[PATCH] ramips: add support for Zbtlink ZBT-WG1602

Enrico Mioso mrkiko.rs at gmail.com
Tue Nov 16 06:43:51 PST 2021

On Tue, 16 Nov 2021, Sergey Ryazanov wrote:

> Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2021 14:26:41
> From: Sergey Ryazanov <ryazanov.s.a at gmail.com>
> To: Enrico Mioso <mrkiko.rs at gmail.com>
> Cc: OpenWrt Development List <openwrt-devel at lists.openwrt.org>
> Subject: Re: [PATCH] ramips: add support for Zbtlink ZBT-WG1602
> On Tue, Nov 16, 2021 at 3:40 PM Enrico Mioso <mrkiko.rs at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Does the device use ZLoader?
> If you mean Zyxel bootloader, then no. The board utilizes U-boot with
> some PandoraBox patches according to the logo printed to the serial
> console.
>> Is a recovery mode available? (maybe document it in the commit)
> Vendor does not mention any recovery mode in the documentation. You
> could connect to the serial console and use regular U-boot commandы to
> recover the firmware.

Ok, the ZBT device I have has a recovery mode accessible pressing the reset button I guess, not mentioned in the docs as well if memory serves me well.
>> Does it require LZMA loader for 5.10?
> Did not test with the 5.10 kernel, but looks like it should run
> smoothly on the board. What are the specific requirements for LZMA
> loader usage besides the kernel size limitation? 5.10 is not smaller
> than 5.4. So, if the 5.4 based firmware requires the LZMA loader to
> boot with a typical MT7621 U-boot, then 5.10 will require it too.
Oh, I was only worried about size. didn't know it was already in use, didn't check the patch, sorry.

> -- 
> Sergey

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