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PowerCloud Systems CAP324

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Supported Versions

Experimental Versions

Support for new ath79 DT-based (and overhaul of) ar71xx has been added but is source-only.

Hardware Highlights

Installation

Flash Layout

Current Snapshots or 'no-cloud' images for 17.xx/18.xx

Layer0 raw flash, 16384 KiB
Layer1 mtd0
u-boot
256 KiB
mtd1
u-boot-env
64 KiB
mtd2
firmware
16000 KiB (= FlashSize-(256+64+64))
mtd6
art 64 KiB
Layer2 mtd3
kernel
about 1 MiB
mtd4
rootfs
Layer3 /dev/root
around 2 MiB
mtd5
rootfs_data
around 15.x MiB

OEM or regular (not no-cloud) images for 17.xx/18.xx

Layer0 raw flash, 16384 KiB
Layer1 mtd0
u-boot
256 KiB
mtd1
u-boot-env
64 KiB
mtd2
firmware
15296 KiB (= FlashSize-(256+64+640+64))
mtd6
certs 640 KiB
mtd7
art 64 KiB
Layer2 mtd3
kernel
about 1 MiB
mtd4
rootfs
Layer3 /dev/root
around 2 MiB
mtd5
rootfs_data
around 15 MiB

OEM easy installation

FIXME: Some versions of firmware did have a web interface from which one could flash to OpenWrt; detail flashing those.

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

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: Add commit post 18.xx where br-lan was switch to static (192.168.1.1/24)

For 17.xx/18.xx

Network interfaces

The default network configuration is:

Interface Name Description Default configuration
br-lan LAN & WiFi DHCP
eth0 LAN parent for br-lan
wlan0 WiFi 5 GHz Disabled
wlan1 WiFi 2.4 GHz Disabled

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.

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The PowerCloud Systems CAP324 has the following buttons:

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

Hardware

Info

General
Brand PowerCloud Systems
Model CAP324
Versions
Device Type WiFi AP
Availability Discontinued
Comments - general All LEDs are bi-color; colors can be controlled separately.
OpenWrt Support
Supported Since Revision
Supported Since Release 17.01.0
Supported Current Release 18.06.1
Unsupported
Hardware
Instruction set
Sub Instruction Set
bootloader U-Boot
Target ar71xx
System-On-Chip
CPU MHz ¿
Flash MB 16
RAM MB 128
Network
Ethernet 100M ports -
Ethernet Gbit ports 1
switch no
Modem -
VLAN Yes
Comments - network ports 1 port, have to check of gigE or FE
Wireless
WLAN 2.4GHz b/g/n
WLAN 5.0GHz a/n
WLAN Hardware ¿
Detachable Antennas -
Comments - WLAN
Interfaces
USB ports -
SATA ports -
Serial Yes
JTAG No
Comments - USB & SATA ports
Misc
LED count 3
Button count 1
Power supply 12 VDC, 1.25 A, PoE
Links
Forum Topic URL
WikiDevi URL
OEM device homepage URL http://powercloudsystems.com/enable-cap324.php
Firmware OEM Stock URL http://¿
Firmware OpenWrt Install URL http://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/18.06.1/targets/ar71xx/generic/openwrt-18.06.1-ar71xx-generic-cap324-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin
Firmware OpenWrt Upgrade URL http://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/18.06.1/targets/ar71xx/generic/openwrt-18.06.1-ar71xx-generic-cap324-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin
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Photos

Front:
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Back:
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Backside label:
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Opening the case

Note: This will void your warranty!

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

Main PCB:
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Serial

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

Serial connection parameters
for PowerCloud Systems CAP324
115200, 8N1

Bootloader mods

Hardware mods

None so far.

Bootlogs

OEM bootlog

FIXME: Needs to be added by someone with original firmware

COPY HERE THE BOOTLOG WITH THE ORIGINAL FIRMWARE


OpenWrt bootlog

COPY HERE THE BOOTLOG ONCE OPENWRT IS INSTALLED AND RUNNING


Notes

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toh/powercloud_systems/powercloud_systems_cap324.txt · Last modified: 2018/08/06 21:52 by tmomas