Support for unsupported routers

OpenWRT users,

I have a Ruckus ZoneFlex ZF7762-S which as far as I can tell runs software that is already based on Linux. Is there anyone that might be able to assist me with getting OpenWRT running on this device?

I also have a Cisco 819-HGW, has anyone ever tried to get OpenWRT running on a Cisco AP?

Thanks in advance and stay safe from the thugs and healthy from the Chinese Virus.

Stuart

First step is to figure out if the SoC ("CPU") is supported in mainline Linux otherwise you've hit a brick wall so to say.

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Diizzy,

Well the device does run Linux already and if it is not in the mainline kernel then we ought to be able to get the source from Ruckus, no?

How can I determine what the SOC is that this device is using?

Thanks in advance and stay safe from the thugs and healthy from the Chinese Virus.

Stuart

https://deviwiki.com/wiki/Ruckus_Wireless_ZoneFlex_7762-S

Well the DeviWiki page shows: AR7161-BC1A SoC

So looking around seems to show that the mr16 uses this SOC and is apparently supported by OpenWRT. Moreover, Debian lists the network card as supported as well.

https://openwrt.org/toh/meraki/mr16
https://wiki.debian.org/ath9k#Supported_Devices

Where would that leave us?

See also https://openwrt.org/faq/how_can_i_add_support_for_a_new_device
It would be a good idea to separate both devices into different topics.

tmomas,

That link seems to suggest one needs to already have access to Linux running on the device so one can gather the requisite hardware information by the scripts and commands instantiated. I will have to see if I can figure out a way to hack into getting into the running instance of Linux that is on the device.

Stuart

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