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PHICOMM K2P/KE2P

The PHICOMM K2P/KE2P (also KE 2P) is an AC1300 dual-band Gigabit indoor wireless router. It is based on the MediaTek MT7621A SoC, and features 5x 10/100/1000 Mbps switched Ethernet ports (4x LAN, 1x WAN) and MT7615E-based 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi.

Phicomm KE2P box Phicomm KE2P inside the box Phicomm KE2P top view Phicomm KE2P bottom view Phicomm KE2P back view

Supported Versions

Hardware Highlights

ModelVersionSoCCPU MHzFlash MBRAM MBWLAN HardwareWLAN2.4WLAN5.0100M portsGbit portsModemUSB
K2PA1, A2MediaTek MT7621AT88016128MediaTek MT7615Db/g/na/n/ac-5--
ModelVersionSoCCPU MHzFlash MBRAM MBWLAN HardwareWLAN2.4WLAN5.0100M portsGbit portsModemUSB
KE2PC1MediaTek MT7621A88016128MediaTek MT7615Db/g/na/n/ac-5--

Installation

  1. Connect to the router's UART (e.g., with a TTL to USB converter)
  2. Set up a TFTP server (information available at Installing OpenWrt via TFTP or Setting up a TFTP server for TFTP Recovery/Install to serve the sysupgrade file for this device
  3. Power the device and press “2” immediately in order to make U-Boot enter the “Flash via TFTP” option
  4. Set the appropriate values for the “device IP”, “server IP” and “Linux Kernel filename” according to your setup
  5. U-Boot will get the image from the TFTP server, write it to the flash and reboot the router automatically

Flash Layout

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.

OEM easy installation

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.

OEM installation using the TFTP method

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

Upgrading OpenWrt

generic.sysupgrade

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

LuCI Web Upgrade Process

  • 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

Terminal Upgrade Process

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

Debricking

Failsafe mode

Basic configuration

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

Specific Configuration

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

Network interfaces

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

Switch Ports (for VLANs)

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

Buttons

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 PHICOMM K2P/KE2P has the following buttons:

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

Hardware

Info

General
Brand PHICOMM
Model K2P
Versions A1, A2
Device Type WiFi Router
Availability unknown 2018
Comments - general
OpenWrt Support
Supported Since Revision
Supported Since Release 18.06.0
Supported Current Release 18.06.4
Unsupported
Hardware
Instruction set ¿
Sub Instruction Set ¿
Bootloader U-Boot
Target ramips
System-On-Chip
CPU MHz 880
Flash MB 16
RAM MB 128
Network
Ethernet 100M ports -
Ethernet Gbit ports 5
Switch MT7530 (SoC)
Modem -
VLAN Yes
Comments - network ports
Wireless
WLAN 2.4GHz b/g/n
WLAN 5.0GHz a/n/ac
WLAN Hardware MediaTek MT7615D
Detachable Antennas -
Comments - WLAN Concurrent operation on 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz not yet supported by the driver
Interfaces
USB ports -
SATA ports -
Serial Yes
JTAG No
Comments - USB & SATA ports
Misc
LED count 3
Button count 1
Power supply 12 VDC 1.5A
Links
Forum Topic URL
WikiDevi URL https://wikidevi.com/wiki/Phicomm_K2P
OEM device homepage URL http://www.phicomm.com/cn/en.php/News/detail/cateid/2/id/435.html
Firmware OEM Stock URL
Firmware OpenWrt Install URL http://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/18.06.4/targets/ramips/mt7621/openwrt-18.06.4-ramips-mt7621-k2p-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin
Firmware OpenWrt Upgrade URL http://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/18.06.4/targets/ramips/mt7621/openwrt-18.06.4-ramips-mt7621-k2p-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin
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General
Brand PHICOMM
Model KE2P
Versions C1
Device Type WiFi Router
Availability Available 2019
Comments - general Same as K2P, but renamed for the European market
OpenWrt Support
Supported Since Revision
Supported Since Release 18.06.0
Supported Current Release 18.06.4
Unsupported
Hardware
Instruction set
Sub Instruction Set
Bootloader U-Boot
Target ramips
System-On-Chip
CPU MHz 880
Flash MB 16
RAM MB 128
Network
Ethernet 100M ports -
Ethernet Gbit ports 5
Switch MT7530 (SoC)
Modem -
VLAN Yes
Comments - network ports
Wireless
WLAN 2.4GHz b/g/n
WLAN 5.0GHz a/n/ac
WLAN Hardware MediaTek MT7615D
Detachable Antennas -
Comments - WLAN Concurrent operation on 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz not yet supported by the driver
Interfaces
USB ports -
SATA ports -
Serial Yes
JTAG No
Comments - USB & SATA ports
Misc
LED count 3
Button count -
Power supply 12 VDC 1.5A
Links
Forum Topic URL
WikiDevi URL https://wikidevi.com/wiki/Phicomm_KE_2P
OEM device homepage URL https://www.phicomm.de/en/product/smart-home-products/smart-wlan-routers/ke2p
Firmware OEM Stock URL http://¿
Firmware OpenWrt Install URL http://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/18.06.4/targets/ramips/mt7621/openwrt-18.06.4-ramips-mt7621-k2p-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin
Firmware OpenWrt Upgrade URL http://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/18.06.4/targets/ramips/mt7621/openwrt-18.06.4-ramips-mt7621-k2p-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin
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Photos

Unboxing:
Phicomm KE2P box Phicomm KE2P inside the box

Front:
Phicomm KE2P top view

Back:
Phicomm KE2P back view

Backside label:
Phicomm KE2P bottom view

Opening the case

Note: This will void your warranty!

To open the device, remove the two rubber pads closer to the Ethernet ports. Under them there are two screws that hold the board to the case; remove them. To remove the bottom part of the case, use a plastic piece as a lever. Nothing needs to be forced/broken.

Main PCB:
Phicomm KE2P board

Serial

At port.serial there is general information about the serial port, serial port cable, etc.

How to connect to the Serial Port of this specific device:
Phicomm KE2P UART detail

The UART port for the serial connection is clearly marked on the PCB.

Serial connection parameters
for PHICOMM K2P/KE2P
57600, 8N1

JTAG

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

No JTAG connection available.

Bootloader mods

Hardware mods

None so far.

Bootlogs

OEM bootlog

COPY HERE THE BOOTLOG WITH THE ORIGINAL FIRMWARE


OpenWrt bootlog

COPY HERE THE BOOTLOG ONCE OPENWRT IS INSTALLED AND RUNNING


Notes

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

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toh/phicomm/phicomm_k2p_ke2p.txt · Last modified: 2019/07/04 11:02 by rogerpueyo