Amped ALLY - Wireless Settings

Hi all,

My local Microcenter had the Amped Wireless ALLY 1200 systems selling for <$10 a year or 2 ago so I bought a couple. Just recently I was able to get the OpenWRT v21.02.1 for the r1900 installed via TFTP and functioning on all units (master and extender units) but I don't know that functionality is where it needs to be to be a daily use system in my household. I don't have the option to change any Wireless settings, unless I'm missing a setup step or something somewhere.

Any other ALLY users out there who have had success and using this system to it's fullest capabilities?

Sorry just saw this. There's an issue with the initramfs images that needs to be patched before the 2nd step (sysupgrade) will work. Once you sysupgrade successfully, all of the drivers are there, the wifi works, and your settings can be saved.
There's a 1-time fix to work around this. Log in via SSH, and edit /lib/upgrade/platform.sh. Change:

	ampedwireless,ally-00x19k|\
	ampedwireless,ally-r1900k)
		if [ "$(fw_printenv --lock / -n bootImage 2>/dev/null)" != "0" ]; then
			fw_setenv --lock / bootImage 0 || exit 1
		fi
		;;

to:

	ampedwireless,ally-00x19k|\
	ampedwireless,ally-r1900k)
		if [ "$(strings /dev/mtd1 | grep -c bootImage=0)" != "1" ]; then
			dd if=/dev/mtd1 of=/tmp/mtd1.tmp bs=1c
			sed -i 's/bootImage=./bootImage=0/g' /tmp/mtd1.tmp
			mtd -e /dev/mtd1 write /tmp/mtd1.tmp /dev/mtd1
		fi
		;;

Once you do this, you can install the sysupgrade image and will be fine going forward.

HTH