OK. Where should I do it? I thought that this was the place to do it.
I still that change, if made, would be useful, so in
2.3 Determining Target (Selecting the router model)
- Do a web search for <your router model> wikidevi. For instance, if you have an Asus RT-N56U then search for RT-N56U wikidevi. This would give https://wikidevi.com/wiki/ASUS_RT-N56U as the first response on most search engines. Find CPU on the page. In the case of RT-N56U it says Ralink RT3662F. If you type / in the builder you can search for RT-N56U. This will give a bunch of hits, which among other things says Symbol: TARGET_DEVICE_PACKAGES_ramips_rt3883_DEVICE_rt-n56u. Notice the ramips part. Now select Target System. In the list you will find “Mediatek Ralink ARM” and “Mediatek Ralink MIPS”. Given the information we have you can probably guess that the correct choice is “Mediatek Ralink MIPS”.
would become something like:
"Go to https://openwrt.org/toh/start, there you'll get the list of supported devices. Please note first line has empty fields because it's a search engine, write down your model there and press Enter. In search results page look for your model and hardware version. Then click on record's "device techpage" link. There you'll find target and subtarget strings for your device. Select the very same strings in menuconfig prompts. Done"
And newcomers will not be puzzled by statements like " Given the information we have you can probably guess the correct choice".
Don't get me wrong, OpenWRT is useful for us and here we are all grateful for all the hard work done. Just thought this could make things easier and give a better impression overall to newcomers. And easier to document.