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.
Daily updated index of OpenWRT / LEDE / Gluon / Wiki|Devi and TechinfoDepot pages covering AVM hardware. Last update: 2022-07-05 03:01 GMT.
Ideal column shows which model is considered ideal for OpenWRT.
Download column shows for which models prebuilt OpenWRT images are provided.
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. It died 2019-10-20. The links point to copies from archive.org
Deviwiki is a working but frozen backup of the discontinued Wikidevi. Search and semantic search are fully operable.
TechinfoDepot is a new independent semantic hardware Wiki, which seems to turn the replacement project for Wikidevi.
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