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This is a "stable" version of wr703n firmware, I haven't tested it my self, but looks that who ever is doing this know what they are doing...

this is the best I could find sad … 57#p152457

SEEMS that he put coax shield on the antenna strip, that SEEMS connected to the left of C32, and coax center on the top of C29 (maybe removing it to exclude the antenna???).. but i am TOTALLY guessing this, i don't have ANY idea if this could have of any sense or not, from an electronic point of view, I wont make any trust on my words, wait for some real expert ^^

i saw this link too but i am unsure big_smile please somebody who already did the external antenna mod

I have just bought such a neat little device. (so it will take quiet some time until it reaches me wink

I have not used openwrt before, but I am using dd-wrt and I have been playing around with linux servers for a long time.

My question is if somebody has played with the Huawei E160g?
It is an old UMTS stick, that also has a MicroSD slot (max 8GB) as a composite device.
(and I have one laying around wink

I would like to use the d-link as a 3g WiFi router with a webGUI (luci) and mount an ext2 (or fat ??) formatted MicroSD from the Hua dongle.

Any idea if the MicroSD slot on the Hua works out of the box with OpenWRT?
Which version should I use?? I guess I have to use nightlys?
I have seen that some of them brick the device, so if you can recommend me a known good release, that would be appreciated.

fpopic wrote:

Where can i buy this thing for flashing Flash 8mb MX25L6445EM2I-10G … D_0374.jpg

(i have taobao agent too)

and is there any tutorial how to solder pins for serial so it looks like this board … 977064.jpg

They glued the header in place and ran increadibly fine cable from the solder pads to it. You will see them if you look hard enough.
Personally, I would have thought it made more sense to run them to a socket fixed through the wall of the box (best place - depending on what else you do would be above the ethernet socket. You can glue the serial socket and cut a tidy hole above the ethernet hole in the case.

cave wrote:
bdkacz_ wrote:

Is it possible to broadcast dvb-t channel(s) over network (USB tuner based on IT9135 chipset) using this router and openwrt ?

the mumuDVB project should do that

with this how to, written for the Linksys NSLU2 it should be possible to install it on WR703n which has better speccs. maybe additional space is needed.

Thanks very much. Which version of kernel is in openwrt for WR703N ? In wiki looks like IT9135 is supported since kernel 3.2.

yes and the weight is under 100g ~~ 5$
open in google chrome,and on right sidebar you have shipping calculator, put small parcel and airmail hk (it is faster 7-14days) and you can even track it or not (cheaper)

Are there any ready firmwares for TL-WR703n with 3G modem support and luci? If I install the image from trunk and try to install packages required for 3g usb modems and luci, the memory will be full even before all required packages are installed. However I know they should fit if the image is compiled with the packages included, how is this done? Is it by some compression, or how? I would appriciate a ready Openwrt firmware with 3G and luci, if someone knows where to find one.

Do you have a USB pen flash drive which you can connect to the routers USB port?


I've built latest trunk with LuCI  and support for 3G modem (including comgt, luci-proto-3g, usb-modeswitch and usb-modeswitch-data) . The images are down to:

openwrt@h2061450:~/wr703n$ ll -h bin/ar71xx/*wr703n*
-rw-r--r-- 1 openwrt openwrt 3.8M Aug  8 16:39 bin/ar71xx/openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wr703n-v1-squashfs-factory.bin
-rw-r--r-- 1 openwrt openwrt 2.7M Aug  8 16:39 bin/ar71xx/openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wr703n-v1-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin

If you like to get the images, tell me.

If those images still to big, you have to play with extroot [1] & [2] and a USB flash pen drive. Tell me also, and I can build you an image with extroot as well.

[1] Wiki: ExtRoot: How it works
[2] Wiki: Rootfs on External Storage (extroot)

(Last edited by written_direcon on 8 Aug 2012, 18:00)

I would prefer to not use extroot or install separate packages on external flash drive, because by my experiece it is not a reliable solution, because the filesystem on the flash drive can quite easily become corrupt, much easier than the filesystem of the internal flash memory.

I would really like to try your images, could you upload them somewhere?

Here you can download the images: wr703n-trunk-33055

Hi all,
I was looking at purchasing wr703n, I have the Thomson speedtouch 330 usb adsl modem (powered only from usb no external power works with trunk), does anyone think it will work with the power supply on these small units?
Sorry if its off topic smile

@written_direcon: unfortunately the image is not working because at least kmod-usb-serial and kmod-usb-serial-wwan (and maybe kmod-usb-serial-option) are missing.. Maybe I should try compiling myself, it shouldn't be so hard?


I've updated the image. Same download location. Yeah, isn't to hard to build it by yourself if you've access to a Linux box.

(Last edited by written_direcon on 9 Aug 2012, 10:11)


openwrt buildroot works well with W7 and virtualbox, I use ubuntu as my guest O/S

stevie7303215 wrote:


openwrt buildroot works well with W7 and virtualbox, I use ubuntu as my guest O/S

Works fine with VMPlayer on W7 also.

I tried compiling and it went fine, however I didn't find Luci packages anywhere in the make menuconfig. Can someone explain in which menu they can be found?

You mostly forgot:

./scripts/feeds update packages luci
./scripts/feeds install -a -p luci

Then run 'make menuconfig' again and you should see LuCI in menuconfig.

Hi Guys, I'm having some problems with my openwrt installation.

I've got a wr703n chinese clone called "Fast FWR171-3G" managed to install open Wrt on it (tl-wr703n version) but I can't actually get any web interface.

I can connect via Telnet first then set passwd and connect via SSH (with putty) but I can't really do anything more.

At first I had wireless working but after an Hard Reset it's disappeared, I can't obviously connect it to internet and install luci.

If I try to go in folders like etc/config/dhcp or network or wifi i see them from ls but i cannot access them or even launch commands like config...
I get this "-ash: config: not found"

These are my specs:

Linux version 3.2.5 (openwrt@OpenWRTBuild) (gcc version 4.6.3 20120201 (prerelease) (Linaro GCC 4.6-2012.02) ) #1 Wed Feb 29 09:06:46 MST 2012

MemTotal:          29392 kB
MemFree:           15252 kB
Buffers:            1204 kB
Cached:             4252 kB
SwapCached:            0 kB
Active:             2976 kB
Inactive:           3264 kB
Active(anon):        808 kB
Inactive(anon):       40 kB
Active(file):       2168 kB
Inactive(file):     3224 kB
Unevictable:           0 kB
Mlocked:               0 kB
SwapTotal:             0 kB
SwapFree:              0 kB
Dirty:                 0 kB
Writeback:             0 kB
AnonPages:           800 kB
Mapped:              808 kB
Shmem:                64 kB
Slab:               4436 kB
SReclaimable:        844 kB
SUnreclaim:         3592 kB
KernelStack:         280 kB
PageTables:          164 kB
NFS_Unstable:          0 kB
Bounce:                0 kB
WritebackTmp:          0 kB
CommitLimit:       14696 kB
Committed_AS:       3024 kB
VmallocTotal:    1048372 kB
VmallocUsed:        1248 kB
VmallocChunk:    1041684 kB


system type             : Atheros AR9330 rev 1
machine                 : TP-LINK TL-WR703N v1
processor               : 0
cpu model               : MIPS 24Kc V7.4
BogoMIPS                : 265.42
wait instruction        : yes
microsecond timers      : yes
tlb_entries             : 16
extra interrupt vector  : yes
hardware watchpoint     : yes, count: 4, address/irw mask: [0x0000, 0x0048, 0x0430, 0x0300]
ASEs implemented        : mips16
shadow register sets    : 1
kscratch registers      : 0
core                    : 0
VCED exceptions         : not available
VCEI exceptions         : not available


board=TL-WR703N console=ttyATH0,115200 rootfstype=squashfs,jffs2 noinitrd

root@OpenWrt:~# cat /proc/modules
ohci_hcd 15760 0 - Live 0x80dac000
ledtrig_usbdev 2032 0 - Live 0x80da2000
nf_nat_irc 784 0 - Live 0x80da0000
nf_conntrack_irc 2464 1 nf_nat_irc, Live 0x80d78000
nf_nat_ftp 976 0 - Live 0x80d8c000
nf_conntrack_ftp 4416 1 nf_nat_ftp, Live 0x80d7a000
ipt_MASQUERADE 976 1 - Live 0x80d70000
iptable_nat 2544 1 - Live 0x80d5e000
nf_nat 10608 4 nf_nat_irc,nf_nat_ftp,ipt_MASQUERADE,iptable_nat, Live 0x80d7c000
xt_conntrack 2048 3 - Live 0x80d67000
xt_CT 1216 0 - Live 0x80d5c000
xt_NOTRACK 448 0 - Live 0x80d57000
iptable_raw 560 1 - Live 0x80d75000
xt_state 608 0 - Live 0x80d56000
nf_conntrack_ipv4 4384 6 iptable_nat,nf_nat, Live 0x80d76000
nf_defrag_ipv4 656 1 nf_conntrack_ipv4, Live 0x80d63000
nf_conntrack 37856 12 nf_nat_irc,nf_conntrack_irc,nf_nat_ftp,nf_conntrack_ftp,ipt_MASQUERADE,iptable_nat,nf_nat,xt_conntrack,xt_CT,xt_NOTRACK,xt_state,nf_conntrack_ipv4, Live 0x80d80000
ehci_hcd 32544 0 - Live 0x80d68000
pppoe 7472 0 - Live 0x80d58000
pppox 1152 1 pppoe, Live 0x81be1000
ipt_REJECT 1808 2 - Live 0x81b6c000
xt_TCPMSS 2560 0 - Live 0x81b6d000
ipt_LOG 6160 0 - Live 0x81be6000
xt_comment 400 0 - Live 0x81b36000
xt_multiport 1104 0 - Live 0x81ad8000
xt_mac 528 0 - Live 0x81b6a000
xt_limit 944 1 - Live 0x81b90000
iptable_mangle 832 1 - Live 0x80c2b000
iptable_filter 624 1 - Live 0x81b9f000
ip_tables 8864 4 iptable_nat,iptable_raw,iptable_mangle,iptable_filter, Live 0x80c28000
xt_tcpudp 1632 3 - Live 0x80c2d000
x_tables 9984 18 ipt_MASQUERADE,iptable_nat,xt_conntrack,xt_CT,xt_NOTRACK,iptable_raw,xt_state,ipt_REJECT,xt_TCPMSS,ipt_LOG,xt_comment,xt_multiport,xt_mac,xt_limit,iptable_mangle,iptable_filter,ip_tables,xt_tcpudp, Live 0x81ae4000
ppp_async 5952 0 - Live 0x80cd2000
ppp_generic 18544 3 pppoe,pppox,ppp_async, Live 0x80d50000
slhc 4368 1 ppp_generic, Live 0x80c7a000
ath9k 88176 0 - Live 0x80ce0000 (O)
ath9k_common 1152 1 ath9k, Live 0x81b92000 (O)
ath9k_hw 330560 2 ath9k,ath9k_common, Live 0x80c80000 (O)
ath 14128 3 ath9k,ath9k_common,ath9k_hw, Live 0x80c1c000 (O)
mac80211 234048 1 ath9k, Live 0x80c40000 (O)
usbcore 98336 4 ohci_hcd,ledtrig_usbdev,ehci_hcd, Live 0x80c00000
usb_common 480 1 usbcore, Live 0x81b93000
nls_base 4560 1 usbcore, Live 0x81ade000
crc_ccitt 944 1 ppp_async, Live 0x81adb000
cfg80211 134720 3 ath9k,ath,mac80211, Live 0x81bc0000 (O)
compat 672 0 - Live 0x81b9c000 (O)
arc4 768 2 - Live 0x81aef000
aes_generic 29808 0 - Live 0x81b18000
crypto_algapi 8976 2 arc4,aes_generic, Live 0x81af0000
leds_gpio 1552 0 - Live 0x81b86000
gpio_button_hotplug 3184 0 - Live 0x81b38000 (O)

Can you help me.