546WP board firmware

  1. 3 months ago

    Hi,
    I have purchased 546WP board (The full model number is 546WP 6B12A).
    Is it possible to upgrade the bootloader ? and does it support openWRT ?

    Regards,

  2. Winston

    Nov 29 Moderator

    Hi Ayarialadin,

    For the WP546 board, it is a rather old model. When did you purchase it?

    I wouldn't advise upgrading the bootloader. If it's not done correctly, the board may become unusable. Therefore it's only done at the production side.

    Are you asking how to upgrade the firmware? Here are the instructions:
    http://wiki.compex.com.sg/wiki/Manual:System/Firmware_Loading
    This is what you want if you're trying OpenWRT.

    There's an OpenWRT writeup here you could read through:
    https://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/compex/wp546hv

    You would also like to try the latest wireless embedded boards:
    http://www.compex.com.sg/product-overview/

    There's also LEDE development on WPJ342, WPJ344, WPJ531, WPJ558:
    https://downloads.lede-project.org/snapshots/targets/ar71xx/generic/

    Best,
    Winston :-)

  3. Thank you for your reply Winston,
    I bought the board last July,
    Actually, I need to recover that board with JTAG, I tried to upgrade the firmware but by mistake I updated the loader.
    Where can I find the mac file for it ?

  4. Winston

    Nov 30 Moderator

    Hi Ayarialadin,

    The instructions for uploading the loader are here:
    http://wiki.compex.com.sg/wiki/CompexWRT_Loader_Upgrade
    CompexWRT Loader Upgrade.
    Did you do it this way?

    The files that you need are here:
    https://1drv.ms/f/s!AhlfBxcJCFncoAuzXJrhGnDJ5gSP

    Best,
    Winston

  5. Hi Winston,
    I tried to upgrade the firmware via tftp, but now I'm using jtag to recover the loader.
    When I execute the macro I got the error reset and halt : cable disconnected (24:03).
    Any idea ?

  6. Winston

    Nov 30 Moderator

    Hi Ayarialadin,

    What OS are you using?

    Best,
    Winston

  7. I tried ocd commander 2.5.6 on win xp sp3,
    Here is some screenshots : link

  8. Winston

    Dec 6 Moderator

    We are still trying to find a suitable Windows XP computer to test this. As the required software only runs on Windows XP, JTAG is hardly being used now. Based on your screenshots, I would hazard a guess that the problem could lie in the parallel port or JTAG cable connection. You can't use a USB to parallel port converter.

 

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