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Cisco Valet M10 v1.0
Cisco Valet M10 v1.0a
Wireless HotSpot Router


Valet M10


Cisco Valet Routers


Cisco Valet M10 v1


Cisco Valet M10


Cisco Valet M10


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NOTE: Do Not flash micro this router.
NOTE: Requires K2.6, Do not flash anything else.
NOTE: During configuration or flashing a device, the only that should be hooked to the device is the computer and power.



Serial Num. = CVJ0
FCC ID = Q87-M10
CPU Type = Broadcom BCM4716B0KFBG (BCM4716B SoC)
MIPS Rev = ?
CPU Speed = 300MHz
Bus = ?
Flash Type = Serial
Flash Chip = MX-12G 25L3205DM2I TAIWAN Z091136
Flash Size = 4MB
Max Firmware Size = 3801088 bytes
RAM Size = 32MB
RAM Chip = Winbond W945G6EH-5H 0920H 691003900
nvram Size = 32kb
Switch = Broadcom BCM5325EKQMG RS0912 P11 914173 1A (BCM5325E)
Port-based vlan = yes - GUI & nvram
802.1q vlan = ?
Ethernet Port Count = 1-10/100-WAN 4-10/100-LAN
Wired Standard = IEEE 802.3/3u
boot_wait = ?
bootloader = CFE
Flash Card Socket/Type = No
SD/MMC Mod Support = No
MiniPCI slots = No
PoE = No
Power = 12V/0.5A
Color of LEDs = ?
Size = 7.95" x 6.30" x 1.34"
USB = No
Serial Port = Yes
JTAG Port = Yes/No (Resistors missing from factory)
Supported by TJTAG/Version = No
Supported by dd-wrt as of = dd-wrt.v24-15257_NEWD-2_K2.6
dd-wrt K2.4 Support = No
dd-wrt K2.6 Support = Yes
Special Features = Exactly the same hardware as E1000 and WRT160N v3.0

Radio (wl0)

Wireless Radio = Broadcom BCM4716B0KFBG (BCM4716B SoC)
WLAN DSP processor = Broadcom BCM4716B0KFBG (BCM4716B SoC)
Antenna Connector Type = Internal
Wireless Standard = IEEE 802.11b/g/n
WiFi Operating Frequency = 2.4GHz
 802.11n Draft (40MHz): up to 300Mbps
 802.11n Draft (20MHz): up to 150Mbps
 802.11g : 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54Mbps
 802.11b : 1, 2, 5.5, 11Mbps
Radio cor_rev = 17
Radio Capabilities = ap sta wet led wme pio 802.11d 802.11h rm cqa mbss16
                     afterburner ampdu amsdurx amsdutx acktiming

Links of InterestEdit


  1. Read the Peacock Announcement.
  2. Download dd-wrt.v24-15257_NEWD-2_K2.6_mini_m10.bin. If you wish to experiment with a newer build, you should read the "build thread" for any build you are considering putting on your router, before flashing a newer build, (as discussed in the peacock announcement).
  3. Set a static IP on your computer to Subnet mask should be
  4. Connect the lan cable from your computer to a LAN port of your router. Make sure your router is plugged in. Nothing should be connected to your computer or the router except the lan cable between them.
  5. Ensure you have a physical ethernet connection to your router, and disable your wireless adapter, antivirus/firewall protection, and any software that makes strong use of your network (BitTorrent, Streaming Audio/Video, etc).
  6. Perform a hard 30/30/30 reset.
  7. Navigate to in your web browser of choice.
  8. At the Linksys Management Mode screen, do not give the reboot command. You will use this page to upgrade your firmware.
  9. Browse to the firmware you downloaded and click Upload.
  10. Do not touch anything. The page will tell you that the upgrade was successful and the router is now rebooting. Your router may take upwards of a couple minutes to reboot. Watch the lights... once the wireless and power indicators are on steadily for several seconds, your router is fully rebooted and you can click "Continue" in your browser window.
  11. If the DD-WRT password change page displays, your upgrade has been successful, and you must now perform another Performing a 30/30/30 Reset on a Cisco Valet M10 v1.0. This time, when you navigate to, click "Reboot" and wait for the router to come online again so you can configure it.

If the DD-WRT password change page does not display, your page request times out, or you can't ping, make sure both wireless and power lights are on steadily first, then do a hard power cycle (unplug the power from the router--do not do a 30/30/30 reset). Wait a few seconds and plug the power back into the router. Wait until both wireless and power lights are on steadily, then navigate to in your browser of choice again. If the DD-WRT password change page displays, your upgrade has been successful, and you must now perform another hard 30/30/30. This time, when you navigate to, click "Reboot" and wait for the router to come online again so you can configure it.


If dd-wrt is already on the router follow these instructions. If stock firmware is on the router follow the flashing instructions.

  1. Check for recommended builds here first.
  2. Set your computer to a static IP of (or to whatever subnet the router is on) Disable all firewalls and security. Disable wireless on your computer and only have the router connected to the flashing computer by the ethernet cable between the two.
  3. Hard reset or 30/30/30 (If the router supports it, if not, reset to defults in the GUI) prior to flashing. Wait. Check for password page on re-login and change password.
  4. Flash firmware. You can use the webgui except if you have a belkin router. (For belkin use tftp.exe to flash)
  5. least three minutes. Lights should return to normal. See important2, below. Failing to wait is how most people brick their routers.
  6. Do a power cycle of the router. (Unplug the cord, count to 30 and plug it back in.)
  7. Wait for the lights to return to normal usually about 2 minutes.
  8. Hard reset or 30/30/30 again (If the router supports it, if not, reset to defults in the GUI). Wait. Check for the password page and re-login to change the password. Then you can reconfigure your settings manually.
  9. Once configured set your computer back to autoIP and autoDNS.

Important1: This Hard reset or 30/30/30 works fine for Asus router, but you do have to power cycle after the reset.

Important2: After you flash the firmware, and before you do the hard reset, the router will be building some nvram settings. YOU MUST WAIT FOR THIS TO FINISH PRIOR TO DOING ANYTHING WITH THE ROUTER INCLUDING A HARD RESET. Usually, you can tell when this process is completed by the WAN light coming on, but it does take several minutes. Go have a beer. There are starting to be more and more people who BRICK their routers by not waiting until the nvram is rebuilt, PRIOR to doing a hard reset. YOU NEED TO WAIT!


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JTAG/Serial InfoEdit


JTAG PinoutsEdit

Traces are not connected

JTAG RecoveryEdit

Recovery via this method impossible without smt resistors in place to make connection.


Serial PinoutsEdit
VCC  o TP12
 TX  o TP13
 RX  o TP14
N/C  o TP15
GND  o TP16
Hyper terminal Setup in Windows XPEdit
In Windows XP, Click Start Button - All Programs - Accessories - 
   Communication - HyperTerminal
Enter a name for the connection, Click ok
Choose com port you adapter is plugged into, Click ok
 Bits per second = 115200
 Data Bits = 8
 Parity = none
 Stop bits = 1
 Flow control = none
Click ok
Click File - Save As, and select a place to save it to so you 
             don't have to enter the settings again.
Putty Setup in Windows XPEdit
After installing putty, run it
 Serial line = The COM port your using for serial (ie. COM3)
 Speed = 115200
Click on Serial under Connection
 Serial line to connect to = same as above (Serial line)
 Speed (baud) = 115200
 Data bits = 8
 Stop bits = 1
 Parity = None
 Flow control = None
Click Session
 Enter a name for your connection under saved sessions
Click Save
Click Open
Serial RecoveryEdit
Fixme This section is in need of Serial Recovery Instructions!


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FCC PicturesEdit

Cisco Valet (M10) v1.0 FCCa Cisco Valet (M10) v1.0 FCCb Cisco Valet (M10) v1.0 FCCc

Cisco Valet (M10) v1.0 FCCd Cisco Valet (M10) v1.0 FCCe Cisco Valet (M10) v1.0 FCCf

Cisco Valet (M10) v1.0 FCCg


Performing a 30/30/30 Reset on a Cisco Valet M10 v1.0Edit

  1. Perform a normal 30/30/30 reset.
  2. Login to and you will see the Linksys - Management Mode page.
  3. Click "Reboot."
  4. In a moment, you will see "Command reboot completed." The router will now start the reboot process. When the lights return to their normal state, you can click "Continue" to be taken to the router's main page.

Hardware ModificationEdit

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