Dynalink DL-WRX36 Askey RT5010W IPQ8072A technical discussion

Choose the other WRX36 target.

I'm sorry I dont understand how to do that with the firmware selector. Do you mean installing the stable version (23.05.03)?

If you choose snapshots you'll have two WRX36 options in firmware selector.

Read about the target change on the WRX36 wiki page.

Ahhh. Its a ui issue. It doesnt pop up automatically when you select snapshot, you have to go back to the device field and input wrx36 and then 2 targets then finally show.

Thanks

Latest snapshot for wrx36 has kernel 6.6.32. Was just curios if this kernel still has this vulnerability:

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2024-1086

It sais it's safe starting 6.6.15 ?

@sampson What you reported smells similar to what happened to me, unfortunately the router didn't like that backup USB drive and had to serial to it.

By the way, it will be worth to add to the Wiki that the best USB to TTL adapter for this is that cheapo CH340 based one that was linked before in the thread. That was the only one that allowed me to TX properly to the router.

Oh I read a news blurb that included 6.6 as vulnerable but didn't actually read the cve that I linked. My mistake.

Post moved to Bricked my Dynalink DL-WRX36, what did I do wrong?

Actually don't get over excited. Whilst it breaks DHCP for Bridged clients, turning this to false also seems to break the propagation of ARP replies back to clients on the network, particularly on 5GHz network on the DL-WRX36. This seems to be a long running issue with openWRT in dumb AP mode, it goes back years ! This is a worse problem, clients on 5GHZ stop being able to talk to hosts on your LAN, until you ping them in reverse from the host in question.

I have turned Multicast to Unicast back on for 5GHz wifi. I have turned it off for 2.4GHz wifi and I am just using 2.4GHz for my bridged client(s) these are ridiculous devices anyway e.g. we have an internet enabled cat flap which only uses ethernet and I can't run a cable to the controller. I am going to see if I can get into this device to pre configure its IP address.

I think there are still ARP issues on 2.4GHz wifi as a result, but for some reason it was not as bad, I think clients on 2.4GHz are benefitting from gratuitous broadcast ARP request packets where clients on 5GHz were not. Possibly another issue with OpenWRT and/or the chipset drivers on the dl-wrx36 although I see a lot of devices have had these issues, that don't appear with stock firmware.

edit: I see it on 2 devices, one has stable the other has a snapshot from a month or so ago. I have yet to try your build although I am interested in building my own from source.

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hmmm...

Well, in that case I might just re-enable it and add a install note that if you have bridged clients youll probably need to disable it.

Its worth noting that on my firmware build I incorporate the extra commits from qosmio's fork to enable NSS, and then use fairly heavily modified configurations (both standard and kernel .configs), plus I add in some initial custom configuration to get unbound up and running near-optimally from the start.

That said, if you dont customize the kernel and build it with the standard dnsmasq setup building the firmware is pretty straightforward. this guide will explain how to build igt from source.

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