New owner of the AR-300M and really liking it so far. I plan to use it whilst travelling Europe to repeat free wifi hotspots in combination with an external USB antenna booster which has roughly a 2 mile radius with a clear line of sight. This is all working correctly with the only problem being the stock firmware the router comes with only detects it as 20dbi when it infact has a max transmit power of 32dbi. I’m not sure if its possible to fix this, if its any relevance its a Ralink USB 28xx.
The inlcuded OpenWRT reports the power correctly but of course lacks the functionality to save hotspots and connect to them automatically. One solution i have found around this is to use LEDE with the travelmate package but i had to use the NOR flash because i couldnt find a working NAND version of LEDE.
The test LEDE version found at Glinet wouldnt load any of the packages so i gave up on that. I’m not sure if there are any plans to fix this?
As a result of using NOR i have to first boot up into NAND and enter a terminal where i issue the bootcount 3 command to boot into NOR at next reboot which is a bit tedious and takes time to do. I did try enabling boot_dev to on but it just continues to boot to NAND regardless of the switch position.
Is there anything further i can do to boot in NOR easier atleast until proper LEDE support comes along.