OpenWRT 15.05

OpenWRT is a Linux distribution for wireless routers and low-resource embedded devices. It provides a coherent base system for different plattforms, various hardware and firmware drivers, and a Debian-style packaging system for application and add-on packages. The JSON-RPC based admin web interface LuCI makes configuration very user-friendly, but keeps the similar SSH and command line UCI interface and /etc files accessible. With its own PROCD system event daemon it can immediately respond to updated device states and settings. As router distribution it includes stateful firewalling, WAN interface and VLAN route configuration, port forwarding, wireless drivers, IPv6 support, UPnP, TR-069, DHCP, DNS, RADv6, mesh networking, VPN, QoS management, a writeable root filesystem, print and file servers, media sharing, telephony systems, and much more.

Tags c lua operating-system linux distribution networking firewall wireless router firmware procd busybox embedded proxy-server dns networki
License Mixed
State stable

Recent Releases

15.0512 Sep 2015 12:38 major feature: Kernel 3.18.20, Improved Security Features: Package signing via ed25519. Jails support. Hardened builds Improved Networking Support: Lots of 3G/4G modems. Added support for 464XLAT (CLAT). Netfilter performance enhancements. Improved support for self-managing networks. Better multi-core support for the network stack. Improved network auto-setup capable of detecting and bootstrapping IPv4-only, 6rd, Dual-Stack, IPv6-only, DS-Lite, LW4over6, MAP-E, MAP-T, 464XLAT and combinations without explicit configuration. Added support for Smart Queue Management (SQM) QoS, AQM and Traffic Shaping. Improved support for DNSSEC. Platform and Driver Support: externally maintained targets, Mediatek 11ac SoC, MTK 11ac WiFi cores, Marvell 88W8864, Broadcom ARM BCM47xx/53xx devices, Freescale i.MX23/28 family and various boards, AllWinner A10/A13/A20 boards. Improvements since release candidates: Security update of openssl to 1.0.2d, Security update of curl, brcmfmac: many BCM43602 related fixes, ar71xx: support more devices, brcm47xx/bcm53xx: support any NVRAM size, bcm53xx: basic Netgear R7000 support R8000 image. brcmfmac: support for BCM43602, mt76: updated version with new firmware support, TX DMA fixes, Fixed broken IPv6 downstream DHCPv6-PD and onlink-route handling, Improved stability of sysupgrade on brcm47xx and bcm53xx, Added HTTPS enforcement option to uhttpd, Fixed umask issue. And lots and lots of other advancements...
15.05-rc122 May 2015 09:45 major feature: Linux kernel updated to version 3.18. Improved Security Features: - Rewritten package signing architecture based on ed25519. - Added support for jails. - Added support for hardened builds. Improved Networking Support: - Added or improved support for lots of 3G/4G modems (MBIM, QMI, NCM). - Added support for 464XLAT (CLAT). - Improved support for self-managing networks (draft-ietf-homenet-hncp). - Netfilter performance enhancements (conntrack route cache). - Better multi-core support for the network stack. - Improved support for MAP-E and MAP-T IPv4 transitioning technologies. - Improved network auto-setup capable of detecting and bootstrapping. - IPv4-only, 6rd, Dual-Stack, IPv6-only, DS-Lite, LW4over6, MAP-E, MAP-T, 464XLAT and combinations without explicit configuration. - Added support for Smart Queue Management (SQM) QoS, AQM and Traffic Shaping. - Improved support for DNSSEC.
14.0702 Oct 2014 20:35 major feature: Release 14.07 codenamed "Barrier Breaker" introduces more integrated native IPv6 support, reworked overlay filesystem support. Various fixes for ath9k, a few board releated, curl package dependencies. NAT firewall throughput improvements, security updates for OpenSSL PolarSSL, minor fixes in DHCP DHCPv6 handling, configuration support for GRE tunnels. Linux kernel updated to version 3.10. Procd: new preinit, init, hotplug and event system written in C. Native IPv6-support (RA DHCPv6+PD client and server, local prefix allocation source-restricted routes for multihoming). Added support for sysupgrade on NAND-flash, filesystem snapshot and rollback. UCI configuration improvements, support for testing configuration and rollbacks, unified change trigger system to restart services on-demand, added a data validation layer. Networking improvements: Netifd now handles setup and configuration reload of wireless interfaces, added reworked event support to allow obsoleting network hotplug-scripts, added support for dynamic firewall rules and zones, added support for transparent multicast to unicast translation for bridges. Extended IPv6-support (DS-Lite, 6to4, 6in4, 6rd, lightweight 4over6, MAP-E and MAP-T, HNCP). rpcd: new JSONRPC over HTTP-frontend for remote access to ubus. mdns: new lightweight mdns daemon (work in progress). Initial support for the musl C standard library. Support for QMI-based 3g/4g modems. Support for DNSSEC validation. Added architecture for package signing and SHA256 hashing.
14.07-rc114 Jul 2014 19:42 major feature: The first release candidate for OpenWrt Barrier Breaker adds kernel 3.10, procd with a new init, hotplug and event handling scheme, native IPv6 support, testing and rollback features for UCI. Bridging, dynamic firewalls, automatic netifd reconfiguration of wireless devices were added. A new lightweigt DNS server and a JSON interface to UCI were added. While the packaging process now uses Github for source management.