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HOW TO BUILD A FIRMWARE FOR THE ACTIONTEC WECB3000

* How to install the WECB source code onto the Linux workstation
* How to build the image file that can be loaded on to a Actiontec WECB

NOTE: The following procedures are known to work with recent version of 
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Desktop.  

The Actiontec WECB Source Code can be obtained from the Actiontec 
support website at http://opensource.actiontec.com.

1.(Install clean OS Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Desktop.)

2.(Download source code.)

 WECB-0.16.8.4-GPL.tgz
  
3.(Copy or Move the source code to your working directory.)

$ cp WECB-0.16.8.4-GPL.tgz  /<working directory>

4.(Install required packages. Please make sure you have installed necessary lib for compile the project)

$ sudo apt-get -y install gcc g++ m4 binutils patch bzip2 flex bison make autoconf gettext texinfo unzip sharutils subversion build-essential libncurses5-dev ncurses-term zlib1g-dev
$ sudo apt-get -y install linux-headers-`uname -r` libnewt-dev curl sox libssl-dev
$ sudo apt-get -y install gawk mtd-utils util-linux

5.(Extract the GPL source code and toolchain to your working directory. Make sure your
   working directory path does not contain spaces.)

$ tar xvfz WECB-0.16.8.4-GPL.tgz 

IMPORTANT: Extracting the source code creates the directory "WECB-0.16.8.4-GPL" 

6.(Change to the WECB-0.16.8.4-GPL directory)

$ cd <working directory>/WECB-0.16.8.4-GPL/rtl819x

7. run
$./do_act_build 0.16.8.4 WCB3000

Notes: If there are some syntax errors occured (Maybe in Ubuntu system), make sure that your /bin/sh is linked to the bash not the dash
$ sudo rm /bin/sh
$ sudo ln -s /bin/bash /bin/sh

8.(Binary will be under. <working directory>/WECB-0.16.8.4-GPL/rtl819x/image/0.16.8.4-WCB3000-?-act.bin)


PLEASE NOTE: The machine-readable software source code provided here is for 
programmers who may wish to alter or customize the code, and typically will 
not be of use to the vast majority of consumers. The software source code 
provided here is subject to Version 2 of the GPL or other GPL or LGPL licenses 
which are all included in the download and are available below and also at 
"http://www.gnu.org/licenses/" and as such, the software source code is 
distributed WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY and subject to the copyrights of the authors. 
Compiling errors due to lack of public libraries/tools in the customer's 
specific platform/OS are the responsibility of the user of this GPL source code.

STANDARD WEB INTERFACE UPGRADE METHOD

1. Use a Web browser to access the 0.16.8.4 WCB3000 at it's LAN IP Address

2. Navigate to the "Firmware Upgrade" page

3. Use the Browse button to locate the newly created image file
       (It will be in the <working directory>/WECB-0.16.8.4-GPL/rtl819x/image/0.16.8.4-WCB3000-?-act.bin)

4. Click the button to upgrade the Firmware

5. The device will reboot using the new firmware image 

6. To access the new firmware interface, use the (static ) IP address, 192.168.99.254 or DHCP use the (dynamic ) IP address
(You may need to renew the IP address of the workstation, to reach 192.168.99.254 or dynamic ip address

PLEASE NOTE: The machine-readable software source code provided here is for 
Programmers who may wish to alter or customize the code, and typically will not 
be of use to the vast majority of consumers. The software source code provided 
here is subject to Version 2 of the GPL or other GPL or LGPL licenses which 
are all included in the download and are available below and also at 
"http://www.gnu.org/licenses/" and as such, the software source code is 
distributed WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY and subject to the copyrights of the authors. 
Compiling errors due to lack of public libraries/tools in the customer's 
specific platform/OS are the responsibility of the user of this GPL source code.