Custom firmware for R7800 to extend its functionality

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Zeljko1234
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One new feature in stock

One new feature in stock firmware staring with "removed". Does not sound good :D

 

Anyway, thx Voxel for a new build :)

Voxel
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You are welcome ;-)

You are welcome ;-)

If they removed something, it means that it did not work (or not needed).

 

Voxel.

Zeljko1234
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"Removed the "Enable Video

"Removed the "Enable Video Network" option on wireless page of the GUI."

 

Anyway, there is plenty of things they should improve. So far, no much progress. Every time when I open TP-Link gui, feel sorry that I didn't buy it instead of Netgear.

rf1911
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New official fw from Netgear

New official fw from Netgear is out:

Download at http://www.downloads.netgear.com/files/GDC/R7800/R7800_V1.0.2.28.zip

Release notes at http://kb.netgear.com/000037848/R7800-Firmware-Version-1-0-2-28 (link is wrong in this page use above to dowload)

Voxel
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New official fw from Netgear

New official fw from Netgear is out:

Download at http://www.downloads.netgear.com/files/GDC/R7800/R7800_V1.0.2.28.zip

Release notes at http://kb.netgear.com/000037848/R7800-Firmware-Version-1-0-2-28 (link is wrong in this page use above to dowload)

Yes, thanks. It is integrated to 1.0.2.29SF.

 

https://www.myopenrouter.com/comment/40642#comment-40642

Voxel.

rf1911
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Sorry didnt see you had

Sorry didnt see you had already released .29 :) Thanks a lot!!

Voxel
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New version of my custom

New version of my custom firmware build: 1.0.2.30SF.

Changes (vs 1.0.2.29SF):
1. Bridge mode is working now (bug in stock GPL source codes (git_home/qca-hostap.git).
2. OpenVPN is upgraded 2.4.0->2.4.1.
3. ethtool is upgraded 4.8->4.10.
4. Synchronization of other binaries with the stock firmware to avoid “bridge mode” bug.
5. OpenVPN init script is changed to avoid problems with some clients.
6. Some internal optimization.

Thanks to vladlenas and Csection for testing.

The link is:

https://www.mediafire.com/folder/tyj61i5uc610w/voxel-firmware

No reset is needed to upgrade from my previous versions.

 

P.S.
 

Zeljko1234: maybe too late with bridge, but better later than never.


Voxel.

Zeljko1234
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Thx Voxel :)

Thx Voxel :)

Darks
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Thanks Voxel for the great

Thanks Voxel for the great work.

Voxel
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You are welcome ;-) Voxel.

You are welcome ;-)

Voxel.

gianni_1963
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...thanks Voxel  for your

...thanks Voxel  for your hard work, hope you don't change soon the router, otherwise I have to change me too !!!

Regards

Voxel
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Don't worry: I do not have

Don't worry: I do not have such plans re: to change the router. Now it can do all I need. And faster ;-)

 

Voxel.

Voxel
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For Entware-3x users:

 

Voxel
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New version of my custom

New version of my custom firmware build: 1.0.2.31SF.

Changes (vs 1.0.2.30SF):
1. OpenVPN client support is added (see readme.docx for details).
2. Latest QoS DB is included into firmware.
3. ubus package is upgraded 2016-01-26->2017-02-18.
4. libubox package is upgraded 2016-02-26->2017-02-24.
5. uci package is upgraded 2016-02-02->2016-07-04.
6. jansson package is upgraded 2.4->2.10.
7. transmission package is upgraded 2.92->2.92+git.
8. sqlite3 package is upgraded 3160000->3170000.
9. flack package is upgraded 1.3.1->1.3.2.
10. libsodium package is upgraded 1.0.11->1.0.12.
11. OpenVPN is upgraded 2.4.1->2.4.2
12. dnscrypt-resolvers.csv is updated.
13. Host tools: two components are upgraded to most recent versions.

(Info from OpenVPN team: OpenVPN v2.4.0 was audited for security vulnerabilities independently by Quarkslabs (funded by OSTIF) and Cryptography Engineering (funded by Private Internet Access) between December 2016 and April 2017. The primary findings were two remote denial-of-service vulnerabilities. These have been fixed in OpenVPN 2.4.2)


The link is:

https://www.mediafire.com/folder/tyj61i5uc610w/voxel-firmware

No reset is needed to upgrade from my previous versions.

Voxel.

Zeljko1234
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Thx :)

Thx :)

Voxel
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You are welcome ;-) Voxel.

You are welcome ;-)

Voxel.

rf1911
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Thanks for your hard work!

Thanks for your hard work!

Voxel
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Not at all ;-)

Not at all ;-)

Thanks for your thanks.

Voxel.

Voxel
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Info for Entware-3x users:New

Info for Entware-3x users:

New version of Entware-3x for Cortex-A15 architecture is released (170424). More than 90 packages are upgraded.
 

Mysql 5.1 replaced by Mariadb 5.5.56


The links are:

http://ownweb.eu/Downloads/Entware/
(thanks to vladlenas for his help and hosting). Automatic installation tuned to R7800 with my build.

or

http://cortex-a15.zyxmon.org/binaries/cortex-a15-3x/
(thanks to zyxmon for hosting). Classic Entware-3x installation known for Entware users.

It is enough to do "opkg update" and "opkg upgrade" if you did not use Mysql. Otherwise, remove Mysql packages first.

Voxel

Voxel
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New version of my custom
New version of my custom firmware build: 1.0.2.32SF.
 
Changes (vs 1.0.2.31SF):
1. dropbear package is upgraded 2016.74->2017.75.
2. OpenSSL is upgraded 1.0.2k->1.0.2l.
3. dnscrypt-proxy package is upgraded 1.9.4->1.9.5.
4. mxml package is upgraded 2.9->2.10.
5. p0f package is upgraded 3.06b->3.09b.
6. libgpg-error package is upgraded 1.25->1.27.
7. sqlite package is upgraded 3170000->3190200.
8. alsa-lib package is upgraded 1.1.3->1.1.4.1.
9. jq package is upgraded 1.3->1.5.
10. ethtool package is upgraded 4.10->4.11.
11. dnscrypt-resolvers.csv is updated.
12. libavl package is removed to save space (not used).
13. ngrep package is removed to save space (not used).
14. Recent patches are added to some packages (syncronize with OpenWRT/LEDE).
15. Host tools: one component is upgraded to most recent versions.
 
 
The link is:
 
 
No reset is needed to upgrade from my previous versions.
 
Voxel. 
 
Dmitry Zhuravlev
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Good day! I have a problem on

Good day! I have a problem on stock firmware as well as firmware 1.0.2.32 SF. Cut the connection speed on WIFI the result of the Directive decreases with the Wi-Fi Alliance 867Mb/s to 400Mb/s. Is it possible to avoid this reduction in speed Wi-Fi channel ?? PS 867Mb/s is the maximum speed of the connection card for my laptop. I would like to use maximum speed to build a home network. Thanks in advance for any help.

MrMad1966
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Folks

Folks

I would really appreciate some feedback as a novice to router flashing. I have a R7800 currently running Firmware: DD-WRT v3.0-r32170M kongat (06/11/17)

However, after reading lots and lots I still have some unanswered questions.

1. Voxels build is apparently better for a gigbit network than the DDWRT I am currently using. Is this still the same case as the thread I read this in was some time ago ?

2 entware ? Can someone point me to a link that eplains the difference ? How do I find out if this would be best for me ?

3. If I decide to try Voxel based on any answers I receive am I correct in thinking the procedure would be return to stock and then  flash the img inside the  R7800-V1.0.2.32SF.zip file I have already downloaded.

Thanks Really appreciate some help here

MrMad1966
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UPDATE:

UPDATE:

I carried out step 3 and Voxels build running now. But I have found the OpenVPN client problematic. I have copied my *,opvn file over to the usb stick but it has not automaticaly started. Any help on this matter would ve grateful

skooby
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Hi all,

 

Hi all

Currently running Kong build on my 7800 and was thinking about installing this. Do I have to go back to stock first or can I go straight to this build?

 

Thanks

 

Skooby

Voxel
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Guys, sorry for a silence: I

Guys, sorry for a silence: I was absent and arrived only today night.
 

skooby:

As far as I remember there is a special version of stock FW to return from DD-WRT. So use it first.
 

MrMad1966:

Entware: it is a kind of optware (optional software) used in various routers. Try to google.

OpenVPN client: make sure that you did all according to instruction and that you used lowercase name of folder on your USB stick. In case of proble please pass me your OpenVPN config (w/o CA/CRT/KEY) in P.M. I'll check.
 

Dmitry Zhuravlev:

See my P.M.

Voxel.

Voxel
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New version of my custom
New version of my custom firmware build: 1.0.2.33SF.
 
Changes (vs 1.0.2.32SF):
 
1. OpenVPN is upgraded 2.4.2->2.4.3.
2. OpenVPN behavior is changed. Now If it fails to connect to server, WAN LED will be amber. In case of success it will be white. Also it is possible for users to modify OpenVPN client UP and DOWN scripts to add own reaction e.g. in the case of lost connection (/etc/openvpn/ovpnclient-up.sh and /etc/openvpn/ovpnclient-down.sh). Thanks to kamoj for his help and testing.
3. NETGEAR Downloader: added new patch to Transmission 2.92+. Now NETGEAR Downloader displays filenames and their size correctly.
4. minidlna is upgraded 1.1.5->1.2.0.
5. dnscrypt-proxy is compiled with plugins support (request from Charles).
6. dnscrypt-resolvers.csv is updated.
7. Host tools: one component is upgraded to most recent versions.
 
The link is:
 
http://ownweb.eu/Downloads/
No reset is needed to upgrade from my previous versions.
 
 
Voxel.
 

 

Zeljko1234
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Nice new download page and

Nice new download page and thx for update :)

Voxel
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I'm glad you like this page.

I'm glad you like this page. And you are welcome ;-)

Voxel.

Voxel
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New version of my custom

New version of my custom firmware build: 1.0.2.34SF.

Changes (vs 1.0.2.33SF):

1. sqlite package is upgraded 3190200->3190300.
2. uci package is upgraded 2016-07-04->2017-04-12.
3. confuse package is upgraded 3.0->3.2.
4. curl package is upraded 7.29.0->7.54.1.
5. expat package is upgraded 2.2.0->2.2.2
6. bridge-utils package is upgraded 1.5->1.6.
7. libsodium package is upgraded 1.0.12->1.0.13.
8. dnscrypt-resolvers.csv is updated.
9. Host tools: two components are upgraded to most recent versions.
10. Changes from stock 1.0.2.32 are integrated to this release.
11. Default congestion control algorithm is set to "cubic" (unification with R9000).
12. /etc/init.d/optware script is removed (unification with R9000, see entware-cortex-a15-3x-initial.tar.gz, i.e. how to start Entware services).
13. Some other changes.

The link is:

http://ownweb.eu/Downloads/

No reset is needed to upgrade from my previous versions.


Voxel.

Voxel
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New version of my custom firmware build: 1.0.2.35SF.

Changes (vs 1.0.2.34SF):

1. ReadyCLOUD GUI access problem is fixed (problem reported by janthony6).
2. expat package is upgraded 2.2.2->2.2.3.
3. e2fsprogs package is upgraded 1.43.4->1.43.5.
4. irqbalance-1.2.0 package is added.
5. OpenVPN clinet startup script is optimized.
6. Kernel sources are synchronized with latest stock firmware.
7. dnscrypt-resolvers.csv is updated.
8. Host tools: one component is upgraded.
9. Some other changes.

The link is:

https://www.voxel-firmware.com (thanks to vladlenas for his help with hosting).

No reset is needed to upgrade from my previous versions.

Voxel.

 

 

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