TP-Link TL-WDR3500

Dual Band (concurrent) and 100mbps Ethernet. Advertised as 600 Mbps it is Dual-Stream (2x2) on the 2.4 Ghz Band and Dual-Stream (2x2) on the 5 Ghz Band.

Supported Versions

Version/Model Release Date OpenWrt Version Supported Model Specific Notes
1.0 2012/?? Barrier Breaker (latest trunk) Similar to TP-Link TL-WDR3600


Architecture: MIPS MIPS 74Kc
Vendor: Qualcomm Atheros
Bootloader: U-Boot *** How to upgrade ***
System-On-Chip: AR9344 (MIPS)
CPU/Speed 560 MHz
Flash-Chip: cFeon Q64-104HIP
Flash size: 8192 KiB
RAM: 128 MiB
Wireless: Atheros AR9340 2.4GHz 802.11bgn Atheros AR9300 5GHz 802.11an
Ethernet: Atheros AG71xx: eth0, eth1
Switch: AR934X built-in switch
USB: Yes 1 x 2.0

Switch Ports (for VLANs)

Port Switch port
LAN 1 4
LAN 2 3
LAN 3 2
LAN 4 1

The "Ports" above are the port numbers as designated on the case.

Physical interface eth0 is connected to the switch.

WAN port is on separate physical interface eth1.

Factory Restore

It is posible to restore factory firmware version 3.13.26 Build 130129 Rel.62787n.

Important: If the factory firmware contains boot in the name (e.g. wdr3500v1_en_3_13_34_up_boot(130909).bin) trim the firmware before flashing it:

dd if=orig.bin of=wdr.bin skip=257 bs=512

The firmware binary is expected to have an exact size of 8126464 bytes.

Copy the file wdr3500nv1_en_3_13_26_up(130129).bin to /tmp on the router or use wget to download it.

wget http://domain.tld/wdr3500nv1_en_3_13_26_up\(130129\).bin
mv wdr3500nv1_en_3_13_26_up\(130129\).bin wdr.bin
mtd -r write /tmp/wdr.bin firmware



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toh/tp-link/tl-wdr3500.txt · Last modified: 2014/02/01 17:48 by ralfbergs