[MLB-WIRELESS] Alternative firmware for Realtek 8186 and Ralink 305x SoCs
mclennan at internode.on.net
Fri Nov 18 12:05:35 EST 2011
I'v had success installing dd-wrt onto a rarlink 3052 based generic
Chinese AP MIMO units( JCG-JIR-N615R model using initially ralink's
default firmware at the time). My write up is located at :
Cheers : Greg
On 30/03/2011 11:08 AM, Jason Hecker wrote:
> On 28 March 2011 19:29, Tim Rogers <securistoremelbourne at gmail.com
> <mailto:securistoremelbourne at gmail.com>> wrote:
> On 28/03/2011 3:42 PM, Jason Hecker wrote:
>> I have recently come across a Russian based site that supports
>> alternative open source firmware for the venerable Realtek 8186
>> chip and newer and very cheap Ralink 305x SoCs. I have a Minitar
>> MWGAP which I will try the 8186 firmware out on later this week
>> as I am still using it in client mode for a PC but it's pretty
>> unreliable (needs a power cycle veryday as it stops talking to
>> the AP). I have also tried the Ralink firmware on an OEM
>> 802.11bgn 2.4GHz AP/router with success.
>> Either way both chips have current and working source code
>> available for hacking as well as binary blobs to install. Just
>> use translate.google.com <http://translate.google.com> to
>> understand the site.
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> I would be very interested to hear the results. I think this
> device has a lot of potential as it seems to have quite high
> ouput. I have been mucking around with the MWGAP as well. I will
> try this myself anyway. Thanks for the info.
> I have just installed the wive.bin file onto my MWGAP with success
> using the web based firmware upgrade option. I thought I had bricked
> it as it doesn't respond to pings but sshing in to 18.104.22.168
> brought it to life. There is no web page, just ssh and a simple text
> menu with vi based editing. Now to work out what the fsck it all
> means! Finally, after all these years I have alternative firmware for
> my old MWGAP! Are you there Serialmonkey?
> So I can safely say that the RA3052 firmware and RTL8186 firmware from
> the above site does indeed work! I guess it's an alternative to using
> dd-wrt - and there is source for both too. Apparently for RA3052
> devices dd-wrt doesn't use the hardware IP accelerator but the wive
> formwire does.
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