Solwise 600ER

The Solwise 600ER is a fairly standard ADSL router. What makes it special is that by default it runs the open source RouterTech firmware making it a little more hackable than a standard ADSL router. It uses a TI AR7 processor (MIPS32). Here are a couple of PCB photos:

solwise600er pcb

The rear side of the PCB has unpopulated connections for a miniPCI card, most probably to add a Wifi card (and I’d guess it’s the same PCB as in the SAR-600EW).

I’d like to hack around with it a bit, and run an external facing webserver on it perhaps. It’s a shame it doesn’t have USB host.