Just bought the “Mini Router built with Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4, Pre-installed OpenWRT, Dual Gigabit Ethernet NICs, 4GB RAM/32GB eMMC, OpenWRT” from here:
The setup manual as well as the GitHub page point to this OneDrive folder for firmware updates:
But there hasn’t been an update in over 2 months now. The GitHub page mentions “We compile the latest images every workday.”, so what’s the status of this?
Hello, we will consider whether to update the Mini Router in conjunction with the R&D department’s schedule and the latest version changes to ensure that users are able to use stable and updated firmware.
Thank you for your reply.
So the team is actively working on a new version, correct? Is there an estimated timeline for the next release? OpenWRT 22.03 Stable version was released September 6: [OpenWrt Wiki] OpenWrt 22.03.0 - First Stable Release - 6 September 2022
Our plan may be to release an update at the end of the year, so stay tuned.
The problem here is that the repos will keep on "ticking " the version number forward. I needed the iprange kmod module for my firewall and it wouldn’t install as the kernel is too old. Not really a good solution. Either you need to maintain your own repo for the kmod-* modules or keep updating the firmware in the same pace as the official repositories.
Is there a way around this? Isn’t it possible to flash the RPI4 version of OPENWRT? And just not use SEEED studios builds? Id like to choose my self what I want installed in my router. It feels like I just bought a samsung phone. Full of bloatware and shit I will not use.
I just installed official openwrt with plain luci. Everything worked. Just had to set up DHCP interface for WAN under interfaces.
Flashed this version with balenaEtcher.
How to flash: Getting Started - Seeed Wiki
Firmware: [OpenWrt Wiki] Techdata: Raspberry Pi Foundation Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4
Works good so far, will see in a couple of days how the throughput works, had problems with decreasing throughput until I rebooted it. I want to use this thing as a router and nothing else.