Picked up another home router (the kind of device people have at home between their internet connection and computers) at a flea market today. I had hoped to be able to install a Linux-based third party firmware (like Tomato, OpenWRT, dd-WRT, etc) but couldn’t find a lot about this router. It appears to work fine though so I could at least play with it or use it as a cheap LAN switch. I’m not experienced in hacking this kind of device (besides uploading firmware someone else already made) but if you have any questions feel free to comment on this post. I can open it and post pictures if needed, or even do some hacking if I have the time.
Some info I found:
model: SMCWBR14S-N2 aka “Barricade N Draft 11n Wireless 4-port Broadband Router”
part number: 752.9256EU
silver colored plastic housing, WPS button, 4-port 10/100 switch, WAN port, recessed reset button, 9VDC/1A power connection, two fixed antennas.
to open: unscrew 3 philips (+) screws on the bottom (2 of which are hidden behind the rubber feet)
visible chips: RT2880F (Ralink 266MHz? MIPS processor also used in the Linksys WRT160N V2)
IC+ IP175C (www.icplus.com.tw 5 port 10/100 ethernet integrated switch)
2x ISSI IS42S16400B-7TL (2 times 8MB RAM = 16MB of RAM memory)
default IP address: 192.168.2.1
default admin password: smcadmin
management page is at http://192.168.2.1/ by default