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Author Topic: D-Link GPL/Open Source and DIR-655 Firmware?  (Read 59894 times)

Fatman

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Re: D-Link GPL/Open Source and DIR-655 Firmware?
« Reply #30 on: March 05, 2009, 11:10:16 AM »

Whoever claimed that was wrong, there is one, I just get to "test" as much product as I like for free.

*** Edited by some one for some reason.  You figure it out.
« Last Edit: March 05, 2009, 12:56:48 PM by Fatman »
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EddieZ

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Re: D-Link GPL/Open Source and DIR-655 Firmware?
« Reply #31 on: March 05, 2009, 11:16:00 AM »

OK, that'll do. Start the bidding.  :D
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Re: D-Link GPL/Open Source and DIR-655 Firmware?
« Reply #32 on: June 17, 2011, 09:50:00 AM »

I think this should be reopened. what make me made with d-link now is i have the rev A router and DLINK will not support ipv6 with that router only with the rev B routers. I really think DLINK needs to either offer up this GPL in opensource or offer an IPV6 update for A router users. if Dlink keeps the same model and then changes rev but does not add the same features as B has for A then this is poor support from DLINK. if this is DLINKS practices then i will never buy a dlink router if they continue this poor support practice. >:(
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EddieZ

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Re: D-Link GPL/Open Source and DIR-655 Firmware?
« Reply #33 on: June 18, 2011, 11:49:56 AM »

I think this should be reopened. what make me made with d-link now is i have the rev A router and DLINK will not support ipv6 with that router only with the rev B routers. I really think DLINK needs to either offer up this GPL in opensource or offer an IPV6 update for A router users. if Dlink keeps the same model and then changes rev but does not add the same features as B has for A then this is poor support from DLINK. if this is DLINKS practices then i will never buy a dlink router if they continue this poor support practice. >:(

There is a hardware reason there is rev. B: IPv6 support requires more than the rev A can handle.
So not so much not wanting to support. You bought it without IPv6 support or the promise of it being upgraded, so don't be expecting features that weren't there (or promised) in the first place. That's just not realistic, you don't marry a 200 pound woman and then expect her to get perfect 90-60-90 size...

And Dlink cannot decide on GPL....they are not the owners of the router OS, they merely license it.
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Re: D-Link GPL/Open Source and DIR-655 Firmware?
« Reply #34 on: June 20, 2011, 11:59:54 AM »

That's just wrong. IPv6 doesn't need any other hardware capabilities than IPv4. There is absolutely no technical reason why it should not be possible to give the router IPv6 capabilities, as this is done in software entirely.

Many other router manufactures do so, e.g. AVM has already released IPv6 firmwares for older router models in 2009!
The only reason is, they want us to pay again for a new router to get IPv6 support. I bought my DIR-655 november 2010, I won't buy another DLINK router the next 3-5 years for sure. If the internet is completely switched to IPv6 in the next few years, and a big company like DLINK will let me alone without support, with no access to the internet with a router from 11/2010, then DLINK is just a poor company with no products worth to pay for.
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Re: D-Link GPL/Open Source and DIR-655 Firmware?
« Reply #35 on: June 23, 2011, 01:07:37 PM »

thank god i have an 11 year warranty router :)

Maybe he fries one of this days...  ::)
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EddieZ

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Re: D-Link GPL/Open Source and DIR-655 Firmware?
« Reply #36 on: June 25, 2011, 06:01:17 AM »

That's just wrong. IPv6 doesn't need any other hardware capabilities than IPv4. There is absolutely no technical reason why it should not be possible to give the router IPv6 capabilities, as this is done in software entirely.

Many other router manufactures do so, e.g. AVM has already released IPv6 firmwares for older router models in 2009!
The only reason is, they want us to pay again for a new router to get IPv6 support. I bought my DIR-655 november 2010, I won't buy another DLINK router the next 3-5 years for sure. If the internet is completely switched to IPv6 in the next few years, and a big company like DLINK will let me alone without support, with no access to the internet with a router from 11/2010, then DLINK is just a poor company with no products worth to pay for.

You forgot about more internal memory (look at rev b) and even the required size for the router firmware (which in both cases does not suffice for IPv6 to be added to rev A). Kind of critical, wouldn't you say. But if you want to believe in conspiracies...be my guest.
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Re: D-Link GPL/Open Source and DIR-655 Firmware?
« Reply #37 on: June 30, 2011, 01:01:23 AM »

DD-WRT it is not support ubicom CPU?  So no DD-WRT for DIR-655 B1 ?
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Chekov

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Re: D-Link GPL/Open Source and DIR-655 Firmware?
« Reply #38 on: July 01, 2011, 07:34:50 PM »

Just bought a DIR-655 F/W Ver 2.00NA and H/W Ver B1.

Enclosed in the box was a "D-Link GPL Code Statement" and "Written offer for GPL and LGPL Source Code" stating loosely that "... D-Link will provide upon written request ... the source code files via CD-ROM for a nominal cost to cover shipping ... ".

Sooo, it seems like all we have to do is ask and the secrets shall be revealed ...

Has anyone asked?

Chekov
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Justink

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Re: D-Link GPL/Open Source and DIR-655 Firmware?
« Reply #39 on: July 06, 2011, 02:40:17 PM »

Just bought a DIR-655 F/W Ver 2.00NA and H/W Ver B1.

Enclosed in the box was a "D-Link GPL Code Statement" and "Written offer for GPL and LGPL Source Code" stating loosely that "... D-Link will provide upon written request ... the source code files via CD-ROM for a nominal cost to cover shipping ... ".

Sooo, it seems like all we have to do is ask and the secrets shall be revealed ...

Has anyone asked?

Chekov

That's amazing! Someone needs to do this!
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Chekov

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Re: D-Link GPL/Open Source and DIR-655 Firmware?
« Reply #40 on: July 08, 2011, 08:33:19 AM »

The new DIR-655 bootlog includes lines like:

info     [    0.220000] Ubicom GPIO Controller
info     [    0.220000] ubicom32_flash_init(): registering device resources
notice     [    3.590000] Creating 6 MTD partitions on  ubicom32_boot_flash :
notice     [    3.590000] 6 cmdlinepart partitions found on MTD device ubicom32_boot_flash
info     [    3.470000] Serial: Ubicom32 mailbox serial driver.
info     [    3.470000] ubicom32 rng init
info     [    3.470000] ubicom32 rng started

So it looks like GPL code is now working on Ubicom processor ... or am I misreading this?
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dlsniper

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Re: D-Link GPL/Open Source and DIR-655 Firmware?
« Reply #41 on: December 02, 2011, 11:07:15 AM »

Would this help you? ftp://ftp.dlink.de/dir/dir-655/driver_software/DIR-655_GPL_code_revb.rar

For some reason it seems it's the source code of it but I haven't had a look at it yet. It's for revision B afaik.
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TravisRobinson

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Re: D-Link GPL/Open Source and DIR-655 Firmware?
« Reply #42 on: August 05, 2019, 05:14:35 AM »

I've noticed D-Link has a bunch of its firmware code open sourced, and up on the ftp site.  I noticed there isn't any available for the DIR-655, the closest thing to it is the firmware for the DIR-615 (bgn WiFi router, 10/100 LAN not Gigabit, some claim similar but lesser chipsets).
                                                                                                                                                                          term paper writer
I realize its not likely that this inquiry will cause it to show up, but I was just wondering if there was a particular reason that it isn't available?  In other words, what determines which firmware is open sourced?

Developers cheated and simply rewrote the version number from v1.05 (? 1.01) to v.1.08b2 in the firmware source codes and try to pass them off as the latest version. I asked a question about the technical support of D-link about these “manipulations”.
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Re: D-Link GPL/Open Source and DIR-655 Firmware?
« Reply #43 on: August 05, 2019, 08:28:18 AM »

Did you find out anything?

Seems like a old post. This product is EOL now.

I've noticed D-Link has a bunch of its firmware code open sourced, and up on the ftp site.  I noticed there isn't any available for the DIR-655, the closest thing to it is the firmware for the DIR-615 (bgn WiFi router, 10/100 LAN not Gigabit, some claim similar but lesser chipsets).
                                                                                                                                                                          term paper writer
I realize its not likely that this inquiry will cause it to show up, but I was just wondering if there was a particular reason that it isn't available?  In other words, what determines which firmware is open sourced?

Developers cheated and simply rewrote the version number from v1.05 (? 1.01) to v.1.08b2 in the firmware source codes and try to pass them off as the latest version. I asked a question about the technical support of D-link about these “manipulations”.
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