Support for ZBT-WE1326 (was: New product! 2.4GHZ/5.8GHz Openwrt 802.11AC dual band dual core wifi router with SD card slot)

AC1200 Dual Band WiFi Router with Four High-Power Antennas , QoS , WPS Button

Main Chip MT7621A/Dual core/880Mhz
2.4G Chip MT7603EN
5G Chip MT7612EN

RAM DDR3 512MB (Max support 512MB)
FLASH SPI 16MB (Max support 32MB)

110/100M/1000M WAN Port,support auto reverse(Auto MDI/MDIX)
10/100M/1000M LAN Port,support auto reverse(Auto MDI/MDIX)
1USB 2.0 Port
PCIE Port(Built-in)
1*SD Port

Support System Original SDK,openwrt

Fuson Technology CO.,LTD
Tel: 86-755-23775935
Mobile NO.: 86 13760459115

Clickbait. No prices, no described product on the web-site., pls check this link.

please remove your spam link because nobody want to deal with alibaba registration/login policy to view product

also no need to buy unknown hardware when there is RT-AC1200GU with same (or even better) specs.

I can view the Alibaba page just fine with all the specs, and I don't have an account. Anyway, for that price this does look like a very nice router. Curious how well it performs in practice.

Indeed, if it has a nice recovery it could become an inexpensive go-to router instead of my favourites Archer C7 and DIR-860 B1.

Can you get the Asus in Europe? Only found it with Chinese e-retailers so far.

I think for this to be viable market place item it needs to be sold on for the US and much of Europe.

As a vendor, to be taken seriously, you should have a direct link to the product and complete specs on your own website. I can not find this on the ".com" site. The ".cn" site shows at least six links to the same FS-WR106 at different prices, too confusing.

Exactly what version of what is on the delivered product, and is there a repository that supports this. You have nothing on the OpenWrt site. What is meant by a "Support System"?

You reference OpenWrt, but this is LEDE. I will suggest the following actions:
1 - Send some sample units for free to the developers
2 - Build a version based on 17.01 if possible, and submit required patches for upcoming maintenance releases so this can be made available directly from LEDE.

To stand out as a vendor, I will suggest you create an enhanced version of firmware, again based upon the standard release, that offers support above the basic LEDE image for all included hardware features in your device. As VPN is popular, a additional version with OpenVPN installed might also be good. These firmware's would be made available from your site's product support pages and should most importantly use the standard repository for the base release version of firmware.

You also should include a list of the PCIe modules you have tested and approved, along with documentation for how to install\configure these for LEDE.

Indirectly related, on your .com site you have at least 3 links to (the cute) FS-AP221. If they are the same there should be just 1 link, if they are different they should have different part numbers.

There are very few devices available with OpenWrt installed from the factory, and there are NO LEDE devices at present. It does not matter how truly good your device is at this point, you need to build some credibility. This starts with good content on what you are offering, followed by a product with a factory delivered release version of LEDE (even the basic image to start as this is easy to upgrade) and a global delivery channel.

1 Like

according to modders-inc it's only for china market

sure, as long as your visits get them more money than you'll spend on your 5piece winbond spi chip set. block ads and reject cookies and they want you to login...

Thanks for your explanation.

You can visit it, if you don't buy, no one will ask you to login an account. Like LEDE, if you just see the topics, you don't need an account, but if you want to say something here, you should have an account first.

Thanks for your suggestions. On alibaba site, it's for wholesale price, different quantity will get different price, it's just for reference, usually we will discuss details via email about these things. Different customer will have different demands.

Anyway, thanks a lot.

It could be used all over the world.

We buy Asus in China.

Some years ago, a manufacturer shipped a dozen of their new devices to the BattleMesh. That might be considered as a practical way to approach the LEDE/OpenWrt community.

How about an Aliexpress offer which is the easier platform - the shipping price is easily seen and the price is concrete - 1 for 42/3 for 39 and so on?

1 Like

I have recently acquired one of these- and it arrived today. Sadly, it's running on an ancient copy of Breaker Barrier, so I decided to test it against the ZBT WG3526 firmware, as other than the wireless chipsets being slightly different, the hardware appeared to be directly compatible.

I was right. The system panics with the mt7603e driver, and mt76x2e driver seems to be working, but I have yet to successfully test it.

[   57.260000] Call Trace:
[   57.260000] [<8001692c>] show_stack+0x50/0x84
[   57.260000] [<801b736c>] dump_stack+0x84/0xbc
[   57.270000] [<8002cf40>] warn_slowpath_common+0xa0/0xd0
[   57.270000] [<8002cff8>] warn_slowpath_null+0x18/0x24
[   57.280000] [<8f000b94>] wiphy_register+0x58/0x6c4 [cfg80211]
[   57.280000] [<8f180f20>] ieee80211_register_hw+0x7fc/0xa20 [mac80211]
[   57.290000] [<8f1e9a98>] mt7603_register_device+0x908/0x948 [mt7603e]
[   57.300000] [<8f1e8124>] init_module+0x90124/0x91130 [mt7603e]
[   57.300000] [<80225c00>] devm_kfree+0x20/0x44
[   57.310000] [<80221e94>] driver_sysfs_add+0x6c/0xa0
[   57.310000] [<802224c4>] driver_probe_device+0x120/0x288
[   54.830000] mt7603e 0000:02:00.0: ASIC revision: 76030010
[   54.840000] mt7603e 0000:02:00.0: Invalid MAC address, using random address 8
[   56.950000] mt7603e 0000:02:00.0: Firmware Version: _mt7603mp
[   56.960000] mt7603e 0000:02:00.0: Build Time: 20151020155902
[   56.990000] firmware init done
[   57.170000] ------------[ cut here ]------------
[   57.170000] WARNING: CPU: 1 PID: 531 at compat-wireless-2017-01-31/net/wirele
ss/core.c:763 wiphy_register+0x58/0x6c4 [cfg80211]()
[   57.180000] Modules linked in: mt7603e(+) ledtrig_usbport mt76 mac80211 cfg80
211 compat ip6t_REJECT nf_reject_ipv6 nf_log_ipv6 nf_log_common ip6table_mangle 
ip6table_filter ip6_tables x_tables mmc_block mtk_sd mmc_core leds_gpio xhci_mtk
 xhci_plat_hcd xhci_pci xhci_hcd ahci libahci libata sd_mod scsi_mod gpio_button
_hotplug usbcore nls_base usb_common
[   57.210000] CPU: 1 PID: 531 Comm: kmodloader Not tainted 4.4.61 #0
[   57.320000] [<802226a8>] __driver_attach+0x7c/0xb4
[   57.320000] [<80220988>] bus_for_each_dev+0x9c/0xac
[   57.330000] [<80221bbc>] bus_add_driver+0xec/0x20c
[   57.330000] [<80222df8>] driver_register+0xa8/0xf8
[   57.330000] [<8f158044>] init_module+0x44/0x74 [mt7603e]
[   57.340000] [<8000f920>] do_one_initcall+0x1e8/0x214
[   57.350000] [<80089c68>] do_init_module+0x74/0x1d0
[   57.350000] [<8008b5d4>] load_module+0x1794/0x1c3c
[   57.350000] [<8008bb94>] SyS_init_module+0x118/0x168
[   57.360000] [<80007898>] syscall_common+0x30/0x54
[   57.360000] 
[   57.370000] ---[ end trace 43917352ef7fbd9e ]---
[   57.370000] mt7603e: probe of 0000:02:00.0 failed with error -22
[   57.430000] mt76x2e 0000:01:00.0: ASIC revision: 76120044
[   57.430000] mt76x2e 0000:01:00.0: EEPROM data check failed: 7603
[   57.440000] mt76x2e 0000:01:00.0: Invalid MAC address, using random address 0
[   57.460000] mt76x2e 0000:01:00.0: ROM patch already applied
[   57.460000] mt76x2e 0000:01:00.0: Firmware Version: 0.0.00
[   57.470000] mt76x2e 0000:01:00.0: Build: 1
[   57.470000] mt76x2e 0000:01:00.0: Build Time: 201507311614____
[   57.500000] mt76x2e 0000:01:00.0: Firmware running!

I can get further data as necessary, and will try to work on a local build for myself- but since this is currently out of the running for a project I had hoped it would be ready for- I need to accomplish that task first.

Elena was kind enough to send me an updated OpenWRT 15.05 (Yes, 15.05), but does not have the sources, of course. Other than supporting it's hardware, this is a BONE STOCK OpenWRT build- quite unlike GL-Inet's builds.

I've confirmed that flashing the system with this image will bring it back- a 30/30/30 will give you a very basic HTTP page in Chinese where you can upload a binary image, which it will flash through when uploaded.

Just so we all have it, I've uploaded this binary to my GitHub-

I'll do a checkout of 17.01.1, and start from there.'

Edit: Update- trunk support for the ZBT-WE1326 was added yesterday, which appears to be the same device. I'm building it now..

Browsing through the binary blob I was sent of 15.05, they built it from the WG3526 release. The 16MB filesystem matches up directly, but the MAC address is stored somewhere else.

I did a completely clean pull from -HEAD, but I'm still getting a panic that claims to be fixed in r3287-a5990b1a39. Annoying.