DD-WRT support for verizon 7501 bulit by westell

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wynstan
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 22:12    Post subject: D. Reply with quote
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kenkhanh
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 20:37    Post subject: Re: v7501 working as client bridge printserver with wpa2/aes Reply with quote
Hi, I've used ghoffman's script (with my own info & sans printer service) but the router would hang (not being able to browse to 192.168.200.1 or telnet to 192.168.1.250 - as set).

I tried to follow ghoffman's instructions as documented.

One thing I still could not figure out even after skimming through the entire thread/discussion is whether I really need Lemonade.

Is the admin GUI disabled after loading in the custom script?

Oh, either I replaced the default custom script or append to it, still would not work.

Being trying/looping through this a couple of times with no success. Have not had time to apply Lemonade.

Thanks.
kenkhanh
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:16    Post subject: Re: v7501 working as client bridge printserver with wpa2/aes Reply with quote
Success with bridging!

This is with wpa2/aes. Printer service/daemon disabled.

I had to remove the single quotes for the "Settings". Also, had to remove all spaces in my WPA2 key.

Nice...

Thanks all who posted information.
xur17
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 20:57    Post subject: Reply with quote
I got one of these from Cincinnati Bell for my internet. Any ideas on how to change the dns addresses (to google dns)?

I tried editing this page, but I have to disable the DHCP Client on the WAN port, which makes me not receive an IP address on the WAN port / not have internet.

I did manage to get telnet access to the router if anyone knows what files to modify. I tried all of the obvious choices, including /etc/resolv.conf, /var/etc/resolv.conf, /var/etc/nameservers.
WOLISTRICKY
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:26    Post subject: WOL with Verizon Westell 7501 Reply with quote
I am looking for some help getting WOL working with the Verizon\Westell 7501 router. WOL is fine from within the LAN. If I try to wake up the sleeping PC from the WAN (using one of the websites for sending magic packets) it will wake the sleeping PC for about 2 minutes after the PC goes to sleep. If I wait more than about two minutes to send the magic packets, the PC will not wake up. If is as if the router has forgot about the sleeping PC, but, it hasn't completely forgot it because I can send the magic packet from a PC on the LAN and all work fine.

Is there some way through Lemonade or custom script or otherwise to fix this issue. Any help is appreciated.

Thanks
tkg_1993
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 18:28    Post subject: unable to stay connected Reply with quote
I used the script posted by ghoffman. It works for few hours and then it loosed connection from my main router and thus cannot print. If I restart this router, it establish connection. any idea why it keeps loosing connection? I am using WPA2 Personal with AES.

thanks
icecoldstar
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 1:01    Post subject: Reply with quote
So what's the word here? does this router work with dd-wrt? I want to upgrade the stock firmware to dd-wrt, can I do that now? I simply hate the stock firmware.




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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:00    Post subject: Developer-Friendly Linux Distributions Reply with quote
link626 wrote:

yeah. i installed the 'live' version of fedora. it was missing a ton of stuff.

i did "yum install gcc", but i still got errors. So clearly i'm still missing a lot.


Does debian lenny64 come with all the tools, or do you have to download them afterwards?

I just want a linux that can be used to compile.

is it better to just install the small puppy linux builds, then download all the tools later?


Both Gentoo and Arch Linux are developer-centric and require the standard Linux toolchains (gcc, glibc, binutils, make, autoconf, yacc/bison, etc...) as part of their base distribution. Cool
cgigate
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:08    Post subject: Reply with quote
icecoldstar wrote:
So what's the word here? does this router work with dd-wrt? I want to upgrade the stock firmware to dd-wrt, can I do that now? I simply hate the stock firmware.

this router is dead out, no dd-wrt for it, period!

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hansc
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 13:18    Post subject: Reply with quote
i managed to flash openwrt to a 7500 which is similar to the 7501.

Instructions and all files needed are here:

http://hanschan.no-ip.org:8080/wiki/index.php/Openwrt_on_Westell_7500
inder
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:23    Post subject: Reply with quote
This is really awesome. I had originally got this router to use as a printserver but had lost interest by the time davy_gravy figured out the stuff. I think I'd still like to convert it to an internet radio player a la Megaohm who used an Asus Wl-520 GU running OpenWRT. I hope you wouldn't mind answering a few basic questions. 1) Do you think it's feasible since I'm not sure you got the USB working. 2) Is it possible to flash OpenWRT using just the serial port. What's the advantage / necessity of using JTAG? 3) There are lots of wigglers available - anything in particular to lok for in deciding. I suppose you hooked it up to the parellel port in your 64 bit Ubuntu box. would a USB connection do as well. I'll be grateful for any and all detail you can provide. TIA.
hansc
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 17:47    Post subject: Reply with quote
hi inder

1) mine is a 7500, so there's no USB connector soldered on the PCB. there are clearly empty pads for an USB socket and some missing components. i'm pretty sure USB should work for a 7501 with Openwrt. there are many routers with the same SoC with working USB under Openwrt.

2) the westell bootloader lacks a lot of functionality. so need to replace that with the generic broadcom cfe. once that's done, you can try serial console and hooking tftp thru the 7501 WAN port. sadly the 7500 has no WAN port so i had to do it the hard way (JTAG all the way). if you can do tftp and serial console that will save you some time flashing the firmware. but, in order to replace the bootloader you need JTAG anyway.

3) an USB wiggler should work as long as tjtag_w7501 supports it.

fill free to ask for more details. just don't wanna see westells joining the landfill.

i'm playing around with the tp-link TL-WR703N, you may want to check that out.
inder
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:20    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks very much for your offer to help. I am very much of a noob. In fact I have to start figuring out whether I should get a standard jtag cable (2x10 connectors) or try to find something with 2x7 connectors and how to use the pinout information collected by daveygravy. Is there a way we could take this discussion off forum since no one else seems to be interested?
ghoffman
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:48    Post subject: Reply with quote
hansc wrote:



2) the westell bootloader lacks a lot of functionality. so need to replace that with the generic broadcom cfe. once that's done, you can try serial console and hooking tftp thru the 7501 WAN port. sadly the 7500 has no WAN port so i had to do it the hard way (JTAG all the way). if you can do tftp and serial console that will save you some time flashing the firmware. but, in order to replace the bootloader you need JTAG anyway.

i'm playing around with the tp-link TL-WR703N, you may want to check that out.


hi-
i see that the westell firmware has no mtd utilities. my 7501 does have a usb port so i put mtd-erase, mtd-write, mtd-unlock and your cfe and firmware image on a usb, and tried to use the mtd utilities to flash new firmware.

i thought mtd-erase and then mtd-write would do it.

however, i got error messages from the mtd utilities that said
unexpected "("

i used mtd from linux 2.6.22; the verizon firmware is 2.6.8.1.

what else is needed to get the mtd utilities working?

this would be a way to avoid tjtag.....

thanks
inder
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:17    Post subject: Reply with quote
@ghoffman, Any progress on this? With the upcoming holidays, it might be good to get this working. TIA
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