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toh:tp-link:tl-wdr4900 [2014/02/24 14:07]
tenninjas
toh:tp-link:tl-wdr4900 [2014/08/27 11:12] (current)
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  * Forum https://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php?id=42062   * Forum https://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php?id=42062
 +
 +As of May 2014, TP-Link appear to be discontinuing the TL-WDR4900 in Great Britain.
===== Supported Versions ===== ===== Supported Versions =====
^ Version/Model ^ S/N ^ Release Date ^ OpenWrt Version Supported ^ Model Specific Notes ^ ^ Version/Model ^ S/N ^ Release Date ^ OpenWrt Version Supported ^ Model Specific Notes ^
| v1.0 world-wide | - | 2013-01-22 | trunk [[https://dev.openwrt.org/changeset/36051|r36051]]  | Freescale PPC w/2 Atheros radio chips 3 internal antennas (2.4Ghz) and 3 external antennas (5Ghz) | | v1.0 world-wide | - | 2013-01-22 | trunk [[https://dev.openwrt.org/changeset/36051|r36051]]  | Freescale PPC w/2 Atheros radio chips 3 internal antennas (2.4Ghz) and 3 external antennas (5Ghz) |
-| v1.3 world-wide | - | 2013 | trunk | http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/mpc85xx/ |+| v1.3 world-wide | - | 2013 | Barrier Breaker RC2 | http://downloads.openwrt.org/barrier_breaker/14.07-rc2/mpc85xx/generic/ |
| v2.0 PRC only  | - | 2013-01-22 | trunk [[https://dev.openwrt.org/changeset/39637|r39637]] | 6 external antennas, available in PRC only. http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/ar71xx/ | | v2.0 PRC only  | - | 2013-01-22 | trunk [[https://dev.openwrt.org/changeset/39637|r39637]] | 6 external antennas, available in PRC only. http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/ar71xx/ |
 +
 +Barrier Breaker RC2 appears to work fine on v1.3. If you have success or problems with v1.0 or 2.0, please add information here, or post to forum. Note that BB RC2 comes without Luci (the Web GUI) preinstalled.
===== Hardware ===== ===== Hardware =====
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| **RAM-Chip:**                                | [[http://www.skhynix.com/inc/pdfDownload.jsp?path=/datasheet/pdf/graphics/H5TQ1G63DFR(Rev1.1).pdf|H5TQ1G63DFR]] | [[http://www.skhynix.com/products/consumer/view.jsp?info.ramKind=03&info.serialNo=H5PS5162GFR|H5PS5162GFR]] | | **RAM-Chip:**                                | [[http://www.skhynix.com/inc/pdfDownload.jsp?path=/datasheet/pdf/graphics/H5TQ1G63DFR(Rev1.1).pdf|H5TQ1G63DFR]] | [[http://www.skhynix.com/products/consumer/view.jsp?info.ramKind=03&info.serialNo=H5PS5162GFR|H5PS5162GFR]] |
| **RAM size:**                                | 128 MiB | 128 MiB  | | **RAM size:**                                | 128 MiB | 128 MiB  |
-| **Wireless1:**                              | Chip: AR9381-AL1A for 2.4GHz  | SoC: QCA9558-AT4A w/ 3x3 MIMO for 2.4Ghz          |+| **Wireless1:**                              | Chip: AR9381-AL1A w/ 3x3 MIMO for 2.4GHz  | SoC: QCA9558-AT4A w/ 3x3 MIMO for 2.4Ghz          |
| **Wireless2:**                              | Chip: AR9580-AR1A w/ 3x3 MIMO for 5Ghz    | Chip: AR9580-AR1A w/ 3x3 MIMO for 5Ghz | | **Wireless2:**                              | Chip: AR9580-AR1A w/ 3x3 MIMO for 5Ghz    | Chip: AR9580-AR1A w/ 3x3 MIMO for 5Ghz |
| **[[doc:techref:swconfig|Switch]]:**        | AR8327N-AL1A                              | AR8327N-BL1A  | | **[[doc:techref:swconfig|Switch]]:**        | AR8327N-AL1A                              | AR8327N-BL1A  |
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OpenWRT may be installed [[doc/howto/generic.flashing#method.1via.oem.firmware|via OEM firmware]] on both versions. OpenWRT may be installed [[doc/howto/generic.flashing#method.1via.oem.firmware|via OEM firmware]] on both versions.
-v1: [[http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/mpc85xx/openwrt-mpc85xx-generic-tl-wdr4900-v1-squashfs-factory.bin|openwrt-mpc85xx-generic-tl-wdr4900-v1-squashfs-factory.bin]]+v1: [[http://downloads.openwrt.org/barrier_breaker/14.07-rc2/mpc85xx/generic/openwrt-mpc85xx-generic-tl-wdr4900-v1-squashfs-factory.bin|openwrt-mpc85xx-generic-tl-wdr4900-v1-squashfs-factory.bin ]] 
 + 
 +      * August 2014: Barrier Breaker RC2 (and RC1) reported to work fine by different users (Luci not in RC) 
 +      * July 2014: Problems with unstable Trunk 
 +      * June 2014: The latest known stable Trunk is r39430. 
v2: [[http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/ar71xx/openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wdr4900-v2-squashfs-factory.bin|openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wdr4900-v2-squashfs-factory.bin]] v2: [[http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/ar71xx/openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wdr4900-v2-squashfs-factory.bin|openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wdr4900-v2-squashfs-factory.bin]]
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{{:media:toh:tp-link:stock-fw-upgrade-step2.jpg?250|Upgrading from Stock Firwmare - Step 2}} {{:media:toh:tp-link:stock-fw-upgrade-step2.jpg?250|Upgrading from Stock Firwmare - Step 2}}
 +==== VLAN ====
 +To get tagged and untagged traffic working on the same port a patch for the switch driver is needed. Refer to: https://dev.openwrt.org/ticket/12181#comment:73
===== De-brick or OEM installation ===== ===== De-brick or OEM installation =====
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  * a TFTP server started on your local machine   * a TFTP server started on your local machine
    * must be listening on the same link/IP address as the wired ethernet connection to the router     * must be listening on the same link/IP address as the wired ethernet connection to the router
-    * v1.x models prefer the server address 192.168.1.66, v2.0 prefers 192.168.1.100+    * v1.x models prefer the server address 192.168.0.66, v2.0 prefers 192.168.1.100
=== v1.x Flash Write Procedure === === v1.x Flash Write Procedure ===
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  - Plug in your router and keep the WPS/Reset button pressed until the tftp server confirms the transfer is done   - Plug in your router and keep the WPS/Reset button pressed until the tftp server confirms the transfer is done
  - Wait for the router to reboot, the new image will then be loaded   - Wait for the router to reboot, the new image will then be loaded
 +  - A pack ready for doing this, containing TFTPD32 server and the latest TP-Link firmware, can be found here: https://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php?pid=236428#p236428 
 +  - Also there's a video of the process: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54PAS0gvW2k
===== Failsafe / reset ===== ===== Failsafe / reset =====
After all else failed, I found [[http://www.binaryfriend.ru/2012/10/how-to-hard-reset-openwrt-on-tp-link-1043nd]].  Extremely simple.  Please see the original page for more info.  Summary: After all else failed, I found [[http://www.binaryfriend.ru/2012/10/how-to-hard-reset-openwrt-on-tp-link-1043nd]].  Extremely simple.  Please see the original page for more info.  Summary:
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{{tag>GigabitEthernet internalantenna 2usb 3x3 450mbps usb2.0 5ghz 5port 16flash 802.11abgn ath9k detachableantenna 6ant 3ant 128ram 802.11abgn_simultan 2WNIC, soc.freescale.mpc}} {{tag>GigabitEthernet internalantenna 2usb 3x3 450mbps usb2.0 5ghz 5port 16flash 802.11abgn ath9k detachableantenna 6ant 3ant 128ram 802.11abgn_simultan 2WNIC, soc.freescale.mpc}}
 +
 +===== Specific Configuration =====
 +==== Switch Ports (for VLANs) ==== WDR4900 v1?
 +
 +Numbers 2-5 are Ethernet Ports 1-4 as labeled on the unit, number 1 is "Internet" (WAN) on the unit, 0 is the internal connection to the router itself.
 +^ Port ^ Switch port ^
 +| CPU  | 0 |
 +| WAN  | 1 |
 +| LAN 1 | 2 |
 +| LAN 2 | 3 |
 +| LAN 3 | 4 |
 +| LAN 4 | 5 |
 +| (not used ?) | 6 |
 +
 +==== Switch Ports (for VLANs) ==== WDR4900 v2
 +
 +Numbers 2-5 are Ethernet Ports 1-4 as labeled on the unit, number 1 is "Internet" (WAN) on the unit, 6 is the internal connection to the router itself, and 0 is another CPU, because this router has two.
 +
 +^ Port ^ Switch port ^
 +| Second CPU | 0 |
 +| WAN  | 1 |
 +| LAN 1 | 2 |
 +| LAN 2 | 3 |         
 +| LAN 3 | 4 |
 +| LAN 4 | 5 |
 +| CPU  | 6 |
 +
 +
 +==== Luci WDR4900v2 (Example Vlans tag for Movistar FTTH Spain)
 +
 +
 +
 +{{:media:tplink_wdr4900v2_switch_vlan_tagg.jpg?900}}
 +
 +
 +==== Port Mirroring ====
 +Hardware port mirroring is supported in v1/(v2?) FIXME
 +
 +Here's an example of configuring port mirroring in /etc/config/network for mirroring port 1 to port 5
 +(You may need to restart the router for port mirroring changes to take effect):
 +<code>
 +
 +config switch
 + option name 'switch0'
 + option reset '1'
 + option enable_vlan '1'
 + option enable_mirror_rx '1'
 + option enable_mirror_tx '1'
 + option mirror_source_port '1'
 + option mirror_monitor_port '5'
 +
 +</code>
 +
 +===== Other Information Resources =====
 +
 +[[https://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php?id=42062&p=22|OpenWRT Forum Thread "Developing Support for TPLINK WDR4900"]]
 +
 +[[https://wikidevi.com/wiki/TP-LINK_TL-WDR4900_v1|Hardware Information at wikidevi (v1 International version)]]
 +
 +[[https://wikidevi.com/wiki/TP-LINK_TL-WDR4900_v2|Hardware Information at wikidevi (v2 PRC-only version)]]

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