1 (edited by otlabs 2013-07-28 04:17:41)

Topic: Mercury MW4530R

Yesterday I realized that one of forum members told me about Mercury MW4530R Wi-Fi router and I have not paid due attention to this device.

http://mercurycom.com.cn/Content/images/products/photos/MW4530R_1.jpg

Mercury MW4530R is a cheap clone of well-known TP-Link TL-WDR4310 router, so the device has double band wi-fi, giga ethernet switch and 1 USB port (big brother has 2 of them), 128MiB RAM and 8MiB flash (hope someone can mod it for bigger capacity). Looks like it is the most powerful and equipped device on Atheros platform so far.

Manufacturer's website: http://mercurycom.com.cn/Product/detail?pd=89 (Google's translation: http://translate.google.com/translate?s … %3Fpd%3D89).

I checked the prices for this router on AliExpress and you can get it for about 60USD shipping included (http://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?SearchText=Mercury+MW4530R). It is about US $20 cheaper than TL-WDR4310. I think it has very attractive price.

In Patchwork you can find a proposed patch which brings full support for this device in trunk (http://patchwork.openwrt.org/patch/3856/), so I expect we can get it working very soon.

I am placing my order for this unit right now.

I have created a stub article for this device in wiki (http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/mercury/mw4530r), please contribute with your knowledge and experience.

I was thinking to use this Mercury as torrent server and/or Tor website server. Please, comment if you have any experience on subject. Thank you!

Re: Mercury MW4530R

MW4530R is very popular in China.You can download OP firmware (based on attitude adjustment) on (http://pan.baidu.com/share/link?shareid … 4530R%208M)
If you upgrade your router to 16MiB,you can use http://pan.baidu.com/share/link?(sharei … 30R%2016M)
Sorry for my poor English:)

Re: Mercury MW4530R

Oh, it's a bunch of different firmware files! I see one with webcam built-in support! Thank you @zy900114!

Could you please check your second link as I am unable to open it? I assume it should be http://pan.baidu.com/share/link?shareid … 530R%2016M , am I right?

Re: Mercury MW4530R

right

5 (edited by otlabs 2013-07-28 15:49:57)

Re: Mercury MW4530R

Series of patches introduced today add support for Mercury MW4530R in trunk:

https://dev.openwrt.org/changeset/37570
https://dev.openwrt.org/changeset/37571

Re: Mercury MW4530R

There's a long thread about MW4530r on a Chinese WIFI forum

http://www.right.com.cn/forum/thread-102073-1-2.html

all builds are moded  by haxc.

In fact,Chinese openwrter has done most things except official support.

Re: Mercury MW4530R

it has a hardware NAT. If this version support it?

Re: Mercury MW4530R

this patchs is working: https://github.com/gzf/openwrt-local/blob/master/patches/mw4530r-support

support RESET BUTTON,my mod firmware is with the patchs

thx the ptachs for Zhifeng Gu

Re: Mercury MW4530R

Any ideas if current trunk releases support this guy or will be supporting it soon? 

Its a little hard to figure out what is the best and most current firmware on the chinese pages.

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Re: Mercury MW4530R

trunk already has support for this model

Re: Mercury MW4530R

Took some pictures of the box and the unit:

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3724/9902802016_0ac1042a2c_m.jpghttp://farm6.staticflickr.com/5523/9902818704_47997d41c6_m.jpghttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7294/9902904093_10a9bb4943_m.jpghttp://farm3.staticflickr.com/2888/9902816464_15f6e20785_m.jpghttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7382/9902804656_ceeb3ede42_m.jpghttp://farm3.staticflickr.com/2856/9902905683_0cdc2f2351_m.jpghttp://farm4.staticflickr.com/3674/9902821724_67ce6c3273_m.jpghttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7378/9902755075_1f491714c8_m.jpghttp://farm3.staticflickr.com/2840/9902824084_e09b2464f7_m.jpghttp://farm6.staticflickr.com/5507/9902757245_a8f24dbabb_m.jpghttp://farm4.staticflickr.com/3818/9902910823_3ccb2121dc_m.jpghttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7290/9902826144_b3cbe9e819_m.jpghttp://farm4.staticflickr.com/3741/9902912453_907394a053_m.jpghttp://farm4.staticflickr.com/3757/9902760795_8161f7bc0f_m.jpghttp://farm6.staticflickr.com/5489/9902829094_c2e7b4d80a_m.jpghttp://farm4.staticflickr.com/3693/9902763125_0de6158886_m.jpghttp://farm6.staticflickr.com/5446/9902901863_958e1c14eb_m.jpghttp://farm3.staticflickr.com/2820/9902747905_ee24f72dc3_m.jpghttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7302/9902764135_43d9cb30c2_m.jpghttp://farm6.staticflickr.com/5532/9902831984_1503bb869c_m.jpghttp://farm6.staticflickr.com/5519/9902832934_8aa55a416b_m.jpghttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7425/9902818406_39c1d19374_m.jpghttp://farm6.staticflickr.com/5476/9902834404_95e5791e38_m.jpghttp://farm3.staticflickr.com/2854/9902768345_4a91c8c338_m.jpghttp://farm6.staticflickr.com/5528/9902821286_9371c250f9_m.jpg

Re: Mercury MW4530R

This is my blog
I use that mw4530r
Provides mw4530r Gargoyle firmware (multi-lingual)
http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_72d41f850101orjy.html

Google translate addresses
http://translate.google.com/translate?s … 1orjy.html

13 (edited by mosheas 2014-02-15 16:54:21)

Re: Mercury MW4530R

Hello friends
My router MW4530r is bricked sad so I need copy of"art" partition sent to me , it's  MTD4
can you help Me ?
on SSH please command :
dd if=/dev/mtd4 of=/tmp/art.backup
Then copy this "art backup" to your PC via WinSCP or some other way 

Tx

Re: Mercury MW4530R

I thought that "art" partition is individual for each router and not interchangeable (but I can be wrong).

Re: Mercury MW4530R

What would I need to do in order to get a JFFS2 firmware loaded onto these?  We do a lot of writing and JFFS2 works better for us.  I see in this patch:

https://dev.openwrt.org/changeset/37571

looks like it is only sending for squashfs.  Any ideas?

Thanks!