Today's Issues and Solutions
It appears that the default path to the packages as of 2/8/15 no longer matches the path in the 42649 image file. The GENERIC folder is missing. The new paths are as follows:
src/gz chaos_calmer_base http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/ … kages/base
src/gz chaos_calmer_luci http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/ … kages/luci
src/gz chaos_calmer_management http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/ … management
src/gz chaos_calmer_packages http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/ … s/packages
src/gz chaos_calmer_routing http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/ … es/routing
src/gz chaos_calmer_telephony http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/ … /telephony
I prefer tabs so I downloaded the OpenWRT.org theme and got the following message when I tried to navigate to any page. I had not even changed the system to use the theme.
/usr/lib/lua/luci/dispatcher.lua:448: Failed to execute template dispatcher target for entry '/admin/status/overview'.
The called action terminated with an exception:
/usr/lib/lua/luci/template.lua:120: Failed to execute template 'admin_status/index'.
A runtime error occured: /usr/lib/lua/luci/template.lua:120: Failed to execute template 'header'.
A runtime error occured: /usr/lib/lua/luci/template.lua:120: Failed to execute template 'themes/openwrt.org/header'.
A runtime error occured: [string "/usr/lib/lua/luci/view/themes/openwrt.org/h..."]:8: attempt to call field 'ubus' (a nil value)
[C]: in function 'assert'
/usr/lib/lua/luci/dispatcher.lua:448: in function 'dispatch'
/usr/lib/lua/luci/dispatcher.lua:195: in function </usr/lib/lua/luci/dispatcher.lua:194>
I know HTML so I commented out the offending lines and got the GUI back, however when I selected the OpenWRT Theme it did not change the GUI.
This was a bugger, and the reason that I was having connection issues yesterday.
If one goes Network=> WIFI
Select the Scan Button
Select The Join Network Button
There is a field called "WPA passphrase".
One might assume that filling in this field would then update the value in
option key 'passphrase'
after entereing submit, but it does not. Indeed nothing gets updated until on the bottom of the second page one hits the "Save & Apply" at which time the system appears to update the
option ssid 'sationname'
option bssid 'mac address'
but not the key value.
The Key Value must be entered (again) at the bottom, on the unselected tab, Wireless Security, after which one then needs to hit the Save & Apply. This is not at all intuitive.
I think a user generally expects that entering the value for the field labeled WPA passphrase (better called Passphrase) and pressing "Submit" should connect them to the device. The Details pages should only be required for config changes.
FYI: This is the first wireless device that I have used with OpenWRT in any mode.
Possibly related is an occasional error message: "Some fields are invalid, Unable To Update". As yet I have not been able to generate this on demand. I have generally rebooted to get by this.
How does the reset work. Specifically when does one engage it, for how long or until what set of LED flashes, and what is the expected results.