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toh:mercury:m301 [2013/05/17 20:39]
toh:mercury:m301 [2015/11/01 17:07] (current)
tmomas [M301 and TL-MR3040 differences] Typo correction
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 +====== Mercury M301 ======
 +A portable router with an onboard 2000mAh [[#​Tags|rechargeable_battery]]. It provides 150MBit/s 802.11bgn wireless connectivity,​ one Fast Ethernet port as well as two USB ports (of which one only offers power but no data connection).\\ **''​Note:''​** Many of these routers are marketed as a //"3G travel router"//​ but  **none actually include a 3G modem** - the marketing term rather means that the OEM firmware supports ​ a certain range of USB 3G/4G modems because it contains the drivers! Ignore that, because with OpenWrt ANY router with USB supports 3G hardware... ;-)
 +
 +===== Supported Versions =====
 +
 +^ Version/​Model ^ Launch Date ^ OpenWrt Version Supported ^ Model Specific Notes ^ Hardware differences ^
 +| v1.0          |     | [[https://​dev.openwrt.org/​changeset/​31845|Trunk R31845]] | Hardware is similar [[toh:​tp-link:​TL-MR3040| TP-Link TL-MR3040]] v1, but intended for PRC |-|
 +
 +
 +===== Hardware Highlights =====
 +^  CPU                  ^  Ram   ​^ ​ Flash  ^  Network ​  ​^ ​ USB   ​^ ​ Serial ^  JTag  ^
 +| Atheros AR7240 @ 400MHz | 32 MiB | 4 MiB   | 1x 100MBit | 1x 2.0 | YES     | NO     |
 +
 +  * SoC: Atheros AR9331 rev1
 +  * 802.11 b/g/n 150Mbps
 +  * Powered via mini-USB (5V) or Li-ion Battery included (3-4 hours)
 +  * Only 94g\\
 +
 +
 +===== M301 and TL-MR3040 differences =====
 +
 +Althought M301 and MR3040 seem similar on the outside, there are differences:​
 +
 +  * M301 is chinese only
 +  * Case slightly different
 +  * Only one bi-color LED:
 +    * green under GPIO control
 +    * red indicates battery low, or charging in progress
 +
 +===== Installation (only for v1.0) =====
 +
 +So you can either download a daily-built snapshot or build your own from sources.
 +
 +  * Download the latest Attitude Adjustment RC1 snapshot from [[http://​downloads.openwrt.org/​attitude_adjustment/​12.09-rc1/​ar71xx/​generic/​openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-mr3040-v1-squashfs-factory.bin|here]] (recommended)
 +  * Download the lastest trunk snapshot [[http://​downloads.openwrt.org/​snapshots/​trunk/​ar71xx/​openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-mr3040-v1-squashfs-factory.bin|here]] (risky)
 +
 +{{:​meta:​icons:​tango:​48px-dialog-warning.svg.png?​nolink}} **WARNING**:​ Snapshot images are always risky. Check the forum discussion for latest opinions on available images.
 +
 +==== Method Using Web GUI (Recommended)====
 +
 +As with most TP-Link Routers this one can be flashed using the
 +TP-Link Webinterface.
 +Connect to the M301 router via Ethernet cable at IP address
 +192.168.1.1,​ login to the router'​s web GUI
 +(default login/​password:​ admin / admin), and overwrite the
 +factory firmware by installing the
 +**openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-mr3040-v1-squashfs-factory.bin** ​
 +like a regular firmware update.
 +
 +Wait for the progress bar to finish twice (the device will reset itself in the process), and proceed with basic configuration as with any fresh OpenWRT install.
 +
 +Note that some software uses 192.168.0.1 and some software uses 192.168.1.1.
 +
 +
 +==== LEDs ====
 +How to configure LEDs in general, see the LED section in the [[doc/​uci/​system]].
 +
 +The M301 has 1 bi-color LED:
 +
 +^ LED name       ^ LED color  ^ LED print      ^ Internal name       ^ Trigger ​        ^
 +| LED | Red   | | N/A (fixed supply) ​ | N/A      |
 +| LED | Green | | tp-link:​green:​3g ​   |    |\\
 +
 +
 +===== Tags =====
 +----
 +{{tag>​FastEthernet 1NIC 1WNIC no_switch Serial integrated 802.11bgn AR9331 ath9k 1Ant 32RAM 4Flash MIPS MIPS32 24k AP121 rechargeable_battery}}
 +