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Raspberry Pi with OpenWRT and a USB Wireless Dongle

Well, I thought it would go easier…

After research showed to stay away from other chipsets, I’ve yet to see anyone get this working on a raspberry pi running OpenWrt. I read about the kernel needing to be updated, I might have to compile my own install of OpenWrt.

Thu Sep 8 19:22:37 2022 kern.info kernel: [ 2.942579] usb 1-1.1.2: New USB device found, idVendor=0e8d, idProduct=7961, bcdDevice= 1.00
Thu Sep 8 19:22:37 2022 kern.info kernel: [ 2.954548] usb 1-1.1.2: New USB device strings: Mfr=6, Product=7, SerialNumber=8
Thu Sep 8 19:22:37 2022 kern.info kernel: [ 2.965629] usb 1-1.1.2: Product: Wireless_Device
Thu Sep 8 19:22:37 2022 kern.info kernel: [ 2.972191] usb 1-1.1.2: Manufacturer: MediaTek Inc.
Thu Sep 8 19:22:37 2022 kern.info kernel: [ 2.978372] usb 1-1.1.2: SerialNumber: 000000000

2022.09.17 UPDATE: Turns out you have to build your own openwrt for this to work. mt7921u is the driver that loaded after I compiled all MediaTek drivers and firmware. Once loaded it appears to have worked, just after almost 4 hours on an i7… I missed a few pieces… so far this is my list of needs to include in the build. this is all so that the COMFAST CF-953AX works on the Raspberry Pi with OpenWRT

  • kmod-usb-core
  • nano
  • luci
  • kmod-usb-storage
  • kmod-usb-uhci
  • kmod-usb-ohci
  • kmod-usb2
  • kmod-usb3
  • kmod-usb-storage-uas
  • kmod-usb-ohci-pci
  • kmod-usb2-pci
  • usbutils
  • kmod-ath9k-htc
  • ath9k-htc-firmware

Below is what I installed when making the build.

kmod-mt76-core kmod-mt76-usb kmod-mt76x02-common kmod-mt76x2 kmod-mt76x2-common kmod-usb-net kmod-usb3 kmod-usb2 kmod-mt76x2u mt7601u-firmware kmod-mt7601u mt7622bt-firmware kmod-mt76x0-common kmod-mt76 kmod-mt76-connac kmod-mt76-core kmod-mt76-sdio mt76-test kmod-mt7663-firmware-ap kmod-mt7663-firmware-sta kmod-mt7663-usb-sdio

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