Is possibile to add support for TP-Link Archer VR2800 v1?


What i want to ask if it's possible to add support for the device TP-Link Archer VR2800 v1. I've read that Broadcom chips have limited support, but also I've noticed that the 2.4GHz chip is supported in another device (Netgear R8000) and the 5GHz chip is partially supported (Linksys EA9500). The only thing that is currently unsupported is the CPU BCM63137 (bcm63xx).

I think that is possible to add support to that cpu because the GPL code for the device is available at

Also, I understand that DSL may not work but the device can be still used as an Access Point, switch or just as gateway thanks to its wan port.

Tech info:

then you only need to get the SoC support merged into mainline kernel, if it isn't already there, then add the actual device to openwrt.

easy as 1 2 3.

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I really would like to do it, but I don't know where to start. Any suggestion? Thanks in advance.

if you need to ask about the 1st part, you're in way over your head.

Maily for the device part. But from what I understand I can't do anything on the device until openwrt add support for the processor.

no, SoC support needs to be added to the Linux kernel 1st, then openwrt can start thinking about supporting devices based on it.