Xiaomi’s upcoming AX3600 Wi-Fi 6 router is based on Qualcomm’s enterprise grade networking platform

...which is presumably IPQ8071. More information expected during during Mi 10 launch on Feb 13th.

I hope we will get relatively affordable high-end device which has good chances of being supported by OpenWRT.

Do you want to actively help in getting this (not even available) device supported?

If yes, can you please change the topic title to "Adding OpenWrt support for AX3600"?


I guess Xiaomi would not allow SSH access for this router too. So without open the case it's impossible to flash a third-party firmware.

Some more info: price is 599 CNY (~$86) in China.

SOC: Qualcomm IPQ8071A (Quad core A53 @ 1 Ghz + 2x 1.7 Ghz network acceleration cores)
RAM: 512 MB
ROM: 256 MB
Antennas: 2x 2.4GHz + 4x 5GHz + 1x "IoT antenna"
PSU: 12V 2A


Are there any sources for this SoC on codeaurora?

Previous Xiaomi routers have had serial interfaces on their motherboards that can allow access to the console with a little bit of soldering knowhow and a USB-TTL module. The only model I've seen that has this feature is the Xiaomi Mi Router 3.

This video shows the process of how to do it, and if you look closely at 14:51, you can see that the router is actually running OpenWrt out of the box!

Granted, this model is an older one, and it runs a MIPS CPU from Mediatek instead of the ARM one from Qualcomm that the AIoT router uses, but maybe the AIoT router runs OpenWrt as well. If it has a serial interface, someone could probably get into the console and flash a custom firmware. Knowing Xiaomi, they tend to update their custom software but not the underlying codebase (like how Xiaomi updates MIUI often but doesn't do the same with Android), so there's a chance that their newer routers are still running OpenWrt like their older ones.,

But by default Xiaomi locks serial console input. You must set uart_en uboot env var to 1 to enable it.

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It's going to be a long while before anybody gets this in their hands.