[OpenWrt-Devel] lantiq: Netgear DM200 kernel too large

Alberto Bursi bobafetthotmail at gmail.com
Tue Jan 22 08:05:19 EST 2019

On 22/01/19 01:11, Thomas Nixon wrote:
> On 1/21/19, Bjørn Mork <bjorn at mork.no> wrote:
>> Paul Oranje <por at oranjevos.nl> writes:
>>>> Op 20 jan. 2019, om 17:52 heeft Thomas Nixon <tom at tomn.co.uk> het
>>>> volgende geschreven:
>>>> I could add a new subtarget like xrx200 but with small_flash enabled, but
>>>> this
>>>> seems a bit excessive for a single board. The DM200 has generally been a
>>>> pain
>>>> to support, and there are better options out there, so I wonder if it
>>>> makes
>>>> more sense to just drop it.
>>> Some people use this modem, so dropping its support will not please
>>> everybody.
>>> Supporting it as a small flash device seems the right approach.
>> I wonder about those better options...  What are they?
> In the UK at least BT OpenReach modems are available very cheaply second hand
> and are in theory a bit better, for a few reasons.
> I'm not sure if all of them can run openwrt, but after some reflection I'm not
> that concerned by this. They will do PPPoE so you don't really need to touch
> them, and you can consider them to be outside your network. There therefore
> isn't a huge security advantage to replacing the OS, especially when they're
> running plenty of proprietary firmware in either case.
> Hopefully we can keep supporting them anyway.
> Thanks,
> Tom

If the need was doing a true PPPoA-PPPoE bridge,  (i.e. if your line is 
I've used a Draytech Vigor 120 (with stock firmware).

That's this device's main selling point.

I didn't find any other consumer device that can do it.


I also agree on the statement that modems in bridging aren't 
particularly unsafe given the level in the stack they are working at.


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