[OpenWrt-Devel] [PATCH 0/2] ath79: update device naming for Netgear WNDR3700v2

Hannu Nyman hannu.nyman at iki.fi
Sun Jan 19 09:05:11 EST 2020

Michal Cieslakiewicz wrote on Sun Jan 19 03:08:16 PST 2020:

 > This patchset changes device string to 'wndr3700-v2' (adds dash before 
variant) making it compatible with naming convention for ath79 target. Then 
board, under its new name, is added to uboot-envtools.

What is the motivation for this?

The router was originally marketed as "WNDR3700v2" and that is both in the 
packaging and also in the printed label in the router itself. The "v2" is not 
a typical separate version number like many 6.1, 3.21 type of revisions next 
to the serial number, but it has been part of the device name.

Clear image of my WNDR3700v2 here:


To my knowledge the current naming enables pretty smooth 
upgrading/downgrading between 19.07 and master, as well as with ar71xx and 
ath79. Changing the name in one place might cause bumps to those sysupgrade 

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