WRTnode2P starting guide
WRTnode2P default WiFi ssid: WRTnode2P_xxxx
Defual password for the Wi-Fi ssid: 12345678
- 1 What's in the WRTnode2P retail package
- 2 Light up WRTnode2P
- 3 Play with WRTnode2P
- 4 WRTnode2P software repository
- 5 Restore Factory Settings
- 6 Update firmware to support micor-SD card in baseboard
- 7 OpenWrt SDK
- 8 more resources
What's in the WRTnode2P retail package
WRTnode2P retail package including the WRTnode2P and it's base board.
There's two FPC antenna, in order to better packaging, when you get they are looking like this
Antenna can rotate 360 degrees, the first thing we recommend to do is to rotate the antenna like the following figure, so not to block the antennas with board, also two antennas do not overlap, thus ensuring that wifi signal is strongest. As shown below:
Light up WRTnode2P
- The board is powered by micro-USB connector, find an ordinary micro-USB power cable( which is not included in the retail package)
- Plug into the baseboard's micro-USB connector, and the other side you could use any USB port which could offer more than 500mA and 5V power, such as a computer or a laptop's USB interface or a mobile phone charger or something like this.
- The blue LED lights on and the OpenWrt starts to run in the board.
- 20 seconds later, you will find a Wi-Fi with the SSID like WRTnode2P_xxxx( xxxx means the last four byte of the MAC address of your WRTnode2P), you could connecting the Wi-Fi with computer or phone with the password 12345678.
Play with WRTnode2P
Login to WRTnode2P using telnet or ssh
Use any PC with Windows, Linux or MacOS operating system, install PuTTY on Windows PC, use any Linux / MacOS terminal software on Linux / MacOS.
- First ping the WRTnode to see if connection is available. The default IP of WRTnode2P is set to 192.168.8.1, but WRTnode2P is able to resolve openwrt.lan to 192.168.8.1 as well:
- Connect to WRTnode2P using telnet or ssh
If you connect first time to WRTnode2P or you didn't set password for root user of OpenWrt, use telnet to connect:
If you a password for root user was set, use SSH to connect:
No internet no happiness
Now we will connect WRTnode2P to the internet. of course, you must have a 2.4G Wi-Fi ap or router with has connected on the internet.
'aps' is the command of WRTnode2P to scan the Wi-Fi available, the output of 'aps' looks like this:
WRTnode AP scaner. Begin scaning APs, pls wait... Finished. APs available are... ra0 get_site_survey: Ch SSID BSSID Security Siganl(%)W-Mode ExtCH NT WPS DPID 1 Tenda xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx NONE 70 11b/g/n ABOVE In YES 1 hshn xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx WPA2PSK/AES 96 11b/g/n NONE In YES 6 TP-LINK xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx NONE 55 11b/g NONE In NO 6 BY01 xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx NONE 100 11b/g/n NONE In YES 6 Tenda_xxxxxx xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx WPAPSK/AES 50 11b/g/n ABOVE In NO 11 CU_wpFS xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx WPAPSK/TKIPAES 70 11b/g/n NONE In YES
ok，we will connect one:
root@OpenWrt:~# setwifi SSID_you_connetctin the_password
be careful, there's a space between the SSID and the password
root@OpenWrt:~# setwifi TP_linkAB33CD my_password
Press Enter and wait 5 seconds, or sometimes we need to reconnect our computer to the WRTnode2P's SSID, so let's see if we have got the IP address from uppter router:
root@OpenWrt:~# ia apcli0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx inet addr:192.168.1.103 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 inet6 addr: xxxx::xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx/xx Scope:Link UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
sometimes getting the IP address will lasts more than 5 seconds, so be patient. Once we got the IP address, let's see if the board have access the internet:
root@OpenWrt:~# ping baidu.com PING baidu.com (188.8.131.52): 56 data bytes 64 bytes from 184.108.40.206: seq=0 ttl=54 time=6.071 ms
See, thus we connected our computer to the WRTnode2P, and we connected the WRTnode2P to the internet.
WRTnode2P software repository
root@OpenWrt:~# opkg update Downloading http://downloads.openwrt.org/chaos_calmer/15.05/ramips/mt7628/packages/base/Packages.gz. Updated list of available packages in /var/opkg-lists/chaos_calmer_base. Downloading http://downloads.openwrt.org/chaos_calmer/15.05/ramips/mt7628/packages/telephony/Packages.gz. Updated list of available packages in /var/opkg-lists/chaos_calmer_telephony. Downloading http://downloads.openwrt.org/chaos_calmer/15.05/ramips/mt7628/packages/packages/Packages.gz. Updated list of available packages in /var/opkg-lists/chaos_calmer_packages. Downloading http://downloads.openwrt.org/chaos_calmer/15.05/ramips/mt7628/packages/routing/Packages.gz. Updated list of available packages in /var/opkg-lists/chaos_calmer_routing. Downloading http://downloads.openwrt.org/chaos_calmer/15.05/ramips/mt7628/packages/luci/Packages.gz. Updated list of available packages in /var/opkg-lists/chaos_calmer_luci. Downloading http://downloads.openwrt.org/chaos_calmer/15.05/ramips/mt7628/packages/management/Packages.gz. Updated list of available packages in /var/opkg-lists/chaos_calmer_management. root@OpenWrt:~# opkg install xxxx
Restore Factory Settings
Then you could do whatever you want in WRTnode2P via ssh, just like an ordinary Linux PC, and when you done something you dislike and want to restore the board as you first getting it, here's how:
root@OpenWrt:~# firstboot This will erase all settings and remove any installed packages. Are you sure? [N/y] y /dev/mtdblock5 is mounted as /overlay, only erasing files root@OpenWrt:~# reboot
Update firmware to support micor-SD card in baseboard
As the micor-SD card driver is not included in the factory firmware, if you are using a micor-SD card in baseboard, please update：
Here's a easy method:
- download the new firmware in your computer: http://d.wrtnode.com/WRTnode2P/openwrt-ramips-mt7628-wrtnode2p-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin
- Connecting your computer to WRTnode2P via Wi-Fi (SSID: WRTnode2P_xxxx password: 12345678)
- In browser go: 192.168.8.1, the page will jump to http://192.168.8.1/cgi-bin/luci automatically，the login password for root is empty by default, or what you have changed for the root account in the Linux CLI of WRTnode2P.
- Go: System->Backup/Flash Firmware finding "Flash new firmware image", and choose the firmware downloaded before, click the "Flash image" button, when uploading finished, click "proceed" to refresh the system.
This SDK is an universal one for all WRTnode hardwares, and for WRTnode2P, choosing [ MT7628 base boards ] in [ Subtarget ] when make menuconfig.
keep on rock, man!