I was able to get mine to boot correctly after using the provided documentation and OpenWRT-DD image from this official site. Using a WIN10 PC, I was able to access command line prompt through use of a microUSB cable and the supplied USB COM tty driver and using putty.
Following the documentation; I was able to configure uboot to auto-boot to OpenWRT on the MMC on each powerup.
I was able to define the eth0 and wan interfaces, and then set up corresponding networks using the following UCI commands on putty;
# I brought up the physical interfaces, and gave eth0 an IP address.
ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.1 netmask 255.255.255.0 up
ifconfig wan up
# I set up the lan network to be a static IP (but have yet to define it as a DHCP server, as I plan to later);
uci set network.lan=interface
uci set network.lan.ifname=eth0
uci set network.lan.proto=static
uci set network.lan.ipaddr=192.168.1.1
uci set network.lan.netmask=255.255.255.0
uci commit network
# I set the WAN network to be a DHCP client of another router device, so I could (hopefully) pull updates from the repository later;
uci set network.wan=interface
uci set network.wan.ifname=wan
uci set network.wan.proto=dhcp
uci commit network
I then connected a run of CAT5E ethernet cable from a LAN port on my existing (and online) home router, to the WAN port of the espressobin. I kept the espressobin connected to my Win10 desktop via microUSB/Putty connection, since I needed to enter a few more commands yet…
# I restarted the lan and wan networks
# Then, I confirmed that I have an WAN IP address for the espressobin's WAN network which resides on my existing home network subnet.
# I ran a handful of pings to Google to confirm i was online.
ping -c 10 18.104.22.168
HOWEVER, when I attempted to use opkg update, the command failed. I jumped online to find that the address listed in the OpenWRT image as the repository feed for packages (luci, dropbear, etc.) doesn’t actually exist online.
Is there an third-party repository for this OpenWRT image?