DD-WRT support for verizon 7501 bulit by westell

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pt80chip
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 21:55    Post subject: Reply with quote
Just got one. Was disappointed to see it isn't supported. Since I already have a dd-wrt router I'll keep this one stored hoping that one day DD-WRT or Tomato will work on it, for now it'll make for a nice paperweight.
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link626
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 21:55    Post subject: Reply with quote
there are thousands of 7501 users now.

i also own one.


i searched the source code of the firmware, and only found one reference to the usb port.

I can't make any sense of it though

it's in
\A90-750115_VER01_00_00_02\SW\bcmdrivers\broadcom\net\usb\impl2


the code references such things as-

Broadcom Corporation USB Network Interface 001018000000 USB Ethernet Configuration Communication Interface
Class Data Interface Class license=Proprietary 0123456789abcdef <2>USB Configuration not written correctly.
<3>BCM63XX_USB: USB device not detected.
Broadcom BCM%X%X USB Network Device v0.4 Aug 19 2008 10:51:09
usb%d <3>BCM63XX_USB: Unable to read MAC address from persistent storage. Using default address.
%s: MAC Address: %2.2X %2.2X %2.2X %2.2X %2.2X %2.2X
%s: Host MAC Address: %2.2X %2.2X %2.2X %2.2X %2.2X %2.2X
<3>BCM63XX_USB: register_netdev failed
<3>BCM63XX_USB: Unable to read host MAC address from persistent storage. Using default address.
<3>BCM63XX_USB: alloc_netdev failed
<4>BCM63XX_USB: transmit timed out
BCM63XX_USB 0.4 USB Link DOWN.
USB Link UP.
USB: No place to put free buffer.
<7>BCM63XX_USB Last control endpoint tramsmit has not completed.
Broadcom USB RNDIS Driver NetworkAddress GCC: (GNU) 3.4.4 GCC: (GNU) 3.4.4




if you plug in a flashdrive, the flashdrive lights up, and the USB status light lights up too
FSUNolez
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 21:58    Post subject: Reply with quote
I would love to be able to get rid of this terrible Verizon GUI.
joking742
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 22:00    Post subject: Reply with quote
Mine got delivered today also...I'm in for any development! And have started my research...there seems to be good start from the Westell site. Laughing
amigo108
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 22:03    Post subject: Is there any DD-WRT? I need USB print servr & bridge mod Reply with quote
this router will be the bees knees for me if I can use it as a print server and as a wireless bridge. I just got 2 for $13 from verizon (and about a few thousand other ppl got the same deal) so I think there will be a lot of demand for added functionality.
kevinqian
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 22:31    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yea getting some dd-wrt support would be super.
link626
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 22:32    Post subject: Re: Is there any DD-WRT? I need USB print servr & bridge Reply with quote
amigo108 wrote:
this router will be the bees knees for me if I can use it as a print server and as a wireless bridge. I just got 2 for $13 from verizon (and about a few thousand other ppl got the same deal) so I think there will be a lot of demand for added functionality.




there will definitely be huge demand.

especially since the functionality is there..... but crippled. Mad Mad

we just need someone brilliant to turn them back on !!



http://www2.broadbandreports.com/forum/r22466540-Help-building-firmware-for-modem

it seems someone tried to compile the firmware before, but failed.
inphoenix
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 23:40    Post subject: QoS settings? Reply with quote
I bought this router thinking that I can use the QoS settings but it seems Verizon's crippled firmwre will not allow that.

Any hopes that a modified version of firmware will allow that?
RCShadows
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 0:10    Post subject: Reply with quote
Such a inexpensive unit! It makes me wonder why Verizon is selling them at that price. The first thing I thought of is "what's wrong with it?".

It's great though, I hope you guys get them working Very Happy
K3G4
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 3:01    Post subject: Reply with quote
It'd be awesome if you guys can support this router =)
kevinqian
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 5:13    Post subject: Reply with quote
Well it has 32mb RAM and 6mb Flash storage. That's plenty big for the standard build, no? ahh the possibilities...
hard_where
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 17:54    Post subject: Reply with quote
If you want to compile the source from westell extract the linux tools (toolchain) to /opt/toolchains, not /opt as the readme specifies. After this change it will compile without issue. I have successfully compiled the firmware and it is very similar to openwrt.
sentry07
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 20:59    Post subject: Reply with quote
Is it the same firmware that's on the router already? If not, could you post the compiled firmware? Smile
hard_where
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 21:28    Post subject: Reply with quote
It is the same firmware, but it has comments and options to enable different features/packages.
speedy859
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 21:37    Post subject: Reply with quote
What different features/packages? Does it make it so you can enable use of the USB port, or have the router operate in bridged mode?
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