Can't Perform Opkg update nor find the firmware for ZBT Router

Basically, I purchased a WE4626-BKC from a manufacturer and I tried to do Opkg update and I got the following:

*** Failed to download the package list from

Updated list of available packages in /var/opkg-lists/reboot_base
Signature check passed.
*** Failed to download the package list from

Collected errors:
 * opkg_download: Failed to download, wget returned 8.
 * opkg_download: Failed to download, wget returned 8.

I had a check within distfeeds file and when I visit the link it's pointing to, they no longer exist.

Naturally I wanted to see the verison of OpenWRT running. Typing Uname -a:

Linux LEDE 4.4.61 #0 Wed Jul 22 13:50:44 2020 mips GNU/Linux

Running cat /etc/banner gives:

Reboot (SNAPSHOT, 17.01)

Finally running cat /proc/cpuinfo gives:

system type             : MediaTek MT7628AN ver:1 eco:2
machine                 : ZBT-WE2426-C
processor               : 0
cpu model               : MIPS 24KEc V5.5
BogoMIPS                : 380.92
wait instruction        : yes
microsecond timers      : yes
tlb_entries             : 32
extra interrupt vector  : yes
hardware watchpoint     : yes, count: 4, address/irw mask: [0x0ffc, 0x0ffc, 0x0ffb, 0x0ffb]
isa                     : mips1 mips2 mips32r1 mips32r2
ASEs implemented        : mips16 dsp
shadow register sets    : 1
kscratch registers      : 0
package                 : 0
core                    : 0
VCED exceptions         : not available
VCEI exceptions         : not available

Basically can someone help me with upgrading the firmware & can confirm for me whether that will fix the opkg update issue?

NB: Am I right in thinking 17.01 is being depracated or it's reaching it EoL?


This is not a stable release, but a snapshot.
Moreover, it's too old, so it's obsolete.

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In any case, I don't see either of those devices officially supported by OpenWrt.
Maybe ZBT created their own fork of OpenWrt?


Nah weirdly enough not a typo - they said one model number on the buy page and the router says another :S

I thought that might be the case, but I was wondering the system type looked relatively familiar (in the sense, I've seen it for a few other routers) - could I possibly not find a firmware that would work based on that assumption from OpenWRT website?

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