[Commotion-dev] Working Openwrt build for Buffalo

Ben West me at benwest.name
Sun Jul 3 03:43:17 UTC 2011

Hi All,

I just finally got a working instance of OpenWRT r26910 on the Buffalo
NFiniti, including the 802.11n radio.

Do note that Daniel is referring to the "trunk" branch of OpenWRT and not
the "backfire" branch.  The latter branch is apparently still missing
support for the newer g301nh chipset.

In particular, this is what I did to checkout / compile the revision of
OpenWRT mentioned, with luci and some other stuff enabled.

I'm also attaching my config for make menuconfig. (I.e unzip this file and
name it .config in the root of the OpenWRT repo, before running make world.)

svn co -r 26910 svn://svn.openwrt.org/openwrt/trunk/ ./trunk-r29610
cd trunk-r29610
cp feeds.conf.default feeds.conf
./scripts/feeds update -a
./scripts/feeds install -a -p luci
./scripts/feeds install -a -p luci-ssl
./scripts/feeds install bmon
#copy in .config file
make world V=99
#wait for several hours

I used the tftp method described in the wiki to flash the router. You may
have luck using the upgrade page provided with the stock DD-WRT firmware.

Finally, do note this version of OpenWRT appears to have everything at /
mounted read-only.  The writeable overlay is located at /overlay,
specifically at /overlay/etc.  If you have to copy a file from /etc over to
/overlay/etc, e.g. opkg.conf, you may need to have to reboot to get the
writeable file recognized.

On Mon, Jun 6, 2011 at 5:09 PM, Daniel Bryg <fermenthor at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> Here are the promised details of the successful build i made on Friday
> during the meeting in DC.
> - I used Openwrt trunk r26910. It won't boot with the current trunk
> code or the snapshots - r27096 doesn't work either despite being
> reported by the router as a result of code merging.
> - flashed following the usual tftp steps for Bufallo:
> http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/buffalo/wzr-hp-g300h
> - you need the wzr-hp-g300nh image the for the older "A0 D0" model and
> wzr-hp-g301nh for "A2 F0B"
> I'll be continuing these efforts later this week, maybe i'll set up a
> code repo. Let me know if you need a link to binaries and whatnot.
> It was great to meet some of you last week.
> Cheers,
> Daniel
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Ben West
me at benwest.name
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