Buffalo WZR-D1800H

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Buffalo WZR-D1800H
Availability: common

Manuf/OEM/ODM Arcadyan WA9116B AC33

FCC approval date: 20 April 2012
(Est.) release date: 14 May 2012
(Est.) initial retail price (in USD): $179.99
UPC: 747464125138 (UPC DB, On eBay)

Serial Num. Prefix: 14051

Amazon image

ASIN
B0084JFLSK (Flag of the United States.svg, On Amazon, On CCC)

Type: wireless router

FCC ID: FDI-09101695-0
Industry Canada ID: 6102A-041

Power: 12 VDC, 3 A
Connector type: barrel

CPU1: Broadcom BCM4706
FLA1: 128 MiB
134,217,728 B
1,048,576 Kib
131,072 KiB
1,024 Mib
0.125 GiB
(Samsung K9F1G08U0D-SCB0)
RAM1: 128 MiB
134,217,728 B
1,048,576 Kib
131,072 KiB
1,024 Mib
0.125 GiB
(EtronTech EM68B16CWQD-25H × 2)

Expansion IFs: Mini PCIe, USB 2.0
Mini PCIe slots: 2
USB ports: 1
Serial: yes, 10-pin header, unpopulated, (115200,8,N,1)

WI1 module: Arcadyan WN8833B-AC
WI1 module IF: Mini PCIe (oversized)
WI1 chip1: Broadcom BCM4360
WI1 802dot11 protocols: an+ac
WI1 MIMO config: 3x3:3
WI1 antenna connector: U.FL
WI2 module: Arcadyan WN8833B-GN
WI2 module IF: Mini PCIe
WI2 chip1: Broadcom BCM4331
WI2 802dot11 protocols: bgn
WI2 MIMO config: 3x3:3
WI2 antenna connector: U.FL

ETH chip1: Broadcom BCM4706
Switch: Broadcom BCM53125
LAN speed: 10/100/1000
LAN ports: 4
WAN speed: 10/100/1000
WAN ports: 1

abgn+ac

Stock bootloader: CFE

Stock FW OS: Linux

Third party firmware supported: DD-WRT • (List), DD-WRT (Kong-AC) • (List)

Default SSID: BUFFALO-XXXXXX_A (2 addl. devices), BUFFALO-XXXXXX_G (2 addl. devices)
Default IP address: 192.168.11.1
the IP 192.168.11.1 is used by 33 additional devices
of which 27 are Buffalo devices
Default login user: admin
Default login password: password
admin:password credentials used by 361 additional devices
of which 13 are Buffalo devices

802dot11 OUI: 10:6F:3F (5 E, 7 W, 2012)
Ethernet OUI: 10:6F:3F (5 E, 7 W, 2012)

 FCC ID
Buffalo WLI-H4-D1300FDI-09101695-0
For a list of all currently documented Broadcom chipsets with specifications, see Broadcom.


AirStation AC1300 / N900 Gigabit Dual Band Wireless Router

Product page
Datasheet

This device is Broadcom based. OEM Arcadyan.

"P/N: 141911620002J R0A" is silkscreened on the main board, per the FCC photos.
"P/N: 141883320000J REV:0A" is silkscreened on the BCM4331 wireless module.

The BCM4331 wireless module uses 3x Skyworks (SiGe) SE2594L

(Dual Band 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Front End).

The BCM4360 wireless module uses 3x Skyworks (SiGe) SE5003L

(5 GHz, 23dBm Power Amp w/ Power Detector).
Per the lspci dump, the BCM4360 in this device has the PCI ID of 14e4:43a2

Reviews[edit]

The Arcadyan model of the device may be WG9116AAC-J6.
"P/N: 141911620002J R01" (w/ an RoHS logo to the right) appears to be
silkscreened on the main board.
"P/N: 141883320008J" is silkscreened on the BCM4360 wireless module.
The silkscreened manuf. date code is 1215 (third week of April, 9th to 15th).
Default SSIDs appear to be BUFFALO-XXXXXX_A and BUFFALO-XXXXXX_G
(upper case letters, LAN MAC is probably the MAC used for both).

Forum threads[edit]

and another post with the initial test build

Not bundled with DD-WRT, but work has been completed to support the device,

see this thread for the latest test build.

News[edit]

Flashing[edit]

Flashing DD-WRT[edit]

nvram shows as 256 KB with DD-WRT installed

  • .bin files are for initial flash, .trx files are for upgrading.
  1. Do a Hard Reset
  2. Upload DD-WRT via GUI
  3. Do a Hard Reset

Upgrading[edit]

Upgrading DD-WRT[edit]

  1. Do a Hard Reset
  2. Upload DD-WRT via GUI
  3. Do a Hard Reset

Reverting[edit]

Reverting from DD-WRT to OEM firmware[edit]

  1. Do a Hard Reset
  2. Upload Buffalo Firmware via GUI
  3. Do a Hard Reset

JTAG-Serial Info[edit]

Serial[edit]

Serial Pinouts[edit]

J9
 1 o VCC
 2 o GND
 3 o RX
 4 o TX

USB Info[edit]

DD-WRT USB[edit]

The USB port is where you can connect an external USB hard drive or flash drive. Which can do a multitude of things. You can use in as a NAS, storage for a FTP server, use Optware to run external programs like torrent software, samba for sharing files to your network, share a USB printer with your network... The list of possibilities is long, it just takes a little research.

ProFTPd is included in most the newer builds of dd-wrt. Check the features chart to be sure.

Images[edit]

Buffalo's Images
FCCID FDI-09101695-0

Notes[edit]

jffs Issue in DD-WRT[edit]

This problem is caused by the firmware encountering an unmarked bad block during an

erase operation while attempting to setup a JFFS2 filesystem on device /dev/mtd/4.

Most people will probably never experience this problem. The AC66U, the D1800H, and

the Buffalo WLI-H4-D1300 Media Bridge use the same Samsung flash memory chip.

In my case, 4 of my 5 D1800H's had the problem but my D1300 didn't. Neither of my AC66U's had the problem.

One person on one of the AC66U threads reported having the problem; here's a link to his post.

If you have the problem, you will not be able to create or copy directories and files to /jffs.

Here are some example error messages: (this list was shortened to save space - it can go on for several pages)
root@WZR-D1800HRT2:~# dmesg|grep jffs
jffs2: jffs2_scan_eraseblock(): Magic bitmask 0x1985 not found at 0x05ee0020: 0xe952 instead
jffs2: jffs2_scan_eraseblock(): Magic bitmask 0x1985 not found at 0x05ee0024: 0x0e6d instead
jffs2: Further such events for this erase block will not be printed
jffs2: Old JFFS2 bitmask found at 0x05efc7fc
jffs2: You cannot use older JFFS2 filesystems with newer kernels
jffs2: Cowardly refusing to erase blocks on filesystem with no valid JFFS2 nodes
jffs2: empty_blocks 379, bad_blocks 1, c->nr_blocks 760

Also the Status -> Router webpage will show that JFFS2 has no free space.

To fix this problem try the following at a command line prompt:

flash_erase -j /dev/mtd/4 0 0 && reboot

This command erases and marks bad any bad blocks encountered so that they can be "skipped"

and formats the partition to JFFS2 specifications.

I believe the firmware uses the mtd erase command which seems to fail at handling bad blocks.

The flash_erase command needs to be run only once.

- Magnetron1.1