Add support for Xiaomi AX1800 Wifi 6 router


I use my AX1800 as wifi access point but when I dig on its Ip I get an answer:

dig +short @

For me it’s a mystery. I didn’t know that the access points served as a DNS server.

When dnsmasq is running, it'll respond to dns queries

1 Like

Does anyone have a solution to my problem, please?

To resume, I tried to increase the range of my main router with a AX1800 router, the problem is that despite the change of region in EU which allows to create a HotSpot with EU channels, it was not possible to repeat an existing wifi signal that is in EU channel, ie to increase the range of my main wifi router that is in EU channel.

If someone can help me with a solution for example by changing a parameter in the files from an SSH access it's fine with me or even another solution that would save me the AX1800.

Thank you for paying attention to my problem and helping me, because otherwise my AX1800 is useless and I will just throw it away.

1 Like

Has anyone had any luck getting this to run?

There is a Mi AX1800 config available in menuconfig.

Got it built but it panics out while booting.

So is the Redmi AX5 / Xiaomi mi AX1800(white), being considered to be added for support?

I have several of the Xiaomi mi ax1800(white). Would love to run the vanilla OpenWRT on them.

BTW I have them all runing as AP's ,wonderful! I've also tried it as a router, awesome!

ipq807x (e.g. ax3600, ax6, ax9000, etc.) support is somewhat 'in sight' now (no, neither complete, nor 100% stable, let alone enduser compatible), support for ipq60xx (ax1800) is not at all on that stage, yet (but conceivable for the future, RAM sizes of those devices will be tight, though).

1 Like

thank you slh!

If you want a device that might run OpenWrt (snapshots-) by ~christmas, go with the Xiaomi ax3600.

cool I'll see if I can get one. Thank you

I have the same issue, here. In the beginning, I saw the 5ghz frequency. After a reboot, its gone. In my case, I dont know if the issue is concerned to region, or if the 5ghz antenna broken. It was brand knew when this occurred.

Just measured the Power usage on idle with the Xiaomi Mi AX1800(white version).

Idle with wifi6 enabled. 5.1 Watts.

Very Cheap to run these units.



Does anyone care about ipq6018?


Although there is no offical support, but for people who have ax5 and want stock firmware's opkg works, you can replace opkg sources in /etc/opkg/distfeeds.conf with following lines and run opkg update

src/gz openwrt_base
src/gz openwrt_packages
src/gz openwrt_routing
src/gz openwrt_luci

This will make your opkg can download and install some package
The arm_cortex-a7 arch is working because ax5's stock firmware is built with armv7(32bit)
I have tried to install nano and igmp proxy,and it don't show any error, but installing OpenWrt's official luci seems not working(I can open page but a lot of features is not working)

sorry for my poor english (I live in taiwan and usually use Chinese)


what are error messages for kernel panic?

Don't remember off my head but I'll check and see if I saved a boot log.

there is a new relase here

and what about Mi AX 1800?

Are you sure this is for the AX1800? I see no reference to it anywhere in the repo.

1.0 rc1 has support for qualcomm ax ipq60xx and ax1800 is on devices list
it does compile but cant boot

i still have to try this relase

1 Like

I had a go at getting it to boot a few weeks back without luck.

I contacted one of the Devs but was told that the devices memory is too low for ATH11k and more than likely it bails out for that.