Jan 202016

Last night I made some changes to the build process of the generated images for the WD N600 and N750 routers.

Starting from r48362, the following changes are active:

  1. The designated_driver_luci repository is enabled by default. This allows people to install luci by doing: opkg update && opkg install luci
  2. Added an entry to /etc/opkg/distfeeds.conf that will point to that revisions base packages
  3. Enabled building all KMODs for the openwrt kernel as packages. Combined with the above change, this allows auto-dependency resolution to work correctly.

As always, bug reports and comments are welcome.

  13 Responses to “WD N600 & N750 image updates”

  1. Hi Steve,

    I am currently using official Chaos Calmer 15.05 ( r46767 ) and wondering if your code has already been integrated into this revision?

    If not, has your code been integrated into the official latest trunk and if so should I get it from the trunk or from your server? what’s the difference?


  2. Hello,
    Thank you for your great job. I have your firmware from Friday on my WD N750 (stock firmware is terrible, WiFi connection etc., my patience after two years of crashing WiFi connection ended). I have only one problem with USB ports. If I connect any device (exHDD, flash drive) nothing happens. In section “mounted points” I dont see my device. Where is the problem? Sorry for my bad English and thank you for your time. Michal, Slovakia

    • I personally haven’t tried the USB ports… You may have to load a module to kick them over properly. There is a kmod-usb-storage_4.1.16-1_ar71xx.ipk package built nightly – try opkg install kmod-usb-storage and try again. You may need to install another module for the filesystem type if that isn’t built into the kernel as well.

  3. Hi! Thanks for working on the N600. Would you be prepared to designate any of your images as “stable”?

  4. Well, would you recommend a build which, in consideration of the other changes going on against which you are building, such changes over which you have little control, you would consider a good, stable choice? And, if so, which one? Thanks, Paul

  5. Has the procedure changed at all? I decided to try to flash a new version to my n750, and its not working.

    Set ip to lan card to, connect lan port 1 on n750, hold reset button as turning on, go to, go to upload image.

    This all works

    I upload the image, the web page refreshes and has a countdown to wait 190 seconds (or 200, or whatever)

    after this point, it looks like the router reboots, but the power light never comes back on, and is never pingable (or telnettable), so it looks like the flash has failed imo. The yellow light on the back of port 1 is on (the one that has the lan cable plugged in), so the router is receiving power.

    The images I have tried are r49006, r48753 and r49022, and all do the same. I can get back to the webupload after a hard reset, so the router shouldnt be “bricked”, but once I start flashing a bin, it doesnt seem to come back.

    Any ideas? What worries me is after the “reboot”, the power led indicator never comes back on. I will probably try older and older versions, and hopefully one of those might work.

    • Nothing has changed here. Make sure you’re sending the factory image and not the sysupgrade image…

      • Yeah, sending the factory image, and still cant get any of your images to flash properly.

        The one located on the openwrt website (openwrt-15.05-ar71xx-generic-mynet-n750-squashfs-factory.bin) flashes fine.

        Shrug. Guess Im ‘stuck’ with that one, which is fine. Ahh well. Probably will try again at a later date, done enough flashing today. 🙂

        (interesting enough the WD site doesnt have their own factory images anymore, at least I couldnt find them)

        Thanks for providing the site and the files.

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