Update on March 26th, 2011: Actiontec has put the files for V1000H back on their Open Source Download Area. The files are now missing the Broadcom userspace/private directory, and will not provide you with a working open source build out-of-the-box (missing a lot of userspace binary blobs.) The last known good release for the V1000H is 2011/01/18. Please note that this new release will cause your device to be put into an irreparable state if you flash it.
Update on September 24th, 2011: Actiontec has once again removed the open source downloads for a number of their products on their Open Source Download Area site. I have decided to republish the tarballs of the source in response to this action.
Actiontec has removed all traces of releases for the Actiontec V1000H, R1000H, and Q1000 from their Open Source Download Area. These routers are running Broadcom 96368VVW reference design which uses Linux and BusyBox, and thus under the terms of GPL the source code must be released. I e-mailed the group in charge of Open Source compliance at Actiontec, and received the following response:
We are in the middle of revamping all of those codes and until our engineering department is done they have asked that we take the old ones down. Sorry for any trouble this has cause. I do not have an ETA on when I will have them back up there. I can only suggest that you keep checking back periodically.
I have an archive of most files that Actiontec has released based around the BCM96368 reference platform, and have posted them below. This issue adds onto my already growing list of issues with Actiontec, such as posting source code that doesn't work on the device, or is missing critical drivers (eg. Ethernet, HPNA.) The reason for multiple releases with the same filename and version is that Actiontec re-releases files under the same name with changed content.
|4.02L.01 (2010/03/16)||123M||02b864cadaafb829a59754f1fc5e9329||Q1000||Current release|
|4.02L.03 (2011/01/18)||125M||eb4caa8ba7d307fc2eb567e7f00e306a||R1000H||Current release|
|4.02L.03 (2010/12/06)||124M||b9c1171cbb88347f2350f6d6dec2c795||V1000H||Drivers missing for Ethernet, HPNA|
|4.02L.03 (2011/01/18)||124M||2c5f750811bfbb8f043f70095801b244||V1000H||Last known "good" release. Drivers missing for HPNA, Missing Actiontec Web GUI|
|4.02L.03 (2011/03/24)||130M||b6f379e5fdebbb8edf9b480d128a0d85||V1000H||Incomplete release. Missing complete Web GUI and "private" Broadcom files (userspace/private), missing drivers for HPNA.|
|31.30L.55 (2011/11/01)||124M||b3f9161ecbf7c8a56e97e1ac22b52c0a||V1000H||Unknown release. No web interface (?)|
It has also come to my attention that the releases for these products have also been removed from the Qwest GPL Download site. TELUS, which also distributes the Actiontec V1000H does not make an offer available for source code under terms of the GPL.
Please view the README authored by Actiontec for more information on how to build and flash the open source release.
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Any idea whether the Alcatel 7130 standalone vdsl2 modems can still be had through Telus?
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