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Please consider reviewing OpenWrt 18.06.1

Discussion in 'Suggestion Box' started by tapper82, Aug 19, 2018.

  1. tapper82

    tapper82 New Around Here

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    Hi could you please consider reviewing the latest OpenWrt 18.06.1. You could flash it to the WRT 3200acm as this is one of it's features, to be able to run third party software.

    The latest build of OpenWrt is 18.06.1 and was just put out with a updated Kernel and packages.
    OpenWrt v18.06.1 Changelog
    https://openwrt.org/releases/18.06/changelog-18.06.1
    Welcome to the OpenWrt Project
    https://openwrt.org/
    Down loads for the WRT xxx routers can be found here:
    https://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/18.06.1/targets/mvebu/cortexa9/

    I have bin running OpenWrt for years now because the stock firmware that comes with routers will not work with a screen reader that I have to use as I am blind. That is how I first came across being able to flash my router. Since then I have run OpenWrt, Gargoyle and DDWRT. I stick with OpenWrt because of all the packages I can install like the SQM and adblocker. Plus out of all the third party firmwares OpenWrt is the one that keeps the most up to date. I would like for you to review it so I will know what I am missing being not able to run the stock because of the software package I have to run. {my screen reader] Just encase any one is interested, my screen reader is NVDA and I run windows 10. It speaks to me like Stephen Hawkings computer. Thanks Tapper.
     
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  3. sfx2000

    sfx2000 Part of the Furniture

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    I think part of the challenge is time needed to run testing for a given device - I've volunteered to send over a couple of items (not based on OpenWRT), and the response was "thank you, but we're really busy at the moment"

    From a routing perspective - the MVEBU platforms on OpenWRT perform quite well now, that's all been sort - now that Armada 38x and the 64-bit platforms (37xx and 7k/8k) have been pulled in - the 64-bit platforms are still snapshot based, however...

    There's still issues with the GPL/FOSS Marvell Wifi drivers...

    All things considered - OpenWRT 18.06 was a big step forward - new features, but also merging in the LEDE stuff, and pulling the development teams back together - which was a huge effort on the leadership teams.
     
  4. tapper82

    tapper82 New Around Here

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    Yeah getting the wrt3200acm stable was a pane. It is a real work horse for me for a good wile now tho.
    If you are a OpenWrt user have a look at these OpenWrtScripts I came across.
    https://github.com/richb-hanover/OpenWrtScripts
    I use the better speed test one for tuning my SQM.
     
  5. tapper82

    tapper82 New Around Here

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    If any one on here is a OpenWrt user let us know how you find it.
     
  6. Luminair

    Luminair New Around Here

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    I use OpenWRT on my old TP-Link 1043nd and it works perfectly! There are some new popular routers on the OpenWRT forum that people say work extremely well too. Highly recommended! Try it with Linksys WRT3200ACM and Netgear R7800 and TP-Link C7.
     
  7. tapper82

    tapper82 New Around Here

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    Yeah I had a 1043nd I gave it to a friend. It's a grate litel box for 2.4
     
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    tapper82 New Around Here

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