Version 65 (modified by shinton@…, 7 years ago) (diff)

Update firmware, modules and plugin


The RT-N16 is now user supported, see here for installation instructions.

Firmware debwrt-firmware-brcm4716-squashfs-09092012.trx
Modules debwrt-modules-brcm4716-None-3.3.7-testing-2.1-1-09092012.tar.gz
RootFS debwrt-rootfs-mipsel-2.0-1.tar.bz2

Please note that the broadcom gmac driver is not covered by a GPL compliant licence. Use of it in any way is done so at your own discretion.

See thread here for support discussion.

Compiling From Source

  1. After checking out the DebWrt Build Environment, download and extract the attached archive to the plugins directory.


  1. Follow the rest of the instructions as shown here.

General notes about the modified source files (the ones in the above archive)

  • The new plugin facility automatically patches the DebWrt config files to create brcm4716 based device targets as well as select all required packages and options.
  • Other brcm4716 based devices include the Belkin PlayMax? F7D4301, Linksys E3000 v1 and the Linksys WRT610N v2. This plugin should work for them as well but is untested.

Network Interfaces

The default network interface definition file suitable for RT-N16 can be found here. The following changes are probably necessary:

  • remove the lines marked as robocfg
  • enable the lines marked as asus rt-n16
  • disable the lines referring to /etc/firewall/ (this script is not available by default)
  • you will need to install the broadcom-wl package to use the wifi interface with encryption