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Re: Advice needed.

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Subject: Re: Advice needed.
From: "Sergio Aguayo" <sergio@amilda.org>
Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2007 16:39:07 -0500 (PET)
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Hello

I think you should check my webpage, www.amilda.org. It's a distro for
other Edimax routers, based on the (also MIPS) ADM5120. While the kernel
may not be what you need, the rest is quite the same. It may still be
useful for you.

Regards,

Sergio Aguayo

> Hello,
> currently i am "fighting" with Edimax BR-6024Wg, (Realtek-8186 based,
> lexra-mips). I need an advice from a system developer/programmer:
>
> 1). When using original firmware (EDIMAX-developed Linux-mips), task of
> upgrading firmware is done by web server binary: webs, which is GoAhead
> 2.1.1, BUT Edimax didn't published "applets" -> C functions, that
> implement real functionality.
>
> 2). In /dev directory there is a block node with mtd name. I have cat'ed
> it's contents to /web, and downloaded to PC. File seems to be raw
> contents of Flash memory: 2048*1024bytes long. If I drop first 64kB and
> truncate file to same length that Edimax-supplied firmware, files show
> to be the same (using cmp). The first 64kB looks to contain among
> others, variables used in BR system. There is originally an utility
> "flash" to get/set variables.
>
> Now the question:
> When I will have a new firmware (image) will it be safe(!?) to do such
> thing: (instead of using webs binary):
> cat /dev/mtd > some.file
> dd first 64k of some.file to other.file,
> then download image (from PC) to a third.file
> cat other.file third.file > /dev/mtd back.??????
>
> W.Piotrzkowski
>
>



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