Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 17:56 Post subject: Actiontec MI242-WR rev F
I am trying to install DD-WRT onto one of my routers to that I can install Optware and specifically Pound. Of all the routers I have, the only one that I have found so far that has a USB port built in is an Actiontec MI242-WR rev F.
I initially tried searching the router database, but it only listed firmware up to Rev. D. So I used the information provided on the Router Support Detection page and it appears that the router is supported. This is based on the information I found on this page: https://wikidevi.com/wiki/Actiontec_MI424WR_rev_F which states that this router has an Atheros AR9227 wireless chip (with a Cavium CN5020 CPU) and that it contains 16 MiB of Flash (with 64 MiB of RAM), which is more than the 4 MiB Flash minimum required for Atheros.
Can anyone confirm if this router can support DD-WRT and, if so, what is the latest firmware build which can allows use of the USB port (so Optware/Pound can be installed)?
Thank you in advance for any information/guidance that you can provide.
The reason I'm checking is that different revisions of the router have different chipsets. For example, Rev. A has a Ralink, Rev. C - G & I have an Atheros, and Rev. H is a Broadcom. I just want to ensure that single firmware works across all revisions.
One last question, what is the difference between the actiontec-mi424wr-firmware.bin and the linux.bin files, as they have the same file size and modification time?
I don't know sorry
For the Archer (my router), the version (v1 vs v2) is specified in the directory name.
You must find the answer before trying to upgrade firmware if you don't want to brick the router.
I also just found a Rev. I one as well, which is good since the Rev. F one was missing an antenna, which supposedly has the same chipset. Do you know the difference between the two firmware version (the bin with the model name vs. the bin named Linux)? Haven't been able to find if there is any difference between them and would like to avoid bricking the router.
Scratch that on the Rev. I; it has a Marvell CPU which the Router Support Detection page explicitly says is not currently supported. Guess I'm not getting DD-WRT with USB support on any of the routers I currently have. Thanks for all your help.