Re: WZR-HP-G300NH Support

Hi Lundman I also live in Japan (Yokohama) and have just subscribed to StrongVPN
and they suggested I buy a Buffalo WZR HP G450H but the girl at Yodobashi said that has been superceeded with
WZR-450HP so I bought one. Now I have gone back to StrongVpn and they are asking does it support DD-WRT without which I cannot set up a router using their service. Do you or anyone on the forum know if DD-WRT is
supported on this latest model ?
Ian

Re: WZR-HP-G300NH Support

kowallis wrote:

I just bought a Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH2. I wasn't able to do a tftp install, probably because of the locked U-boot mentioned in this forum and elsewhere, but I was able to do an mtd system upgrade from within an ssh session on the DD-WRT profesional firmware the router came with. (which I could tftp install just fine). As an important note, after the mtd flash and when the router came up, the red diag light never went off, but I was able to telnet in anyway. Once Luci was up I was able to turn off the red diag light, so it might be that the trunk version I installed just had the light on by default. (I installed OpenWrt Attitude Adjustment r32793)

I think this needs to be on the WZR-HP-G300NH page in big red letters. I ran mtd system upgrade; I tried to get on the web page (I didn't realize that the image doesn't have Luci); then I looked at the router and I saw diag light red; I rebooted - the light was still red - and I panicked. I tried to reset it, including 30/30/30 reset. Nothing helped - and I ended up returning the router.
The replacement router behaved the same (mtd upgrade successful, but the dial light was solid red). However, just like kowallis, I was able to telnet, change password, ssh, install Luci, and I am now in. There is a page of LED settings - so I turned diag off. I am still tinkering with the settings (I replaced old Linksys with openwrt on it) - but the main thing, it works fine!

453

Re: WZR-HP-G300NH Support

is there any theme that supporting luci for this router? i just found one compatible theme. bootstrap. any other can share ?

454 (edited by jacksparrow 2012-09-20 16:32:45)

Re: WZR-HP-G300NH Support

Hi

I just got this router Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH v1 Japanese model, and well I'm really disappointed to know that the only language is JP and I can't change it... I did a search (google) and ended up at the wiki of openwrt.
http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/buffalo/wzr-hp-g300h#locked.u-boot.too.short.time.tftp.window
More exactly at "Locked U-Boot, too short time TFTP window".
This is what I did...

1. I connected to the router using that link (http://your.router.ip.address/cgi-bin/cgi?req=frm&frm=py-db/55debug.html), and then I enabled the telnet.
2. Since I'm using win7x64 and it already has the telnet client, I connected to the router using the "telnet 192.168.11.1".
3. I typed "# ubootenv -h" and then the help list pop out (good...i think...)
4. Well, here is thing...I don't know what to do next!

Since at the wiki says "Once there, one can use a command "ubootenv" to set above mentioned variables without trouble", and the steps to enable it to accept others firmwares are "ar7100> setenv accept_open_rt_fmt 1; ar7100> saveenv; ar7100> reset"; I tried:

1. # ubootenv setenv accept_open_rt_fmt 1 (it showed me that help list again...wrong I think)
2. # ubootenv set accept_open_rt_fmt 1 (I THINK it worked since it didn't showed that help list again, and the # came right after that)
3. I was unable to do the others 2 steps (saveenv and reset) since both showed me the help list.

I was reading the old messeges but I think all of them are talking about serial, tftp, etc... I didn't find anything about this "easy way" that wiki page was talking about.
Can someone please help me with this?
And sorry my bad english.
Thanks

EDIT: When I typed ''ubootenv list" the last line showed me this "accept_open_rt_fmt 1"
So, can I flash a new firmware (english) to overwrite the old firmware (japanese)?

455 (edited by moonbug 2012-11-14 04:34:33)

Re: WZR-HP-G300NH Support

How is WZR-HP-G300NH rev A2A0 different from other revisions.
Does WZR-HP-G300NH rev A2A0 support OpenWrt 'Backfire' 10.03.1-RC5 and  OpenWrt trunk r28133

What is the difference between trunk and backfire?

As a result, this newer hardware is NOT supported in OpenWrt 'Backfire' 10.03.1-RC5 but it is supported in OpenWrt trunk since at least r28133. Not sure which new hardware it is referring to

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moonbug wrote:

How is WZR-HP-G300NH rev A2A0 different from other revisions.

The A2 A0 has the rtl8366rb switch, which is different from earlier/other versions of the G300NH, so Backfire doesn't work.  I was using trunk, and now the Attitude Adjustment betas, they work great on my WZR-HP-G300NH, which is revision A2 A0.

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I tried upgrading the firmware on WZR-HP-G300NH rev A2A0 but I experienced problem with wired devices connected to the switch unable to ping or see each other.
Does the Attitude Adjustment (12.09) have similar issue?
Is the wifi also stable without having to reboot the router every couple of days.
Does it also support VPN clients?

458 (edited by Unmasked 2012-12-14 10:09:47)

Re: WZR-HP-G300NH Support

Hello People,

I have got NH2 version (A1-A0), I have tried to update image through tftp.
It seems that OpenWrt tftp transfer was successful, DIAG LED started blink ~30 sec and went off, after restart DIAG is always on, ping is absent. Seems that updated fails.

Fortunately I could restore factory images via tftp (both: user_friendly and dd_wrt_based). During flashing DIAG blinked several minutes.
Could you please clarify average DIAG time blinking for OpenWrt during updating via tftp (~30 sec or ~3-5 min)?

Could you please clarify necessary images to update OpenWrt from factory image?

Is it correct to use http://downloads.openwrt.org/attitude_adjustment/12.09-rc1/ar71xx/generic/ ?

Image 1:
openwrt-ar71xx-generic-wzr-hp-g300nh2-squashfs-factory.bin
(md5sum 4d2a50596fa7f4e58f083697dcbf581b)

Image 2:
openwrt-ar71xx-generic-wzr-hp-g300nh2-squashfs-tftp.bin
(md5sum 89fadd2bc217cac80285befd5f015928)

Which image is needed to update factory image to OpenWrt?

What packages are installed within image? I mean Luci and pppoe, are they available?

Also it is not 100% clear what MAC address use with arp command? Mentioned at the router back side or 02:aa:bb:cc:dd:1a? I have tried second (as OpenWrt Wiki recommend), but at some how-to scenarios native MAC is used (e.g. http://g300nh.blogspot.ru/2010/06/firmware-flash-and-brick-recovery.html)

Thanks.

Re: WZR-HP-G300NH Support

I think I am successfully in OpenWrt!

This helped me to tftp at XP, recently only ubunty tftp was enough fast to catch tftp 4sec window.
https://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php?pid=143080#p143080

techweenie wrote:

From what I understand, you should still be able to use tftp to load a different firmware.  I use the Windows 7 procedure without a switch between the PC and router.  If you watch the link status lights on the back of the router when you plug it in, they will come on for a couple seconds, then turn off, then turn on again.  Immediately after they turn on the 2nd time you should be able to send the firmware with a tftp utility.

I think it must be added to the main description with highly appreciated to the techweenie, it could save a lot of time for a new users:
http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/buffalo/wzr-hp-g300h

Do you have any idea/example how to config LEDs? Now I have power led green solid, diag red solid, wireless blinking.
For example to blink orange with wifi encryption and something like that.

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Anyone tested latest trunk for WZR-HP-G300NH?

Re: WZR-HP-G300NH Support

I customize, compile and flash, currently on r35062.
Running stable for 1d 2h 51m 14s.

Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH B0 C0
Linksys WRT54GS v1.1

Re: WZR-HP-G300NH Support

I've WZR-HP-G300NH B0 B0.. having little stability issue with 10.03.1, don't know have I fucked something or what causes it. Random reboots now and then...It's been working earlier just fine.

463 (edited by snowx 2013-01-12 16:54:48)

Re: WZR-HP-G300NH Support

Hi, I am new to Openwrt.   I have WZR-HP-G300NH B0 C0  and I want to setup openwrt with multi-wan.  Can someone suggest which version I should use?  Trunk, Attitude adjustment RC1 or Backfire 10.03.1
Also anyone know if this version has the old rtl8366s or the new rtl8366rb switch?

Thanks in advance!!!

464 (edited by sstream 2013-01-15 21:58:48)

Re: WZR-HP-G300NH Support

>which version I should use?  Trunk, Attitude adjustment RC1 or Backfire 10.03.1

I believe Attitude adjustment RC1 (squashfs), it's better sine it is kind of safe, stable and up-to-date.

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Re: WZR-HP-G300NH Support

Anyone tried on a WZR-HP-G300NH2EU ? Seems to be what is selling in the UK at the moment. Not purchased yet so don't know the h/w rev.

I run OpenWRT on an Asus WL-330GE and want to run OpenWRT on a new router. Just had a disaster with an Asus RT-N16 and DD-WRT. Sent back after a week.

I need, VLANs, WIFI, Guest WIFI which should all be doable.

I noted somewhere that this device was not too happy having the LAN address changed. What I was hoping to do was use my block of "real" IP addresses. Maybe I would be better off using one to one NAT?

TIA

Re: WZR-HP-G300NH Support

Where are the images gone? I cant find a file to flash anymore sad

http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/ar71xx/

Re: WZR-HP-G300NH Support

fabsle wrote:

Where are the images gone? I cant find a file to flash anymore sad

http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/ar71xx/


Seems to be related to the size of the kernel and a limitation to 1 MB on our routers for the kernel.  Ticket 12569 is tracking this.

https://dev.openwrt.org/ticket/12569

468 (edited by aadevice89 2013-01-23 06:14:35)

Re: WZR-HP-G300NH Support

WRXIzumi wrote:
fabsle wrote:

Where are the images gone? I cant find a file to flash anymore sad

http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/ar71xx/


Seems to be related to the size of the kernel and a limitation to 1 MB on our routers for the kernel.  Ticket 12569 is tracking this.

https://dev.openwrt.org/ticket/12569

I don't think this is the primary cause of the problem at least for now.
As the code pulled from trunk compiles fine and also boots fine, when I tried to make self-build openwrt for a slightly different device then yours that's gone missing due to recent changes and was available three weeks ago.
The only other issues of self-build firmware was minidlna disappears after 30mins as somebody has already reported the problem here https://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php?id=41283

Re: WZR-HP-G300NH Support

aadevice89 wrote:
WRXIzumi wrote:
fabsle wrote:

Where are the images gone? I cant find a file to flash anymore sad

http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/ar71xx/

Seems to be related to the size of the kernel and a limitation to 1 MB on our routers for the kernel.  Ticket 12569 is tracking this.

https://dev.openwrt.org/ticket/12569

I don't think this is the primary cause of the problem at least for now.
As the code pulled from trunk compiles fine and also boots fine, when I tried to make self-build openwrt for a slightly different device then yours that's gone missing due to recent changes and was available three weeks ago.
The only other issues of self-build firmware was minidlna disappears after 30mins as somebody has already reported the problem here https://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php?id=41283

The code will compile just fine but the buildbot has runs in to the same issue of the resulting compiled kernel file being too big which prevents the image from being created.

We find the following line in the buildbot log

Warning: /home/openwrt/slave/ar71xx/build/build_dir/target-mips_r2_uClibc-0.9.33.2/linux-ar71xx_generic/tmp/vmlinux-wzr-hp-g300nh.uImage is too big

This is from the latest ar71xx build log located at:
http://buildbot.openwrt.org:8010/builders/ar71xx/builds/130/steps/compile_8/logs/stdio

If you look at the line in the log just above the warning you can see that there is an if/else statement that checks the size of the kernel, the size of the jffs2 and only builds the image if they are both small enough.

Re: WZR-HP-G300NH Support

Sorry to ask, but this os work whit WZR-HP-G300NH-R ?

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pepepp3 wrote:
slybunda wrote:

still no client bridge mode support i see, strange how gargoyle and dd-wrt offer this client bridge mode but its not offered by openwrt.

To get client bridge mode on the WZR-HP-G300NH you only need to install the relayd package and follow this instructions.

I make my own compiled OpenWrt image with relayd built in to deploy it to two routers bridged wirelessly and the only weak point is the low throughput (about 9MB/s) between them.

Hey peppp3, were you able to resolve any issues with client bridge mode on the g300nh?  I am having all sorts of slow performance and duplicate pings.

Re: WZR-HP-G300NH Support

sm0ke wrote:

Hey peppp3, were you able to resolve any issues with client bridge mode on the g300nh?  I am having all sorts of slow performance and duplicate pings.

I'm still running my own compiled Attitude Adjustment (today r36816) and having no issues at all. Throughput is OK (about 90 Mbits/sec tested with iperf) and I can transfer large files through both routers without disconnects.