[SOLVED] How to use an old router as WiFi adapter?

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I have an old 2013 made wifi router. It's from a company called FiberHome. The exact model is AN1020-25U. I know I need a 3rd party firmware to do anything useful with it. But the problem is, there's no firmware available for this router.
Please help me find a firmware that will work on this router. It could be for any other router or a generic one. As long as it has an option to be used as a wifi adapter.
Thanks
 
Can you find the chipset the router uses. Maybe it has a fccid you can lookup things like the chipset.

There is almost no third party support for devices that contain any form of modem. Even is you could get a driver for say the DSL hardware the license restrictions on distribution within open source software makes it impossible. Pretty much you could build your own image with the driver but you are not allowed to even give the image you built to someone else.

So step 1 is to find the chipset as well as things like how much memory you have. After that you need to dig to see if you can find a prebuilt image that will run on that chipset. You will have to hope there are similar models that do not have the support for the DSL and it is close enough you can run it and just have the DSL function disabled.

Many chipset are not supported because the vendor does not release enough information to allow any form of third party firmware to be developed. Even if it is a chipset that has third party firmware someone has to spend the time to make it work on your router. If it is not a common router it less likely.

I guess you could be that guy that makes it work and then the next person that wants it can just download your image.

Sometimes it is just easier to buy what you need.
 
Can you find the chipset the router uses. Maybe it has a fccid you can lookup things like the chipset.

There is almost no third party support for devices that contain any form of modem. Even is you could get a driver for say the DSL hardware the license restrictions on distribution within open source software makes it impossible. Pretty much you could build your own image with the driver but you are not allowed to even give the image you built to someone else.

So step 1 is to find the chipset as well as things like how much memory you have. After that you need to dig to see if you can find a prebuilt image that will run on that chipset. You will have to hope there are similar models that do not have the support for the DSL and it is close enough you can run it and just have the DSL function disabled.

Many chipset are not supported because the vendor does not release enough information to allow any form of third party firmware to be developed. Even if it is a chipset that has third party firmware someone has to spend the time to make it work on your router. If it is not a common router it less likely.

I guess you could be that guy that makes it work and then the next person that wants it can just download your image.

Sometimes it is just easier to buy what you need.
 

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