looks like for some reason the kmod-brcmfmac and kmod-brcmsmac packages were not generated for target bcm4908 in the 21.02 releases. This makes it impossible to use wireless on the R8000P, unfortunately.
Is there a reason why those were omitted?
@anon89577378: right, but in exactly the same discussion you referring to, the just next entry says
So, I come back to my initial question: What is he reason, the kmod-brcmfmac package is not generated?
I saw it when I posted.
It was never explained in this thread from 6 months ago.
I’ve had an R8000P for awhile and looked for an OpenWrt image about a year ago with noting available.
I’ve checked again today and it is now on the ToH! Looking at the download file, it’s a .bin and Netgear requires a .chk to flash through the web UI.
I’ve bought a USB-TTL device after reading about having to stop the boot sequence or something and then flashing firmware for a different but similar router. (
Am I going …
Both exist in 21.02.2 -
@jow would probably be the person that has the definitive answer.
@shep not sure whether I got it right what you are trying to say
there is also no package or kmod named cypress-firmware for target 4908
in the linked git commit, firmware for BCM4345/6 is mentioned, but I think the R8000P is using BCM4365E for wireless
So, how is your post linked to my question?