MikroTik LHG5 Board Based Devices

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LHG 5 Based devices platform is based on the CPU AR9344 MIPSBE, used in various MikroTik wireless devices with 802.11a/n radio, 1x 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet port, 16 MB SPI NOR flash and 64 MB RAM DDR2. It comprises the following Mikrotik devices:

* LHG 5 (RBLHG-5nD)

* LHG XL HP5 (RBLHG-5HPnD-XL) NOT SUPPORTED YET OFFICIALLY BY OPENWRT!!!

* SXTsq lite5 (RBSXTsq5nD) NOT SUPPORTED YET OFFICIALLY BY OPENWRT!!!

* Disc Lite5 (RBDisc-5nD) NOT SUPPORTED YET OFFICIALLY BY OPENWRT!!!

* LDF5 (RBLDF-5nD) NOT SUPPORTED YET OFFICIALLY BY OPENWRT!!!

They all share the same PCB, just the hardware name changes. Although some of these devices do not have official OpenWRT image support, since they are using the same PCB, it is possible that you can use only the LHG5 initramfs image to test if OpenWRT works well on those devices that do not yet have support.

None at this time.

Install OpenWrt (common Mikrotik procedure)

OpenWrt is not compatible with the bootloader of RouterOS v7. Do NOT upgrade the firmware on your device past RouterOS v6.45.8 or, if you did, downgrade to RouterOS Firmware v6.45.8 or earlier before installing OpenWrt. Not tested on versions of RouterOS 6.48.X or above. On 6.47.10 or lower it will work.

On this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48mcR4oGn_0 , you will see how to use Tiny PXE Server on Windows to easily install Open WRT. Although it applies to a different device, the steps are exactly the same for the most Mikrotik Devices.

FIXME Find out flash layout, then add the flash layout table here (copy, paste, modify the example).

Please check out the article Flash layout. It contains examples and explanations that describe how to document the flash layout.

FIXME The instructions below are for Broadcom devices and only serve as an example.
Remove / modify them if they do not apply to this particular device!

This section deals with

  • How you install OpenWrt from a device freshly opened
  • The steps required such as reset to factory defaults if the device has already been configured

Note: Reset router to factory defaults if it has been previously configured.

  • Browse to http://192.168.1.1/Upgrade.asp
  • Upload .bin file to router
  • Wait for it to reboot
  • Telnet to 192.168.1.1 and set a root password, or browse to http://192.168.1.1 if LuCI is installed.

Specific values needed for tftp

FIXME Enter values for “FILL-IN” below

Bootloader tftp server IPv4 address FILL-IN
Bootloader MAC address (special) FILL-IN
Firmware tftp image Latest OpenWrt release (NOTE: Name must contain “tftp”)
TFTP transfer window FILL-IN seconds
TFTP window start approximately FILL-IN seconds after power on
TFTP client required IP address FILL-IN

generic.sysupgrade

FIXME These are generic instructions. Update with your router's specifics.

  • Browse to http://192.168.1.1/cgi-bin/luci/mini/system/upgrade/ LuCI Upgrade URL
  • Upload image file for sysupgrade to LuCI
  • Wait for reboot

If you don't have a GUI (LuCI) available, you can alternatively upgrade via the command line. There are two command line methods for upgrading:

  • sysupgrade
  • mtd

Note: It is important that you put the firmware image into the ramdisk (/tmp) before you start flashing.

sysupgrade

  • Login as root via SSH on 192.168.1.1, then enter the following commands:
cd /tmp
wget http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/XXX/xxx.abc
sysupgrade /tmp/xxx.abc

mtd

If sysupgrade does not support this router, use mtd.

  • Login as root via SSH on 192.168.1.1, then enter the following commands:
cd /tmp
wget http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/XXX/xxx.abc
mtd write /tmp/xxx.abc linux && reboot

Mikrotik Devices can be reverted to stock firmeware / be debricked in an easy way. Follow the instructions here: https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:Reset and here https://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:Netinstall

Reset Button, the Mikrotik Netinstall tool and the right firmware file do the job. As Mikrotik uses different plattforms, be sure to get the right package. LHG5 Boards is based on Router OS 6, MIPSBE Plattform (32Bit)

Beware: After you flashed the stock firmware, the device has NO configuration. You must connect to the device with the help of Mikrotik “Winbox” software which uses the MAC Address (as the device has no IP) . After Connecting, restore the default configuration and reboot. Then you are ready to start all over again

Basic configuration After flashing, proceed with this.
Set up your Internet connection, configure wireless, configure USB port, etc.

FIXME Please fill in real values for this device, then remove the EXAMPLEs

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

FIXME Please fill in real values for this device, then remove the EXAMPLEs

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.

FIXME Please fill in real values for this device, then remove the EXAMPLEs

The MikroTik LHG5 Board Based Devices has the following buttons:

BUTTON Event
EXAMPLE Reset reset
EXAMPLE Secure Easy Setup ses
EXAMPLE No buttons at all. -

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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

Note: This will void your warranty!

FIXME Describe what needs to be done to open the device, e.g. remove rubber feet, adhesive labels, screws, ...

  • To remove the cover and open the device, do a/b/c

Main PCB:
Insert photo of PCB

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

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

FIXME Replace EXAMPLE by real values.

Serial connection parameters
for MikroTik LHG5 Board Based Devices @@Version@@
EXAMPLE 115200, 8N1, 3.3V

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

None so far.

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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FIXME Add tags below, then remove this fixme.

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