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ZyXEL NBG6817

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Also known as ZyXEL Armor Z2 AC2600. The hardware is very similar to the ZyXEL NBG6816 (Armor Z1), but uses an all QCA IPQ8065 design (SOC and wlan) instead.

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Supported Versions

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Experimental Versions

None at this time.

Hardware Highlights

ModelVersionSoC CPU MHzFlash MBRAM MBWLAN HardwareWLAN2.4WLAN5.0100M portsGbit portsModemUSB
NBG6817IPQ80651700¿512QCA9984b/g/na/n/ac-5No1x 2.0, 1x 3.0

Installation

Flash Layout

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Please check out the article Flash layout. It contains examples and explanations that describe how to document the flash layout.

4 MB SPI-NOR (OEM partitioning):

# cat /proc/mtd 
dev:    size   erasesize  name
mtd0: 000c0000 00010000 "SBL"
mtd1: 00040000 00010000 "TZ"
mtd2: 00040000 00010000 "RPM"
mtd3: 00080000 00010000 "u-boot"
mtd4: 00010000 00010000 "env"
mtd5: 00010000 00010000 "ART"
mtd6: 00010000 00010000 "dualflag"
mtd7: 00210000 00010000 "reserved"

4 MB SPI-NOR (LEDE partitioning):

# cat /proc/mtd 
dev:    size   erasesize  name
mtd0: 00020000 00010000 "0:SBL1"
mtd1: 00020000 00010000 "0:MIBIB"
mtd2: 00020000 00010000 "0:SBL2"
mtd3: 00040000 00010000 "0:SBL3"
mtd4: 00010000 00010000 "0:DDRCONFIG"
mtd5: 00010000 00010000 "0:SSD"
mtd6: 00040000 00010000 "0:TZ"
mtd7: 00040000 00010000 "0:RPM"
mtd8: 00080000 00010000 "0:APPSBL"
mtd9: 00010000 00010000 "0:APPSBLENV"
mtd10: 00010000 00010000 "0:ART"
mtd11: 00010000 00010000 "0:DUAL_FLAG"
mtd12: 00210000 00010000 "0:RESERVED"

4 GB internal eMMC:

# gdisk -l /dev/mmcblk0
GPT fdisk (gdisk) version 1.0.3

Partition table scan:
  MBR: protective
  BSD: not present
  APM: not present
  GPT: present

Found valid GPT with protective MBR; using GPT.
Disk /dev/mmcblk0: 7471104 sectors, 3.6 GiB
Sector size (logical): 512 bytes
Disk identifier (GUID): XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX
Partition table holds up to 12 entries
Main partition table begins at sector 2 and ends at sector 4
First usable sector is 34, last usable sector is 7471070
Partitions will be aligned on 2-sector boundaries
Total free space is 1 sectors (512 bytes)

Number  Start (sector)    End (sector)  Size       Code  Name
   1              34            8225   4.0 MiB     FFFF  rootfs_data
   2            8226           16417   4.0 MiB     FFFF  romd
   3           16418           18465   1024.0 KiB  FFFF  header
   4           18466           26657   4.0 MiB     FFFF  kernel
   5           26658          157729   64.0 MiB    FFFF  rootfs
   6          157730          159777   1024.0 KiB  FFFF  header_1
   7          159778          167969   4.0 MiB     FFFF  kernel_1
   8          167970          299041   64.0 MiB    FFFF  rootfs_1
   9          299042          823329   256.0 MiB   FFFF  bu1
  10          823330         7471069   3.2 GiB     FFFF  bu2

OEM easy installation

Telnet and/ or SSH can be enabled in the OEM firmware, this allows flashing LEDE from the shell.

# printf "\xff" >/dev/mtdblock6   #warning, only do this from the OEM firmware!
# cat /tmp/openwrt-ipq806x-NBG6817-squashfs-mmcblk0p4-kernel.bin >/dev/mmcblk0p4
# cat /tmp/openwrt-ipq806x-NBG6817-squashfs-mmcblk0p5-rootfs.bin >/dev/mmcblk0p5
# sync
# reboot -f

OEM installation using the TFTP method

Specific values needed for tftp

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Bootloader tftp server IPv4 address FILL-IN
Bootloader MAC address (special) FILL-IN
Firmware tftp image Latest OpenWrt release (NOTE: Name must contain "tftp")
TFTP transfer window FILL-IN seconds
TFTP window start approximately FILL-IN seconds after power on
TFTP client required IP address FILL-IN

Upgrading OpenWrt

generic.sysupgrade

LuCI Web Upgrade Process

Terminal Upgrade Process

If you don't have a GUI (LuCI) available, you can alternatively upgrade via the command line. There are two command line methods for upgrading:

  • sysupgrade

Note: It is important that you put the firmware image into the ramdisk (/tmp) before you start flashing.

sysupgrade

  • Login as root via SSH on 192.168.1.1, then enter the following commands:

cd /tmp
wget https://downloads.lede-project.org/snapshots/targets/ipq806x/generic/openwrt-ipq806x-NBG6817-squashfs-sysupgrade.tar
sysupgrade /tmp/openwrt-ipq806x-NBG6817-squashfs-sysupgrade.tar

Debricking

Failsafe mode

Basic configuration

Basic configuration After flashing, proceed with this.
Set up your Internet connection, configure wireless, configure USB port, etc.

Specific Configuration

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Network interfaces

The default network configuration is:

Interface Name Description Default configuration
br-lan EXAMPLE LAN & WiFi EXAMPLE 192.168.1.1/24
vlan0 (eth0.0) EXAMPLE LAN ports (1 to 4) EXAMPLE None
vlan1 (eth0.1) EXAMPLE WAN port EXAMPLE DHCP
wl0 EXAMPLE WiFi EXAMPLE Disabled

Switch Ports (for VLANs)

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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.

Port Switch port
Internet (WAN) EXAMPLE 4
LAN 1 EXAMPLE 3
LAN 2 EXAMPLE 2
LAN 3 EXAMPLE 1
LAN 4 EXAMPLE 0

Buttons

hardware.button on howto use and configure the hardware button(s). Here, we merely name the buttons, so we can use them in the above Howto.

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The ZyXEL NBG6817 has the following buttons:

BUTTON Event
EXAMPLE Reset reset
EXAMPLE Secure Easy Setup ses
EXAMPLE No buttons at all. -

Hardware

Info

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Nothing.

Photos

Front:
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Back:
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Backside label:
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Opening the case

Note: This will void your warranty!

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  • To remove the cover and open the device, do a/b/c

Main PCB:
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Serial

port.serial general information about the serial port, serial port cable, etc.

How to connect to the Serial Port of this specific device:
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Serial connection parameters
for ZyXEL NBG6817 @@Version@@
EXAMPLE 115200, 8N1

JTAG

port.jtag general information about the JTAG port, JTAG cable, etc.

How to connect to the JTAG Port of this specific device:
Insert photo of PCB with markings for JTAG port

Bootloader mods

Hardware mods

None so far.

Bootlogs

OEM bootlog

COPY HERE THE BOOTLOG WITH THE ORIGINAL FIRMWARE


OpenWrt bootlog

COPY HERE THE BOOTLOG ONCE OPENWRT IS INSTALLED AND RUNNING


Notes

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Tags

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toh/zyxel/nbg6817.txt · Last modified: 2017/12/21 07:04 by slh