Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 14:44 Post subject: Edimax BR-6524N
I have the Edimax BR-6524N router. It is identificial to BR-6574N except that it 6574 has gigabit lan ports using realtek switch and 6524 has megabit lan ports and using icplus ip175c switch.
There are pre-release builds of ddwrt that run on 6574. When I flash it to 6524 the router itself works, but lan ports (and the wan port) are non-functional and I can connect to the router only using wireless.
Is it possible to make ddwrt support BR-6524N ?
I have browsed the ddwrt source and as I see, ralink kernel driver have support for ip175c switch, so it should be very easy to build ddwrt for the router - the configuration is exactly as for 6574 except the configuration for ralink driver.
i understand what you said. but sash always asks people to donate money or their device if people wants dd-wrt to run on their router. he said they need a testing sample.
considered you have lots experience on flashing ddwrt and the only difference between 6524 and 6574 is the switch, i think it is not difficult for brainslayer to support this router if you could help him test the ddwrt firmware.
i hope brainslayer could read this topic. i love ddwrt, it make people happy. thank all guys who developing this good firmware.
I also tried to get ddwrt source using svn to compile it myself with the right configuration, but
svn seemed to hang in the middle of the transfer. Even when I probably was able to get all the files,
any attempt to compile produced many error messages.
Anyway, is there a way to contact sash or brainslayer, or they are seeing this forum ?
Even better send brainslayer a nice email hes a very decent guy and does get back to you and will most likly help with your version,
I was speaking to him about this issue by email for you guys contact him by email thats the best way guys im sure with the information you have provided it cant be hard for brainslayer to creat a build for this router,
Iv asked him about building one for you guys but maby if someone els asks he may just considor it,
It seems that only I have the BR-6524n router here, but if anybody is interested, I finally was able to
make ddwrt work on my router. I have recompiled the ddwrt kernel of rt2880 with some small modifications
and now my router runs ddwrt ! However it took me much time to figure out how to configure the kernel
and how to build the image.
I also have this router and waiting for a stable release of DD-WRT, you said that you have a working version, after reading the 6574n thread they seems to be having some problems with N mode and throughput speed, can you confirm these problems ?
What are the performance of it right now, I could not use the original 1.55 firmware with this device it was absolutely horrible low coverage slowdowns after some time, horrible routing internet traffic and terrible dialer (I've stopped using it as a internet router and using it as a AP the computer does the routing and dialing).
I did get a new firmware for it 1.58 from the support of Edimax, i can post it here if anybody wants, but I have not test it myself yet.
I have a similar router with ip175c switch running BR-6574N build. It would be nice if you upload your firmware hier.
You are running 6574N build and it works fine ? Or you have problems with LAN ports like I had ?
Yes, I have problems with LAN ports too, but all other things working fine. I have tried your bild for BR-6524, but it fails with
No filesystem could mount root, tried: squashfs
Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(31,4)
Perhaps, starting point for root fs is in some other place as expected.