, gateway 192.168.1.1) on the PC for flashing.
  • Connect the PC to the router's LAN port (recommended to unplug everything else)
  • Perform a hard reset on the router.
  • Go to http://192.168.1.1
  • Cancel the router's automatic firmware update checking, then click on "Router Upgrade" in the left menu.
  • Upload the special .chk firmware file.
  • Wait 5 minutes after the router says it is done
  • Perform another reset, and clear the web browser cache between updates.
  • Repeat steps 4-7 with the .bin firmware file.
  • Login and start tweaking

[edit] K3X builds

There are some K3X builds that have been reported to work on the WNR3500L: K3X 33555 Mega works

  • If you attempt this, only flash when already running DD-WRT (there is no trailed build in K3X)
  • The router name doesn't recognize the v1, so reports "Router Model: Linksys WRT54G/GL/GS"

[edit] LAN Ports not Working

Use the VLAN config in the GUI.

[edit] Reverting back to factory firmware

For now this is a WIP, but in the interim, you can simply follow this guide to revert back:
How to revert back to factory firmware

[edit] Debricking

An article on de-bricking your WNR3500L with a USB-TTL cable

[edit] Mods

Exchange embedded wireless antennas for external antennas on Netgear WNR3500L