Porting and adaptation of OpenWRT for wireless routers

OpenWRT is one of the most demanded Embedded Linux distribution kits for network devices. This operation system is used in routers and access points.

The engineers of Promwad are ready to solve any task in the field of OpenWRT:

  • Port OpenWRT to a target hardware platform
  • Adapt OpenWRT, integrate third-party software into an assembly system
  • Develop additional software, including mobile software for Android and iOS
  • Select and deliver a finished customized hardware platform (demo samples, small and large batch)

By our experience, we know that in most cases development of customized hardware from scratch is not reasonable. From terms and budget viewpoint, using ready OEM solutions is more profitable. We have got friendly OpenWRT platforms that even match to specialized devices. The engineers of Promwad adapt those platforms for specific requirements, and thus they reduce the terms of entering the market with your product.

Why OpenWRT?

The main advantage of OpenWRT is adaptation simplicity under specific requirements of a particular project. Unlike firmware designed by CPE vendors upon SDK, OpenWRT is more flexible when setting it:

  • The developers the latest BSP and drivers versions.
  • OpenWRT-based software is easy to port from one hardware platform to another (you can compare the man-hours of firmware transfer from SDK Qualcomm/Atheros to SDK Realtek).

Where OpenWRT is used?

OpenWRT operation system is the right choice for network devices which are not limited by standard router functions. However, this kind of distribution kit will not match in case of strict RAM and flash memory requirements. We also advise not to use OpenWRT in an operator’s network environment with TR-069 management protocol and Auto-Provisioning technology which centrally manages the settings of IP-phones.

Why Promwad?

The engineers of Promwad have been developing network devices since the very first days of the company. We have gained the knowledge and experience of OpenWRT implementation in customized solutions: smart access points, data hubs, smart home controllers, network probes and analyzers, and in aggregation devices of network and mobile traffic. The examples of implemented projects can be seen in our Portfolio.

Advantages of cooperation with Promwad:

  • A great variety of tested hardware platforms. We operate with most chips and CPEs used in routers: Realtek, MediaTek/Ralink, Marvell, Qualcomm/Atheros.
  • Direct contact with OEMs and chip vendors. We have established long-standing partnerships with OEM suppliers and chip vendors who reply to our requests.
  • Production and technical support in China. We organize mass production of electronic devices at the rates of the manufacturer. Any problems can be solved at the site because our representative engineer is constantly present in China.
  • Quick start of software development. There are lots of OpenWRT-compatible development kits and finished circuit boards in our design house – therefore, we can start software development process immediately.


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