Re: Hootoo HT-TM06 chipset MTK7620

Please do reread everything above, especially about backing up.

1.  Download the firmware listed above and rename it as described above.

2.  Set a static ip: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/19249/ho … windows-7/  10.10.10.254

3.  You need to setup a TFTP server to get the Openwrt firmware file onto the router: http://tftpd32.jounin.net/  Be sure to disable windows firewall.
http://www.tricksguide.com/how-to-setup … ndows.html



Then hook up your computer directly to the router by ethernet cable and follow the directions above.  Make sure that you have the firmware file in the directory of the tftp server, and that you have the correct interface chosen.

Finally, follow the flashing instructions carefully:  Starting with power off, hold power button on router until the first white light comes on, then right away (have a paper clip in place already) release power button and hold the reset button for 25 seconds (use a clock, do not estimate).  The router then looks for the file on a tftp server at 10.10.10.254 with the specific name "kernel" without the quotes and without file extension.  You have setup that server and put the file in place.  If everything works it will flash and reboot.

Re: Hootoo HT-TM06 chipset MTK7620

Thanks for the reply!

I know this may be a little off topic, but my main goal here is to use my router for DSLR Dashboard, which essentially lets me plug my camera into the routers usb port, and control it wirelessly from my tablet with the DSLR Dashboard app.

There has been a custom firmware made with openwrt for TP Link routers, and I thought I may be able to acheive the same with my HooToo router.

Here is a link to the page, with the .ipk package: dslrdashboard.info/ddserver-package-updater

I am having problems uploading it to my device though. This is the error I am receiving:

* pkg_hash_fetch_best_installation_candidate: Packages for ddserver found, but incompatible with the architectures configured
Unknown package 'ddserver'.
* opkg_install_cmd: Cannot install package ddserver.
ash: /etc/init.d/ddserver: not found

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Re: Hootoo HT-TM06 chipset MTK7620

The problem is that the version you are trying to install is for a different processor.

I compiled the package for the HooToo:

http://www.gl-inet.com/wordpress/wp-con … _24kec.zip

Run the following:

opkg update
opkg install unzip
cd /tmp
wget http://www.gl-inet.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/ddserver_0.2-12_ramips_24kec.zip
unzip ddserver_0.2-12_ramips_24kec.zip
opkg install ddserver_0.2-12_ramips_24kec.ipk

Re: Hootoo HT-TM06 chipset MTK7620

Thank you so much!

I was getting errors at first, but somehow I got the package to upload.

Take care

Re: Hootoo HT-TM06 chipset MTK7620

computers-cca wrote:

EASIER METHOD - NO SERIAL NEEDED
There is an undocumented recovery mode: press the power button until the first white light comes on.  Then release the power button and press and hold the reset button for at least 25 seconds.  It then looks for the files on a tftp server at 10.10.10.254 (so set your computer to this static ip, and setup tftp server).  It is looking for a file called "kernel" (without quotes, no file extension), so rename the Gl-inet firmware above to "kernel".  Wait several minutes for it to transfer and write to flash.  It will then start looking for a file called "rootfs".  But here you can just hold power button down and let it shut down, the gl-inet has everything already.  Turn on and it should boot to Openwrt.
.

cool! How exactly did you find this?

Re: Hootoo HT-TM06 chipset MTK7620

I opened the case up and was working through serial with the bootloader, and made a trial (many routers have this, its just a question of how to get it).  Watching the serial output, it actually counts the time the reset is held, and so I just waited, and saw that the router went into recovery, and it gave me the details about the file and where the IP for the server.  Then I checked to be sure that flashing the GL-inet version would work and it did.  Hope it helps others.

Re: Hootoo HT-TM06 chipset MTK7620

Hi, I was able to tftp the new kernel to the device and then it starts asking for the rootfs file so I reboot, but unfortunately it does not come back up with openwrt. I have tftp'd with both linux and windows. I have waited 2 + hours after uploading the kernel before rebooting to make sure I have waited long enough for the write to finish. I believe I will need to connect via serial to repair unless I am missing a step somewhere. Any guidance would be appreciated.

Re: Hootoo HT-TM06 chipset MTK7620

By the way, could someone elaborate the key services or utils one would use on a custom firmware for hootoo? My  question is, why bother with this, if we can easily purchase something like GLinet and easily customize the router.

Re: Hootoo HT-TM06 chipset MTK7620

The GL.iNet competitive product has an AR9331 at 400Mhz (http://www.gl-inet.com/mifi/#1442566013 … 448f7-2698) and has twice the flash and RAM,  but probably costs $20 more delivered.

The GL.iNet MT300s are supported in trunk and the TM-06 is not.

But, yes I agree.  I have a Kingston MLWG2, and while the work was done to get this into the mainstream, there is no real support for it in terms of buttons, etc.  It kind of kills some of the usability of the device, and I do not think I would go down this path again or at least until it's more flushed out.  The GL.iNet is easy to get going and has vendor support.

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Re: Hootoo HT-TM06 chipset MTK7620

To computers-cca instructions on enabling Telnet.  If I take that script and save it as firmware.bin and try to use the stock Firmware Upgrade on the TM06 (V2.000.004) I get an error message saying it is the wrong file format.  I notice that the current update posted on the HooToo site is a .rar file.  Has this changed?  Does anyone know.

Re: Hootoo HT-TM06 chipset MTK7620

Are both the USB ports in this router actually usable to connect devices? Or is the charging port purely charging with no actual data connection?

Re: Hootoo HT-TM06 chipset MTK7620

kirk.wilson wrote:

To computers-cca instructions on enabling Telnet.  If I take that script and save it as firmware.bin and try to use the stock Firmware Upgrade on the TM06 (V2.000.004) I get an error message saying it is the wrong file format.  I notice that the current update posted on the HooToo site is a .rar file.  Has this changed?  Does anyone know.

Same question here!  Ready to play with OpenWRT but can't get telnet working to make a backup...

Re: Hootoo HT-TM06 chipset MTK7620

computers-cca wrote:

Telnet Setup for stock firmware

Workaround for enabling telnet as computers-cca's method didn't work for me or kirk.wilson

Kudos to theodric over in the TM05 thread (post 21)

Save the following code as EnterRouterMode.sh on a USB stick and insert it into TM06. 


#!/bin/sh

export PATH=/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin
ETCPATH="/etc"
#ETCPATH="/data/UsbDisk1/Volume1/etc"

#Start telnetd. Will only give access until reboot.
$ETCPATH/init.d/teld.sh start

#Delete this script so that it only runs once
rm -- "$0"

39 (edited by jekagan 2017-02-11 19:57:04)

Re: Hootoo HT-TM06 chipset MTK7620

Having just gone through this, I'll share a note about where the EnterRouterMode.sh on USB stick technique might go wrong.

If you copy the code for the script, make sure your text editor uses UNIX line endings (0x0A, i.e. \n), and not Windows line endings (0x0D 0x0A, i.e. \r\n).  The script wouldn't work for me until I changed this.  If you're on Windows, this is simple enough to do with Notepad++ (or your editor of choice).  In Notepad++, choose Search -> Replace, then make sure "Extended" is selected for Search Mode.

Find what:  \r\n
Replace with:  \n

If you need Notepad++, it's available from: notepad-plus-plus.org

I can confirm this script still works even with the latest stock V2.000.030 firmware.

Re: Hootoo HT-TM06 chipset MTK7620

Can anyone suggest a good OpenWrt recipe (or walk-through) that explains how to configure the network interfaces in a way that roughly approximates the stock behavior of the device?  The sheer number of choices is overwhelming.

I do already have the MAC address(es) backed up as instructed.

Thanks in advance for any tips.  I've played with DD-WRT and Tomato for years, but this is my first foray into OpenWrt.

Re: Hootoo HT-TM06 chipset MTK7620

jekagan wrote:

Can anyone suggest a good OpenWrt recipe (or walk-through) that explains how to configure the network interfaces in a way that roughly approximates the stock behavior of the device?  The sheer number of choices is overwhelming.

I do already have the MAC address(es) backed up as instructed.

Thanks in advance for any tips.  I've played with DD-WRT and Tomato for years, but this is my first foray into OpenWrt.


This router suffers from the same VLAN configuration bug #20739 (can't post links).  You can dive in to the command line fix if you want but I've just learned to live with it for the moment, in the interest of using only the web interface.  I'm sure the problem will be addressed in a future build.

Thus the ethernet port is always VLAN Interface: "eth0.1".  You can delete VLAN 2 and even disable "enable VLAN functionality" from the web interface. 

I'll upload a saved configuration here in a bit that approximately duplicates stock functionality.

42 (edited by hunterdg 2017-02-17 05:47:34)

Re: Hootoo HT-TM06 chipset MTK7620

hunterdg wrote:

I'll upload a saved configuration here in a bit that approximately duplicates stock functionality.

Sorry, got busy, and don't feel like returning router to stock. 

1. be prepared with TFTP server method to re-flash the OpenWrt image in case you lock yourself out.  I've done it about 10 times by now.

2. enable wifi AP network (see "Secure and Turn on Wifi" in OpenWRT Wiki), make sure is in 'LAN' interface

3. (optional but probably want to do this before #4) if you want wifi<>wifi routing, join another ADDITONAL wifi network as DHCP client and set in WAN interface, and MAKE SURE you have two CONNECTED wifi networks (showing signal strength/BSSID addresses)
NOTE: if the "source" network you are joining has multiple APs for roaming (like hotel or business guest networks), then make sure you DELETE the BSSID that will be auto-populated when joining the network.  The BSSID is unique PER AP, so if you want to roam amongst multiple APs with the same SSID, then you'll want the BSSID to be empty. 

4. if you want ethernet<>wifi routing, remove eth0.1 from the LAN interface bridge and add it to the WAN interface as a DHCP client.  (will loose ethernet connectivity to router so make sure you can access via Wifi first)

This approximates stock (dumb) behavior. 

NOTE: when joining AP networks with intent to use wifi<>wifi routing, if OpenWRT can't successfully connect to the "source" wifi network, it will not broadcast it's own AP network, because the channel of the AP network depends on the channel of the "source" network.  I always set all wifi channel settings to 'auto' (not the default) to help ease the situation.  If you find you can no longer see the AP network after attempting to join a "source" network, in order to regain connection to the router, you will need to have eth0.1 still in the 'LAN' interface, OR have already set up "remote" ssh or http(s) access if eth0.1 is in the WAN interface, OR start from scratch with TFTP method.

to troubleshoot internet/"upstream" network access, use Status>Routes and makes sure you have a WAN Gateway route

43 (edited by hunterdg 2017-02-17 05:40:36)

Re: Hootoo HT-TM06 chipset MTK7620

jekagan wrote:

I do already have the MAC address(es) backed up as instructed.

Also I delete all saved MAC addresses because I prefer randomly generated MACs

Re: Hootoo HT-TM06 chipset MTK7620

Is there a way to restore back to factory firmware without having your mtd backups?

Can you reflash from the vendor firmware somehow or do I need to get someone's backups and restore them?

Thanks
And yes, I'm an idiot for deleting the backups