[Commotion-dev] Working Openwrt build for Buffalo

Brian Duggan bcdugga at gmail.com
Tue Jul 5 17:30:27 UTC 2011

Support for this router might be stabilizing. OpenWRT trunk r27437
worked for me this weekend, too.


On 7/3/11 9:01 AM, pablito wrote:
> 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!
> -p
> 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 _______________________________________________ 
>>> Commotion-dev mailing list Commotion-dev at lists.chambana.net 
>>> http://lists.chambana.net/mailman/listinfo/commotion-dev
>> -- Ben West me at benwest.name
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