1 (edited by scsijon 2009-11-16 07:24:27)

Topic: Anyone heard of the Asus RT-N16? I think I have a rocker! BCM4718 128M

Came across this in Whirlpool (www.whirlpool.net.au)

Seems to fit the Kamikaze specs OK (well a little more than OK)

Can I have some comments please, before I go and buy one?

thanks
scsijon

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EXTRACTS

ASUS RT-N16

REF:
http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies-archive.cfm/1273035.html

Key Features

wireless N, throughput of 300Mbps , 3 x external antenna , 2.4~2.5 GHz
Output power

    * n mode: 15.8~19.5dBm
      * g mode: 15.5~16.5dBm
      * b mode: 15.8~19.5dBm

4 x giga port ethernet , WAN x 1, LAN x 4 RJ-45 for 10/100/1000 Base-T, Supports Ethernet and 802.3 with max. bit rate 10/100/1000 Mbps and auto cross-over function (MDI-X)

2 x usb ports ( hdd / mem stick / print server )

CPU: Broadcom BCM4718 533MHZ
RAM: 128MB (2x 64MB)
ROM: 32MB
ETH: 4x GIGABIT (LAN) 1x GIGABIT (WAN)
USB Ports: 2
Wireless N 2.4 gig

Download Master provides up to 300,000 sessions

Torrents / http / ftp download direct to an attached HDD ( not supplied )

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Modes of Operation

The ASUS RT-N16 has 3 modes of operation, Gateway mode , router mode and access point mode , this selection is found in the advanced / Administration section.

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Home Gateway

"In Home Gateway mode, the RT-N16 connects to the Internet via ADSL or cable modem, and clients in your network share the same IP to ISP.

In this mode, NAT is enabled and WAN connection is allowed using PPPoE, DHCP, or static IP. It also support UPnP and DDNS features that are useful for home users."

This would be the most common mode used , once the RT-N16 is connected to a modem , you select the connection method and authentication method and away you go connected to the internet

Note : if connecting to an ADSL modem it is recommended that the modem be set to full bridge mode to avoid dual nat and forwzrding issues.

Bridge mode , adding a wireless router

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router mode

"In Router mode, we suppose you use RT-N16 to connect to LAN in your company. So, you can set up routing protocol to meet your requirement in office.

Explaining with technical terms, router mode is, NAT is disabled, static routing protocol are allowed to set. "

I would guess this mode would be used for those wanting to bridge subnet's within a company etc.

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Access point mode

"In Access Point mode, four LAN ports in the RT-N16 and other wireless devices are set up in the same local area network. The WAN related functions are not supported in this mode.

In this mode, NAT is disabled and four LAN ports in the RT-N16 and other wireless devices are bridged together. "

In access point mode , the RT-16N becomes a transparent wireless N access point and a 4 port giga switch , no extra setup is needed as once this mode is selected the RT-16N will ask you for a wireless SSID and security password and thats its , pure simple wireless N access point.

Hard reset via the reset button is required to reset the router to gateway mode.

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Wireless connectivity

The wireless on the RT-16N is strong and reliable , reaches to my known black spots in the house and stayed connected over the 24hr test period without loss of signal.

Throughput testing wireless N to Ethernet was very impressive with 15.5 MB/s @ 3 meters ( tested under windows vista transfer gui ).

Wireless signal strength tested with net stumbler at 3 meters = -38dBm

Throughput testing N to N yet to be completed.

Note wireless testing was done with full 2T3R wireless adapters that connect at 300M , results will differ if users us 1T1R usb adapters that can only connect at a max 150M.

Throughput testing was done using a single 700M video file .

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Ethernet connectivity

The RT-16N has 4 giga bit Ethernet lan ports and one giga bit wan Ethernet port .

Throughput testing was conducted with 2 vista based desktop computers with giga ethernet adapters ( both pci based ) , both comps have 2 gig ram , are dual core Pentium's , and HDD's are 7200 speed 32 meg cache sata drives.

Throughput results maxed out at 79MB/sec in both directions , this seemed to be the max my comps where capable of , so its possible faster speeds could be obtained .

Throughput testing was done using a single 700M video file.

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UPnP Media Server

The RT-16N is equipped with a built in UPnP Media Server which allows for the router to stream content directly to media devices such as the xbox 360 etc

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USB Application

The RT-16N is equipped with 2 usb ports , one or both can be use to attach an external usb HDD up to 1000 gig , and formatted in any format that windows accepts including NTFS.

The hdd can be set into one of two modes.

Network Neighborhood Share – where the hdd becomes a shared folder in your lan's network neighborhood , allowing it to be used as a media server and avoid having a computer left on.

FTP Share , share ftp both internally and externally and have your own ftp server available anywhere on the internet via the aidisk feature .

Both these features work great , initial testing of streaming from the connected usb HDD see the throughput @ around 7.5 MB/s , so multiple streaming should not be an issue .

Notes on HDD :

Maximum Number Partitions = 6
Max HDD size = 1TB

max file size

2GB (FAT16)
4GB (FAT32)
8GB (EXT2)
8GB (EXT3)
8GB (NTFS)
4GB (EXT2)
4GB (EXT3)
4GB (NTFS)

Disk Format
FAT16
FAT32
EXT2
EXT3
NTFS(RO)

Note : ReiserFS format is not supported

A print server is also available on one or both ports.

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Download Manager

ASUS supply utilities that include a download manager , the download manager allows the user to select one of the following 3 types of downloads,

HTTP

FTP

Bit Torrent

Notes on BT :

the max concurrent bt files both seeding and downloading is 6

Once selected and started the hdd and router will continue to download even if the computer is shut down , allowing for true computer less downloading .

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Firewall

The firewall is ok , if a little thin on features , but more and more these days the firewalls in routers are left off as they generally cause more issues than they solve.

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Conclusion

The RT-16N is in my opinion the best wireless router available on the domestic market today , with its pure power and feature set the RT-16N will be seen as the router to emulate by all its competitors.

Ease of use and setup will see the network beginner and hard core user rave about how good and how easy this unit is to use.

Once again its hard to see anything that comes close to the feature set and pure power of the RT-N16 .

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Features Rating

Wireless, 5/5 – Best wireless radiation and throughput of any device i have tested.

LAN, 5/5 – As i have suggested pure power and speed , couldnt lag this unit no matter what i threw at it.

USB , 5/5 – with ftp and samba windows sharing , and a print server to boot the RT-N16 covers all the bases and needs for those that want computer free downloading and print sharing alike.

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Overall Rating

Reliability: 5/5 – Test period over a few weeks saw the RT-N16 stay connected to both its wireless and over the wan without issue.

Usability: 4.5/5 – With the asus gui look and feel , anyone should be able to manage the RT-N16 with ease , intuitive and clear obvious graphics used to indicate the state of the wan and lan.

Longevity: 4.5/5 – with all the latest features and pure power to boot the Overall Rating the RT-N16 should be in use for a long time to come.

Functionality: 4/5 – almost all the features the home user could need.

/end of extracts

Re: Anyone heard of the Asus RT-N16? I think I have a rocker! BCM4718 128M

Some people have heard of it:

http://wiki.openwrt.org/inbox/asusrt-n16
https://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php?id=22016

I would guess that support will be slow in coming since it uses Broadcom drivers?

Re: Anyone heard of the Asus RT-N16? I think I have a rocker! BCM4718 128M

mieses wrote:

Some people have heard of it:

http://wiki.openwrt.org/inbox/asusrt-n16
https://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php?id=22016

I would guess that support will be slow in coming since it uses Broadcom drivers?

Thanks for the links, strange that although I did a search, didn't pickup the second one. I didn't think of doing a separate search from within the wiki, thought they used the same search list.

I've decided to try to go with one anyway, depending on if it looks ok as it seems to more than match my requirements. I've had help with Linux problems with ASUSTech before and they were very Linux Savey and helpfull to the point of modifying code and on the last time they even added an extra function to a card's bios especially for a one off development box.

Drivers, etc. and current / old firmware releases for 2.6.xx (which is apparently what it runs on) are all available via ASUSTech's website, so I don't think that will be a problem.

regards
scsijon

Re: Anyone heard of the Asus RT-N16? I think I have a rocker! BCM4718 128M

Thanks, scsijon.  If you get OpenWRT running on the RT-N16 with working wireless then please post your notes!   I think there is some interest in running OpenWRT on gigabit routers.

Re: Anyone heard of the Asus RT-N16? I think I have a rocker! BCM4718 128M

Very interesting specs : gigabit, 802.11n, USB, 533 MHz, 128MB RAM, 32MB flash.

The only problem is the broadcom wifi card. It should work at G speed with b43 in trunk, right?
Too bad it doesn't use a mini-PCI card that could be replaced. I would also prefer dual band (5GHz support).

Re: Anyone heard of the Asus RT-N16? I think I have a rocker! BCM4718 128M

Have you ever tried downloading anything from the Asus site?   It's sooo fast.  I've heard they host the whole site on one of their routers.  It must be the one with a built-in 56K modem.

7 (edited by scsijon 2009-11-19 01:15:44)

Re: Anyone heard of the Asus RT-N16? I think I have a rocker! BCM4718 128M

ASUSTech use Akamai Download Manager, it's pure Java and with a 56k dialup you get six simultaneous paths running.

From my understanding at present they are concentrating on getting the single band working correctly, the wireless chip is capable of dual banding so that may ocurr when they are satisfied.

Currently there are three aerials, ant0 - receiver (left-hand-side), ant1 - receiver (rhs) and ant2 - transmitter for both transmitter circuits (centre).

speculation:
There seems to be no logical reason why one of the two circuits of the wireless chip could not be changed over, I would think only an aerial change may be needed and maybe not even that if their using their generic dualband antennae and interface chipset that they are using elsewhere.

However, i've just been notified that they are not actually available (physically here) in Australia at the moment. I shall just have to wait as I still think thay are the top, and from the overseas reviews i've seen, the reviewers think likewise and that maybe why their not here (meeting eu and usa orders).

And, yes, when I get one in my hand and working OpenWrt happily, I shall YELL here, don't you worry.

regards to all
scsijon

Re: Anyone heard of the Asus RT-N16? I think I have a rocker! BCM4718 128M

http://wiki.openwrt.org/inbox/asusrt-n16 this page states the status as WIP (work in progress I guess?). Does it mean developers got their hands on this device and there support is coming?
Tried flashing it with trunk spapshot from http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/brcm47xx/ and it doesn't seem to work yet. Flashing went OK, but the router wasn't reachable via ethernet after this.

Re: Anyone heard of the Asus RT-N16? I think I have a rocker! BCM4718 128M

Hi, I have a RT-N16 router and I'm interested in getting openwrt on it. Any updates on the status of openwrt on this device?

Re: Anyone heard of the Asus RT-N16? I think I have a rocker! BCM4718 128M

the have a partially working firmware on dd-wrt

Re: Anyone heard of the Asus RT-N16? I think I have a rocker! BCM4718 128M

i have dd-wrt on it, but I'd like to try openwrt too... dd-wrt is not exactly my type wink

Re: Anyone heard of the Asus RT-N16? I think I have a rocker! BCM4718 128M

I guess dd-wrt is using a proprietary broadcom driver. Would it be hard to add this driver to kamikaze just like we have wl.o for brcm-2.4? Since b43 doesn't work in 802.11n mode yet, this could be a good replacement.

13 (edited by scsijon 2009-12-15 06:50:07)

Re: Anyone heard of the Asus RT-N16? I think I have a rocker! BCM4718 128M

looks like dd-wrt is up and running

http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=61570&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=61675

refer

plenty of code on the pages and not sure if using a proprietary broadcom driver or not.

a programmer of these things needs to check it out

STILL NOT listed as available down here!

RATS

Also don't see these new boxes in the hardware lists, or am I looking in the wrong places

thanks

Re: Anyone heard of the Asus RT-N16? I think I have a rocker! BCM4718 128M

It seems that my old Asus 500G Deluxe is broken and restarts very often so I have to buy a new router.
This one seems quite well equipped.
It worth to buy this one? or there is a better router for a similar price?

I would thank if someone could share the plans from the development side about this router. Will be supported?
If there is no support yet for Wireless-N in the b43, will be a release with the proprietary BC N driver?

Asus WL-500G Deluxe - OpenWrt Kamikaze 8.09.2-RC2

Re: Anyone heard of the Asus RT-N16? I think I have a rocker! BCM4718 128M

I'm waiting for my serial cable to arrive... (did some multimeter testing and the pin header on port J2 looks like a 3.3v serial console)

anyone else working on this unit around here?

16 (edited by tmg 2009-12-22 03:54:15)

Re: Anyone heard of the Asus RT-N16? I think I have a rocker! BCM4718 128M

I guess this is the rt-n16 thread. There is also an bit of a page on the wiki - http://wiki.openwrt.org/inbox/asusrt-n16.
An early post in this thread refers to the  WNR3500L threads diverges into an RT-N16 discussion - BCM4718 Support and Netgear WNR3500L. If these hardwares are related does this page on myopenrouter.com help us at all? Anyone know what is the same or not the same?

I added some higher resolution pics of the board on this wiki page. The good news is that my board at least contains a serial header (at J2) with pins and markings even, you can see on the front of the board between the usb ports and the asus logo.  Gnd, Vcc, Rx, Tx are clearly marked. They fit with a 4pin cr-rom audio or 4pin fan plug. I was able to get a serial terminal up using a CA-42 nokia usb-ttl serial adapter (found some ~3.50 plus shipping on amazon), similar to the instructions on www.nslu2-linux.org/wiki/HowTo/AddASerialPort. I only have the Gnd, Tx, and Rx connected, not the Vcc. It worked right away once connected properly. Strangely, have the Tx on the serial side of the usb connected to the Tx on the rt-n16 board would transmit much bootup sequence to my serial console, but with a lot of garbage unprintable characters mixed in. After realizing my mistake, having the Rx of the adapter connected tot he Tx for the board, and vise versa, all was smooth.  There are some other blank headers that have some pinouts out 3.3V, but i cant tell if they are JTAG or what.

I will post the boot logs and some of the important command outputs using stock and dd-wrt firmware and from within the CFE bootloader on the wiki shortly. Also I have images of the cfe and other mtdblock partitions if needed.

It runs the dd-wrt 13309 fine, haven't tried the newest yet. I can't wait to get openwrt on it, it promises to be an amazing router. I have tried compiling custom firmware (my first for openwrt), but cant get it to boot yet.

I die at

Loader:raw Filesys:tftp Dev:eth0 File:: Options:(null)
Loading: TFTP Server.
Failed.
Could not load :: Timeout occured
Loader:raw Filesys:raw Dev:flash0.os File: Options:(null)
Loading: .. 4092 bytes read
Entry at 0x80001000
Starting program at 0x80001000

Is the CFE looking for a kernel name different than is present on the openwrt flashed mtd partitions?  I don't know and I don't yet know how to find out.

The CFE is very stripped down, and doesn't allow most of the documented API functions. melbourne.wireless.org.au/files/wrt54/cfe.pdf  However there is  CFE folder in the ASUS sources package that might allow for compiling a custom CFE bootloader. That I am scared to try, but as long as I keep the CFE intact it is easy enough to get into rescue mode and tftp a new firmware. Some combination of the reset and ez-setup buttons while powering on does the trick, usually it seems i need to hold them both.

Also it seems the boot wait is on, giving you a second or two to initiate a tftp transfer during a non-rescue boot.

I have reviewed the OpenWrt Buildroot documentation, but can't find much on general discussion of porting to new hardware - what problems may be typical and how to approach them. With the ASUS sources released and dd-wrt running, I am confident it can be done. Any resource the community can refer to would be welcome, and any additional info needed just ask.

Re: Anyone heard of the Asus RT-N16? I think I have a rocker! BCM4718 128M

I can be ASUS RT-N16 tester

http://www.itpeople.lv/blog/2009/12/06/freifunk-coool-firmwares - All about Freifunk-Coool firmwares for ASUS WL-500g Premium v1 and ASUS RT-N16 (Sorry in Latvian language. Use Google translate)

Re: Anyone heard of the Asus RT-N16? I think I have a rocker! BCM4718 128M

codertux wrote:

i have dd-wrt on it, but I'd like to try openwrt too... dd-wrt is not exactly my type wink

I didn't try DD-WRT but I tried Teddy Bear's Beta Tomato; it's OK but lean and the Optware USB upgrade seems a bit lengthy on the steps. I use OpenWrt on my D-Link DIR-615 and would like to test OpenWrt on my new Asus RT-N16 also because I prefer the upgrade and add-on package approach of OpenWrt.

So I'm waiting and eager to test OpenWrt with this one too.

I'd like to install FreeSwitch on it unless someone has a good working solution for VOIP ATA behind the router. I'm using a managed switch with Qos set too highest and limiting BW to smallest allowed on switch which is 512Kbps and it works OK but I've had better results with outgoing audio volume and audio quality with other setups and settings but can't recall how I did it before...LOL!

Just passing time with chat while I wait on OpenWrt.

Thanks developers and those who share their compiled flashes in this forum!

Re: Anyone heard of the Asus RT-N16? I think I have a rocker! BCM4718 128M

Hi!

I have readed the boot messages on http://wiki.openwrt.org/inbox/asusrt-n16#openwrt.broadcom47xx.
I have a WL-500gP router modded to 128MB. When I tried the kamikaze 2.6 firmware, was the same problem, because the 128MB patch is not added to firmware. So, I built my own firmware. Can somebody try the RT-N16 with this firmware? (I will buy a RT-N16.) The firmware can you download from http://rapidshare.com/files/344020763/openwrt-brcm47xx-squashfs_128MBpatched.trx.html.

Please give me a report from this! Thanks!

vargalex

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Re: Anyone heard of the Asus RT-N16? I think I have a rocker! BCM4718 128M

Unfortunately that modified firmarware of vargalex gives me the same result, bootloader seems to stall out. Maybe only reads part of kernel?
note the "Loading: .. 4092 bytes read"

Flashing via tftp

 CFE version 1.0.37 for BCM947XX (32bit,SP,LE)                                   
Build Date: ?T  5?? 27 16:47:24 CST 2009 (root@localhost.localdomain)           
Copyright (C) 2000-2008 Broadcom Corporation.                                   
                                                                                
Init Arena                                                                      
Init Devs.                                                                      
Boot partition size = 262144(0x40000)                                           
et0: Broadcom BCM47XX 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet Controller 5.10.56.3            
CPU type 0x19740: 480MHz                                                        
Tot mem: 131072 KBytes                                                          
                                                                                
CFE mem:    0x80700000 - 0x8079B310 (635664)                                    
Data:       0x80731B30 - 0x80734880 (11600)                                     
BSS:        0x80734880 - 0x80735310 (2704)                                      
Heap:       0x80735310 - 0x80799310 (409600)                                    
Stack:      0x80799310 - 0x8079B310 (8192)                                      
Text:       0x80700000 - 0x80731B30 (203568)                                    
                                                                                
Device eth0:  hwaddr 90-E6-BA-8E-5E-30, ipaddr 192.168.1.1, mask 255.255.255.0  
        gateway not set, nameserver not set                                     
Null Rescue Flag.                                                               
Loader:raw Filesys:tftp Dev:eth0 File:: Options:(null)                          
Loading: TFTP Server.                                                           
.......TFTP_BLKLEN!!                                                            
.. 2822144 bytes read                                                           
Entry at 0x8079b310                                                             
Reading from 0x8079b310: Download of 0x2b1000 bytes completed                   
Write kernel and filesystem binary to FLASH (0xbfc20000)                        
Programming...                                                                  
copysize=2822144, amtcopy=2822144                                               
done. 2822144 bytes written

Attempted boot

CFE version 1.0.37 for BCM947XX (32bit,SP,LE)                                   
Build Date: ?T  5?? 27 16:47:24 CST 2009 (root@localhost.localdomain)           
Copyright (C) 2000-2008 Broadcom Corporation.                                   
                                                                                
Init Arena                                                                      
Init Devs.                                                                      
Boot partition size = 262144(0x40000)                                           
et0: Broadcom BCM47XX 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet Controller 5.10.56.3            
CPU type 0x19740: 480MHz                                                        
Tot mem: 131072 KBytes                                                          
                                                                                
CFE mem:    0x80700000 - 0x8079B310 (635664)                                    
Data:       0x80731B30 - 0x80734880 (11600)                                     
BSS:        0x80734880 - 0x80735310 (2704)                                      
Heap:       0x80735310 - 0x80799310 (409600)                                    
Stack:      0x80799310 - 0x8079B310 (8192)                                      
Text:       0x80700000 - 0x80731B30 (203568)                                    
                                                                                
Device eth0:  hwaddr 90-E6-BA-8E-5E-30, ipaddr 192.168.1.1, mask 255.255.255.0  
        gateway not set, nameserver not set                                     
Null Rescue Flag.                                                               
Loader:raw Filesys:tftp Dev:eth0 File:: Options:(null)                          
Loading: TFTP Server.                                                           
Failed.                                                                         
Could not load :: Timeout occured                                               
Loader:raw Filesys:raw Dev:flash0.os File: Options:(null)                       
Loading: .. 4092 bytes read                                                     
Entry at 0x80001000                                                             
Starting program at 0x80001000

Try to force load at address that flashing indicated image written to

CFE> boot -raw -addr=0xbfc20000                                                 
**Exception 8: EPC=8070D188, Cause=40008008 (TLBMissRd)                         
                RA=80713F94, VAddr=00000000                                     
                                                                                
        0  ($00) = 00000000     AT ($01) = 80730000                             
        v0 ($02) = 00000000     v1 ($03) = 8079AF7C                             
        a0 ($04) = 8079AE78     a1 ($05) = 00000000                             
        a2 ($06) = 000000C8     a3 ($07) = 00000003                             
        t0 ($08) = 807351A0     t1 ($09) = 00000208                             
        t2 ($10) = 00000001     t3 ($11) = 00000078                             
        t4 ($12) = 8079AC00     t5 ($13) = 48534C46                             
        t6 ($14) = 9FC0366C     t7 ($15) = F9FEFF7F                             
        s0 ($16) = 00000000     s1 ($17) = 807352E0                             
        s2 ($18) = 8079AF78     s3 ($19) = A0000000                             
        s4 ($20) = 0000082E     s5 ($21) = 1F500000                             
        s6 ($22) = 00004716     s7 ($23) = 00000001                             
        t8 ($24) = 08000000     t9 ($25) = 00000000                             
        k0 ($26) = 00000000     k1 ($27) = 00000000                             
        gp ($28) = 80739B30     sp ($29) = 8079AE60                             
        fp ($30) = 00000000     ra ($31) = 80713F94

Same happens if try to specify another address or call filesystem by name (FLASH, flash.os, etc.)

Re: Anyone heard of the Asus RT-N16? I think I have a rocker! BCM4718 128M

Hi!

I have a new firmware builded, because I don't remember, that I patched the previous version correctly. Can you try this new build? You can download from http://rapidshare.com/files/344270763/openwrt-brcm47xx-squashfs.trx.html.
This version is smaller, because this is without webif.

vargalex

tmg wrote:

Unfortunately that modified firmarware of vargalex gives me the same result, bootloader seems to stall out. Maybe only reads part of kernel?

Re: Anyone heard of the Asus RT-N16? I think I have a rocker! BCM4718 128M

vargalex: Can you please tell what you have changed (compared to svn trunk) that makes you think your build will work?

Re: Anyone heard of the Asus RT-N16? I think I have a rocker! BCM4718 128M

Hi!

I have this patch manual applied after first build of 2.6 kamikaze, than i have make a second build: https://dev.openwrt.org/attachment/ticket/3177/mem.patch
Second build was necessary, because prom.c not exists in source, only after first build in build_dir.

With 128MB modded WL-500gP and with the prebuilded 2.4 and 2.6 kamikaze was the same result on boot:

CFE version 1.0.37 for BCM947XX (32bit,SP,LE)                               
init started:
Build Date: ¥| 10¤ë 12 22:21:19 CST 2006 (root@localhost.localdomain)                                                               
BusyB
Copyright (C) 2000,2001,2002,2003 Broadcom Corporation.                                                       

et0: Broadcom BCM47xx 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Controller 3.90.7.0
rndis0: Broadcom USB RNDIS Network Adapter (P-t-P)
CPU type 0x29006: 264MHz
Total memory: 134217728 KBytes

Total memory used by CFE:  0x80800000 - 0x8089AF40 (634688)
Initialized Data:          0x808313D0 - 0x80833790 (9152)
BSS Area:                  0x80833790 - 0x80834F40 (6064)
Local Heap:                0x80834F40 - 0x80898F40 (409600)
Stack Area:                0x80898F40 - 0x8089AF40 (8192)
Text (code) segment:       0x80800000 - 0x808313D0 (201680)
Boot area (physical):      0x0089B000 - 0x008DB000
Relocation Factor:         I:00000000 - D:00000000

Device eth0:  hwaddr 00-1B-FC-57-AB-6E, ipaddr 192.168.178.1, mask 255.255.255.0

        gateway not set, nameserver not set
Null Rescue Flag.
Loader:raw Filesys:raw Dev:flash0.os File: Options:(null)
Loading: .. 3704 bytes read
Entry at 0x80001000
Closing network.
Starting program at 0x80001000

ole.h wrote:

vargalex: Can you please tell what you have changed (compared to svn trunk) that makes you think your build will work?

Re: Anyone heard of the Asus RT-N16? I think I have a rocker! BCM4718 128M

just got my serial dongle, works like a charm so far.
I'm compiling an openwrt image now... If someone is working getting the kernel to boot on this router, give me a shout, I'd love to help...

25 (edited by ole.h 2010-02-03 21:57:06)

Re: Anyone heard of the Asus RT-N16? I think I have a rocker! BCM4718 128M

vargalex: That patch only changes the 2.4 kernel memory detection.

It doesn't change anything on 2.6. The critical part is already commited in 2.6 (https://dev.openwrt.org/changeset/18413) but the current trunk still doesn't load/run ..