Booshotti
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OpenWRT on Pi3 or Alternative?

Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:35 pm

Hello,

I have recently broken my router and I have a RPi 3 spare, I have been trying for a while to get it to boot OpenWRT but the image was built for RPi 2, I have saw a few posts where people have got it working but I can't figure it out.

My plan is to use my Alfa Network card via USB to create a Wireless access point, I need the access point to be on the same IP Range as my main router -> 192.168.0.xxx so I would need a Bridge AP.

Are there any software that can make this possible? I want my main router to be the DHCP server still.

fruitoftheloom
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Re: OpenWRT on Pi3 or Alternative?

Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:19 am

Retired disgracefully.....

edo1
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Re: OpenWRT on Pi3 or Alternative?

Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:19 am

You could use LEDE release:
https://downloads.lede-project.org/rele ... 8/bcm2710/
(LEDE is OpenWRT fork and it looks promising)

Or you could use Raspbian or any other linux distributive for pi3.

P.S. not sure about Alfa Network card support in OpenWRT/LEDE

Booshotti
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Re: OpenWRT on Pi3 or Alternative?

Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:47 pm

Thanks guys, I will look into it. I am currently using Raspbian with Hostapd and DHCP Server, it works but not exactly what I wanted.

Also for some strange reason I am only getting speeds of around 30MB and the card can support 150MB.

Alfa Networks - AWUS051NH


Also in regards to it saying OpenWRT works may be true but it does not boot, I've read about people taking some files from the Raspbian image to get it to boot but that didn't seem to work for me, I just see a rainbow screen when powered and nothing else.

fruitoftheloom
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Re: OpenWRT on Pi3 or Alternative?

Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:04 pm

Retired disgracefully.....

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