Bug #410

support for massively popular tp-link devices?

Added by Valent Turkovic on Sep 25, 2012. Updated on Jun 11, 2013.
Rejected Normal Dave Täht


is there any chance to get support for massively popular and cheap tp-link devices based on ar71xx ?
TP-Link wr703 [1]
TP-Link wr741nd [2]
TP-Link wr1043nd [3]

just to name a few

[1] http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/tp-link/tl-wr703n [2] http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/tp-link/tl-wr741nd [3] http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/tp-link/tl-wr1043nd


Updated by Dave Täht on Sep 27, 2012.
The first device I looked at only had 4MB of flash. Cerowrt requires at least 12.

Overall our strategy is to create new stuff, push it into the mainline kernel or package, and push up into openwrt.
from there it flows down into other devices, inside of their own limits.

While there might be specific hardware that needs debloating (such as adding BQL to an ethernet driver) in different hardware than we currently use - we have no resources at present to do that work, nor do we have resources to build or QA it, nor even purchase the hardware.

If a router maker or chipset vendor were to sign up and pay for a debloating exercise then things would be different.
(I’d prefer that they’d merely do the work themselves)

Sure, I’d love it to be able to extend our efforts to other commonly available hardware like the raspberry pi, dreamplug, but budget is non-existent. About the only thing I plan to do is add a kvm version.


Almost everything “good” and “stable” in present day cerowrt is now in openwrt, and it is easy to layer the chief changes to openwrt on top of openwrt for a specific OS (notably the debloat package in the ceropackages repo, also some kernel patches in the cerowrt-3.3 repo). So go ahead and build for your platform and let us know the results.

Updated by Valent Turkovic on Jun 11, 2013.
Has anybody managed to reimplement Cerowrt on regular OpenWrt ?
Is there anything special kernel patch or some package that Cerowrt has that is missing in OpenWrt?

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