I have issues on a Netgear R7800 since I upgraded it to OpenWrt 21.02.3.
I am a bit lost as to what the issue is. I would like to check what the default configuration is, but without flashing the firmware fully.
Is it possible to do so? For example, I'd like to know what the recommended/default
/etc/config/wireless configuration looks like.
mv wireless wireless.BAK
it gets generated
Can I have the full URL please?
It is not a URL, it is a directory path.
Ah great, that works well. Thanks.
ah right. On what file system?
Just do a
Oh right. I am with you now. I was wondering if that was a path to a git repo or to the firmware image. But it's simply on the router.
Hmm, actually the configuration on this directory contains some specific stuff I used. So it's not the default configuration at install.
Thanks for that. But there's no
wireless file in this dir.
/overlay/upper : alias for files that have been changed
/rom : alias for files that are in the default ROM.
The overlay file system uses the file in /overlay/upper if it exists. Otherwise the regular filesystem uses files from /rom. Erasing a file places a special null mark in /overlay/upper, which causes the file to no longer appear in the regular filesystem-- though the ROM copy continues to take up space in the squashfs ROM, and it can be found under /rom and restored with a simple copy back to the regular filesystem if desired. There's little reason to poke around in /overlay.
But as @anomeome said, there is no /rom/etc/config/wireless. It is built from a script, usually only once when the router is booted the first time after installing OpenWrt. If /etc/config/wireless exists, (as would be the case after the first boot), the script does not change it. So you would move your config to a backup file then run the script to get a new default file.
That all makes sense, Thank you.
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