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Which is My Static IPv6 Interface Identifier?

I've been accustomed to IPv4 for so long and I'm really unfamiliar with IPv6. I recently wanted to add a firewall rule to my OpenWRT router to allow inbound IPv6 connection to a certain port of my ...
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OpenWRT - RTSP doesn’t work on 802.11b (no video stream, but audio works)

I have an issue with configuring OpenWRT on MT7628 chip from Mediatek. OpenWRT version: 19.07.3 Expected behavior: OpenWRT creates a local Wi-Fi network (no connection to the global internet). Two ...
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Carrier sensing and backoff function in mac802.11

I have a Wi-Fi access point device with Linux-based firmware ( Netgear WAX220 running OpenWrt 23.05.0 with MT7615 Driver). For research purposes, I am trying to change the backoff function in my ...
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sing-box tun interface openwrt problem

I recently installed Sing-Box on my OpenWrt router for network management purposes. However, I'm encountering an issue where Sing-Box is not permitted to create a TUN (network tunnel) interface. This ...
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OpenWRT: routing LAN client with static IP to custom VPN interface

On an OpenWRT router (OpenWrt 22.03.5) I've created a custom interface to connect with my WireGuard external server (WG0).  It seems to work fine according to regular handshakes.  There is a device ...
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How to force update NTP date/time on a router?

The log of an Asus router with Padavan firmware (might be similar to OpenWrt) showed: Dec 4 16:06:20 NTP Client: Synchronizing time to 0.nl.pool.ntp.org. Oct 24 18:18:18 NTP Client: System time ...
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How can I get my 10g ports to work on my Qhora q301w?

I just flashed My 10g ports seem to be permanently DOWN, I can't even set them UP manually when they're plugged in, ip link set 10g-2 up Immediately after ip link still shows down. This is what dmesg ...
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Loading the contents of the /opt/etc/profile file after reboot

I have a ZyXEL NAS326 network drive that runs BusyBox v1.19.4 with an additional OpenWrt repository. After each restart, the system does not see the path to the OpenWrt binary and does not remember ...
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How do I get per-port traffic statistics when using DSA?

I have an embedded device running OpenWRT. I have recently started testing with the newer (23.05-rc3) builds that use the DSA (distributed switch architecture) feature in Linux. One of the issues I am ...
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Intel wireless network card cannot be properly initialized

I want to enable wireless on my openwrt but it doesn't work. Besides, the wireless could be enabled through iw phy phy0 add interfacecommand manually. So, it seems there's something wrong in my kernel ...
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OpenWRT: Create Standalone (i.e. not connected to Internet) Network Using Raspberry Pi Zero W

Trying to configure OpenWRT as a standalone wireless network (i.e. not connected to the Internet) on Raspberry Pi Zero W to make a portable network for some smart plugs that connect via WPS. Will do ...
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OpenVPN using Luci (OpenWRT) ssh commands to get instances and enable/disable them

Hey all I have been researching how to go about doing this but I have not really found anything on it. What I am trying to do is, use SSH luci, get a list of all my OpenVPN instances: And be able to ...
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init.d service working directory in OpenWrt

Got an issue. I've written a simple C program that invokes certain shell script in randomized intervals - before it has been run as a cron task, but since there were many clients and each one run ...
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Mwan3 replacement on debian

I have just moved from openwrt to debian 11 on my x86 system for network management because i need some debian's stuffs. I cannot find out a replacement for mwan3 in load balancing my pppoes. Can ...
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How to forward internet connection in QEMU?

Following the description on how to start an OpenWrt VM with QEMU, I downloaded the MIPS kernel and started it with this command: qemu-system-mips -kernel openwrt-22.03.3-malta-be-vmlinux-initramfs....
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Is DD-WRT wasting NVRAM space?

Please explain how I am misunderstanding these two commands: root@DD-WRT:/tmp/var/log# cat /proc/mtd dev: size erasesize name mtd0: 00080000 00020000 "boot" mtd1: 00180000 00020000 &...
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Alternative to LibreCMC/OpenWRT that is easier to upgrade?

I use LibreCMC (based on OpenWRT) for my wifi router, and I really hate it. Every time I upgrade, everything breaks, and I have to manually log in and fix everything, by hand, and remember what I did ...
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router command to change bandwidth limit for a MAC address

I use DD-WRT to limit WAN bandwidth to one MAC address using DD-WRT's web interface. The key entry in the web interface (in "NAT/QoS" tab's "QOS" tab) is "MAC priority", ...
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CollectD data duplication ploblem

I have 4 servers running collectd: PVE (Proxmox VE) and AP1 (Zyxel AP with OpenWRT) servers running collectd writing to ROUTER, and router takes it's own metrics plus acts as a collectd proxy and ...
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How to add time in my script

I have 3 scripts to build OpenWrt but I can't set it up to have time at the end. Here's what the script gives and the script. openwrt-snapshot-r22256+29-14334c222e-ipq806x-generic-linksys_ea8500-...
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Luci openWRT UCI firewall rule update without position number

Hey all I have been trying find some code that would allow me to update my firewall rule via the UCI. The way I am currently adding the new rule is like this: uci add firewall rule uci set firewall.@...
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Complete Isolate vulnerable WiFi clients from rest of LAN but allow internet access (OpenWRT)

We have 2 vulnerable WiFi devices (End of Life / Support). The connect 2 times per day via ssh or vpn to a service on the internet and perform some tasks. Until now these devices are in the 192.168.1....
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How to expose a server with dynamic IPv6 address through OpenWrt firewall?

I want to make a web server running on my LAN available to the internet. My router runs OpenWrt 22.03 with firewall4. With IPv4, I would give the server a stable RFC 1918 address, then enable port ...
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Problem IPV6 DNSMASQ with only DHCP/DNS servers (OpenWRT)

I've set up DHCP ... and so far so good. The problem is when I try to connect a device. I did a test with Linux and each time it only sets me 1 DNS (i have set two dns server in DHCP server). It also ...
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How to add CIDRs from files to set in best way?

So I have several files which contain CIDR entries (such as 1.1.1.0/24). The task is to add entries from these files to one NFTables set using a bash script. In doing so, I am limited to OpenWRT ...
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What is a OpenWRT "Linux kernel with minimal file system"?

I'm trying to install OpenWRT onto my home router (Mercury MAC1200R V2). The OpenWRT device page has no factory image, but a kernel image is provided that seems useful for a factory install: Linux ...
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How to connect two local networks?

I have a my home local network 192.168.1.0/24 (further - LAN), and an OpenWRT router at 192.168.1.1. And i have homeserver at 192.168.1.5 with multipass (with qemu backend) and virtual machines in 10....
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Disable forwarding or caching AAAA lookups by dnsmasq

Does dnsmasq running as a DNS cache on OpenWrt router have any features to disable forwarding and caching AAAA lookups? My network is not IPv6 capable and I do not want the cache getting bloated with ...
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lan1: Link is Down from time to time in OpenWrt

I have two identical Redmi AC2100 routers with OpenWrt on them. Devices is configured as "dumb" access points, connected to network with LAN interface. One device is having the following ...
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Is there any reason not to use a separate VAP for each client with OpenWrt?

Is there any reason not to do this if I want to have a separate PSK for each client and can't use a RADIUS server for that? Other than maybe the slight performance decrease that is intrinsic to VAP ...
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Install Gnu/Linux on Ubiquiti Radio Device

good time Can I install Linux on UBNT Radio ? (for example : Nano Station, Nano Bridge, AirGride) Is there anyway to install Linux on this device ? Linux OS or at least frimware(linux Base that could ...
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How do I utilize entire OpenWRT SD Card for the installation?

I am trying to increase the size of my openwrt installation to take advantage of the entire SD card for more packages, but I am unsure where to start. I have tried following some other online guides ...
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How to specify gateway address for static IP in OpenWRT /etc/config/network

I see the following example for static IP config: config interface 'lan' option type 'bridge' option ifname 'eth0.1' option proto 'static' option netmask '255.255.255.0'...
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alias in ash - limitation, syntax issue?

I'm running OpenWRT in a NAS (WD-MBL) and putting together a set of aliases to make maintenance easier via the command line. These work as expected: alias shutdown='sync && wait && ...
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OpenWrt: How to use wifi as WAN connection?

Situation: My internet provide only provides wifi / WLAN in my home. I don't have a wired connection to the outside world. Goal I'd like to create a LAN in my home that uses the provided wifi ...
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OpenWrt: Concept of Interfaces, Devices and Wireless

Can someone explain the concept of the terms interface, device and wireless in OpenWrt? What is their purpose? What is their relation? How do they play together Why are some devices greyed out? The ...
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OpenWrt: Can' connect to wifi [duplicate]

I have an ASUS RT-N56U router with OpenWrt 21.02.3 installed (fresh install). I ultimately want to set it up as wifi repeater, but I'm already struggling with setting it up as simple wifi access point ...
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ARP Entry OPENWRT Not Permanent

I am a bit of a networking noob right now. I am currently trying to get WOL(WOW) working using ARP Entries. Wake on Lan will always work with the configuration i am using right now, sending a magic ...
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How to receive a file from router to pc

Here what I try to do; from my router ([email protected]). I want to SCP a file on my PC and copy it to my router. So, if I'm already in ssh remote: root@openwrt: SCP root@mypc? What is my PC, home/...
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changing the password of root remote host with no interaction

How could I change the password for a root account on remote server without a need to enter the password each time? Localhost is a MacOS computer and I have sshpass installed, remote host in an ...
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SSH connects to the wrong host (IPv6)

TL;DR: I have two hosts, opi and bpi. When I do ssh bpi, I get connected to opi. I have traced the problem down to ssh opi connecting by IPv4, but ssh bpi using (a wrong) IPv6 address. I see my ...
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How to pass multiple instances of the same option to a kernel module via `/etc/module.d/<module>` config file?

I'm configuring an external USB-to-SATA adapter in OpenWRT (Linux 4.14.221). The hub works only if I bind the device to the usb-storage module (preventing it to bind to usb-storage-uas). To do that I ...
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How to resolve error about patching, hunk failed

I try to add a patch about last kernel and don't know why is not working.. idea? thanks openwrtt$ patch -p1 < kernel.patch patching file include/kernel-version.mk Hunk #1 FAILED at 7. 1 out of 1 ...
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Why is my openWRT routing not working as expected

I hope I am just missing something simple here. I have a OpenWRT router with a Wireguard VPN running, everything routing through the VPN, which is all working fine. I have put a route in place so that ...
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'sendmail' doesn't reliably send notification to be triggered by 'logread' output

I am trying to monitor the logs on my OPENWRT router and send an email when the PPPTD service writes to the log: Mon Nov 29 09:10:31 2021 daemon.info pptpd[5832]: CTRL: Client x.x.x.x control ...
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wsl ubuntu windows terminal git

I use windows 10 and I just installed the wsl terminal, I used ubuntu distro before. And I use openwrt firmware on my router, I make my own compilation build, usually everything works perfectly but I ...
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Luci fails to start, openwrt_s905x3_k5.4.158_2021.11.12.1717

Fresh install of OpenWRT 21.02.1 on an X96 Air Android TV box. OpenWRT running on USB stick. Accessing the web interface gives a Bad Gateway error. Running /www/cgi-bin-luci over ssh results in the ...
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Getting network connectivity to two difficult rooms in my house with OpenWRT

I have a D-Link DIR-835 rev. A1 running OpenWRT as my wifi AP and also ethernet router. I have put the AP in a reasonably central location in my house given the limitations for it being near a cable ...
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Flashing Libremesh on Router TP-Link Archer C20i

I am trying to flash Libremesh on a TP-Link Archer C20i Router. The router already successfully runs OpenWRT version 21.02.0-rc3. I keep running into the problem that I cannot copy the Libremesh image ...
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Openwrt and sipproxy why I am unable to perform a call via a softphone?

I have setup in my router openwrt and I try to perform a call using my provider's VOIP settings that I retrieved for its router that provided. My network settings are the following: config interface '...
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