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Porting v3 (NG GENIE) FW on DGND3700v1

LuKePicci1
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Porting v3 (NG GENIE) FW on DGND3700v1

I compiled a DGND3800B fw with ADSL annex A driver.
This probably means that I could build images based on 3.0.0.5 for both 3700v1/3800B with any adsl Annex A/B driver: imho they're the same device.
In firmware sources the annex b version is named 3700 also, and the annex option is in a config file.
The original 3800B fw comes with VDSL and IPv6 support. In the image I compiled they're still enabled, but I don't know if they're broken or not - web interface lets me setup a VDSL connnection but it's not available in italy so I can't test it.

I would be grateful if someone who has VDSL, or IPv6, or simply a DGND3700v1 could test any of the following configurations if I'll provide you the corresponding image:



      **** Disclaimer ****



    The use of non-Netgear firmware is likely to invalidate the Netgear warranty.
Message 1 of 217
darsa
Tutor

Re: Porting 3.0.0.5_3.0.5 fw to DGND3700v1

Hi ,

I have VDSL and this router and I would like to try it.
I just don't know where to get the firmware.

Regards,
Jack
Message 2 of 217
w3wilkes
Prodigy

Re: Porting 3.0.0.5_3.0.5 fw to DGND3700v1

Netgear says it's German only, but here's the download.
http://downloadcenter.netgear.com/de/
̶D̶7̶0̶0̶0̶v̶2̶ POS / DGND3700v1
Message 3 of 217
LuKePicci1
Aspirant

Re: Porting 3.0.0.5_3.0.5 fw to DGND3700v1

w3wilkes wrote:
Netgear says it's German only, but here's the download.
http://downloadcenter.netgear.com/de/


To load the 3800B fw a recompilation is needed, unless you flash it by the serial console.

I'll build it for you but you must be warned that I can't test it for you.
I'll provide you the original fw with device target string modified to fit your model (please be sure that you really have a DGND3700v1).
Anyway, flashing the image by web interface will check that for you.
Message 4 of 217
darsa
Tutor

Re: Porting 3.0.0.5_3.0.5 fw to DGND3700v1

Hi ,

I do have a DGND3700V1 for sure and I am not using it any more because I upgraded to VDSL from ADSL. If I can make it work with VDSL, I 'll be happy.
I really tried to flash the DGND3800 firmware , but because of the string it could not flash.
Regards,
Jack
Message 5 of 217
w3wilkes
Prodigy

Re: Porting 3.0.0.5_3.0.5 fw to DGND3700v1

@Luke, I'd also be interested in getting a copy of your rebuilt firmware that would be flashable on a DGND3700v1 as I also intend on going VDSL in the future (Centurylink). One other note... In the firmware image for the DGND3700v1 that Richud has so kindly provided for us VDSL has been exposed in the ADSL Settings - DSL Mode dropdown (see thread http://forum1.netgear.com/showthread.php?t=84032 for a link to this updated firmware). As far as I know, no one has tested to see if it actually works. It may be that we already have DGND3700v1 firmware available that works with VDSL!
̶D̶7̶0̶0̶0̶v̶2̶ POS / DGND3700v1
Message 6 of 217
darsa
Tutor

Re: Porting 3.0.0.5_3.0.5 fw to DGND3700v1

It doesn't work, you can choose VDSL , but it doesn't work. If you put it on AUTO it doesn't work either. Keeps training trying to synchronize the line.
Regards,
Jack
Message 7 of 217
LuKePicci1
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Re: Porting 3.0.0.5_3.0.5 fw to DGND3700v1

Does the VDSL option show up in 1.0.0.17 original firmware or just in yhe richud's one?

I suggest you to test the image with the ADSL annexB driver. If VDSL is annex-independent, maybe the german B version has VDSL implemented.
Message 8 of 217
w3wilkes
Prodigy

Re: Porting 3.0.0.5_3.0.5 fw to DGND3700v1

Just the Richud firmware. I believe that he used the ADSL stuff from the 1.0.0.20 beta firmware that's never been released by Netgear.
̶D̶7̶0̶0̶0̶v̶2̶ POS / DGND3700v1
Message 9 of 217
darsa
Tutor

Re: Porting 3.0.0.5_3.0.5 fw to DGND3700v1

Hi,

Firmwares 1.0.0.12 and 1.0.0.17 does not show the VDSL option.
The original firmware had one according to the other people, I never had the chance to see it because my router arrived with 1.0.0.12.
Richud's firmware has it (Auto,ADSL,VDSL) but it doesn't work with VDSL service.

This my VVG2000 settings:



Transfer Mode ATM PTM
ATM/PTM Auto Detected

Select the modulation:
G.Dmt Enabled
G.lite Enabled
T1.413 Enabled
ADSL2 Enabled
AnnexL Enabled
ADSL2+ Enabled
AnnexM Enabled
VDSL2 Enabled


Multiplexing Method LLC-BASED VC-BASED
VPI 8
VCI 48
Use VLANID
Message 10 of 217
mistrzmalarstwa
Aspirant

Re: Porting 3.0.0.5_3.0.5 fw to DGND3700v1

i sign under that:
3700v1 (fw 3.0.0.5 from 3800B, annex A driver from 1.0.0.17)

rest is out of range for now

it means i need to check it will stand up, webgui is avaliable, router behaviour is stable etc?
Message 11 of 217
LuKePicci1
Aspirant

Re: Porting 3.0.0.5_3.0.5 fw to DGND3700v1

Ok this is the first test image for VDSL on
3700v1 (fw 3.0.0.5, annex B driver from 3800B 3.0.0.5)

No changes to original netgear sources (except the model number string to fit 3700v1). I started with the Annex B image because it has official (german) support for this kind of lines. Annex B will prevent connection to standard ADSL, unless you're in germany.

I must repeat that I have NOT tested it because I can't, but the modded version for my model runs fine.

To keep the file secured from standard users I protected it with a password, if you really want to try it and you have experience in fw recovery, then send me a pm and I'll give you the password.

DGND3700_06132143_B_D_TEST
Message 12 of 217
LuKePicci1
Aspirant

Re: Porting 3.0.0.5_3.0.5 fw to DGND3700v1

mistrzmalarstwa wrote:
i sign under that:
3700v1 (fw 3.0.0.5 from 3800B, annex A driver from 1.0.0.17)

rest is out of range for now


I'll build this image tomorrow whan at home.

mistrzmalarstwa wrote:

it means i need to check it will stand up, webgui is avaliable, router behaviour is stable etc?


Exactly. I strongly advise you to not try this if you aren't experienced in this kind of operations.
Message 13 of 217
mistrzmalarstwa
Aspirant

Re: Porting 3.0.0.5_3.0.5 fw to DGND3700v1

quick info:

router sends dhcpoffer, webgui working as dgnd3800, i test more tommorow

bootlog:http://pastebin.com/RqcL6sU8
photo1:http://i39.tinypic.com/3588806.jpg
photo2:http://i41.tinypic.com/2lxdo92.jpg
Message 14 of 217
mistrzmalarstwa
Aspirant

Re: Porting 3.0.0.5_3.0.5 fw to DGND3700v1

observation nr.1 --> router stop response to ping or webgui after some time(needs hard on/off button) --- when is still set as primary (rj-45--->dgnd3700--->computer) -changed DNS to "get autoamtically from isp" aka "wrt-54gs" and now i have connection to internet. I think its caused because stiill old settings from dgnd3700 sitting in ?nvram?(memory) (you can see this in picture - Domain Server Name is set 62.133.128.10 62.133.128.20 )

(now i use rj-45-->wrt-54gs--->dgnd3700v1-->computer)


now i try to upload orginal firmware from this place (genie) and see whats happen.


and last most important thing ALL CREDITS going to people behind me such as: "richud", "erm"67" "LuKePicci" and Others. Who you respect : driver whos driving car? or man which developed it?. Think about it.
Message 15 of 217
mistrzmalarstwa
Aspirant

Re: Porting 3.0.0.5_3.0.5 fw to DGND3700v1

your firmware prevents load orginal "DGND3700-V1.0.0.17_1.0.17.chk" and reverse 1.0.0.17 prevents load "DGND3700_06132143_B_D_TEST.chk" [Firmware upgrade failed. Please check your file. This screen will automatically return to the previous screen in a few seconds...]

Really you should order USB-TTL device. (there are 2 barriers for takers: 1) password in winrar file 2) you need to buy USB-TTL/rs232-ttl device 😞
Message 16 of 217
mistrzmalarstwa
Aspirant

Re: Porting 3.0.0.5_3.0.5 fw to DGND3700v1

now response is much slower than orginal in webgui.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpXot7zLjBU
http://i44.tinypic.com/1xe12.jpg
http://i39.tinypic.com/29acs3.jpg


seen to this time errors in serial port


///////
TEST


SendData3Client:710 error sending data.
SendData3Client:710 error sending data.

//////


////
1.0.0.17

start_wan: Unknown protocol (mer)!
/////

///
(entry address change every flash. i dont know why.)


Code Address: 0x80010000, Entry Address: 0x802e7000
////

(http://i41.tinypic.com/2lxdo92.jpg)
(wan)
MAC Address 00:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF - wrong for sure
(lan)
MAC Address 00:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF - - " -




ok its enough, now somebody more skilled should join to this game.
Message 17 of 217
LuKePicci1
Aspirant

Re: Porting 3.0.0.5_3.0.5 fw to DGND3700v1

thank you for testing and documenting your experience.
Will be interesting to see the differences between your nvram and 3800B.
Could you dump all mtds into an usb stick, and send me packed.

In your video webui wors fine (ie as responsive as original 3800B). Maybe errors in nvram settings cause httpd to take longer making web page.

I'll try to unlock firmware flashing between different models --- I wish httpd does not check itself for integrity.
Message 18 of 217
darsa
Tutor

Re: Porting 3.0.0.5_3.0.5 fw to DGND3700v1

Hi ,
Here is my experience with the firmware.

The phone line is synchronized and VDSL service is recognized at the router. I have 100MB DL and 5UL, but the VDSL is available only if I choose Telekom as the ISP, otherwise I only have ADSL and Telekom is a static IP service (?) with no user login and password. so :

1. if choose telekom I cannot login, because I need to enter user + password
2. if I choose other , there no VDSL service, the line cannot synchronize, but I can enter user+ password.

Besides I have to do it by wizard, some of the router web pages are not available (basic settings and some others).

I think a new compilation needed to remove ISP limitations to VDSL
Message 19 of 217
LuKePicci1
Aspirant

Re: Porting 3.0.0.5_3.0.5 fw to DGND3700v1

nvram appears broken after flashing TEST fw on 3700v1.
A factory reset may solve the problem.

@darsa : have you done a reset after flashing? Does MAC addresses appear as in mistrzmalarstwa screenshots?
Message 20 of 217
darsa
Tutor

Re: Porting 3.0.0.5_3.0.5 fw to DGND3700v1

Hi,
Here are some update and good news (I think so).
My comments at my previous post are before a hard reset. After the hard reset I had the full web interface of the 3800B.
1. I had to change the parameters to my ISP's parameters, I chose other ISP, chose 8/48, PTM, LLC and disabled IPV6 .
2. After the phone line synchronization, I entered user+ password, enabled IPV
3. The router stacked up while rebooting several times, but not it is OK for the few hours and reboots without problem.
4. I would like to insert some screen shots, I just copied and paste the status screen
5. Excellent work, thank you , now I finally I have this router working with VDSL 100U/5D.


Router Information
Hardware Version DGND3700
Firmware Version V3.0.0.5_3.0.5
GUI Language Version V3.0.0.4
Modem
ADSL Firmware Version B2pvC035g.d23k
Modem Status connected
DownStream Connection Speed 99998 kbps
UpStream Connection Speed 5024 kbps


VPI 8 VCI 48

Internet Port
Internet Port WAN1 WAN2
MAC Address 20:4E:7F:17:3E:90
IP Address 79.176.185.19
Connection PPPoE
IP Subnet Mask 255.255.255.255
Domain Name Server 192.117.235.236
62.219.186.7

LAN Port
MAC Address 20:4E:7F:17:3E:8F
IP Address 192.168.0.1
DHCP On
Message 21 of 217
LuKePicci1
Aspirant

Re: Porting 3.0.0.5_3.0.5 fw to DGND3700v1

@darsa : sounds good!

The next step is to understand if VDSL is implemented in annex a driver also.
I'll provide a new image in the next few hours.
Message 22 of 217
LuKePicci1
Aspirant

Re: Porting 3.0.0.5_3.0.5 fw to DGND3700v1

Two questions for @darsa

    Message 23 of 217
    darsa
    Tutor

    Re: Porting 3.0.0.5_3.0.5 fw to DGND3700v1

    Hi,
    Here are the answers:
    1. I flashed through webui, I do not have any other option.
    2. I do not know if IPv6 works, because my ISP does not support it. I can tell you that my NIC properties says that I am connected through IPv4. At the beginning I set up IPv6 an auto and it was detected as 6to4 tunnel. This setup did not work. Then I disabled it , it worked. Then I set it up as PPPOE , I have internet but no IPv6. I think it is because of my ISP.

    One important issue, I cannot save my setup, I mean I cannot backup my device settings, besides everything works good.
    If you want to see a screenshot ,just give me an email.
    Regards,

    Jack
    Message 24 of 217
    LuKePicci1
    Aspirant

    Re: Porting 3.0.0.5_3.0.5 fw to DGND3700v1

    Tests status update and cleanup:

      Message 25 of 217
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