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Netgear R6400 ARMv7 Processor rev 0 (v7l)

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by mariopeter, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. mariopeter

    mariopeter New Member Member

    Hat Netgear R6400 neue CPU?? Anzeige ARMv7 Processor rev 0 (v7l)
    Welche Tomato Software?
     
  2. ruggerof

    ruggerof LI Guru Member

    In English please.
     
  3. pomidor1

    pomidor1 Reformed Router Member

    http://tomato.groov.pl/download/K26ARM/Netgear R-series initial files/tomato-R6400-initial.chk

    the genie you load inital then load a file trx tomato
    proposes versions 138.12 versions AIO ie to the latest amendments to @ kille72
    https://mega.nz/#F!bAcVXCSY!DgPc0zfhunujKblc1qsQ0w
    192.168.1.1 login page admin: admin
    if he did not want to load (usually is) home page tomato doing reset 30/30/30 and sometimes twice. Alternatively, you press and hold the WPS five seconds during startup.
    How you will configure the router , visit tab adwanced / msicell ... and select the CTF he will kick speed WAN - sometimes causes problems QOS - why it is disabled by default.
    Back to OFW also through the file back to OFW
    http://update.groov.pl/r6400/
     
  4. mariopeter

    mariopeter New Member Member

    Great information!!! Thanks!!!

    I asked is in my new R6400 a new CPU. Its show me ARMV7?
    by Shibby .... My command box is with the Shibby software not working.

    Now i will try the software above.
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2017
  5. cobrax2

    cobrax2 Reformed Router Member

    hey guys, i have bought a 6400 and i got a r6400v2
    i cant flash with 6400
    help
     
  6. pomidor1

    pomidor1 Reformed Router Member

    The hard thing about the wiki does not exist.
    What is different from r6400v1, I do not think long it will not be tomato it, better get rid of it and buy r6400v1 or R7000
     
  7. cobrax2

    cobrax2 Reformed Router Member

    yes, i know that the wiki does not exist... :(
    how can i find out if the hardware is right?
     
  8. cobrax2

    cobrax2 Reformed Router Member

  9. cobrax2

    cobrax2 Reformed Router Member

    and from what i see the processors are the same as for v1
     
  10. pomidor1

    pomidor1 Reformed Router Member

    You need to know where to find the hardware,

    I have not met her and I am curious what is different from rev 1

    If you would like to risk it, you can try to change the id board

    Analogous to the R7300 and R7000

    You would have to give the komend
    Burnboardid U12H332T00_NETGEAR
    Being in telnet service mode

    These operations are very risky and it is better to have a service cable in reserve to resuscitate the router
     
  11. cobrax2

    cobrax2 Reformed Router Member

    how can i go in telnet service mode?
     
  12. pomidor1

    pomidor1 Reformed Router Member

    http://192.168.1.1/debug.htm and put "enable telnet"
    In windows you need to unlock the telnet client in the control panel
    in cmd " telnet 192.168.1.1"
     
  13. cobrax2

    cobrax2 Reformed Router Member

    well i'm in telnet mode :)
    but i'm afraid to do what you said, i don't have such a cable, and the router is new, warranty and such
     
  14. pomidor1

    pomidor1 Reformed Router Member

    Do not know the difference in hardware, do not have cable, in my opinion it is not worth risking - return give it and buy R7000 - r6400 has a problem with wifi 2.4 performance in tomato (asus driver is not the best for him)
     
  15. cobrax2

    cobrax2 Reformed Router Member

    :( R7000 costs much more here
     
  16. Elfew

    Elfew LI Guru Member

    Then buy ASUS
     
  17. cobrax2

    cobrax2 Reformed Router Member

    lol
    the device is bought, i have to live with it.
    so nobody knows anything about it? is it that new?
     
  18. bjlockie

    bjlockie LI Guru Member

  19. cobrax2

    cobrax2 Reformed Router Member

    im a bit afraid as i dont have a way to unbrick it if something goes south
    nobody seems to have flashed it yet
    hmm
     
  20. cobrax2

    cobrax2 Reformed Router Member

    ok, i've bought a serial cable so i will probably be able to repair if something goes wrong
    if i go to telnet mode and do Burnboardid U12H332T00_NETGEAR it will identify as 6400v1?
    how do i get back, if not?
    thanks
     
  21. bjlockie

    bjlockie LI Guru Member

    I would ask Netgear the hardware specs.

    I think you're pretty safe since dd-wrt is an official release.
    I had a router before that was unsupported by tomato or openwrt but I had no desire to install the (working) dd-wrt build.
    I was willing to wait a few years to buy a router that could run tomato.
    It depends on your needs.

    I have no idea how to recover a bricked router, if it doesn't flash from the GUI, I don't use it.
     
  22. bjlockie

    bjlockie LI Guru Member

  23. pomidor1

    pomidor1 Reformed Router Member

  24. cobrax2

    cobrax2 Reformed Router Member

    Code:
    
    BusyBox v1.7.2 (2017-05-09 20:29:07 CST) built-in shell (ash)
    Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.
    
    # routerinfo
    Release version : 802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Router R6400v2
                      U12H332T20/V1.0.2.32/1.0.20
               Time : May 10 2017 08:44:01
        CFE version : v1.0.4
    WSC PIN - x
    LAN mac address - x
    WAN mac address - x
    WLAN_G mac address - x
    WLAN_N mac address - x
    Board ID - U12H332T20_NETGEAR
    serial number - x
    SSID - x
    SSID_5G - x-5G
    Passphrase - x
    Passphrase_5G - x
    region_num - 0x0002
    sku_name - WW
    language - English
    wl_region - 5
    timezone - 0
    #
    #
    

    thanks
    so that's that, T00 is replaced with T20

    i dont know if ddwrt is an official build, i haven't found it in the ddwrt forums, only on that open forum
    and yes, i'd love to have tomato on it, i always had tomato on routers, i searched a lot until i chose r6400 as it had support. but got this v2 crap lol
    will try to flash ddwrt and see what happens, maybe i can gather some info about it that will help
    @Toastman
    or
    @shibby20 to support it
     
  25. pomidor1

    pomidor1 Reformed Router Member

    What is the processor 800 or 1000?
     
  26. cobrax2

    cobrax2 Reformed Router Member

    how can i find out?
     
  27. cobrax2

    cobrax2 Reformed Router Member

    Code:
    # cat cpuinfo
    Processor       : ARMv7 Processor rev 0 (v7l)
    processor       : 0
    BogoMIPS        : 1998.84
    
    processor       : 1
    BogoMIPS        : 1992.29
    
    Features        : swp half thumb fastmult edsp
    CPU implementer : 0x41
    CPU architecture: 7
    CPU variant     : 0x3
    CPU part        : 0xc09
    CPU revision    : 0
    
    Hardware        : Northstar Prototype
    Revision        : 0000
    Serial          : 0000000000000000
    
    
    i like that "prototype" thing lol

    nvram get clkfreq returns 1000
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2017
  28. pomidor1

    pomidor1 Reformed Router Member

    On the Polish openlinksys forum Shibby once said:
    For comparison with R7000
    Cat / proc / cpuinfo
    Processor: ARMv7 Processor rev 0 (v7l)
    Processor: 0
    BogoMIPS: 1998.84

    Processor: 1
    BogoMIPS: 1992.29

    Cpu MHz: 1992
    Features: swp half thumb fastmult edsp
    CPU implementer: 0x41
    CPU architecture: 7
    CPU variant: 0x3
    CPU part: 0xc09
    CPU revision: 0

    Hardware: Northstar Prototype
    Revision: 0000
    Serial: 0000000000000000


    Maybe asus created ac66u-b1 (same as ac68u) and netgear r6400v2 was the same as R7000
    https://openlinksys.info/forum/viewthread.php?thread_id=11624&pid=135863#post_135757
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2017
  29. cobrax2

    cobrax2 Reformed Router Member

    might that mean that i have a R7000? lol
    what else can i do to verify this?
     
  30. cobrax2

    cobrax2 Reformed Router Member

    i read cpuinfo on my R7000 (i have one) and it is indeed the same info
    but i dont think this is enough to conclude that it is the same router, right? so what else can i do?
    thanks
     
  31. pomidor1

    pomidor1 Reformed Router Member

    ac68u have tomato , ac66u_b1 not have
     
  32. cobrax2

    cobrax2 Reformed Router Member

    hmm the internal photos on fccid look nothing alike :(
     
  33. bjlockie

    bjlockie LI Guru Member

    My asus RT-AC56U

    # cat /proc/cpuinfo
    Processor : ARMv7 Processor rev 0 (v7l)
    processor : 0
    BogoMIPS : 1599.07

    processor : 1
    BogoMIPS : 1595.80

    Features : swp half thumb fastmult edsp
    CPU implementer : 0x41
    CPU architecture: 7
    CPU variant : 0x3
    CPU part : 0xc09
    CPU revision : 0

    Hardware : Northstar Prototype
    Revision : 0000
    Serial : 0000000000000000
     
  34. cobrax2

    cobrax2 Reformed Router Member

    :( the same except the frequency
    so there is no way of knowing the hardware inside the 6400v2?
     
  35. bjlockie

    bjlockie LI Guru Member

    I don't know anything about Netgear firmware.
    Can you ssh to the router?
     
  36. bjlockie

    bjlockie LI Guru Member

    I don't think you can ssh to it.
    I would risk the dd-wrt build. :)
    At least then you could find out the hardware.
     
  37. bjlockie

    bjlockie LI Guru Member

    Can you post some photos of the internals of your router (preferably with the metal covers over the chips off)?
     
  38. cobrax2

    cobrax2 Reformed Router Member

    well, it's sealed,, as it's brand new, warranty and such. id like to only open it only if i brick it :)
     
  39. bjlockie

    bjlockie LI Guru Member

    Lowest risk is to use factory firmware.
    Low risk is to use that dd-wrt build but it looks like you may be the first person.
    I think that router is very similar to another router. :)
     
  40. tvlz

    tvlz Addicted to LI Member

    Could you post the board info for the 6400v2

    nvram show |grep board
     
  41. cobrax2

    cobrax2 Reformed Router Member

    # nvram show |grep board
    boardrev=0x1601
    pci/2/1/boardflags=0x30000000
    boardtype=0x0646
    pci/1/1/boardflags=0x80001a00
    pci/1/1/boardvendor=0x14e4
    boardflags2=0x0
    board_id=U12H332T20_NETGEAR
    size: 36946 bytes (94126 left)
    pci/1/1/boardflags2=0x00108000
    boardflags=0x110
    pci/2/1/boardvendor=0x14e4
    pci/2/1/boardflags2=0x300002
    pci/2/1/boardflags3=0x0
    boardnum=32
     
  42. cobrax2

    cobrax2 Reformed Router Member

    definitely not R7000, on the R7000 it gives other info
     
  43. bjlockie

    bjlockie LI Guru Member

    Did you flash something to get that or the Netgear firmware lets you in to a command line?
     
  44. cobrax2

    cobrax2 Reformed Router Member

    netgear firmware in debug mode through telnet
     
  45. bjlockie

    bjlockie LI Guru Member

    Can you tell what OS it is running?
     
  46. cobrax2

    cobrax2 Reformed Router Member

    if you tell me what command to write :) i have no idea
     
  47. tvlz

    tvlz Addicted to LI Member

    NO Tomato Support until/IF the SDK is updated to support the BCM4708co chipset.
    Nothing can be done for 6400v2 & new routers with the BCM4708co chipset.
     
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  48. bjlockie

    bjlockie LI Guru Member

    Does uname work?
     
  49. cobrax2

    cobrax2 Reformed Router Member

    it returns "linux" :)
     
  50. cobrax2

    cobrax2 Reformed Router Member

    there is no other router with this cpu?
    by experience, does it take long to get to this sdk?
    thanks
     
  51. Elfew

    Elfew LI Guru Member

    For now there is no ETA (even nobody who is working on that) :( Unfortunately... I hope that @shibby20 will bring support sooner than later.
     
  52. bjlockie

    bjlockie LI Guru Member

    Try uname -a
     
  53. cobrax2

    cobrax2 Reformed Router Member

    Linux R6 2.6.36.4brcmarm+ #17 SMP PREEMPT Tue May 9 19:47:41 CST 2017 armv7l unknown
     
  54. Sean B.

    Sean B. Addicted to LI Member

    My RT-AC68P :

    Code:
    root@Storage:/proc# cat cpuinfo
    Processor       : ARMv7 Processor rev 0 (v7l)
    processor       : 0
    BogoMIPS        : 1998.84
    
    processor       : 1
    BogoMIPS        : 1998.84
    
    Features        : swp half thumb fastmult edsp
    CPU implementer : 0x41
    CPU architecture: 7
    CPU variant     : 0x3
    CPU part        : 0xc09
    CPU revision    : 0
    
    Hardware        : Northstar Prototype
    Revision        : 0000
    Serial          : 0000000000000000
    root@Storage:/proc#
     
  55. cobrax2

    cobrax2 Reformed Router Member

    eh, so they all seem to return the same more or less
     
  56. bjlockie

    bjlockie LI Guru Member

    It is the same CPU but a different wireless chip with therefore uses a new Broadcom SDK if I understand it correctly.
     
  57. Elfew

    Elfew LI Guru Member

    Yes, you are right! And the newer SDK is the biggest issue here...
     
  58. bjlockie

    bjlockie LI Guru Member

    Can you try something like this (you'll have to try a different path to the file:
    (The command "find / -name wl.ko" might work)
    strings /lib/modules/2.6.36.4brcmarm/kernel/drivers/net/wl.ko

    There is a lot of output but mine says:
    %s: Broadcom BCM%04x 802.11 Wireless Controller 6.37.14.86 (r456083)
     
  59. cobrax2

    cobrax2 Reformed Router Member

    find outputs:
    /lib/modules/2.6.36.4brcmarm+/kernel/drivers/net/wl/wl.ko

    strings.. command not found
     
  60. tvlz

    tvlz Addicted to LI Member

    All new routers will use that chip eventually.

    The problem as I see it is that the Broadcom SDK that Tomato uses comes from ASUS and they started to compile in the wireless driver licensed software (it won't work without it) from Trend Micro which we can't use. So Tomato can no longer use the Asus Broadcom SDK for updates.

    Could Tomato use the SDK from another Manufacturer, maybe but its a lot of work for a short term solution.
    Asus has a router out with a Linux 4.1? based SDK, those are definitely not going work with Tomato ever
     
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  61. bjlockie

    bjlockie LI Guru Member

    Can't tomato use a vanilla SDK from Broadcom for all the builds?

    The current situation doesn't bode well for future routers.
     

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