I got a very generic Wifi repeater device with a LAN port. 1200Mpbs, 2.4G, 5G. Now I want to use it as AP, and it looks like it is not possible. Also, its IP address is a fixed immutable 192.168.188.something.
So it would be very good if it had openwrt support. Maybe it is identical to something else that has support. Or maybe one of these completely generic words on it are a brand name or model (Yes I have literally seen this before). Maybe the brand name is "User name" and the model is "admin". Or the brand name is "IP address" and the model starts with "192.168..." (This is not 4/1, I'm serious) (I tried the same with my user name here, and found out the idea is not unique
Or maybe it has some kind of a non-generic word as a brand name. The device itself, its web page, and the manual contain nothing. The packaging contains "ALD016_1", and its description (title) where you can buy it, on many platforms, contains "Repiter" (sic) (does it rhyme with Jupiter or with biter, someone who bites?)
It has a way to upgrade firmware, but no place to get upgrades.
Does anyone know this device and got openwrt running on it, or knows "this can't work because X"?
Or does anyone know a "brand name" associated with it? OK, radio stations are all called something like "Radio Station" or "Antenna", but if a Wifi repeater is named in this way, I guess one might remember
Link: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001510873791.html (may go away some day)
Title: " 5 Ghz WiFi Repeater Wireless Wifi Extender 1200Mbps Wi-Fi Amplifier 802.11N Long Range Wi fi Signal Booster 2.4G Wifi Repiter" is the same on other platforms
Now I found a brand name "ALANGDUO", somewhere else "EASYIDEA", which is in the "Brand name" column on the platform. For ALANGDUO: Diverse products, no web site I can find.
It seems to me there are currently more competitive products even if this one has Openwrt support.
thanks a lot
Edit: fix IP address, hint, links