BPI-R3 support?

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?

Should be soon! https://github.com/openwrt/openwrt/commit/a96382c1bb204698cd43e82193877c10e4b63027


Showing up where? I can't see any for sale yet

amazon and alibaba. banana pi said 2-3 weeks for general availability.

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On sale right now https://forum.banana-pi.org/t/banana-pi-bpi-r3-with-mediatek-mt7986-filogic-830-public-sale-for-89-5-usd/13853

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.

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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.

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