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toh:wd:n600 [2014/08/21 00:43]
subverciff Added heading for device specific terminology - ART=radiocfg
toh:wd:n600 [2016/05/07 13:56] (current)
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 +====== Western Digital N600 ======
 +**Manufacturer Link**: http://​​en/​products/​products.aspx?​id=730\\ ​
 +**GPL Source code**: http://​​product/​download.asp?​groupid=1701&​sid=177&​lang=en
 +Supported in OpenWRT version: [[http://​​snapshots/​trunk/​ar71xx/​|BARRIER BREAKER (Bleeding Edge, r38181)]] onwards.
 +** Device Specific Terminology **\\ 
 +On at least some WD N600 devices the ART-partition is named "​radiocfg"​ in /proc/mtd. (knowing this could save you some time and/or allow proper pre-configuration backup.)\\
 +===== Hardware Highlights =====
 +---- datatable ----
 +cols    : Model, Platform, CPU MHz, Flash MB_mbflashs,​ RAM MB_mbram, WLAN Hardware, WLAN 2.4Ghz, WLAN 5.0Ghz, Ethernet 100M ports_, Ethernet Gbit ports_, USB ports_
 +header ​ : Model,​SoC,​CPU MHz,Flash MB,RAM MB,WLAN Hardware,​WLAN2.4,​WLAN5.0,​100M ports,Gbit ports,USB
 +align   : c,​c,​c,​c,​c,​c,​c,​c,​c,​c,​c
 +filter ​ : Brand=Western Digital
 +filter ​ : Model=My Net N600
 +===== Installing OpenWRT =====
 +There are 3 methods. ​ With newer versions of OpenWRT, it's likely only method 3 will work.
 +**Method 1**\\
 +1) Download the file [[https://​​latest/​ar71xx/​generic/​openwrt-15.05-ar71xx-generic-mynet-n600-squashfs-factory.bin|openwrt-ar71xx-generic-mynet-n600-squashfs-factory.bin]]\\
 +2) Configure your computers IP address to and connect to a LAN port in the router.\\
 +3) Turn the router off.\\
 +4) Using a paperclip, press and hold the reset button on the bottom of the router and turn it on. Hold the reset button for at least 15 seconds. Wait until the power light on the front is slowly flashing on and off.\\
 +5) On your computer, visit http://​ NOTE: You will not be able to ping this address.\\
 +6) Upload the file openwrt-ar71xx-generic-mynet-n600-squashfs-factory.bin as downloaded earlier.\\
 +7) The router will now flash OpenWRT. This will take a couple of minutes to achieve. You can ping and watch for ping replies to see when your router has rebooted into OpenWRT.\\
 +**Method 2**\\
 +1) Visit the administration page on the router (http://​192.168.x.x) and login.\\
 +2) Enter the following URL: http://​192.168.x.x/​telnet.php\\
 +3) Enable telnetd, click save.\\
 +4) Log in with username "​Alphanetworks",​ password "​wrgnd16_wd_db600"​\\
 +5) Use wget to copy in the *factory.bin file\\
 +6) Call fwupdater -i *factory.bin \\
 +7) Ignore the failure message at the end of the upgrade, just reboot \\
 +8) Enjoy!\\
 +**Method 3**\\
 +1) Follow method 1, but instead of uploading OpenWRT use Gargoyle. Download ''​gargoyle_1.9.0-ar71xx-generic-mynet-n600-squashfs-factory.bin''​ from the [[https://​​download.php|Gargoyle downloads page]]. \\
 +2) Once Gargoyle is flashed and the router is rebooted, go to and update the firmware with ''​openwrt-15.05.1-ar71xx-generic-mynet-n600-squashfs-**sysupgrade**.bin''​ from [[https://​​latest/​ar71xx/​generic/​|OpenWRT downloads]]. \\
 +3) After OpenWRT is finished flashing, log into the router by SSHing into root@ \\
 +===== Hardware =====
 +==== Info ====
 +|Name|Western Digital My Net N600|
 +|Wifi Supported|802.11 abgn|
 +|CPU|Atheros AR9344|
 +|Onboard RAM|128Mb|
 +|Wifi #1|AR9344|
 +|Wifi #2|AR9382|
 +|USB Ports|1|
 +|LAN Ethernet|4 x 10/100|
 +|WAN Ethernet|1 x 10/100|
 +==== Photos =====
 +**Pictures**\\ ​
 +Top of mainboard:​\\ ​
 +Bottom of mainboard:​\\ ​
 +There seems to be a 5 x pin header and a 14 pin (not connected) test connector on the mainboard.
 +14 pin header:​\\ ​
 +Looking under the main '​can',​ the CPU is:\\ 
 +Next to that, there'​s what looks to be 2 x RAM chips:​\\ ​
 +ASH1 -2.58
 +P127W02 201''​
 +Under the second smaller '​can',​ I see another Atheros Chip:​\\ ​
 +==== Serial Port ====
 +The UART is accessable via JP1 (which already has a header connected!). You will need a TTL to RS232 (ie a MAX232 circuit) to utilise this. See picture further down. The pinout is:\\
 +''​[TxD] [GND] [3.3v] ​     [RxD]''​\\
 +'' ​                        ​JP1''​
 +JP1 - UART serial header:​\\ ​
 +===== Tags =====
 +[[meta:​tags|How to add tags]]
 +{{tag>​AR9344 2WNIC 5Port USB 802.11bgn ath9k 802.11abgn_simultan InternalAntenna 128RAM MIPS}}