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1 Compiling Images

This is a good link:

In the meantime I managed to build my own images, which is also quite simple.

  • Just check out the latest version of OpenWRT as described in:
  • Then go ('cd') into the directory openwrt/trunk, that is the latest stuff.
  • Check out the latest utilities. Note: You only get the descriptions, because the real code will be downloaded from the according project sites.
./scripts/feeds update
./scripts/feeds install -a 

Now you have all the utilities you will ever want to have.

  • Enter 'make menuconfig'

In this wonderful menu system, you can configure your image building process. You can decide to compile the modules, and software tools by selecting 'M', and you can decide to compile and package it right into your splash or whatever image with which you want to flash your device. Then the little symbol at the front of the line is '*'. When you have finished your selections, exit the GUI. It is recommendable not to activate too many things at the first time. The aim must be to get your image running first of all and then you can decide to grow it. Be prepared to enter this menu several times again.

  • Now enter 'make'. If you want to see a lot of warnings and bulk messages, enter 'make V=99' instead.
  • All the compiled results will be in the directory './bin/'
  • In order to flash your router with the recently compiled image, see above. It's the same process. But don't forget to wait at least SIX minutes after uploading the image to the router through TFTP.

If you also have such a 500gP (with Broadcom WIFI), you can use my configuration file instead of defining your configuration yourself (by make menuconfig). Here it is... copy it into the openwrt/trunk directory and rename it into ".config".

2 Configuration

Here are just some links, as a dashboard for later usage.

3 Operating System

4 Applications

5 Notes

  • 2009-12-22 Recently I have decided to use DD-WRT instead of OpenWRT on my Fonera routers and other hardware that is Atheros-based. The reason is that DD-WRT has a Superchannel option that allows to operate the router in an extended frequency range that covers the Amateur 13 cm band. Systems that are used for non-linking purposes are not affected by this decision. They may be affected at some point in the future in case the according software packages are available on DD-WRT, too. Though, this is just for reasons of better maintenance.