Topic: Open Wrt and Zyxel Prestige routers

I have two Zyxel Prestige 660 HW T1 routers which are extremely unstable.  Both routers will drop the DSL/internet signal and reboot at random.  This problem is occuring with increasing frequency and it is extremely frustrating!  I have tried various things including updating the firmware using the latest version from Zyxel.  Before I dispose of both routers and buy something new, I would like to try if possible to load a third party firmware to see if this helps.  I can't find any recommendations regarding this particular model router and I wonder if anybody has any experience with this particular Zyxel router? 

I am not concerned if I brick either Zyxel as they are almost useless.  I would even be willing to donate one of the units to somebody who might be willing to experiment.

Re: Open Wrt and Zyxel Prestige routers

OpenWRT support for them is planned in the future, but is not there yet.

Re: Open Wrt and Zyxel Prestige routers

dgi wrote:

OpenWRT support for them is planned in the future, but is not there yet.

Future as in short term, middle term or long term?
Zyxel is/was one of the routers given by Telefonica, and there hundreds of them out here (in Spain). I have myself a Prestige 660HW-61 and I really would like to put OpenWrt on it and use it in client mode.
The router returns a "non signed firmware" when trying to install it.

Re: Open Wrt and Zyxel Prestige routers

If you were able to build a image which might work (AR7 big endian), you have to upload it via serial console.
Check http://wiki.openwrt.org/OpenWrtDocs/Hardware/ZyXEL/Prestige_660HW-61 and http://www.telefonica.net/web2/cooltony/zyxel/zyxel_en.htm might also give some hints to understand zyxel's philosophy.

5 (edited by amontero 2012-12-16 15:15:06)

Re: Open Wrt and Zyxel Prestige routers

Some pics from ISP-provided P660HW-61 by Telefónica/Movistar (Spain), for those interested:

http://s13.postimage.org/dwmw2hnpf/IMAG0400.jpg

http://s13.postimage.org/t7wp33l1f/IMAG0401.jpg

http://s13.postimage.org/8qbqrg8xv/IMAG0408.jpg

http://s13.postimage.org/syz4d688z/IMAG0410.jpg