[OpenWrt-Devel] [RFC 0/9] Using the mainline mtk-eth-soc driver for MT7621

René van Dorst opensource at vdorst.com
Fri Oct 19 09:51:42 EDT 2018

Quoting Bjørn Mork <bjorn at mork.no>:


> Yes.  The Quantenna module boots over this interface using tftp. I use
> dnsmasq to serve it the u-boot.bin and topaz-linux.lzma.img images
> (built using the Quantenna SDK - no OpenWrt here.  Yet :-).

Hmm I should try your work too! Check if 2nd GMAC is working on my board.
I hope I have some time this weekend.


>> BTW. Do you have some more info about WAP6805? Not many hits on Google.
> I believe it's a custom version of the WAP6806.  I've only seen it sold
> from a local ISP under the marketing name "Altibox WiFi+.
> You can see it here:
> https://www.komplett.no/product/904060/datautstyr/nettverk/range-extender/altibox-wifi-pluss
> I took a few pictures of the internals: https://www.mork.no/~bjorn/wap6805/
> As you can see, it is a quite nice box: Easy to open without breaking
> anything, and the board had two serial headers (both with "standard"
> Mitrastar pinout - like the P8702N for example).  One of the serial
> ports is connected to the console on the Quantenna module.
> The Quantenna module is an oversized "mini-PCIe" module.  But as I said:
> It is connected by RGMII. And obviously serial, and maybe some GPIOs?
> So it cannot be simply replaced by a standard mini-PCIe module,
> unfortunately.
> If you look at the FCC photos linked from
> https://wikidevi.com/wiki/ZyXEL_WAP6806_(Armor_X1)
> you will notice that the Quantenna module is exactly the same.  And the
> main boards are almost identical.  The only differences appear to be due
> to the casing.
> The OEM firmware on the WAP6805 is of course slightly customized for
> Altibox.  The most important change is the default root password, which
> is Wi9cXkg5Hse2K
> As you can see from the marketing stuff, it isn't really intended to be
> managed by the end user at all. It will attempt to tunnel TR69 to
> Altibox so they can configure it for you.  There isn't any local web gui
> or anything.  But it runs dropbear by default, so who cares? :-)
> Bjørn




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