Friday, May 15, 2009

k800i with openwrt 8.09

I was interested to see if the k800i would fair better with openwrt, because it presents itself as a usb ethernet, so I hoped I could use it to replace the e270 card, even though it only does 768k.

openwrt supports it via kmod-usb-net-cdc-ether , and configuring network for wan usb0 and dhcp, it worked.

After a short while ( <20 mins) it stopped, and udhcpc couldn't get an ip from it. no errors of any kind. the phone couldn't surf with it's own browser, and the internet icon had gone from the screen. So probably not reliable. a reboot of the phone and it's back working for > 12 hours now... lets see does it repeat, but I am very wary. I can't reboot the phone remotely, at least with the e270 a reboot of the wgt634u causes a reboot of the e270 (it's usb powered).

EDIT: spoke too soon, the phone needed a reboot again with openwrt giving 'NETDEV WATCHDOG: usb0:' errors

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