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kernel version

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Smoky, Jul 6, 2004.

  1. Smoky

    Smoky Network Guru Member

    what version is the kernel on a wrt54g v1 and is it possible to update it to lets say 2.6.7?
  2. mjn3

    mjn3 Network Guru Member

    Some old firmwares used 2.4.5. Current firmwares (linksys and third party) use (locally modified) versions of the broadcom 2.4.20 port for the bcm947xx boards.

    I have (unreleased) working ports of both 2.4.26 and 2.6.7. The last missing piece was modifying the wireless driver to work with 2.6.7, which I finished this weekend. This work was done in hopes of generating donations to a non-profit organization, and I'm still working out the details. I should have more information by the end of the week.

    On a related note, I believe all firmwares but OpenWRT are still using a version of uClibc (some mid 0.9.19-0.9.20 cvs checkout), which is approximately a year old. We have fixed a _lot_ of bugs since then. While there are complications (different versions of uClibc are not necessarily binary compatible) involving a couple of binary-only apps, those can be worked around.
  3. Smoky

    Smoky Network Guru Member

    Sorry for the late reply. I think its cool what you have done,but is there any way i can do this my self?
  4. mjn3

    mjn3 Network Guru Member

    How can I say? I know nothing of your C and mips asm programming skills.
  5. Smoky

    Smoky Network Guru Member

    so i take it that its not like updateing the kernel on a reguler linux install lol

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