Advise about tp-link 1043nd

I'm in a process of getting tp-link 1043, probably version 4.
Someone has this router?
I previously used dd-wrt on linksys. I'm eager to learn as much
as possible, prior installing lede. My plan is to use manufactu-
rer's firmware to upgrade to lede. Image clearly has v4 name,
so I feel a bit better having it.
Best regards all.

You might start with the LEDE documentation section Quick Start Guide -

It is critical to determine which version for the correct firmware download...[Model*~]=1043nd

Also, check out some of the forum threads on the 1043ND...

Probably v4, or 5 if I'm not happy.
Seems that v4 is about 4 mb, so no lucy in it?
Thanks for advice!

I have it. It's a great router. Check the label at the bottom or the sticker on the box to make sure you purchased v4.
Installing LEDE was super easy.

They didn't have it in store. Gonna be there is a day or so. Have to
wait and see if it is v4. No help from selling people at all.
Best regards.

The V4 has 16 MB flash and 64 MB RAM...

I mean an image for it. :slight_smile:
I assume 4mb is no lucy.

All stable releases include LuCI...

Snapshots do not.

Since you will be going from stock to LEDE, you'll want the squashfs-factory.bin firmware file for your specific version.

AFAIK, there is no version 5.

I checked out versions. V3 is 7936.0, V4 is 3541.1 kb.

I have the TP-Link WR1043ND V3. I must say it's quite an amazing router for the price. I have tried quite a few different types of firmwares on it and must say LEDE Project is by far the best in terms of performance and stability.

Flashing to LEDE Project or any other firmware on this router is quite easy with minimal chances to brick the router if instructions are followed. Flashing back to stock firmware is easy as well.

I'm currently running gwlim's Sep. 2017 Fast Path LEDE Build with SQM found here

You can run the official stable release on your router if you want and install SQM on it using opkg or Luci. However, if you have over a 130 Mbps connection and want to run SQM, I would suggest looking in to the Fast Path build. The SFE module in the Fast Path build is like the "Enable Hardware Acceleration" feature in the stock firmware. However, SFE and SQM will not play nice together if SQM is on the WAN interface. I believe from what I understand that this is because SFE takes control of the incoming packets bypassing SQM on the ingress. I suggest if you do decide to go with the Fast Path build to put SQM on the LAN interface and switch the values of ingress and egress to account for the inward facing interface. This may limit your LAN to LAN transfers, but will keep your bufferbloat mitigated and your latency lower under high traffic loads.

Hope that helps you a little with your router setup. The WR1043ND V3 works great for me at the moment. I hope the WR1043ND V4 will perform as good for you.

Finally got a router. It is version 4.
Installed lattest stable. Works like a charm. Thanks all for help.
I found a lack of documentation for things I'm interested in. Is
openwrt wiki the place to look after firewall settings and wireless
Best regards.

See the Firewall configuration section in the LEDE User Guide...

WiFi configuration section...

Otherwise, post what you're specifically looking for.

Thanks for answer.
I use firewall on freebsd and openbsd nodes. They differ how have to be
written from netfilter on linux. Iptables is the beast I have to tame at first.
So, in graphical mode I changed input from accept to reject. Nothing wrong
happened. I would like to write my own script, but fail to know details so far.
The idea is to allow all sessions from local nodes and reject all incoming
packets, that are not part of the session. I don't see the way to distinct pings
from outerspace from ssh I initiated. That is what I have to learn now, using
As I might say, openbsd's pf is the most powerful and simple firewall I even
Best regards.