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ROOter Firmware

Each new version of the ROOter firmware builds on the previous version and adds it's own set of features to the mix. So BlackWidow has a certain set of features and Huntsman has those features plus a number of new ones.

BlackWidow is the stable release of the ROOter firmware. It is not being developed any more and it's features are working and are stable.

Features of BlackWidow

  • Quality of Service (QOS)
  • Client and Repeater Mode
  • User Added Support for New Modems
  • PAP and CHAP Authentication
  • Keep Connection Alive
  • Hardware reset to remove password
  • Hardware reset to restore firmware to flash condition
  • Network Status web page to display signal and cell information
  • Ability to execute AT Commands from the web interface

Huntsman is the latest stable version of the ROOter firmware with all the features of BlackWidow and more of its own.

Features of Huntsman

  • All the features present in BlackWidow
  • DDNS Client package
  • Sim PIN code checking
  • Support for Hilink E3276 modems flashed to regular firmware
  • Check for firmware updates from the web interface
  • Modem Debug information is displayed on the Information page
  • Support for Host-less modems, some as yet untested
  • Bandwidth Monitor implemented
  • Cellular Mode display and selection
  • Reprogramming of the router buttons
  • Force all modems to use PPP protocol
  • SMS Messaging is supported
  • Keep Alive now has user settable options and modem power toggling if supported by the router.
  • Better support for hostless modems.
  • Disable USB power if supported by router.
  • Scheduled shutdown and startup of both the modem and Wifi.
  • Quicker modem connection times.
  • Quicker boot up times for the Red version.
  • Different methods of Connection Monitoring are available.

Note : There are now two versions of Huntsman available, both with the same features. The version under the yellow header uses an older and, hopefully more stable, revision of OpenWRT as it's base. The version under the red header uses the latest revision of OpenWRT available at creation time.

If the older OpenWRT revision does not work correctly for you then try the newer revision, as the problems may have been solved in it.

Known Issues

  • TP-Link WDR3600v1.4 has no Lan when using Yellow version. Works correctly using Red version.
  • TP-Link MR3420v2 does not have USB power control on Yellow version.
  • Netgear WNR3500L does not have working Scheduled Wifi Shutdown.

The latest Huntsman version will contain all the features listed above for all models of routers.

Router Model
Version

BlackWidow2013-04-13

Huntsman 2014-01-25

Latest Release

Huntsman 2014-01-25

Latest Release

     
OpenWRT R36486
OpenWRT R39076
TP-Link MR10U
V1
 
TP-Link MR11U
V1
 
TP-Link MR11U
V2
 
TP-Link MR13U
V1
 
TP-Link MR3020
V1
TP-Link MR3040
V1
TP-Link MR3040
V2
TP-Link MR3220
V1
TP-Link MR3220
V2
TP-Link MR3420
V1
TP-Link MR3420
V2
TP-Link WR703N
V1
TP-Link WR720N
V3
TP-Link WR710N
V1
TP-Link WR842N/ND
V1
TP-Link WR842N/ND
V2
TP-Link WR1043ND
V1
TP-Link WR1043ND
V2
TP-Link WR2543N/ND
V1
 
TP-Link WDR3500
V1
TP-Link WDR3600
V1
TP-Link WDR4300
V1
TP-Link WDR4310
V1
TP-Link WDR4900
V1
 
Mercury MW4530R
V1
Hame MPR-A2
V1
WD MyNet N600
V1
WD MyNet N750
V1
Dlink DIR505
A1/A2
Dlink DIR825
B1/B2
Dlink DIR825
C1
Dlink DIR835
A1
Netgear WNR3500L
V1
Netgear WNDR3700
V1
Netgear WNDR3700
V2
Netgear WNDR3800
V1
Netgear WNDRMAC
V1
Netgear WNDRMAC
V2
     
 

 

Note : Netgear routers require a different method of flashing than the other routers and instructions are included in the package along with the required firmwares.

FunnelWeb is the developmental version of the ROOter firmware. It has all the features of Huntsman and new ones of its own. These features may need testing by the user in order to perfect them.

The smaller routers with only 4 meg of Flash RAM do not gain any new features with this version because of lack of memory but do have support for several new modems and some bug fixes. If you are not experiencing any problems with your Huntsman ROOter then there is no need to update to FunnelWeb.

Features of FunnelWeb for 8 meg and larger Routers

  • Automatic mounting and sharing (using Samba) of USB storage devices.
  • OpenVPN with a web interface for configuration.
  • Media Server fully compliant with DLNA/UPnP-AV clients.
  • WAN Manager to allow setting up a DSL/modem failover system and load balancing.

See this page for more information on using these new features.

Router Model
Version

FunnelWeb 2014-04-14

   
OpenWRT R40396
TP-Link MR10U
V1
TP-Link MR11U
V1
TP-Link MR11U
V2
TP-Link MR13U
V1
TP-Link MR3020
V1
TP-Link MR3040
V1
TP-Link MR3040
V2
TP-Link MR3220
V1
TP-Link MR3220
V2
TP-Link MR3420
V1
TP-Link MR3420
V2
TP-Link WR703N
V1
Slboat WR703N 8meg flash
V1
TP-Link WR720N
V3
TP-Link WR710N
V1
TP-Link WR842N/ND
V1
TP-Link WR842N/ND
V2
TP-Link WR1043ND
V1
TP-Link WR1043ND
V2
TP-Link WR2543N/ND
V1
TP-Link WDR3500
V1
TP-Link WDR3600
V1
TP-Link WDR4300
V1
TP-Link WDR4310
V1
TP-Link WDR4900
V1
---
Mercury MW4530R
V1
Hame MPR-A2
V1
---
WD MyNet N600
V1
WD MyNet N750
V1
Dlink DIR505
A1/A2
Dlink DIR825
B1/B2
---
Dlink DIR825
C1
Dlink DIR835
A1
Netgear WNR3500L
V1
---
Netgear WNDR3700
V1
Netgear WNDR3700
V2
Netgear WNDR3800
V1
Netgear WNDRMAC
V1
Netgear WNDRMAC
V2
     


Factory Firmware

If you wish to flash your router back to the factory firmware for any reason, the images for some routers are available here.

These firmwares have been modified slightly so that they can be used to flash your router from being a ROOter to being a factory stock model. Regular factory firmware will not work for this.

Router Model
Version
Comments
       
TP-Link MR13U
V1
Chinese language firmware
TP-Link MR3020
V1
 
TP-Link MR3040
V1
 
TP-Link MR3040
V2
 
TP-Link MR3220
V1
 
TP-Link MR3220
V2
 
TP-Link MR3420
V1
 
TP-Link MR3420
V2
 
TP-Link WR703N
V1
Chinese language firmware
TP-Link WR710N
V1
TP-Link WR720N
V3
Chinese language firmware
TP-Link WDR4300
V1
 
TP-Link WDR3500
V1
 
TP-Link WDR3600
V1
 
TP-Link WDR4900
V1
 
TP-Link WR842ND
V1
 
TP-Link WR842ND
V2
 
TP-Link WR1043ND
V1
 
TP-Link WR2543N/ND
V1
 
       
Netgear WNR3500L
V1
 

 

ROOter Firmware Scripts

These are the custom scripts used to create the ROOter firmware.

Note that there are two different sets of scripts for Huntsman. If you are building an image using the latest revision of OpenWRT use the scripts marked as Red. Otherwise, use the one marked Yellow.

Rooter Version
Comments
     
BlackWidow
Stable ROOter scripts 2013-04-13
Huntsman
Stable ROOter scripts 2014-01-25 Yellow
Huntsman
Stable ROOter scripts 2014-01-25 Red
FunnelWeb
Developmental ROOter scripts 2014-04-14

 

Modem Firmware

This firmware can be used to update or change the firmware in your modem.

Model of Modem  
Comments
     
Huawei Hilink E3276
Converts a Hilink E3276 to a regular modem
     

 

PrintableTutorials

The tutorials as a printable set of html files.

Printable Tutorials