Sunday, February 14, 2010

If it ain't broke, take [Netgear RP614v2 wired router] apart and fix it.

This old but very stable router is wired, and full of cool features for it's price (I got it as a gift for fixing a friend's computer :)

• Processor: 166 MHz, ARM9
• Memory: 1 MB Flash, 8 MB DRAM
• Network Interface: - LAN: IEEE 802.3i (10BASE-T) Ethernet or IEEE 802.3u (100BASE-TX) Fast Ethernet (auto-sensing), RJ-45 -WAN: IEEE 802.3i (10BASE-T) Ethernet or IEEE 802.3u (100BASE-TX) Fast Ethernet (auto-sensing), RJ-45
• Functions: - Smart Wizard automatically detects ISP type
(static, dynamic, PPPoE), Port Range Forwarding, Exposed Host (DMZ), DNS Proxy, MAC Address Cloning, URL Content Filtering, E-mail Alerts
• Security Features: - Firewall: Stateful Packet Inspection, DoS Attacks
Detection Logging, Dropped Packet Log, Security Event Log, E-mail Log - VPN Functionality: NAT traversal (VPN passthrough) for IPSec, PPTP, and L2TP VPNs - Mode of Operation: Network Address Translation, static routing [source] (alternate)

It was very simple to take apart, and after putting it back together it still works!

inside a netgear router from smokin robocop on Vimeo.
So as the title says; it wasn't broke but I took it apart and fixed it!

Next post I will be taking you through the upgrade to the new firmware found here and then to a custom firmware - amazingly the source for this router is provided here

anyone interested in improving the router firmware is more then welcome to!

Also recently have upgraded the WRT54G ver.6 which is very low on memory.


MickeyTheGeek said...

I can see taking it apart if broken or obsolete, but, geez. And then handling the components and circuitry like that. To each their own but don't do this at home if you will ever need it again.

theborisedu said...

still works!

Anonymous said...

Mickey... Mickey... more people should tinkering... where is your sense of adventure!