[Cerowrt-devel] [OpenWrt-Devel] Has OpenWrt suport for Powerline devices

Dave Taht dave at taht.net
Mon Aug 12 09:18:03 EDT 2019

Denis 'GNUtoo' Carikli <GNUtoo at no-log.org> writes:

> Hi,
> I've a device with PowerLine. It's the devolo dLAN pro 500 wireless
> plus.
> It has an ath9k compatible WiFi (2.4GHz + 5GHz), and a free
> software bootloader, which is an old vendor fork of u-boot.
> The PowerLine part doesn't work out of the box and require a nonfree,
> non-redistributable firmware to work, however there is some
> documentation on it on the wiki[1].
> A really good way to fix that, and integrate everything would be to
> have people working on free software replacements for such nonfree
> firmwares, however I've no idea if anyone has started working on that
> yet.
> There is also a tag called 'plc' (Power line communication[3]) on the
> wiki for device with PowerLine. 
> References:
> -----------
> [1]https://openwrt.org/toh/devolo/devolo_dlan_pro_wireless_500_plus
> [2]https://openwrt.org/tag/plc?do=showtag&tag=plc
> [3]Note that the PLC acronym is also commonly used for "Programmable
>    logic controller" which has nothing to do at all with PowerLine.
> Denis.
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