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Tomasz Maciej Nowak ee38573093
ipq40xx: pakedge_wr-1: convert to DSA
15 hours ago
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config tools: add option BUILD_ALL_HOST_TOOLS to compile all host tools 5 days ago
include move DOWNLOAD_CHECK_CERTIFICATE to include/ 16 hours ago
package build: prefer HTTPS if available (for packages) 16 hours ago
scripts scripts/ext-tools: introduce new script to install prebuilt tools 5 days ago
target ipq40xx: pakedge_wr-1: convert to DSA 15 hours ago
toolchain build: prefer HTTPS if available (for packages) 16 hours ago
tools build: prefer HTTPS if available (for packages) 16 hours ago
.gitattributes add .gitattributes to prevent the git autocrlf option from messing with CRLF/LF in files 11 years ago
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COPYING COPYING: add COPYING file to specify project licenses 2 years ago build: scripts/config - update to kconfig-v5.14 8 months ago
Makefile Makefile: fix stray \ warnings with grep-3.8 1 week ago README: mention video feed 12 months ago
feeds.conf.default feeds: use git-src-full to allow Git versioning 8 months ago move DOWNLOAD_CHECK_CERTIFICATE to include/ 16 hours ago

OpenWrt logo

OpenWrt Project is a Linux operating system targeting embedded devices. Instead of trying to create a single, static firmware, OpenWrt provides a fully writable filesystem with package management. This frees you from the application selection and configuration provided by the vendor and allows you to customize the device through the use of packages to suit any application. For developers, OpenWrt is the framework to build an application without having to build a complete firmware around it; for users this means the ability for full customization, to use the device in ways never envisioned.



To build your own firmware you need a GNU/Linux, BSD or MacOSX system (case sensitive filesystem required). Cygwin is unsupported because of the lack of a case sensitive file system.


You need the following tools to compile OpenWrt, the package names vary between distributions. A complete list with distribution specific packages is found in the Build System Setup documentation.

binutils bzip2 diff find flex gawk gcc-6+ getopt grep install libc-dev libz-dev
make4.1+ perl python3.6+ rsync subversion unzip which


  1. Run ./scripts/feeds update -a to obtain all the latest package definitions defined in feeds.conf / feeds.conf.default

  2. Run ./scripts/feeds install -a to install symlinks for all obtained packages into package/feeds/

  3. Run make menuconfig to select your preferred configuration for the toolchain, target system & firmware packages.

  4. Run make to build your firmware. This will download all sources, build the cross-compile toolchain and then cross-compile the GNU/Linux kernel & all chosen applications for your target system.

The main repository uses multiple sub-repositories to manage packages of different categories. All packages are installed via the OpenWrt package manager called opkg. If you're looking to develop the web interface or port packages to OpenWrt, please find the fitting repository below.

  • LuCI Web Interface: Modern and modular interface to control the device via a web browser.

  • OpenWrt Packages: Community repository of ported packages.

  • OpenWrt Routing: Packages specifically focused on (mesh) routing.

  • OpenWrt Video: Packages specifically focused on display servers and clients (Xorg and Wayland).

Support Information

For a list of supported devices see the OpenWrt Hardware Database


Support Community

  • Forum: For usage, projects, discussions and hardware advise.
  • Support Chat: Channel #openwrt on

Developer Community


OpenWrt is licensed under GPL-2.0