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Edimax 3G-6200N

Tested with trunk r32682 openwrt firmware image.

Usb, wifi, lan, all seem to work.

This device is very similar to Dovado 3GN, Same board, cpu.



!! WARNING !!
Since trunk rev 33300, all lan ports including wan port acts as a dumb switch. There is no NAT. This is not yet fixed and it is related to swich functionality which was added from rev 33300. Everything is working good up to rev. 33298. So remember to compile your own working image.
The bug might be fixed in r34379 as claimed in #12125
A working (but maybe older) firmware from this thread. This is an outdated howto.

Hardware Highlights

CPU Ram Flash Network USB Serial JTAG
RT3050F 32MB 4MB 1 Yes Yes No

Serial

BAUD RATE BITS PARITY FLOW CONTROL
57600 8 N none

Installation

NOTE: This method was tested on firmware 2.21b available at Edimax Poland:

  1. Enable telnet server
    • Log in to www interface, lets assume it is at address http://router
    • In address bar go to hidden sub-page: http://router/syscmd.asp
    • In input box enter:
      /usr/sbin/telnetd -l /bin/ash
    • Test if telnet server is working: telnet to the router
    • Note: this hack may not work on all firmware versions, I have tested it successfully on 2.21b. (Does not work on 2.22f, 2.24g and 2.26c: A link to busybox exists, but busybox was compiled without this plugin).
  2. Download flash files to router and start flashing process
  3. connect to and configure your device: 192.168.1.1, the luci interface should show up

Notes

  1. In case of problems it should be possible to flash back to original firmware via tftp firmware restore method.
  • Unplug power from Edimax
  • Press Wps/Reset button, and hold it while plugging in power
  • Manually set IP address on your PC.

  IP Address: 192.168.1.2
  Netmask: 255.255.255.0
  Gateway: 192.168.1.1
 

  • download tftp utility http://philippe.jounin.pagesperso-orange.fr/tftpd32.html, and send original firmware file to 192.168.1.6
    • make sure you use binary mode (using text mode may result in infinite slow flashing of wifi led)
    • perhaps waiting 5-10 minutes after firmware upload would be sufficient for it to flash
    • after flash you may see your settings from prior OpenWRT installation restored

Details

Architecture: RAMIPS
Vendor: RALINK
Bootloader: U-Boot
System-On-Chip: RT3050F
CPU Speed: 320MHz
Flash-Chip: ?
Flash size: 4MiB
RAM: 32MiB
Wireless: 802.11n (B/G/N)
Ethernet: 10/100
USB: Yes
Serial: Yes
JTAG: No

Buttons

To be able to control Wi-Fi with wlan on/off switch which is located next to antenna port, you have to make two scripts and put them into /etc/hotplug.d/button folder.

mkdir /etc/hotplug.d/button
cd /etc/hotplug.d/button
touch 00-wlan
Put this script into 00-wlan (this script switches WIFI ON):
if [ "$ACTION" = "pressed" ]; then
   if [ "$BUTTON" = "BTN_0" ]; then
    uci set wireless.@wifi-device[0].disabled=0 && uci commit && wifi up   
   fi
fi
Now make the second script:
touch 01-wlan
Put this script into 01-wlan (this script switches WIFI OFF):
if [ "$ACTION" = "released" ]; then
  if [ "$BUTTON" = "BTN_0" ]; then
  uci set wireless.@wifi-device[0].disabled=1 && uci commit && wifi down
  fi
fi

Now you can switch wifi on/off with the wlan switch :)

Compilation From Trunk

Device is suported in Trunk since 32682

svn co svn://svn.openwrt.org/openwrt/trunk/
cd trunk
make menuconfig

  • Select "Target System" as (Ralink RT288x/RT3xxx)
  • Select "Subtarget" as (RT305x based boards)
  • Select "Target Profile" as (Default Profile)
  • Exit, and save.
  • Type:

make

  • After compilation the firmware file is in /bin/ramips/ folder named as "openwrt-ramips-rt305x-3g-6200n-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin"

To Do

  • Ap-client (STA mode) doesn't work WORKS 8-)!
  • Failsafe not working…WIP
  • Find the way to flash the openwrt firmware from original edimax web interface
  • multi-ssid: ap only might work, for sta/ap setup perhaps https://dev.openwrt.org/ticket/12133

Polish forum openrouter.info from which this device was hacked by Ahajda and Lgolebio users.

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toh/edimax/3g-6200n.txt · Last modified: 2014/03/19 14:14 by danitool