Is the porting effort to Netgear RAX5 worth it?

So I'm looking at the Netgear RAX5 which is about $90. Based on the internal photos ( it has u.fl antenna connectors and the following hardware:

CPU - mt7621at - 880mhz dual core
2.4ghz AX wifi - mt7975dn
5.8ghz AX wifi - mt7915dan
RAM 512MB DDR3 - esmt m15t4g16256a
NAND FLASH 256MB - mxic mx30lf2g28ad-ti
a 4 pin header that may be serial or jtag.

Assuming my work & time is free and I already have a serial tll (and I can actually do it) is it worth the effort at this price point, or there are better packages already supported (at this price point - sub $90)

You may want to consider that there may be markets in the world where Netgear is available but "better packages" may not be, at any price point. And also all the tinkerers who may have bought the device already and would be thrilled to realize that when Netgear stops making updates for it, they can still download current OpenWrt for it.

If you're able and willing, I'd say go ahead!


unless size matters, and you really prefer Mediatek over Qualcomm, the WRX36 is $80 at Amazon.

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