Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2022 6:25 Post subject: Feature Request - WiFi LED activity options
I know this is a long shot, however it doesn't hurt to ask.
I would like the option to toggle the WiFi activity LED's blinking to ignore beacon frames. As far as I know, this is an option in OpenWrt, so I don't think adding a toggle or pull-down menu would be too difficult.
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Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2022 7:02 Post subject:
It hurts to read, even if it didn't hurt to ask. I left my crystal balls on my other pants.
Why such a bold statement? No router details provided, no DD-WRT version, so no one can help you because we dont know if its even possible for your machine via DD-WRT, no matter what OpenWRT does or not does.
The only way you will be able to do this is router dependent (if it uses GPIOs or not) and via ONLY some sort of script. DD-WRT and OpenWRT dont share much in common source wise, so its not really comparable.
LEDs are not a priority for DD-WRT main developer as they are not critical for normal operations, sadly I also like my LEDs and have issues regarding one of them, only Brainslayer can address this ATM and his priorities are not blinking/on or off lights.
So I suggest you smash some more keys on your keyboard forming some coherent words in order to provide the information necessary.
I have no experance with working with GPIO's, but from the Wiki it stated the following :
You can't use the GPIO's on Atheros chips (Fonera, Meraki, etc.) without PROC_GPIO or some other utility. PROC_GPIO is a driver, and thus it must be compiled for your specific kernel. Broadcom routers do not need an external driver to drive GPIO's.
With that in mind, I have no idea what I would need to do in order to control the GPIO.
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Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2022 14:23 Post subject:
You answered it yourself, you cant, there is no GPIO for Atheros like there is Brodcom side. Likely your driver is missing to keep the builds small.
I already said LEDs are not a priority.
BS upgrades the drivers, if the new drivers are buggy or change behavior its a different case, and because LEDs aren't a DD-WRT a priority, that's it, as long as the drivers work thats it.
I suspect that DD-WRT had to write its own LED daemon, poll the relevant status of the router timely, then use GPIO to flip-flop those LEDs.
It's possible only if every single router old and new had a dedicated representative to keep track of changes, not to mention the various builds of DD-WRT released for all routers. The combined effort should produce a big table of some sort... should be quite a big one. Well...
I definitely wanna to do it to my RT-N18U. But I agree it's not top priority.
Do you stare at the router's LEDs all the time if everything is ok? Or would you rather look at the status page of DD-WRT? Remember the good old days of internal dial-up modems before the arrival of broadband?
And as you can see, they all muck in (even LEDS side), while in DD-WRT there's only one dev that understands these devices and develops pretty much the lot.
We want bug fixes, more newer devices support, we want more features, we want, we want, but what we need is more developers.
Anyway, WiFi 6, 6E and 7 routers might not hug 3rd-party firmware. Does OpenWRT have a better stand there than DD-WRT? I truly dunno... but with more developers including Kong, maybe OpenWRT could really do everything by itself.
Would OpenWRT change the market shares of various router processors? Leading to a unified open-sourced firmware?? Maybe???
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Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2022 19:24 Post subject:
Most every stock firmware these days is based on some version of OpenWRT's model to some degree, with very few exceptions that I know of. The problem is that they still make it difficult for truly open source support to enable 3rd party projects a little more leverage. BUT, OpenWRT has taken the cause up to fix this. Will we ever truly see open source router firmware from the vendors? Who knows. In regards to a previous comment, I was probably in error about .dts .dtb and other files with respect to OpenWRT and the GPL in general. It happens. Life moves forward. Hoping things are going well there in HK, sir @mwchang _________________ "Life is but a fleeting moment, a vapor that vanishes quickly; All is vanity"
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