WDLXTV App pack: wirelessmod-wdlxtv.app.bin-0.2

Heres another app.bin pack for use in WDLXTV, my custom WDTV firmware. The following pack contains all the necessary libs/binaries/modules to enable wireless network connectivity. In order to take advantage of this pack you’ll first need a compatible wireless adapter. Big thanks to Zorander, who got wireless extensions working and made this possible.

Simply unzip wirelesmod-wdlxtv.app.bin.zip, then place wirelessmod-wdlxtv.app.bin onto a harddrive/flashdisk & boot your WDTV with the device connected.

Wireless connectivity is not exactly plug & play with this pack, you’re required to do most of the config yourself. I have been unable to get a compatible wireless adapter locally, so I am of little help configuring this pack. Luckily theres this tutorial and this forum topic, where you can read and ask questions. When I eventually get a compatible adapter I’ll be sure to update this page and perhaps make the app.bin pack a bit more plug&play. If there are any issues with this pack, report them to me (and send me any fixes/mods) and I’ll get them taken care of.

Anyone want to buy me an adapter? ;-)

** wirelessmod-wdlxtv.app.bin-0.2 **

May 15th, 2009 11:59

your wirelessmod doesn’t give IP to zd1211b chipset in
The light is always green and it does not flash.
zorander wirelessmod 0.3 (much smaller file) works with your but only without WPA and WPE but UPnP doesn’t work with tversity (must be a bug with your UPnP bin too…)
zorander ext-boot 0.9.2 and zorander wireless 0.3 works and Tversity UpnP also, but the performance is very poor. FLAC files are freezing and I didn’t try 1080p or 720p

<<< edit: I’ll look into it a bit, but having no wireless adapter makes it a bit hard. –b-rad >>>

May 18th, 2009 05:21

this app.bin support also rt2870 chpset?

<<< edit: believe so. –b-rad >>>

May 23rd, 2009 09:57

which one do you want? i’ll buy two

<<< edit: :D an RT73 based adapter seems to be the best, you can find a contact email address in the donation link if you’re still interested. Cheers. –b-rad >>>

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June 29th, 2009 21:23

any chance this will work with Linksys wusb54g ver. 4.0 believe to be chipset rt2570?


<<< edit: try it and see. –b-rad >>>

July 7th, 2009 11:40

I’ve try it but no result that’s why I just wonder if it actually works with it then I know I must have done something wrong.

July 15th, 2009 09:38

Thank to all WDTV Homebrewers for the great work on WDLXTV and it apps.


I just found out that smartP released a version that will work for all rt2570 chipset that work perfectly with my Linksys WUSB54G Version 4.0.

Here is the link: http://wdtvforum.com/main/index.php?topic=1029.0

I am running the latest WDLXTV 0.5.5 and wireless-mod-rt.app.bin-1.2.4.

July 16th, 2009 02:19

will this work with a netgear WN111v2?

<<< edit: no clue, buy me one & I’ll tell you ;-) –b-rad >>>

July 29th, 2009 12:54


I got wireless working on WDTV using a zydas dongle. However, I got into some trouble using it.
First, I can’t connect to my router using any form of encryption (neither wep nor wpa works), I followed all tips and nothing. WEP should be simple, the only extra parameter is the shared key.
Second, and most import, I’m getting very low speeds using it. Tried to get something from my local pc using ftp, and got speeds of about 300KB/s, which is way too low.
Tried to debug it, and it seems to be the driver used on wdtv (zd1201b I think). On my local pc (running Ubuntu), it loads the zd1211rw module and I get speeds of about 3MB/s.
The modules on the app pack seems to be compiled for a 2.6.15-TvDock kernel. Could you either give me instructions on how to compile the module myself (which arch should I compile to, and where do I get these sources?), or maybe get this driver compiled and included in next release, because lots of people should benefit. Also need to add a insmod line on the init script to make sure it tries to load the module.
By the way, this little box running wdlxtv totally rocks!

<<< edit: wdtvforum would be the best place to ask. –b-rad >>>

August 6th, 2009 21:49

Hi guys,

I sure hope someone would be able to assist me. I’m very new to this so please excuse me.


<<< edit: Posting this at wdtvforum would get you more help, I don’t have a compatible wireless adapter. –b-rad >>>

August 27th, 2009 05:24

I’ve got a SMC EZ Connect (SMCWUSB-G) who run under linux with zd1211rw module (i think it’s the same as the zd1211b in the app.bin)
but it doen’t work with my wdlxtv
i think that it doen’t load the firmware on my box the firmware loaded is : zd1211_ub) is it possible to :
1) get (as an options) the /var/log/message (or anything else that log error messages) on the usbdisk to see it the driver is loaded, the firmware is loaded etc …
2) chose the firmware to load on the module loading as an option in net.config (for example, but any file is wellcome)

<<< edit: you can use log-saver to obtain system logs. I don’t have a compatible wireless adapter so I’m not of too much help if things don’t work. –b-rad >>>

December 28th, 2009 16:11

b-rad, just wanted to say thanks for all the hard work. I have now spent the last 3 days messing with your firmware and although I am beaten on getting wireless to work (thought I had an rt73 adapter but turned out it is not), I am going to get an Ethernet adapter and continue to play with what you have done. This has been a nice learning experience since I am still weak in the world of Linux, but am a quick learner. I hope to continue learning from yours and others before me, thanks again.

January 1st, 2010 07:05

Hey –b-rad,

Thanks for your great work on the WDTVLIVE!

[quote]…”When I eventually get a compatible adapter I’ll be sure to update this page and perhaps make the app.bin pack a bit more plug&play. If there are any issues with this pack, report them to me (and send me any fixes/mods) and I’ll get them taken care of.

Anyone want to buy me an adapter? ;) ”[/quote]

==> I can send you one of my Linksys WUSB54G if you’re still interested! Please let me know…

<<< edit: mailed you ;) –b-rad >>>

February 18th, 2010 07:57

and thx for this firmware.
unfortunately I am not capable to get the linksys wlan device WUSB54G to work. Maybe I am too stupid or to little informed about this stuff. Can anybody help me?
I successfully flashed the newest fw for my wdtv and then I tried to use the latest aap.bin with a modified .dat and net.config on a properly formatted memory stick. I am doing this the right way? Please help.

<<< edit: Consult the forum for assistance, I do not have a compatible wireless adapter. –b-rad >>>

February 25th, 2010 14:53

Hey B-Rad, WDLXTV seems to be a great firmware mod, but I dont understand one thing. The tutorial on wdtvc.com you linked to says to download zorander’s experimental pack (wireless-mod.app.bin). If were using the wirelessmod-wdlxtv.app.bin-0.2 do we still need zorander’s app.bin or not? Whats the difference in the two apps?

Also does the flash drive need be set up as an MS-Dos bootable device in order for app.bin packs to function?


<<< edit: its one wireless app.bin or the other…and there is no MS-DOS on the device, so why would you even consider that ;) –b-rad >>>

March 22nd, 2010 10:36

I tried everything but i can’t load the bin file.

Updating the firmware goes right.
But what to do now??

Placed the bin file on a disk.
Power off -> power on. USB with RT73 chip on the other usb and edited the files that are also on the disk, nothing happend.

Please help me out :)

<<< edit: Ask on the wdlxtv forums. –b-rad >>>

September 7th, 2010 01:02

Hi there, I have successfully loaded your latest firmware but can’t figure out where (and when) I can edit the net.config OR configure any info re my wireless device. I flashed firmware>stuck wireless-mod-app.bin on flash>reboot…can’t figure out when to do the editing etc..

<<< edit: Ask on forum.wdlxtv.com. –b-rad >>>