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mak0 bug in release, iw missing, wg302 doesn't like that.
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 ====== Netgear WG302 ====== ====== Netgear WG302 ======
-Available since 2005-08. Probably end of life, though 2011-01 still [[http://​geizhals.at/​deutschland/​a83621.html|obtainable]]. If some still wants to complete this article, please see [[meta:​template_device]].+Currently runs Attitude Adjustment 12.09 stable.  
 + 
 +There are units going on eBay for around $40. I'd make sure they come with a power supply. 
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 +Supports upgrading the Atheros chip from the b/g variant to the a/b/g variant.  
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 +Fixed some bridging issues with the release candidates. 
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 +Available since 2005-08. Probably end of life, though 2011-01 still [[http://​geizhals.at/​deutschland/​a83621.html|obtainable]]. ​ 
 + 
 + 
 +If some still wants to complete this article, please see [[meta:​template_device]].
  
 ===== Supported/​Confirmed Versions ===== ===== Supported/​Confirmed Versions =====
 ^ Version/​Model ^ Launch Date ^ S/N ^ OpenWrt Version Supported ^ Model Specific Notes ^ ^ Version/​Model ^ Launch Date ^ S/N ^ OpenWrt Version Supported ^ Model Specific Notes ^
-| WG302v1 ​  ​|  ​ | - | 10.03.1-rc4 ​| - | +| WG302v1 ​  ​|  ​Sept 2004-ish ​ | - | 12.09 stable| - | 
-| WG302v2 ​  ​| ​ ?  | - | 10.03.1-rc4 | - |+| WG302v2 ​  ​| ​ ?  | - | 12.09 stable| ​
 +| WAG302v1 ​  ​| ​ ?  ​| - | 12.09 stable| Use the same files as WG302v1 | 
 +| WAG302v2 ​  ​| ​ ?  | - | 12.09 stable| Use the same files as WG302v2 ​|
  
 **NOTE:** Anything not included in model specific notes, or where a short comment couldn'​t be included on the notes. **NOTE:** Anything not included in model specific notes, or where a short comment couldn'​t be included on the notes.
 +
 +**NOTE:** VLAN support seems to be broken for this model (at least for 10.03.1-rc4,​ and probably others as well using the NPE-B microcode). Using the built-in microcode might cause high packet loss and other strange symptoms on VLAN interfaces. If you are planning to use VLANs on this device, **make sure to build a "​functionality 0" microcode** and replace the original image at /​lib/​firmware/​NPE-B with the one you built.
 +Instructions on how to build a custom microcode can be found here: http://​wiki.openwrt.org/​toh/​gateway/​7001#​building.npe.microcode
  
 ===== Hardware Highlights ===== ===== Hardware Highlights =====
 ^ CPU ^ Ram ^ Flash ^ Network ^ USB ^ Serial ^ JTag ^ ^ CPU ^ Ram ^ Flash ^ Network ^ USB ^ Serial ^ JTag ^
-| Xscale IXP422BB@266MHz | 16M | 8M | Atheros ​11a/b/g | - | 1(+1 3v int)| ? |+| Xscale IXP422BB@266MHz | 16M | 8M | Atheros ​11b/g | - | 1(+1 3v int)| ? | 
 + 
 +Nice summary of changes through each firmware version. 
 +http://​www.seattlewireless.net/​NetgearWG302 
 ===== Installation ===== ===== Installation =====
-**Use the latest (10.03.1)**. 8.09 Kamikaze is also okay, but not 8.09.1 due to a bug with ethernet (not sure about 8.09.2).+**Use the latest (12.09)**.  
 + 
 +10.03.1-rc2 was the only version I could get working correctly from that family. Prior to 10.03.1-rc2 I experienced flaky ethernet behavior. 
 +8.09 Kamikaze is also okay, but not 8.09.1 due to a bug with ethernet (not sure about 8.09.2). 
 + 
 +**To reiterate, Attitude Adjustment (12.09) is also confirmed to work on this device, installation instructions are the same as for 10.03.01.** 
 + 
 +== 12.09 == 
 +  * Kernel image: [[http://​downloads.openwrt.org/​attitude_adjustment/​12.09/​ixp4xx/​generic/​openwrt-wg302v1-zImage]]  
 +  * Rootfs: [[http://​downloads.openwrt.org/​attitude_adjustment/​12.09/​ixp4xx/​generic/​openwrt-ixp4xx-generic-squashfs.img]]
  
 == 10.03.1 == == 10.03.1 ==
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   * Start terminal emulator (Hyperterm, cu, PuTTy etc..) with 9600 8n1   * Start terminal emulator (Hyperterm, cu, PuTTy etc..) with 9600 8n1
   * Wait for message   * Wait for message
 +  * If you experience problems communicating between the WG302 and your computer via TCP/IP, manually configure your connection for 10BaseT Half Duplex.
 <​code>​ <​code>​
  ​Executing boot script in 4.000 seconds - enter ^C to abort  ​Executing boot script in 4.000 seconds - enter ^C to abort
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   * 0x620000 is chosen to fill up the whole remaining space on flash - this can be determined with  "fis free" before writing rootfs to flash.   * 0x620000 is chosen to fill up the whole remaining space on flash - this can be determined with  "fis free" before writing rootfs to flash.
  
-  * change boot script with fconfig (list fconfig setting with "​fconfig -l")+  * change boot script with fconfig (list fconfig setting with "​fconfig -l"​) ​ 
 +     note: omit the leading two periods and the space when entering in the script.
 <​code>​ <​code>​
  Boot script:  Boot script:
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   *Browse to http://​accesspoint-ip/​cgi-bin/​luci LuCI Upgrade URL   *Browse to http://​accesspoint-ip/​cgi-bin/​luci LuCI Upgrade URL
 +  *Default first log in is http://​OpenWRT.lan or http://​192.168.1.1
   *If LuCI does not load, try running /​www/​cgi-bin/​luci from the console. If it returns with just "​Segmentation fault.",​ run "opkg update; opkg install iw" and reboot. See [[https://​dev.openwrt.org/​ticket/​9749#​]] for more info   *If LuCI does not load, try running /​www/​cgi-bin/​luci from the console. If it returns with just "​Segmentation fault.",​ run "opkg update; opkg install iw" and reboot. See [[https://​dev.openwrt.org/​ticket/​9749#​]] for more info
  
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 Since this part is identical for all devices, see [[doc:​howto:​basic.config|Basic configuration]]. Since this part is identical for all devices, see [[doc:​howto:​basic.config|Basic configuration]].
  
 +Note: If using the UI to install packages, make sure you update the package list before trying to search/​install for anything.
  
 ===== Specific Configuration ===== ===== Specific Configuration =====
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 ===== Hardware ===== ===== Hardware =====
 +mini-PCI Atheros AR5001X+ (AR5212A-00)
 +note: this comes in both b/g and a/b/g variants. They appear to be interchangeable,​ meaning you can add 802.11a (and hopefully 802.11n!) functionality.
  
 ==== Info ==== ==== Info ====
 http://​www.netgear.com/​business/​products/​access-points-wireless-controllers/​access-points/​WG302.aspx http://​www.netgear.com/​business/​products/​access-points-wireless-controllers/​access-points/​WG302.aspx
 +
 http://​kb.netgear.com/​app/​products/​model/​a_id/​2562 http://​kb.netgear.com/​app/​products/​model/​a_id/​2562
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 http://​kb.netgear.com/​app/​products/​model/​a_id/​2563 http://​kb.netgear.com/​app/​products/​model/​a_id/​2563
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 http://​www.netgear.com/​images/​wg302_ds_08sept0818-5693.pdf http://​www.netgear.com/​images/​wg302_ds_08sept0818-5693.pdf
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 ftp://​downloads.netgear.com/​files/​WG302_RM_12MAY06.pdf ftp://​downloads.netgear.com/​files/​WG302_RM_12MAY06.pdf
  
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 //Front:// //Front://
-http://​www.netgear.com/​images/​enus_front-lores_product_wg30218-5695.jpg + http://​www.netgear.com/​images/​enus_front-lores_product_wg30218-5695.jpg 
-http://​www.netgear.com/​images/​enus_front-hires_product_wg30218-5694.tif+ 
 + ​http://​www.netgear.com/​images/​enus_front-hires_product_wg30218-5694.tif
  
 //Back:// //Back://
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   *To remove the cover simply do a/​b/​c. ​   *To remove the cover simply do a/​b/​c. ​
-  *There are two screws holding the PCB to the bottom cover.+  *There are five screws holding the PCB to the bottom cover.
  
 //Main PCB// //Main PCB//
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 ==== JTAG ==== ==== JTAG ====
-???+No information available.
  
 ==== Other Info ==== ==== Other Info ====
  
 When opening the case, be very careful when separating the upper from the lower half. The internal antenna pigtails are quite short and can be ripped out of the plug in the rear of the case. When opening the case, be very careful when separating the upper from the lower half. The internal antenna pigtails are quite short and can be ripped out of the plug in the rear of the case.
 +
 +I found my unit suddenly stopped negotiating a 100MBps Full-Duplex link. I concluded that there are 4 capacitors (2 groups of 2) that need to be replaced. I have ordered them and will update this page with the results. They are essentially the 4 largest electrolytic radial capacitors on the board. I am replacing with a different vendor but exact same specifications. From this picture: http://​img.techpowerup.org/​100107/​WG302.jpg they are the two in the top left corner, the one adjacent the bottom left hand corner of the mini-PCI wifi card, and the capacitor down and to the left of the previous one, in the bottom left quadrant.
 +
 +You can run "​fconfig"​ from RedBoot and specify many "​rescue mode" environment parameters. I configured my RedBoot serial speed for 115200, rather than the default 9600 so that I don't have to close/open terminal sessions when the device reboots or I change how I'm working with the device.
 +
 +When I initally received the unit, I did a firmware upgrade using the latest image from Netgear. This subsequently disabled my 802.11g activity light.
 +
 +I *highly advise against* trying to upgrade RedBoot. I suspect this will brick the device and I can not think of a reason why someone would do this.
  
 ===== Tags ===== ===== Tags =====
 For some Help with the Tags, please have a look here: [[tags]] For some Help with the Tags, please have a look here: [[tags]]
  
-{{tag>Accesspoint  ​DetachableAntenna 16RAM 8Flash }}+{{tag>​DetachableAntenna 16RAM 8Flash}}
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