[kwlug-disc] Netgear WNDR3700, further details. [Was: Re: Fwd: [TLUG]: Dlink DIR-825 wireless router one-day sale $119.99]

Lori Paniak ldpaniak at fourpisolutions.com
Sat May 22 06:45:32 EDT 2010


This is your new Netgear, correct?

Why not use the latest firmware, Backfire?

http://downloads.openwrt.org/backfire/10.03/



On Sat, 2010-05-22 at 06:38 -0400, unsolicited wrote:
> Found telnetenable as per this thread:
> http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=58349 (found via a link
> from an openwrt message).
> 
> Telnetting in I get:
> 
> BusyBox v1.4.2 (2009-12-29 12:59:46 CST) Built-in shell (ash)
> Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.
> 
>    _______                     ________        __
>   |       |.-----.-----.-----.|  |  |  |.----.|  |_
>   |   -   ||  _  |  -__|     ||  |  |  ||   _||   _|
>   |_______||   __|_____|__|__||________||__|  |____|
>            |__| W I R E L E S S   F R E E D O M
>   KAMIKAZE (7.09) -----------------------------------
>    * 10 oz Vodka       Shake well with ice and strain
>    * 10 oz Triple sec  mixture into 10 shot glasses.
>    * 10 oz lime juice  Salute!
>   ---------------------------------------------------
> 
> FWIW
> 
> unsolicited wrote, On 05/21/2010 2:07 PM:
> > Either this is the one Khalid has been talking about since his first 
> > message, or I'm missing something.
> > 
> > My Netgear WNDR3700 arrived yesterday.
> > 
> > (List) References: 
> > http://astoria.ccjclearline.com/pipermail/kwlug-disc_kwlug.org/2010-May/004748.html 
> > 
> > [including openwrt / ddwrt]
> > 
> > 
> > Richard Weait wrote, On 05/21/2010 12:39 PM:
> >> Here's one for ya', unsolicited.
> >>
> >> ftp://ftp10.dlink.com/pdfs/products/DIR-825/DIR-825_ds.pdf
> >>
> >> Dual band N 5GHz and 2.4 GHz
> >> 4+ 1 gigabit ports
> >> 1 USB port
> >>
> >> 64M ram
> >>
> >> Be sure to get the "B1" revision.  This is apparently marked on the box.
> >>
> >> Reports in the wild of loading OpenWRT on this router.  The official
> >> hardware list has not been updated to reflect this.
> >> http://fetzig.org/2009/12/24/openwrt-on-the-d-link-dir-825/
> >>
> >>
> >> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> >> From: D. Hugh Redelmeier <hugh at mimosa.com>
> >> Date: Fri, May 21, 2010 at 11:18 AM
> >> Subject: [TLUG]: Dlink DIR-825 wireless router one-day sale $119.99
> >> To: tlug at ss.org
> >>
> >>
> >> Lennart has recommended this router.  It is certainly not the
> >> cheapest, but there is a one-day sale on it at Infonec:
> >> <http://www.infonec.ca/site/main.php?module=detail&id=437209>
> >>
> >> This appears to be about 10% less than the best other local price.
> >>
> >> I've enclosed one of Lennart's postings on this router.
> >>
> >> Before that, here's a bit from a later discussion.  64M in an
> >> off-the-shelf wireless router seems remarkable.  Invaluable if you intend
> >> to build custom firmware with an abnormal amount of software.
> >>
> >> | Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2010 15:25:06 -0500
> >> | From: Lennart Sorensen <lsorense at csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
> >> | Subject: Re: [TLUG]: Announcing OpenWrt/MLPPP - multilink firmware for
> >> |     consumer routers - Caneris & Acanac
> >> |
> >> | On Tue, Mar 02, 2010 at 01:53:03PM -0500, D. Hugh Redelmeier wrote:
> >> | > | From: Lennart Sorensen <lsorense at csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
> >> | >
> >> | > | Actually some DIR-825 rev B seem to have 64MB according to the 
> >> dd-wrt
> >> | > | developers.  Some have 32MB.  No one seems to know why this is.
> >> | >
> >> | > Nice!  It would be nice to know if you could some how tell before you
> >> | > buy.
> >> |
> >> | None that I know of.  It seems dlink considers them equivelant and it's
> >> | just a build variation.  Not sure if they need a different FCC id if
> >> | they change the ram like that, so perhaps there is a difference.
> >>
> >>
> >> On Wed, 28 Oct 2009, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> >>
> >> | Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 13:54:03 -0400
> >> | From: Lennart Sorensen <lsorense at csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
> >> | Reply-To: tlug at ss.org
> >> | To: tlug at ss.org
> >> | Subject: [TLUG]: New wireless router
> >> |
> >> | So two days ago, my WL-500gP suddenly decided to stop doing its job,
> >> | and after pwoer cycling it it no longer booted.
> >> |
> >> | Reflashing it seemed to get it booting again, but not for long, and I
> >> | then discovered the WAN port had turned into a LAN port on the switch,
> >> | which meant the switch chip was no longer being configuring correctly.
> >> |
> >> | So time for a new router.  After looking what was available at local
> >> | stores and researching them, I found out simultanious dual band routers
> >> | with 802.11n are actually getting affordable now, and some of them are
> >> | being worked on and will probably be supported by openwrt and the like
> >> | pretty soon.
> >> |
> >> | So I bought a D-Link DIR-825 rev B1 with 2.02NA firmware (all nicely
> >> | labeled on the outside of the box.  Linksys could learn something 
> >> here).
> >> | Very specificly NOT a rev A1 (which is apparently a piece of junk, with
> >> | totally different hardware and software inside).  The rev A uses an 
> >> ubicom
> >> | CPU (300MHz proprietary RISC chip), while the rev B uses a 680MHz 
> >> atheros
> >> | 7161 MIPS 24k CPU.  The rev B runs linux (the A does not apparently).
> >> | So with a 680MHz CPU and 64MB ram it is quite decent performance.
> >> | So far I am impressed.  The signal strength for the various wifi 
> >> enabled
> >> | machines in the house is much improved over the old router too.
> >> |
> >> | I really like the guest wifi feature.  I now have it running as:
> >> |
> >> | wifi5 - WPA2/AES 5GHz 802.11 a/n
> >> |
> >> | wifi24 - WPA2/AES 2.4GHz 802.11 b/g/n
> >> |
> >> | wifi24ds - WEP 128bit 2.4GHz 802.11 b/g guest (firewalled from the
> >> | other wifi and hence internet only access).  I run my Nintendo DS lite
> >> | on this now.  I never had it able to connect to the internet before
> >> | because it doesn't do WPA.
> >> |
> >> | The only issues with the default settings are a couple of misfeatures.
> >> | The QoS support by default tries to measure the upstream bandwidth to
> >> | decide how to configure the QoS support.  This takes a while, isn't 
> >> that
> >> | accurate and slows down boot time by a noticeable amount.  I turned
> >> | that off and set my 1Mbit upstream speed manually.  Boot time is now
> >> | much better and nicer.  The second misfeature, is a capcha at the login
> >> | screen in addition to the password.  That is totally stupid, not even
> >> | a well done capcha, and I turned that off too.  Everything else is 
> >> great.
> >> | Well the blue LEDs for the ports and power and such are awfully bright.
> >> | I made mine face the wall for now. Apparently blue means working and
> >> | amber means not yet working on this thing rather than red/green.
> >> |
> >> | So I would certainly recommend the DIR0825 rev B for anyone that wants
> >> | the everything in one and at the same time wifi router.  Once openwrt
> >> | and such hopefully one day runs on it, it will just get better.
> >> |
> >> | I also like the fact that the first thing you see when you open up the
> >> | box, is a printed copy of the GPL along with an offer of getting a disc
> >> | with the GPL parts of the code by writing them or sending an email.
> >> | You can also download it from the website ofcourse.  The CD with the
> >> | windows software also has a note on the back for Mac and Linux (both
> >> | listed explicitly) users telling them where on the CD to find the
> >> | documentation files.
> >> |
> >> | --
> >> | Len Sorensen
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