I'm looking for an openwrt compatible device with wifi 6/6e to build a prototype on. It looks like the BPI-R3 is finally showing up to purchase.
I'm seeing "openwrt 21.02" listed in the docs on these, but I can't find them in the HCL or forums here.
Is this a viable openwrt platform?
Showing up where? I can't see any for sale yet
amazon and alibaba. banana pi said 2-3 weeks for general availability.
Does openwrt support 6ghz channels?
I just got BPI-R3 board and build firmware image from https://git.openwrt.org/openwrt/openwrt.git
But, I can not do sysupgrade via web page with openwrt-mediatek-filogic-bananapi_bpi-r3-squashfs-sysupgrade.itb
Any suggestions? Thanks.
Use AUC for upgrading. Sysupgrading fails often on other platforms also, while AUC lately works fine.
If anyone is wonder what
auc is, it is an OpenWrt package that "performs the same process as the
luci-app-attendedsysupgrade from SSH/the command line."
Details here: Upgrade using Attended Sysupgrade: From the CLI (Scroll down to 'From the CLI')
just loaded the latest Snapshot r23783-f2a8763587. Installed no problems, but I loaded it to Emms, then followed the Openwrt bpi-r3 support page to resize the drives. Problem is there is no parted loaded in the image, so cannot resize. I tried to load opkg update, but it failed because I think the /tmp space is not large enough. (So cannot load Luci either). Tried Nand boot & Emms boot but still the dreaded error 4, which seems to be related to /tmp space.
Another suggestion on the above support page: I think the SSH command ´
fw_setenv bootcmd "run nor_init ; env default bootcmd ; saveenv ; reset"; reboot
' might need a space between reset & " ie <reset ¨>. (I got an unrecognised command for reset¨)
2 things that would have helped me as a novice who follows directions, would be a link to the page on using SSH, & also a Boot jumper switch table on the page so all info is together.
I love Open Source, & wish to thank the developers.