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The Netgear WAX202 is an WiFi 6, AX1800 Dual Band Wireless Access Point/router.

Neatgear WAX202

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Netgear WAX202 Flash Layout
Layer0 raw NAND flash memory chip(AMD/Spansion S34ML01G2) 128 MiB SLC
Layer1 mtd0 Bootloader 512 KiB mtd1 Config 512 KiB mtd2 Factory 512 KiB mtd3 firmware 38 MiB mtd6 firmware_backup 38 MiB mtd7 CFG 8 MiB mtd8 RAE 4 MiB mtd9 POT 1 MiB mtd10 Language 4 MiB mtd11 Traffic 2 MiB mtd12 Cert 1 MiB mtd13 NTGRcryptK 1 MiB mtd14 NTGRcryptD 5 MiB mtd15 LOG 1 MiB mtd16 User_data 6400 KiB
Layer2 mtd4 kernel 4 MiB mtd5 ubi 34 MiB

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FIXME verify flash layout.

# cat /proc/mtd
dev:    size   erasesize  name
mtd0: 00080000 00020000 "Bootloader"
mtd1: 00080000 00020000 "Config"
mtd2: 00080000 00020000 "Factory"
mtd3: 02600000 00020000 "firmware"
mtd4: 00400000 00020000 "kernel"
mtd5: 02200000 00020000 "ubi"
mtd6: 02600000 00020000 "firmware_backup"
mtd7: 00800000 00020000 "CFG"
mtd8: 00400000 00020000 "RAE"
mtd9: 00100000 00020000 "POT"
mtd10: 00400000 00020000 "Language"
mtd11: 00200000 00020000 "Traffic"
mtd12: 00100000 00020000 "Cert"
mtd13: 00100000 00020000 "NTGRcryptK"
mtd14: 00500000 00020000 "NTGRcryptD"
mtd15: 00100000 00020000 "LOG"
mtd16: 00640000 00020000 "User_data"
[    0.659199] nand: device found, Manufacturer ID: 0x01, Chip ID: 0xf1
[    0.665569] nand: AMD/Spansion S34ML01G2
[    0.669562] nand: 128 MiB, SLC, erase size: 128 KiB, page size: 2048, OOB size: 64
[    0.677114] mt7621-nand 1e003000.nand: ECC strength adjusted to 4 bits
[    0.683778] 15 fixed-partitions partitions found on MTD device mt7621-nand
[    0.691033] Creating 15 MTD partitions on "mt7621-nand":
[    0.696348] 0x000000000000-0x000000080000 : "Bootloader"
[    0.710400] 0x000000080000-0x000000100000 : "Config"
[    0.724166] 0x000000100000-0x000000180000 : "Factory"
[    0.737970] 0x000000180000-0x000002780000 : "firmware"
[    1.326650] 2 fixed-partitions partitions found on MTD device firmware
[    1.333269] Creating 2 MTD partitions on "firmware":
[    1.338228] 0x000000000000-0x000000400000 : "kernel"
[    1.405565] 0x000000400000-0x000002600000 : "ubi"
[    1.932355] 0x000002780000-0x000004d80000 : "firmware_backup"
[    2.521851] 0x000004d80000-0x000005580000 : "CFG"
[    2.650393] 0x000005580000-0x000005980000 : "RAE"
[    2.717721] 0x000005980000-0x000005a80000 : "POT"
[    2.738788] 0x000005a80000-0x000005e80000 : "Language"
[    2.806598] 0x000005e80000-0x000006080000 : "Traffic"
[    2.843474] 0x000006080000-0x000006180000 : "Cert"
[    2.864813] 0x000006180000-0x000006280000 : "NTGRcryptK"
[    2.886674] 0x000006280000-0x000006780000 : "NTGRcryptD"
[    2.969809] 0x000006780000-0x000006880000 : "LOG"
[    2.990980] 0x000006880000-0x000006ec0000 : "User_data"

Installation from stock firmware is as simple as uploading the OpenWrt …factory.img via the stock firmware updater (Advanced→Administration→Firmware Update).

The stock firmware will throw an error message warning that the new firmware is older, click Okay to continue. Then click Yes to upload. After reboot OpenWrt should be installed.

Specific values needed for tftp

Bootloader tftp server IPv4 address
Bootloader MAC address (special) N/A
Firmware tftp image Latest OpenWrt release (NOTE: Must have a .img file suffix)
TFTP transfer window unknown
TFTP window start Wait for the Power LED to start flashing
TFTP client required IP address

See for more information

  • Browse to /cgi-bin/luci/admin/system/flash on LuCI. E.g. if your OpenWrt instance lives at
  • Click the button “Flash image...” at the bottom of the page
  • Upload an image file for sysupgrade to LuCI and follow the steps on screen.
  • (Optionally) verify the hash of the image LuCI received with the expected hash value. The expected hashvalues for images can be found at<release-version>/targets/ramips/mt7621/ where <release-version> is the version of the current release, e.g. 23.05.2.
  • 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.


  • Login as root via SSH on, then enter the following commands:
cd /tmp
sysupgrade /tmp/


If sysupgrade does not support this router, use mtd.

  • Login as root via SSH on, then enter the following commands:
cd /tmp
mtd write /tmp/ linux && reboot

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

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The default network configuration is:

Interface Name Description Default configuration
vlan0 (eth0.0) EXAMPLE LAN ports (1 to 4) EXAMPLE None
vlan1 (eth0.1) EXAMPLE WAN port EXAMPLE DHCP

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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

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 NETGEAR WAX202 has the following buttons:

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


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Backside label:
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Note: This will void your warranty!

Note: This is copied from the higher specification Netgear WAX206, but should be the same.

Note that the right side panel cannot be removed without removing the pcb mounting screws (internal access)!

To open the case, the bottom stand must first be removed, there are two screws holding it on. These screws will prevent the left side panel from being removed. Next pry the left side panel free. This panel is held to the main body with plastic clips, I used a plastic pry bar around all the edges and shims to prevent re-latching while working.

Main PCB:
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port.serial general information about the serial port, serial port cable, etc.

How to connect to the Serial Port of this specific device:
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Serial connection parameters
for NETGEAR WAX202 @@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:
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