Installing OpenWRT in a X86 System in a partition, having both WIN11 and OpenWRT

adding luci to the builder package will add dependencies automatically?

yes, it will.

then just transfer the new img to the routers /tmp folder, and via ssh run sysupgrade /tmp/imagename.img

Done, i have now LuCI and connection via SCP, but still not have internet access.
Tethering packages are not shown in LuCI...

none of the packages on the tether page are luci-* packages.
what are you missing / expecting to see ?

Looks like Amazon intends to deliver my new toy today, despite picking the free "deliver it whenever you want" option rather than paying extra for guaranteed delivery today.

So that's nice.

Looking forward to tinkering with it this evening.

yeah i know, but one of the replies above i think @iplaywithtoys told me that i could install tether packages to have internet access via a phone hotspot, so i built an image with all of this:

base-files busybox ca-bundle dnsmasq dropbear e2fsprogs firewall4 fstools kmod-amazon-ena kmod-amd-xgbe kmod-bnx2 kmod-button-hotplug kmod-e1000 kmod-e1000e kmod-forcedeth kmod-fs-vfat kmod-igb kmod-igc kmod-ixgbe kmod-nft-offload kmod-r8169 kmod-tg3 libc libgcc libustream-wolfssl logd mkf2fs mtd netifd nftables odhcp6c odhcpd-ipv6only opkg partx-utils ppp ppp-mod-pppoe procd procd-seccomp procd-ujail uci uclient-fetch urandom-seed urngd kmod-usb-net-ipheth usbmuxd libimobiledevice usbutils kmod-nls-base kmod-usb-core kmod-usb-net kmod-usb-net-cdc-ether kmod-usb2 kmod-usb-net-cdc-eem kmod-usb-net-cdc-ether kmod-usb-net-cdc-subset kmod-usb-net-huawei-cdc-ncm kmod-usb-net-rndis lsblk libc libblkid1 libmount1 libsmartcols1 luci

thats so nice mate, hope you could help me with this :sweat_smile:

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that's fine and dandy, but did you read the rest of the wiki page ?
those modules won't make it tether automagically.

one thing I thought of, since you want the wifi to run as STA, not AP, it might actually work,
if you the right modules. then you can connect to the phones wifi hot spot :slight_smile:

Don't think I did. I'm fairly sure I suggested configuring your other computer share its wireless Internet connection via the Ethernet cable. Someone else might have suggested tethering, though.

By the way, terminology is important. Are you talking about using your phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot? If so, then you don't need any form of tethering; rather, you would connect to your phone's Wi-Fi hotspot using the T8's on-board wireless interface configured as a client.

But my understanding, from last night, is that you've discovered that the wireless interface isn't supported by the ready-made x86 image so you're having to find other avenues to get the thing connected.

When mine arrives I'll shove the same ready-made image on it and see what I can find out.

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I did.

It just came up, we were talking about wired tethering previously.

I said it wouldn't run as AP, STA mode for wifi tethering didn't cross my mind, until now.

waiting for it to arrive to you ASAP! haha

you'd be done by then ....

Ah. That makes more sense. Apologies for not keeping up with the shifting strands of the conversation. I haven't reached my mandatory morning coffee quota yet. Still working on it.

More caffeine, stat!


Based on Realtek rtl8821ce wifi not recognized - #4 by ThiloteE, the rtw88 package might be worth testing for wifi functionality, also add the hostapd and wpa-supplicant packages.

how do i add it to my x86?

Same way as adding any other package: opkg.

sorry, i meant "download" it, i suppose i need to have it in .ipk format

opkg update
opkg install <package name>

Same process works for every single available package.

just add it to the package list, like the other packages, in the online image builder, and reflash, your settings won't get wiped.

don't forget to keep luci on the list :wink:

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he... remember i dont have internet access... from x86