D-Link DSL-5xx family

The DSL-5xxT is a series of ADSL router by D-Link based on Texas Instruments' AR7 platform.

Models

DSL-5xxT (no wireless)

Model Version Status Platform CPU MHz Flash (MB) RAM (MB) Wireless Wired Ports ADSL USB Status
DSL-502T 8.09+ TI AR7 (TNETD7300) 4 16 - 1 ADSL Annex A USB-B Reported working
DSL-562T 8.09+ TI AR7 (TNETD7300) 4 16 - 1 ADSL Annex B USB-B Reported working
DSL-504T 8.09+ TI AR7 (TNETD7300) 150 4 16 - 4 ADSL Annex A No
DSL-564T 8.09+ TI AR7 (TNETD7300) 150 4 16 - 4 ADSL Annex B No
DSL-524T A1 (EU) 8.09+ TI AR7 (TNETD7300) 150 4 16 - 4 ADSL2/2+ Annex A No Working
DSL-584T 8.09+ TI AR7 (TNETD7300) 150 4 16 - 4 ADSL2/2+ Annex B No

DSL-G6xxT (802.11g wireless)

Model Version Status Platform CPU MHz Flash (MB) RAM (MB) Wireless Wired Ports ADSL USB Status
DSL-G604T 10.03.1 TI AR7 (TNETD7300) 150 4 16 ACX111 (b/g) 4 ADSL Annex A No Working
DSL-G664T TI AR7 (TNETD7300) 150 4 16 ACX111 (b/g) 4 ADSL Annex B No
DSL-G624T 10.03.1 TI AR7 (TNETD7300) 150 4 16 ACX111 (b/g) 4 ADSL2/2+ Annex A No Working
DSL-G684T 8.09+ TI AR7 (TNETD7300) 150 4 16 ACX111 (b/g) 4 ADSL2/2+ Annex B No Working
Please note that the driver for the ACX111 wireless on these models is unstable. There are two different drivers available, each with its own limitations, but neither of them is stable enough for general use.

General informations

Hardware notes

NOTE: AR7 modems have a reputation of running HOT, so if you're planning to run it for any lenght of time, attaching an heatsink to the CPU (or just taking the top of the case off) might be a good idea.

NOTE: After some months of operation, the ethernet switch included in some 5xxT/G6xxT starts to become unreliable (you'll notice a lot of retransmissions and a much slower connection). One workaround is to force the switch to operate in 10Mb/s mode (unfortunately this requires a kernel patch).

This is actually caused by the cheap electrolytic capacitors that smoothe the power supply to the switch IC, which degrade over time (and with heat). Replacing the capacitors fixes the problem. Look for a capacitor of about 100uF, one near each short side of the switch IC (IP175 or ADM6996M), and replace with the same rating.

For more informations, see https://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php?id=8117

Links

Useful links from the old wiki (note that they might be outdated):

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