WD MyNET N600 + N750 OpenWRT update

Even though OpenWRT has been working on the WD MyNET N600 and N750 for a while, the signal strength on this device has always been lacking. Felix Kaechele recently went through the bootloader code for these devices and noticed that the LNA for both radios was never turned on in the initialisation – in fact, it was actively turned off!

A few patches later, and we’re now seeing much more stable performance from these two devices.

While these patches haven’t make it into the OpenWRT trunk yet, I’ve built firmware binaries with these patches built in. These can be downloaded from: http://openwrt.crc.id.au/.

Happy Flashing!

UPDATE 02/02/14: I’ve built up an automated system that updates and builds OpenWRT for these two devices daily. The first build I added support for these devices is r39211. New images will be generated daily for the N600 and N750 devices. The first build available with only upstream code (not these patches) is r39412. All are available from my site.

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    • eric on October 20, 2016 at 1:17 pm
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    Hi there, i tried all openwrt and even gargoyle firmware, all i get is invalid image, anyone can help me with this? Thanks

      • matrix on November 15, 2016 at 12:54 am
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      I use the guide here to install it https://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/wd/n600

      Method 3

    • Hardy on December 9, 2017 at 5:32 pm
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    I am running older version LEDE Reboot SNAPSHOT r2542-b3a871d / LuCI Master (git-16.356.28888-08f955d). Thinking about upgrading to latest version 17. Are these patches merged in the latest version?

    1. They are indeed.

      LEDE have nightly snapshots available now for all – so I’ve suspended my daily builds.

      I now recommend everyone to get their images from https://downloads.lede-project.org/snapshots/targets/ar71xx/generic/

      I’ve changed all links in my site to redirect to the official ones now.

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