I'd like to buy a Mikrotik RB951Ui-2nD type of router. Is there any reason why there's no v21 support in OpenWRT?
In short: RB951Ui-2nD is ar71xx target ==> ar71xx has been dropped, no ar71xx available in 21.02.0; no ath79 support available for this device
Is it planned in the future to gain support again?
Yes but it needs porting, nearly all the Mikrotik devices need this, the sxt, cap, hap, rbx011, map, hex etc.
Are you willing to test snapshots?
For now, I don't own the device. I go for the RB750Gr3 (hex), which has support in v21.0, I believe.
I have RB951Ui-2HnD (older revision) and I am willing to test snapshots.
I have RB951Ui-2nD and i am also willing to test 21 snapshots
current snapshots are based on 22.03, or newer.
hopefully @dedrozeba haven't missed it.
thank you @frollic i didn't see this before and i will try
don't forget to reset your settings during upgrade, it's a must, because of the ath79 migration.
i installed 22.03 version .
I was expecting DSA functionality but it follows 19.07.x switch Is there any way to port DSA?
root@OpenWrt:~# cat /etc/openwrt_release DISTRIB_ID='OpenWrt' DISTRIB_RELEASE='22.03.0-rc6' DISTRIB_REVISION='r19590-042d558536' DISTRIB_TARGET='ath79/mikrotik' DISTRIB_ARCH='mips_24kc' DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION='OpenWrt 22.03.0-rc6 r19590-042d558536' DISTRIB_TAINTS=''
root@OpenWrt:~# cat /etc/config/network config interface 'loopback' option device 'lo' option proto 'static' option ipaddr '127.0.0.1' option netmask '255.0.0.0' config globals 'globals' option ula_prefix 'fd00:7f82:8026::/48' config device option name 'eth1' option macaddr 'dc:2c:6e:60:6b:ce' config interface 'wan' option device 'eth1' option proto 'dhcp' config interface 'wan6' option device 'eth1' option proto 'dhcpv6' config device option name 'br-lan' option type 'bridge' list ports 'eth0.1' config device option name 'eth0.1' option macaddr 'dc:2c:6e:60:6b:cf' config interface 'lan' option device 'br-lan' option proto 'static' option ipaddr '192.168.1.1' option netmask '255.255.255.0' option ip6assign '60' config switch option name 'switch0' option reset '1' option enable_vlan '1' config switch_vlan option device 'switch0' option vlan '1' option ports '1 2 3 4 0t'
Wow, this is big news.
As I understand Mikrotik problematics this progress must have been due to someone stepping up and taking the burden of supporting JFFS2, am I correct?
thank you, @frollic , I have missed it.
The only thing is that I own RB951Ui-2HnD, not RB951Ui-2nd, which seems to have a different SoC.
For the 2nD I think it was because of the ath79 migration.
as for your RB951Ui-2HnD, it probably haven't been migrated, yet.
since there are performance issues with the DSA, they might hold
off the unconverted devices, until it's fixed.
I see, thanks.