Zyxel NWA1123-AC pull request tested?

Hello there,

i have seen that there is a pull request for the Zyxel NWA1123-AC, URL: https://github.com/openwrt/openwrt/pull/4037

Has someone been able to test it yet? I began compiling but underestimated how long it would take (my linux box is an old intel dual core) and it is still compiling. Aren't there precompiled binaries?

I bulit it and have been running as my main dedicated AP for some weeks now -- about 6 SSIDs bound to 4 VLANs. I've given it a review -- the changes are a bit outside my core competence, but I researched them carefully -- but not being an OpenWRT committer my review won't release it for merge.

It'd be good if someone with repo write access would review it for release, it's a solid AP and the changes to support it are straightforward and uncontroversial.


currently we use a NWA1123-AC with 1 untagged VLAN and two tagged VLANs which seems to work nicely so far.

We installed the *factory-AAOX.bin an own build based on https://github.com/openwrt/openwrt/pull/4037

As we wanted to try to use a more recent openwrt version this procedure is used to build the firmware files on Fedora 36:

* rm -rf openwrt/
* git clone https://github.com/openwrt/openwrt
* cd openwrt/
* git remote add github_s4 https://github.com/s-2/openwrt.git
* git fetch github_s4
* git checkout remotes/github_s4/nwa112x_master
* time make -j13 V=sc | tee run.log (slo tried -j1 )
* find . -name "*zyxel*.bin" -exec ls -l {} \;

Just to get a version where we know that another build works.

tar tvjf ./bin/targets/ath79/generic/openwrt-ath79-generic-zyxel_nwa1123-ac-squashfs-factory-AAOX.bin gives:

drwxr-xr-x user/user   0 2022-06-17 08:56 ./
-rw-r--r-- user/user 3368 2022-06-17 08:56 ./vmlinux_mi124_f1e.lzma.uImage
-rw-r--r-- user/user 8388608 2022-06-17 08:56 ./mi124_f1e-jffs2

bzip2: (stdin): trailing garbage after EOF ignored

./vmlinux_mi124_f1e.lzma.uImage is bz is far too small (all other .bin files as well) compared to the above mentioned change request and indeed the boot hangs with a de or uncompressing kernel message (from mind).

For the make menuconfig "only" the Target Profile was changed to NWA1123-AC (tried NI as well, same behaviour)

Is that perhaps not sufficient? So what do I oversee?

Any other suggestion(s)?

Thanks in advance.