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Freetz modifies AVM Firmware and thus contains all proprietary drivers. OpenWRT is a standalone operating system replacing everything but the bootloader, and has to contain all drivers or the respective part of a device will not work. All Box-Models up to generation x2xx were based on Texas Instruments SoCs, which used the proprietary drivers tiatm.ko (up to x1xx) or dsl_ur8.ko (x2xx) for DSL and tiap.ko for WLAN (up to x1xx). This made the FRITZ!Box a bad choice for OpenWRT since there never were free alternatives for these drivers. This situation changed since AVM uses WLAN chips from Atheros (now QCA) and DSL chips from Lantiq (now owned by Intel), since both companies provide open drivers. Now there are several models which are usable or even ideal for OpenWRT. What remains proprietary in all Box-Models is wired or cordless telephony, so there is only support for IP-Phones if you use OpenWRT.

OpenWRT-Info[edit]

Daily updated index of OpenWRT / LEDE / Gluon / Wikidevi and TechinfoDepot pages covering AVM hardware. Last update: 2020-01-28 04:00 GMT.
The Ideal column shows which model is considered ideal for OpenWRT.
The Download column shows for which models prebuilt OpenWRT images are provided.
The Techndata, Device and Oldwiki columns point to OpenWRT info pages about the recpective model.
Gluon is an OpenWRT based firmware for the Freifunk WLAN mesh network. Freifunk provides public internet access to everyone.
Wikidevi was an independent semantic hardware Wiki, which also provided valuable information for developers. It died 2019-10-20.
TechinfoDepot is a new independent semantic hardware Wiki, which seems to turn the replacement project for Wikidevi.
If you have an account then please create missing model pages on OpenWRT and TechinfoDepot and link back here to help developers.
You are welcome to reuse any textual content provided in this Wiki there, since these projects are also free using a compatible license.
New links here are forwarded to our ##fritznews IRC-Channel on freenode.net and to our RSS-Feeds.

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