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PowerCloud Systems CR5000

Originally a cloud managed router the CR5000 is now only usable with OpenWrt (since the cloud service has gone away). It's a basic AR934x gigabit 5-port switch (no separate WAN) with dual band wifi and a USB 2.0 port.

FIXME: Add images

Generic Router

Supported Versions

Experimental Versions

The new ath79 architectures (DT-based and overhauled ar71xxx) support has been added but is source-only.

Hardware Highlights

ModelVersionSoCCPU MHzFlash MBRAM MBWLAN HardwareWLAN2.4WLAN5.0100M portsGbit portsModemUSB
CR5000Atheros AR9342535864Atheros AR1022, Atheros AR9382b/g/na/n-5-1x 2.0

Installation

Flash Layout

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.

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

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 Lan & WiFi 192.168.1.1/24
vlan1 (eth0.1) Parent of br-lan see br-lan
vlan2 (eth0.2) WAN port DHCP
wlan0 2.4 GHz WiFi Disabled
wlan1 5 GHz WiFi Disabled

Switch Ports (for VLANs)

Numbers 1-5 are Ports 1-5 as labeled on the unit, number 5 is the Internet (WAN) on the unit, 0 is the internal connection to the router itself.

Port Switch port
Internet (WAN) 5
LAN 1 1
LAN 2 2
LAN 3 3
LAN 4 4

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.

The PowerCloud Systems CR5000 has the following buttons:

BUTTON Event
Reset reset
WiFi Protected Setup wps

Hardware

Info

General
Brand PowerCloud Systems
Model CR5000
Versions
Device Type WiFi Router
Availability Discontinued
Comments - general aka "Senao WBR4200AGN" + "Skydog"; serial requires soldering on a header
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 535
Flash MB 8
RAM MB 64
Network
Ethernet 100M ports -
Ethernet Gbit ports 5
switch Atheros AR8327
Modem -
VLAN Yes
Comments - network ports
Wireless
WLAN 2.4GHz b/g/n
WLAN 5.0GHz a/n
WLAN Hardware Atheros AR1022, Atheros AR9382
Detachable Antennas -
Comments - WLAN
Interfaces
USB ports 1x 2.0
SATA ports -
Serial Yes
JTAG No
Comments - USB & SATA ports
Misc
LED count 3
Button count 2
Power supply 12 VDC, 1.25 A
Links
Forum Topic URL
WikiDevi URL https://wikidevi.com/wiki/Senao_WBR4200AGN
OEM device homepage URL http://skydog.com/
Firmware OEM Stock URL
Firmware OpenWrt Install URL https://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/18.06.1/targets/ar71xx/generic/openwrt-18.06.1-ar71xx-generic-cr3000-nocloud-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin
Firmware OpenWrt Upgrade URL https://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/18.06.1/targets/ar71xx/generic/openwrt-18.06.1-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!

1. Remove four rubber feet on bottom of device. 2. Remove screws in the recesses that were covered by the feed. 3. Separate top and bottom (the top should just lift off).

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: Add serial pinouts

FIXME: Insert photo of PCB with markings for serial port

Serial connection parameters
for PowerCloud Systems CR5000
115200, 8N1

Bootloader mods

Hardware mods

None so far.

Bootlogs

OEM bootlog

FIXME: Someone with an original firmware needs to add this.

COPY HERE THE BOOTLOG WITH THE ORIGINAL FIRMWARE


OpenWrt bootlog

COPY HERE THE BOOTLOG ONCE OPENWRT IS INSTALLED AND RUNNING


Notes

None at present.

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toh/powercloud_systems/powercloud_systems_cr5000.txt · Last modified: 2018/08/06 20:40 by cshoredaniel