This device is NOT RECOMMENDED for future use with OpenWrt due to low flash/ram.
DO NOT BUY DEVICES WITH 4MB FLASH / 32MB RAM if you intend to flash an up-to-date and secure OpenWrt version onto it! See 4/32 warning for details.

1) This device does not have sufficient resources (flash and/or RAM) to provide secure and reliable operation.
This means that even setting a password or changing simple network settings might not be possible any more, rendering the device effectively useless. See OpenWrt on 4/32 devices what you can do now.

2) OpenWrt support for this device has ended in 2022.
19.07.10 was the last official build for 4/32 devices.

WARNING: Later versions of TEW-652BRP have a different chipset (RTL8196x) and are not compatible with OpenWrt. No known way to distinguish versions without opening the packaging.

Here is a table containing different version/chipset of the TrendNet TEW-652BRP product. TEW-632BRP revisions 1.x and 2.x have very subtle difference from 652 and may be considered the same model.

H/W S/N FCC ID CPU Radio RAM Flash Is supported ?
v1.0R ??? ??? AR9130 ??? 32MB 4MB 10.03.1
v1.1R ??? S9Z TEW652 BRP AR9130 ??? 32MB ??? 1.0 firmware appears to work
v1.2R CA09 486 312 409 S9Z TEW652 BRP AR9130 AR8216 32MB ??? 1.0 firmware appears to work
v2.1R C210 036 500 118 S9Z TEW652 BRP2 RTL8196B RTL8192SE 32MB 4MB No
v3.0R ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? No
v3.1R ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? No
v3.2R C211 196 501 518 XU8 TEW652 BRPV3 RTL8196C RTL8192CE 32MB 4MB No

FIXME Are all revisions of a version OpenWrt compatible ?

You can easily identify your product by looking at the label on the underside.

FIXME Applicable for any others revisions ?

Hardware Highlights

CPU Ram Flash Network USB Serial JTag
Atheros AR9130 32MB 4MB No Yes Yes

NOTE: Same configuration as TEW-652BRP H/W v1.1R

Trendnet TEW-652BRP hardware version 1.0R - supported since Kamikaze trunk 2009-01-15

  • Model: TEW-652BRP
  • H/W: 1.0R (and 1.1R)
  • S/N:
  • FCC ID:
  • CPU: Atheros AR9130 FIXME add info for controller
  • Radio:
  • RAM (SDRAM): 32MB (like Pointec PT461616HG)
  • Flash (NVRAM): 4MB (like Spansion S29PL032A1 3v CMOS FLASH)
  • 6-port 10/100 Fast Ethernet switch: AR8216

Virtually identical to TrendNet TEW-632BRP v1.0R and D-Link DIR-615 C1
working Kamikaze trunk 2009-01-15
See this forum topic

Trendnet TEW-652BRP hardware version 2.1R - not yet supported by OpenWRT

  • Model: TEW-652BRP
  • H/W:V2.1R
  • S/N C210 036 500 118 FIXME is this useful ?
  • FCC ID: S9Z TEW652 BRP2 (useful for identification of hardware)
  • CPU: Realtek RTL8196B
  • Radio: Realtek RTL8192SE
  • RAM (SDRAM): MVC v54c3256164vdi6 - 32MB
  • Flash (NVRAM): MX 29LV320BTI-70G : 4MB

Trendnet TEW-652BRP hardware version 3.2R - not yet supported by OpenWRT

Trendnet's Firmware and some GPL source code:

Here is a photo of the PCB of the TEW-652BRP V3.2R:

Revision Model Specific Notes
2.1 Platform changed to Realtek 8196b
3.0 Emphasis on cooperation with Samsung TV. Platform unknown.
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