Unrestricted OpenWRT builds for the Netgear WNDR3700v2 (Update: 12.09 final)


I've started to compile OpenWRT for my Netgear WNDR3700v2 myself as the OpenWRT team seems to enjoy to criple their own builds.

In the good old days, you could enable WIFI channel 12 and 13 by updating the 'regulatory.bin' file after installing OpenWRT.
However: For some unknown reason the OpenWRT developers decided to break this feature, the only option left is to recompile OpenWRT with 'CONFIG_ATH_USER_REGD=y'. Thanks a bunch!

Yes, i'm pissed, so i've uploaded my collection of my own OpenWRT Builds for the wndr3700v2 with CONFIG_ATH_USER_REGD set to y. This setting tells the kernel driver to respect the configuration set by the user, the default behaviour is to respect the configuration set in the EEPROM which is 0 for almost all Netgear devices (= invalid - the route will fallback to USA mode where channels 12-13 are NOT available).

You can download the unrestricted builds from http://blinkenlights.ch/static/openwrt/wndr3700v2/12.09

The builds were done using an almost unmodified configuration - the only difference is that IPv6 and NFS-Client support are builtin. Normal packages from the OpenWRT repository should work just fine on my builds - but installing kernel modules is not recommended.