LEDE/OpenWRT - How to fix DIR-885L (HW Ver.A2) No Wireless Issue
D-Link first released the DIR-885L HW Ver.A1 over here Malaysia/Singapore, which I was able to flash LEDE with working wireless. After a short while D-Link released the HW Ver.A2, however after flash to LEDE/OpenWRT the wireless interface disappeared wifi no longer working anymore. The 2 different HW version label sticker as follows :
Broadcom is known for its proprietory radio drivers not release to open-source community, except for the unusual relationship with DD-WRT which seem to have access to those radio drivers . That's why many Broadcom radio won't work well on LEDE/OpenWRT .
Anyway, recently Googling around and found a solution seem to fix the issue, credits & thanks go to the following : https://forum.lede-project.org/t/d-link-885l-r-a2/6177/11
- Download & unzip the .bin file
- WinSCP into the router, copy the .bin file to folder : /lib/firmware/brcm
- Reboot the router, the Wireless interface will appear !
I just tested the current latest stable release LEDE 17.01.3 (freshly released today !) and it works :
It will survive even after power-off / unplug, nice fix !
Also tested this fix on LEDE 17.01.2 and SnapShot work as well :
Refer HERE on how to flash the DIR-885L to LEDE/OpenWRT and setup UniFi .