Fritzbox Recovery

For testing purpose i have an old Fritz!Box 7360 flashed with OpenWRT. For $reasons I needed to reflash the original firmware. Unfortunaly the Recovery tool didn’t work with my model, because it used to be provider branded by EWE. There is a rebranded Version of the tool by EWE, but this didn’t work either. So i researched a little and it turns out you can flash the firmware manually via the ADAM bootloader, just like OpenWRT....

January 17, 2021 · Jan Brand

Homenetwork rebuild

Recently I moved and need to rethink my rack and network solution. Previously my server and the main switch lived in my IKEA Oppli TV-Bench, which was already showing its age. I used a Mikrotik CSS326-24G-2S+RM which is a very capable switch for the price, but unfortunaly don’t have PoE (For 120€ also a little too much asked). (At the time) my only PoE device was my Ubiquiti Unifi AP AC Pro which I powered via the included injector....

December 16, 2020 · Jan Brand

Coreboot on T430

About a year ago I replaced the horrible TN display of my boyfriend’s T430 with a Full-HD IPS and in the same move I replaced the LAN Ethernet USB Board due to a bent USB port. Because the laptop had to be completely disassembled anyway, I decided to give Coreboot a try. This blogpost serves as a memory support, if I should decide to flash another laptop. I’ve used a CH341A programmer....

October 22, 2020 · Jan Brand

Servers 'n stuff

Currently I use: on the road Samsung Galaxy S9+ 64GB (+ 128GB microSD) Lenovo Thinkpad T480 Full HD IPS Display Intel i7-8550U Fibocom L830-EB LTE 16GB RAM Samsung SSD 970 EVO 1TB Lenovo Thinkpad Battery 61++ (72Wh) Arch Linux (encrypted ZFS root) Workstation AMD Ryzen 7 1700X 32GB G.Skill RipJaws V KFA² GeForce GTX 1080 EXOC 8GB ASUS Prime X370-Pro be quiet!...

October 14, 2020 · Jan Brand