Enabling WIFI on new router

Hello, I just my first linux based router a WiFlyer WE826-T2, and it has been working fine right out of the box, much better than my NetGear hotspot. I am seeing the strangest problem when I enabled the WIFI. I set the ssid to "stardust" and it is broadcasting "HT_APO", no stardust to be found anywhere. Furthermore, this access point is unencrypted and no password required to connect. I have looked everywhere on the system and in the logs and can't find where this is coming from, anyone have any ideas? In the meantime I have disabled the wifi and am connecting all my devices with cable. Thanks!

Is this device running OpenWrt? It does not sound like it, but please clarify if it does -- let us know what version of OpenWrt it is running.

Yes, I am looking at the web interface is kernel version what you are asking?


If not let me know how to find the correct version, I usually connect with a terminal from my linux box.

Can you ssh into the device and issue this command:

ubus call system board

Openwrt never used the kernel version you mentioned. This means it is likely an ancient fork and not something from the official openwrt project.

"kernel": "4.4.61",
"hostname": "Cosmos",
"system": "MediaTek MT7620A ver:2 eco:6",
"model": "ZBT-WE826-T",
"release": {
"distribution": "LEDE",
"version": "SNAPSHOT",
"revision": "22.0714_113204",
"codename": "reboot",
"target": "ramips/mt7620",
"description": "LEDE Reboot SNAPSHOT 17.01"

Just saw your comment, in researching this problem I came across some remarks such as clones, unofficial images and that sort. Before I invest too much time with this version, I wonder if I should flash it with the right version. While the device is a big improvement over the hotspot I was using, I have intermittent internet dropped connections, some days are worse than others. I haven't been able to solve that on either.

Your device is not running firmware from the openwrt project.
Many router vendors use heavily modified versions of openwrt to create their firmware, but these modified versions are not supported by the openwrt project.

You can either seek assistance from the vendor or install an official openwrt firmware (if one exists)

Thanks for your help, good luck with your project.

If you want to give the original OpenWrt a try on your router, take a close look right here.

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