Open WRT OR DD WRT for Home Hub 2.0?
Seen that someone's modified it for a Bt Home Hub 1.0/1.5.
Any chance for 2.0A?
Not until someone is willing to turn their type a into a brick by trying different bootloaders. Ive already destroyed a type b but that is pants. No nothing with that. I removed the cpu to find the serial and jtag lines and they are completely unconnected. Just waiting on a type a donation now.
I have a spare type A already have a with a JTag cable attached (dates back to Psi's original hack).
If you give me instructions on what to do I'll try out various boot loaders.
Me too. My Dev 2a router is affectionately known as "Brick" due to the amount of times it was bricked working out the original hack.
I am a big fan of OpenWRT and DD-Wrt and have used both to transmit wifi signals 14 miles over water point to point.
I am in if this is viable.
Ps: Ant: How badly bricked was the 2B? Bootloader trashed? If not all we have to do wis work out the serial connection and I am sure we can make it live again.
I would donate my home hub but it's our only fully working router after my buffalo G125 died :/
Psi, the type b had no jtag or serial connection whatsoever but i had a thought of desoldering the flash chip and putting it on my v1 but i snapped some pins. I thought i could probably read the contents from the chip then have a nosey to see what was going on in there.
As for getting a different loader on the v2a, here's a few i have lying around http://www.electromechanix.talktalk....es/cfe6358.zip some might be duplicates.
You could try searching for routers with the same/similar spec as the 2a. The cfe should be in the gpl release tarball. If the gpl tarball is not available try the firmware upgrade image. Sometimes the image will have a cfe upgrade, use the tool here http://www.skyuser.co.uk/forum/techn...d-routers.html to extract it.
It might be a good idea to have the serial console up so you can see any error messages, etc from the cfe.
Once a cfe has been found then you can build an openwrt kernel and use the cfe 'run from host' feature to load just the kernel. This will save time in not reflashing as you might need to keep going back to change options. Once the kernel gets to 'Panic no init found' Its time to add a root fs and flash it.
Only started looking into modifying my HH2A this morning so still really new to all this...
I live in the countryside and because of the terrible BT broadband speeds, I've changed to a MiFi device from Three. I now get much better network speeds, but the tiny MiFi device (Huawei E586) only supports up to 5 wifi clients at once. I need to be able to connect more than this.
My plan is to install DD-WRT on my HH2A so I can run it in 'Client Bridge' mode - connecting as many devices as I need to the HH and ending up with only 1 'bridged' connection to my MiFi device. I found the idea in http://blog.gnu-designs.com/more-novatel-hacking-exceeding-the-5-connection-limit/
Couldn't see the HH2A on the list of supported devices for DD-WRT.
From reading this thread it doesn't look like it's possible to get a HH2A working with DD-WRT. Is that correct?
If it is possible, can it be done the 'soft' way, without a JTag cable?
Thanks for your help.
P.S. I'm also willing to offer up my HH as a guinea pig to get this working!
Last edited by tomselke; 12-09-2011 at 10:09 AM.
Hi Ant, just got back from me hols. There's a bit there to digest which I will do over the next few days, although I may have to contend with the 8.1.H.U. firmware "upgrade" bt has put out first. It seems to have knocked our root exploit for six. Thanks mate.
I'd love to see Open WRT on the 2.0
@Ant, where does the cfe need to go in the openwrt directories? - also, should I put the cfe as a .bin or as source (if source, is the below source a correct one?)
@Ant, is it equally plausible to build ddwrt instead of openwrt?
So far I have:
1 x HH2A black
1 x folder of 'cfe' files from bt's GPL release for the homehub, (Hub_2_0_GPL\_vobs_linux_kernel_linux-126.96.36.199\vobs\linux\kernel\linux-188.8.131.52\arch\mips\sibyte\cfe)