How to install the firmware rezad1393? Wich firm you installed?
right now its not possible to install openwrt on 8970 without hardware modification on 8970 and using a usb-to-serial connection from a pc to 8970.
"i used the provided firmware from openwrt download website:
https://downloads.openwrt.org/barrier_b … iq/xrx200/ openwrt-lantiq-xrx200-TDW8970-sysupgrade.image"
the last statement was not correct.
i used the one provided by RyLoS user here https://drive.google.com/folderview?id= … sp=sharing
cause I used his procedure and that i think erased some part of firmware that the official version doesn't replace cause of their different size so i got kernel bug and couldn't boot.so i had to use the one provided by RyLos.
i wrote it on 8970 with help of serial connection,cause as i said you cant use the easy (without hardware modification access) install the openwrt firmware ,like the other fully supported ones that you just need to upload the file from standard router webpage.
if you are comfortable with hardware access then you can do it.but it may brick/burn your device.
not jocking.i took it to a supposed technician to solder the needed serial connection and he botched it and i thought that i was doing something wrong cause i couldn't get serial access.
and i was a noob and have never before use serial access so it was double hard for me.i guessed that maybe the solder job was the problem and i was right. somebody better than the first one saw my board and showed me the botched job the last one did. and he had to connect the Tx and Rx connections from some resistors on board cause the default solder place was too messed up.
and even after this hardware access with soldering and using a cp210X chipset-based module was established and i could see the serial and interact with it ,it still was confusing and frustrating to get openwrt on it and am pretty sure i got lucky that after some failed attempt i could get it to work.
if you need more help with this method ask me and i will help to my extent of ability.
but if you basically are not comfortable with this hard method, you can wait until openwrt community release an official supported and up-loadable from webpage-of-router verion of it.
EDIT: if you want to see some of the hardness of this hardware method take a look at this video.
its text is in italian i think but you see how many steps involved in it to get it to work.and this guy doesn't even show the soldering part which was the hardest for me cause it was a small windows available for soldering space so i had to get help from some body who was a veteran in soldering this small board.(i was used to solder on old boards that had a big (very big compared to current boards) space available to solder.
(Last edited by rezad1393 on 25 Nov 2014, 16:42)