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Mercury MW4530R

Cheap clone of tl-wdr4310 TP-Link TL-WDR4310, for China market.

Supported Versions

Version/Model Launch Date S/N OpenWrt Version
Supported
Model Specific Notes
v1 ? - r37570, r37571 hardware similar to TL-WDR4310

Hardware Highlights

CPU Ram Flash Network USB Serial JTag
Atheros AR9344 @ 560Mhz 128MiB 8MiB 4LAN + 2WIFI 1 x USB 2.0 Yes ?

Manufacturer's site: http://mercurycom.com.cn/Product/detail?pd=89 and its Google Translation.

Forum: https://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php?id=45495

Price: AliExpress - about 61 USD

Keep the articles modular

Please include only model specific information, omit bla,bla and put everything generic into separate articles
generic.overview if you have no time to write certain stuff link to this
basic.config should lead the way, do not explain this again
DO NOT provide a complete howto here! Instead groom the general HowTos.

Installation

  1. »»»»here»»»»Latest OpenWrt release««««here«««« DO NOT PROVIDE OWN LINKS to http://downloads.openwrt.org/

Flash Layout

Please check out the article Flash.Layout. It contains an example and a couple of explanations.

OEM easy installation

FIXME The instructions below are for Broadcom devices and only serve as an example. Don't leave them in place if they do not apply to a particular device!

This section deals with how you install OpenWrt from a device freshly opened. Plus 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.

OEM installation using the TFTP method

Specific values you need

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

Upgrading OpenWrt

generic.sysupgrade

If you have already installed OpenWrt and like to reflash for e.g. upgrading to a new OpenWrt version you can upgrade using the mtd command line tool. It is important that you put the firmware image into the ramdisk (/tmp) before you start flashing.

LuCI Web Upgrade Process

Terminal Upgrade Process

  • Login as root via SSH on 192.168.1.1
  • Use the following commands to upgrade.

cd /tmp/
wget http://http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/XXX/xxx.abc
sysupgrade /tmp/xxx.abc

  • If sysupgrade does not support this router, use the following commands.

cd /tmp/
wget http://http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/ar71xx/xxx.abc
mtd write /tmp/xxx.abc linux && reboot

Basic configuration

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

Specific Configuration

Interfaces

The default network configuration is:

Interface Name Description Default configuration
br-lan LAN & WiFi 192.168.1.1/24
vlan0 (eth0.0) LAN ports (1 to 4) None
vlan1 (eth0.1) WAN port DHCP
wl0 WiFi Disabled

Switch Ports (for VLANs)

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 3
LAN 2 2
LAN 3 1
LAN 4 0

Failsafe mode

Buttons

hardware.button on howto use and configure the hardware button(s).

The Linksys WRT54GL has two buttons. They are Reset and Secure Easy Setup. Here, we merely name the buttons, so we can use them in the above Howto:

BUTTON Event
Reset reset
Secure Easy Setup ses

Hardware

Info

Instruction set: MIPS
Vendor: Qualcomm Atheros
Bootloader: U-Boot
System-On-Chip: AR9344
CPU @Frq MIPS 74Kc @560MHz
Flash size: 8192 KiB
Flash Chip: ST 25P64V6P
RAM size: 128 MiB
RAM Chip:
Wireless No1: SoC-integrated: Atheros AR9340 2.4ghz 802.11bgn
Wireless No2: separate Chip: Atheros AR9580 5ghz 802.11an
Switch: Atheros AR8327N Gigabit Switch
Modem: n/a
USB: Yes 2 x 2.0
Serial: Yes
JTAG: ?

Photos

Model Number

Front:

Photo of front of the casing

Back:

Photo of back of the casing

Opening the case

Note: This will void your warranty!

  • To remove the cover do a/b/c

Photo of PCB

Serial

port.serial general information about the serial port, serial port cable, etc.

How to connect to the Serial Port of this specific device:

Photo of PCB with markings

JTAG

port.jtag general information about the JTAG port, JTAG cable, etc.

How to connect to the JTAG Port of this specific device:

Photo of PCB with markings

Debricking

Bootloader Mods

Currently none.

Hardware mods

Currently none.

Bootlogs

OEM bootlog

PASTE HERE THE OEM BOOT LOG


Notes

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toh/mercury/mw4530r.txt · Last modified: 2017/10/27 23:46 by danitool