The HG553 is an adsl wifi router mainly distributed by Vodafone to their customers.
|Version/Model||Launch Date||S/N||OpenWrt Version Supported||Model Specific Notes|
|v1||09/2009||301880809123343||Attitude Adjustment (12.09)||no DSL, no VoIP, LEDs need manual config|
|"Vodafone Home Gateway" (Spain)||?||303710905017230, 303710906046600||Attitude Adjustment (12.09)||boots to RED power light, YET works great (LAN/Wifi DHCP), no DSL, no VoIP, LEDs need manual config|
NOTE: For anything not included in model specific notes, or where a short comment couldn't be included, see the notes.
|BCM6358||300 MHz||64MiB||16MiB||4x1 (100Mb/s)||2 x USB2.0||YES||YES|
Please read flash.layout for some insights.
- Download openwrt-HW553-squashfs-cfe.bin
- Turn on the system while holding the reset for 30 sec.
- connect via LAN with a manual setup of your workstation of 192.168.1.2 etc. (no DHCP, no LAN LED on the box)
- Browse to http://192.168.1.1
- Upload .bin file to router
- Wait for it to reboot (you'll see a red power LED)
- Telnet to 192.168.1.1 and set a root password, or browse to http://192.168.1.1 and set the password there…
- Connect the serial TTL cable to send commands to CFE for loading the firmware via tftp.
- Start a TFTP server in your PC. Copy the openwrt-HW553-squashfs-cfe.bin firmware to the server.
- Set the IP at your pc to 192.168.1.35 (or any compatible), and connect the ethernet cable to the router.
This is a session of flashing via TFTP:
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/brcm63xx/openwrt-HW553-squashfs-cfe.bin sysupgrade /tmp/openwrt-HW553-squashfs-cfe.bin
- If sysupgrade does not support this router, use the following commands.
cd /tmp/ wget http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/brcm63xx/openwrt-HW553-squashfs-cfe.bin mtd write /tmp/openwrt-HW553-squashfs-cfe.bin 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|
|vlan0 (eth0.0)||LAN ports (1 to 4)||None|
|vlan1 (eth0.1)||WAN port||DHCP|
Openwrt doesn't come with switch-config for this type of hardware, so you have to figure out for yourself or copy these lines to /etc/config/network. But remember to keep the lines your wireless-device. This example makes Port 4, which is labeled as "4/TV" the WAN-Device.
config switch 'eth1' option reset '1' option enable_vlan '1' config switch_vlan option device 'eth1' option vlan '1' option ports '0 1 2 5t' config switch_vlan option device 'eth1' option vlan '2' option ports '3 5t' config interface 'loopback' option ifname 'lo' option proto 'static' option ipaddr '127.0.0.1' option netmask '255.0.0.0' config interface 'lan' option type 'bridge' option ifname 'eth1.1' option proto 'static' option ipaddr '192.168.1.1' option netmask '255.255.255.0' option nat '1' config interface 'wan' option ifname 'eth1.2' option _orig_ifname 'eth1.2' option _orig_bridge 'false' option proto 'dhcp'URLs that might be helpful:
Numbers 0-3 are Ports 1-4 as labeled on the unit, number 4 is the Internet (WAN) on the unit, 5 is the internal connection to the router itself. Don't be fooled: Port 1 on the unit is number 3 when configuring VLANs. vlan0 = eth0.0, vlan1 = eth0.1 and so on.
→ hardware.button on howto use and configure the hardware button(s).
|CPU/Speed||BMIPS4350 V1.0 / 300 Mhz BMIPS Dual Core|
|Flash size:||16 MiB|
|Wireless:||Broadcom 4318 802.11b/g|
|Ethernet:||Broadcom BCM5325 w/ vlan support swconfig|
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
CPU (1F) USB header (2F) flash (5F) ethernet switch (8F) ram (3F) circuit for VoIP Wifi antenna (6F) 5 pins headers, soldered, serial (4F) 10 pins for JTAG (1B) buffer chip (2B).
→ port.serial general information about the serial port, serial port cable, etc.
How to connect to the Serial Port of this specific device:
UART pinout (pin 5 near capacitor)
→ port.jtag general information about the JTAG port, JTAG cable, etc.
How to connect to the JTAG Port of this specific device:
10 GND 9 TDI
8 (nTRST??) 7 (??)
6 (nSRTT??) 5 TMS
4 Vcc 3 TDO
2 GND 1 TCK
- you could read about bootloader in general
- as a beginner, you really should inform yourself about soldering in general and then obtain some practical experience!
Please Follow up Support for Huawei HG553 https://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php?id=30947
You can find source code in this page of the huawei forum: http://forum.huawei.com/jive4/thread.jspa?forumID=123&threadID=324322&messageID=408081#408081
Integration of 2,5" hard disk in the box [ ITALIAN ] LINK
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toh/huawei/hg553.txt · Last modified: 2013/08/19 21:53 by steini