Installing SQM QoS on OpenWrt 23.05.0

I assumed that SQM QoS would come installed out of the box on OpenWrt 23.05.0 so I could follow

However, there's no Network → SQM QoS.

Do I need to install SQM QoS on OpenWrt 23.05.0 by following:


I'm using openwrt-23.05.0-ath79-generic-tplink_archer-c7-v2-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin

Yes. SQM is an optional add-on package.
You need to install it with opkg, like any other new package that you want.


If I want to manage via luci, is this the only command I need to run on the router over SSH?

# using luci:
opkg update; opkg install luci-app-sqm

The guide goes on to mention a list of commands but it might be only for those who don't want to manage via luci?

and you could also update the package list and install the package via LuCI. In system/software tab.


@hnyman unrelated to this topic but I'm curious about updating your firmware for the R7800

R7800 is supported at which is just a nice distribution that adds USB modem support but I would like to use your distribution as the starting point

Do you have a GitHub or similar link with your makefiles etc?

Happy to move this to your thread if that's better

Well, like I say in the first message of my build thread, the second message of the thread contains instructions on how to easily copy all my changes in a few minutes to your own build repo. All my build downloads contain also the needed patches and a script to regenerate and patch my build env to Ubuntu. Just download the generation script and patch files of the build.

(I actually used that last week to move all my builds from Ubuntu 23.04 to 23.10 and start from a fulyl clean slate.)

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