I'm new to the OpenWRT forums and I'm trying to solve a couple of issues with my Asus WL-500g router. I've been reading countless posts for the past two days and so far, stock firmwares from the whiterussian branch work ok with the router, custom made ones with kamikaze do not. I know it's a leap from whiterussian to kamikaze but I was hoping I could make a custom firmware, now knowing that the concept really works. I'm a bit stuck and would like some help understanding if my failures are due to bad configuration on my part or the fact that it's the development branch I am in.
I want to make a specific usb modem work with the router. From my laptop, the modem uses the "anydata" driver and so far it has only worked with 2.6 kernel. Furthermore, the driver needs to be patched to correct certain bugs (all very recent).
So I decided to go with kamikaze and the buildroot process, in order to gain access to the 2.6 kernel, enable this specific driver in the build process and patch it to correct the bugs.
Following the buildroot wiki, I've been able to:
get the SVN stuff
1st make (topdir): creates the whole build tree
patch the 220.127.116.11 kernel that comes along with it (the anydata driver is present)
2nd make (topdir): build the firmware (successfully)
upload it to the router using the TFTP process
...and afterwards, the router reboots and I can't even access neither through telnet nor web interface. ping to the router ip address obtains replies, though.
Since the router is an Asus WL-500g, after the make process I upload the openwrt-brcm-2.6-squashfs.trx ( also tried the openwrt-brcm-2.6-jffs2-4MB.trx, none seems to work)
I've even tried the basic stuff, no kernel patching, just getting everything from SVN, then make menuconfig then make. the images are generated and afer successfully uploading, the router pings from time to time but I can't get in and start taking notes on what to do next...
I'm sorry if this post is silly, I was very excited with this project and still hope I can get it to work. Thanks in advance for any tips you may have!