[OpenWrt-Devel] Has OpenWrt suport for Powerline devices

Denis 'GNUtoo' Carikli GNUtoo at no-log.org
Sun Aug 11 10:01:48 EDT 2019


I've a device with PowerLine. It's the devolo dLAN pro 500 wireless

It has an ath9k compatible WiFi (2.4GHz + 5GHz), and a free
software bootloader, which is an old vendor fork of u-boot.

The PowerLine part doesn't work out of the box and require a nonfree,
non-redistributable firmware to work, however there is some
documentation on it on the wiki[1].

A really good way to fix that, and integrate everything would be to
have people working on free software replacements for such nonfree
firmwares, however I've no idea if anyone has started working on that

There is also a tag called 'plc' (Power line communication[3]) on the
wiki for device with PowerLine. 

[3]Note that the PLC acronym is also commonly used for "Programmable
   logic controller" which has nothing to do at all with PowerLine.

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