Topic: Netgear WGE101 Bridge - worth trying a mod?
I made the mistake to get myself a Netgear WGE101 Wireless Bridge. This was at a time when my AP was still open. Now that I'd like to use it again my AP uses WPA. Unfortunately the WGE101 doesn't support it. Netgear discontinued selling it and they also won't update the firmware to support WPA :-( Trying to sell the device is probably more a give-away than a good deal. So I thought of maybe modding it and installing OpenWrt to get what I want.
I opened the device and found a couple of interesting things. However I have no idea how promising this is...
CPU: Broadcom BCM4702KPB
So from what I found from the datasheets of these chips its got to be something like this:
Broadcom 4702 @ 166 MHz, 8MB RAM, 2MB Flash
It has an unused 20-pin connector which is connected to the CPU. I guess this could be the serial-port.
So here the question to the mod-experts:
Is it worth giving this a try? Like trying to build a serial-interface and see if I can build a working bridge running OpenWrt (with WPA)? If pictures of the board help, please ask and I'll post them somewhere.
Thanks a bunch,