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#21

Thanks so much LADAS!

Bricked my WR841N when trying to compile DDNS build myself, but now back online after finally getting TTL -> USB and found your builds! You are a legend!!! :heart_eyes:


#22

Thank's hmd61551, I use yours Julia version and all seem to be fine, i use the wr841 as AP(wds) in couple with a Cpe210 (lede too) as client(wds). I disable from startup dnscrypt-proxy, miniupnpd and firewall.
Is possible to have a very lite version?


#23

@pra @peppeve
Initial "lite" build is up and you can check it out at the bottom of the first post.
It is based on 17.01 branch.


#24

I'm testing it. I keep update you. Is possible to apply the 30dbm hack on you're firmware? I have the v11. There is some reference in this post https://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php?id=64111


#25

Hi Hmd61551,

You really rock, many thanks for giving new life to our wr841 routers! Very appreciated.

I've checked the unpnp, it works flawless on Ubuntu, I have a problem only with the program Amule, but it's a program incompatibility with the latest unpnp libraries, not a bug of unpnp itself ;).
Every other program I used works perfect with unpnp version of your releases.

I would like to give a try also to your Lite version, but I didn't understand what is the features list: no ipv6, no Adblock unpnp?, dncrypy? SQM? QOS?

Thanks again for your builds,
Axl


#26

@peppeve
U-boot and art are not set as writable so I don't think it is by default.
I could compile images with u-boot and art set as writable and then it should be possible. I just could not find hacked art for other device versions, just for v9. Is it the same for all devices?
Reghack is already implemented in all my builds.
Writable u-boot could be used for flashing U-boot mod on v8,9,10,11 and writable art for writing hacked art with mtd.
I have only one device and it is v7 and I can not afford playing with this and taking a risk :blush:
I could make build with writable u-boot and art but I could not guarantee for them not bricking your device.
If anyone is interested in this kind of builds, leave a comment or suggestion.

@Axl_Mas
You could try contacting Amule developers or file a bug report :wink:
Ultra lite version is stripped down and only basic features are added.
This is what I did:

  • Removed kernel debugging
  • Stripped unnecessary exports from the kernel image and unnecessary functions from libraries
  • Compiled with gcc 6.3
  • Disabled IPv6
  • squashfs block size set to 1024 Kib
  • Reghack (WiFi channels 12 and 13)
  • Installed LuCI with default theme and ppp/ppoe included
    As result sysupgrade images are only 3.1MB in size.

#27

i think that v9 and v11 have same hardware then the art partition should be the same, you can give me v9 partition i can check if it is the same of my v11 version.


#28

@peppeve
I do not have the v9 partition, I only found hacked here


#29

I have my original v11 art partition saved from my router, can be usefull?


#30

I do not know how to edit it.
Maybe someone else knows and would be able to help you.


#31

By the way yours Lite version is running from 14 hours without problem.


#32

Solved, i apply the hached art partition, now my AP is able to give 30dbm, i don't now if is real 30dbm but for sure i get more more strong signal that help me on my 150 meter link without LOS.
A very good toy this wr841 payied just 17 euros on Amazon.


#33

Did you apply v9 hacked art partition?


#34

Yes i follow this post is for v10 version but the hacked partition is the same for v9, v10 and i can confirm all go fine on my v11.1 too.


#35

WOW!

Is it possible to insert this hack for all hardware versions to LADUS, LADDUS and Lite releases?

hmd61551, it would be fantastic :heart_eyes:


#36

Yes you can use, but i go back to my original Art because after a couple of hours the power follow down, now with my original art i get strong power.


#37

I will not implement this in my builds because, in my opinion, it could cause problems for people who do not know how to use this. Also, I don't think the art is the same for all hardware versions. I compared v9 and mine which is v7 and they are different. Somebody correct me if I am wrong.
Another reason for not implementing this in my builds is I do not have all hardware versions to test this. I test all my builds before uploading.
Not worth the risk in my opinion.


#38

Thanks peppeve, so I understand that the hack is not useful in the normal daily use?


#39

@hmd61551

Testing this week.
A little instabillities on my network, but nothing big...

Waiting for your weekend schedule update.


#40

@hmd61551

Ops.
I forgot to thanks you again.

Regards.