Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by FattysGoneWild, Feb 4, 2011.
Anyone have this router and it running with Tomato?
Not supported yet
maybe in the near future!
Photos and information:
- CPU: Broadcom BCM4718 @ 480 MHz
- Switch: Broadcom BCM53115
- RAM: 64 MB
- Flash: 16 MB
- 2.4 GHz: uses the internal radio of the BCM4718 - with two SiGe 2528L 2.4 GHz power amps max output 250mW 2x3 MIMO (same power amplifier chips as the WRT54GL)
- 5 GHz: Broadcom BCM4331 Intensi-fi Single-Chip 802.11n Transceiver 3x3 MIMO using 3x SE2594L complete front end modules - rated at max output 125mW. This chip also has a 2.4GHz section which is unused.
http://www.sige.com/files/SE2594L Datasheet Rev 1p3.pdf
They have tried to do the best they can as regards spacing with the rather small internal antennas, which appear to be horizontally mounted dipoles for 5GHz and short loaded dipoles for 2.4GHz. There are onboard connectors for 5GHz but the 2.4GHz antennas are soldered to the PCB in these photos. J18 and J19 are probably intended for OEM test connectors.
The PCB hardware looks rather nicely done, but shame about the antennas.
The advertising for these routers actually has the gall to describe these feeble shortened antennas as "High Power" antennas. This is total marketing bullshit. Please be informed that they are nowhere near as good as an external detachable antenna as on most other makes of router.