D-Link DSL-524T ADSL2/2+ Router
|Version/Model||S/N||OpenWrt Version Supported||Model Specific Notes|
|A1 (EU)||-||8.09+||ADM6996M switch|
|A1 (EU)||-||Untested, but should work with 8.09+||IP175A switch|
The H/W version is written on a sticker on the bottom of the box.
There is an Annex B (ADSL over ISDN) version of this router, the DSL-584T. It works with the same firmware and is being currently tested.
|TI AR7 (TNETD7300)@150MHz||16MB||4MB||4 x 1 + ADSL2/2+||No||Yes||Yes|
The DSL-524T is an evolution of the previous ADSL1-only DSL-504T (edit: at least some 504T were adsl2 capable, modern firmware is needed, like the one here: ftp://ftp.dlink.ru/pub/ADSL/DSL-504T/Firmware/ADSL2_plus/AnnexM/ I had one at home syncing at 13Mb/s). The same board is used for the wireless-enabled DSL-G624T (the 524T board has empty solders point for the VLYNQ ACX wireless card).
NOTE: Tests of a DSL-524T with 10.03 version of openwrt on a ADSL 2+ line showed:
US Connection Rate: 932 DS Connection Rate: 7596
On the same line a DSL-504T with firmware version V3.02B01T01.RU.20071221 showed:
US Connection Rate: 932 DS Connection Rate: 12976
NOTE: AR7 modems have a reputation of running HOT and the 524T is no exception, so if you're planning to run it for any lenght of time, attaching an heatsink to the CPU might be a good idea. Heat production varies between samples, but the two 524T I've used had no problems in running 24/7 for months.
NOTE: After some months of operation, the ethernet switch included in some 5xxT 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 the same as the problem described here: https://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php?id=8117
This is actually caused by the cheap electrolytic capacitors that smooth 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), and replace with the same rating.
→flash.layout. We have to change some offsets to be able to start OpenWrt on this device.
|D-Link DSL-524T OEM|
|mtd0||0x90091000||0x903f0000||3452 KiB||Root filesystem|
NOTE: mtd4 covers both mtd1 and mtd0
The mtd2 partition contains the bootloader. Never touch it.
The mtd3 partition contains both the bootloader configuration and the original firmware settings. OpenWrt will ignore anything written in here. Do not touch it.
To use OpenWrt on this unit we need to modify the partition layout as follows (changes are in bold):
|D-Link DSL-524T and OpenWrt|
|mtd0||rootfs||0x90086b80||0x903f0000||Read-only squashfs + jffs2 filesystem|
|mtd3||config||0x903f0000||0x90400000||Original firmware configuration|
Take note: In order to be able to flash Backfire (10.03.1), this partitioning had to be used instead:
|D-Link DSL-524T and OpenWrt|
|mtd2||loader||0x90000000||0x90010000||64 KiB||Bootloader (ADAM2)|
|mtd1||linux||0x90010000||0x903f0000||3968 KiB||Linux kernel|
|mtd0||rootfs||0x900a1000||0x903f0000||3388 KiB||Read-only squashfs + jffs2 filesystem|
|mtd3||config||0x903f0000||0x90400000||64 KiB||Original firmware configuration|
To be more precise, the kernel, once booted, will map another "virtual" partiton as /dev/mtdblock4 that will point to the newly created jffs2 partition located inside mtd3. Just ignore it for this discussion.
Note: technically, the end offset of mtd1 and the start offset of mtd0 should be calculated based on the size of your kernel image. Don't worry too much about it, the values found here have been found to work reliably. Note 2: In fact, the divide between mtd1 and mtd0 doesn't matter at all when using Openwrt - the firmware will auto-detect the beginning of the rootfs. Other tutorials recommend setting mtd1 to 0x90010000-0x903f0000.
We'll use the openwrt-ar7-squashfs.bin image from the "ar7" OpenWrt port.
Note: If you use 8.09, note that the ADSL interface (wan) won't be started automatically on boot. A simple "ifup wan" will suffice). This bug is fixed in 10.03. (Bug #2781)
quote "GETENV mtd0" quote "GETENV mtd1" quote "GETENV mtd2" quote "GETENV mtd3" quote "GETENV mtd4"
quote "SETENV mtd0,0x90086B80,0x903f0000" quote "SETENV mtd1,0x90010000,0x90086B80"
binary quote "MEDIA FLSH" put "openwrt-ar7-squashfs.bin" "c mtd4" quote "REBOOT"
Note: It might seem stuck just after the "put" command before the transfer starts, just keep waiting for a few minutes. Also, there are strange interactions between ADAM2 and recent Linux kernels (there might be a *lot* of retransmissions which will slow down the process considerably). If flashing from Linux, try this:
echo 0 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/tcp_frto
According to this topic, the solution under Windows (works under XP and 7) is quite simple, too - run regedit, find this path:
and add/edit a REG_DWORD value named TcpMaxDataRetransmissions with a value of 40 (hexadecimal). The result - fully qualified name should look like this:
mtd write /tmp/openwrt-ar7-squashfs.bin linux && reboot
If you're using the LuCI web interface, its default system upgrade page should work.
NOTE: The ADSL modem requires a pppoa or pppoe section AND please remember to include the appropriate ATM driver in your image (if you build yourself).
|Architecture: MIPS (little endian)|
|System-On-Chip: TI AR7 TNETD7300AZDW (6BZHT99)|
|CPU Speed: 150 Mhz|
|Flash Size: 4 MiB|
|Flash-Chip: Spansion S29AL032D90TFI04|
|RAM Size: 16 MiB|
|RAM-Chip: HYNIX HY57V281620ETP-H, 128Mb syncronous DRAM - 2M x 4Bank x16 I/O 16 MiB|
|ADSL: TI AR7, ADSL2/2+ (up to 24Mbit/s)|
|Serial: Yes, 3.3V (the kernel finds 2 serial ports)|
|Power supply: 12V, 1.2A|
Note: This (might) void your warranty!
The 524T is pretty easy to open, there are just two screws under the case. No warranty stickers in the way!
Once opened, two more screws (and the backpanel) hold the board to the case. There isn't anything interesting on the bottom of the PCB, though.
Note the empty space for the ACX-111 wireless card used in its bigger brother G624T/G684T.
JP6 (5 pins) represents one serial port (3.3V), the only JP with a header soldered. When looking on the LEDs (front) and having the power and ethernet ports on the back JP6 is on the right and has the following pin-out from left to right:
Refer to the DSL-624T's serial.port section for the correct way to interface it with a DTE over an RS-232 serial port.
The bootloader is using 38400 baud, 8 bits, no parity, 1 stop-bit (38400 8n1):
ADAM2 Revision 0.22.02_b04_Mar 10 2005 (C) Copyright 1996-2003 Texas Instruments Inc. All Rights Reserved. (C) Copyright 2003 Telogy Networks, Inc. Usage: setmfreq [-d] [-s sys_freq, in MHz] [cpu_freq, in MHz] Memory optimization Complete! Adam2_AR7DB > Press any key to abort OS load, or wait 7 seconds for OS to boot...
The default network configuration is:
|Interface Name||Description||Default configuration|
|eth0||LAN ports (1 to 4)||None|
|ppp0||WAN port (ADSL)||-|
Unfortunately the driver for the ADM switch doesn't seem to support VLANs.
alessandro@localhost:~$ telnet 192.168.1.1 Trying 192.168.1.1... Connected to 192.168.1.1. Escape character is '^]'. === IMPORTANT ============================ Use 'passwd' to set your login password this will disable telnet and enable SSH ------------------------------------------ BusyBox v1.15.3 (2011-11-24 00:44:13 CET) built-in shell (ash) Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands. _______ ________ __ | |.-----.-----.-----.| | | |.----.| |_ | - || _ | -__| || | | || _|| _| |_______|| __|_____|__|__||________||__| |____| |__| W I R E L E S S F R E E D O M Backfire (10.03.1, r29592) ------------------------ * 1/3 shot Kahlua In a shot glass, layer Kahlua * 1/3 shot Bailey's on the bottom, then Bailey's, * 1/3 shot Vodka then Vodka. --------------------------------------------------- root@OpenWrt:/# dmesg Linux version 22.214.171.124 (email@example.com) (gcc version 4.3.3 (GCC) ) #5 Wed Dec 21 01:54:33 CET 2011 bootconsole [early0] enabled CPU revision is: 00018448 (MIPS 4KEc) TI AR7 (TNETD7300), ID: 0x0005, Revision: 0x27 Determined physical RAM map: memory: 01000000 @ 14000000 (usable) Initrd not found or empty - disabling initrd Zone PFN ranges: Normal 0x00014000 -> 0x00015000 Movable zone start PFN for each node early_node_map active PFN ranges 0: 0x00014000 -> 0x00015000 On node 0 totalpages: 4096 free_area_init_node: node 0, pgdat 9438bc40, node_mem_map 943c8000 Normal zone: 32 pages used for memmap Normal zone: 0 pages reserved Normal zone: 4064 pages, LIFO batch:0 Built 1 zonelists in Zone order, mobility grouping off. Total pages: 4064 Kernel command line: rootfstype=squashfs,jffs2 console=ttyS0,38400n8 PID hash table entries: 64 (order: -4, 256 bytes) Dentry cache hash table entries: 2048 (order: 1, 8192 bytes) Inode-cache hash table entries: 1024 (order: 0, 4096 bytes) Primary instruction cache 16kB, VIPT, 4-way, linesize 16 bytes. Primary data cache 16kB, 4-way, VIPT, no aliases, linesize 16 bytes Memory: 12352k/16384k available (2255k kernel code, 4032k reserved, 353k data, 136k init, 0k highmem) Hierarchical RCU implementation. NR_IRQS:256 Clocks: prediv: 1, postdiv: 1, mul: 10 Calibrating delay loop... 149.50 BogoMIPS (lpj=747520) Mount-cache hash table entries: 512 NET: Registered protocol family 16 bio: create slab <bio-0> at 0 Switching to clocksource MIPS NET: Registered protocol family 2 IP route cache hash table entries: 1024 (order: 0, 4096 bytes) TCP established hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes) TCP bind hash table entries: 512 (order: -1, 2048 bytes) TCP: Hash tables configured (established 512 bind 512) TCP reno registered NET: Registered protocol family 1 squashfs: version 4.0 (2009/01/31) Phillip Lougher Registering mini_fo version $Id$ JFFS2 version 2.2. (NAND) (SUMMARY) © 2001-2006 Red Hat, Inc. msgmni has been set to 24 io scheduler noop registered io scheduler deadline registered (default) Serial: 8250/16550 driver, 2 ports, IRQ sharing disabled serial8250: ttyS0 at MMIO 0x8610e00 (irq = 15) is a TI-AR7 console [ttyS0] enabled, bootconsole disabled serial8250: ttyS1 at MMIO 0x8610f00 (irq = 16) is a TI-AR7 physmap platform flash device: 00800000 at 10000000 physmap-flash.0: Found 1 x16 devices at 0x0 in 16-bit bank physmap-flash.0: Found an alias at 0x400000 for the chip at 0x0 CFI mfr 0x00000001 CFI id 0x000022f9 Amd/Fujitsu Extended Query Table at 0x0040 Amd/Fujitsu Extended Query version 1.1. number of CFI chips: 1 cfi_cmdset_0002: Disabling erase-suspend-program due to code brokenness. cmdlinepart partition parsing not available RedBoot partition parsing not available 4 ar7part partitions found on MTD device physmap-flash.0 Creating 4 MTD partitions on "physmap-flash.0": 0x000000000000-0x000000010000 : "loader" 0x0000003f0000-0x000000400000 : "config" 0x000000010000-0x0000003f0000 : "linux" 0x0000000f0000-0x0000003f0000 : "rootfs" mtd: partition "rootfs" set to be root filesystem mtd: partition "rootfs_data" created automatically, ofs=2B0000, len=140000 0x0000002b0000-0x0000003f0000 : "rootfs_data" Fixed MDIO Bus: probed cpmac-mii: probed cpmac: device eth0 (regs: 08612800, irq: 41, phy: 0:01, mac: 00:15:e9:84:00:00) cpmac: device eth1 (regs: 08610000, irq: 27, phy: 0:00, mac: 00:15:e9:84:00:00) Registered led device: status vlynq0: regs 0x08611800, irq 29, mem 0x04000000 vlynq1: regs 0x08611c00, irq 33, mem 0x0c000000 TCP westwood registered NET: Registered protocol family 17 802.1Q VLAN Support v1.8 Ben Greear <firstname.lastname@example.org> All bugs added by David S. Miller <email@example.com> VFS: Mounted root (squashfs filesystem) readonly on device 31:3. Freeing unused kernel memory: 136k freed Please be patient, while OpenWrt loads ... mini_fo: using base directory: / mini_fo: using storage directory: /tmp/root device eth0 entered promiscuous mode PHY: 0:01 - Link is Up - 100/Full br-lan: port 1(eth0) entering forwarding state PHY: 0:00 - Link is Up - 100/Full device eth1 entered promiscuous mode br-lan: port 2(eth1) entering forwarding state NET: Registered protocol family 8 NET: Registered protocol family 20 PPP generic driver version 2.4.2 ip_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team NET: Registered protocol family 24 nf_conntrack version 0.5.0 (195 buckets, 780 max) CONFIG_NF_CT_ACCT is deprecated and will be removed soon. Please use nf_conntrack.acct=1 kernel parameter, acct=1 nf_conntrack module option or sysctl net.netfilter.nf_conntrack_acct=1 to enable it. acx: this driver is still EXPERIMENTAL acx: reading README file and/or Craig's HOWTO is recommended, visit http://acx100.sf.net in case of further questions/discussion acx: compiled to use 32bit I/O access. I/O timing issues might occur, such as non-working firmware upload. Report them acx: running on a little-endian CPU acx: PCI/VLYNQ module v0.3.37 initialized, waiting for cards to probe... Not using the 00000009 VLYNQ device's driver for VLYNQ device: 00000000 Not using the 00000029 VLYNQ device's driver for VLYNQ device: 00000000 Not using the 00000009 VLYNQ device's driver for VLYNQ device: 00000000 Not using the 00000029 VLYNQ device's driver for VLYNQ device: 00000000 registered device TI Avalanche SAR Sangam detected requesting firmware image "ar0700xx.bin" avsar: firmware: requesting ar0700xx.bin avsar firmware released tn7dsl_set_modulation : Setting mode to 0xffff Creating new root folder avalanche in the proc for the driver stats Texas Instruments ATM driver: version:[7.03.01.00] jffs2_scan_eraseblock(): End of filesystem marker found at 0x0 jffs2_build_filesystem(): unlocking the mtd device... done. jffs2_build_filesystem(): erasing all blocks after the end marker... done. mini_fo: using base directory: / mini_fo: using storage directory: /overlay eth0: rx dma ring overrun eth0: rx dma ring overrun root@OpenWrt:/#