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bill888 [Installation]
toh:bt:vg3503j [2018/07/26 01:27] (current)
bill888 [Replacing stock firmware with LEDE 17 or later - for v1 and v2 models]
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 ====== BT VG3503J ====== ====== BT VG3503J ======
  
-BT OpenReach ​ECI VDSL VG3503J+BT Openreach ​ECI VDSL VG3503J ​modem. 
 + 
 +This wiki describes how to install OpenWrt onto ECI modem model: '​B-FOCus V-2FUb/​**r** Rev.B'​. ​  
 + 
 +**<color #​ed1c24>​nb:</​color>​** These instructions are NOT for the previous ECI modem model: '​B-FOCus V-2FUb/​**I** Rev.B'​.
  
 ===== Supported Versions ===== ===== Supported Versions =====
 ---- datatable ---- ---- datatable ----
-cols    : Brand, Model, Versions, Supported Current Rel, OEM device homepage URL_url, Forum Topic URL_url, Device Techdata_pageid+cols    : Brand, Model, Versions, Supported Current Rel, OEM device homepage URL_url, ​OWrt Forum Topic URL_url, Device Techdata_pageid
 headers : Brand, Model, Version, Current Release, OEM Info, Forum Topic, Technical Data headers : Brand, Model, Version, Current Release, OEM Info, Forum Topic, Technical Data
 align   : c,​c,​c,​c,​c,​c,​c,​c align   : c,​c,​c,​c,​c,​c,​c,​c
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 ===== Installation ===== ===== Installation =====
-  - → [[:​downloads|Obtain firmware]] 
-  - → [[docs:​guide-user:​installation:​generic.flashing|Install OpenWrt]] 
-  - → [[:​downloads|Latest OpenWrt release]] 
- 
- 
 ---- datatable ---- ---- datatable ----
 cols    : Model, Versions, Supported Current Rel, Firmware OpenWrt Install URL_url, Firmware OpenWrt Upgrade URL_url, Firmware OEM Stock URL_url cols    : Model, Versions, Supported Current Rel, Firmware OpenWrt Install URL_url, Firmware OpenWrt Upgrade URL_url, Firmware OEM Stock URL_url
-align   : ​l,c,c+align   : ​c,c,c
 filter ​ : Model=VG3503J filter ​ : Model=VG3503J
 ---- ----
 +
 +-> [[docs:​guide-user:​installation:​generic.flashing|Install OpenWrt (generic explanation)]]
 +
  
 Most information and images are available here [[http://​forum.kitz.co.uk/​index.php?​topic=11818.0|for serial and opening the box]]. Most information and images are available here [[http://​forum.kitz.co.uk/​index.php?​topic=11818.0|for serial and opening the box]].
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 The Device is an ISP provided vDSL Modem "BT OpenReach vDSL Modem - VG3503J", ​ The Device is an ISP provided vDSL Modem "BT OpenReach vDSL Modem - VG3503J", ​
-with the following identifiers. ​+with the following identifiers.  The v1 modem was manufactured between 2012-2013. ​ The v2 modem was manufactured between 2013-2016
  
 ^ECI Telecom Ltd.^^^ ^ECI Telecom Ltd.^^^
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 Once you have opened the box there should be a sticker, at least there is on mine that clearly labels my device as VG3503J-1-A-DC,​ with the additional U7 MAIN V2.02.01 F787 .  Once you have opened the box there should be a sticker, at least there is on mine that clearly labels my device as VG3503J-1-A-DC,​ with the additional U7 MAIN V2.02.01 F787 . 
 +
 +The exact model can only be identified by examining the markings on the Lantiq SoC.
 +
 +**v1 modem:**\\
 +LANTIQ ​
 +PSB 80910 EL\\
 +V1.1\\
 +XWAY VRX268
 +
 +**v2 modem:**\\
 +LANTIQ
 +PSB 80910 EL\\
 +V1.2\\
 +XWAY VRX268
  
 it has a single pcb with a dsl RJ11 with only a front panel led, it has a single pcb with a dsl RJ11 with only a front panel led,
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 |Pin 4 |GND   - i used a different GND pin as pin four did not have a hole and i have no hand drill to make one. || |Pin 4 |GND   - i used a different GND pin as pin four did not have a hole and i have no hand drill to make one. ||
  
-then connect using screen or Picocom+{{media:​bt:​bt3503jserial.png?​0x200|}}  
 +{{media:​bt:​bt3503jserialv2.png?​0x200|}} 
 + 
 +then connect using screen or Picocom. (Windows users can use PuTTY with baud rate set to 115200)
 <​code>​ <​code>​
 screen -U -L /​dev/​ttyUSB0 115200,​cs8,​-parenb,​cstopb,​-hupcl screen -U -L /​dev/​ttyUSB0 115200,​cs8,​-parenb,​cstopb,​-hupcl
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 </​code>​ </​code>​
-in another terminal make sure the image is available ​+In another terminal make sure the image is available ​ 
 + 
 +For LEDE 17.01: 
 +<​code>​ 
 +ln -s lede-17.01.4-lantiq-xrx200-VG3503J-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin /​tftpImage/​lede-17.01.4-lantiq-xrx200-VG3503J-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin 
 +</​code>​ 
 + 
 +for Chaos Calmer 15:
 <​code>​ <​code>​
 ln -s openwrt-lantiq-xrx200-VG3503J-squashfs.image /​tftpImage/​openwrt-lantiq-xrx200-VG3503J-squashfs.image ln -s openwrt-lantiq-xrx200-VG3503J-squashfs.image /​tftpImage/​openwrt-lantiq-xrx200-VG3503J-squashfs.image
 </​code>​ </​code>​
-and start tftp on the eth0 interface ​+ 
 + 
 +and start tftp on the eth0 interface ​of the linux computer which will become the TFTP server on IP address 192.168.2.1.  ​
 <​code>​ <​code>​
 ifconfig eth0 192.168.2.1 netmask 255.255.255.0 up ifconfig eth0 192.168.2.1 netmask 255.255.255.0 up
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 --no-hosts --no-hosts
 </​code>​ </​code>​
-at this point you should have one terminal connected via serial console to the device with an ethernet cable connected to your tftp server and the modem, I used lan1 on the modem. 
  
-switch ​to the console connected to the serial interface and reboot the device, ​you can either login as root:admin or just press the reset button, either way you need to interrupt the bootloader using the serial connection.+(Windows users can use TFTPD32/​TFTPD64.exe. Set the PC's ethernet port to 192.168.2.1. ​ Start the app and place the lede-17.01.4-lantiq-xrx200-VG3503J-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin into the same program folder as TFTPD32/​64.exe. ​ Ensure the firewall does not block the app.) 
 + 
 +At this point you should have one terminal connected via serial console to the device with an ethernet cable connected to your tftp server and the modem, I used lan1 on the modem. 
 + 
 +Switch ​to the console connected to the serial interface and reboot the device, ​then interrupt the bootloader using the serial connection. ​ It should drop to VR9 prompt as shown below:
  
 <​code>​ <​code>​
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 </​code>​ </​code>​
  
-**Replacing stock firmware with LEDE 17 or later - for v1 and v2 variants**+==== Replacing stock firmware with LEDE 17 or later - for v1 and v2 models ====
  
-Referring to these links: +Reproducing the steps described in these links:\\ 
-[[https://​forum.lede-project.org/​t/​newbie-lede-on-bt-openreach-eci-vg3503j-v2/​2726]]+[[https://​forum.lede-project.org/​t/​newbie-lede-on-bt-openreach-eci-vg3503j-v2/​2726]]\\
 [[https://​git.openwrt.org/?​p=openwrt/​openwrt.git;​a=commitdiff;​h=17094e9e642ffca19c6b6681766d2bcbb8e6e565]] [[https://​git.openwrt.org/?​p=openwrt/​openwrt.git;​a=commitdiff;​h=17094e9e642ffca19c6b6681766d2bcbb8e6e565]]
 +(nb. There is a typo error. The correct '​erase'​ command to use is shown below)
  
 Issue the following commands at the VR9 prompt: Issue the following commands at the VR9 prompt:
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 (nb. The latest snapshot is labelled as arcadyan_vg3503j-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin) (nb. The latest snapshot is labelled as arcadyan_vg3503j-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin)
  
-**Upgrading from old OpenWRT ​to LEDE 17 or later**+There is a minor cosmetic bug in LuCI'​s ​**Network -> Switch** menu for LEDE 17.01, whereby LAN1 and LAN2 ports are transposed. ​ This has been fixed from OpenWRT 18.06.0 stable release. [[https://​git.openwrt.org/?​p=openwrt/​openwrt.git;​a=commit;​h=004fe8962090aba170b866aaba5526d4f96c8d6d]] 
 + 
 +For a guide to configuring '​bridge mode' for use with Openreach FTTC connections in the UK, please refer to section 9.8 in the 'LEDE Installation Guide for HH5A' under 'Link References'​ at the bottom of this page.   
 + 
 +nb. Future LEDE/​OpenWrt releases can be installed using normal sysupgrade (and LuCI) methods, without a serial connection and TFTP server. 
 +==== Upgrading from old OpenWrt ​to LEDE 17 or later ====
  
 Issue the following commands at the VR9 prompt. This will also erase the ethernet MAC address, so you may optionally wish to use the printenv command save the environment variables before continuing. Issue the following commands at the VR9 prompt. This will also erase the ethernet MAC address, so you may optionally wish to use the printenv command save the environment variables before continuing.
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 Replace AA:​BB:​CC:​DD:​EE:​FF below with the ethernet MAC address printed on the label attached to the back of the modem. Replace AA:​BB:​CC:​DD:​EE:​FF below with the ethernet MAC address printed on the label attached to the back of the modem.
  
-Issue the following commands at the VR9 prompt:+Interrupt the bootloader and issue the following commands at the VR9 prompt:
  
 <​code>​ <​code>​
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-**Installing Chaos Calmer (15.05) ​NOT Recommended**+==== Installing Chaos Calmer (15.05) ​==== 
 + 
 +nb. v1 and v2 models require different sysupgrade images. ​ The model can be identified by examining the markings on the Lantiq SoC.  Do NOT install v2 image on v1 model because it will disable the ethernet LAN ports. 
 + 
 +v1 model is labelled v1.1\\ 
 +v2 model is labelled v1.2 
 + 
 +It is recommended to use JSamuel'​s fully functional CC 15.05 images for v1 and v2 modems. Visit this thread for more information:​ 
 +[[https://​forum.kitz.co.uk/​index.php/​topic,​15918.0.html]]
  
 Issue the following commands, again these worked for me. I would like to understand more about how and why these are correct if anyone wants to add and explanation that would be great "a link would do". Issue the following commands, again these worked for me. I would like to understand more about how and why these are correct if anyone wants to add and explanation that would be great "a link would do".
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 == dmesg output from original firmware == == dmesg output from original firmware ==
-<file>+<WRAP bootlog>​ 
 +<nowiki>
 # dmesg # dmesg
 ished 1024 bind 512) ished 1024 bind 512)
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 arcCfmThreadEntry:​ port 1 linkdown arcCfmThreadEntry:​ port 1 linkdown
 arcCfmThreadEntry:​ port 1 linkup arcCfmThreadEntry:​ port 1 linkup
-</file>+</nowiki> 
 +</​WRAP>​\\
  
 == Pastie #1 http://​pastie.org/​9847175 == == Pastie #1 http://​pastie.org/​9847175 ==
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 [[http://​forum.kitz.co.uk/​index.php/​topic,​15918.0.html|Chaos Calmer r46559 for ECI/r v1 & v2 modem with G.INP/ReTX Support]]\\ [[http://​forum.kitz.co.uk/​index.php/​topic,​15918.0.html|Chaos Calmer r46559 for ECI/r v1 & v2 modem with G.INP/ReTX Support]]\\
 [[http://​forum.kitz.co.uk/​index.php/​topic,​11818.15.html|ECI Modem B-FOCus V-2FUb/r Rev B - serial connection]]\\ [[http://​forum.kitz.co.uk/​index.php/​topic,​11818.15.html|ECI Modem B-FOCus V-2FUb/r Rev B - serial connection]]\\
-[[http://​forum.kitz.co.uk/​index.php/​topic,​11818.msg258621.html#​msg258621|ECI Modem B-FOCus V-2FUb/r Rev B - restore stock firmware]]\\+[[http://​forum.kitz.co.uk/​index.php/​topic,​11818.msg258621.html#​msg258621|ECI Modem B-FOCus V-2FUb/r Rev B - restore stock firmware ​- not clear if this is for v1 or v2 modems.]]\\ 
 +[[https://​openwrt.ebilan.co.uk/​viewtopic.php?​f=7&​t=266|Bridge mode setup instructions can be found in section 9.8 of the Installation Guide for HH5A]]\\
  
  
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