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PowerCloud Systems CR3000

Originally a cloud managed router the CR3000 is now only usable with OpenWrt (since the cloud service has gone away). It's a basic AR934x fast either 5-port switch with one port acting as a separate WAN interface with 2.4 GHz wireless.

FIXME: Add images

Generic Router

Supported Versions

Hardware Highlights

ModelVersionSoCCPU MHzFlash MBRAM MBWLAN HardwareWLAN2.4WLAN5.0100M portsGbit portsModemUSB
CR3000AR1321 (detects as AR9341 rev 1)535864AR1321 (detects as AR9340 rev 1)b/g/n-5---

Installation

Stable release

Experimental Versions

OEM installation using the TFTP method (via ramdisk)

generic.flashing.tftp

installation

One boots a ramdisk image and then does a normal OpenWrt sysupgrade (generic.sysupgrade)

Specific values needed for tftp

If one holds the WPS button and then (with button pressed) powers on the device (holding WPS button for 5-7 seconds) the device will attempt to download a ramdisk image named ap.bin from a tftp server (but only using the WAN port) at 192.168.1.10. Note that for 17.xx or 18.xx using the snapshot below will require the use of sysupgrade -F. Also note that some devices will attempt to load from 192.168.1.17 and that if the u-boot environment has been corrupted the ramdisk image will need to be named vmlinux.uImage.

Bootloader tftp client IPv4 address 192.168.1.1 on the WAN port
Firmware tftp image Ramdisk from 'snapshots' (NOTE: Must renamed as ap.bin (or, if u-boot environment is corrupt, vmlinux.uImage))
TFTP window start approximately 5-7 seconds after power on
TFTP server required IP address 192.168.1.10 (on some devices 192.168.1.17)

OEM installation using the Serial method

→ Flashing from stock firmware requires Generic Flashing over the Serial Port

The correct commands for this device are:

setenv ipaddr 192.168.1.1
setenv serverip 192.168.1.234
tftpboot 0x80060000 firm.bin
erase 0x9f050000 +$filesize
cp.b $fileaddr 0x9f050000 $filesize
bootm 0x9f050000

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

Layer0 raw flash, 8192 KiB
Layer1 mtd0
u-boot
256 KiB
mtd1
u-boot-env
64 KiB
mtd2
firmware
7872 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 4.5 MiB

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

Layer0 raw flash, 8192 KiB
Layer1 mtd0
u-boot
256 KiB
mtd1
u-boot-env
64 KiB
mtd2
firmware
7232 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 4.5 MiB

OEM easy installation

There is no 'easy installation' from the OEM firmware for this device. Serial access in order to flash using U-boot is required.

Upgrading OpenWrt

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

Network interfaces

The default network configuration is:

Interface Name Description Default configuration
br-lan EXAMPLE LAN & WiFi 192.168.1.1/24
eth1 WAN port DHCP
vlan1 (eth0.1) LAN switch Base for br-lan; see br-lan
wlan0 WiFi Disabled

Switch Ports (for VLANs)

This device has the CPU port on Port 0, so ports 1 - 4 are the ports labelled on the unit.

Physical Port Switch port
LAN 1 1
LAN 2 4
LAN 3 3
LAN 4 2

The wan port is not a switch port it is a separate interface.

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 PowerCloud Systems CR3000 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 CR3000
Versions
Device Type WiFi Router
Availability Discontinued
Comments - general Serial requires soldering on a header. PowerCloud Systems was aka Enable Networks.
OpenWrt Support
Supported Since Revision
Supported Since Release 17.01.0
Supported Current Release 18.06.4
Unsupported
Hardware
Instruction set
Sub Instruction Set
Bootloader U-Boot
Target ar71xx-ath79
System-On-Chip
CPU MHz 535
Flash MB 8
RAM MB 64
Network
Ethernet 100M ports 5
Ethernet Gbit ports -
Switch Atheros AR9341 (built-in SoC switch)
Modem -
VLAN Yes
Comments - network ports
Wireless
WLAN 2.4GHz b/g/n
WLAN 5.0GHz -
WLAN Hardware AR1321 (detects as AR9340 rev 1)
Detachable Antennas -
Comments - WLAN
Interfaces
USB ports -
SATA ports -
Serial Yes
JTAG No
Comments - USB & SATA ports
Misc
LED count 7
Button count 2
Power supply 5 VDC, 1.0 A, barrel connector
Links
Forum Topic URL
WikiDevi URL https://wikidevi.com/wiki/Enable_Networks_CR3000
OEM device homepage URL http://¿
Firmware OEM Stock URL http://¿
Firmware OpenWrt Install URL http://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/18.06.4/targets/ar71xx/generic/openwrt-18.06.4-ar71xx-generic-cr3000-nocloud-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin
Firmware OpenWrt Upgrade URL http://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/18.06.4/targets/ar71xx/generic/openwrt-18.06.4-ar71xx-generic-cr3000-nocloud-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin
Edit the underlying data View/Edit data

Photos

FIXME: add images

Front:
Insert photo of front of the casing

Back:
Insert photo of back of the casing

Backside label:
Insert photo of backside label

Opening the case

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

Serial

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

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

Need to solder on a header. (see below)

FIXME: Insert photo of PCB with markings for serial port

Pin 1 is marked with an arrow and is partly covered by the wireless antenna pigtail above.

Pin 4 3 2 1
Signal TX RX GND VCC

Vcc is 3.3V NOT 5V (so a PL2023 or FTDI 3.3V cable is appropriate).

Serial connection parameters
for PowerCloud Systems CR3000
115200, 8N1

Bootlogs

OEM bootlog

FIXME: Needs to be populated by someone with a stock image

COPY HERE THE BOOTLOG WITH THE ORIGINAL FIRMWARE


OpenWrt bootlog

COPY HERE THE BOOTLOG ONCE OPENWRT IS INSTALLED AND RUNNING


Notes

None at this time.

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toh/powercloud_systems/powercloud_systems_cr3000.txt · Last modified: 2019/10/15 08:33 by tmomas