I have successfully flashed 19.07.3 on my TP-Link AC1750 v2. I can SSH into it and everything seems fine. Only thing is that it doesn't have an internet connection ATM. I want to add USB support. Is there any way of downloading the necessary packages on my laptop and installing them locally instead of with OPKG? I've been reading the forums and found some posts about Imagebuilder but that seems to require Linux which would require me to set up a VM, I guess, and then learn Linux. Is there any way to go about this using Windows?
You'll need internet access to get the packages, but once you have them you can just use putty to transfer them to your tp-link and install them, for example, kmod-fs-ext4 -
scp firstname.lastname@example.org kmod-fs-ext4.ipk :/tmp
Then ssh in, cd to /tmp and
opkg install kmod-fs-ext4.ipk
Use SCP to copy from laptop to device /tmp
Then use opkg to install the package from /tmp
Where do I get the .ipk files?
I've checked the github repositories linked from the Package Table page, but all I see is source code files.
Thanks! I've been digging for that information for hours. How did you know where to find those pages?
Side note for anyone on the same quest: The Atheros QCA9558 SoC found in the Archer C7 / AC1750 v2 uses a MIPS 74KC processor.
You can find that out from your router. Here is example from my ath79 WNDR3700v2 currently running an 19.07 build
OpenWrt 19.07-SNAPSHOT, r11104-e752fc1ff9 ----------------------------------------------------- root@router2:~# cat /etc/opkg/distfeeds.conf src/gz openwrt_core http://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/19.07-SNAPSHOT/targets/ath79/generic/packages src/gz openwrt_base http://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/19.07-SNAPSHOT/packages/mips_24kc/base src/gz openwrt_luci http://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/19.07-SNAPSHOT/packages/mips_24kc/luci src/gz openwrt_packages http://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/19.07-SNAPSHOT/packages/mips_24kc/packages src/gz openwrt_routing http://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/19.07-SNAPSHOT/packages/mips_24kc/routing src/gz openwrt_telephony http://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/19.07-SNAPSHOT/packages/mips_24kc/telephony
It shows the package site links pretty clearly.
And once you now that the package dirs exist there, it is pretty easy to navigate to them.
The releases download top dir provides the easiest starting place:
(that dir is usually skipped over when you start from downloads top, it then navigates directly to downloads/19.07.3 etc., and does not show this overview.
Ha, thanks, wiseguy
That's exactly what I was looking for, thank you.
Out of curiousity, is there any way to read distfeeds.conf from within Luci?
You haven't looked for that? It is pretty easily found from the Software page:
Dialog with the links:
There it is!
I'm also the guy who can't find the mayonnaise in the fridge if it's behind the ketchup.