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swainr
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 22:55    Post subject: D-Link DIR-880L Reply with quote
I'm hoping to figure out how to add support in DD-WRT for the D-Link DIR-880L AC1900 Dual Band Gigabit router.

It's running on a BCM4708A0 dual core ARM processor from Broadcom clocked at 1GHz. The AC1900 is provided by a pair of BCM4360 radios connected to three external antennas.
Hardware info: http://www.wikidevi.com/wiki/D-Link_DIR-880L_rev_A1
Hardware info: http://www.darkhaven.org/wiki/D-Link_DIR-880L_rev_A1

I'm thinkin this should be doable, as the device is very similar to several that currently have support. In particular I looked at kong's mod, which shows support in his K3-AC-ARM build http://www.desipro.de/ddwrt/K3-AC-Arm/25015M/Supported%20Models.txt for the D-Link DIR-868L, along with other similar routers with AC on Broadcom SoCs like the Netgear R7000.
Thread on DIR-868L: http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=172121

I know from that post that it's going to involve some work. I'm willing to do the testing on my unit, but I need some help as far as how to go about the process. So far I opened up my router and determined that it is basically a rebranded Alpha Networks WRG-AC16 http://www.alphanetworks.com/_english/01_product/01_detail.php?pid=206&ffid=22&appid=63 based on the silkscreening on the board and the listing of the OEM.
I believe I've found the location of the JTAG and serial connections on the board and am about to order a adapter cable, but I'll need some help making sure I'm putting the right wires in the right places and getting the info needed to make this all work.

I look forward to collaborating with the community here to bring support to this device. Let me know what information I can provide or what I can do to move it forward.
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swainr
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 23:39    Post subject: *bump* Reply with quote
*bump*
Just trying to get a feel for if anyone would be able to help me with this or if I'm out of luck and should just buy a different router or use different firmware.
*/bump*
madcausebadd
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 18:02    Post subject: Reply with quote
Did you end up making any progress with that?
chaton
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 21:54    Post subject: Reply with quote
swainr, very good summary... were you able able to connect JTAG? is it the only way to test a firmware...

dlink firmware is so limited. Perhaps we could group and donate a router?
ercmcd
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 23:00    Post subject: Reply with quote
Is there any information on status with this? Is there anything that we can do to help as far as development/testing to make this happen?
Malachi
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:41    Post subject: Reply with quote
Already being worked on http://svn.dd-wrt.com/search?q=Dir880l
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chaton
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 23:42    Post subject: Reply with quote
Excellent news!
ercmcd
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 13:38    Post subject: Reply with quote
That's really awesome! Excited for this to be ready!
ercmcd
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 20:38    Post subject: Reply with quote
Is this ready for testing/deployment?
Malachi
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 21:39    Post subject: Reply with quote
Feel free to try it. ftp://ftp.dd-wrt.com/betas/2015/03-27-2015-r26587/dlink-dir880l/
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L551
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:09    Post subject: Reply with quote
Does anyone know if you can to back to stock on this router? Just in case something doesn't quite work right.
ercmcd
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:58    Post subject: Reply with quote
Update on installation.

Went ahead and dropped this on a 880l this morning. So far initial set up has gone well, was able to upload the ddwrt base firmware directly from the "choose file" dialog in upgrade firmware, then upgraded from base ddwrt to the 880 specific firmware. It did take a little bit (maybe 2 minutes) for the wireless SSID to broadcast properly, but other than that everything appears to be ok.

I'll update back here if I have any issues to let folks know.
StephenM
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:44    Post subject: Reply with quote
I would be interested to hear whether your 5Ghz wireless throughput is impacted after installation.
I tried this out a couple of weeks ago and throughput was poor compared to stock (around 40Mbps).
I'd made sure I'd done the 30-30-30 reset.
I went back to the (very limited) stock firmware and my throughout was restored.
slimbig
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 3:19    Post subject: Reply with quote
Sorry to ask this but is there any progress on a stable release? I bought the DIR-880L and I am stunned by how shallow the stock firmware is (I been using DD-WRT for years now), thinking about selling it unless a stable release of this magnificent OS is coming out soon

Thank you
slimbig
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 21:46    Post subject: Big release Reply with quote
I downloaded and flashed the release available on router db, it is a mini release, is there a big release maybe? I need NTFS support

Thank you
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