[OpenWrt-Devel] [PATCH v3] ramips: add Asus RT-AC85P

Birger Koblitz mail at birger-koblitz.de
Fri Aug 23 05:56:37 EDT 2019


On 23.08.19 11:04, Gábor Varga wrote:
> Hi!
> Although it looks like the Asus RT-AC85P and the Asus RT-AC65P models
> are identical, but I have separated them into two dts and have
> introduced the HW version into the names (for the new versions in the
> future).

Are you sure that is necessary? AFAIK there are no different versions of
the routers around and Asus seems to have a policy of constantly
churning out new router models without upgrading existing routers to new

> I have an alternative installation method via SSH:
> Note: The user/password for SSH is identical with the one used in the
> Web-interface.
> 1. Complete the initial setup wizard.
> 2. Activate SSH under "Administration" -> "System".
> 3. Transfer the OpenWrt factory image via scp:
>  > scp openwrt-ramips-mt7621-asus_rt-ac65p-r01-squashfs-factory.bin
> admin at
> 4. Connect via SSH to the router.
>  > ssh admin at <mailto:admin at>
> 5. Write the OpenWrt image to flash.
>  > mtd-write -i
> /tmp/openwrt-ramips-mt7621-asus_rt-ac65p-r01-squashfs-factory.bin -d linux
> 6. Reboot the router
>  > reboot
> Another thing: I don't know, if it's good method to replace the second
> firmware partition with OpenWrt image during sysupgrade. When we don't
> do that, than we have always a factory firmware on the secondary
> firmware partition, so the back to the factory firmware would be much
> easier.

I don't have a strong opinion on this. Both ways have their advantages.
If during sysupgrade both copies of the FW are written, then this is
consistent with the original software's behavior and additionally, the
outcome is independent of the OpenWRT initial installation method. When
using tftp (or the Web-GUI should someone figure out the exact format)
both copies are written, only ssh and serial port allow to install only
one copy. Not copying over the previous OpenWRT image to the second
partition during sysupgrade allows having a copy of the factory firmware
around (but which needs to be written to the first partition again to be



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