Note: Due to a couple of problems, one of them being the closed source blobs needed for Broadcom chipsets to work, this project is still WIP and not yet supported by OpenWrt! For more Information look here: wip
An image has been generated in trunk for Linksys WRT-320N since trunk Changeset 36136. It's still work in progress.
|Version/Model||S/N||OpenWrt Version Supported||Model Specific Notes|
|Broadcom BCM4717A@354Mhz||32MiB||8MiB||4 x 1||No||Yes||Yes|
Project is still WIP
0. Possibly ensure you have 1.0.05 firmware from http://support.linksys.com/en-eu/support/routers/WRT320N. Be connected to the router directly with a cable.
1. Download http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/brcm47xx.mips74k/openwrt-wrt320n_v1-squashfs.bin (tested to be working: 25-Sep-2013 09:54 version, 3280928 bytes)
2. Upgrade that via factory firmware's Administration → Firmware Upgrade selection.
3. Wait N minutes
4. If needed, reconfigure your host machine's LAN connection so that you get 192.168.1.x IP address from the router
Now you're ready for First Login via telnet 192.168.1.1. You can install luci-ssl and enable it, and you should have working WiFi as well.
First let's have a quick view at the Flash Layout with the stock firmware and after OpenWrt has been installed. When you later want to understand, what the programs
sysupgrade do, have a second look here:
|The instructions below are for Broadcom devices and only serve as an example. Don't leave them in place if they do not apply to a particular device!|
This section deals with how you install OpenWrt from a device freshly opened. Plus the steps required such as reset to factory defaults if the device has already been configured
Note: Reset router to factory defaults if it has been previously configured.
If you want to upgrade using TFTP you follow these steps (as an alternative to the above install process.
→ Basic configuration After flashing, proceed with this.
Set up your Internet connection, configure wireless, configure USB port, etc.
|System-On-Chip: Broadcom BCM4717A (MIPS 74KTM )|
|CPU Speed: 354 Mhz|
|Flash-Chip: Serial ?|
|Flash size: 8 MiB|
|RAM: 32 MiB|
|Wireless: Broadcom BCM43xx 802.11a/b/g/n (Dual-Band Single Radio)|
Photo of front of the casing
Photo of back of the casing
Note: This will void your warranty!
Photo of PCB
→ port.serial general information about the serial port, serial port cable, etc.
How to connect to the Serial Port of this specific device:
Photo of PCB with markings
→ port.jtag general information about the JTAG port, JTAG cable, etc.
How to connect to the JTAG Port of this specific device:
Photo of PCB with markings
This guide on dmach.net can be used too. It's actually a better guide.
Mirrored from: http://www.jiggy.ca/2011/03/how-to-mod-ciscolinksys-wrt320n-to-e2000/ Which is no longer present (checked 2013/06/24)
Posted on March 3, 2011 by Dave Kincade
This is a companion piece to my article explaining how to powerfully network your house. While setting up two Cisco/Linksys WRT320Ns to use DD-WRT, I saw in the DD-WRT wiki page that upgrading the firmware to the E2000 model can solve some problems.
I’d just gotten the routers so I never got a chance to see what those problems are, but I’m a sucker for new firmware so I had to upgrade. buddee’s guide is great and includes everything you need to do the upgrade, but I had a bit of a headache after reading his post so I’m going to lay it out here.
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