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Netgear DGN1000B

Netgear DGN1000B is currently unsupported!

Supported Versions

This router has the following versions/models.

Version/Model S/N Release Date OpenWrt Version Supported Model Specific Notes

Hardware Highlights

Netgear N150 Wireless ADSL2+ Modemrouter Router (DGN1000B)

CPU Ram Flash Network USB Serial JTag
Amazon SE@266MHz 16MB 4MB 4x 100M No (Yes) Yes Yes

See paragraphs Hardware or Tags for more details.

Manufacture advertised features:

  • 802.11n (150Mbps), 1 antenna
  • 4x Ethernet LAN ports, 1x DSL WAN port
  • WLAN push button
  • QSS (WPS) push button

Specific configuration


The default network configuration is:

Interface Name Description Default configuration
br0 LAN & WiFi
eth0 LAN ports (1 to 4) None
ath0 WiFi Enabled (WPA2 PSK)

Recovery via serial console

You will see something like this:

ROM VER: 1.2.0
CFG 04

U-Boot 1.1.5-2.2 (Sep 25 2009 - 22:20:42)

DRAM:  16 MB

 relocate_code start
 relocate_code finish.
Now running in RAM - U-Boot at: 80fc0000
Flash:  4 MB
using default environment

In:    serial
Out:   serial
Err:   serial
Net:   External Clock
Selected EPHY_MODE
mac = e0:46:9a:ba:5b:64
AMAZON_SE_GPIO_P0_IN = 0xa9ef..
AMAZON_SE_GPIO_P1_IN = 0x2908..

Type "run flash_nfs" to mount root filesystem over NFS

Input Ctrl-c to stop autoboot:  0

Ctrl and C keys during this 1 second period. Then continue with OEM installation using the TFTP and RS232 method



Architecture: MIPS
Vendor: Qualcomm Atheros
Bootloader: U-Boot
System-On-Chip: R0416_BSP_EPHY_SPI_HOST_A4 (MIPS 4KEc V6.12)
CPU/Speed 4KEc V6.12 266 Mhz
Flash-Chip: ST 25P64V6P
Flash size: 4096 KiB
RAM: 16 MiB
Wireless: Atheros AR9271 2.4ghz 802.11bgn
Ethernet: Atheros AR8216
Internet: Lantiq Amazon-SE
Power: 12V DC 1.0A
Serial: Yes


PSU (power supply)

My Netgear DGN1000B came bundled with the following PSU:


Brand/Model Netgear / T012HE1209
Input 220-240V~ (50/60Hz, 0.25A)
Output 12.0V 1.0A


Opening/closing the case

Note: This will void your warranty! The case of the DGN1000B is composed of 4 pieces:

  • Top cover (black)
  • Bottom cover (gray)
  • Front cover (transparent)
  • Black cover (black)

There are 4 screws at the back of the device, under the rubber feet.

  1. Remove the rubber feet in the back and undo the screws.
  2. Now the top cover can be remove.


port.serial general information about the serial port, serial port cable, etc. How to connect to Serial Port:

J1 [GND] [TX] [VCC] [RX]

Cratch gently the pads with a little screw driver and connect 3 wires to the pads.

Don’t forget that the TX pin of the serial port must linked to the RX pin of the router and the RX to TX!

Speed: 115200 baud


How to configure LEDs in general, see the LED section in the system.

LED name LED print Internal name Trigger
Power PWR dgn1000b:green:power N/A
LAN Port 1 1 unknown N/A
LAN Port 2 2 unknown N/A
LAN Port 3 3 unknown N/A
LAN Port 4 4 unknown N/A
Wireless LAN WLAN dgn1000b:green:wlan N/A
Wide Area Network WAN dgn1000b:green:wlan N/A


hardware.button. For custom action on pressing button the easy way with 00-button script works nicely.

The Netgear DGN1000B has 3 buttons:

BUTTON Event Backfire ID Attitude Adjustment ID
Reset reset
Quick Security Setup QSS BTN_1 wps

The WLAN and QSS buttons are located at the front and can be easily pressed with a finger. The Reset button is located at the bottom and cannot be pressed with a finger, you need a small item (pen typically) to push it in.



toh/netgear/dgn1000b.txt · Last modified: 2016/03/26 10:17 by tmomas