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cu4xs
28-05-2005, 15:05
Hello

I hope my english is good enough to explain my problem.
I connected a Logitech QuickCam Pro 4000 to my wl-500g an the ready light is on. I use the internet explorer to view the router menu. I enabeld all activex settings.
In the router menu I pressed the preview button. After this I got the message that the installation of an activex control element was stopped because of security reasons. After this I choosed to install the activex element manually. But there I get the following message
The software was blocked because the publisher could not be verified.
Name:netcam_mfc_activex.cab
publisher:unknown publisher
I hope my translation will be understood.
If I use netscape to try this, I only get the message "image is not ready" and nothing else.
I dont know what the problem is, because the logitech quickcam express seems to work on other wl-500g routers.

Has anybody some solutions for me?
Thanks a lot.

Antiloop
28-05-2005, 17:10
did you consult the manual on your issue?

if you follow it exactly it works

do not use netscape/firefox/mozilla for this as it will not work as expected

eventual add your router to the 'trusted' sites

cu4xs
28-05-2005, 20:19
Thanks for the fast help.
I added my router to the trusted sites. But there was no change. Then I consulted the manual again an checked my settings but all were fine. So I enabeld also the whole activex stuff in the internet (and not only in the lokal intranet like in the manual described). If I now click the preview button I can see a black picture and I got the message "couldt connect to server".

What settings are wrong?

Antiloop
29-05-2005, 12:17
it should work, are u accessing it internal or from outside?

cu4xs
29-05-2005, 13:15
Im not sure that I understand what you mean with internal or outside accessing. The computer is directly connected via ethernet to the router. I just tried to view the picture in the router menu by clicking the preview button. A new window with the address "http://192.168.1.1/Advanced_ShowTime_Widzard.asp" opend. But ther I got only a black screen independent of having the camera connected to the router or not.
What is the problem, I have no idea.

cu4xs
29-05-2005, 13:36
After clicking around and changing some settings the cam startet working but I dont know why. :confused:
Thanks for your support Antiloop. :o

jokkemokke
06-10-2007, 12:04
Hello

I would like to buy a couple of webcams, and connect them to my WL500GP, to monitor my house when I'm not home. My printer is connected to one of the USB ports, and the other one is currently free.

Q1:
Does all webcams work with the router, or should I by a specific cam?

Q2:
Is it possible to connect more than one webcam, via a USB hub?

Please help me out here.

dyonisos
06-10-2007, 14:52
A2: it is possible to connect more than 1 webcam by using palantir under Oleg's Firmware. The forum provides detailed info. Use 1.1 hub. For 2.0 hub you need to tweak a little bit.

A1: The original FW as well as Oleg's FW support pwc or ov51x driver. Unfortunately these are rather old but good webcams. Check the forum and ebay for Philips PCVC or Quickcam pro 4000 webcams. Newer but low quality webcams use spca5xx driver module downloadable in the forum.

Rgds, dyonisos



Hello

I would like to buy a couple of webcams, and connect them to my WL500GP, to monitor my house when I'm not home. My printer is connected to one of the USB ports, and the other one is currently free.

Q1:
Does all webcams work with the router, or should I by a specific cam?

Q2:
Is it possible to connect more than one webcam, via a USB hub?

Please help me out here.

jokkemokke
06-10-2007, 15:29
Thanks for your reply.

I have been searching the web for webcams and their chipsets.

Is it also possible to use webcams with OV530 chipset?

thE_29
06-10-2007, 19:16
@dyinosis: my webcam wont work on my usb 2.0 hub, but when i plug it in directly it works!
On the hub dmesg, says that no valid driver was found! But when i plug it on the router it finds a driver and it works.. So can you explain, what i have to tweak? ;)

dyonisos
06-10-2007, 20:12
Thanks for your reply.

I have been searching the web for webcams and their chipsets.

Is it also possible to use webcams with OV530 chipset?

It probably works with OV51x 1.65-1.12 (Oleg FW) but I am not sure.

Rgds, dyonisos

dyonisos
06-10-2007, 20:18
@dyinosis: my webcam wont work on my usb 2.0 hub, but when i plug it in directly it works!
On the hub dmesg, says that no valid driver was found! But when i plug it on the router it finds a driver and it works.. So can you explain, what i have to tweak? ;)

simply run the command "rmmod ehci-hcd" to disable enhanced 2.0 USB. If you want to have this forever save&commit&enable the fs.

Rgds, dyonisos

thE_29
09-10-2007, 08:33
But then my usb disk wouldnt have the speed from usb 2.0 or?

dyonisos
09-10-2007, 10:19
But then my usb disk wouldnt have the speed from usb 2.0 or?

so use 1.1 Hub on only one bus

punhal
01-11-2007, 05:25
I put my Logitech Webcam in usb of the router. I am going to the definitions of the router and and I enter in the menu web camera. And there I click in the option "PREVIEW".
The new windows is open and I only see a gray box.
What is my problem?
Is it necessary to configure some thing the more?

Thanks,

Punhal

gamerhk
28-11-2007, 16:12
any wiki how to config a web cam on WL-500gP with oleg firmware?

Zigster
22-12-2007, 21:28
Hi folks,

I've just been searching the net, trying to get the above camera working with my wl500gp with Oleg's FW.

Can anyone plz give me a hint on how to install spca5xx (LE ?) on it ?

Installing ipkg install wget http://weimarnetz.de/ipkg/packages/spca5xx-le-webcam_1_mipsel.ipk

fails due to kmod-videodev and libpthread are missing... where can I get it ?

Thanx for a hint and/or tutorial :-)

Thx

Zigster

sebw
10-01-2008, 11:42
Have you read this thread?

http://wl500g.info/showthread.php?t=6734

hamburger
16-01-2008, 12:27
the camera is not supported by the router

pripps
26-01-2008, 14:03
Hello

I have a webcam with he following chractristics as it was detected by Linux:
QuickCam USB, Sensor HDCS-1000/1100.

Can I connect it to WL500gP and how?

KR

pripps
26-01-2008, 23:21
. qce-ga.sourceforge.net. . , , .

stabilob
05-04-2008, 01:09
Hello

I've got webcam SPCA561, i read all the posts about installing this, and still don't know how to do it :(
i don't have video device - > /dev/video
after insmod my camera is not recognized
please help me

Wl-500gp V1, newest Oleg firmware

cma353
21-05-2008, 04:25
Dear all,

I have enable the WebCam to be accessed by WAN, my boardband upload speed is 128Kbps (about 14K/s) , whenever it takes me 9 seconds to refresh the image of video. Anyway, I have tried to capture the image from the video, it is a 225Kb bitmap file (If I save the bitmap file to jpg, it becames 47Kb file only). Anybody know that if the video have any compression in the transmittion process from Lan to Wan? Or any way to tune up the speed of video's refresh rate?

cma

poiu
08-09-2008, 18:02
Hi everybody.
After months for searching a compatibile webcam with my 500gp, firmware .10 Oleg i finally find a old Philips.
Cam is recognized and working but i run in this problem, cpu is sky high and in log get megs fat with folowing error :

Jan 1 02:00:06 kernel: hub.c: new USB device 01:03.0-1, assigned address 2
Jan 1 02:00:06 kernel: usb.c: USB device 2 (vend/prod 0x5a9/0x518) is not claimed by any active driver.
Jan 1 02:00:06 USB webcam: attached
Sep 8 18:46:43 dropbear[147]: Running in background
Sep 8 18:46:44 kernel: usb.c: registered new driver spca5xx
Sep 8 18:46:44 kernel: drivers/usb/spca5xx.c: spca5xx driver 00.60.00 registered
Sep 8 18:46:53 ntp client: Synchronizing time with time.nist.gov ...
Sep 8 18:46:53 kernel: usb.c: registered new driver ov51x
Sep 8 18:46:53 kernel: ov51x.c: USB OV518 video device found
Sep 8 18:46:53 kernel: Adding Swap: 506008k swap-space (priority -1)
Sep 8 18:46:53 kernel: ov51x.c: Device revision 1
Sep 8 18:46:54 kernel: ov51x.c: Compression required with OV518...enabling
Sep 8 18:46:54 e2fsck: /dev/discs/disc0/part2: clean, 10080/125696 files, 40355/251015 blocks
Sep 8 18:46:54 e2fsck: /dev/discs/disc0/part3: recovering journal
Sep 8 18:46:56 kernel: ov51x.c: Sensor is an OV66308AF
Sep 8 18:46:57 kernel: ov51x.c: Device at usb-01:03.0-1 registered to minor 0
Sep 8 18:46:57 kernel: ov51x.c: v1.65-1.12-mark : ov51x USB Camera Driver
Sep 8 18:46:57 kernel: ov511_decomp.c: v1.6 : OV511 Decompression Module
Sep 8 18:46:57 kernel: ov518_decomp.c: v1.3 : OV518 Decompression Module
Sep 8 18:46:58 kernel: ov51x.c: ERROR: urb->status=-63: Buffer error (overrun)
Sep 8 18:46:58 kernel: ov51x.c: ERROR: urb->status=-63: Buffer error (overrun)

The error appear like 1 per second, this way my log growing to 10M in two days ...
Any help here ?

LE : is normal to have two decompression modules registered ? (ov511_decomp.c v 1.3 and v 1.6)

wpte
09-09-2008, 15:28
buffer overrun... I guess there is no protection in it.
the problem is, when this happens, you're webcam might be a bit broken.
the sky high cpu useage can be because of the webcam monitor.
has dcam a high usage?
I use a limiter for the max fps it captures, to make sure it doesnt get too high:)

darius
09-09-2008, 16:02
Me too.
Months of searching for webcam and no success.
At Internet auction sites a lot of new, old webcams.
Nobody knows board code name.

Just for tests, pls name and give web link to working webcam from ebay
or another place.

Darius

poiu
09-09-2008, 18:25
The "rcamd" in fact raise cpu to 100% and keep there until i disconnect the camera.
All i get in logs is the buffer error ...
The image from camera is ok, with no artefacts.
I dont know if is normal, the 100% use of cpu is if camera is accessed or not, when i plug the cam, no matter wich settings/resolution i use ...
I use 2 sec refresh time .

dyonisos
09-09-2008, 23:50
This webcam still available on ebay works for sure:

http://cgi.ebay.at/Webcam-Philips-ToUcam-Pro-PCVC740K-mit-Ei-Tasche_W0QQitemZ130253953233QQihZ003QQcategoryZ794 61QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

I have also successfully in operation:

PCVC680K
PCVC840K

poiu
11-09-2008, 14:33
Nobody have an ideea ?
Cam is a PCVC680K.

dyonisos
11-09-2008, 19:46
Hi,
Use pwc driver that comes with the Asus. Ov51x or spca5xx driver will NOT work with PCVC680K. Cheers.

darius
11-09-2008, 19:55
Hi,
Use pwc driver that comes with the Asus. Ov51x or spca5xx driver will NOT work with PCVC680K. Cheers.

One nice question.
Could you ask ASUS t stop marketing thir products as webcam enabled
and this is not he case.
using code names for webcam is not a good idea as along as Asus is not retail distributor of the same products.

I have already visited many computer shops, ebay, other nternet auction places and there is no chance to buy webcam fit for Asus.

Contacted Asus support team many times and they were very helpful for me
but what I get is a list with codenames and names for webcams in computer shops.

Asus , marketing thweir poducts as webcam enabled in cataloges
generates many trouble and stress to customers in spe, spending hours, days, weeks on tests, which one webcam is the right one.

Recently got from China a long list of webcam poducts - 100 items or so.
So how can I remotely which one is fit for Asus.
Thanks.

Darius

wpte
11-09-2008, 20:13
The "rcamd" in fact raise cpu to 100% and keep there until i disconnect the camera.
All i get in logs is the buffer error ...
The image from camera is ok, with no artefacts.
I dont know if is normal, the 100% use of cpu is if camera is accessed or not, when i plug the cam, no matter wich settings/resolution i use ...
I use 2 sec refresh time .

yes I know... the 2seconds is for the website to refresh
the actual webcam almoast takes 4 fps wich kinda overloads the cpu.
the real way to lower the frame rate is this:

killall rcamd
rcamd -s 4 -f 640x480 -p 7777

this thing is quite tricky
type
rcamd -h to view all the options
this thing now refreshes every 4 seconds, so that's 0.25fps wich lowers the cpu to about 15%;)
I told oleg about it already, because rcamd isn't a demon, so it's really tricky to start, and it's not stable when you start it yourself.
I had some huge investigation on this, but I still not have a proper webcam working, I can watch it tho... but it only works for a day, then I have to restart.

jr0
29-10-2008, 14:17
Hi all,
First of all let me express my regards to this forum, nice job.
Now ... first of all here is my setup first.
I have a Asus WL500gPv2 flashed via tftp with the last oleg's 2-1.9.2.7-10 , boots up fine , works fine except the webcam feature. Now here is my dmesg

Please stand by while rebooting the system...
Decompressing..........done


CFE version 1.0.37 for BCM947XX (32bit,SP,LE)
Build Date: Mon Jan 28 10:52:32 CST 2008 (root@localhost.localdomain)
Copyright (C) 2000,2001,2002,2003 Broadcom Corporation.

Initializing Arena
Initializing Devices.
Boot partition size = 131072(0x20000)
et0: Broadcom BCM47xx 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Controller 4.130.31.0
CPU type 0x29029: 240MHz
Total memory: 32768 KBytes

Total memory used by CFE: 0x80400000 - 0x80497FF0 (622576)
Initialized Data: 0x8042F370 - 0x80431830 (9408)
BSS Area: 0x80431830 - 0x80431FF0 (1984)
Local Heap: 0x80431FF0 - 0x80495FF0 (409600)
Stack Area: 0x80495FF0 - 0x80497FF0 (8192)
Text (code) segment: 0x80400000 - 0x8042F370 (193392)
Boot area (physical): 0x00498000 - 0x004D8000
Relocation Factor: I:00000000 - D:00000000

Device eth0: hwaddr 00-22-15-26-A4-DE, ipaddr 192.168.10.1, mask 255.255.255.0
gateway not set, nameserver not set
Null Rescue Flag.
Loader:raw Filesys:tftp Dev:eth0 File:: Options:(null)
Loading: TFTP Server.
Failed.
Could not load :: Timeout occured
Loader:raw Filesys:raw Dev:flash0.os File: Options:(null)
Loading: .. 3560 bytes read
Entry at 0x80001000
Closing network.
Starting program at 0x80001000
CPU revision is: 00029029
Primary instruction cache 16kb, linesize 16 bytes (4 ways)
Primary data cache 16kb, linesize 16 bytes (2 ways)
Linux version 2.4.20 (root@localhost) (gcc version 3.2.3 with Broadcom modifications) #18 Sun Mar 30 13:13:29 MSD 2008
Setting the PFC to its default value
Determined physical RAM map:
memory: 02000000 @ 00000000 (usable)
On node 0 totalpages: 8192
zone(0): 8192 pages.
zone(1): 0 pages.
zone(2): 0 pages.
Kernel command line: root=/dev/mtdblock2 noinitrd init=/linuxrc console=ttyS0,115200
CPU: BCM5354 rev 3 pkg 0 at 240 MHz
Calibrating delay loop... 237.56 BogoMIPS
Memory: 30092k/32768k available (1862k kernel code, 2676k reserved, 136k data, 72k init, 0k highmem)
Dentry cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 3, 32768 bytes)
Inode cache hash table entries: 2048 (order: 2, 16384 bytes)
Mount-cache hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
Buffer-cache hash table entries: 1024 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
Page-cache hash table entries: 8192 (order: 3, 32768 bytes)
Checking for 'wait' instruction... unavailable.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
PCI: no core
PCI: Fixing up bus 0
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.4
Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
Initializing RT netlink socket
Starting kswapd
Journalled Block Device driver loaded
devfs: v1.12c (20020818) Richard Gooch (rgooch@atnf.csiro.au)
devfs: boot_options: 0x1
NTFS driver v1.1.22 [Flags: R/O]
pty: 256 Unix98 ptys configured
Serial driver version 5.05c (2001-07-08) with MANY_PORTS SHARE_IRQ SERIAL_PCI enabled
ttyS00 at 0xb8000300 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
ttyS01 at 0xb8000400 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
HDLC line discipline: version $Revision$, maxframe=4096
N_HDLC line discipline registered.
loop: loaded (max 8 devices)
PPP generic driver version 2.4.2
PPP Deflate Compression module registered
PPP BSD Compression module registered
MPPE/MPPC encryption/compression module registered
PPPoL2TP kernel driver, V0.13 (oleg@cs.msu.su)
Amd/Fujitsu Extended Query Table v1.1 at 0x0040
Flash Id: Vendor: 0x00c2 Device: 0x00cb
number of CFI chips: 1
Flash device: 0x800000 at 0x1c000000
Physically mapped flash: squashfs filesystem found at block 784
Creating 5 MTD partitions on "Physically mapped flash":
0x00000000-0x00020000 : "boot"
0x00020000-0x007f0000 : "linux"
0x000c4000-0x007f0000 : "rootfs"
0x007f0000-0x00800000 : "nvram"
0x003c0000-0x007f0000 : "flashfs"
sflash: found no supported devices
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP
IP: routing cache hash table of 512 buckets, 4Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 2048 bind 4096)
Linux IP multicast router 0.06 plus PIM-SM
ip_conntrack version 2.1 (256 buckets, 2048 max) - 352 bytes per conntrack
ip_conntrack_pptp version 1.9 loaded
ip_nat_pptp version 1.5 loaded
ip_tables: (C) 2000-2002 Netfilter core team
ipt_time loading
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.
IPv6 v0.8 for NET4.0
IPv6 over IPv4 tunneling driver
NET4: Ethernet Bridge 008 for NET4.0
802.1Q VLAN Support v1.7 Ben Greear <greearb@candelatech.com>
All bugs added by David S. Miller <davem@redhat.com>
FAT: bogus logical sector size 41216
FAT: bogus logical sector size 41216
NTFS: Unable to set blocksize 512.
VFS: Mounted root (squashfs filesystem) readonly.
Mounted devfs on /dev
Freeing unused kernel memory: 72k freed
Algorithmics/MIPS FPU Emulator v1.5
eth0: Broadcom BCM47xx 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Controller 4.150.10.16
eth1: Broadcom BCM4318 802.11 Wireless Controller 4.150.10.16
device eth0 entered promiscuous mode
device vlan0 entered promiscuous mode
device eth1 entered promiscuous mode
br0: port 2(eth1) entering listening state
br0: port 1(vlan0) entering listening state
br0: port 2(eth1) entering learning state
br0: port 2(eth1) entering forwarding state
br0: topology change detected, propagating
br0: port 1(vlan0) entering learning state
br0: port 1(vlan0) entering forwarding state
br0: topology change detected, propagating
usb.c: registered new driver usbdevfs
usb.c: registered new driver hub
usb-ohci.c: USB OHCI at membase 0xb8003000, IRQ 6
usb-ohci.c: usb-00:03.0, PCI device 14e4:471a
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 2 ports detected
ehci_hcd 00:03.1: PCI device 14e4:471a
ehci_hcd 00:03.1: irq 6, pci mem b8003800
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 2
ehci_hcd 00:03.1: illegal capability!
ECHI PCI device 471a14e4 found.
PCI: 00:03.1 PCI cache line size set incorrectly (0 bytes) by BIOS/FW, correcting to 32
ehci_hcd 00:03.1: USB 0.0 enabled, EHCI 1.00, driver 2003-Dec-29/2.4
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 2 ports detected
usb.c: registered new driver usblp
printer.c: v0.13: USB Printer Device Class driver
hub.c: new USB device 00:03.1-1, assigned address 2
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 2 ports detected
hub.c: new USB device 00:03.1-1.1, assigned address 3
usb.c: USB device 3 (vend/prod 0x5a9/0x511) is not claimed by any active driver.
usb.c: registered new driver audio
audio.c: v1.0.0:USB Audio Class driver
Linux video capture interface: v1.00
SCSI subsystem driver Revision: 1.00
usb.c: registered new driver ov51x
ov51x.c: USB OV511 video device found
ov51x.c: model: Puretek PT-6007
Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
usb.c: registered new driver usb-storage
ov51x.c: Sensor is an OV76BE
ov51x.c: Device at usb-00:03.1-1.1 registered to minor 0
ov51x.c: v1.65-1.12-mark : ov51x USB Camera Driver
USB Mass Storage support registered.
vlan1: Setting MAC address to 00 22 15 26 a4 de.
VLAN (vlan1): Underlying device (eth0) has same MAC, not checking promiscious mode.
ov511_decomp.c: v1.6 : OV511 Decompression Module
ov518_decomp.c: v1.3 : OV518 Decompression Module
/... some not so interesting stuff ... /
ov51x.c: init isoc: usb_submit_urb(0) ret -89
PCI devices found:
Class 0501: PCI device 14e4:0800 (rev 3).
Class 0200: PCI device 14e4:4713 (rev 3).
Class 0b30: PCI device 14e4:0816 (rev 3).
Class 0c03: PCI device 14e4:471a (rev 3).
Class 0c03: PCI device 14e4:471a (rev 3).
Class 0500: PCI device 14e4:080f (rev 3).
Class 0280: PCI device 14e4:4318 (rev 3).
Class 0280: PCI device 14e4:4719 (rev 3).
new USB device
echo for PaN ::: &&&PaN


As you can see the camera is OV511 based, works fine under Windows XP. I followed the instructions , lowed the security level , allowed ActiveX control, and when prompted i installed it. Than came the message "Asus NetCam could no connect to server". I tried :
/ # rcamd start
ov51x.c: init isoc: usb_submit_urb(0) ret -89
Unable to open /dev/video: Function not implemented

Any ideas ? Why is not implemented. Will it be ?
Greets from Bulgaria .
Wish you all the best!

dyonisos
30-10-2008, 09:46
Is the webcam working when connected directly to the Asus usb port (without the usb hub)?

jr0
30-10-2008, 11:01
Is the webcam working when connected directly to the Asus usb port (without the usb hub)?

I don't use any usb hubs, it's directly plugged into the router's usb port. I'll greatly appreciate any info on that matter , so will others , i think. :rolleyes:

jr0
06-11-2008, 14:06
Well, things are ok now. I've managed to run the camera on my wl500gpV2. Apparently Oleg's v10 firmware lacks the rcamd so I uploaded the modified fimware from some Czech guys with updated wifi driver and support for USB CDMA devices. It's based on Oleg's v10. This firmware has the rcamd , which works with my OV511 based Puretek PT-6007. So this might help other v2 owners as well , but i don't guarantee it. Here (http://koppel.cz/cdmawifi/download/171/folder_listing?month:int=11&year:int=2008) is the link. After that follow this (http://wl500g.info/showthread.php?t=16226) tutorial to drop the load from the CPU. All the credit goes to the Czech guys.
Cheers.

dyonisos
18-01-2009, 09:03
I unpacked a brandnew wl-500gP to check webcam feature.
I only get black/white colors with a Logitech QuickCam pro 3000 webcam.
original Asus SW (1.9.7.7) driver is pwc8.8.

Shouldn't the webcam feature display colors (more than b/w)?

darius
18-01-2009, 12:41
I unpacked a brandnew wl-500gP to check webcam feature.
I only get black/white colors with a Logitech QuickCam pro 3000 webcam.
original Asus SW (1.9.7.7) driver is pwc8.8.

Shouldn't the webcam feature display colors (more than b/w)?

I spent months looking for color webcam to work with Asus.
As webcam is multimedia streaming device - frame by frame with internal frame buffer, it should work alike gps device.
One issue is transcoding, API and tranfer rate.
Mayby Asus processor is to slow to handle video content real-time ?

On the other hand, one can set 1s refresh time so it should work giving enough time for one-frame image de/compression, processing and transfer.

What about Wifi IP enabled webcams ?

Darius

wpte
18-01-2009, 12:50
There was another guy in the dutch forums saying his quickcam pro 4000 only shows black and white on the original firmware.

On oleg my quickcam pro 4000 does work with colours tho!:D
maybe you can give olegs firmware a shot then;)


and yes, the mipsel processor is too slow, since the minimum specs of the webcam is a celeron 500mhz processor.
But with 300mhz (overclocked) I can get about 4fps@640x480, thats pretty nice:p
reducing the resolution also works to increase the fps.

didn't found any software to capture it tho (like a security feature).

dyonisos
18-01-2009, 22:47
with lowest resolution with orig. Asus SW I get color pictures.

I kicked in Oleg and get color with all resolutions even VGA and a newer pwc9.02 webcam driver.

darius
18-01-2009, 23:04
with lowest resolution with orig. Asus SW I get color pictures.

I kicked in Oleg and get color with all resolutions even VGA and a newer pwc9.02 webcam driver.

at what fps rate ?

bitbreaker
19-01-2009, 19:54
Hi,

I owned an ASUS WL-500 premium router (V1).
My "project" is to connect a webcam and an usb-stick to the ports and

1) let the router take a snapshot at high resolution (maybe 1600x1200 (2mp), but 1280x1024 will do the job, too) every XX minutes and stores the image (jpg?) to the stick
2) use a lowres version of that picture to provide a traditional (password protected) webcam-page to the internet

the connection from the WL-500 to the internet must initiated by wlan (WPA encrypted possible?) to an access-point or a second WL-500 (this one can take another picture from another view as a second step)

My questions:
- is this possible?
- which firmware (e.g. asus original, openwrt, dd-wrt, oleg, others) would be the best choice for these requirements (I am not aware of cmdline and vi editing, but if there is a fast solution... ;-) ?
- which (actually in stores, not that expensive) webcam will work and fulfill my needs (high resolution that works with the router)?

thank you for your attention and your answers in advance

regards,
bit

Lesiuk
19-01-2009, 20:12
Yeah it's posible.

Any supported by OLEG and OPENWRT camera can do that.
You can write script to take photos every xx minutes.

You can write php script to provide lover quality photos on web page.
The best for that will be openwrt with 2.6 kerel but on oleg You can also do it.

If you will chose openwrt i can help you with that (i have experience with UVC)

best regards
Damian Lesiuk

thejew
19-01-2009, 21:34
Not sure if resolution higher than 800x600 is possible.... I think 800 x 600 is max.
If you aint got experience with commandline you should use oleg, but theires no way around commandline anyway its just less painfull with oleg (better guides, a basic webinterface and less painfull USB setup).
I can recomend old Philips webcams but as i said they will only work @ 800 x 600 max even if they support 1024 x 768 in windooze.

hope i could help

bitbreaker
21-01-2009, 19:12
Hi,

thanks for your answers.
@thejew: I like cmdline, no probs with that :-) Why is it not possible to get pics higher than 800x600?

@all: I put the MSI Starcam racer (1.3MP) and the Logitech Quickcam pro 9000 (2MP) into choice, does anyone have any experiences whith these devices and e.g. openWRT?

thanks in advance,
bit

s-s-s
12-02-2009, 11:58
Hi,

...Why is it not possible to get pics higher than 800x600?

@all: I put the MSI Starcam racer (1.3MP) and the Logitech Quickcam pro 9000 (2MP) into choice, does anyone have any experiences whith these devices and e.g. openWRT?

thanks in advance,
bit
I have ... Quickcam pro for Notebooks (2MP) - vend/prod 0x46d/0x991, openWRT-kamikaze_8.09_rc2(openwrt-brcm47xx-squashfs.trx)
I think, that it is possible, if you start a stream page with USB stick.

shx
14-03-2009, 04:57
Hi there

Tried to use a very old cheap cam on wl500gp v2:

Vendor=0ac8 ProdID=301b Rev= 1.00
Manufacturer=Z-Star Corp.
Product=PC Camera

Figured out that I should use spca5xx (or LE?), so I downloaded it from another post here and did:

modprobe videodev
insmod spca5xx.o


dmesg gives me:

usb.c: registered new driver ?
spca5xx.c: spca5xx driver 00.60.00 registered

next I plugged the camera into usb (without hub), dmesg gives:

hub.c: port 1, portstatus 103, change 0, 12 Mb/s
hub.c: port 2, portstatus 101, change 1, 12 Mb/s
hub.c: port 2 connection change
hub.c: port 2, portstatus 101, change 1, 12 Mb/s
hub.c: port 2, portstatus 101, change 0, 12 Mb/s
hub.c: port 2, portstatus 101, change 0, 12 Mb/s
hub.c: port 2, portstatus 101, change 0, 12 Mb/s
hub.c: port 2, portstatus 101, change 0, 12 Mb/s
hub.c: port 2, portstatus 103, change 10, 12 Mb/s
hub.c: new USB device 00:03.0-1.2, assigned address 6
usb.c: kmalloc IF 816fd7c0, numif 1
usb.c: new device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
usb.c: USB device number 6 default language ID 0x409
Manufacturer: Z-Star Corp.
Product: PC Camera
usb.c: ? driver claimed interface 816fd7c0
usb.c: kusbd: /sbin/hotplug add 6

and lsmod gives (which seems the webcam is recognized):

Module Size Used by Tainted: P
spca5xx-00.60.00 577560 1
videodev 8312 0 [spca5xx-00.60.00]


However my problem is in /dev, there is no 'video' or 'v4l/video0' folder created properly which is required by webcam apps normally I suppose. :(

Anyone please help? Thanks a lot!!!

domengt
17-03-2009, 04:53
You can change some setting . I think it ok. french translation (http://www.fastfrenchtranslation.com/)

EdP
24-06-2009, 21:21
On my WL500gx (Oleg 1.9.2.7-10 firmware) I've connected a digital handycam that I thought I could use as a webcam. It's a Panasonic NV-GS11 that supports webcam mode. Unfortunately, I can't get any setting to make it work as a webcam.

When I press the Record button on the camera, it says "can not operate".
Any hope for this setup?

Also tried an HP Photosmart R707 digital photo camera, but that doesn't even open its shutter, I guess it doesn't do webcam mode. Same thing for HP Photosmart R967.

EdP
06-07-2009, 00:21
Well, I'm at the brink of giving up on surveillance here.
OK, so I can't get the handycam or the HP cameras to work. So I went and bought a Microsoft webcam, which I remembered got a decent review. Model LifeCam VX-1000, because it is on the Linux-usb (http://www.qbik.ch/usb/devices/search_res.php?pattern=webcam) list as working, but even with the correct driver, it wouldn't work.

So then I traded it in, this time a Logitech QuickCam E2500 since all you folks seem to get it working with Logitech cameras, for lack of availability of the 4000. When I plug it in, dmesg says

pwc Philips webcam module version 9.0.2 loaded.
pwc Supports Philips PCA645/646, PCVC675/680/690, PCVC720[40]/730/740/750 & PCVC830/840.
pwc Also supports the Askey VC010, various Logitech Quickcams, Samsung MPC-C10 and MPC-C30,
pwc the Creative WebCam 5 & Pro Ex, SOTEC Afina Eye and Visionite VCS-UC300 and VCS-UM100.
pwc Default image size set to vga [640x480].
usb.c: registered new driver Philips webcam
pwc Philips webcam decompressor routines version 9.0-BETA-2
pwc Supports all cameras supported by the main module (pwc).
pwc Adding decompressor for model 645.
pwc Adding decompressor for model 646.
pwc Adding decompressor for model 675.
pwc Adding decompressor for model 680.
pwc Adding decompressor for model 690.
pwc Adding decompressor for model 720.
pwc Adding decompressor for model 730.
pwc Adding decompressor for model 740.
pwc Adding decompressor for model 750.


but still no joy, there's only rcamdmain running, no rcamd being spawned. Needless to say, Preview from the USB/webcam admin page doesn't work either.

So I tried to install motion. It apparently depends upon mysql, which won't start:


[ERROR] Fatal error: Can't open and lock privilege tables: Table 'mysql.host' doesn't exist

I'm not that familiar with mysql and can't seem to get that working in a hurry.

Besides that, motion will start in daemon mode, although it could never work, as /dev/video0 is missing.

Like I said, I'm about to call it quits here. Is there a way out of this?

flexusz28
29-08-2009, 23:48
Just found a whole line of webcams from Pleomax named PWC xxxxx.

Example http://www.evomag.ro/produs--Samsung-Pleomax-Camera-web-PWC2000--9175.html about 20$.

How could we tell what driver they use ? :)

wpte
30-08-2009, 15:21
well it's a PWC chipset... so it might work
there is no way to tell if it actually does, there is just a good chance it does:p

on the wiki page of the linux PWC driver supported webcams:
http://www.lavrsen.dk/foswiki/bin/view/PWC/WorkingWebcamsWithPWC

geotibi
24-09-2009, 00:31
I connect my book home edition hdd to router but it is attached as webcam (this appear in system log) and in user interface icon "No Device" disappear (firmware 3.0.3.8) and i can't access this drive from ftp or windows sharing. it was formatting fat32, exfat and ext2 but nothing. also i have tried with an usb stick (fat32) and this is ok, but my external hdd not working.

wpte
24-09-2009, 14:31
I have a WD mybook (1TB) as well.
All I know that it works on oleg firmware, I never tried it on asus firmware.
it's indeed very strange it think it's a webcam:confused:
must be a firmware issue I guess...

you can try to switch off webcam support, then the firmware usually doesn't load the webcam drivers, so it might recognise it as a different type of device:)

J0HNNY_B
17-12-2009, 22:20
Hello
I have a Asus Wl-500 GPv2 and I want to use a Logitech Webcam Sphere AF.
I put Oleg firmware on it : http://koppel.cz/cdmawifi/download/171
Can anyone help me mount this webcam or provide other viable solutions?
I want to use this router and this webcam like a video surveilance solution, and I have to connect on the second usb router port a Huawei 3G modem.

Thank you and I am looking forward to your answers

cichy
17-12-2009, 22:43
Latest Oleg's firmwares are here: http://code.google.com/p/wl500g/wiki/NEWS check them out.

J0HNNY_B
20-12-2009, 13:13
Latest Oleg's firmwares are here: http://code.google.com/p/wl500g/wiki/NEWS check them out.


I try with this firmware but my logitech sphere af not recognize.

RollsDis
21-09-2010, 19:54
Hello all I am new to this whole router flashing business, I have purchased a router (Asus Wl-500g V2) I have flashed the router with a Mega build from this site http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=99564#99564 about half way down it shows the download link.it looks like below.

dd-wrt.v24_RC5_std+nokaid+voip+vpn+micro+mini+micro-usb-webcam-mod-0.3-build-2007-11-26-0919.7z

Well I have flashed this and I point to the routers IP and I get the ddwrt panel. then I follow all this guys instructions but I dont get anything.

Is there anyway that someone can help me with this maybe another method or something. Even if it is starting from scratch any thing will help perhaps a tutorial or something.

Once again my goal is to get a Logitech quickcam 4000 hooked up to the router, it is for a school proj. any help will be greatly appreciated. thanks all

RollsDis
27-09-2010, 16:10
I am still struggling with getting Camera functionality on my router, if someone could please help me out I would greatly appreciate. I know I am a newbie but I am pretty sure I can do it.

thanks :cool:

Copter
27-09-2010, 17:02
Just flash the recent version of this firmware http://code.google.com/p/wl500g/ , and your quickcam pro 4000 works like plug and play.

What exactly do you want to do with it?