Rosewill L600N support?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:22    Post subject: Rosewill L600N support? Reply with quote
bought Rosewill L600N for a week. Does anyone know DD-WRT could support it?

Check the website below says its BCM5358, any chance?

Thanks! Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:36    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yes dd-wrt support is possible but one of the dd-wrt developers will need to get a donated router on his table.

dd-wrt does currently not have a working driver for the 5GHz radio but work is being done so it may soon be supported.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 20:43    Post subject: Reply with quote
I also just bought one of these on the Black Friday sale so +1.

Here's the specs from WikiDev.
- 500MHz Broadcom BCM5358 CPU
- Memory: 8 MB flash and 64 MB RAM

Looks like a really good router and there are other routers using the same chipset that are already supported.
Is there any chance that we could steal the code for those?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:57    Post subject: Reply with quote
How could we donate one for dd-wrt? its only 34.99 now, maybe I could buy one and send it to developer?

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:14    Post subject: Reply with quote
It is usually Eko doing the Broadcom ports (he is in Slovenia) but if you are in the U.S then it might be an idea to pm fractal (in U.S) and ask him if he is willing to do it, he has done a few Broadcom ports with help of Eko in the past.
It would save you the freight cost to Slovenia which is higher than the routers retail price..
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 15:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too just bought a Rosewill L600N and would love to see DD-WRT support. On paper the L600N specs are amazing for a model of this class (although the case design makes it look like it came from the 80's ie. those old set top cable boxes) and so far it's running like a champ. I'm already thinking of getting a second one as a bridge for my home network.

Just a FYI Rosewill seems to be the house brand for Newegg.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 4:22    Post subject: Reply with quote
I am willing to donate one but both Eko and Fractal are not reply me. I couldn't fina a way to donate.....
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:00    Post subject: Reply with quote
I bought an L600N during Black Friday. Didn't have time to set it up until now though. Does anyone know if it can function like a bridge with stock firmware? I looked through the setting but couldn't find any options for it.
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 6:39    Post subject: Reply with quote
CFE and NVRAM uploaded to basmaf FTP site in upload directory.

Router info
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PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 17:17    Post subject: Reply with quote
Cyn wrote:
CFE and NVRAM uploaded to basmaf FTP site in upload directory.

Router info

Let's hope it will help too. Wink

bootloader V1.0 (Jul 31 2012 - 11:04:12)
Found an ST compatible serial flash with 128 64KB blocks; total size 8MB id=0x16
Flash: 8 MB
CPU: BCM5357 rev 2 at 500 MHz
nvram_tmp: name watchdog = 0
Using 250.000 MHz high precision timer.

gpio7 = wps_led
gpio8 = usb_led
gpio10 = wlan_button
gpio20 = wps_button
gpio21 = reset_button
gpio22 = wombo_reset
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:21    Post subject: Reply with quote
Any update on running DD-WRT on the L600N?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 16:43    Post subject: Reply with quote
Piccirello wrote:
Any update on running DD-WRT on the L600N?

i second that emotion. i'd love to get it working. it shows up on Shibbys supported router list for the tomato mod, perhaps dd-wrt will allow it also... one hopes.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 3:52    Post subject: Bump Reply with quote
has there been any progress on this?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 23:22    Post subject: Reply with quote
There is a Shibby Tomato buld but flashing it has been an issue so far. From another forum...


My goal here is get a third-party firmware working on the router and to assist in anyway that I can without bricking the router since I have neither the tools nor experience to use jtag or serial at this time to restore it.

Unable to flash this firmware, extensive details provided below:

Trying to flash using the web GUI it gives an "Invalid flash image!" error message, changing the name and the extention to .img which is what the stock firmware uses gives the error "Unable to update!". When the router is placed in recovery mode by holding down the reset button and pluging it in there is a special firmware page that is available even though the router can not be pinged which does not requie a password and appears as follows:

Update Software

Step 1: Obtain an updated software image file from your ISP.

Step 2: Enter the path to the image file location in the box below or click the "Browse" button to locate the image file.

Step 3: Click the 'Update Software'button once to upload the new image file.

NOTE: The update process takes about 3 minutes to complete, and your DSL Router will reboot.

Using that page regardless of naming convention yeilds the error message: "Checksum validation failed! You should translate image again!"

There does not appear to be a running tftpd server on the router though the binary is there.

There is telnet access available after the router is booted into normal run mode. The user name is root and the password is root. It has a working tftp client available and I presume that I could flash by using that to put the image in /tmp, I am not comfortable doing so with the checksum failing unless I can be assured by you that it doesn't matter and is not a sign that it is incompatible in some way as I am currently assuming.

localhost login: root

BusyBox v1.6.1 (2013-05-06 15:43:50 HKT) Built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.
# tftp
BusyBox v1.6.1 (2013-05-06 15:43:50 HKT) multi-call binary

Usage: tftp [OPTION]... HOST [PORT]
The latest stock firmware is here:

The 2.6.30 source code is here:

Information from the telnet session:

# cat /proc/cpuinfo
system type : Broadcom BCM5357 chip rev 2
processor : 0
cpu model : MIPS 74K V4.9
BogoMIPS : 249.85
wait instruction : no
microsecond timers : yes
tlb_entries : 64
extra interrupt vector : no
hardware watchpoint : yes
ASEs implemented : mips16 dsp
VCED exceptions : not available
VCEI exceptions : not available

unaligned_instructions : 15
dcache hits : 2147483648
dcache misses : 805299613
icache hits : 2147483648
icache misses : 3724505022
instructions : 2147483648

# cat /proc/meminfo
MemTotal: 60072 kB
MemFree: 41540 kB
Buffers: 684 kB
Cached: 4412 kB
SwapCached: 0 kB
Active: 5336 kB
Inactive: 2908 kB
HighTotal: 0 kB
HighFree: 0 kB
LowTotal: 60072 kB
LowFree: 41540 kB
SwapTotal: 0 kB
SwapFree: 0 kB
Dirty: 0 kB
Writeback: 0 kB
AnonPages: 3164 kB
Mapped: 3392 kB
Slab: 6208 kB
SReclaimable: 884 kB
SUnreclaim: 5324 kB
PageTables: 288 kB
NFS_Unstable: 0 kB
Bounce: 0 kB
CommitLimit: 30036 kB
Committed_AS: 6800 kB
VmallocTotal: 1015800 kB
VmallocUsed: 3576 kB
VmallocChunk: 1009968 kB

# cat /proc/version
Linux version 2.6.22 (zhengmingming@localhost.localdomain) (gcc version 4.2.3) #1 PREEMPT Mon May 6 15:42:41 HKT 2013

# ps
PID Uid VSZ Stat Command
1 root 1440 SW init
2 root SW< [kthreadd]
3 root SWN [ksoftirqd/0]
4 root SW< [events/0]
5 root SW< [khelper]
24 root SW< [kblockd/0]
25 root SW< [ksuspend_usbd]
28 root SW< [khubd]
51 root SW [pdflush]
52 root SW [pdflush]
53 root SW< [kswapd0]
54 root SW< [aio/0]
607 root SW< [mtdblockd]
677 root 2680 SW /usr/sbin/mini_httpd -d /usr/www -c /cgi-bin/* -u roo
680 root 2584 SW /usr/bin/pc
681 root 4904 SW /usr/bin/logic
685 root 1448 SW /usr/sbin/inetd
686 root 1440 SW -sh
1791 root 1732 SW /usr/sbin/eapd
1798 root 2124 SW /usr/sbin/nas
1806 root 3204 SW /usr/sbin/wps_monitor
1828 root 2296 SW /sbin/dproxy -c /etc/resolv.conf -d
1829 root 1216 SW /sbin/udhcpd /var/udhcpd.conf
2232 root 1156 SW /usr/sbin/mcpd
2260 root 6356 SW /sbin/smbd -D -s /var/smb.conf -l=/tmp/smbvar/ --lock
2264 root 3688 SW /sbin/nmbd -D -s /var/smb.conf -l=/tmp/smbvar/ --lock
2265 root 6356 SW /sbin/smbd -D -s /var/smb.conf -l=/tmp/smbvar/ --lock
2491 root 1440 SW telnetd
2492 root 1448 SW -sh
2533 root 1440 RW telnetd
2534 root 1440 SW -sh
2538 root 1440 RW ps

# lsmod
Module Size Used by Tainted: PF
wl_high 1114288 0 - Live 0xc04a0000 (P)
ehci_hcd 44192 0 - Live 0xc00be000
wl 1835360 0 - Live 0xc02de000 (P)
et 66160 0 - Live 0xc00ac000 (P)
igs 21744 2 wl_high,wl, Live 0xc008e000 (P)
emf 24896 3 wl_high,wl,igs, Live 0xc0086000 (P)
ctf 17600 0 - Live 0xc0070000 (P)
led 12432 0 - Live 0xc0077000 (F)
btn 6384 1 - Live 0xc006d000 (F)
product 1280 2 led,btn, Live 0xc0067000

# ls /sys/module/
8250 igs nf_nat_ftp tcp_cubic
bcm947xx_flash iptable_filter ppp_async usb_storage
btn led printk usbcore
ctf loop product usblp
ehci_hcd nf_conntrack rcupdate wl
emf nf_conntrack_ftp rd wl_high
et nf_conntrack_tftp scsi_mod

# cat /proc/mtd
dev: size erasesize name
mtd0: 00030000 00010000 "boot"
mtd1: 001420a4 00010000 "linux"
mtd2: 0068df5c 00010000 "rootfs"

# cat /proc/mounts
rootfs / rootfs rw 0 0
/dev/root / squashfs ro 0 0
null /proc proc rw 0 0
tmpfs /var tmpfs rw 0 0
none /sys sysfs rw 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts rw 0 0
tmpfs /mnt tmpfs rw 0 0
none /proc/bus/usb usbfs rw 0 0
tmpfs /dev/usb tmpfs rw 0 0

# cat /proc/interrupts
3: 151278 MIPS wl0
4: 14519 MIPS bcmsw
5: 132135 MIPS ehci_hcd:usb1
7: 277942 MIPS timer
8: 3386 IRQ2 serial

ERR: 0

# cat /etc/services
ftp-data 20/tcp
ftp 21/tcp
telnet 23/tcp
tftp 69/udp
netbios-ssn 139/tcp
netbios-ns 137/udp
syslog 514/udp

Software Version: AP699E5N3.AU81L-5-dualband-TW-TBS-R1B001D51252
Compile Date: Mon May 6 15:53:57 HKT 2013
Compile Author: zhengmingming
Flash : KH25L3205DM2C-12G

# ls /usr/bin/
[ dumpcfg fuser killall mesg tftp
[[ ebtables getpagemap logger pc tftpd
arping flash_test getsmaps logic protest traceroute
cut free inadyn logmonitor test upgrader

Looks like we could enable the tftpd server for an update as well, possibly.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:25    Post subject: Reply with quote
Victek wrote:

CPU: BCM5357 rev 2 at 500 MHz

Hmm, someone is scamming someone here, because the box says its the 5358U which has 3G/4G support, I can't find any real information on the 5357 rev 2 but the 5357 does not show to have the 3G/4G support.
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