I'm in a misfortune that I choosed a cheap DIR-1950 for a client without checking is it possible to flash custom firmwares on it. It offers great wifi speeds, but the admin interface is just horrible. Highly dumbed down, one of those "smart devices for gamers" thing. Worse, it's impossible to configure as a bridge device.
Is there any change that someone take a look and porting OpenWrt on it?
PSA if anyone have this one of horseman of the apocalypse router with this beautiful minimalistic UI...
The way to set it to Access Point is to turn off DHCP of course, set the IP +1 as your main router (e.g. 192.168.1.2), BUT you have to do this last step twice for some reason! Then plug the cable from WAN to Lan port 1...
I'm working on this thing for a few hours but I regret every single bit of myself buying this thing for my client without cheking proper firmware support.
I will wait for official OpenWrt firmware for this device. I don't want to brick my client's property.
but no success yet, it seems one of the issues is also the mtk-scpsys failure as mentioned in the PR discussion for the only MT7629 device that is supported by now:
The error arises from trying to initialize the power domain WBSYS (the wifi/bluetooth subsystem of the SoC), so this probably needs to be fixed first before attempting to patch the mt76 driver to load the mtk firmware.
It was also mentioned that, at the time of adding that device, only one of the CPUs was supported, though I'm not sure whether this is still the case, or whether it applies to the D-Link bootloader as well.