Elludium_Q-36: 11 wrote:
With many of these clones and cheap Chinese electronic devices, it's rare to see a web page/product support, or even a brand name.
Elludium_Q-36: Thread Post #11
It's a rare thing for a "clone", but these devices have model numbers.
Well, there's that well known quote:
I would think that the model number signifies what chips, PCB options and firmware/U-Boot are shipped. But maybe that's conventional wisdom, in a brave new world.
Perhaps there will be models shipped with an external antenna. Or, instead of a resistor that needs to be scraped off, they could put a subminiature coaxial switch/connector, like the Hirose MS-156.
Thanks lizby, I'll pry open my case, when I've had less caffeine.
I had accidentally bridged my RNDIS USB interface, which presents as an eth(x), to my lan eth(x). The seller is very hands on and sent me the firmware. I have it back up, AND made a firmware backup.
The real problem I have is with the RNDIS connection. It's not very stable. OpenWRT has a USB RNDIS package, and I was able to get it shipped, preloaded, for a good price. However, it keeps rapidly connecting/reconnecting, but no data is passed. I have a stable connection on my Ubuntu Linux box, but need an upstream ethernet connection.
Of course the REAL problem with RNDIS is MICROSOFT. It's NOT a CDC compliant protocol, and not very clearly defined, from what I read. If course, drinkers of the Kool-Aid, follow their recommendations and buy all their products. I just got this old smart phone because it would go on my carrier, and thought it would be much easier to flash to Android...
I set a SSH password. At some point, I'll put it it failsafe, and see if I can connect...
Has anybody tried a pure OpenWRT install, WITHOUT the manufacturer's U-Boot, branding, DDNS, Automatic Firmware Upgrade, etcetera?