Enabling 802.11n on Asus RT-N16 running OpenWrt Chaos Calmer

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The setup has been made primarily using the information here.

I. Remove your existing driver

If you have the default driver, then the instructions are:

  • opkg update
  • opkg remove kmod-b43

II. Install broadcom-wl driver mentionned here and some utilities

  • opkg install kmod-brcm-wl
  • opkg install wl
  • opkg install wlc
  • rm /etc/config/wireless
  • opkg install nas
  • reboot

III. Edit /etc/config/wireless

config wifi-device  wl0
option type     broadcom
option channel  1
option txantenna 3
option rxantenna 3
option txpower ’20’
option plcphdr ‘auto’
option frameburst 1
option disabled 0

config wifi-iface
option device   wl0
option network  lan
option mode     ap
option ssid     ‘YOUR_SSID’
option key      ‘YOUR_KEY’
option wmm      1
option encryption ‘psk2’
option disabled ‘0’

IV. Reboot

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