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Topic: [DWL-2100AP] & Backfire 10.03.1-rc4

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With Backfire 10.03.1-rc4 DWL-2100AP H/W Ver.:A2 works out of the box (kernel

So I think it's time that one of dev's close tickets 8064 and 8299.

Here is bootlog:

RedBoot startup
Ethernet eth0: MAC address 00:0f:3d:af:eb:05
IP:, Gateway:
Default server:, DNS server IP:

RedBoot(tm) bootstrap and debug environment [ROM]
Non-certified release, version v2_0 - built 16:27:48, Jul  1 2007
With changes made by Waldeck Schutzer <>

Copyright (C) 2000, 2001, 2002, Red Hat, Inc.

RAM: 0x80000400-0x81000000, 0x80000400-0x807d1ce0 available
FLASH: 0xbfc00000 - 0xbffe0000, 62 blocks of 0x00010000 bytes each.
== Executing boot script in 4.000 seconds - enter ^C to abort
RedBoot> fis load -l linux
lzma_init: initialize the decoder
lzma_inflate: decompress stream
lzma_inflate; copy decodification code to RAM
Image loaded from 0x80041000-0x802ec200
RedBoot> exec
Now booting linux kernel:
 Base address 0x80080000 Entry 0x80041000
 Cmdline :
Linux version (openwrt@ampere) (gcc version 4.3.3 (GCC) ) #1 Fri Nov 19 20:23:29 PST 2010
console [early0] enabled
CPU revision is: 0001800a (MIPS 4Kc)
Determined physical RAM map:
 memory: 01000000 @ 00000000 (usable)
Initrd not found or empty - disabling initrd
Zone PFN ranges:
  Normal   0x00000000 -> 0x00001000
Movable zone start PFN for each node
early_node_map[1] active PFN ranges
    0: 0x00000000 -> 0x00001000
Built 1 zonelists in Zone order, mobility grouping off.  Total pages: 4064
Kernel command line: console=ttyS0,9600 rootfstype=squashfs,jffs2
Primary instruction cache 16kB, VIPT, 4-way, linesize 16 bytes.
Primary data cache 16kB, 4-way, VIPT, no aliases, linesize 16 bytes
PID hash table entries: 64 (order: 6, 256 bytes)
console handover: boot [early0] -> real [ttyS0]
Dentry cache hash table entries: 2048 (order: 1, 8192 bytes)
Inode-cache hash table entries: 1024 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
Memory: 13000k/16384k available (2181k kernel code, 3384k reserved, 415k data, 136k init, 0k highmem)
Calibrating delay loop... 179.81 BogoMIPS (lpj=899072)
Mount-cache hash table entries: 512
net_namespace: 1008 bytes
NET: Registered protocol family 16
bio: create slab <bio-0> at 0
NET: Registered protocol family 2
IP route cache hash table entries: 1024 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
TCP established hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
TCP bind hash table entries: 512 (order: -1, 2048 bytes)
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 512 bind 512)
TCP reno registered
NET: Registered protocol family 1
Radio config found at offset 0x10000(0x100)
squashfs: version 4.0 (2009/01/31) Phillip Lougher
Registering mini_fo version $Id$
JFFS2 version 2.2. (NAND) (SUMMARY)  Š 2001-2006 Red Hat, Inc.
msgmni has been set to 25
alg: No test for stdrng (krng)
io scheduler noop registered
io scheduler deadline registered (default)
gpiodev: gpio device registered with major 254
gpiodev: gpio platform device registered with access mask FFFFFFFF
Serial: 8250/16550 driver, 1 ports, IRQ sharing disabled
serial8250: ttyS0 at MMIO 0xbc000003 (irq = 37) is a 16550A
eth0: Atheros AR231x: 00:0f:3d:af:eb:05, irq 4
ar231x_eth_mii: probed
eth0: attached PHY driver [Generic PHY] (mii_bus:phy_addr=0:01)
physmap platform flash device: 00800000 at 1e000000
physmap-flash.0: Found 1 x16 devices at 0x0 in 8-bit bank
 CFI mfr 0x0000001f
 CFI id  0x000000c8
 Amd/Fujitsu Extended Query Table at 0x0041
  Amd/Fujitsu Extended Query version 1.0.
number of CFI chips: 1
cfi_cmdset_0002: Disabling erase-suspend-program due to code brokenness.
cmdlinepart partition parsing not available
Searching for RedBoot partition table in physmap-flash.0 at offset 0x3d0000
6 RedBoot partitions found on MTD device physmap-flash.0
Creating 6 MTD partitions on "physmap-flash.0":
0x000000000000-0x000000030000 : "RedBoot"
0x000000030000-0x000000110000 : "linux"
0x000000110000-0x0000003c0000 : "rootfs"
mtd: partition "rootfs" set to be root filesystem
mtd: partition "rootfs_data" created automatically, ofs=2B0000, len=110000
0x0000002b0000-0x0000003c0000 : "rootfs_data"
0x0000003c0000-0x0000003c1000 : "RedBoot config"
eth0: Configuring MAC for full duplex
0x0000003d0000-0x0000003e0000 : "FIS directory"
0x0000003e0000-0x000000400000 : "boardconfig"
TCP westwood registered
NET: Registered protocol family 17
802.1Q VLAN Support v1.8 Ben Greear <>
All bugs added by David S. Miller <>
VFS: Mounted root (squashfs filesystem) readonly on device 31:2.
Freeing unused kernel memory: 136k freed
Please be patient, while OpenWrt loads ...
- preinit -
Press the [f] key and hit [enter] to enter failsafe mode
- regular preinit -
jffs2 not ready yet; using ramdisk
mini_fo: using base directory: /
mini_fo: using storage directory: /tmp/root
- init -

Please press Enter to activate this console. device eth0 entered promiscuous mode
br-lan: port 1(eth0) entering forwarding state
PPP generic driver version 2.4.2
ip_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team
NET: Registered protocol family 24
nf_conntrack version 0.5.0 (256 buckets, 1024 max)
CONFIG_NF_CT_ACCT is deprecated and will be removed soon. Please use
nf_conntrack.acct=1 kernel paramater, acct=1 nf_conntrack module option or
sysctl net.netfilter.nf_conntrack_acct=1 to enable it.
ath_hal: module license 'Proprietary' taints kernel.
Disabling lock debugging due to kernel taint
ath_hal: 2009-05-08 (AR5212, AR5312, RF5111, RF5112, RF2316, RF2317, REGOPS_FUNC, TX_DESC_SWAP, XR)
ath_ahb: trunk
wlan: trunk
wlan: mac acl policy registered
ath_rate_minstrel: Minstrel automatic rate control algorithm 1.2 (trunk)
ath_rate_minstrel: look around rate set to 10%
ath_rate_minstrel: EWMA rolloff level set to 75%
ath_rate_minstrel: max segment size in the mrr set to 6000 us
Atheros HAL provided by OpenWrt, DD-WRT and MakSat Technologies
wifi0: 11b rates: 1Mbps 2Mbps 5.5Mbps 11Mbps
wifi0: 11g rates: 1Mbps 2Mbps 5.5Mbps 11Mbps 6Mbps 9Mbps 12Mbps 18Mbps 24Mbps 36Mbps 48Mbps 54Mbps
wifi0: turboG rates: 6Mbps 12Mbps 18Mbps 24Mbps 36Mbps 48Mbps 54Mbps
wifi0: H/W encryption support: WEP AES AES_CCM TKIP
ath_ahb: wifi0: Atheros 2313 WiSoC: mem=0xb8500000, irq=5
IRQ 5/wifi0: IRQF_DISABLED is not guaranteed on shared IRQs
jffs2_scan_eraseblock(): End of filesystem marker found at 0x0
jffs2_build_filesystem(): unlocking the mtd device... done.
jffs2_build_filesystem(): erasing all blocks after the end marker...

BusyBox v1.15.3 (2010-11-11 22:22:00 PST) built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

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 Backfire (10.03.1-rc4, r24045) --------------------
  * 1/3 shot Kahlua    In a shot glass, layer Kahlua
  * 1/3 shot Bailey's  on the bottom, then Bailey's,
  * 1/3 shot Vodka     then Vodka.
root@OpenWrt:/# done.
mini_fo: using base directory: /
mini_fo: using storage directory: /overlay

root@OpenWrt:/# free
              total         used         free       shared      buffers
  Mem:        13136        11040         2096            0         1308
 Swap:            0            0            0
Total:        13136        11040         2096
root@OpenWrt:/# df
Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/root                 1664      1664         0 100% /rom
tmpfs                     6568        32      6536   0% /tmp
tmpfs                      512         0       512   0% /dev
root                      1664      1664         0 100% /tmp/root
mini_fo:/tmp/root         1664      1664         0 100% /tmp/root
/dev/mtdblock3            1088       204       884  19% /overlay
mini_fo:/overlay          1664      1664         0 100% /

I have testet booth AP & client mode and it works just like it should.


Just 2 questions...

1) Is there a precompiled image to download? (if so,whic file should i download?)
2) Which is the flashing procedure?

Many thanks!

whether for DWL-2100AP H/W Ver.:A4 ?

Yes, should work, but for sure you shuld open the ap and post here what kind is your flash chip

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