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Topic: Speedport W 500 V DSL Modem / Router / WAP

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In germany the Deutsche Telekom in co-operation with T-Online (their ISP part) is distributing a new Router DSL Modem Combo with WLan included.
Device is called Speedport W 500 V

It's a full featured device providing a DSL modem and a Router with WLan functionality.
Included to that, like the AVM FritzBox it also includes a mini pbx in the system. You have a connection to the phone line directly and the device provides two analog phone sockets. Through routing options in the menue one can configure if calls should either go out over Landline or a VoIP provider.

Device runs a Linux for which the Source Code is supplied under here (Source Code). The GNU Public License for it is here (License).

This little box could be ideal for an OpenWRT aswell.
So far I have not read anything on the OpenWRT forum regarding the device so I thought I should point it out.
Latest Firmware was just recently released, if anybody wants to take a look you can get it here (Firmware) and the documentation of what has changed is available here (change log in german).

So far all I am using it for is as a secondary AP in the apartement and paper weight. Haven't gotten around to opening it yet so there aren't any pictures of the board itself. If there is interest I will pop it open and snap some shots.
Also if anybody wanna give me a hand I will be delighted to help gather more info. Call me greenhorn when it comes to hardware hacking. smile

Well, that is it so far.


Just opened the firmware in a hex editor. At the top it says "Broadcom Corporation ver 2.0" and bit later i see "sqsh". Call me silly but that made me think file system.

(Last edited by stacato on 19 May 2006, 16:56)

Well, took the case apart. about the best pic i was able to do with the current light settings in the room.

picture of board

dd if=SpeedportW500V_v1.30_060505_2308 of=butchered.img bs=256 skip=1

mount -t squashfs -o loop butchered.img /mnt/tmpmount

root@troval:/mnt/tmpmount# ls -la
total 13
drwxrwxr-x  1  500 root   34 2006-03-22 04:47 CVS
drwxr-xr-x  1 root root  489 2006-05-05 15:08 bin
drwxr-xr-x  1 root root  364 2006-05-05 15:08 dev
drwxrwxr-x  1  500 root  264 2006-05-05 15:08 etc
drwxr-xr-x  1 root root  137 2006-05-05 15:05 lib
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root   11 2006-05-05 15:08 linuxrc -> bin/busybox
drwxr-xr-x  1 root root    0 2006-05-05 15:08 mnt
drwxr-xr-x  1 root root    0 2006-05-05 15:08 proc
drwxr-xr-x  1 root root  113 2006-05-05 15:08 sbin
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root    4 2006-05-05 15:08 tmp -> /var
drwxr-xr-x  1 root root   10 2006-05-05 15:07 usr
drwxr-xr-x  1 root root    0 2006-05-05 15:08 var
drwxr-xr-x  1 root root 3801 2006-05-05 15:06 webs

root@troval:/mnt/tmpmount# du -h ./
4.9M    ./bin
2.5K    ./CVS
2.5K    ./etc/CVS
2.5K    ./etc/dhcp/CVS
4.0K    ./etc/dhcp
2.5K    ./etc/ppp/CVS
6.0K    ./etc/ppp
2.5K    ./etc/init.d/CVS
4.0K    ./etc/init.d
2.5K    ./etc/wlan/CVS
4.5K    ./etc/wlan
363K    ./etc/adsl
411K    ./etc
35K     ./lib/modules/
279K    ./lib/modules/
280K    ./lib/modules/
281K    ./lib/modules/
282K    ./lib/modules/
1.8M    ./lib/modules/
2.1M    ./lib/modules/
2.1M    ./lib/modules
3.3M    ./lib
13K     ./sbin
7.0K    ./usr/bin
8.0K    ./usr
1.1M    ./webs
3.0K    ./dev
0       ./mnt
0       ./proc
0       ./var
9.6M    ./

(Last edited by stacato on 20 May 2006, 00:10)

Well, it has at least one broadcom chip on it - BCM6341.

That's a start.

Can you take a picture of the board with that sub-board removed? im not sure if the 6341 is a processor or something else.... but there looks to be another chip on the baseboard.


No way to remove the sub board unless I go at it and solder around on it.

Last time I did any soldering I ended up burning a hole through the board smile

Finally got around to doing some more reasearch.
The manufacturer of the device is Hitachi High Technologies. They have a download link to their GPLed firmware.
linky here Warning. pretty big download. 82 and some MBs.

Looks like it's a bcm963xx chipset which I haven't been able to confirm myself since I didn't remove the daughter board yet.
The download comes with a linux install script for the source code and the crosstools.


gawd do I feel silly. all this info was in the forum already.

(Last edited by stacato on 11 Jun 2006, 18:10)

Grabbed the multimeter from work today.
M-3610 from METEX

Set it to DCV and 20

Once device fully booted, this is what i measured:

Pin 1 to 2 = 3.30 V
Pin 1 to 3 = 3.31 V
Pin 1 to 4 = 3.31 V

Pin 2 to 3 = 0.01 V
Pin 2 to 4 = 0.01 V

Pin 3 to 4 = 0.00 V

On bootup of device:

Pin 1 to 2 = constant 3.30 V
Pin 1 to 3 = fluctuates between 2.26 V to 3.31 V
Pin 1 to 4 = constant 3.31 V

Pin 2 to 3 = fluctuates from 0.01 V to 0.49 V
Pin 2 to 4 = 0.01 V

Pin 3 to 4 = 0.00 V to 0.39 V settling on 0.00 V

(Last edited by stacato on 21 Jun 2006, 19:55)

So there is. The w501v is an AVM Fritzbox though. AR7 based device afaik.

Refer to my Wiki Article regarding the SpeedPort W500V

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