OpenWrt 15.05.1 on Wi-Next Naawigo Mini N

Recently I’ve come around an old access point that I completely forgot about.
It’s a Wi-Next Naawigo Mini N that, years ago, I put in a closet bacause it had a locked firmware that made it useless.

Naawigo Mini N frontNaawigo Mini N rear

When I saw it again I tought it could be of some use if only I could manage to flash OpenWrt on it.
Well, I took it apart and discovered something very interesting:

Naawigo Mini N board frontNaawigo Mini N board front without MiniPCI cardNaawigo Mini N board rearNaawigo Mini N MiniPCI wireless card WLE200NX

A quick visit to Google Search and Google Images revealed that this board is a common Compex WPE72, already supported by OpenWrt!
I also learnt that its stock firmware is based on a customized OpenWrt distribution by Wi-Next.

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