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D-Link DSL 2500U

The DSL-2500U is made by Dlink, and is an ADSL modem with an ethernet port.

Supported Versions

Version/Model S/N OpenWrt Version Supported Model Specific Notes
D3 ? None yet investigation in progress

Hardware Highlights

CPU Ram Flash Network USB Serial JTag
Broadcom 8MB 2MB 1x1 No Yes No
Model Revision Chip ID Board ID CPU CPU Rev Flash Size Flash type Flash name Flash ID RAM Size LAN USB Serial JTAG
DSL-2500U A1 6338 D-1P BCM6338 0x00029010 2MB Parallel AM29LV160B 0x2249 8MB 1 - J3 J7
DSL-2500U/BRU/C C1 6338 96332CG_F4W BCM6332 0x00029010 2MB Serial NXW25P16 0xef14 8MB 1 - J5 -
DSL-2500U/BRU/D D1 6338 96332CG BCM6332 0x00029010 2MB Serial S25FL016A 0x0114 8MB 1 - JP2 -
DSL-2500U/BRU/D D2 6338 96332 BCM6332 0x00029010 2MB Serial S25FL016A 0x0114 8MB 1 - + -
DSL-2500U/BRU/D D3 6338 ? BCM6332 0x00029010 2MB Serial ? ? 8MB 1 - ? ?



Model Number


Photo of front of the casing


Photo of back of the casing

Opening the case

Note: This will void your warranty!

  • To remove the cover simply pull off the two rubber feet, then undo the screws beneath them. Run a fingernail along the crack between the two pieces, and the case will pop off easily.
  • There is one screw holding the PCB to the bottom cover.

Main PCB

Photo of PCB


The serial port is marked as J2 and looks like:

xoxxx where x is a pin, and o is a vacant position with no pin.

Currently, the known pins are:


where G = ground, T = the device's Tx pin (connected to your terminal's Rx pin, obviously), R = the device's Rx pin.


The JTAG port is marked as J7 on revision A1.

Currently the known pins are:










OEM bootlog

Auto-negotiation timed-out 10 MB Half-Duplex (assumed) CPU type 0x29010: 240MHz Total memory: 8388608 bytes (8MB) Total memory used by CFE: 0x80401000 - 0x80527930 (1206576) Initialized Data: 0x8041D020 - 0x8041F160 (8512) BSS Area: 0x8041F160 - 0x80425930 (26576) Local Heap: 0x80425930 - 0x80525930 (1048576) Stack Area: 0x80525930 - 0x80527930 (8192) Text (code) segment: 0x80401000 - 0x8041D014 (114708) Boot area (physical): 0x00528000 - 0x00568000 Relocation Factor: I:00000000 - D:00000000 Board IP address : Host IP address : Gateway IP address : Run from flash/host (f/h) : f Default host run file name : vmlinux Default host flash file name : bcm963xx_fs_kernel Boot delay (0-9 seconds) : 1 Board Id (0-12) : 96332 Number of MAC Addresses (1-32) : 12 Base MAC Address : 00:24:01:06:dd:cd PSI Size (1-64) KBytes : 24 *** Press any key to stop auto run (1 seconds) *** Auto run second count down: 0 Code Address: 0x80010000, Entry Address: 0x80181018 Decompression OK! Entry at 0x80181018 Closing network. Starting program at 0x80181018 Linux version (jenny@BS5) (gcc version 3.4.2) #1 Wed Mar 4 2 1:10:17 CST 2009 Serial flash device: name S25FL016A, id 0x0114, size 2048KB 96332 prom init CPU revision is: 00029010 Determined physical RAM map: memory: 007a0000 @ 00000000 (usable) On node 0 totalpages: 1952 DMA zone: 1952 pages, LIFO batch:1 Normal zone: 0 pages, LIFO batch:1 HighMem zone: 0 pages, LIFO batch:1 Built 1 zonelists Kernel command line: root=31:0 ro noinitrd console=ttyS0,115200 brcm mips: enabling icache and dcache... Primary instruction cache 16kB, physically tagged, 2-way, linesize 16 bytes. Primary data cache 8kB 2-way, linesize 16 bytes. PID hash table entries: 32 (order 5: 256 bytes) Using 120.000 MHz high precision timer. Dentry cache hash table entries: 2048 (order: 1, 8192 bytes) Inode-cache hash table entries: 1024 (order: 0, 4096 bytes) Memory: 6024k/7808k available (1287k kernel code, 1764k reserved, 184k data, 64k init, 0k highmem) Calibrating delay loop... 239.20 BogoMIPS Mount-cache hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes) Checking for 'wait' instruction... unavailable. NET: Registered protocol family 16 Total Flash size: 2048K with 32 sectors File system address: 0xbfc10100 Can't analyze prologue code at 80150754 PPP generic driver version 2.4.2 NET: Registered protocol family 24 Using noop io scheduler bcm963xx_mtd driver v1.0 brcmboard: brcm_board_init entry ======= GPIO CONFIG_BCM96338 inited ======== Serial: BCM63XX driver $Revision: 3.00 $ ttyS0 at MMIO 0xfffe0300 (irq = 10) is a BCM63XX NET: Registered protocol family 2 IP: routing cache hash table of 512 buckets, 4Kbytes TCP: Hash tables configured (established 512 bind 1024) NET: Registered protocol family 1 NET: Registered protocol family 17 Ebtables v2.0 registered NET: Registered protocol family 8 NET: Registered protocol family 20 802.1Q VLAN Support v1.8 Ben Greear All bugs added by David S. Miller VFS: Mounted root (squashfs filesystem) readonly. Freeing unused kernel memory: 64k freed init started: BusyBox v1.00 (2009.03.04-13:11+0000) multi-call binary Algorithmics/MIPS FPU Emulator v1.5 BusyBox v1.00 (2009.03.04-13:11+0000) Built-in shell (msh) Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands. Loading drivers and kernel modules... atmapi: module license 'Proprietary' taints kernel. adsl: adsl_init entry blaadd: blaa_detect entry Broadcom BCMPROCFS v1.0 initialized Broadcom BCM6338A2 Ethernet Network Device v0.3 Mar 4 2009 21:09:19 Config Internal PHY Through MDIO BCM63xx_ENET: Auto-negotiation timed-out BCM63xx_ENET: 10 MB Half-Duplex (assumed) eth0: MAC Address: 00:24:01:06:DD:CD BcmAdsl_Initialize=0xC0068A08, g_pFnNotifyCallback=0xC00816D4 AnnexCParam=0x7FFF7EB8 AnnexAParam=0x00000980 adsl2=0x00000000 pSdramPHY=0xA07FFFF8, 0x64905 0xDFADBFFF AdslCoreHwReset: AdslOemDataAddr = 0xA07EF96C AnnexCParam=0x7FFF7EB8 AnnexAParam=0x00000980 adsl2=0x00000000 dgasp: kerSysRegisterDyingGaspHandler: dsl0 registered ATM proc init !!! ==> Bcm963xx Software Version: RU_1.50 <== device eth0 entered promiscuous mode br0: port 1(eth0) entering learning state br0: topology change detected, propagating br0: port 1(eth0) entering forwarding state ##############status LED blink now################## br0: port 1(eth0) entering disabled state

Original Firmware Info

The original GPL sourcecode v1.00 can be downloaded Here Here Here. It consist on a Linux 2.? kernel with binary Broadcom tools&drivers and sourcecode of the kernel and the rest of tools.


toh/d-link/dsl-2500u.txt · Last modified: 2014/03/19 15:17 (external edit)