Cisco valet m20 (wrt310n v2)

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by Psyklopz, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. Psyklopz

    Psyklopz Serious Server Member

    Hi, all

    I got my hands on a Cisco valet m20. Evidently, this is a rebranded wrt310n v2

    According to my searching, there is a dd-wrt build available for it. Initially I installed

    Anyway, evidently there is a known TomatoUSB build for it, and I attempted it and it worked:

    I usually use Toastman's mod and wanted to see if i could get it running. I couldn't find any info on anyone who had. Anyway, the limiting factor seems to be the 4mb flash.

    I wanted an openvpn client. Both of the first two firmwares I tired have it, but I wanted to see if any of Toastman's stuff worked.

    I actually did finally find a build that was small enough to fit:

    It's a bit older but it does the job.

    And an FYI, I also flashed one of shibby's with success, but his mini with openvpn was too big. But if you need ipv6, this will work:

    I currently have Toastman's on there and it's working fine. I also overclocked to 354mhz (up from 300) because crypto is so CPU intensive thru openvpn. So far so good. I have it in a cool basement, so that may help.

    It was $40, so I felt comfortable messing with it. I've been lucky not to brick it so far

    Anyway, this is just and FYI for everyone. If you run across this router, it'll work with the above builds. One nice advantage of this one is its a cheap N router with gigabit ports.
  2. vmixus

    vmixus Serious Server Member

    Recently, I was looking for something w/ VPN support for my wrt300n v1 and settled on Tomato Firmware v1.28.0023 Teaman-SDHC-VLAN-SNMP-PPTPD ND VPN, after considering some alternatives. Good to know there's a older toastman build that'll work too.
  3. Psyklopz

    Psyklopz Serious Server Member

    Hi. If you have a wrt310n v1, be a little careful

    According to this list:

    The CPU on the v1 model is listed as R1. I interpret this to mean that you need builds with MIPSR1 In the name. All the builds I tried have MIPSR2 since I have the equivalent of a v2 model of a wrt310n (listed as an R2 CPU in that list)

    Anyway, I could be reading that list wrong, but that's my impression.
  4. vmixus

    vmixus Serious Server Member

    Actually mine is a wrt300n v1 - so yea R1 would apply to me.
  5. Psyklopz

    Psyklopz Serious Server Member

    3748 kb is the largest firmware image I managed to flash on it. Again, the 4mb flash is the limiter here.

    Many builds (even new ones) are only a tad bigger than this. I suspect with a bit of work, some newer ones could be pared down in size.

    The CSS themes have images that could be removed, that sort of thing
  6. quinezhu

    quinezhu Addicted to LI Member

    Does tomato-K26-1.28.7483.3MIPSR2-Toastman-RT-VPN include the function of VLAN & Guest SSID? I've been using tomato-K26-1.28.9054MIPSR2-beta-vpn3.6 on M20 for nearly one year and a half. It works well except for no VLAN & Guest SSID.

    I'm thinking whether to try tomato-ND-1.28.0025Teaman-VLAN-SNMP-PPTPD-VPN.trx (3,296KB) or tomato-K26-1.28.RT-MIPSR2-116-MiniVPN (3,864KB, from Shibby).
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2014
  7. Psyklopz

    Psyklopz Serious Server Member

    tomato-K26-1.28.7483.3MIPSR2-Toastman-RT-VPN does not have VLAN.

    Anything under 3748 KB seemed to work for me As long as it's MIPSR2.
  8. quinezhu

    quinezhu Addicted to LI Member

    I tested shibby's mod and it is a little bit bigger for M20's 4M flash. Then Teaman's one, but it bricked my M20. :( I am going to try itag cable to save it.
  9. vmixus

    vmixus Serious Server Member

  10. quinezhu

    quinezhu Addicted to LI Member

    THX. But unfortunately the instructions of WRT310N didn't work on my M20. Neither the JTAG cable cause the jtag program didn't recognize the chip on router. Finally I have to try a USB to TTL (3.3vdc) converter and it works. :)
  11. quinezhu

    quinezhu Addicted to LI Member

    I've got tomato-K26-1.28.RT-MIPSR2-107-MiniVPN.trx (3748KB) flashed into M20 and it works. :)
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