Thank you for providing the Information about the bootloader.
I flashed the old 64k bootloader and then started testing with v12.09 to get familiar with the flashing, because people worked already with this version when starting to write the dev Page.
-> WiFi offered only 72MBit Max and is extremely slow and crashing soon.
Then I flashed v14.07. -> WiFi offered now 144MBit is faster round about 20MBit but still slower then stock firmware which is over 40MBit in this mode.
Then I flashed v15.05. WiFi never comes up with this version, but I haven't seen the PCI errors described in some of the ticket - maybe this was only in the rc versions of v15. So I hoped that I haven't overwritten the last 64k which may contain some firmware for the WiFi and flashed again v14.07. -> WiFi worked as before.
Now I wanted to see if the new Version so I sysupgraded to v18.06. For the first minutes it seams that WiFi works better even with speeds nearly to 40MBits, but then it was crashing again. Speed is since then also round about 20 MBit or slower. You get error on the console like this:
ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00queue_flush_queue: Warning - Queue 2 failed to flush
ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00lib_rxdone_read_signal: Warning - Frame received with unrecognized signal
ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00queue_write_tx_frame: Error - Arrived at non-free entry in the non-full queue 2
Please file bug report to http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com
Question is now what to do next here. the rt2860T is now over 10 Years old, but the driver still seams not to work. serialmonkey seams not to work on his driver any more. The net is full with tweak tips for x86 Linux including to try different kernels - and newer means not better all the time...
Here the datasheet:
Here someone describes a mt7610u driver directly from meadiatec should work:
For the rt2860 mediatec (the new owner) seams to offer only Windows and Mac drivers - even if there is a penguin:
Here someone worked on a v2 for openwrt somehow:
Sometimes there is also described a rt2860sta driver which was form Ralink itself which should work better?
Should I open a extra thread here in the forum for that? Are there any better options? Or is the only Option to wait for a new version which may support the device magically?
Because of the partition thing: I also think that not really many people use openWRT on that box for now because it isn't realy supported and working. I searched a lot before I started, and found only less than a hand full written s.th. in their blog and also the responses to that were very rare and old. For the arv752dpw22 you can find more actual information. So I think it would be a good time to change it, but a full Image (no sysupgrade) would be nice, to flash it directly from the bootloader. But be aware to not overwrite the last 64k! The Option to restore the last 64k from the backup every time like descried on the arv752dpw22 dev page is also not a very good solution.