USB and WRT54G v2

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Synthetic, May 3, 2004.

  1. Synthetic

    Synthetic Network Guru Member

    As far as I know version 2 of the WRT54G uses the newer BCM4712 Chip. Features of this chip are described here.

    My first question is: Which USB version is it? (1.1 or 2.0)

    My second question is: Is there any possible known way to get USB working on this chip? (Doesn't matter if soldering is required, even if parts besides the port itself have to be added it might be worth a try.)

    I heard of the possibility to add Serial Ports, but USB would bring far more possibilities. :)
  2. rwhitby

    rwhitby Network Guru Member

    It's only USB 1.1

    I've been looking for a way to enable it for a while (I did the dual serial port mod), but have not heard anything. I believe that it is multiplexed on the chip pins with other functions, so it may not even be available on the pins, let alone accessible to solder onto.

    -- Rod
  3. jdepew

    jdepew Administrator Staff Member Member

    Rod, if there's anyone who's going to figure it out, I'm pretty sure its going to be you - we look forward to it ;-)
  4. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Well I've given up looking for USB on my hardware, so don't hold your breath :)

    I'll do a complete hardware upgrade when I find a wireless router with the same ram and flash sizes as the WRT54GS, the same open source code as the Linksys range, the same support as Sveasoft, the same internal access to dual serial ports as the v2 or GS, and a USB 2.0 port to boot.

    Until then, I've finished modding the hardware on my GS.

    -- Rod
  5. rwhitby

    rwhitby Network Guru Member

    Yes, I did write that - don't know why I was suddenly logged out and didn't notice it before posting.

    -- Rod
  6. Synthetic

    Synthetic Network Guru Member

    Thanks for the fast replies. If it's only USB 1.1 it would not be very funny to access a Mass Storage > 1 GB I think. :wink:
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