Unbranded RT2880 based router

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LazerFazer
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:28    Post subject: Unbranded RT2880 based router Reply with quote
Hi,

I recently purchased an unbranded RT2880 based wireless router, and I'm interested in loading DD-WRT firmware on it. From what I've managed to gather online and through some snooping, the router is either a Zowee WL-700G-C or a rip-off. Is there any way to determine the hardware specifications without cracking open the case? So far, I've tried following these steps and it seems to be almost identical hardware, but I can't be sure. Basically what I'm trying to get at is, can I load the Airlink 101 AR670W DD-WRT firmware safely on my router.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:47    Post subject: Reply with quote
Why do you have to crack open the case, can't you open it in a civilized manner?

What is the FCC ID number of the router?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 13:02    Post subject: Reply with quote
Crack open, break open, unscrew open, all used interchangeably and have the same end-result...voiding the warranty.

There's no FCC ID on it, only stickers are MAC and S/N. I did manage to find the wifi certificate, which can be found here. Not sure how much good that's going to do though.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 20:31    Post subject: Re: Unbranded RT2880 based router Reply with quote
LazerFazer wrote:
can I load the Airlink 101 AR670W DD-WRT firmware safely on my router.


No, there is not enough info about the hardware in your telent log to start with.
There may also be other things apart from hardware that prohibits loading of the AR670W file.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:34    Post subject: Reply with quote
What would I need to figure out (or get someone to help me figure out) if the Airlink 101 AR670W DD-WRT firmware is safe to load on my hardware?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:58    Post subject: Reply with quote
You would have to crack open the case Very Happy

Then compare the hardware with the AR670W board,
your log does not tell which LAN switch ic is used neither does it say for sure what radio ic your router has.
Still, that can not guarantee to 100% that it is safe to load the AR670W firmware.

You would also need a serial console connection to the router so you can watch the boot process when trying to load the AR670W firmware.

See this thread:
http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=69988

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:25    Post subject: Reply with quote
Ok, so I finally managed to find time to open up my router. Unfortunately I wasn't able to get any pics, but I did manage to get the codes on each chip, which I've listed below. I hope this is enough information to know whether it's safe to load the AR670W firmware or not. My wireless performance is deplorable, with a 5:3 ratio of successful:unsuccessful received packets.

rt2880F
GW93840D0
0801ST

IC+
IP175C LF
0820C13
FPU7120.1

ISST
IS42S16800A-7TL
FA632295U 0626

ISST
IS42S16800A-7TL
FA632295U 0626

MX
T081521
29LV320CBTC-90G
2X957100A1
TAIWAN

RT2820L
CV47040B0
0728ST

577
6694
AB24

577
6694
AB24

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 13:49    Post subject: Reply with quote
Ok, hardware is identical with the AR670W so there is a good chance that it will run the AR670 firmware.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 6:52    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hello. I have the same router as OP, but mine is from some company called Lohuis Networks. http://lohuisnetworks.com/index.php?product=61&language=EN

It's seems to be the same. I connected via telnet and it has identical info as the OPs.

I have tried to install the dd-wrt AR670W firmware, but I get a "Not a valid firmware" error whenever I try. I tried all the builds (both old and new) from the dd-wrt page for the AR670W.

This is the user manual (with pictures of the GUI): http://www.lohuisnetworks.com/manuals/LHN300R.pdf

Is there another way to install it? Why is the stock firmware preventing the upgrade? Or could I try another RT2880 based firmware?

PLEASE HELP

Edit: Something interesting I found: http://www.manualslib.com/manual/625206/Lohuis-Networks-Lohu-5160p.html?page=17
It mentions there about TFTP upgrades for Lohuis devices. Should I try that?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:59    Post subject: Pictures Reply with quote
Alright, I opened up this mystery router, and I took pictures. It has a model number of WL-700G-C.

Imgur album: http://imgur.com/a/MsvNW

What version of dd-wrt can I attempt to install on this?
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