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===== Supported Versions ===== ===== Supported Versions =====
 +Works in Barrier Breaker, now up to 14.07-rc3.
 +
^ Version/Model ^Release Date ^ OpenWrt Version Supported ^ Model Specific Notes ^ ^ Version/Model ^Release Date ^ OpenWrt Version Supported ^ Model Specific Notes ^
-| 1.0 | 2012/??| WiP | Similar to [[.:TL-WDR3600|TP-Link TL-WDR3600]] |+| 1.0 | 2012/??| Barrier Breaker (14.07-rc3) [[http://downloads.openwrt.org/barrier_breaker/14.07-rc3/ar71xx/generic/openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wdr3500-v1-squashfs-factory.bin|factory]] [[http://downloads.openwrt.org/barrier_breaker/14.07-rc3/ar71xx/generic/openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wdr3500-v1-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin|sysupgrade]] | Similar to [[.:TL-WDR3600|TP-Link TL-WDR3600]] |
==== Info ==== ==== Info ====
| **[[wp>Instruction set|Architecture]]:**    | [[wp>MIPS architecture|MIPS]] MIPS 74Kc | | **[[wp>Instruction set|Architecture]]:**    | [[wp>MIPS architecture|MIPS]] MIPS 74Kc |
| **Vendor:**          | [[wp>Qualcomm Atheros]] | | **Vendor:**          | [[wp>Qualcomm Atheros]] |
-| **[[doc:techref:Bootloader]]:**    | [[doc:techref:bootloader:uboot|U-Boot]] |+| **[[doc:techref:Bootloader]]:**    | [[doc:techref:bootloader:uboot|U-Boot]] [[https://github.com/pepe2k/u-boot_mod|*** How to upgrade ***]] |
| **[[doc:hardware:soc|System-On-Chip]]:**  | AR9344 (MIPS) | | **[[doc:hardware:soc|System-On-Chip]]:**  | AR9344 (MIPS) |
| **[[doc:hardware:cpu|CPU]]/Speed**        | 560 MHz | | **[[doc:hardware:cpu|CPU]]/Speed**        | 560 MHz |
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| **RAM:**            | 128 MiB  | | **RAM:**            | 128 MiB  |
| **Wireless:**        | Atheros AR9340 2.4GHz 802.11bgn | Atheros AR9300 5GHz 802.11an | | **Wireless:**        | Atheros AR9340 2.4GHz 802.11bgn | Atheros AR9300 5GHz 802.11an |
-| **Ethernet:**        | ??? |+| **Ethernet:**        | Atheros AG71xx: ''eth0'', ''eth1'' | 
 +| **[[doc:hardware:Switch]]:**          | AR934X built-in switch |
| **USB:**            | Yes 1 x 2.0    | | **USB:**            | Yes 1 x 2.0    |
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^ Port ^ Switch port ^ ^ Port ^ Switch port ^
| CPU | 0 | | CPU | 0 |
-| Internet (WAN) | 1 |  +| LAN 1 | 4 |
-| LAN 1 | 2 | +
| LAN 2 | 3 | | LAN 2 | 3 |
-| LAN 3 | 4 |  +| LAN 3 | 2 |  
-| LAN 4 | 5 |  +| LAN 4 | 1 |
-| unknown | 6 |+
-==== Photos ==== +The "Ports" above are the port numbers as designated on the case.
-{{:toh:tp-link:tlwdr3500_v1_overview.jpg|}} +
-{{:toh:tp-link:tlwdr3500_v1_switch.jpg|}} +
-{{:toh:tp-link:tlwdr3500_v1_ar9344.jpg|}} +
-{{:toh:tp-link:tlwdr3500_v1_ar9582.jpg|}} +
-{{:toh:tp-link:tlwdr3500_v1_hynix.jpg|}}+
 +Physical interface ''eth0'' is connected to the switch.
 +
 +WAN port is on separate physical interface ''eth1''.
 +
 +==== Factory Restore ====
 +-> [[doc:howto:generic.uninstall]]
 +
 +{{page>meta:infobox:dangerous&noheader&nofooter&noeditbtn}}
 +
 +With the TL-WR842ND router, there is a catch: the stock firmware is obtained from the OEM: http://www.tplink.com/en/support/download/?model=TL-WDR3500
 +
 +  * 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 ''wdr3500nv1_en_3_13_26_up(130129).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-WDR3500 **//V1//** [[http://q.gs/6giYu|TL-WDR3500-V1-stripped.zip]]
 +
 +
 +==== Failsafe mode ====
 +
 +For general failsafe help, consult the [[doc:howto:generic.failsafe|OpenWrt Failsafe Mode]] page.
 +
 +For this specific TP-Link model there is an alternative way of flashing the firmware to the router. Thanks to [[http://goo.gl/Gp0QoR]] for finding this.
 +This guide assumes you are using Ubuntu.
 +
 +1. Change your ip address to 192.168.0.66
 +
 +2. Connect your cable to one of the LAN ports on the router (WAN port won't work for this)
 +
 +3. Setup a tftp server on your machine by entering "sudo apt-get install xinetd tftpd tftp"
 +
 +4. Download the OpenWrt factory firmware and rename "openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wdr3500-v1-squashfs-factory.bin" to "wdr3500v1_tp_recovery.bin"
 +
 +5. Put the renamed firmware in your tftp folder (/var/lib/tftpboot/)
 +
 +6. Start the tftp server with "tftp 192.168.0.66"
 +
 +7. Hold down the WPS/Reset button on the router
 +
 +8. Power on the router. The router will show the two arrow symbol when done correctly.
 +
 +9. After approximately 7 seconds release the reset button
 +
 +10. The router will now download the firmware from your server and upgrade
 +
 +11. After about a minute the router will indicate a restart.
 +
 +12. Change your IP to 192.168.1.2 and try to connect to Openwrt by telnet.
 +
 +
 +
 +==== Photos ====
 +{{:toh:tp-link:tlwdr3500_v1_overview.jpg?400|}}
 +{{:toh:tp-link:tlwdr3500_v1_switch.jpg?400|}}
 +{{:toh:tp-link:tlwdr3500_v1_ar9344.jpg?400|}}
 +{{:toh:tp-link:tlwdr3500_v1_ar9582.jpg?400|}}
 +{{:toh:tp-link:tlwdr3500_v1_hynix.jpg?400|}}
 +{{:media:tlwdr3500_v1_ar9344connect.jpg|}}
===== Tags ===== ===== Tags =====
{{tag>5Port 2PHY USB USB JTAG 802.11bgn ath9k AR9344 802.11abgn_simultan 2Ant DetachableAntenna 128RAM 8Flash MIPS MIPS32 74Kc DB120}} {{tag>5Port 2PHY USB USB JTAG 802.11bgn ath9k AR9344 802.11abgn_simultan 2Ant DetachableAntenna 128RAM 8Flash MIPS MIPS32 74Kc DB120}}

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