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====== Neufbox4 (NB4) ====== ====== Neufbox4 (NB4) ======
 +There's a [[http://www.neufbox4.org|community website entirely devoted to this device]], in French; it has useful, although sometimes outdated, information, and an active forum. Most info was taken from there.
 +===== Supported Versions =====
 +^ Version/Model ^ Launch Date ^ S/N ^ OpenWrt Version Supported ^ Model Specific Notes ^
 +| NB4-SER-r0 |  ?  | - |  10.03, probably 12.09  | - |
 +| NB4-SER-r1 |  ?  | - |  10.03, probably 12.09  | - |
 +| NB4-SER-r2 |  ?  | - |  10.03, 12.09  | - |
 +| NB4-FXC-r1 |  ?  | - |  10.03, probably 12.09  | - |
 +| NB4-FXC-r2 |  ?  | - |  10.03, probably 12.09  | - |
 +See [[http://www.neufbox4.org/wiki/index.php?title=Description_du_hardware_de_la_Neuf_Box_4|this link]] (French) for more info on differences between versions.
 +===== Hardware Highlights =====
 +^ SoC ^ Ram ^ Flash ^ Network ^ USB ^ Serial ^ JTag ^
 +| Intel IXP425@533MHz | 32MiB | 16MiB | 4 x 1| Yes | Yes | ? |
 +
 +Manufacturer sites: [[www.foxconn.com|Foxconn]], [[www.sercomm.com|Sercomm]] (depending on version).
 +
 +===== Installation =====
 +(this section is heavily inspired by [[http://www.neufbox4.org/wiki/index.php?title=Reflasher_un_firmware_:_m%C3%A9thode_flashimage.py|this page]] and [[http://www.neufbox4.org/wiki/index.php?title=Installer_OpenWrt#Image_OpenWrt_simple|this page]] of the neufbox4.org website)
 +
 +Download the [[about/latest|Latest OpenWrt release]]. **Warning:** the "jffs2-128k" version has been reported not to work. The "jffs2-64k" version works, but leaves very small free space (~120 KB) on the device to install further software. So the "squashfs" version is recommended. Download it, and prepare the final image as follows (after moving to the directory where the downloads were made):
 +
 +<code>
 +cat /dev/zero | tr '\000' '\377' | dd bs=64k of=openwrt-nb4-pour-flashimage count=128 seek=0
 +dd bs=64k of=openwrt-nb4-pour-flashimage if=openwrt-NEUFBOX4-squashfs-cfe.bin seek=1
 +dd bs=64k of=openwrt-nb4-pour-flashimage if=/dev/zero count=1 seek=127
 +</code>
 +
 +Installation is then very simple:
 +
 +  - download [[http://svn.gna.org/svn/openbox4/trunk/tools/nb4-flashimage/flashimage.py|flashimage.py]]
 +  - connect with an ethernet cable a specific port of the neufbox (on the NB4-SER-r2 it is the "TV" port, on others it can be the "PC1" port) to your computer
 +  - power on the NeufBox **while pressing a specific button** (see below). Your computer will automatically receive an IP address and connect.
 +  - on your computer, run "sudo ./flashimage.py eth0 openwrt-nb4-pour-flashimage" (replace "eth0" with the name of your ethernet card, and "openwrt-nb4-pour-flashimage" with the filename of the firmware prepared in the above section)
 +  - follow the on-screen instructions
 +  - after the router has rebooted, if the cable is attached to the "TV" port, detach it and attach it to a "PC" port
 +  - run "telnet 192.168.1.1" for the first login, then "passwd" to set the root password (and from then on access through ssh or http interface)
 +
 +^ Version/Model ^ What to press ^ What you then see ^
 +| NB4-SER-r0 |  Reset    | service LED red on |
 +| NB4-SER-r1 |  ?        |  ?  |
 +| NB4-SER-r2 |  Reset(([[http://www.neufbox4.org/wiki/index.php?title=Reflasher_un_firmware_:_m%C3%A9thode_flashimage.py#Flashage_de_la_neufbox4|neufbox4.org]] reports "Service + LED blue blinking" instead - this didn't work on my NB4-SER-r2.))    | service LED red on |
 +| NB4-FXC-r1 |  Reset    | service LED red on |
 +| NB4-FXC-r2 |  Service  | service LED blue blinking |
 +
 +
 +===== LEDs and buttons =====
 +All LEDs can be set through LuCI as well as switched on/off from the shell, for instance as
 +<code>
 +echo 1 > /sys/class/leds/NB4-SER-r2:white:adsl/brightness
 +</code>
 +
 +The "service" (top, with coloured LEDs), front (approximately on the logo), reset and wireless button can be used with hotplug (see [[doc/techref/hotplug|the related page]], section "Configuration"). [[http://pietrobattiston.it/lua_scripts_for_neufbox4|Here]] you can find a couple of scripts which will turn on and off all the white LEDs when the front button is pushed.

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