[OpenWrt-Devel] Support for BTHomeHub5

Mauro M. openwrt at ezplanet.net
Fri Jan 13 14:45:51 EST 2017


I built LEDE r2960, the patch is included and routing works fine now.

This was an excellent fast fix from Jo-Philipp.

Thank you Jo!

On 13/01/17 18:47, Lucian Cristian wrote:
> On 13.01.2017 20:16, Mauro M. wrote:
>> Hello Mathias,
>> 2 workarounds were suggested:
>> One was not acceptable as is defeated the purpose of a router asking
>> to configure static routes on EVERY host in a LAN
>> The second might work with some careful re-configuration of the
>> firewall. It did not in my case because the complexity of the network
>> involved required more effort than it makes sense to provide on my
>> end, again it defeats the purpose of a router.
>> Currently I am using a SNAT workaround, however this works only for
>> networks directly connected to a second router, with more hops (as it
>> happens with VPNs) it does not work.
>> I have been banging on to this issue since I moved to LEDE 4 weeks
>> ago, driven by a better BtHomeHub5 support.
>> I tried to solve the issue myself as in most cases, but I could find
>> only workarounds.
>> The workarounds were acceptable until I started adding VPNs with
>> other sites and that is were the workarounds show their cracks.
>> For a while I wondered how could this have not been noticed. Perhaps
>> most people use a single router that does very little routing after all.
>> At which point I reported it first through the LEDE mailing list as a
>> question (I received no reply, I wonder if the message got through in
>> the first place), and then via a bug report once I saw no reply
>> through the list.
>> The replies through the bug report lead me to believe that there was
>> not an appetite to revert to a proper router capability as in OpenWrt.
>> Previously I had not totally positive experiences when I reported
>> issues, or contributed changes (like IP Virtual Server Load balancer:
>> I still apply my patches and build my own version because the change
>> was never accepted in OpenWRT, or BtHomeHub5 LEDs no longer working,
>> on that I was told "it is by design"). So I expressed my frustration,
>> dusted off OpenWrt trunk and now I am running Designated Driver 50078
>> built with IP Virtual Server for Load Balancing on my Netgear router
>> (also manually reconfigured with a 128MB flash  filesystem because
>> the patch to make it so large was never included in the mainstream)
>> Please note that I make little distinction between OpenWrt and LEDE.
>> I understand any conversation about free, etc. I am very grateful. I
>> would be happy to contribute if it somebody could accept an hand over
>> of the Load Balancer project.
>> Best regards,
>> Mauro
>> On 13/01/17 17:42, Mathias Kresin wrote:
>>> 2017-01-13 18:35 GMT+01:00 Martin Blumenstingl
>>> <martin.blumenstingl at googlemail.com>:
>>>> On Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 6:30 PM, Mauro M. <openwrt at ezplanet.net>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> Hello,
>>>>> Is OpenWRT going to backport support for BtHomeHub5 from LEDE?
>>>>> This router is very well supported in LEDE, whilst support is only
>>>>> basic in
>>>>> OpenWrt,
>>>>> LEDE implemented some broken changes in the firewall that prevent
>>>>> basic
>>>>> routing (it defeats the primary purpose of a router!), so I would
>>>>> like to
>>>>> use OpenWrt where routing works as expected, but I need to run it
>>>>> on BT Home
>>>>> Hub 5 routers.
>>>> have you reported this to the LEDE guys?
>>> Yes, the bug is reported[0] and it's being worked on. No idea why
>>> Mauro is that eager.
>>> Time between providing the full config files and a proposed fix was
>>> <2h. And as usual everything for free.
>>> Mathias
>>> [0] https://bugs.lede-project.org/index.php?do=details&task_id=382
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> jow pushed a fix about a hour ago
> https://github.com/lede-project/source/commit/920170a27fe9a3b66d5a857d70408dbac3720e0f
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