CeroWrt RC6 (beta 2) ready for testing.

Jim Gettys jg at freedesktop.org
Tue Sep 20 11:53:01 EDT 2011

On 09/20/2011 11:30 AM, Rick wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 11:18 AM, Jim Gettys <jg at freedesktop.org> wrote:
>> CeroWrt is aimed at (currently) a single hardware platform
>> for which fully open drivers are available: the Netgear WNDR3700v2.
> Am I correct in assuming that this software is not available for the
> original WNDR3700 (i.e. v1) because of the memory required?
> From my purchasing research my understanding is that v2 has:
> 1. Twice the RAM.

Twice the flash, same RAM (IIRC).
> 2. Less effective aerials.

2 As far as we know, the radios/antennae are the same. 

Note that there is substantial variation in production between antennae
(I know this first hand from OLPC; some were much more sensitive than
others and I guarantee anyone's production will vary.  Anecdotal reports
aren't useful about signal strength, as a result.).

> Both were available at the time of my purchase.  I suppose (2.) is
> repairable, but it is the reason I bought the original.
Right now, there is a build for the v1 in the download directory
(squashfs) that would fit in a v1; it is untested (by us).  The jffs2
image is too big for a v1 at all; for most development, that's a lot
easier to deal with (as your file system is entirely read/write).  No
warranties, expressed or implied will be given on the v1.  We aren't
willing to spend time shoehorning stuff into an 8Meg limit and recommend
you get a v2.
                    - Jim

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