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D-Link DIR-615 vC1
D-Link DIR-615a






D-Link DIR-615 rev C






Not Supported


See OpenWRT

NOTE: During configuration or flashing a device, the only that should be hooked to the device is the computer and power.


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Serial Num. = ?
CPU Type = Atheros AR9130 rev 2 (0xb8)
MIPS Rev = MIPS 24Kc V7.4
CPU Speed = 400MHz
Bus = ?
Flash Type = Serial
Flash Chip = ?
Flash Size = 4MB
Max Firmware Size = 3801088 bytes
RAM Size = 32MB
RAM Chip = hynix 806A C HY50U561622FTP-U45
nvram Size = ?
Switch = Atheros AR8216
Port-based vlan = No
802.1q vlan = No
Ethernet Port Count = 1-WAN 4-LAN
Wired Standard = IEEE 802.3?
boot_wait = ?
bootloader = U-Boot
Flash Card Socket/Type = No
SD/MMC Mod Support = No
MiniPCI slots = No
PoE = No
Power = 5V/2.5A
Color of LEDs = Green
Size = ?
USB = No
Serial Port = Yes
JTAG Port = Yes
Supported by TJTAG/Version = ?
Supported by dd-wrt as of = dir615c2 v.24 SP2 - build 13832 - 20100203
dd-wrt K2.4 Support = Yes
dd-wrt K2.6 Support = No
Special Features = same as Trendnet TEW-632BRP TEW-652BRP

Radio (ath0)

Wireless Radio = Atheros AR9102 2x2 MIMO
WLAN DSP processor = N/A
Antenna Connector Type = Some RP-SMA, Some Fixed
Wireless Standard = IEEE 802.11b/g/n
WiFi Operating Frequency = 2.4ghz
 802.11n = up to 300Mbps
 802.11g = 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54Mbps
 802.11b = 1, 2, 5.5, 11Mbps
Radio cor_rev = ?
Radio Capabilities = ?

Links of InterestEdit



You can tell which Rev of the hardware this router is from the box (it will say "H/W Ver: C1 F/W Ver 3.01" for example on the bottom of the box, underneath the barcode). A similar sticker with the hardware version and firmware version is also stuck on the bottom of the router itself. This means it's quick and easy to check the hardware revision before buying or borrowing it.

The factory default IP for this router is, user is "admin", password is blank.

Pros of this hardwareEdit
  • 4 MB board, so no need to use "micro" DD-WRT builds.
  • Fairly inexpensive.
  • Fairly new hardware (released in 2009?), so it's widely available for purchase new.
  • Reasonably fast CPU clock speed.
  • Easy to install DD-WRT on this hardware (just flash through the web interface as per below, and you're done).
Cons of this hardwareEdit
  • No USB port, so cannot be a NAS for a USB drive, nor can it be used for Printer Sharing of a USB printer.

dir 615c2 имеет USB! просто не распаяно питание на нём(поэтому проблемы будут с синхронным запуском флешек, дисков и тп), зато идут 2 дорожки (D+/D-) от чипа atheros. Есть ли поддержка usb в сборке dd-wrt для dir615c2? как её добавить если нет?

так же имеются: чип памяти ddr Winbond W9425G6EH-5 which is a 256 Mbit chip so 32 megs RAM seems certain. Atheros AR9130 CPU Atheros AR9102 WiFi chip 5-pin header possibly serial console 14-pin block probably JTAG

___________________ как увеличить память? можно ли перепаять гигабитный чип, и какие манипуляции с командной строкой?

по-моему, dir 615 это такой же хит в будущем, как dir320! тем более, что dir 320 (в Казани) я не смог найти недорого, те что были-- стоили дороже, чем dir615


Installing dd-wrtEdit

Step-by-step instructions from out-of-the-box factory firmwareEdit

To install dd-wrt on a D-Link DIR-615 Revision C1/C2/E3/E4, you can flash it directly from the router's web admin page (yes, that is correct... from D-Link's standard web interface). These are the steps to follow:

  1. Download the latest firmware from: , and enter the model as DIR-615. There will be two files, "dir615[revision]-factory-to-ddwrt-firmware.bin" and "dir615[revision]-firmware.bin". You only need the dir615[revision]-factory-to-ddwrt-firmware.bin file.
  2. You'll have to find the hardware ID of your specific firmware. Your hardware ID is located at the end of your original D-Link's firmware file, available on D-Link websites. Get your original D-Link's firmware file using the following links: C1/C2 default firmware update site E3/E4 default firmware update site C2 RU firmware update site E4 RU firmware update site. Following are some popular hardware IDs: C1/C2 default: AP81-AR9130-RT-070614-02, E3 default: AP99-AR7240-RT-091105-01, E4 RU: AP99-AR7240-RT-091105-05. Note that in most cases, this hardware ID should have 2 leading zeros (e.g. 00AP81-AR9130-RT-070614-02). If the firmware version written on your router's box ends with RU (presumably for the Russian market, but also sold in other countries such as Israel), then the hardware ID might need to have a leading 01 instead of 00.
  3. Use a hex editor to change the hardware ID at the end of DD-WRT's firmware file to your specific hardware ID. A freeware hex editor such as Neo will do the trick though.
    1. Someone uploaded an edited version of a firmware on the forums. You can use this instead of editing it yourself.
  4. Connect to the DIR-615 using an Ethernet cable.
  5. Open in your web browser (Firefox recommended), which should open the DIR615's administrative page from the standard D-link firmware.
    1. The D-link's default login details are user "admin", password is blank.
    2. Tools -> Firmware
    3. Click "browse" button -> select the "dir615[edition]-factory-to-ddwrt-firmware.bin" file -> click "Upload" button.
    4. Wait 2 or 3 minutes for the DIR-615 to flash and do the update. You will see a status page that shows you the progress as it happens. After the flash & update is done, the router will reboot to dd-wrt, and the IP address will have changed to There is no need to reset.
    5. If it tells you that you've uploaded firmware for the wrong hardware, you may need to try another browser. This happened for me using Google Chrome on Linux, until I tried using Firefox(Same on Windows, IE6 helps). If your dlink 615 C1 is at f/w 3.12 or 3.11 you may have to revert it to 3.10 and then install the dd-wrt.
  6. Open in web browser. Will probably have to update your IP address (if using static IP) to this subnet to be able to connect. This should open DD-WRT's web interface. Configure DD-WRT as desired.
  7. You're finished! No need to 30/30/30 hard reset, but you can reboot your router after several minutes. (I don't know if it has to build anything in NVRAM, but better safe than sorry.)

Alternate Install Method using Firmware Update ModeEdit

  1. Setup your PC with static IP on subnet, such as
  2. Hold down the Reset button until the power light starts flashing yellow (under 30 sec).
  3. Follow the instructions as shown above.
  4. If it's working, you will see a page with the percentage completed constantly updating. If your upload completes and nothing happens or it tells you the firmware is for the wrong hardware, try using another browser. This happened for me using Google Chrome on Linux, until I tried using Firefox.

Alternate Install Method without using Hex EditorEdit

There is a simpler method than using the hex editor if one can find the correct file. Using only the file '2-dd-wrt.bin' you can flash the DIR-615 C1 to DD-WRT. This method has been successfully tested on 6 different DIR-615 C1 D-Link routers.

You may be able to use the 'dir615c1-firmware.bin' but currently this method has not been tested with this file and router.

  1. Do a 30-30-30 reset of the DIR-615 router (Holding the reset button the entire time, 30 seconds plugged in, 30 seconds unpluged, and 30 seconds plugged back in).
  2. This should have reset the router to the factory default webgui which looks much different from the original webgui.
  3. Install the '2-dd-wrt.bin' firmware. *NOTE* When installing DO NOT DO ANYTHING! It will look like nothing is happening for awhile. My recommendation, walk away from the computer for 5 minutes.
  4. After it is finished installing your browser will change and then you can proceed to set up your router settings. (Because we are paranoid where I work, we also unplug the router for an additional 30 seconds before setting up the router).

Installing OpenWRTEdit

Installation is fairly straight forward for this router, you will need to access the D-Link recovery console with the steps below.

  1. As per the note at , "If your dlink 615 C1 is at f/w 3.12 or 3.11 you may have to revert it to 3.10". The older firmware is available from D-Link:
  2. Press and hold the reset button until the power LED starts blinking orange (usually takes ~45 seconds).
  3. Set a static IP on your PC to ''.
  4. Go to '' from your PC web browser. (note: Internet Explorer on Windows is known to work, and problems have been reported with most browsers on Linux. If you have succeeded in flashing firmware via the recovery console using Linux, please post the details here or ask someone else to. Thanks!)
  5. "Browse" and select the OpenWrt firmware (e.g. 'openwrt-ar71xx-dir-615-c1-squashfs-factory.bin').
  6. Let router flash the image, don't worry if it reboots before it reaches 100%.
  7. Allow device to reboot itself and OpenWrt to build your new root filesystem.
  8. Either reconfigure you PC to dynamic IP (DHCP) or change the static IP to ''.
  9. Telnet to '' and set a root password with 'passwd'. Keep this session open.
  10. Go to '', login with new password and goto to 'Essentials/Network/General' and configure 'Internet Connection'.
  11. [1] Go back to telnet and run 'opkg update', to get full package list.
  12. [1] Run 'opkg install kmod-ath9k' to get wireless drivers (see: ). A whole lot of other dependent packages will be required to install.
  13. [1] Install support for enhanced wifi encryption (WPA/WPA2), even if you don't plan to use it, because some scripts need it to enable wifi: run 'opkg install hostapd-mini'.
  14. Relax and enjoy your new capable router :)

[1] These steps are no longer necessary with Backfire (10.03.1-rc3), as the referenced packages are already installed and/or obsoleted in the image.


How to upgrade with new DD-WRT firmwareEdit

  1. Open the DD-WRT's web interface in your web browser. It's by default.
  2. Administration tab -> "Firmware Upgrade" button
  3. click "browse" button -> select the "dir615[revision]-firmware.bin" file -> click "Upgrade" button.
  4. It takes about 1 and a half minutes to upload and write the flash. Your browser will reload and let you know when it is done.
  • It is probably a good idea to reboot after updating. That's it.

How to reset to defaults in DD-WRTEdit

If you forget the username or password, or if the configuration becomes really messed up, you can always clear all the non-volitile parameters by doing a 'factory reset'. To do this, with the router already fully booted, press and hold the reset button for 5~6 seconds and release. The router will boot back up and answer to just as if it had just been flashed with DD-WRT.


How to restore to factory from dd-wrtEdit

These are instructions for the D-Link DIR-600 router, and may be similar to the DIR-615. I have not tested it.

To get back your D-Link DIR 615 router to its original D-Link firmware:

JTAG/Serial InfoEdit


JTAG PinoutsEdit
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JTAG RecoveryEdit
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Serial PinoutsEdit
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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
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vlan InfoEdit

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