[OpenWrt-Devel] Netgear WNR1000 v3 N150 -- Is it possible to install OpenWRT on this without opening the box

Rafał Miłecki zajec5 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 14 01:48:04 EDT 2014

Hi qo,

On 14 August 2014 05:46, quickbooks office <quickbooks.office at gmail.com> wrote:
> Is it possible to install Open WRT on Netgear WNR1000 v3 N150 without
> opening the box up?

Native firmware format for all bcm47xx devices is trx, however Netgear
firmware WebGUI accepts only .chk files. They are normal trx with an
extra header. I've just submitted patch to generate .chk image for
WNR1000 v3, see:
OpenWrt build bots should start generating firmware for your device in
few next days.

Installing .trx is also possible, but that requires access to the
serial console.

Your device seems to be based on BCM5356A1, I've never seen a boot log
from this SoC. If you install OpenWrt on it, please make sure you'll
send us a boot log, so we know what hardware exactly is that. So far I
don't even know what version of WiFi is inside.

A bit of problem may be low RAM, 16 MiB is a real minimum for OpenWrt,
I don't know how fast/stable it's going to work. For example LuCI may
be really slow on this.
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