Lenovo Y1 v1

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Through a startup named xCloud, Lenovo entered wireless router market. Their first product is marketed as Newifi Mini. But its name on tag declares as Lenovo Y1. It's a small sized router with 802.11N + 802.11AC wireless connection. It contains 2 100M LAN and 1 100M WAN.

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ModelVersionSoCCPU MHzFlash MBRAM MBWLAN HardwareWLAN2.4WLAN5.0100M portsGbit portsModemUSB
Newifi mini Y1MediaTek MT7620A58016128MediaTek MT7612Eb/g/na/n/ac2--1x 2.0
Newifi Y1SMediaTek MT7620A58016256MediaTek MT7612Eb/g/na/n/ac32-3x 2.0

Output of /proc/mtd

Will translate to tablet later with booting info later.

dev:    size   erasesize  name
mtd0: 00030000 00010000 "u-boot"
mtd1: 00010000 00010000 "u-boot-env"
mtd2: 00010000 00010000 "factory"
mtd3: 00fb0000 00010000 "firmware"
mtd4: 0010c943 00010000 "kernel"
mtd5: 00ea36bd 00010000 "rootfs"
mtd6: 00c80000 00010000 "rootfs_data"

Unlike many other wireless router with same SoC selling in China, this one doesn't have U-boot locked. Thus installing OpenWrt becomes much easier comparing to other competitors.

We will utilize the U-boot recovery mode to flash the OpenWrt.

  1. Restore the route to factory default unless it's a brand-new opened box.
  2. Disconnect the power cable.
  3. Connect the route to a laptop/desktop with a ethernet cable on LAN port.
  4. Set IP address on the laptop /desktop to 192.168.1.11 with Netmask as 255.255.255.0, Gateway as 192.168.1.1
  5. Insert the power cable and QUICKLY press the RESET button in rear panel.
  6. If previous step was done properly, two LEDs on the routing will be blinking. That's a sign for recovery mode.
  7. Type 192.168.1.1 in the Web browser address bar.
  8. On recovery Web page, select the downloaded OpenWrt bin file.
  9. Click flash and wait.
  10. Meanwhile, you may want to restore the IP settings on laptop/desktop to Automatic(DHCP)

NOTE: The similar procedure may be used to restore to stock firmware.

Flashing through TFTP doesn't seem to work right now.

Basic configuration After flashing, proceed with this.

The 802.11AC, or 5G wireless capability is provided kmod-mt76 package. It may be installed via terminal

 opkg update && opkg -y install kmod-mt76

Or through LuCI Software page.

After rebooting, the LuCi will present the 5G network in Wifi page.

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The default network configuration is:

Interface Name Description Default configuration
br-lan EXAMPLE LAN & WiFi EXAMPLE 192.168.1.1/24
vlan0 (eth0.0) EXAMPLE LAN ports (1 to 4) EXAMPLE None
vlan1 (eth0.1) EXAMPLE WAN port EXAMPLE DHCP
wl0 EXAMPLE WiFi EXAMPLE Disabled

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Numbers 0-3 are Ports 1-4 as labeled on the unit, number 4 is the Internet (WAN) on the unit, 5 is the internal connection to the router itself. Don't be fooled: Port 1 on the unit is number 3 when configuring VLANs. vlan0 = eth0.0, vlan1 = eth0.1 and so on.

Port Switch port
Internet (WAN) EXAMPLE 4
LAN 1 EXAMPLE 3
LAN 2 EXAMPLE 2
LAN 3 EXAMPLE 1
LAN 4 EXAMPLE 0

hardware.button on howto use and configure the hardware button(s). Here, we merely name the buttons, so we can use them in the above Howto.

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The Lenovo Y1 has the following buttons:

BUTTON Event
EXAMPLE Reset reset
EXAMPLE Secure Easy Setup ses
EXAMPLE No buttons at all. -
General
Brand Lenovo
Model Newifi mini Y1
Versions
Device Type WiFi Router
Availability Discontinued
Comments - general
OpenWrt Support
Supported Since Commit https://git.lede-project.org/?p=source.git;a=commit;h=04e4ff282ad359485afe34deb658f36ffb34c16f
Supported Since Release
Supported Current Release 18.06.5
Unsupported
Hardware
Bootloader U-Boot
Target ramips
System-On-Chip
CPU MHz 580
Flash MB 16
RAM MB 128
Network
Ethernet 100M ports 2
Ethernet Gbit ports -
Switch ¿
Modem -
VLAN Yes
Comments - network ports
Wireless
WLAN 2.4GHz b/g/n
WLAN 5.0GHz a/n/ac
WLAN Hardware
Detachable Antennas -
Comments - WLAN 2x2
Interfaces
USB ports 1x 2.0
SATA ports ¿
Serial ¿
JTAG ¿
Comments - USB & SATA ports
Misc
LED count 5
Button count -
Power supply
Links
Forum Topic URL
WikiDevi URL
OEM device homepage URL http://www.newifi.com/product_newifi_mini.shtml
Firmware OEM Stock URL http://www.newifi.com/download.shtml
Firmware OpenWrt Install URL
Firmware OpenWrt Upgrade URL http://downloads.openwrt-project.org/releases/18.06.5/targets/ramips/mt7620/openwrt-18.06.5-ramips-mt7620-y1-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin
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General
Brand Lenovo
Model Newifi Y1S
Versions
Device Type WiFi Router
Availability Discontinued
Comments - general
OpenWrt Support
Supported Since Commit https://git.lede-project.org/?p=source.git;a=commit;h=04e4ff282ad359485afe34deb658f36ffb34c16f
Supported Since Release
Supported Current Release 19.07.6
Unsupported
Hardware
Bootloader U-Boot
Target ramips
System-On-Chip
CPU MHz 580
Flash MB 16
RAM MB 256
Network
Ethernet 100M ports 3
Ethernet Gbit ports 2
Switch ¿
Modem -
VLAN Yes
Comments - network ports
Wireless
WLAN 2.4GHz b/g/n
WLAN 5.0GHz a/n/ac
WLAN Hardware
Detachable Antennas -
Comments - WLAN
Interfaces
USB ports 3x 2.0
SATA ports ¿
Serial ¿
JTAG ¿
Comments - USB & SATA ports
Misc
LED count 5
Button count -
Power supply
Links
Forum Topic URL
WikiDevi URL
OEM device homepage URL http://newifi.com/product_newifi1.shtml
Firmware OEM Stock URL http://www.newifi.com/download.shtml
Firmware OpenWrt Install URL
Firmware OpenWrt Upgrade URL http://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/19.07.6/targets/ramips/mt7620/openwrt-19.07.6-ramips-mt7620-y1s-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin
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Front:
Insert photo of front of the casing

Back:
Insert photo of back of the casing

Backside label:
Insert photo of backside label

port.serial general information about the serial port, serial port cable, etc.

How to connect to the Serial Port of this specific device:

http://www.newbandeng.com/data/attachment/forum/201502/22/132451bmddic5fdockdhfi.jpg FIXME DEAD LINK

Serial connection parameters
for Lenovo Y1 v1
115200, 8N1

port.jtag general information about the JTAG port, JTAG cable, etc.

How to connect to the JTAG Port of this specific device:
Insert photo of PCB with markings for JTAG port

COPY HERE THE BOOTLOG WITH THE ORIGINAL FIRMWARE


COPY HERE THE BOOTLOG ONCE OPENWRT IS INSTALLED AND RUNNING


Space for additional notes, links to forum threads or other resources.

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  • Last modified: 2019/10/26 07:38
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