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-====== TP-Link TL-WA850RE & TP-Link TL-WA750RE ====== +====== TP-Link TL-WA850RE, TP-Link TL-WA860RE ​& TP-Link TL-WA750RE ====== 
-The TL-WA850RE and TL750RE are great because of there miniature size and wall-mounted design +The TL-WA860RE, ​TL-WA850RE and TL750RE are great because of there miniature size and wall-mounted design 
-TL-WA750RE is a 10/100 Ethernet b/g/n 150M (one on-board printed antenna) + 
-TL-WA850RE is a 10/100 Ethernet b/g/n 300M (two on-board printed ​antennae)+  * TL-WA750RE is a 10/100 Ethernet b/g/n 150M (one on-board printed antenna) 
 +  ​* ​TL-WA850RE is a 10/100 Ethernet b/g/n 300M (two on-board printed ​antennas) 
 +  * TL-WA860RE is a 10/100 Ethernet b/g/n 300M (two external non-removable antennas and AC passthrough)
  
 ===== Supported Versions ===== ===== Supported Versions =====
 ^ Model Version ^ Launch Date ^ OpenWrt Version Supported ^ Model Specific Notes ^ ^ Model Version ^ Launch Date ^ OpenWrt Version Supported ^ Model Specific Notes ^
-| TL-WA750RE V1 | 2013-04 | [[https://forum.openwrt.org/​viewtopic.php?pid=216739#​p216739|WIP]] | [[toh:​tp-link:​tl-ap123|TL-AP123]] | +| TL-WA750RE V1 | 2013-04 | [[https://dev.openwrt.org/​log/trunk/?rev=38719&​stop_rev=38717|BB (r38719)]] | [[toh:​tp-link:​tl-ap123|TL-AP123]] | 
-| TL-WA850RE V1 | 2012-12 | [[https://forum.openwrt.org/​viewtopic.php?pid=216739#​p216739|WIP]] | [[toh:​tp-link:​tl-ap123|TL-AP123]] |+| TL-WA850RE V1 | 2012-12 | [[https://dev.openwrt.org/​log/trunk/?rev=38719&​stop_rev=38717|BB (r38719)]] | [[toh:​tp-link:​tl-ap123|TL-AP123]] | 
 +| TL-WA860RE V1 | ? | [[https://​dev.openwrt.org/​changeset/​41598/​|BB (r41598)]] | [[toh:​tp-link:​tl-ap123|TL-AP123]] | 
 + 
 +====Back to stock firmware==== 
 +-> [[doc:​howto:​generic.uninstall]] 
 + 
 +{{page>​meta:​infobox:​dangerous&​noheader&​nofooter&​noeditbtn}} 
 + 
 +With the TL-WL850/​750RE router, there is a catch: the stock firmware is obtained from the OEM: [[http://​www.tplink.com/​en/​support/​download/?​model=TL-WA850RE|TL-WA850]] [[http://​www.tplink.com/​en/​support/​download/?​model=TL-WA750RE|TL-WA750]] 
 + 
 +  * in case the file name of this firmware file does not contain the word **//"​boot"//​** in it, you can simply revert back to original firmware 
 +  * in case the file name of this firmware file does contain the word **//"​boot"//​** in it, you need to cut off parts of the image file //before// flashing it: 
 + 
 + 
 +An example of an image file with the word "​boot"​ in it is ''​wa850rev1_en_3_14_8_up_boot(140310).bin''​. 
 + 
 +Cut the first 0x20200 (that is 131,584 = 257*512) Bytes from original firmware: 
 +<​code>​ 
 +dd if=orig.bin of=tplink.bin skip=257 bs=512 
 +</​code>​ 
 + 
 +You should transfer the firmeware image to the /tmp folder and revert back to original firmware (if availlable you can flash the firmware via the webinterface as well): 
 + 
 +Via the safer method using sysupgrade:​ 
 +<​code>​ 
 +sysupgrade /​tmp/​tplink.bin 
 +</​code>​ 
 + 
 +Or you use the mtd method: 
 +<​code>​ 
 +mtd -r write /​tmp/​tplink.bin firmware 
 +</​code>​ 
 + 
 +OEM TP-Link firmware for the TL-WDR3500 with the **//boot part removed//** to revert to the original OEM firmware: 
 +  * TL-WA**//​850//​**re **//V1//** [[http://​q.gs/​6giY1|TL-WA850RE-V1-stripped.zip]] 
 +  * TL-WA**//​750//​**re **//V1//** [[http://​q.gs/​6gidS|TL-WA750RE-V1-stripped.zip]] 
 +  ​
  
 ===== Hardware Highlights ===== ===== Hardware Highlights =====
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 | TL-WA750RE | AP123 Atheros AR9341@500Mhz | 32 MiB| 4 MiB | 1 | No | Yes | No | | TL-WA750RE | AP123 Atheros AR9341@500Mhz | 32 MiB| 4 MiB | 1 | No | Yes | No |
 | TL-WA850RE | AP123 Atheros AR9341@500Mhz | 32 MiB| 4 MiB | 1 | No | Yes | No | | TL-WA850RE | AP123 Atheros AR9341@500Mhz | 32 MiB| 4 MiB | 1 | No | Yes | No |
 +| TL-WA860RE | AP123 Atheros AR9341@500Mhz | 32 MiB| 4 MiB | 1 | No | Yes | No |
 +
 **Note:** The case doesn'​t have any screws, but instead is [[wp>​Ultrasonic_welding|ultrasonic welded]] together. **Note:** The case doesn'​t have any screws, but instead is [[wp>​Ultrasonic_welding|ultrasonic welded]] together.
  
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 ==== Info ==== ==== Info ====
-| **[[wp>​Instruction set]]:​** ​              | [[wp>​MIPS architecture|MIPS32]] ​ | +^ Model ^ TL-WA750RE ^ TL-WA850RE ^ TL-WA860RE ^ 
-| **Vendor:​** ​                              | [[wp>​Qualcomm Atheros]] | +^ Version ^ 1 ^ 1 ^ 1 ^ 
-| **[[doc:​techref:​Bootloader]]:​** ​          | [[doc:​techref:​bootloader:​uboot|U-Boot]] 1.1.4 | +| **[[wp>​Instruction set]]:​** ​              ​| ​ [[wp>​MIPS architecture|MIPS32]]  ​||
-| **[[doc:​hardware:​soc|System-On-Chip]]:​** ​ | Atheros AR9341 rev 3 (MIPS 74Kc V4.12) | +| **Vendor:​** ​                              ​| ​ [[wp>​Qualcomm Atheros]] ​ ||
-| **[[doc:​hardware:​cpu|CPU]]/​Frq** ​         | 74Kc V4.12 500 Mhz | +| **[[doc:​techref:​Bootloader]]:​** ​          ​| ​ [[doc:​techref:​bootloader:​uboot|U-Boot]] 1.1.4  ||
-| **Target name** ​                          | [[http://​wiki.openwrt.org/​tag/​ar71xx?​do=showtag&​tag=ar71xx|ar71xx]] | +| **[[doc:​hardware:​soc|System-On-Chip]]:​** ​ |  Atheros AR9341 rev 3 (MIPS 74Kc V4.12) ​ ||
-**Initial flash image** TL-WA750RE: ​      | ''​openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wa750re-v1-squashfs-factory.bin''​ | +| **[[doc:​hardware:​cpu|CPU]]/​Frq** ​         |  74Kc V4.12 500 Mhz  ||
-| **Upgrade image** TL-WA750RE: ​            | ''​openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wa750re-v1-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin''​ | +| **Target name** ​                          ​| ​ [[http://​wiki.openwrt.org/​tag/​ar71xx?​do=showtag&​tag=ar71xx|ar71xx]] ​ ||| 
-| **Initial flash image** TL-WA850RE: ​      | ''​openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wa850re-v1-squashfs-factory.bin''​ | +| **Flash-Chip:​** ​                          ​| ​ [[http://​www.spansion.com/​Support/​Datasheets/​S25FL032P_00.pdf|Spansion FL032PIF]] ​ ||
-| **Upgrade image** TL-WA850RE: ​            | ''​openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wa850re-v1-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin'' ​+| **Flash size:​** ​                          ​| ​ 4 MiB  ||
-| **Flash-Chip:​** ​                          | [[http://​www.spansion.com/​Support/​Datasheets/​S25FL032P_00.pdf|Spansion FL032PIF]] | +| **RAM:​** ​                                 |  32 MiB  ||
-| **Flash size:​** ​                          | 4 MiB | +| **Wireless:​** ​                            ​| ​ Atheros AR9341 2.4ghz 802.11bgn ​ ||
-| **RAM:​** ​                                 | 32 MiB | +| **Wireless Power:​** ​                      ​| ​ Maximal power output is 20 dBm (100 mW)  ||
-| **Wireless:​** ​                            | Atheros AR9341 2.4ghz 802.11bgn | +| **802.11n:**                               1 x 1 : 1   2 x 2 | 2 x 2 : 2 | 
-| **Wireless Power:​** ​                      | Maximal power output is 20 dBm (100 mW) | +| **Power:​** ​                               |  100-240V AC 0.3A  ||
-| **802.11n** ​TL-WA750RE: ​                  | 1 x 1 : 1 | +| **[[doc:​hardware:​port.serial|Serial]]:​** ​ |  [[#​Serial|Yes]] ​ ||
-| **802.11n** TL-WA850RE                  ​| 2 x 2 : 2 | +| **[[doc:​hardware:​port.jtag|JTAG]]:​** ​     |  No  ​||| 
-| **Power:​** ​                               | 100-240V AC 0.3A | + 
-| **[[doc:​hardware:​port.serial|Serial]]:​** ​ | [[#​Serial|Yes]] | +==== Flash Layout ==== 
-| **[[doc:​hardware:​port.jtag|JTAG]]:​** ​     | No  |+Please read the article [[doc:​techref:​Flash Layout]] for a better understanding. It contains a couple of explanations. Then let's have a view at flash layout of this particular device: 
 + 
 +^   ​TP-Link WA850RE / WA860RE / WA750RE Flash Layout stock firmware ​          ​^^^^^^ 
 +^ Layer0 ​      ​| ​                       spi0.0: ​           4096KiB ​         ||||| 
 +^ Layer1 ​      ​| ​ mtd0            |  mtd1              |    mtd2           ​| ​ mtd3            |  mtd4         | 
 +^ Size in KiB  |  128KiB ​         |  1024KiB ​          ​| ​  2816 KiB        |  64KiB           ​| ​ 64KiB        | 
 +^ Name         ​| ​ **//​u-boot//​** ​ |  **//​kernel//​** ​   |  **//​rootfs//​** ​  ​| ​ **//​config//​** ​ |  **//​art//​** ​ | 
 +^ mountpoint ​  ​| ​ none            |  none              | /                 ​| ​ none            |  none         | 
 +^ filesystem ​  ​| ​ none            |  none              | SquashFS ​         |  none            |  none         |
  
 +ART = Atheros Radio Test - it contains RF calibration data for the wifi. If it is missing or corrupt, wireless won't come up anymore.\\
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