The NetSurvibox 266 is a router/firewall/VPN made by the now defunct company Irongate S.L. The board has one mini-PCI slot, CF slot attached to the PCI bus through a HighPoint HPT371 IDE controller, two RJ-45 ports (one is NPE-B and the other is a RTL8100 network controller), two USB ports (one USB 2.0 host attached at a VIA VT6212 and one USB 1.1 client attached at the SoC) an a serial port.
|Intel IXP425@266MHz||64MiB||8MiB||1 + 1||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Please check out the article Flash Layout. It contains an example and a couple of explanations.
|The instructions below are for Broadcom devices and only serve as an example. Don't leave them in place if they do not apply to a particular device!|
This section deals with how you install OpenWrt from a device freshly opened. Plus the steps required such as reset to factory defaults if the device has already been configured
Note: Reset router to factory defaults if it has been previously configured.
If you want to upgrade using TFTP you follow these steps (as an alternative to the above install process.
If you have already installed OpenWrt and like to reflash for e.g. upgrading to a new OpenWrt version you can upgrade using the mtd command line tool. It is important that you put the firmware image into the ramdisk (/tmp) before you start flashing.
- Browse to http://192.168.1.1/cgi-bin/luci/mini/system/upgrade/ LuCI Upgrade URL
- Upload image file for sysupgrade to LuCI
- Wait for reboot
- Login as root via SSH on 192.168.1.1
- Use the following commands to upgrade.
cd /tmp/ wget http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/XXX/xxx.abc sysupgrade /tmp/xxx.abc
- If sysupgrade does not support this router, use the following commands.
cd /tmp/ wget http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/XXX/xxx.abc mtd write /tmp/xxx.abc linux && reboot
→ Basic configuration After flashing, proceed with this.
Set up your Internet connection, configure wireless, configure USB port, etc.
The default network configuration is:
|Interface Name||Description||Default configuration|
|br-lan||LAN & WiFi||192.168.1.1/24|
→ hardware.button on howto use and configure the hardware button(s).
The NetSurvibox 266 has one button. Here, we merely name the button, so we can use them in the above Howto:
|CPU/Speed||ARMv5TE Xscale 266 Mhz|
|Flash size:||8192 KiB|
|RAM:||64 MiB (2 x HY57V561620FTP)|
|Ethernet:||eth0/NPE-B and eth1/RTL8100|
|USB:||Yes 1 x 2.0 host and 1 x 1.1 client|
|RTC Chip:||ALI M5823 Real-time Clock/Calendar|
|JTAG:||Yes: 20 pin header|
Photo of front of the casing
Photo of back of the casing
Note: This will void your warranty!
- To remove the cover do a/b/c
Photo of PCB
→ port.serial general information about the serial port, serial port cable, etc.
How to connect to the Serial Port of this specific device:
Photo of PCB with markings
→ port.jtag general information about the JTAG port, JTAG cable, etc.
How to connect to the JTAG Port of this specific device:
Photo of PCB with markings
- as a beginner, you really should inform yourself about soldering in general and then obtain some practical experience!
The board boots with the files: openwrt-ap1000-zImage and openwrt-ixp4xx-generic-squashfs.img, but due to the lack of patches for it, is not stable. The kernel image must be recorded in mtd3 labelled kernel and squashfs or jffs2 image in mtd4 labelled image.
The serial port at bootup is TTYS1.
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inbox/netsurvibox266.txt · Last modified: 2013/04/13 10:40 by laibsch