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toh:tp-link:tl-wr1043nd [2014/08/18 18:37]
olmari Updated links from 14.07-rc1 to -rc3
toh:tp-link:tl-wr1043nd [2015/01/30 23:41] (current)
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 One of the first cheap devices with an gigabit Ethernet switch. Manufacture advertised features: 3 removable omni antennas ([[wp>​RP-SMA|RP-SMA connectors]]) and 24 dBm (251 mW, v1.x, v2.x) maximal TX power output. Note: maximal TX power and available channels are limited in some countries! One of the first cheap devices with an gigabit Ethernet switch. Manufacture advertised features: 3 removable omni antennas ([[wp>​RP-SMA|RP-SMA connectors]]) and 24 dBm (251 mW, v1.x, v2.x) maximal TX power output. Note: maximal TX power and available channels are limited in some countries!
  
-**WARNING:​** These routers seem to have unstable wifi in 12.09. They'​re hit by bugs [[https://​dev.openwrt.org/​ticket/​9654|9654]],​ [[https://​dev.openwrt.org/​ticket/​12372|12372]] and [[https://​dev.openwrt.org/​ticket/​13966|13966]].+**WARNING:​** These routers seem to have unstable wifi in 12.09. They'​re hit by bugs [[https://​dev.openwrt.org/​ticket/​9654|9654]],​ [[https://​dev.openwrt.org/​ticket/​12372|12372]] and [[https://​dev.openwrt.org/​ticket/​13966|13966]]. ​Fixed in 14.07
  
 ===== Supported Versions ===== ===== Supported Versions =====
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 | v1.7 | - | | | Backfire 10.03.1 | | | v1.7 | - | | | Backfire 10.03.1 | |
 | v1.8 | - | | 2010-08-04 <​sup><​sub>​(and probably other versions prior to 2012-02-02)</​sub></​sup>​ | Backfire 10.03.1 | | | v1.8 | - | | 2010-08-04 <​sup><​sub>​(and probably other versions prior to 2012-02-02)</​sub></​sup>​ | Backfire 10.03.1 | |
 +| ::: | - | | 2011-04-28 | Barrier Breaker 14.07 | - |
 | ::: | - | | 2012-02-02, 2012-03-31 <​sup><​sub>​(and probably later versions)</​sub></​sup>​ | Attitude Adjustment 12.09-rc1 | Tested OK with Backfire 10.03.1 but **require** [[toh:​tp-link:​tl-wr1043nd#​bootloader.downgrade|bootloader downgrade]]. [[https://​forum.openwrt.org/​viewtopic.php?​id=42539|Suspect of hardware bug that bring down WiFi after a while.]] | | ::: | - | | 2012-02-02, 2012-03-31 <​sup><​sub>​(and probably later versions)</​sub></​sup>​ | Attitude Adjustment 12.09-rc1 | Tested OK with Backfire 10.03.1 but **require** [[toh:​tp-link:​tl-wr1043nd#​bootloader.downgrade|bootloader downgrade]]. [[https://​forum.openwrt.org/​viewtopic.php?​id=42539|Suspect of hardware bug that bring down WiFi after a while.]] |
 | v1.9 | - | | 2012-03-31 | | Tested OK with Backfire 10.03.1 but **require** [[toh:​tp-link:​tl-wr1043nd#​bootloader.downgrade|bootloader downgrade]]. | | v1.9 | - | | 2012-03-31 | | Tested OK with Backfire 10.03.1 but **require** [[toh:​tp-link:​tl-wr1043nd#​bootloader.downgrade|bootloader downgrade]]. |
 | v1.10 | - | | | Attitude Adjustment 12.09-rc1 | Similar v1.1 board. **Backfire 10.03.1 = BRICK**:​!:​.| | v1.10 | - | | | Attitude Adjustment 12.09-rc1 | Similar v1.1 board. **Backfire 10.03.1 = BRICK**:​!:​.|
 | v1.11 | - | | | Attitude Adjustment 12.09 | **Backfire 10.03.1 = BRICK**:!: | | v1.11 | - | | | Attitude Adjustment 12.09 | **Backfire 10.03.1 = BRICK**:!: |
-| v2.1  | - | | 2013-06-18 | Barrier Breaker ​(trunk R38958) ​ ​| ​ |+| v2.1  | - | | 2013-06-18 | Barrier Breaker ​14.07  ​| ​ |
  
 +Wan to Lan Throughput V1.x 122.7 Mbps [[http://​www.smallnetbuilder.com/​lanwan/​router-charts/​bar/​74-wan-to-lan|http://​www.smallnetbuilder.com/​lanwan/​router-charts/​bar/​74-wan-to-lan]]
  
 ^ HW V1.x ^ HW V2.x ^ ^ HW V1.x ^ HW V2.x ^
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 <color red>//​Due to numerous reports that WAN bug does not occur with stock uboot, doing uboot downgrade may be possibly obsolete.//</​color>​ <color red>//​Due to numerous reports that WAN bug does not occur with stock uboot, doing uboot downgrade may be possibly obsolete.//</​color>​
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 +:!: **WAN port disabled after installation of Barrier Breaker 14.07 (apparently model v1.8 specific and maybe not related to the WAN port bug):** After installation of Barrier Breaker (and maybe other releases), the WAN port does not work. Bootloader downgrade does not help. 
 +**Possible solution:** Check whether the MAC addresses of the LAN and the WAN interface are set to be the same. WAN MAC should be LAN MAC+1 (e.g. LAN 01:​02:​03:​04:​b6 -> WAN 01:​02:​03:​04:​b7). If addresses are the same, you can overwrite the WAN MAC in LuCI/the web interface by going to Network -> Interfaces -> "​Edit"​ button for WAN -> "​Advanced Settings"​ tab -> enter the new MAC address in the field "​Override MAC address"​. Thanks to nischris and the [[https://​forum.openwrt.org/​viewtopic.php?​id=46354|forum]] and the [[https://​dev.openwrt.org/​ticket/​11898|bug tracker]].
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 :!: **WAN port disable bug (newer models v1.8+ with U-boot 2012-02-02 and later).** It has been [[https://​dev.openwrt.org/​ticket/​11898 | reported]] that recent TP-Link stock firmware packages include a new bootloader revision, which disables the WAN (port 0) at boot. This was an unhelpful fix to deal with the [[https://​dev.openwrt.org/​ticket/​6819 | switch leakage]], which has been implemented in trunk between [[https://​dev.openwrt.org/​changeset/​32942 | r32942]] - [[https://​dev.openwrt.org/​changeset/​32942 | r32944]] (45-46 fixes the leakage). :!: **WAN port disable bug (newer models v1.8+ with U-boot 2012-02-02 and later).** It has been [[https://​dev.openwrt.org/​ticket/​11898 | reported]] that recent TP-Link stock firmware packages include a new bootloader revision, which disables the WAN (port 0) at boot. This was an unhelpful fix to deal with the [[https://​dev.openwrt.org/​ticket/​6819 | switch leakage]], which has been implemented in trunk between [[https://​dev.openwrt.org/​changeset/​32942 | r32942]] - [[https://​dev.openwrt.org/​changeset/​32942 | r32944]] (45-46 fixes the leakage).
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 :!: **USB 3G modem issue (insufficient power).** TL-WR1043ND v1.x does NOT deliver enough power for most USB 3G modems, which can lead to erratic behavior such as droped/​failed connections. If a 3G USB modem is to be used, consider other routers with a USB port that delivers enough Amperes. (e.g. [[http://​wiki.openwrt.org/​toh/​buffalo/​wzr-hp-ag300h|Buffalo WZR-HP-AG300H]]) :!: **USB 3G modem issue (insufficient power).** TL-WR1043ND v1.x does NOT deliver enough power for most USB 3G modems, which can lead to erratic behavior such as droped/​failed connections. If a 3G USB modem is to be used, consider other routers with a USB port that delivers enough Amperes. (e.g. [[http://​wiki.openwrt.org/​toh/​buffalo/​wzr-hp-ag300h|Buffalo WZR-HP-AG300H]])
  
-== Compatible ​USB 3G modems ​== +== Tested ​USB 3G modens for TL-WR1043ND v1: == 
-  * e.g. Huawei ​E1550 +I got a stable 3g connection on my router! I don't see any erratic behavior! 
 +I tested the router with the following 3g modems: 
 +  * Huawei ​E303 
 +  * Huawei E303c 
 +  * Huawei E3131 
 +  * Huawei E3272 
 +  * Huawei E3531 
 +  * ZTE MF823L 
 +  * ZTE MF190 
 +  * ZTE MF193 
 +  * ZTE MF626
  
-== Note for TL-WR1043ND v2: ==+== Tested USB 3G modens ​for TL-WR1043ND v2: ==
 I got a stable 3g connection on my router! I don't see any erratic behavior! I got a stable 3g connection on my router! I don't see any erratic behavior!
 I tested the router with the following 3g modems: I tested the router with the following 3g modems:
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 ===== Installation ===== ===== Installation =====
-  - [[doc:​howto:​obtain.firmware]] and [[about/​latest|Latest OpenWrt Release]] - required image file is "​openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wr1043nd-v1-squashfs-factory.bin"​ for v1.x routers, "​openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wr1043nd-v2-squashfs-factory.bin"​ for v2.x routers. Files can be found in the "​ar71xx"​ directory. You can use the quick links from the table below.+  - [[doc:​howto:​obtain.firmware]] and [[about/​latest|Latest OpenWrt Release]] - required image file is "[[http://​downloads.openwrt.org/​latest/​ar71xx/​generic/​openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wr1043nd-v1-squashfs-factory.bin|openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wr1043nd-v1-squashfs-factory.bin]]" for v1.x routers, "​openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wr1043nd-v2-squashfs-factory.bin"​ for v2.x routers. Files can be found in the "​ar71xx"​ directory. You can use the quick links from the table below.
   - [[doc:​howto:​generic.flashing]] Now write this firmware-file onto the flash-chip of your device   - [[doc:​howto:​generic.flashing]] Now write this firmware-file onto the flash-chip of your device
  
-:!: **''​NOTE:''​** If case you have a revision > v1.10, you need to flash an elder OEM firmware release first, and only then flash OpenWrt; tested and works [[http://​forum.lowyat.net/​topic/​2481658/​all|credits go to sayboon]] for his tutorial+:!: **''​NOTE:''​** If case you have a revision > v1.10 (but not v2.x), you need to flash an elder OEM firmware release first, and only then flash OpenWrt; tested and works [[http://​forum.lowyat.net/​topic/​2481658/​all|credits go to sayboon]] for his tutorial
  
  
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   * Download **Factory** image if you want to install OpenWrt on router with OEM firmware.   * Download **Factory** image if you want to install OpenWrt on router with OEM firmware.
-  * Download **Update** image if you already have OpenWrt installed. +  * Download **Upgrade** image if you already have OpenWrt installed.
  
 ==== Downloads for TL-WR1043ND v1.x  ==== ==== Downloads for TL-WR1043ND v1.x  ====
  
 ^ Branch ^ Type ^ Download link ^ ^ Branch ^ Type ^ Download link ^
-|  **Stable** (Attitude Adjustment) ​ |  **Factory** ​ |  http://​downloads.openwrt.org/​attitude_adjustment/​12.09/​ar71xx/​generic/​openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wr1043nd-v1-squashfs-factory.bin ​ | +|  **Stable** (Barrier Breaker) ​ |  **Factory** ​ |  http://​downloads.openwrt.org/​barrier_breaker/​14.07/​ar71xx/​generic/​openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wr1043nd-v1-squashfs-factory.bin ​ | 
-|  :::  |  **Upgrade** ​ |  http://​downloads.openwrt.org/​attitude_adjustment/​12.09/​ar71xx/​generic/​openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wr1043nd-v1-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin ​ | +|  :::  |  **Upgrade** ​ |  http://​downloads.openwrt.org/​barrier_breaker/​14.07/​ar71xx/​generic/​openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wr1043nd-v1-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin ​ |
-|  **14.07-rc3** (Barrier Breaker) ​ |  **Factory** ​ |  http://​downloads.openwrt.org/​barrier_breaker/​14.07-rc3/​ar71xx/​generic/​openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wr1043nd-v1-squashfs-factory.bin ​ | +
-|  :::  |  **Upgrade** ​ |  http://​downloads.openwrt.org/​barrier_breaker/​14.07-rc3/​ar71xx/​generic/​openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wr1043nd-v1-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin ​ |+
 |  **Trunk** (Barrier Breaker) ​ |  **Factory** ​ |  http://​downloads.openwrt.org/​snapshots/​trunk/​ar71xx/​openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wr1043nd-v1-squashfs-factory.bin ​ | |  **Trunk** (Barrier Breaker) ​ |  **Factory** ​ |  http://​downloads.openwrt.org/​snapshots/​trunk/​ar71xx/​openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wr1043nd-v1-squashfs-factory.bin ​ |
 |  :::  |  **Upgrade** ​ |  http://​downloads.openwrt.org/​snapshots/​trunk/​ar71xx/​openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wr1043nd-v1-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin ​ | |  :::  |  **Upgrade** ​ |  http://​downloads.openwrt.org/​snapshots/​trunk/​ar71xx/​openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wr1043nd-v1-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin ​ |
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 ^ Branch ^ Type ^ Download link ^ ^ Branch ^ Type ^ Download link ^
-|  **14.07-rc3** (Barrier Breaker) ​ |  **Factory** ​ |  http://​downloads.openwrt.org/​barrier_breaker/​14.07-rc3/​ar71xx/​generic/​openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wr1043nd-v2-squashfs-factory.bin ​ | +|  **Stable** (Barrier Breaker) ​ |  **Factory** ​ |  http://​downloads.openwrt.org/​barrier_breaker/​14.07/​ar71xx/​generic/​openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wr1043nd-v2-squashfs-factory.bin ​ | 
-|  :::  |  **Upgrade** ​ |  http://​downloads.openwrt.org/​barrier_breaker/​14.07-rc3/​ar71xx/​generic/​openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wr1043nd-v2-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin ​ |+|  :::  |  **Upgrade** ​ |  http://​downloads.openwrt.org/​barrier_breaker/​14.07/​ar71xx/​generic/​openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wr1043nd-v2-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin ​ |
 |  **Trunk** (Barrier Breaker) ​ |  **Factory** ​ |  http://​downloads.openwrt.org/​snapshots/​trunk/​ar71xx/​openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wr1043nd-v2-squashfs-factory.bin ​ | |  **Trunk** (Barrier Breaker) ​ |  **Factory** ​ |  http://​downloads.openwrt.org/​snapshots/​trunk/​ar71xx/​openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wr1043nd-v2-squashfs-factory.bin ​ |
 |  :::  |  **Upgrade** ​ |  http://​downloads.openwrt.org/​snapshots/​trunk/​ar71xx/​openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wr1043nd-v2-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin ​ | |  :::  |  **Upgrade** ​ |  http://​downloads.openwrt.org/​snapshots/​trunk/​ar71xx/​openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wr1043nd-v2-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin ​ |
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 | ::: | - | 6 Switch0 CPU Port | | ::: | - | 6 Switch0 CPU Port |
  
-FIXME There is a port 6 on v2.x I haven'​t found it's purpose yet! 
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-Theory (may be wrong):\\ 
 The v2.x get's the lan and wan interface not via eth0.1/​eth0.2 but via eth0 (wan) and eth1 (lan). The v2.x get's the lan and wan interface not via eth0.1/​eth0.2 but via eth0 (wan) and eth1 (lan).
 The eth0 in the same vlan as port 5 on the switch. The eth0 in the same vlan as port 5 on the switch.
-Because of that, I think that port 6 on the v2.x routers ​may be an aditional ​CPU port - used for wan traffic only.+Because of that port 6 on the v2.x routers ​is an additional ​CPU port - used for wan traffic only.
  
 Wan has VLAN 2, that shouldn'​t be touch,as you lose the WAN port. Start you VLANs from 3 , attaching them to the eth1.x sub-interfaces. Wan has VLAN 2, that shouldn'​t be touch,as you lose the WAN port. Start you VLANs from 3 , attaching them to the eth1.x sub-interfaces.
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 +See Schematics:
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 +{{:​media:​wr1043ndv2-schematics.png?​600|}}
  
  
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 http://​www.superwrt.eu/​en/​firmware/​tp-link-wr1043nd/​ http://​www.superwrt.eu/​en/​firmware/​tp-link-wr1043nd/​
 +http://​superwrt.ro/​descarca/​
  
 +Note - official stable releases from openwrt.org also have Luci integrated.
 ===== Other models with the same hardware ===== ===== Other models with the same hardware =====
  
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