OpenWrt expert needed for custom build project (ZBT-WE2805)

OpenWRT expert needed for advanced development and customization on an existing setup. The ideal candidate should have the following skills and experience:

  • Advanced knowledge of OpenWRT
  • Experience with development and customization of OpenWRT
  • Ability to troubleshoot and maintain OpenWRT
  • Familiarity with networking protocols and technologies
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills

The project involves:

  • Developing and customizing OpenWRT to meet specific requirements
  • Troubleshooting and maintaining the existing setup
  • Providing expert advice and guidance on OpenWRT-related issues

Details about my router:

login as: root
root@192.168.100.1's password:


BusyBox v1.26.2 () built-in shell (ash)

     _________
    /        /\      _    ___ ___  ___
   /  LE    /  \    | |  | __|   \| __|
  /    DE  /    \   | |__| _|| |) | _|
 /________/  LE  \  |____|___|___/|___|                      lede-project.org
 \        \   DE /
  \    LE  \    /  -----------------------------------------------------------
   \  DE    \  /    Reboot (SNAPSHOT, 17.01)
    \________\/    -----------------------------------------------------------

root@Router:~#
root@Router:~#
root@Router:~# /dev/pts
-ash: /dev/pts: Permission denied
root@Router:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo
system type             : MediaTek MT7628AN ver:1 eco:2
machine                 : ZBT-WE2805
processor               : 0
cpu model               : MIPS 24KEc V5.5
BogoMIPS                : 385.84
wait instruction        : yes
microsecond timers      : yes
tlb_entries             : 32
extra interrupt vector  : yes
hardware watchpoint     : yes, count: 4, address/irw mask: [0x0ffc, 0x0ffc, 0x0ffb, 0x0ffb]
isa                     : mips1 mips2 mips32r1 mips32r2
ASEs implemented        : mips16 dsp
shadow register sets    : 1
kscratch registers      : 0
package                 : 0
core                    : 0
VCED exceptions         : not available
VCEI exceptions         : not available

root@Router:~#

If you have the required skills and experience, please apply for this project.

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You haven't really made it clear what you are asking.

  • Is it for configuration of your device, or for developing new features and the like?
  • Is this work for a personal/small-business type installation?
  • Is this a development work for a device or service you plan to sell?
  • Or maybe an effort to add support to the official OpenWrt project?

Do you already have the source code for this device? It is based on an ancient version of OpenWrt, but this is clearly a vendor fork.

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I appreciate the response.

  1. The device is configured, I am looking to install a newer OpenWRT base image and develop new features, and built an IMAGE for the other 10,000 routers I have out in the field with this current image.
  2. This is for a small-business.
  3. I currently sell this device and want to add other features, functions, and especially TR-069/CWMP.
  4. I would love the support of the official OpenWRT project, keeping my firmware on these devices current is paramount.
  5. This is from a Chinese Vendor that does not provide support or updated versions of OpenWRT, so I am taking matters into my own hands.

Thanks

I'm not the one who will be able to help here (in terms of the actual development work), but I asked these questions to ensure that other readers who might be interested would have the basic info.

The one unanswered question was this:

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No, I do not.

The good news is that the SoC is already generally supported by OpenWrt. But since you don't have the source code, there will be a lot of work necessary to figure out the specifics of that device and then write code to support it. With any luck the other major components will also be generally supported, but that is not a guarantee.

You can expect this to be a fairly involved process, and you'll need to be directly involved (i.e. getting your hands dirty) or you'll need to provide device(s) to any developers who offer their services. And of course, you should expect that this will not come free, although that what a developer will ask for in terms of compensation is between you and them.

Can be done. I think, for such a commercial project, a price of about 1Euro-2Euro for every of your 10,000 routers in the field should be even cheap. Send me a PM, in case of serious interest.

I am very serious; however, I do not know how to send you a PM through this site. Sorry. Can you send me one?