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Topic: A note on the DIR-615E4

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The default DIR-615E4 Chaos Calmer image doesn't have WiFi due to space constraints(4mb flash).

However, with the Image Generator ( https://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/howto/obta … e.generate ) it's possible to overcome this in most use-cases. Using LuCi, it's possible to have WiFi at the expense of either ipv6 or ppp support. Without LuCi, you can have it all.

Personal WiFi with IPV6 but without PPP:

make image PROFILE=DIR615E4 PACKAGES="kmod-ath9k wifitoggle wpad-mini luci -wpad -hostapd -hostapd-mini -ppp -ppp-mod-pppoe -kmod-ppp -kmod-pppoe -kmod-pppox -luci-proto-ppp" FILES=files/

Personal WiFi with PPP and without IPV6:

make image PROFILE=DIR615E4 PACKAGES="kmod-ath9k wifitoggle wpad-mini luci -wpad -hostapd -hostapd-mini -ip6tables -odhcp6c -kmod-ipv6 -kmod-ip6tables -luci-proto-ipv6" FILES=files/

Enterprise WiFi (RADIUS) without IPV6 and PPP:

make image PROFILE=DIR615E4 PACKAGES="kmod-ath9k wifitoggle wpad luci -wpad-mini -hostapd -hostapd-mini -ppp -ppp-mod-pppoe -kmod-ppp -kmod-pppoe -kmod-pppox -ip6tables -odhcp6c -kmod-ipv6 -kmod-ip6tables -luci-proto-ipv6 -luci-proto-ppp" FILES=files/

Enterprise WiFi (RADIUS) with IPV6 and PPP but without LuCi:

make image PROFILE=DIR615E4 PACKAGES="kmod-ath9k wifitoggle wpad -luci -wpad-mini -hostapd -hostapd-mini" FILES=files/

./files/etc/config/wifitoggle

config wifitoggle
    option button    'wps'

    option persistent    '0' 
    option timer        '0'

    option led_sysfs        'd-link:blue:wps'
    option led_enable_trigger    'none' 
    option led_enable_delayon    '0'
    option led_enable_delayoff    '0'
    option led_disable_default    '0'

The wifitoggle part is optional (as well as the package) but if you're going through the trouble of building your own image, you might as well put in a little something extra wink

Also, if you want WiFi to turn-off on boot, consider:

./files/etc/rc.local

# Put your custom commands here that should be executed once
# the system init finished. By default this file does nothing.

# turnoff wifi on boot
uci set wireless.@wifi-device[0].disabled=1 && wifi

exit 0

I think I'll add this to the Table of Hardware wiki entry for the DIR-615E. Considering that wifi doesn't work in the latest upgrade. It took me a while to find the related bug and this forum entry...

a1113570 wrote:

The default DIR-615E4 Chaos Calmer image doesn't have WiFi due to space constraints(4mb flash).

I can hardly believe this.
Can someone confirm that in fact the packages necessary for Wifi are not included in the 15.05.1 image for DIR-615E4?

I can confirm this was the case for me. Using the OpenWrt Image Builder I was able to build an image that has wifi working without PPP and IPV6 support enabled.

bencheever wrote:

I can confirm this was the case for me. Using the OpenWrt Image Builder I was able to build an image that has wifi working without PPP and IPV6 support enabled.

Another user tried to remove ipv6-related packages with the image builder but got non-working images. Could you please post the packages part of the make?

hi guys, thanks a lot for the help.
I have a D-LINK DIR-615 E5, but from the wiki it says E4 version works fine with it.

I've tested Barrier Breaker 14.07 DIR-615 E4 on my D-LINK DIR-615 E5 with WiFi working fine. Also tested Chaos Calmer 15.05.1 DIR-615 E4 working fine but without WiFi. So I created an image using the following command to have WiFi:

make image PROFILE=DIR615E4 PACKAGES="kmod-ath9k wifitoggle wpad-mini luci -wpad -hostapd -hostapd-mini -ip6tables -odhcp6c -kmod-ipv6 -kmod-ip6tables -luci-proto-ipv6"

The files are tested by me on a D-LINK DIR-615 E5. I hope this can help someone trying to use this wireless router with wireless feature ready to go smile.

Chaos Calmer 15.05.1 DIR-615 E4 Personal WiFi with PPP and without IPV6

openwrt-15.05.1-ar71xx-generic-dir-615-e4-squashfs-factory:
mega.nz/#!XF8S0IBT!xMIo9juYrTdQsoLxIokkpYNX0sZC5GzuZ-7KuvHja34

openwrt-15.05.1-ar71xx-generic-dir-615-e4-squashfs-sysupgrade:
mega.nz/#!iRcUTQbD!bMt6o1PYD5lwcxpk45-bgH97CstgziEJ6NYnAoDhSGQ

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