[OpenWrt-Devel] Alfa Hornet-UB no longer supports OpenWrt? (solved)

Joshua Judson Rosen jrosen at harvestai.com
Tue Apr 7 11:33:56 EDT 2015

Apparently this was actually just some confusion at Data Alliance--
looks like they may have mistakenly tried to flash some 16/64 boards
with the procedure for the 8/32 boards (which doesn't port cleanly).

I got in touch with someone at Alfa who affirmed that the only change
that they've made was a switch to different--but compatible--DRAM chips
back in 2013. When I got did get the Hornet-UB 8/32 boards, OpenWrt 14.07/BB
turned out to work just fine on them.

So, happy hacking :)

On 2015-03-26 22:48, Joshua Judson Rosen wrote:
> I've been buying batches of Hornet-UB based routers with OpenWrt preinstalled
> from data-alliance.net for a while now; today I got a message from them that
> they were unable to install the OpenWrt image they'd been using on any
> of the Hornet-UB boards in the latest batch they received from Alfa.
> From my initial discussion with them, it sounds like they were able to
> TFTP the image and write it to flash, but it didn't boot as expected
> after the "reset" command was issued in U-Boot. So we're trying to figure
> out what's going wrong right now; did Alfa make some change to the hardware
> in `recent' history ("recent" being a relative term--bearing in mind that
> sometimes it can take years to run through old stock, depending on how
> many old units exist and the rate at which they get sold...)? Something
> like...:
> 	- different flash layout?
> 	- different components?
> 	- something else?
> Anything that would prevent the early Attitude Adjustment (pre-release)
> builds from booting on the newer Hornet-UB boards? And if there has been
> some sort of change, do newer builds of OpenWrt work on these boards?
> I notice that there are actually two "hornet-ub" images for download
> these days--one of which is for "hornet-ub-x2"? What is that?
> There's no mention of it on in the wiki AFAICT, and I'm having
> trouble finding useful pages with that name on it elsewhere
> on the web....

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