Senao Ralink based routers and their ODM/OEM vendors

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LOM
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:41    Post subject: Senao Ralink based routers and their ODM/OEM vendors Reply with quote
Senaos line of RaLink based routers are sold as Engenius/Senao but are also rebranded (ODM and OEM) for a whole bunch of other vendors and they are:

Amper (Spain, only 1 router)

Corega (Japan)

Encore (US and Mexico)

Hamlet (Italy)

NetComm (Australia)

MSI (only 1 router)

Rosewill (US)

Sitecom (Europe)

Zyxel (only 1 router)


Hardware:

Looking at Senaos circuit boards one can see that they are of high quality build and Senao has created
a smart layout where they can use an RT3050 or a RT3052 SOC on the same type of circuit board.
There is usually place for 2 DRAM's and a 16MB router is either populated with 2 8MB chips or a single 16MB chip.
Routers with a single 16MB chip can easily be upgraded to 32MB and Senao obviously gives their ODM/OEM vendors a choice of memory configuration.

I have compiled a list of all these routers from Engenius and the ODM/OEM vendors by collecting information from FCC photos, photos from dd-wrt threads and photos from elsewhere on the net.
I have also downloaded GPL code and stock firmware when it has been available together with vendors specifications.


Software:

The header of the stock firmware tells us in the first 16 bytes which Senao basic model a router is based on:


00 00 00 00 00 00 02 05 00 00 00 05 31 32 33 00


byte 6 (0x02) tells the type of vendor where

01 = OBM (Original Brand Manufacturer)
02 = ODM (Original Design Manufacturer)
03 = OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer)

byte 7 (0x05) is vendor identification where

01 = Engenius
02 = Sitecom
03 = Hamlet
04 = Rosewill
05 = Corega
06 = Amper
07 = Zyxel
08 = NetComm
09 = MSI
0C = Trendnet
0F = Encore


byte 11 is the board identifier and the table below does probably contain a few errors,
the sources I have used has sometimes been quite contradictory.
Any feedback on errors is much appreciated!


01 = 9750 (802.11n Router, Platform: RaLink 2880 SoC + 2860)
02 = 9750A (802.11n Router, Platform: RaLink 2880 SoC + 2860 + RTL8366SR Gigabit switch)
03 = 9750G (9750A with 32MB RAM)
04 = ECB-9500
05 = ESR-9750B (9750 with 32MB RAM)
06 = EOR-7550 (Dual-radio)
07 = ESR-9752 (3052, 16MB RAM, 4MB Flash),
08 = ESR-9753 (3050, 16MB RAM, 4MB Flash)
09 = ESR-7750
0A = 7850 (Atheros 11n AP94/96 platform)
0B = EAP-3670
0C = ESR-9752A
0D = ESR-6650 (3G Router - 3050)
0E = ESR-6670 (3G Router - 3052)
0F = ESR-6670A (3G Router - 3050)
11 = ESR-9850 (3052, 32MB RAM, 4MB Flash, RTL8366RB)
14 = EAP-9550
16 = ESR-9752B-SC (9752 with 32MB RAM)
17 = ETR-9350
18 = ERB-9250
19 = ESR-9753CR
21 = ETR-9330
22 = ETR-9360
23 = ESR1221N2


I have updated entries in the Supported Devices wiki page for Sitecom, Rosewill, Corega, NetComm.
MSI, and Encore and have referenced them to their corresponding Engenius router.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 17:16    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks for the info !

currently in the proces of buying a Engenius ETR 9330
will it be supported in the future ?
im willing to do some testwork if guided by someone.

Regards,


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 20:51    Post subject: Reply with quote
Brilliant, thanks!

I have a NetComm 3G17Wn:
• MCU – RT3050, 320MHz embedded RF/MAC/BBP
• Memory – Flash 8MB, SDRAM 32MB

Searching the Senao website, it appears it is a ESR 6650 OEM/ODM but more Flash.

# cat mtd
dev: size erasesize name
mtd0: 00030000 00010000 "Bootloader"
mtd1: 00010000 00010000 "Config"
mtd2: 00010000 00010000 "Factory"
mtd3: 00100000 00010000 "Kernel"
mtd4: 00510000 00010000 "RootFS"
mtd5: 001a0000 00010000 "Manufact"

Gives a sum total of 800000 for size, aka 8388608 bytes, confirming 8mb flash.

There is a build for ESR-6650. Hurrah, awesome.

But what can I do with the extra 4mb of flash? Are there things missing from the build on the site?
LOM
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:37    Post subject: Reply with quote
Swannie wrote:
Brilliant, thanks!

I have a NetComm 3G17Wn:
• MCU – RT3050, 320MHz embedded RF/MAC/BBP
• Memory – Flash 8MB, SDRAM 32MB

Searching the Senao website, it appears it is a ESR 6650 OEM/ODM but more Flash.

# cat mtd
dev: size erasesize name
mtd0: 00030000 00010000 "Bootloader"
mtd1: 00010000 00010000 "Config"
mtd2: 00010000 00010000 "Factory"
mtd3: 00100000 00010000 "Kernel"
mtd4: 00510000 00010000 "RootFS"
mtd5: 001a0000 00010000 "Manufact"

Gives a sum total of 800000 for size, aka 8388608 bytes, confirming 8mb flash.

There is a build for ESR-6650. Hurrah, awesome.

But what can I do with the extra 4mb of flash? Are there things missing from the build on the site?


All Netcomm routers are not made by Senao and I believe this one is not, the firmware does not have a Senao header.

Known Senao routers from Netcomm:
http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Supported_Devices#NetComm
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:15    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hmm. Well:

* it looks almost exactly the same as the Senao model.
* apart from the plastic it is the same: the LEDs are in the same place/order/spacing, the ports are in the same position and coloured the same
* the chipset matches, both CPU and radio

If I pop it open and have a look inside, will there be anything that gives it away?

EDIT: Popped it open. The PCB has no id marks on it, however there is space for two memory chips, only one is taken. There also blanks for another TX/RX. (I assume that Senao make one board for 2050/2051/2052).

All I'm really after is the addition of FATX Mass Storage and Samba. Otherwise it's 3G modem support is excellent.

Tempted to just give the ESR6650 r15962 build a go!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 17:59    Post subject: Reply with quote
Here a cross reference list between the different routers, it is based on the board identifier in the stock firmwares.

The board identifier has for some router versions been extended to 2 bytes but it looks like the last byte still denotes the board type, the extra byte may be used for indicating a slight hardware change like memory configuaration or antenna configuration.
(See A0 11 versus 00 11 )


00 01
Netcomm NP800N
Netcomm NP801N

00 03
Netcomm NP802N

00 04
Engenius ECB-9500 (ECB-9750)

00 05
Corega WLBARN50

00 06
Engenius EOR-7550

00 07
Engenius ESR-9752
Engenius ESR-7750
Sitecom WL-341v2
Sitecom WL-342v2
Corega WLBARN20
Netcomm NP804N
Rosewill RNX-EASYN4
MSI RG70A
Encore ENHWI-2AN3

00 08
Engenius ESR-9753
Sitecom WL-340v2
Rosewill RNX-EASYN400
Netcomm NP803N
Encore ENHWI-N3

00 09
Sitecom WL-328

00 0D
Engenius ESR-6650

00 0E
Engenius ESR-6670

00 0F
Engenius ESR-6670A
Sitecom WL-326
Encore ENHWI-3GN3

00 11
Engenius ESR-9850
Sitecom WL-351 (RT3052, 3 antenna)

00 14
Engenius EAP-9550

00 16
Sitecom WL-611

00 17
Engenius ETR-9350
Sitecom WL-357

00 18
Engenius ERB-9250

00 19
Engenius ESR-9753CR

00 1D
Sitecom WL-614

00 21
Engenius ETR-9330

00 22
Engenius ETR-9360
Sitecom WL-361

00 23
Engenius ESR1221N2
Sitecom WRL2000

10 01
Engenius ESR-9750
Sitecom WL-303
Sitecom WL-312
Rosewill RNX-N4PS

10 02
Sitecom WL-306

10 03
Engenius ESR-9750G
Corega WLBARN80

30 01
Engenius ECB-9500v2

A0 11
Sitecom WL-368 (RT3052, 2 antenna)


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zhuang61
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:47    Post subject: Reply with quote
WCR-GN you?
admitr
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:13    Post subject: Re: Senao Ralink based routers and their ODM/OEM vendors Reply with quote
Hello!

Can you identify what ESR product is?

I have Sitecom WRL2000, in dlf file 11 byte is 23, what is ESR?


I find 23 is ESR1221N2
BR
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 17:01    Post subject: Reply with quote
Many thanks for this great discussion!!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:07    Post subject: Reply with quote
Could you tell me if the NetComm NP805N Works? I see the NP801 - 4N do, I have an 805 and want this installed.

Thankyou
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 20:25    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hello. Thank you for topic.
I've got a router Sitecom WLR-3000
If I understand correctly first bites of firmware of my router is 00 00 00 00 00 00 02 02 00 00 00 23 31 32 33 00
Is it support DD-WRT?
I also put into the message firmware from site of Sitecom.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:34    Post subject: what does any of this mean? Reply with quote
i have a np805n and have bought 3 more. can i use wrt?
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