Build info

Always check out the original image builder if it changed (like sources urls).

LEDE Latest Stable build with latest NodeJs 9, eduperez/mwlwifi_LEDE's WIFI driver, latest Redis 4 stable, MariaDB 5.5

... and many pre-built packages and firmwares, image builder, Linksys WR1900ACS/WRT3200ACM, D-Link DIR860L B1 and RPI-3 is already built, but based on the READMEs, you can built a new one easy.

The following CPU-s are fully built

  • arm_cortex-a9_vfpv3
  • arm_cortex-a53_neon-vfpv4
  • mipsel_24kc

There are at least 4500 packages built per target (but more just I decreased 200 counts, because there are the signatures etc).

The packages that are pre-built in all insomnia firmwares

  • luci-mod-admin-full
  • luci ssl
  • luci-app-firewall
  • luci-app-openvpn
  • luci-app-samba
  • luci-app-upnp
  • luci-app-wol
  • luci-theme-bootstrap
  • firewall
  • dropbear
  • ca-certificates
  • nano
  • ncdu
  • bash
  • miniupnpd
  • watch
  • whereis
  • curl
  • git
  • git-http
  • midnight commander
  • wget
  • openvpn
  • samba server
  • openssh-sftp-server
  • openvpn-easy-rsa
  • openvpn-openssl
  • rsync
  • rsyncd
  • logrotate
  • tar
  • whereis
  • wpad & hostapd-utils so you can use WPS
  • all required packages are built so you are able to create an ext-root
  • and all packages have luci settings as well

Besides, all packages are there, like:

  • samba client
  • nginx
  • apache
  • php 7
  • python 2
  • redis 4
  • msmtp
  • mariadb 5.5.58
  • nodejs v9 latest
  • But everything is there as well!

I cant's list all of it, there is enough for now. See what is in create from scratch.

Redis 4 is here!

MariaDB 5.5 is here!

Routers pre-built

If you want to install right away with LUCI: https://cdn.corifeus.com/lede/17.01.4/

Ext-root issue

Solution 1

If you use for example:

So it is a sysypgrade -F firmware. Then I can re-use the old ext-root, that I had before. Actually it only works with the Linksys WRT 3200ACM, with Linksys WRT 1200ACS it was not working, but maybe it still work, I don't know, it could be something changed that made it not work. :)

But, if you use a factory, like:

Then it doesn't work, you have to re-build to ext-root.

There is a Solution 2, but for me it didn't work, but by using a sysupgrade firmware. It will re-use the ext-root.

Solution 2

If you have ext-root before sysupgrade you need to execute rm -f /overlay/etc/.extroot-uuid. After restart, please reboot again and it works.

Based on:

For me it is not working, I use solution 1.

Wifi and WPS Issue

It is only working, if only these are built in the firmware: hostapd-common wpad-mini, nothing other like that. If not, it will not work. WPS info.

The release

  • Linksys WRT1900ACS-eduperez-mwlwifi / Linksys WRT3200ACM-eduperez-mwlwifi
    • For Linksys the firmwares that start with insomnia-eduperez-mwlwifi worth trying, because your WIFI is will be flying.
    • https://cdn.corifeus.com/lede/17.01.4/targets/mvebu/generic/
      • If you get the error The uploaded image file does not contain a supported format. Make sure that you choose the generic image format for your platform., you have to do it via SSH with sysupgrade -F FIRMWARE, then it works.
      • If you have a bricked firmware, you need a USB-TTL. Linksys USB-TTL.
      • Error code: 18005
        • When trying to install a firmware image, I get the following error:
          • Error code: 18005, Upgrade unsuccessfully because the version of the upgraded file was incorrect. Please check the file name.
        • Solution: Rename the firmware image to something short, like e.g. factory.bin
  • D-Link DIR-860l B1
    • https://cdn.corifeus.com/lede/17.01.4/targets/ramips/mt7621/
      • If it is not working, with D-Link DIR-860l B1, you have to reset the router and re-load the firmware via emergency upload, like this
        1. Plug the Ethernet cable that connects your computer, that was plugged into one of the LAN ports,
        2. Setup your PC with static IP - ex: (different from, the gateway is, netmask
        3. Make sure the PC has the new firmware
        4. Turn off the router
        5. Hold the reset button (in the bottom, there is a small whole for like a needle, it says RESET).
        6. Turn on the router and wait for like 3-5 seconds, the orange will flash, like turning off.
        7. Open a web browser to and then you should see EMERGENCY FLASHING page then click browse/upload locate the file and click UPLOAD FIRMWARE NOW.
        8. For me, for first upload it doesn't do anything, I just click UPLOAD again and then it start uploading.
        9. You should see a SUCCSESS page,
        10. You will have to wait until like 150 seconds.
        11. When it is green, you can turn off the static settings for the ethernet and enable DHCP.
        12. The you can open with, no password at all, you got LUCI and SSH as well.
        13. It works for sure, it's not like Linksys WRT, that you need an USB-TTL cable…
  • RPI-3


If you do not want to have the hassle, there are multiple solutions below.

This for building, by now, everything is verified from cdn.corfifeus.com. But, if you build and don't want to care about signature, because it is your own build, so, you don't need it. There are the solutions below.

Manual 1

The easiest solution I know is via LUCI :

In the Configuration tab, comment like this:
#option check_signature 1

Manual 2

You can also set it up via SSH as:

root@digi:~# cat /etc/opkg.conf
dest root /
dest ram /tmp
lists_dir ext /var/opkg-lists
option overlay_root /overlay
#option check_signature 1

Just edit there, nano is installed, just comment the option check_signature 1 as it shows above.

Generate real signatures, do not need #option check_signature 1

Everything is verified.

I have my own GPG and USIGN. So the http://cdn.corifues.com/lede it works with signatures by now.

But if you want to build your own firwmare based on insomnia, you need to create your own GPG and USIGN, you can generate like this:

A few small info is here info.

So to build with insomnia you need to place some files like above.

The lede-insomnia/image-builder-files/etc/opkg/keys/xxxxxxx is your USIGN actual public.key with the hash name, it builds into the firmware, the description in the link just above coming right away, says how to generate that file.
The lede-insomnia/secure/gpg/secret-signing-key.pgp and secure/usign needs the public.key and secret.key. You also need to add in lede-insomnia/secure/passphrase.txt, which is your GPG passphrase. If this is added in, you can sign everything.

Right now, it is not found to automatic use the passphrase for gpg, so you have to type it in for the passphrase.

Before it asks for the passphrase, it will show on the terminal so you copy and then just paste it. It will as twice.

They files to generate are in the same link above. So, if you want to sign, you might need to contact to me.

GPG and USIGN structure in the repo GPG and USIGN structure in the repo

If you have this signed gpg and usign data nad keys, I can help you to signed firmwares and packages.



Docker CE

For your workstation you don't really NodeJs, but my Travis, Scrutinizer and my auto generated web sites are required...

This is a LEDE Docker builder and a living Docker repo as well, ready to build, a lot already built. (A big image / full firmware, the most important packages are built. Ready to use.)

Changing the firmware pre-built, so the build will be fast!!!

All the latest stable LEDE versions.

  • docker pull patrikx3/lede-insomnia:d-link-dir-860l-b1
  • docker pull patrikx3/lede-insomnia:linksys-wrt
  • docker pull patrikx3/lede-insomnia:rpi-3

  • RAW

    • docker pull patrikx3/lede-insomnia:latest

You run them, but these here, the built is in: http://cdn.corifeus.com/lede/17.01.4 , all the built packages and firmwares in /build/source/bin, you move to a host, install the firmware and you are done, because in the insomnia firmwares there is a lot in, but this is the default, so you need to change your own hostname here: at Configuration tab. If you do not want to build at all you can choose to your host

Some helper is the source with all the add-ons

These are the helpers for the raw image (patrikx3/lede-insomnia:latest) that creates new images from raw. Of course, if you use the Docker Images with the tag, have pre-built, so if you use add / remove anything, the build will be much faster, because some will not will be needed again compiled only when you added.

The tags are here: https://hub.docker.com/r/patrikx3/lede-insomnia/tags/

So building from a raw image:

docker pull patrikx3/lede-insomnia:latest
# or

# then

# for some reason it always calls chown docker:docker /build, but you can press CONTROL+C and it will still be docker user, weird, it does that, I never do that, only in the Dockerfile

# All adds the plus feeds (node, redis, mariadb), image builder and node, redis 4, fixes Apache builder
# All set for the .config. feeds.conf and in the image builder in the repositories.config

# the default packages http url is http://cdn.corifeus.com/lede/17.01.4

# but if you use the appropriate firmware, since a lot is pre-built,
# adding in new modules, etc, the built will be super fast
docker pull patrikx3/lede-insomnia:d-link-dir-860l-b1

# the linksys latest wrt builds are in hierarchically in order 
docker pull patrikx3/lede-insomnia:linksys-wrt
# the .config in the repo is the insomnia-eduperez-mwlwifi-lede-mvebu-linksys-wrt3200acm

# then you just change the .config and kernel

# add more packages
make -j9 menuconfig

# configure the kernel
make -j9 kernel_menuconfig

# build all packages can the router can do it
IGNORE_ERRORS=1 make -j1 V=s

# the final firmware
# and in the /build/image-builder-* you can build there as well
make -j9 image PROFILE=etc-linksys-wrt1900acs PACKAGES="pkg1 pkg2 pkg3 pkg-etc"

# also you need to disable signing like this, because if you want
# to sign with this repo, you need to contact with me
# because some scripts are not in the repo in GitHub
./make-d-link-dir-860l-b1 nosign
./make-d-link-dir-860l-b1 "http://cdn.mine.com/lede/18.01" nosign

./make-linksys-wrt1900acs nosign
./make-linksys-wrt1900acs "http://cdn.mine.com/lede/18.01"  nosign

./make-linksys-wrt1900acs-eduperez-mwlwifi nosign
./make-linksys-wrt1900acs-eduperez-mwlwifi "http://cdn.mine.com/lede/18.01" nosign  

./make-linksys-wrt3200acm nosign
./make-linksys-wrt3200acm "http://cdn.mine.com/lede/18.01"

./make-linksys-wrt3200acm-eduperez-mwlwifi nosign
./make-linksys-wrt3200acm-eduperez-mwlwifi "http://cdn.mine.com/lede/18.01"  nosign

./make-linksys-wrt3200acm-eduperez-mwlwifi "http://cdn.mine.com/lede/18.01" nosign

All built packages and firmwares including the insomnia firmwares are in /build/source/bin.

README about how I build the firmwares in order

My repos



Linksys WRT Radar Detection

Tested on WRT1900ACSv2 and WRT3200ACM, works.




Docker commands


Create packages, not neeed anymore

My first package

Use Fail2Ban on your router

Fail2Ban though is for DDWRT, but it is the same to set it up with LEDE with some changes, if you need info, I can give you, just it is mine private git server because of passwords.

Create from scratch


Copy configs


Firmware sizes




Packages and patches


Linksys WRT 3200ACM 160 Mhz


Linksys USB-TTL