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Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 20:21 Post subject:
This device does not have sufficient resources (flash and/or RAM) to provide secure and reliable operation. You should consider upgrading to a newer device. You should have a huge market of very cheap/reliable routers to choose from in Taiwan... R7800, C7v5/A7v5, or EA8500.
These low flash/ram devices are not supported anymore. _________________ FORUM RULES
That's right, flashing without Linux running will reduce the burden of memory consumption.
Fon 2XXX series always with TFTP or FonFlash application from Gargoyle.
I did not notice the Gargoyle FonFlash before, maybe I should try it to simplify the TFTP flashing procedures.
These low flash/ram devices are not supported anymore.
Well, I know it is 2020, and OpenWrt warned about the stability of 16MB ram devices very long ago. But since BS is still building firmware image for La Fonera, I guess it has not been officially dropped by DD-WRT? So I would like to try it and see what can I squeeze from these 2006 models. And I am very impressed that DD-WRT can run WPA3 successfully (though slowly) on such an obsolete device!
_________________ A RED HORNED vehicle that will run 3 times FASTER
43443: Guess this is a transitional(?) build; came up with wlan0 device, ath0 does not receive packets hence Wifi not working
43471: First build after switching to ath5k. Supports WPA3. Wifi LED not working. Startup is fine however ksoftirqd may OOM under some load. httpd may OOM easily
43800: ksoftirqd may OOM much more easily, can be found in boot process
I guess most of the builds prior & up to 43420 may still work fine with this poor little device. For me, I would like to stick with 43471 and play WPA3 for a while, until the Wifi LED issue gets fixed... _________________ A RED HORNED vehicle that will run 3 times FASTER
[*]43443: Guess this is a transitional(?) build; came up with wlan0 device, ath0 does not receive packets hence Wifi not working
Fonera 2201, aka fonera+ here.
Due to to the nice work of BS, and KP69 assistance, since 43443 my 2201 is alive again. ( vlan issue with fon 2201 with previous releases).
Got two of them running ( wireless client mode, wan converted to a 2 lan port ) since the release date with no issue at all.
Router Name apcd
Router Model Fonera 2201
Firmware: DD-WRT v3.0-r43443 std (06/17/20)
Time: 21:43:14 up 3 days, 17:56, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.03
WAN IPv4: 192.168.8.85
Newer releases still work, but as they lack of memory and cpu, they become unstable, load average jump high after a few minutes to keep the fon working stable.