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toh:tp-link:tl-wr710n [2013/10/29 07:59]
cave
toh:tp-link:tl-wr710n [2014/04/10 09:18] (current)
ub Adding Micro USB to the device for USB power and Serial Port
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This device has a similar form factor as the [[TL-WR800N]]. It has the Atheros AR9331 chipset and two Ethernet ports. Another similar device is the [[TL-WR703N]]. This device has a similar form factor as the [[TL-WR800N]]. It has the Atheros AR9331 chipset and two Ethernet ports. Another similar device is the [[TL-WR703N]].
-Version sold in Poland & Austria - TL-WR710N(EU) has 8MB flash chip and 32MB ram.+Version sold in Switzerland, Poland, Turkey & Austria - TL-WR710N(EU) has 8MB flash chip and 32MB ram.
The International/Chinese Version has a 2MB flash chip. Good news is that you can [[https://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php?pid=156623#p156623|replace 2MB flash chip with bigger one]] and then you can run OpenWrt on this device. The International/Chinese Version has a 2MB flash chip. Good news is that you can [[https://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php?pid=156623#p156623|replace 2MB flash chip with bigger one]] and then you can run OpenWrt on this device.
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^ Version ^ CPU ^ Flash ^ RAM ^ Network ^ USB ^ Serial ^ JTag ^ Flash chip ^ Memory chip ^ OpenWrt Version Supported ^ ^ Version ^ CPU ^ Flash ^ RAM ^ Network ^ USB ^ Serial ^ JTag ^ Flash chip ^ Memory chip ^ OpenWrt Version Supported ^
|  TL-WR710N | Atheros AR9331@400MHz  | 2MB | 16MB | 2 | No | Yes | Yes | cFeon F16-100HP | Zentel A3S28D40FTP-G5 | | |  TL-WR710N | Atheros AR9331@400MHz  | 2MB | 16MB | 2 | No | Yes | Yes | cFeon F16-100HP | Zentel A3S28D40FTP-G5 | |
-|  TL-WR710N(EU) v1.1 | Atheros AR9331@400MHz - PL version  | 8MB | 32MB | 2 | Yes | Yes | - | - | - | |+|  TL-WR710N(EU) v1.1 | Atheros AR9331@400MHz - PL version  | 8MB | 32MB | 2 | Yes | Yes | - | - | - | trunk r38705 confirmed working |
|  TL-WR710N(EU) v1.2 | Atheros AR9331@400MHz - EU version  | 8MB | 32MB | 2 | Yes | Yes | - | m25p80 (8MB) | - | AA not tested, [[https://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php?pid=215950#p215950| trunk r38541 confirmed working]]| |  TL-WR710N(EU) v1.2 | Atheros AR9331@400MHz - EU version  | 8MB | 32MB | 2 | Yes | Yes | - | m25p80 (8MB) | - | AA not tested, [[https://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php?pid=215950#p215950| trunk r38541 confirmed working]]|
- 
==== Internal images ==== ==== Internal images ====
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PL version: see http://galeria.tech-blog.pl/TP-Link_TL-WR710N-EU/ PL version: see http://galeria.tech-blog.pl/TP-Link_TL-WR710N-EU/
 +Swiss-French version: see http://jean-marc.paratte.ch/articles/openwrt-tp-link-tl-wr710n/
 +
 +====== Serial ======
 +{{:media:wr710n-serial-soldering.jpg?400|}}
 +
 +source: https://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php?id=48145
 +
 +<code>
 +Pin 2 (RXD)    TP_IN
 +Pin 3 (TXD)    TP_OUT
 +Pin 5 (GND)  [See Picture]
 +</code>
 +
 +Serial settings
 +<code>
 +COM6
 +Speed: 115200
 +Data bits: 8
 +Stop bits: 1
 +Parity: None
 +Flow control: XON/XOFF
 +</code>
 +
 +
 +
 +====== Unbrick TL-WR710N ======
 +Recovery ist mittels serelle Schnittstelle möglich. Alles wie in diesem Blog beschrieben.[[http://forums.openpilot.org/blog/52/entry-92-unbrick-wr703n-wifi-router/]]. Der einziger Unterschied ist die Firmware Größe **0x7C0000**.
 +Ich habe einen **PL2303HX** benutzt.
 +
 +  - 1.) Firmware hier herunterladen: [[http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/ar71xx/openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wr710n-v1-squashfs-factory.bin]]
 +  - 2.) IP adress des Computers auf 192.168.1.100 setzen
 +  - 3.)
 +
 +Firmware Size:
 +Dez: 8126464  Hex: 0x7C0000
 +<code>
 +tftpboot 0x81000000 openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wr710n-v1-squashfs-factory.bin
 +erase 0x9f020000 +0x7C0000
 +cp.b 0x81000000 0x9f020000 0x7C0000
 +bootm 9f020000
 +</code>
===== Logs ===== ===== Logs =====
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VCEI exceptions : not available VCEI exceptions : not available
</code> </code>
 +
 +====== Unbrick TL-WR710N ======
 +Recovery ist mittels serelle Schnittstelle möglich. Alles wie in diesem Blog beschrieben.[[http://forums.openpilot.org/blog/52/entry-92-unbrick-wr703n-wifi-router/]]. Der einziger Unterschied ist die Firmware Größe **0x7C0000**.
 +Ich habe einen **PL2303HX** benutzt.
 +
 +  * Firmware hier herunterladen: [[http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/ar71xx/openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wr710n-v1-squashfs-factory.bin]]
 +  * IP adress des Computers auf 192.168.1.100 setzen (kein DNS, kein Gateway)
 +  * tftpd Server starten
 +  * putty Serielle Verbindung erstellen und starten
 +  *
 +
 +Firmware Size:
 +Dez: 8126464  Hex: 0x7C0000
 +<code>
 +tftpboot 0x81000000 openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wr710n-v1-squashfs-factory.bin
 +erase 0x9f020000 +0x7C0000
 +cp.b 0x81000000 0x9f020000 0x7C0000
 +bootm 9f020000
 +</code>
 +
 +===== Back to Original TP-Link Firmware=====
 +
 +For europe model 8mb flash.. flash from webinterface...
 +
 +https://www.dropbox.com/s/a0s0x25lrmjukmb/wr710nv1_en_3_14_9_up%28130419%29.bin
 +
 +Note: This file is hosted on dropbox and only 29kByte instead of the 8MB one might expect. Flashing this file [[doc:howto:generic.uninstall#via.openwrt.cli|via OpenWrt CLI]] seems to brick the router.
 +
 +===== Battery Mod =====
 +two cables can be soldered to the under the cap called c207 as red to square black to round (tested on rev 1.2); and the device can be powered up with 4 AA battery or a 1A USB (both tested).
 +
 +{{:media:battery.or.usb.for.wr710n.jpg|}}
 +
 +
 +===== Adding Micro USB to the device for USB power and Serial Port =====
 +
 +{{ http://b.pololu-files.com/picture/0J4789.200.jpg?100|Pololu CP2104 USB-to-Serial Adapter Carrier}}With a Micro USB/UART adapter and the Battery Mod above, we can add a Micro USB port to the WR710N that can power the device and connect to its serial console.  Tested successfully with [[http://www.pololu.com/product/1308/resources|this adapter board]], powering the WR710N from the adapter's VBUS pad. A 3.25" USB hard drive on the WR710N's USB host did not spin up, though.
 +
 +{{ http://www.spikenzielabs.com/Catalog/images/medium/LabsImages/SPL011101_MED.jpg?100|SpikenzieLabs Micro USB FTDI Buddy}}Using an even smaller adapter board [[http://www.spikenzielabs.com/Catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=81_74&products_id=934|like this one]], it might be possible to conveniently place the micro USB port between the WR170N's USB host and its LAN jacks, so that it's all in one box.
 +
 +===== Bootloader Mods =====
 +  - you could read about [[doc:techref:bootloader]] in general and about [[doc:techref:bootloader:uboot|Das U-Boot]] in particular.
 +
 +==== U-Boot 1.1.4 modification for routers ====
 +Forum member [[https://forum.openwrt.org/profile.php?id=72549|pepe2k]] made a modification of **U-Boot 1.1.4** for **Qualcomm Atheros** SoCs based devices (the project is still being developed, so new devices and SoCs will be supported in the future). Up to date information, binary images and sources can be found on official [[https://github.com/pepe2k/u-boot_mod|GitHub repository]].
 +
 +This modification started from [[http://code.google.com/p/wr703n-uboot-with-web-failsafe/|wr703n-uboot-with-web-failsafe]] project, but supports more devices, all modern web browsers, has a lot of improvements and other modifications (like U-Boot NetConsole, custom commands, overclocking possibilities etc.).
 +
 +More information:
 +
 +  * Official repository on GitHub: [[https://github.com/pepe2k/u-boot_mod|U-Boot 1.1.4 modification for routers]]
 +  * Discussion about this project on [[https://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php?id=43237|OpenWrt forum]]
 +  * An article (in Polish) about one of the first version of this project on [[http://www.tech-blog.pl/2013/03/29/zmodyfikowany-u-boot-dla-routerow-tp-link-z-atheros-ar9331-z-trybem-aktualizacji-oprogramowania-przez-www-i-konsola-sieciowa-netconsole/|www.tech-blog.pl]]
===== Tags ===== ===== Tags =====
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-{{tag>2Flash 8Flash FastEthernet 1NIC 1WNIC no_switch Serial integrated 802.11bgn AR9341 ath9k 1Ant 16RAM 32RAM MIPS MIPS32 24k DB120}}+{{tag>2Flash 8Flash FastEthernet 1NIC 1WNIC no_switch Serial integrated 802.11bgn AR9341 ath9k 1Ant 16RAM 32RAM MIPS MIPS32 24k AP121}}

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