Default temporary install SSID


I was recently installing a German equipment that came with both wired and wireless interface. Under factory reset / initial install state, it creates a default wifi STA that stays alive only for 15 minutes if no one connected. The idea is to offer connectivity to complete installation without a "Wired only" mode.

Now a days, many laptops have stopped providing a wired Ethernet port and that makes finding a wired cable, and then a wired docking to connect to openwrt to install a chore.

Would the power that be consider this as an interesting feature to add?


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Generally this as been done with a custom image. With the creation of the Firmware Selector, this no longer required folks to setup thier own buld machines.

Super duper. I will study this and then try it. I wonder though.. It says after the first boot, it gets deleted. Does this behavior return after it has been factory reset?


You probably meant a default wifi AP.

Does this equipment have RTC (possibly button-battery-powered)?

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Most routers do have an RTC (AFAIK) but they are not battery backed up. It uses a time server to sync the time. And, yes, I do mean a AP. I made a mistake by saying STA.

This is really a cool tool. Thanks for sharing. I normally set up roaming and use wpad-openssl in place of wpad-basic. I have some follow on questions:

  1. For example, Netgear R6100 has following packages in its installed packages:
ath10k-firmware-qca988x-ct base-files busybox ca-bundle dnsmasq dropbear firewall4 fstools kmod-ath10k-ct kmod-ath9k kmod-gpio-button-hotplug kmod-nft-offload kmod-usb-ledtrig-usbport kmod-usb2 libc libgcc libustream-wolfssl logd mtd netifd nftables odhcp6c odhcpd-ipv6only opkg ppp ppp-mod-pppoe procd procd-seccomp procd-ujail swconfig uboot-envtools uci uclient-fetch urandom-seed urngd wpad-basic-wolfssl

Can I overwrite the wpad-basic-wolfssl with wpad-openssl?

And, If i wrote luci-app-samba4, will the system automagically pull in all the dependencies before it offered the custom image?

  1. And since Openwrt uses lower and upper to combine two different files directors in an overlay, will the factory reset revert back the wireless AP settings that were input in the "Script to run on first boot (uci-defaults)"

Much appreciate help.

Hi there: This does work like a charm. And even after I goofed up and factory reset, it returned back with an initial active ssid as it was intended.


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