[Commotion-dev] Working Openwrt build for Buffalo

pablito bame at riverrock.org
Sun Jul 3 14:01:14 UTC 2011

Wow this is helpful!  For people not building their own, I also had luck
with a pre-built image as I mentioned on the riseup/crabgrass group:

    I managed to leave DC without the recipe for flashing the
    Buffalo router, so after some experimentation and reading,
    came to find that TFTPing a nightly build from the openwrt
    trunk(http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/) worked. I
    used openwrt-ar71xx-generic-wzr-hp-g301nh-jffs2-tftp.bin as
    openwrt-ar71xx-generic-wzr-hp-g300nh-jffs2-tftp.bin didn’t work
    for me.

I'm not sure what the .config is for pre-built images, so very happy
Ben figured out something which works!


On Sat, Jul 02, 2011 at 10:43:17PM -0500, Ben West wrote:
> 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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