I'm not a very skilled developer but I try my best and hope to get some help. Like the title says, I'm trying to bring the PMG5617GA into OpenWRT mainstream and the goal of this project is 3 things:
- To build a fully featured OpenWRT image supporting all or most of the hardware features.
- To be able to see and tweak in LuCI the xPON capabilities (Serial number spoofing, MAC spoofing, SLID, LOID & PLOAM user and password, SNR details, temp, wavelength? (or at least the ITU standard)...).
- To expose the lowest level of OMCI fiber transmission.
I've tentatively created the wiki for the router with Bootlog, pictures and all the chip details here: https://openwrt.org/inbox/toh/zyxel/zyxel_pmg5617ga
Also, I've hosted the OEM GPL source code here:
Courtesy to the Zyxel team. Since the firmware is already based on OpenWRT Barrier Breaker (14.07) and most of the chips have some sort of open source drivers it should be fairly straightforward (least is not Broadcom).
This is huge as this could bring the first Fiber/GPON router to OpenWRT.
Let's get to work, gentlemen!