dd-wrt support for Monoprice routers?

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bluelite
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 21:16    Post subject: dd-wrt support for Monoprice routers? Reply with quote
Monoprice.com has a couple of inexpensive wireless routers:

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=105&cp_id=10521&cs_id=1052102&p_id=8071&seq=1&format=2
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=105&cp_id=10521&cs_id=1052102&p_id=8070&seq=1&format=2

Anyone know the specs of these (RAM, flash, SoC) and whether dd-wrt support is possible?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 17:33    Post subject: Reply with quote
Was this question ever answered (possibly in another thread)? Monoprice has recently expanded to include a gigabit alternative:
http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=105&cp_id=10521&cs_id=1052102&p_id=9918&seq=1&format=2

As of this post, it is currently backordered, but still I can't find any documentation on what it has for parts, and therefor if it could be supported.

Thoughts?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 18:46    Post subject: Reply with quote
Kavidium wrote:


I can't find any documentation on what it has for parts, and therefor if it could be supported.

Thoughts?


That is the big problem with routers from trading companies who buys a router model from an unkmown Chinese mfgr and puts his logo on it.

They sell them without any support (no firmware updates), they are usually linux based but you can't get the GPL source code for it (a requirement if it is linux based), and they are probably not FCC approved.

No, there is no dd-wrt support for their routers..

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 19:09    Post subject: Reply with quote
I have the gigabit one if anyone wants to have it for trying to see if they can get dd-wrt running on it?

My thing with it was, it seemed to be unstable even with it's original firmware... :-/
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:33    Post subject: Reply with quote
I got the gigabit one (9918) about 6 months ago. It has an FCC ID of V7TN60, which comes up as a Tenda unit, the one being discussed here:

http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1633&view=previous&sid=307c0579e9c133f5ee3a4ea7ba181164

Quote:
CPU1: Broadcom BCM47186B0 (500 MHz)
FLA1: 8 MB (Macronix MX25L6406EM2I-12G)
RAM1: 64 MB (Nanya NT5TU32M16DG-AC)
Expansion IF types: USB 2.0
USB ports: 1
WI1 chip1: Broadcom BCM47186B0
WI1 802dot11 protocols: bgn
WI1 MIMO config: 2x2:2
WI1 antenna connector: none
WI2 chip1: Broadcom BCM43236
WI2 802dot11 protocols: an
WI2 MIMO config: 2x2:2
WI2 antenna connector: RP-SMA
ETH chip1: Broadcom BCM47186B0
Switch: Broadcom BCM53125


And the newegg image for the tenda looks the same as mine, but in white, so I think it's a correct match.

Still no word on if any build of dd-wrt would work.

Mini-review: I got this when the wireless stopped working on my Linksys E2000, which wasn't simultaneous dual-band anyway. When I saw how minimal/sketchy the Monoprice UI was, I decided to leave the Linksys as my NAT/Router, disable its wireless, and just use this as a wireless AP. In that role, it's worked great. I can sustain >100Mbps over wireless, it never needs a reboot, connections are solid, and it successfully links with an Asus 56U that's I'm using as a wireless bridge for gaming.

So it's now just a philosophical annoyance that it's running dodgy stock firmware, but for my use case, I don't really care.
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