Buffalo WZR-1750DHP - No wireless AC, N?


Does LEDE fully support? I can only see 1 wireless interface: Generic MAC80211 802.11bg (radio0). Client can only connect max at G (54mps) speed. I'm using LEDE Reboot 17.01.2 r3435-65eec8bd5f

Thank you

Ok. Unsupported wifi on WZR-1750DHP. LOL LOL =]

Depending on your hardware (match it by PCI ID) you might have some luck with the Broadcom WL driver (I've long since ditched any of my Broadcom routers; so I cannot say if WL works with the newer kernels etc.).

See the kernel wireless wiki for more details (search for BCM4360, that's the AC chip Wikidevi says is in your router).

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Can you please provide steps to get it work?

Thank you

I have this router too, looks like b43 doesn't support our wi-fi module.
lspci -nn -d 14e4: 0001:01:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Limited BCM4360 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter [14e4:4360] (rev 03)
But it's supported by dd-wrt.
Is there a way to get driver from dd-wrt? Maybe not for distribution, but it would be great to have a chance to make it work by some additional instruction.

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Yes, wifi from dd-wrt is working fine atm. Anyone has basic instruction to help Buffalo WZR-1750DHCP owners? Thanks.

Borromini posted a useful link: https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/users/drivers/b43

You may also check

Contact Broadcom and make them release open source driver.

So how can dd-wrt make it work? Is that they also use closed source driver?

DD-WRT uses proprietary drivers that he probably get from the device mfg partners. From example: http://svn.dd-wrt.com/browser/src/shared/nvram/nvram_ro.c literally says "UNPUBLISHED PROPRIETARY SOURCE CODE of Broadcom". Those drivers are not legally "open source".

As for using "Broadcom WL driver", you would need to get the OpenWrt source code and make your own build. I am not sure if it is even possible, since this router is ARM-based, while WL drivers are either x86-based or MIPS-based.