802.11ax Routers

To be honest, if i see how many features don’t even work on stock firmware, I’d wait another year for things to mature


what is not working on stock firmware that should?

have a read here: https://www.smallnetbuilder.com/wireless/wireless-features/33222-does-ofdma-really-work-part-1?start=1


I agree with this but I think we have plenty of time to see if other routers come out by the end of the year or even an upgraded Xiaomi router, so I think people should just keep waiting in general until 2021 unless they need a new router right now.

I have used a X18G with openwrt

That is not possible, as neither the Mercury X18G nor 802.11ax in general are supported by OpenWrt yet (the necessary hostapd/ mac80211 patches are sitting in a staging tree). Having an OEM firmware loosely based on OpenWrt is not the same as OpenWrt support, if that were the case, all of the ipq807x, ipq60xx and ipq50xx devices would have been supported already, but they aren't.

Judging from the hardware of the Mercury X18G (mt7621a+mt7915e), it should be supportable (like the TOTOLINK X5000R), but someone will still have to port it over.

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sorry ,but I did it.

Do you mind sharing how ?


Unfortunately it is lacking the source code, could you please upload that aswell?

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NO,it's MTK SDK 4.2,maybe you will find it soon.

I think we have to wait for Wifi 6E routers to come out before we see the next generation of AX OpenWRT routers to show up.

This changed with the new version of the U6-LR its now based on MT7622 and MT7915 (firmware analysis)

hint: they use openwrt as base again

Seems there are no openwrt supporting the qualcomm chipset IPQ6018

we don't even have proper support for the bigger brother... ipq6018 can wait

Which brother chipset are you interested in?


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Talking about ipq8074 that is the bigger brother of ipq6018

We are design hardware of IPQ8074. I have a fork of code for IPQ8074 qsdk, you can take a look


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Did you harvest the openwrt mailing list for addresses to send your spam to? I've had no interaction with your company and i received several emails. Terrible business tactic.


Belkin RT3200 AX3200 and Linksys E8450 AX3200 appear to be clones of each other (they even share basically the same manual), and are available for purchase in the US. (Looking it up just now, didn’t realize Belkin bought Linksys.) The Belkin is even on sale currently for $80.

According to acwifi.net, it’s a MT7622 + MT7915A combo, so decent chance it might be supported by OpenWrt sometime down the line?