|Version/Model||S/N||OpenWrt Version Supported||Model Specific Notes|
NOTE: Anything not included in model specific notes, or where a short comment couldn't be included on the notes.
|1||Intel IXP425@533MHz||32MB||16MB||2 x 1 + 1 x 9||No||Yes||?|
|2||Intel IXP425@533MHz||64MB||32MB||2 x 1 + 1 x 9||No||Yes||?|
I did some patches to run OpenWRT in this box.
This section details what is required to install and upgrade OpenWRT. First we link to software that you should download before you start reading the instructions on how to install.
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.
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.
cd /tmp/ wget http://downloads.openwrt.org/latest/brcm-2.4/openwrt-brcm-2.4-squashfs.trx mtd write /tmp/openwrt-brcm-2.4-squashfs.trx linux && reboot
|System-On-Chip: Intel IXP425|
|CPU Speed: 533 Mhz|
|Flash-Chip: Intel StrataFlash TE28F128J3C150 (v1) / ? (v2)|
|Flash size: 16 MiB (v1) / 32 MiB (v2)|
|RAM: 32 MiB (v1) / 64 MiB (v2)|
|Ethernet: 2 x 10/100Mbps + 1 x Broadcom BCM5380 switch (8 x 10/100Mbps + 1 x 10/100/1000Mbps)|
|----------------| | IXP425 | | | --------------| PCI GPIO |----- | | | | | | NPE-C NPE-B | | | |----------------| |SPI | | | |MGMT |--------| / \MII | |RTL8110s| /MII \ | |--------| / |-------| | | |---| |BCM5380|-| | |PHY| |-------| | |---| | |----| | |---------| |WAN1| |WAN2| |LAN PORTS| ---|- -|--------|- -|-------|- -|---
Photo of front
Photo of back
The FVX538 has a serial port with its DB9 connector. Levels are 0-5V (null modem cable required).
How to connect to JTAG interface, and how to reflash the device with JTAG tools
See port.jtag for more JTAG details.
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|
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.
If you forgot your password, broken one of the startup scripts, firewalled yourself or corrupted the JFFS2 partition, you can get back in by using OpenWrt's failsafe mode.
NOTE: The root file system in failsafe mode is the SquashFS partition mounted in readonly mode. To switch to the normal writable root file system run mount_root and make any changes. Run mount_root now.
uci get network.lan.ipaddr
mtd -r erase rootfs_data If you are done with failsafe mode power cycle the router and boot in normal mode.
The Netgear FVX538 has one button: "Factory defaults". It is connected to GPIO 11.
Link to Generic basic config secion
Purchase new blue LEDs from Radio Shack, and replace them with your existing ones.