22 comments on “Installing OpenWRT on Edimax 3G-6200n

  1. I like what you guys are up too. Such clever work and reporting! Carry on the excellent works guys I have incorporated you guys to my blogroll. I think it’ll improve the value of my site :)

  2. Hi,

    Excellent tutorial!!

    One question though…

    Will I be able to use a UMTS/3g broadband dongle after installing OpenWRT for the Edimax 3G-6200n?
    Or would I need to install that option after installing OpenWRT?

    I need to know this as this router coupled with my Huawei modem is the only source of internet here at home.
    I wouldn’t want to get stuck with a router that wont accept my modem.
    And mostly, after going through the forums, i’m not really sure if I can accomplish installing the UMTS/3g broadband option for OpenWRT.

    Its perfectly fine if the modem that I have is incompatible, I have a couple of them, if not I’ll just purchase another. as long as i can confirm that it works with other modems, without performing ANOTHER installation, I can live with that.

    Thanks

    • Hello, the firmware has already got all the modules to support the 3G broadband, I can confirm that this particular firmware works with Huawei E372 and Huawei E173.
      To setup your dongle correctly, please look at my post Configuring 3G connection on OpenWRT.

      Also on the other note, this router is virtually unbrickable. I will post the unbrick guide soon :)

  3. i have this router at home. since it has a usb port, can i use it as a stand-alone torrent downloader?

  4. SOS SOS
    I followed the tutorial on here: http://www.rosil.si/blog/openwrt-edimax-6200n/
    it was successfully done.
    but then i moved to firmware upgrade and flashed this file – from here: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7157357/My-files/openwrt-ramips-rt305x-3g-6200n-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin
    Now i’v bricked my device ;-( when i connect the LAN to my computer i cannot connect to the switch anymore. (don’t get an ip from the DHCP)
    HELP – what should i do to save my device ?
    Thanks.
    Daniel

  5. Does anyone have a suggestion on how to un-brick an 6200n which just keeps blinking the wifi-led when I upload an new image with tftp?
    I am using binary mode and I have tried 3 different tftp clients. And I have tried all the images provided on this page.
    It transfers the image successfully but the router just keeps blinking and does not reboot even after several hours.

    BTW, my routers current “brick” status is not to be blamed on the images provided on this page. I tried to build my own OpenWRT image with OpenVPN included, it failed. :(

  6. I finally got my 6200n un-bricked by flashing it with the factory firmware v2.21b instead of OpenWRT.

    I wonder why flashing by tftp did work with the factory firmware and not the other.

  7. I’m using the firmware version provided in the tutorial, after flashing, I went to ping and start pinging google but so much timeout showing one after another… after I read some comments I see guenti’s new update and went to reflash again. now It’s working great, no timeout so far. using r36160… thanks

  8. Can I use NAS feature? Can I share over the wifi an usb hdd? I already flashed the firmware but I don’t see how to NAS.
    Thank you.

  9. thankyou guenti, your r36160 image works perfectly on my 6200n, I only wish it had more space available!

    I am a bit new to openwrt & trying to setup a extroot on a usb stick, your link to the USB-Storage & VFAT image seems to be dead now and im guessing that is what I need to setup extroot.

    Can you provide an image with everything I need to setup extroot on this device, I keep getting errors trying to compile this!

    I know this is an old post but if anyone could help me I would be very thankfull :D

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