Tenda A12 Firmware


I'd like to know if it's possible to flash OpenWRT on the Tenda A12.

Here is a picture of the PCB:



Checking the table of hardare ("ToH") aty https://openwrt.org/toh/start?dataflt[Brand*~]=Tenda

I do not see the Tenda A12 as being presently supported. It may be possible to port OpenWRT to the device, but there does not appear to be a project-supplied build at this time.


I noticed there are other RTL8196E + RTL8192ER routers with OpenWrt support out there. Any idea if it would work with this one?

If ported, likely.

Unfortunately, I think I would probably brick my router if I attempted to do that myself. Hopefully, someone else will have the initiative.

Where did you notice that?
I don't see a single device with RTL8196 listed as supported

To find out more about RTL8196 support status, search the forum for Lexra


New link: https://openwrt.org/inbox/toh/totolink_n300rt

I've updated the current page https://openwrt.org/inbox/toh/totolink_n300rt to include both a 4/32 warning as well as an indication that the firmware linked off those pages is not official OpenWrt firmware and of unknown origin.