Optimized build for the TP-Link C2600 / Netgear R7x00 / Linksys EA8500 / Zyxel Armor Z2



I'm having problems building this for my Archer C7 V2.
I'm getting "configure: error: cannot compute suffix of object files: cannot compile" on libgcc. Any idea?

Also seeing this:

xgcc: error: unrecognized command line option '-mcpu=cortex-a15'
xgcc: error: unrecognized command line option '-mfpu=neon-vfpv4'
xgcc: error: unrecognized command line option '-mcpu=cortex-a15'
xgcc: error: unrecognized command line option '-mfpu=neon-vfpv4'


Sounds like you've messed up your config with optimization flags not appropriate for your cpu.


Thanks, I'll have a look at my config


I've noticed that the builds for ipq806x chipset have increased In the last period, I wonder if you can build in parallel for the wdr4900 router, or is no longer interesting for you.


I don't use my wdr4900 anymore, although I still have it. I might put up a new build at some point, but it's probably easier for you to just clone my tree and build it yourself.


I followed your advice and made my own build. Everything is OK. Thank you.


Hi @escalade

In Archer C2600 using your optimized firmware, is MU-MIMO working?

Thanks a lot!!!


No idea. My build is simply OpenWrt git pre-configured and with a custom package set. There's no driver mods so it supports whatever vanilla OpenWrt supports.



Thanks @escalade !!!


Hi @escalade, are there plans for a 18.6 version of this fine build?


It should be easy to rebase on a stable branch but I don't care much to maintain too many these days.


understood. I thought it might be on your list of favorite routers since you own one. The last build is working nicely.


What do you mean, you asked for a release version not a router? :slight_smile:

opened #85


I've uploaded a new build.

- compile with gcc 8.x
- switch from dnscrypt to dns over https (doh) using https-dns-proxy
- update openssl 1.1.1
- update kernel to 4.14.69
- add nfs-kernel-server with v4 support
- add curl

Note that I have now made the move from dnscrypt to DoH (dns over https). For anyone sysupgrading from a previous release you will edit /etc/config/dhcp and change to in order to have working DNS.


I have an EA-8500 and i am on DD-WRT Kong Builds, lately for some strange reason DD-WRT builds have become extreme buggy and i am thinking to move here, i am using it for Samba with 4 HDD on it, WDS AP (need maximum TX power (30 on DD-wrt) on it because its on remote area) SQM QOS (extreme buggy on DD-WRT K 4.4, B is the best reasult lately) i am expecting Samba transfer speeds of 34MB/sec stable (this is what i have now on Kong Builds) i remember that when i tried 18.06 main build samba was ridicolosly slow and TX powers very low to be operational on my network scenario, thats why i switched back to DD-WRT, i would like to help me by telling me which of those you have on your builds (samba speed, sqm Qos stability, Tx power) so i can get an idea if i can move to your builds, which seems very interesting!! Thank you very much!

PS is package installing possible in your builds since they are based on developement firmwares...because i want to use transmission and some other packages too!


I don’t use samba or sqm myself. Don’t see why file transfers would perform much different from other builds. Sure you can install packages same as on a snapshot build.


on a typical 18.06.1 firmware isnallation samba transfers were just 14-21 MB/sec (from 34) sqm was superb A+ but TX power was just 20dbm (from 30) , the last i am sure was WIP because region changer was buggy (could choose 30 but it was going just till 20) i know that samba on k4.4 had some issues but not so huge difference from 34 to 17 . Anyway ia going to try your build and will inform you asap how is it going!


Cannot change root password, says uknown arror, passwork didnt changed. Any idea how to make it work?


Strange, works for me.