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LOM
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 18:46    Post subject: Reply with quote
The E3200 and E2500 both has the same 5GHz radio, a new radio which resides on a USB bus instead of a PCI bus.
There is no driver available for it so both routers will have to wait for dd-wrt support.

It may even be that the driver for this radio wont have a STA mode, only AP, which means that it wont be possible to use it in wifi bridge mode.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 19:26    Post subject: Reply with quote
LOM wrote:
The E3200 and E2500 both has the same 5GHz radio, a new radio which resides on a USB bus instead of a PCI bus.
There is no driver available for it so both routers will have to wait for dd-wrt support.

It may even be that the driver for this radio wont have a STA mode, only AP, which means that it wont be possible to use it in wifi bridge mode.

that would suck..

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 18:03    Post subject: Reply with quote
How does one go about dumping the CFE if they have console access to the router? What are common commands used for this?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 16:31    Post subject: Reply with quote
warnerkr3w wrote:
How does one go about dumping the CFE if they have console access to the router? What are common commands used for this?

http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=484985#484985

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 19:07    Post subject: Reply with quote
Still hoping...

hoping...

hoping...
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 0:56    Post subject: Reply with quote
i hate to sound ungrateful but, is there really any plans to support this router?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 15:24    Post subject: Reply with quote
LOM wrote:
The E3200 and E2500 both has the same 5GHz radio, a new radio which resides on a USB bus instead of a PCI bus.
There is no driver available for it so both routers will have to wait for dd-wrt support.

It may even be that the driver for this radio wont have a STA mode, only AP, which means that it wont be possible to use it in wifi bridge mode.


The E3200 is listed as supported. Any news on the E2500. I just bought one and then a friend mentioned dd-wrt to me. If it is possible and likely that the E2500 will be supported I will not take it back.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 15:41    Post subject: Reply with quote
i'm convinced its not going to happen. =(
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 15:47    Post subject: Reply with quote
wizardkat wrote:
i'm convinced its not going to happen. =(

And you know this how?

I on the other hand, I am very confident the required drivers will be built or obtained and all the new routers using the USB buss for the radio(s) will be ported. There are and will be many new routers using this. It is not only the linksys 2500 & 3200.

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Fractal
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 18:29    Post subject: Reply with quote
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I on the other hand, I am very confident the required drivers will be built or obtained and all the new routers using the USB buss for the radio(s) will be ported. There are and will be many new routers using this. It is not only the linksys 2500 & 3200.


I think I can clear this up:

I think Eko ported the E3200 hoping that the 5ghz driver from the latest SDK would fire up the 5ghz radio. The problem I see, is this router has the same problem as the E3200 the wifi chip for 5ghz is:

Wireless Radio = Broadcom BCM43236
WLAN DSP processor = ?
Antenna Connector Type = 2 Internal
Wireless Standard = IEEE 802.11a/n
WiFi Operating Frequency = 5GHz
802.11n = up to 300 + 300 Mbps
802.11a = 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54Mbps

and as far as I know there is not a 2.6 kernel driver for this 5ghz radio. So porting this router would be really half done like the E3200, and I doubt that Eko wants to go down that rabbit hole again and have everyone complain that they got dd-wrt on it but the 5ghz don't work. I assume this router will be supported once we see the E3200 fully supported on 2.4 and 5.8ghz.... again this is just my 2 cents for what its worth.

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MrFidget
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:22    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi Fractal,

Noticed you closed this one off in trac as wont fix Confused

Fair enough about the 5GHz radio, however, I am assuming that, other than this USB radio grief, that the balance of the DD stuff works satisfactorily, or is it a complete No Go ??

Its just that Cisco have droppped the current E2000/3000 which work well. They are getting harder to get

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 20:37    Post subject: Reply with quote
I am also curious about the ETA to have the Cisco E-2500 supported. I bought one for my mother who I am genetically predisposed to provide tech support for. Unfortunately the cisco suplied code is buggy and drops the connection periodically. I have ddwrt running on my linksys wrt54g and is very stable, so I was hoping this would be supported since cisco bought linksys years ago.

Thanks,
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Fractal
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:06    Post subject: Attempted porting of E2500 Reply with quote
I attempted to port the E2500 this weekend since the E4200 is getting phased out with the v2 which is not supported.. I am really close, however I think just need the right mobo cmd set... Eko is the man when it comes to this, and I have learned alot from his efforts. I am pretty close, maybe someone can look over the output and give some insight.

Code:

CFE version 1.0.37 for BCM947XX (32bit,SP,LE)
Build Date: 02/23/11 20:31:06 CST (root@GavinPC.localdomain)
Copyright (C) 2000-2008 Broadcom Corporatio

Init Arena
Init Devs.
This is a Serial Flash
Boot partition size = 262144(0x40000)
Found a 8MB ST compatible serial flash
et0: Broadcom BCM47XX 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet Controller 5.70.55.2102
@VERSION
_TYPE@
CPU type 0x19749: 300MHz
Tot mem: 65536 KBytes

CFE mem:    0x80700000 - 0x807A24E0 (664800)
Data:       0x80735000 - 0x80739020 (16416)
BSS:        0x80739020 - 0x8073C4E0 (13504)
Heap:       0x8073C4E0 - 0x807A04E0 (409600)
Stack:      0x807A04E0 - 0x807A24E0 (8192)
Text:       0x80700000 - 0x80734FF4 (217

Boot version: v4.12
The boot is CFE
Nothing...
No country code find

### CLKDIV= 0x80e0842, SFlashClkDiv=8 clkdivsf=2 ###

### Change it to 0x20e0842 (2) ###
Device eth0:  hwaddr C0-C1-C0-A5-67-34, ipaddr 192.168.1.1, mask
255.255.255.0
        gateway not set, nameserver not set
  Header CRC:    0x48AA689E
  Calculate CRC: 0x48AA689E
Image 1 is OK
Try to load image 1.
Loader:raw Filesys:tftp Dev:eth0 File:: Options:(null)
Loading: Failed.
Could not load :: Timeout occured
Loader:raw Filesys:raw Dev:flash0.os File:
Loading: .. 3916 bytes read
Entry at 0x80001000
Closing network.
Starting program at 0x80001000
Linux version 2.6.24.111 (compiler@Chaos) (gcc version 4.1.2) #33 Fri Feb
17 15:
52:19 PST 2012
CPU revision is: 00019749
Found a 8MB ST compatible serial flash
Determined physical RAM map:
 memory: 04000000 @ 00000000 (usable)
Zone PFN ranges:
  Normal          0 ->    16384
  HighMem     16384 ->    16384
Movable zone start PFN for each node
early_node_map[1] active PFN ranges
    0:        0 ->    16384
Built 1 zonelists in Zone order.  Total pages: 16384
Kernel command line: console=ttyS0,115200 root=1f02 rootfstype=squashfs
noinitrd

Primary instruction cache 32kB, physically tagged, 4-way, linesize 32 bytes.
Primary data cache 32kB, 4-way, linesize 32 bytes.
Synthesized TLB refill handler (20 instructions).
Synthesized TLB load handler fastpath (32 instructions).
Synthesized TLB store handler fastpath (32 instructions).
Synthesized TLB modify handler fastpath (31 instructions).
PID hash table entries: 512 (o
CPU: BCM5357 rev 1 at 300 MHz
Using 150.000 MHz high precision timer.
console [ttyS0] enabled
Dentry cache hash table entries: 8192 (order: 3, 32768 bytes)
Inode-cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 2, 16384 bytes)
Memory: 58604k/65536k available (3522k kernel code, 6876k reserved, 1373k
data,
216k init, 0k highmem)
Mount-cache hash table entries: 512
NET: Registered protocol family 16
Generic PHY: Registered new driver
PCI: no core
PCI: no core
PCI: Fixing up bus 0
NET: Registered protocol family 2
Time: MIPS clocksource has been installed.
IP route cache hash table entries: 1024 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
TCP established hash table entries: 2048 (order: 2, 16384 bytes)
TCP bind hash table entries: 2048 (order: 1, 8192 bytes)
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 2048 bind 2048)
TCP reno registered
devfs: 2004-01-31 Richard Gooch (rgooch@atnf.csiro.au)
devfs: boot_options: 0x1
squashfs: version 3.0 (2006/03/15) Phillip Lougher
io scheduler noop registered
io scheduler deadline registered (default)
HDLC line discipline: version $Revision: 4.8 $, maxframe=4096
N_HDLC line discipline registered.
Serial: 8250/16550 driver $Revision: 1.90 $ 4 ports, IRQ sharing disabled
serial8250: ttyS0 at MMIO 0x0 (irq = 8) is a 16550A
PPP generic driver version 2.4.2
PPP Deflate Compression module registered
PPP BSD Compression module registered
MPPE/MPPC encryption/compression module registered
NET: Registered protocol family 24
PPPoL2TP kernel driver, V1.0
tun: Universal TUN/TAP device driver, 1.6
tun: (C) 1999-2004 Max Krasnyansky <maxk@qualcomm.com>
et_module_init: passivemode set to 0x0
eth0: Broadcom BCM47XX 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet Controller 5.100.138.9
pflash: found no supported devices
bootloader size: 262144
nvram size: 61440
sflash: Filesystem type: squashfs, size=0x1eb36a
partition size = 2037760
Creating 5 MTD partitions on "sflash":
0x00000000-0x00040000 : "cfe"
0x00040000-0x007f0000 : "linux"
0x0019e800-0x00390000 : "rootfs"
mtd: partition "rootfs" doesn't start on an erase block boundary --
nly
0x007f0000-0x00800000 : "nvram"
0x00390000-0x007f0000 : "ddwrt"
Broadcom Watchdog Timer: 0.07 initialized.
u32 classifier
    Actions configured
Netfilter messages via NETLINK v0.30.
nf_conntrack version 0.5.0 (1024 buckets, 4096 max)
ctnetlink v0.93: registering with nfnetlink.
IPv4 over IPv4 tunneling driver
GRE over IPv4 tunneling driver
ip_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team
ClusterIP Version 0.8 loaded successfully
TCP bic registered
TCP cubic registered
TCP westwood registered
TCP highspeed register
TCP hybla registered
TCP htcp registered
TCP vegas registered
TCP scalable registered
NET: Registered protocol family 1
NET: Registered protocol family 17
Welcome to PF_RING 3.2.1
(C) 2004-06 L.Deri <deri@ntop.org>
NET: Registered protocol family 27
PF_RING: bucket length    128 bytes
PF_RING: ring slots       4096
PF_RING: sample rate      1 [1=no sampling]
PF_RING: capture TX       No [RX only]
PF_RING: transparent mode Yes
PF_RING initialized correctly.
PF_RING: registered /proc/net/pf_ring/
802.1Q VLAN Support v1.8 Ben Greear <greearb@candelatech.com>
All bugs added by David S. Miller <davem@redhat.com>
decode 1f02
VFS: Mounted root (squashfs filesystem) readonly.
Mounted devfs on /dev
Freeing unused kernel memory: 216k freed
start service
starting Architecture code for broadcom
done
Booting device: Linksys E2500
loading bcm57xx
loading switch-core
loading switch-robo
roboswitch: Probing device eth0: found a 5325!
/etc/preinit: line 66: can't create /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_conntrack_max:
nonexis
tent directory
/etc/preinit: line 66: can't create /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_conntrack_max:
nonexis
tent directory
eth1: Operation not supported
wl0.1: No such device
wl0.2: No such device
wl0.3: No such device
eth1: Operation not permitted
nbw = 20
eth1: Invalid argument
eth1: Invalid argument
eth1: Operation not supported
eth1: Operation not supported
/bin/sh: can't create /proc/sys/net/bridge/bridge-nf-call-arptables:
nonexistent
 directory
/bin/sh: can't create /proc/sys/net/bridge/bridge-nf-call-ip6tables: nonexis
 directory
/bin/sh: can't create /proc/sys/net/bridge/bridge-nf-call-iptables:
nonexistent
directory
br0: Dropping NETIF_F_UFO since no NETIF_F_HW_CSUM feature.
device br0 entered promiscuous mode
br0: No such file or directory
device vlan1 entered promiscuous mode
device eth0 entered promiscuous mode
br0: No such file or directory
eth1: Operation not supported
wl0.1: No such device
wl0.2: No such device
wl0.3: No such device
eth1: Operation not permitted
eth1: Invalid argument
nbw = 20
eth1: Invalid argument
eth1: Invalid argument
eth1: Operation not supported
eth1: Operation not supported
device eth1 entered promiscuous mode
br0: port 2(eth1) entering learning state
br0: port 1(vlan1) entering learning state
device br0 left promiscuous mode
device br0 entered promiscuous mode
device br0 left promiscuous mode
device br0 entered promiscuous mode
gratarp uses obsolete (PF_INET,SOCK_PACKET)
br0: topology change detected, propagating
br0: port 2(eth1) entering forwarding state
br0: topology change detected, propagating
br0: port 1(vlan1) entering forwarding state
device vlan2 entered promiscuous mode
device vlan2 left promiscuous mode
erase[65536]
BCMDOG: WDT device closed unexpectedly.  WDT will not stop!
Fractal
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 18:30    Post subject: Still working on it Reply with quote
Seems a little harder than I thought,

So I am able to detect the switch, eth0, and eth1

However the wifi drivers are not detected, and one other part I noticed is after boot, it seems to nvram erase and reboot just before broadcom watchdog dies, not sure why that is...

-Fractal
MrFidget
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Posts: 373

PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 21:57    Post subject: Reply with quote
Awesome effort.

The last BrainSlayer "christmas" release 18024 loads without 5GHz support on my E3200. Milkfish works again, but I need to put it through its paces for what I need, VLANs, OpenVPN, Milkfish, and routing of course.

The dump you posted looks meaningful, but I'm just not quite there with drivers and such to make too much sense.

Keep up the good work. They need beerpal. Something that allows you to send beer securely to anyone with an email addrress Wink

Let me know of anything you want me to test on the E3200. BTW I dont have a JTAG cable...yet...so please be kind

/C
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