loading openwrt first time to wpj344hv

  1. 6 months ago

    Hi,

    I want to load openwrt to WPJ344HV-A 6A08 first time.
    i have followed and compiled the image.
    http://wiki.compex.com.sg/wiki/OpenWRT_Compile_Instructions

    i am confused with the flashing instructions:
    * https://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/compex/wpj344#flash_openwrt
    this requires a serial cable and i don't have a serial cable to flash this image (openwrt-ar71xx-generic-wpj344-16M-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin). can i use the GUI upgrade option available with the present firmware (CompexWRT image running on the board)?

    * i have also read that i can use the GUI to load a factory image and then subsequently i can use sysupgrade image later on.
    >>>
    Only the "…-sysupgrade.bin" version of the OpenWrt download image should be used for OpenWrt upgrades. The "…- factory.bin" file is for switching from the vendor-default firmware to OpenWrt and is not used for OpenWrt-to-OpenWrt upgrades.
    Locate the correct "…-sysupgrade.bin" upgrade file for your particular device hardware in the OpenWrt download area
    <<<
    is this still supported? as i don't see factory image built anymore.
    >>>
    ubuntu:ar71xx$ ls | grep 344
    openwrt-ar71xx-generic-wpj344-16M-kernel.bin
    openwrt-ar71xx-generic-wpj344-16M-rootfs-squashfs.bin
    openwrt-ar71xx-generic-wpj344-16M-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin
    <<<

    * what is the difference between
    https://downloads.openwrt.org/chaos_calmer/15.05/ar71xx/generic/openwrt-15.05-ar71xx-generic-wpj344-16M-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin
    and the same file hosted at http://downloads.compex.com.sg/?dir=uploads/OpenWRT/Chaos-Calmer/2016-03-16

    Regards,

  2. Winston

    28 Sep 2016 Moderator

    Dear Sroy,

    Great to hear that you have compiled the image file :-)

    You can refer to the following flashing instructions:
    http://wiki.compex.com.sg/wiki/Using_OpenWrt_with_WPJ344

    The CompexWRT firmware webpage GUI only allows you to upload another CompexWRT firmware, not OpenWRT firmware.

    Please refer to:
    http://wiki.compex.com.sg/wiki/CompexWRT_Firmware_Upgrade#TFTP_Method_2:_Without_using_the_serial_cable
    However, this method is for CompexWRT, not OpenWRT.

    So you will need a serial converter cable.

    Serial converter cables can be purchased from Compex together with the embedded boards.

    http://downloads.compex.com.sg/?dir=uploads/OpenWRT/Chaos-Calmer/2016-03-16
    contains files identical to
    https://downloads.openwrt.org/chaos_calmer/15.05.1/ar71xx/generic/
    The ...sysupgrade.zip files contain the ...sysupgrade.bin files.
    This is the OpenWRT factory image firmware file.

    Best,
    Winston

 

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