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Overclocking the WRT54GS V2.0

Published: March 29, 2008

I overclocked my WRT54GS v2.0 to 300 mhz! This poor router has been customized in just about every way possible. In addition to the OpenWRT Kamikaze firmware, it also sports two high gain antennas. Yes, this is the router that once covered the whole chapel (barely). I suspect that the people across the street at the DMV are now seeing "R2D2" in their list of access points :)

This router has a stock speed of 200 mhz and the 50% speed increase is quite noticeable when I log into the router via ssh. :) Yup, still waiting for it to crash...

[email protected]:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo
system type             : Broadcom BCM4712 chip rev 1
processor               : 0
cpu model               : BCM3302 V0.7
BogoMIPS                : 197.42
wait instruction        : no
microsecond timers      : yes
tlb_entries             : 32
extra interrupt vector  : no
hardware watchpoint     : no
VCED exceptions         : not available 
VCEI exceptions         : not available
[email protected]:~# nvram show | grep clkfreq
size: 1553 bytes (31215 left) clkfreq=200,100
[email protected]:~# nvram set clkfreq=300,120
[email protected]:~# nvram commit 
[email protected]:~# reboot 
[email protected]:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo
system type             : Broadcom BCM4712 chip rev 1
processor               : 0
cpu model               : BCM3302 V0.7
BogoMIPS                : 295.73
wait instruction        : no
microsecond timers      : yes
tlb_entries             : 32
extra interrupt vector  : no
hardware watchpoint     : no
VCED exceptions         : not available
VCEI exceptions         : not available