Documenting Problems That Were Difficult To Find The Answer To

Trying Out OpenWRT 12.09-Beta On Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH

Update: Note that as of 2012-11-22 there is a release candidate available at openwrt-ar71xx-generic-wzr-hp-g300nh-jffs2-sysupgrade.bin with checksum a56542d15a1109b92b2afbfcd9198a9d (“OpenWrt Attitude Adjustment 12.09-rc1 / LuCI 0.11 Branch (0.11+svn9425)”).

I downloaded openwrt-ar71xx-generic-wzr-hp-g300nh-jffs2-sysupgrade.bin from the OpenWRT website.

I then used the web interface to flash the new firmware to the router (after backing up my previous settings of course).

During the flashing process the front red diag LED will go on and stay fixed for a while (several minutes – be patient).

Eventually the log-in screen should display.

Log In Screen Of Attitude Adjustment 12.09 Beta

Log In Screen Of Attitude Adjustment 12.09 Beta

I’ve not noticed – straight away – any significant changes in the web interface.

The ssh login screen is a little different:

root@myserver:~# ssh -p22

BusyBox v1.19.4 (2012-08-26 12:49:54 UTC) built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

  _______                     ________        __
 |       |.-----.-----.-----.|  |  |  |.----.|  |_
 |   -   ||  _  |  -__|     ||  |  |  ||   _||   _|
 |_______||   __|_____|__|__||________||__|  |____|
          |__| W I R E L E S S   F R E E D O M
 ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT (12.09-beta, r33312)
  * 1/4 oz Vodka      Pour all ingredients into mixing
  * 1/4 oz Gin        tin with ice, strain into glass.
  * 1/4 oz Amaretto
  * 1/4 oz Triple sec
  * 1/4 oz Peach schnapps
  * 1/4 oz Sour mix
  * 1 splash Cranberry juice

The /etc/config/wireless appears to have lost the “hwmode” option so I added it by putting the following line in:

config 'wifi-device' 'radio0'
  option 'hwmode' '11ng'

… this made my Wireless interface top speed 78Mbit/s.

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