OpenWrt 22.03.0-rc5 fifth release candidate

Hauke Mehrtens hauke at
Fri Jul 8 13:09:16 PDT 2022


The OpenWrt community is proud to announce the fifth release candidate 
of the upcoming OpenWrt 22.03 stable version series. It incorporates 
over 3500 commits since branching the previous OpenWrt 21.02 release and 
has been under development for about one year.

This is just a release candidate and not the final release yet.

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Changes between OpenWrt 22.03.0-rc4 and 22.03.0-rc5

Software updates
  * Linux kernel updated to version 5.10.127
    (from 5.10.120 in v22.03.0-rc4)
  * openssl update to version 1.1.1p (from 1.1.1o in v22.03.0-rc4)
  * mt76 update to version 2022-07-03 (from 2022-03-15 in v22.03.0-rc4)
  * wireless-regdb update to version 2022.06.06
    (from 2022.02.18 in v22.03.0-rc4)

Misc changes
  * firewall4: multiple updates
  * iptables: default to ip(6)tables-nft
  * hostapd: Add owe_transition_ifname option

Device support
  * New devices
     * ath79: RouterBOARD mAP
     * mediatek: Ubiquiti UniFi 6 LR v2
  * rampis: ZyXEL NBG-419N v2: fix booting
  * Activate ARM64 crypto extensions in supported ARM64 target kernels
  * Update uboot-mvebu to version v2022.04
  * ipq40xx: mikrotik: provide BDF-s on demand

Many other changes in all parts of OpenWrt, see Changelog for details.


Full release notes and upgrade instructions are available at

In particular, make sure to read the regressions and known issues before 

For a detailed list of all changes since 22.03-rc4, refer to

To download the 22.03.0-rc5 images, navigate to:
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As always, a big thank you goes to all our active package maintainers,
testers, documenters, and supporters.

Have fun!

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