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Buffalo WZR-1750DHP + OpenWRT

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This is the first of a series of posts about Linux kernel development for ARM. There will be one or two more posts before we get into the Kernel, describing tasks as building, and configuring OpenWRT. Maybe I'll also write about de-bricking devices if I manage to do something silly with my router. :-)




What I like about the Buffalo WZR-1750DHP are the specs and the case without external antennas. It has a dual core ARM CPU with 512MB of RAM, and two wifi adapters: One for 2.4GHz and other for 5GHz.
I was expecting that to install OpenWRT in a device like the WZR-1750DHP, it would require to find and use a serial port. Luckily that's not necessary. All the procedure was done over friendly web interfaces.
As the router do not allow to install random firmware images, there are some workarounds to install OpenWRT. The steps I used are:
1 - Install and upgrade DD-WRT
Download the latest versions of the files factory-to-dd-wrt.bin and buffalo-wzr-1750dhp-webflash.bin from: ftp://ftp.…