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Tomato Firmware for WGR614L Review - v1.11.041510

This review is about the latest release of the Tomato firmware released on 17 th April.

Firmware Name - tomato_wgr614l.chk

Installation of Tomato Firmware on NETGEAR WGR614L

One latest tomato source code is now available in www.myopenrouter.com. Link of the file is www.myopenrouter.com/download/file/10286-27

Compiling Tomato Source Code for NETGEAR WGR614L

Following are steps of downloading and compiling tomato firmware for WGR614L router.

1. Download the source code from www.myopenrouter.com site. Link is www.myopenrouter.com/download/file/10216-20
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2. Create one directory where want to untar the source code and compile it. For example mkdir /home/TOMATO_WGR614L

3. cd /home/TOMATO_WGR614L. You can use your own path also.

4. bunzip2 tomato-src-wgr614L.tar.bz2

5. tar xvf tomato-src-wgr614L.tar

WGR614L Firmware Upgrade Using Console and Bootloader

As a developer what saves my board and day most of the time is the serial console and boot-loaders’ ability to download/upload firmware. Even when the something goes badly wrong with the firmware you just compiled - you can use the boot loader to get back to a running firmware and try to debug your under development firmwares.

WGR614L Firmware Image Creation

Some of you have already noticed that WGR614L firmware uses a .chk extension. Let us go through the steps that is needed to create a firmware image in .chk format.

Most of the broadcom hardware uses a TRX style fimware. Netgear's WGR614L linux based open source router's .chk is also based on the same TRX format - but does add the following interesting improvements

WGR614L - Router for developers

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Inside KWGR614

KWGR614 is powered by the same RTL8651B processor used in the high performance Netgear Rangemax WPNT834 Access Point. Besides the RTL86151B SoC at 200 MHz, KWGR614 also sports the RTL8185L/RTL8225 WiFi chipset supporting WPA2-PSK and a generous 4 MB Flash/16MB of SDRAM enough to run many additional applications.

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