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Re: [OCLUG-Tech] anyone out there comfortable with openwrt and mediatek chips?

  • Subject: Re: [OCLUG-Tech] anyone out there comfortable with openwrt and mediatek chips?
  • From: Stephen Connolly <stephen [ at ] jsidata [ dot ] ca>
  • Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2014 08:34:51 -0500
sysupgrade is only for upgrading an existing openwrt firmware. use a
factory image for a fresh install.


On 11/05/2014 04:14 PM, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>   i'm currently trying to build and install openwrt on *any* sort of
> router or eval board incorporating mediatek parts, specifically:
>   * MT7620A SoC (with onboard 2.4G radio)
>   * MT7610E external 5G radio chip
> recently, i grabbed one of these d-link dir-810l routers from canada
> computers:
> http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=27_1046_1047&item_id=061804
> because, as you can see, there is an openwrt wiki page that *suggests*
> you can build and install on it:
> http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/d-link/dir-810l
> in fact, doing a standard openwrt build, one gets a bunch of output
> "sysupgrade" images for a number of "ramips" architectures:
> openwrt-ramips-mt7620a-dir-810l-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin     <-- there
> openwrt-ramips-mt7620a-Lenovo-y1-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin
> openwrt-ramips-mt7620a-Lenovo-y1s-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin
> openwrt-ramips-mt7620a-mt7620a_mt7530-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin
> openwrt-ramips-mt7620a-mt7620a_mt7610e-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin
> openwrt-ramips-mt7620a-mt7620a-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin
> openwrt-ramips-mt7620a-mt7620a_v22sg-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin
> openwrt-ramips-mt7620a-mzk-750dhp-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin
> openwrt-ramips-mt7620a-na930-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin
> ... and so on ...
>   however, it seems impossible to flash that image to the router using
> the factory firmware and the standard "Upgrade Firmware" button. i
> have already upgraded the router to the latest official d-link
> firmware -- that worked just fine, confirming that the d-link firmware
> on the router is happy to accept newer d-link firmware.
>   but the d-link firmware clearly doesn't like the sysupgrade image
> produced by openwrt, and i don't know why. so, first question, has
> anyone out there done this?
>   more generally, i'm looking for *any* openwrt-happy router or dev
> board that is based on the mediatek MT7620A/MT7610E chipset, so i'm
> open to suggestions.
>   if anyone wants to chat further, i can arrange to be at this week's
> OCLUG meeting. i'd really like to resolve this issue so i can get on
> with a project.
> rday