OpenWrt on TalkTalk router (Huawei HG633 ? )

I have just dug out an old TalkTalk router and was thinking about trying to install OpenWrt on it. After logging in to it, there seems to be very little information presented and no options for configuring anything, although it does that it is Open Source.
Some searching suggests that it is actually a Huawei HG633, but I can't find this listed as an OpenWrt supported router.
Has anyone used one of these routers or attempted to put OpenWrt on it?
Maybe I should look to see if dd-wrt supports it...


Your TalkTalk router is probably a DSL modem-router.

There is no Openwrt for any TalkTalk DSL modem router. The only UK ISP supplied modem-router with OpenWrt support, are the widely available/retired 2013+ BT Home Hub 5A/Plusnet Hub One.

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I'm not really too bothered about the DSL interface, just the routing capabilities such as setting up a VLAN.

I was looking around for something to install openwrt on and found my old HG633 router from talkTalk.

did a search, found this thread.

also found an old one which went dry:

and this:

sadly I think nothing came of the effort, but there's clues there which might help someone get a head start

also found this:

so you bumped all threads about this device and openwrt you could find, for what reason exactly ?

do yourself a favour, and buy an used Homehub 5A

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did you read my comment? I was looking around for something to install openwrt on and found my old HG633 router from talkTalk.

I could buy a HH5A I suppose, but I'd rather re-use something I have, and not to chuck something functional in the e-waste scrap.

Well, apparently you didn't find it....

turns out that it is possible to set a static IP, turn off DHCPserver, disable WPS, and turn off IPv6-RA and thus make it into a relatively dumb access point so long as you don't expect much of it, it's not got great throughput.

I just came across this page which contains
HUAWEI HG 633 Open source software package

I assume this is the source for building the firmware, but I'm not sure how to go about it.

Does this resemble OpenWrt?

ask Huawei, it's their source code, not ours ...

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The TalkTalk router I have and previously thought was a Huawei HG633

may be a rebranded Sagemcom Fast 5364


How do I tell which it is?

There is quite a bit of discussion on getting OpenWrt working on one of these:-