Cheap clone of http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/tp-link/tl-wdr4310 TP-Link TL-WDR4310.
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|Version/Model||Launch Date||S/N||OpenWrt Version
|Model Specific Notes|
|v1||?||-||r37570, r37571||hardware similar to TL-WDR4310|
|Atheros||128MiB||8MiB||4LAN + 2WIFI||Yes||Yes||?|
Price: AliExpress - about 61 USD
|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.|
Please check out the article Flash Layout. It contains an example and a couple of explanations.
|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.
|Bootloader tftp server IPv4 address||FILL-IN|
|Bootloader MAC address (special)||FILL-IN|
|Firmware tftp image||Latest OpenWrt release (
|TFTP Transfer Window||FILL-IN seconds|
|TFTP Window Start||approximately FILL-IN seconds after power on|
|TFTP Client Required IP Address||FILL-IN|
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.
- Browse to http://192.168.1.1/cgi-bin/luci/mini/system/upgrade/ LuCI Upgrade URL
- Upload image file for sysupgrade to LuCI
- Wait for reboot
- 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 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|
|br-lan||LAN & WiFi||192.168.1.1/24|
|vlan0 (eth0.0)||LAN ports (1 to 4)||None|
|vlan1 (eth0.1)||WAN port||DHCP|
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.
→ 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:
|Secure Easy Setup||ses|
|Instruction set:||MIPS / ARM / PowerPC / SPARC / Ubicom32 / x86 /AVR32 / ETRAX CRIS / …|
|System-On-Chip:||QCA9558-AT4A Rev 2|
|CPU @Frq||MIPS 24Kc V7.4 @400MHz / MIPS 34Kc V x.y @540MHz / MIPS 74Kc Vers. ?.? @720MHz|
|Flash size:||8192 KiB|
|Flash Chip:||ST 25P64V6P|
|RAM size:||128 MiB|
|Wireless No1:||SoC-integrated: QCA9558-AT4A w/ 3x3 MIMO for 2.4GHz 802.11b/g/n|
|Wireless No2:||separate Chip: AR9580-AR1A w/ 3x3 MIMO for 5GHz 802.11a/n/ac|
|Switch:||RealTek RTL8366RB Gigabit w/ vlan support|
|USB:||Yes 1 x 2.0 / 3.0|
Photo of front of the casing
Photo of back of the casing
Note: This will void your warranty!
- To remove the cover do a/b/c
Photo of PCB
→ 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
→ 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
- you could read about bootloader in general
- as a beginner, you really should inform yourself about soldering in general and then obtain some practical experience!
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