Lenovo Newifi D1

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The Lenovo Newifi D1 is a simultaneous dual band WIFI router with AC1200 WiFi - 300+867 Mbps (2.4 & 5 GHz) speeds. It contains internal antennas. The router features 2 Gbit LAN and one Gbit WAN port. It comes with 32 MB NOR ROM and a dual core MIPS CPU powered by 256 MB RAM, it also sports an SD card slot.

The Lenovo Newifi D1 is based on the MT7621 and received official support since OpenWrt 17.01.0(formerly LEDE)


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Install OpenWrt (generic explanation)

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Lenovo Newifi D1 Flash Layout
Layer0 NOR flash memory Macronix MX25L25635F (m25p80 spi0.0: mx25l25635f) 32768 KiB Specs
Layer1 mtd0 u-boot 192 KiB mtd1 u-boot-env 64 KiB mtd2 factory 64KiB mtd3 firmware 32448 KiB
Layer2 mtd4 kernel ~1718 KiB mtd5 rootfs ~30730 KiB
mountpoint /
Layer3 mtd5 rootfs_data 28352 KiB
mountpoint /rom /overlay
filesystem SquashFS JFFS2
Size in KiB 192 KiB 64 KiB 64 KiB ~1718 KiB 28352 KiB (split depends on ROM size)

:!: Some sizes were approximated (prefixed with ~) since too many digits follow, these values were rounded up.

FIXME The instructions below are for Broadcom devices and only serve as an example.
Remove / modify them if they do not apply to this particular device!

This section deals with

  • How you install OpenWrt from a device freshly opened
  • The steps required such as reset to factory defaults if the device has already been configured

Note: Reset router to factory defaults if it has been previously configured.

  • Browse to
  • Upload .bin file to router
  • Wait for it to reboot
  • Telnet to and set a root password, or browse to if LuCI is installed.

Specific values needed for tftp

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Bootloader tftp server IPv4 address FILL-IN
Bootloader MAC address (special) FILL-IN
Firmware tftp image Latest OpenWrt release (NOTE: Name must contain “tftp”)
TFTP transfer window FILL-IN seconds
TFTP window start approximately FILL-IN seconds after power on
TFTP client required IP address FILL-IN


FIXME These are generic instructions. Update with your router's specifics.

  • Browse to LuCI Upgrade URL
  • Upload image file for sysupgrade to LuCI
  • Wait for reboot

If you don't have a GUI (LuCI) available, you can alternatively upgrade via the command line. There are two command line methods for upgrading:

  • sysupgrade
  • mtd

Note: It is important that you put the firmware image into the ramdisk (/tmp) before you start flashing.


  • Login as root via SSH on, then enter the following commands:
cd /tmp
wget http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/XXX/xxx.abc
sysupgrade /tmp/xxx.abc


If sysupgrade does not support this router, use mtd.

  • Login as root via SSH on, then enter the following commands:
cd /tmp
wget http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/XXX/xxx.abc
mtd write /tmp/xxx.abc linux && reboot

Basic configuration After flashing, proceed with this.
Set up your Internet connection, configure wireless, configure USB port, etc.

The default network configuration is:

Interface Name Description Default configuration
lan LAN & WiFi (bridge)
vlan0 (eth0.0) LAN ports (1 to 2) None
vlan1 (eth0.1) WAN port DHCP
wlan0 WiFi 2.4Ghz Disabled
wlan1 WiFi 5Ghz Disabled

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Numbers 0-3 are Ports 1-4 as labeled on the unit, number 4 is the Internet (WAN) on the unit, 5 is the internal connection to the router itself. Don't be fooled: Port 1 on the unit is number 3 when configuring VLANs. vlan0 = eth0.0, vlan1 = eth0.1 and so on.

Port Switch port
Internet (WAN) 4
LAN 1 Example 1
LAN 2 Example 2

The Lenovo Newifi D1 has the following buttons:

reset ?

:!: Pushing the reset button will reset your device to OpenWrt defaults.

How to configure LEDs in general, see the LED section in the led_configuration.

The Lenovo Newifi D1 has 3 LEDs:

LED name LED print Internal name Trigger Added information
Red light N/A newifi-d1:red:status N/A It's possible to mix red/green/blue values to produce different colors
Green light N/A newifi-d1:green:status N/A It's possible to mix red/green/blue values to produce different colors
Blue light N/A newifi-d1:blue:status N/A It's possible to mix red/green/blue values to produce different colors

FIXME You might find two additional LEDs, mt76-phy0 and mt76-phy1 these seem to be 2.4 and 5.0 WiFI respectively, but they had no effect when I set them to none or default-on.

There's a SD/MMC slot at the side of the router, there's usually a sticker that might void your warranty, so beware before you access that slot.

This SD slot was tested with a very cheap 8GB card and works but required the following packages and their dependencies:

  • kmod-mmc
  • kmod-sdhci
  • kmod-sdhci-mt7620

The SD slot can expand your storage and allow installing more packages, refer to Extroot configuration for setting it up.

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Backside label:
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Main PCB:
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port.serial general information about the serial port, serial port cable, etc.

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Serial connection parameters
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EXAMPLE 115200, 8N1

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