this project:how do you atached LCD to your router?
works fine both with lcdproc and lcd4linux on our routers
Asus RT-AC66U, Xerox Phaser 3160B, on the shelf RT-N16 (Killed by lightning)
WL-500gPv1 128MB, WL-500W 300MHz/128M, LCD 40x4, DIR-320 8Mb/64MB
WL-700g 128MB, MNV25E2+ and more and more devices. provod.beeline.ru
Computers. Since 1984. First one - "ÌÈÐ-1"
But I tried the pin9 trick again, while having serial console connected - I did it the way described, waited even longer but after power on, there were still no messages on serial console, so I did not try to ping/tftp to 192.168.1.1, assuming router is still dead as the power on led was off as well.
Or should the router answer to ping/tftp even without any messages on serial console?
One thing I am not sure about is if I unshorted before power off or after - is that cruicial? Or should power off followed by unshort work as well?
The pin9 trick is strange to me anyway - can anybody explain why it should even work?
The flash datasheet tells me that pin9 is an address line (like A21 if I remember it correctly) so I am not really sure, what shorting it to ground could do.
I could imagine that if CFE boot loader is started ok (and that would mean at least some messages on serial console) that shorting A21 may allow to load/start CFE from flash while causing crc error in data of the upper half of the flash where the kernel or nvram settings would be stored, possibly stopping the CFE from starting the kernel from flash or maybe using some defaults for nvram settings.
But as mentioned - that's just hypothetic ideas created from uncertain assumptions by other people in some forum about wl-500gp on the net.
Anyway - if the principle of pin9 trick is at all based on above described hypothesis - we should see some messages on serial console as a prerequisite to even bother trying to play with pin9, right?
Please, correct me, if I am wrong...
So even using such good power supply does not help the bricked router of my brother unfortunately...
I am interested to know something about it also because of my router, which is working - to see the possibilities (and that is what this thread is about afterall)...
It would be nice that one of the Guru's from here will find a way to make from Wl500gP am voip adapter. I think the software woudn't be a problem but the hardware part would be trickiest. With some kind of adapter or chip to create de rj11 port.
I am an beginner that's why i leave this mood to more experimented people.
Can it be done ?
and with it an opensource driver: http://kb2kskype.sourceforge.net/
for the rt-n16 it wouldn't be much of a problem since it has a 2.6 kernel already... the wl500 series all have 2.4 due to binary drivers we can't compile ourself
So , the answer is NO , i have an usb phone from US Robotics, i can useit somehow ?