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Edimax PS1208-MFG

The PS1208MFG is a tiny printserver which was sold with some Epson Wifi printers. It features Wifi, 1 ethernet and 1 USB 2.0 port.

NOTE: This device features a 2MiB NOR Flash which is not supported by the standard OpenWRT distributions and you will have to compile your own OpenWRT Image (which is simple).

Supported Versions

Version/Model Launch Date S/N OpenWrt Version Supported Model Specific Notes
v1 2009-09 - 12.09 -

Hardware Highlights

CPU Ram Flash Network USB Serial JTag Wifi
Broadcom BCM5354@240MHz 32MiB 2MiB NOR 1 port 1 USB 2.0 Yes Yes a/b/g


Flash Layout

Please check out the article Flash.Layout. It contains an example and a couple of explanations.

installation using the TFTP method

Installing via TFP IS possible using the default bootloader. NOTE:It is recommended to have serial access in order to see what happens on the printserver. To do such :

  • Plug an ethernet cable between the printserver and your computer
  • Set your computer IP address to
  • Setup a TFTP server on your computer
  • Put the OpenWRT in the tftp directory and name it upgrade.bin
  • Plug the printserver while pressing the reset button
  • The LAN led will blink faster for ~3sec
  • Then wait that the printserver is booted

Upgrading OpenWrt


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.

LuCI Web Upgrade Process

Basic configuration

Basic configuration After flashing, proceed with this.
Set up your Internet connection, configure wireless, configure USB port, etc.

Specific Configuration


The default network configuration is:

Interface Name Description Default configuration
br-lan LAN & WiFi

Failsafe mode


hardware.button on howto use and configure the hardware button(s).

The PS1208-MFG has one reset button.

Reset reset



Architecture: MIPS
Vendor: Broadcom
Bootloader: CFE
System-On-Chip: BCM5354 KFBG rev3
CPU/Speed Broadcom BCM3302 V2.9 240 Mhz
Flash-Chip: MX29LV160CBTC (2MB BotB nor flash)
Flash size: 2048 KiB
RAM: 32 MiB
Wireless: Broadcom BCM4318 802.11abg Wireless Controller
Ethernet: Broadcom BCM47xx 100/100 Mbps Ethernet Controller
Internet: n/a
USB: Yes 1 x 2.0
Serial: Yes



Front of the casing Back:

Back of the casing

Opening the case

Note: This will void your warranty!

  • To remove the cover, remove the 2 screws located behind the casing
  • Then unclip the 2 parts of the casing using a small screwdriver.

JTAG & Serial

port.jtag general information about the JTAG port, JTAG cable, etc.

port.serial general information about the serial port, serial port cable, etc.

How to connect to the JTAG Port of this specific device:

Photo of PCB with markings



toh/edimax/ps-1208mfg.txt · Last modified: 2015/05/06 12:23 by theoradicus