[Qwest / CenturyLink][Q1000 modem] Looking for old firmware Any chance anyone still has the .34 firmware? The latest junk firmware (QAQ002-31.20L.4) does the following:
- Takes up 75% of the modem's RAM as a minimum
- Disables advanced access page (IP/main.html)
- Causes some devices to take over 100 seconds to establish connection
- Frequently drops the connection without warning (likely a software crash on the modem, since even 192.168.0.1 is unresponsive)
Anything helps. I saw a link to the .48 test firmware, but I've heard that one has problems too and the only "really good" previous stable firmware is .34 (QAQ01-31.00L.34).
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»Qwest Q1000 Firmware - Direct download link
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Nope, no link to QAQ01-31.00L.34 there. I've already extensively searched the forums. I need someone to dump/upload theirs here.
Just to clarify, looking for OLD firmware. Not the horrible, atrocious, unusable new one.
Another idea might be one of the 3rd party firmwares. Does anyone know if any support the Q1000?
Actually, yeah, I checked around -- most custom firmware applies to either "pure" modems or "pure" routers, not both. Also, many explicitly blacklist this modems chipset, the Broadcom BCM96XXX, presumably due to incompatibility with the kernel space encryption, network drivers, or both.
The source code for this modem can be found online, but compilation does not produce a working image when I tried it (actually, this is pointed out in the compilation readme, but I was unable to discern what more is needed). I would love to make a custom compile unlocking all hidden features and enabling some hidden settings (40MHz band width on 2.4 and 5GHz bands, full Wifi-N 300 speed, overvolting the transmitter for greater range, removing restrictions on number of connected devices, enabling XPress frame-bursting aggregate throughput boost, etc).
I'd be VERY careful before overvolting the transmitter. Running power over the legal limit can easily get you in deep trouble with the FCC. Not sure about increasing the bandwidth, but I'd check on that too. Don't want to get fined.
Power limit: The modem actually broadcasts with very limited power (and/or poor antennae), hence the severely degraded range on this modem versus standalone wireless routers.
Bandwidth limit: 40Hz bands are well-defined as Wifi-N 300. This option was actually publicly exposed in the normal interface a few revisions ago and remains so in other modems. It was removed to force customers to spend more money to upgrade.
Any dumpers around?
reply to GabeA
The QAQ01-31.00L.34 firmware seems to be downloadable by appending "QAQ01-31.00L.34-Q1000.img" to the firmware download page link found in »Qwest Q1000 Firmware - Direct download link
According to the Broadcom Firmware Utility by mrmt32 (»www.ph-mb.com/products/bcrm-tool), the target board and chip ID's are the same as the latest firmware, so it should work just fine. I haven't tested it yet, but I intend to after building and including optware (If I can get my mips toolchain to work :-P)
I am new to this forum and looked at it's rules. Posting direct firmware links and uploading firmwares is not allowed.
I didn't see anything about bumping old posts.