Posts Tagged ‘openwrt’

New OpenWRT Beta Backfire 10.03

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

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OpenWRT announced new beta version. Support for Atheros N and 71xx devices.

More info on :

The OpenWrt Team would like to announce a beta of the next major release, codenamed Backfire. Testing of this build will help refine the code in preparation of the final release.

Binaries can be downloaded at

* brcm-2.4 updated to 2.4.37 kernel
* other targets updated to 2.6.30 or 2.6.32
* gcc updated to 4.3.3 for arm/mips targets, 4.4.3 for powerpc
* uClibc updated to
* b43 wireless driver for Broadcom 11g chipsets on the 2.6 kernel
* ath9k wireless driver for Atheros 11n chipsets
* support for many new ar71xx devices
* magicbox target folded into ppc40x


New HAL release for Atheros Hardware

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

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We would like to announce the release of a new HAL for Atheros WLAN devices. The new HAL is the result of a collaboration between, DD-WRT and MakSat Technologies (P) Ltd. It is the first result of a common effort, and the present collaborators would like to share the product of this work. It is their intention to provide reliable and continued support for other projects using this new HAL for Atheros WLAN devices.

The HAL provides a defined API to access and control Atheros WLAN chipsets, and is an integral part for many drivers such as MadWifi. Comparing it with the HAL that’s currently used by MadWifi, the most important changes are:

  • many known bugs have been fixed
  • improved noise immunity measures
  • added support for additional architectures, such as ARM11, MIPS64 and MIPS32r2
  • enhanced support for Atheros WiSOC (Wireless System on Chip)
  • added support for Atheros AR7100

Home of the new HAL will be the website of the project. Future development will be coordinated here, and the bug tracking facility can be used to report bugs or file feature requests.

For commercial requests please contact

The following is a list of links to involved projects and/or already available vendor solutions using the new HAL for Atheros WLAN devices:

  • – embedded linux distribution and development environment
  • – professional and end user firmwares for common wireless routers and boards
  • Maksat Product Line – offers tough hardware and special software enhancements for all areas and very inexpensive small APs

For more info of features and suported hardware

OpenWRT over DLink DWL2100AP ?

Saturday, October 6th, 2007

There a new second version of the tutorials /manual for re-flashing Atheros based hardware /DWL2100AP clones /appeared .

I did not covered it all but seems that is added tutorial for installing OpenWRT as a the new part – which is quite interesting. I must chek will the wireless will be working whit last versions of the Kamikaze firmware.

Another thing are schematics for jtag cables. Which is needed for re-flashing dlink dwl2100ap.

The main difficulty for installing openwrt is deferent flash types used in different revision of the access point.


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