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== BR6104K ==
 
== BR6104K ==
  
The BR6104K has one WAN port and a 5 port LAN switch.
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The BR6104K has one WAN Ethernet port and a 5 port LAN switch.
The firmware contains the usual: Firewall, NAT, dhcp client and server, etc.
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The firmware contains the usual: Linux, Firewall, NAT, dhcp client and server, etc.
  
BR6104K is actually the same model as BR6104KP, but without USB connector, 48MHZ oscillatore.t.c. soldered on the PCB and withount printer support in the firmware. It is possible to add missed USB parts and have a full BR6104KP model. The instructions are [http://sprite.student.utwente.nl/~jeroen/projects/lb000021/usb_tutorial/ there]. Edimax BR6104K/KP is rebranded [http://www.sweex.com/product.asp?pid=302 Sweex LB000021] so PCBs are identical.
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BR6104K is actually the same model as BR6104KP, but without USB connector, 48MHZ oscillatore.t.c. soldered on the board and withount printer support in the firmware. It is possible to add missed USB parts and have a full BR6104KP model. The instructions are [http://sprite.student.utwente.nl/~jeroen/projects/lb000021/usb_tutorial/ there]. Edimax BR6104K/KP is rebranded [http://www.sweex.com/product.asp?pid=302 Sweex LB000021] so PCBs are identical.
  
 
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== Adding a serial port ==
 
== Adding a serial port ==
  
On the board is a 8pin header called 'JP2' that can be used as serial port.
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On the board there is a 8pin connector called 'JP2' that can be used as serial port.
You can connect a serial level converter (such as the MAX232 familly) to these pins.
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You can connect a serial level shifter (such as the MAX232 familly) to these pins.
 
Its pins are:
 
Its pins are:
 
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* [http://www.norocketscience.com/router/ Modify Edimax BR-6104K / Sweex LB000021 firmware]
 
* [http://www.norocketscience.com/router/ Modify Edimax BR-6104K / Sweex LB000021 firmware]
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* [http://www.norocketscience.com/forum/ forum]
 
* [http://vlad.org.ua/adm5120/ Edimax BR6104 overview] Flash format, Serial console, e.t.c. (Cyrillic!)
 
* [http://vlad.org.ua/adm5120/ Edimax BR6104 overview] Flash format, Serial console, e.t.c. (Cyrillic!)
 
* [http://sprite.student.utwente.nl/~jeroen/projects/lb000021/usb_tutorial/ How to add USB]
 
* [http://sprite.student.utwente.nl/~jeroen/projects/lb000021/usb_tutorial/ How to add USB]

Revision as of 07:24, 27 July 2005

The Edimax BR6104 is a small broadband router. It uses the ADM5120 SoC.

BR6104K

The BR6104K has one WAN Ethernet port and a 5 port LAN switch. The firmware contains the usual: Linux, Firewall, NAT, dhcp client and server, etc.

BR6104K is actually the same model as BR6104KP, but without USB connector, 48MHZ oscillatore.t.c. soldered on the board and withount printer support in the firmware. It is possible to add missed USB parts and have a full BR6104KP model. The instructions are there. Edimax BR6104K/KP is rebranded Sweex LB000021 so PCBs are identical.

BR6104K_T.jpg

BR6104KP

The BR6104KP is the same as the BR6104K but has two USB ports that can be used to connect a printer and use it as a print server. Also you can use USB Flash disk for root filesystem (needed patch for usb root device).

BR6104WB

The BR6104WB is based on the Realtec RTL8181 SoC.

BR6104WG

The BR6014WG has one WAN port and 4 port LAN swith. Additionally, it has a WiFi 802.11G MiniPCI card: Intersil PrismGT.

BR6104WP

The BR6014WP is the same as the BR6104WG but has two USB ports that can be used to connect a printer and use it as a print server.

Adding a serial port

On the board there is a 8pin connector called 'JP2' that can be used as serial port. You can connect a serial level shifter (such as the MAX232 familly) to these pins. Its pins are:

  1. RX
  2. 3.3V
  3. nc
  4. nc
  5. nc
  6. nc
  7. TX
  8. GND

Use the 3.3V as supply for the MAX chip, don't use the 5V for the USB. (You wan't to convert to the processors' levels, not the USBs')

Set you terminals' speed to 115Kbaud (8N1). When powering press three times space to get into the boot menu. Here you can choose to:

  • Upload new firmware to Flash (option a), this might be dangerous. Image must be with CSYS header.
  • Upload new vmlinuz to RAM (option b), nice for trying your own. Image must be usual vmlinuz.
  • Exit (option c), continue to load the vmlinuz already in Flash.

The uploading is done with the XModem protocol.

Linux support

Edimax recently released the sources to their kernel sources (2.4.18) and other tools such as Busybox.

External links