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New WRT54GL ver 1.1 with serial beginning from CF7C and Tomato

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Pawel35, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. Pawel35

    Pawel35 LI Guru Member

    My new WRT54GL ver. 1.1 has serial number beginning from CF7C (not like previous CF7A and CF7B).

    Does anybody has experience with uploading Tomato on this new WRT54GL ver.1.1 router?
  2. roadkill

    roadkill Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    I'm buying these all the time and I haven't seen CF7C...
    I think you can safely burn Tomato on it since the boot loader is PROBABLY the same.
  3. Pawel35

    Pawel35 LI Guru Member

    Found on OpenWRT wiki

    Difference between them is the Flash memory chip supplier CF7B - Intel and CF7C - Samsung

    source on OpenWRT wiki:

    They mention about version 1.2 of WRT54GL
  4. szfong

    szfong Network Guru Member

    Does it use the bcm5352 or the bcm5354? The newer WRT54G routers are starting to use the bcm5354 and tomato may not be compatible.
  5. Pawel35

    Pawel35 LI Guru Member

    WRT54GL not WRT54G

    I know about WRT54G ver 5 and up, but we are talking about WRT54GL (ver 1 and 1.1). They are the same as a WRT54G ver. 4 and should be Tomato compatible.
  6. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    that link now does not include any mention of samsung flash chip. if you google it and click on the cahced veruon it will show the samang details, but I suspect this was only changed due to supply issues or price. what I dont understand is why was it amended not to show anything about the flash chip?
  7. Pawel35

    Pawel35 LI Guru Member

    Toxic you are correct

    when I was checking earlier it was mentioned, but not anymore. I still looking for details. I will also write to Linksys with question.
  8. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    If Linksys haven't change the version number - WRT54GL v1.1 I doubt they changed the firmware, just some minor detail - what version firmware was it shipped with?
  9. Pawel35

    Pawel35 LI Guru Member

    Firmware version is 4.30.11

    That is firmware for all ver 1 and ver 1.1 of WRT54GL. As I was mentioning before I found info that flash chip is Samsung for my version of WRT54GL (SN: CF7C). For both previous was Intel.

    I do not want to open my router to not void warranty, so I am searching still
  10. Pawel35

    Pawel35 LI Guru Member

    WRT54GL v1.1 with SN: CF7C + Tomato 1.11 is working

    Hello everybody,
    Finally I upgrade my WRT54GL with Tomato today. So if anybody get WRT54GL with serial number beginning with CF7C, Tomato is working.
  11. Sunspark

    Sunspark LI Guru Member

    Well I bought a <b>C7FC</b> serial WRT54GL 1.1 today to replace my bricked WR850G until I restore it at some future date. It was a hard choice, the store also had the Asus WL-500 G Premium also for about the same price, but I went with the WRT despite the Asus having USB ports and a faster CPU/more ram, because I really did want something 'stable'. I don't need an extra bit of trim if it means I'm going to have a bit of glitchiness here and there. Stable router matters to me, and Tomato is built off the GL code from Linksys. So, all good right?

    So some of you are wondering about the stuff inside it, so I looked around.

    from dmesg:

    CPU: BCM5352 rev 0 at 200 MHz

    # cat /proc/cpuinfo
    system type : Broadcom BCM947XX
    processor : 0
    cpu model : BCM3302 V0.8
    BogoMIPS : 199.47
    wait instruction : no
    microsecond timers : yes
    tlb_entries : 32
    extra interrupt vector : no
    hardware watchpoint : no
    VCED exceptions : not available
    VCEI exceptions : not available
    unaligned_instructions : 1
    dcache hits : 2673840125
    dcache misses : 3757437940
    icache hits : 954661623
    icache misses : 276287485
    instructions : 0

    I think this might be the flash you guys were talking about also, unless I am looking at the wrong thing in dmesg:
    Amd/Fujitsu Extended Query Table v3.3 at 0x0040

    I also reset the thing to factory defaults both in Linksys and then installed tomato, did a nvram show and saved that. Then I reset it to factory defaults in tomato to clear out the crud and checked the macs.. it's interesting what I see..

    On my old router it was pretty straightforward, lan, wan and wl macaddr would have the same corresponding # in hwaddr. So et0 & lan = *:A1 for example.

    But on this wrt54 there is a difference.. the 3 hwaddr's are all correct. The et0 macaddr is correct. But there is no et1 macaddr for the wan at all. the il0 macaddr is different from the wl hwaddr. I don't know what this means. Shouldn't everything match 1:1 like my old router?

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