Device Specific Terminology
On at least some WD N600 devices the ART-partition is named “radiocfg” in /proc/mtd. (knowing this could save you some time and/or allow proper pre-configuration backup.)
|Model||Current Release||Firmware OpenWrt Install||Firmware OpenWrt Upgrade||Firmware OEM Stock|
|My Net N600||19.07.0||http://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/19.07.0/targets/ar71xx/generic/openwrt-19.07.0-ar71xx-generic-mynet-n600-squashfs-factory.bin||http://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/19.07.0/targets/ar71xx/generic/openwrt-19.07.0-ar71xx-generic-mynet-n600-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin|
There are 3 installation methods. With newer versions of OpenWrt, it's likely only method 3 will work.
http://192.168.1.1NOTE: You will not be able to ping this address.
http://192.168.x.x) and login.
gargoyle_1.9.0-ar71xx-generic-mynet-n600-squashfs-factory.binfrom the Gargoyle downloads page.
|Name||Western Digital My Net N600|
|Wifi Supported||802.11 abgn|
|LAN Ethernet||4 x 10/100|
|WAN Ethernet||1 x 10/100|
There seems to be a 5 x pin header and a 14 pin (not connected) test connector on the mainboard.
Looking under the main 'can', the CPU is:
Next to that, there's what looks to be 2 x RAM chips:
Under the second smaller 'can', I see another Atheros Chip:
The UART is accessable via JP1 (which already has a header connected!). You will need a TTL to RS232 (ie a MAX232 circuit) to utilise this. See picture further down. The pinout is:
[TxD] [GND] [3.3v] [RxD]