OpenWrt 21.02.0 Third release candidate

Hauke Mehrtens hauke at
Thu Jun 17 12:22:34 PDT 2021


The OpenWrt community is proud to announce the third release candidate 
of the upcoming OpenWrt 21.02 stable version series. It incorporates 
over 5800 commits since branching the previous OpenWrt 19.07 release and 
has been under development for about one and a half year.

Changes between OpenWrt 21.02.0-rc2 and 21.02.0-rc3

  * LuCI network migration tool now migrates custom bridge MAC addresses.

Software updates
  * Linux kernel updated to version 5.4.124 (from 5.4.119 in
  * mac80211 updated to version 5.10.42-1 (from 5.10.34-1 in
  * wireless-regdb updated to version 2021.04.21 (from 2020.11.20 in

Misc changes
  * opkg: Shows better error message when some dependencies are missing
  * sdk, imagebuilder: json-c, libnl-tiny, libubox, ubus, uci and lua are
    marked nonshared and will be taken from release build and not package

Device support
  * New devices: SERCOMM NA502, Linksys EA8100 v1, Amped Wireless ALLY,
    Linksys E5600, JCG Q20, cudy WR2100, TP-Link Archer C6U v1 (EU),
    TP-Link Archer A6 v3, ZyXEL NR7101, ZTE MF283+
  * Device fixes for: Xiaomi Router 3 Pro, HILINK HLK-7628N,
    WD My Net Wi-Fi Range Extender, ALLNET ALL-WAP02860AC, Senao APs,
    TP-Link AD7200

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 21.02.0-rc2, refer to

To download the 21.02.0-rc2 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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