WOL – Wakeup Computers via LAN
to wake up the computers on the homenetwork use the following commands (execute on the router) connect to the router first:
And wake up the computer with the network interface with the MAC
00:11:24:xx:yy:zz (assuming it is in the network 192.168.1.1/24):
/usr/sbin/wol -i 192.168.1.255 00:11:24:xx:yy:zz
The Broadcom chip BCM94707 is built to run at 300 MHz. You can overclock it without problems to 280 Mhz which speeds up the web interface.
nvram show reveals all NVRAM variables and their values. The default value for
ssh firstname.lastname@example.org nvram set clkfrq=280,150 nvram commit reboot
The firmware seems to refuse overclocking in case the fsb is set to 133Mhz. so it is set to
If you plan to the Broadcom chip at 300 MHz please mount a cooler on top of it.
Add a Serial Port
using the builtin serial port (which is a console for the kernel)
Serial is located on pin soldering points (J5, ready for soldering of 8-pin connector for use with detachable cable) on the centre of the right upper side (viewing from front panel) under ventilation holes. At right from these points, you can see printed pin descriptions:
rst o o gnd o o vcc tx1 o o tx0 rx1 o o rx0
The exact names are
Pin 1 (with the square solder pad) is
These serial ports use TTL levels. You need an additional voltage convertor to get a standard serial port. The parameters are 115200 baud and 8-n-1.
By connecting a USB-Serial Converter based on the PL2303 Chip
What you need on the Router (after every boot):
ipkg update ipkg -d ram install kmod-usb-serial-pl2303 insmod pl2303.o
- Manufacturer: http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?model=WL-500gP&SLanguage=de-de
- Photos of the inside of the WL-500g Premium and useful information on JTAG etc.: http://hardware-hacking.com/Asus_WL-500G_Premium
- Upgrad RAM to 64MB: http://begunje.dyndns.org/articles/wl500gx-ram-upgrade/index.html
- Read out the ADSL-Modem (WAN port) from computers connected via LAN: http://wl500g.info/showthread.php?t=7509