OpenWrt 22.03.0-rc6 sixth release candidate

Hauke Mehrtens hauke at
Tue Aug 2 14:43:08 PDT 2022


The OpenWrt community is proud to announce the sixth release candidate 
of the upcoming OpenWrt 22.03 stable version series. It incorporates 
over 3500 commits since branching the previous OpenWrt 21.02 release and 
has been under development for about one year.

This is just a release candidate and not the final release yet.

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Download firmware images directly from our download servers:

Changes between OpenWrt 22.03.0-rc5 and 22.03.0-rc6

Software updates
  * Linux kernel updated to version 5.10.134 (from 5.10.127 in
  * mac80211 updated to version 5.15.58-1 (from 5.15.33-1 in
  * wolfssl updated to version 5.4.0 (from 5.3.0 in v22.03.0-rc5)
  * openssl update to version 1.1.1q (from 1.1.1p in v22.03.0-rc5)
  * intel-microcode update to version 20220510 (from 20220207 in

Misc changes
  * wolfssl: Deactivate CPU acceleration by default
  * wolfssl: Make package shared again

Device support
  * New devices
     * ramips: Netgear WAX202
  *  bcm53xx: NAT performance increase

Many other changes in all parts of OpenWrt, see Changelog for details.


Full release notes and upgrade instructions are available at

In particular, make sure to read the regressions and known issues before 

For a detailed list of all changes since 22.03-rc5, refer to

To download the 22.03.0-rc6 images, navigate to:
Use OpenWrt Firmware Selector to download:

As always, a big thank you goes to all our active package maintainers,
testers, documenters, and supporters.

Have fun!

The OpenWrt Community


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