[Cerowrt-devel] google wifi

Matt Taggart matt at lackof.org
Tue Aug 18 16:33:15 EDT 2015

Matt Taggart writes:
> Google is working with TP-LINK (and soon ASUS) on wifi (is there a
> make-wifi-fast list this should have gone to?)
> Google Blog: Meet OnHub: a new router for a new way to Wi-Fi
> https://tinyurl.com/nloy3jm
> product page
> https://on.google.com/hub/

I talked to a friend that worked on it:

<ggg> the kernel for the Onhub router is under "whirlwind" project
 name in the chromium.org source tree. The firmware is coreboot and is
 also public.
<ggg> Openwrt has all the support for the Qualcom chipset but not
 this board.
<ggg> Openwrt also require fastboot and won't work with Coreboot.
<ggg> Key bits are the Device Tree description of the HW in this directory:
<ggg> https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromiumos/third_party/kernel/+/chromeos-3.14/arch/arm/boot/dts/
<ggg> qcom-apq8084-mtp.dts
<ggg> qcom-apq8084.dtsi
<ggg> qcom-ipq8064-ap148.dts
<ggg> qcom-ipq8064-arkham.dts
<ggg> qcom-ipq8064-storm.dts
<ggg> qcom-ipq8064-thermal.dtsi
<ggg> qcom-ipq8064-v1.0.dtsi
<ggg> qcom-ipq8064-whirlwind-sp3.dts
<ggg> qcom-ipq8064-whirlwind-sp5.dts
<ggg> qcom-ipq8064.dtsi
<ggg> whirlwind-sp5 is what shipped. (AFAIK)
<ggg> btw, all of this was reviewed on a public chromium.org gerrit
<ggg> openwrt does support AP148
<ggg> and at some point chromeos was booting on AP148 though I don't
 expect it to work "out of the box"

Matt Taggart
matt at lackof.org

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