This build offers these extras out-of-the-box on top of the official OpenWRT 12.09 release:
- Recent code from the Attitude Adjustment branch
- Wireless Country code configurable by user (enables use of channel 12 & 13 in my country)
- IPv6 support
- Quality-of-Service settings
This build is based on r36655 of the Attitude Adjustment branch, compiled for the TP-Link TL-WR1043ND.
Compared to my previous build (r35864) there have been several updates to the wireless drivers and several security fixes. I’ve been testing the wireless without restarting during the night. It seems to hold out better, but remember that the issue does not pop up reliably because the environment and traffic plays a role in triggering it. You can test this for yourself, but I doubt the problem is fixed completely.
Therefor I still recommend restarting the WiFi during the night by ways of a cron job (using the
wifi down and
wifi up commands). How this is done can be found
(Dutch). See also: OpenWRT Wiki - NotUCI Configuration -
The wireless subsystem has been updated to version 2013-02-22 from version 2012-09-07. So fresher code there, which helps to stabilize the WiFi even more.
Several security updates, to the kernel as well as a few packages (OpenSSL is a notable example in case you use OpenVPN). So I recommend you upgrade to this newer version if you use one of my previous releases.
Cosmetic: OpenWRT 12.09 final, so out of the release candidate stage.
Notes for upgraders
You will want to update the software repository configuration (
opkg.conf). Because I have added my own repository to the configuration file, it gets left alone by the
sysupgrade script (since the file is modified compared to the OpenWRT release). It will still work, but will point to the repository for the older version, which might cause dependency issues. Updating it can be done via the LuCI GUI and is therefor quite easy:
In LuCI, go to System > Software and select the Configuration tab.
Change the lines starting with
src/gzto these two new ones. Note the change in r-number and removal of
src/gz attitude_adjustment http://downloads.openwrt.org/attitude_adjustment/12.09/ar71xx/generic/packages src/gz ultrawrt-regular http://openwrt.sjoosten.nl/files/attitude_adjustment/12.09/r36655/ultrawrt-regular/ar71xx/packages
Submit to save the changes.
Always confirm the MD5 hash is correct before flashing! LuCI shows you the hash after you have uploaded the file.
For those installing OpenWRT for the first time, the factory image:
For those upgrading from another version of OpenWRT, the sysupgrade image:
The configuration file used for this build is also available:
These builds are provided as-is.
I am not responsible if these builds brick your router, cause an incident or anger your cat.
I welcome feedback. Preferably using the forum, but here on the website is will also be possible once I have implemented the functionality.