[OpenWrt-Devel] I'd like to donate a Linksys WRT300N V1

Rafał Miłecki zajec5 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 8 02:01:33 EDT 2015

On 5 April 2015 at 01:01, Rafał Miłecki <zajec5 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 30 March 2015 at 23:43, Rafał Miłecki <zajec5 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 17 March 2015 at 22:05, Alex Henrie <alexhenrie24 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I just mailed the router. When it arrives, please send confirmation to
>>> me and to treasurer at spi-inc.org.
>> I just got it today, thanks!
>> I disassembled it, it's really a PCMCIA wireless card, nice :) Quite
>> an unique device!
> Well, it isn't that simple. It's actually CardBus, which is much
> closer to PCI rather than what I meant by PCMCIA.
>> I'll have to install serial console (requires soldering a header) and
>> doing more tests, so it may take me a bit more of time.
> I got serial working, unfortunately I discovered many problems with
> wireless card support.
> 1) ssb believes there isn't cardbus
> 2) ssb can't detect PCI is working in hostmode
> 3) forcing hostmode causes reboots during PCI init
> 4) fixing PCI init causes crash during first MMIO access
> That means a lot of problems, pretty hard to track & understand & fix.
> This simply wouldn't be possible to handle this device without having
> a physical access to it. It shares some bugs with WRT350N v1 which
> unresolved for more than 2 years:
> https://dev.openwrt.org/ticket/12682#comment:11
> So far I only sent generic support for detecting WRT300N v1.0:
> http://patchwork.linux-mips.org/patch/9656/
> I'll try to get some PCI patches after this long weekend.

WRT300N v1.0 is supported now. I did it even before CC release, hooray :)

For few minutes of testing I got a nice 20-22 Mb/s transfer using b43
driver (it doesn't support 802.11n features, so 802.11g speeds are
available only).

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