Archer C7 v2 LEDE factory install problem


#1

hello all,

Trying to factory install LEDE on my Archer C7v2 i got this error: Error code: 18005
Upgrade unsuccessfully because the version of the upgraded file was incorrect. Please check the file name.

The actual firmware is TP-LINK 3.15.1 Build 160616 Rel.44182n

Searching in the forum I understood that there are 3 different version of the firmware.
I tested all 3 firmware version (US-EU-and no country).
When i try to flash US or EU version (lede-17.01.2-ar71xx-generic-archer-c7-v2-squashfs-factory-us.bin or lede-17.01.2-ar71xx-generic-archer-c7-v2-squashfs-factory-eu.bin) i get a "please choose a file to upgrade" dialog.
When i try to flash the "no country" version (lede-17.01.2-ar71xx-generic-archer-c7-v2-squashfs-factory.bin) i get the 18005 error.
For all the files i tested the sha256sum getting the right result.

Don't know how to proceed.
Thanks in advance for any help


[Solved] Archer C7 v2 - firmware version 3.15.1 - cannot install! - Help
#2

First, make sure you choose the right lede image for your C7 (EU/US/IL/International) *, rename it to something short like factory.bin and then try to upload it. At least, that worked for me.

*Check the sticker on the bottom.
If it's not EU, US or IL then you have the International version.


#3

Thank you angelos !!!
Renaming the file was the solution for me too, i greatly appreciate your suggestion.


#4

hi,

sory noob question, but What are the differences between the US, EU, IL and International versions?


#5

For what i understood, talking about Archer C7v2, TP-LINK put regional code in their firmware, so you must use the LEDE firmware with the same regional code otherwise you cannot flash. Except for the regional code I think that the various firmware are the same, please someone correct me if this is not exact. Noob too here :slight_smile:


#6

You are correct. The tp-link stock firmware is software region locked so you need to use the corresponding region when flashing LEDE, or sysupgrade. Other than that, same functionalities.


#7

Hi, I'm trying to download latest stable release the firmware for Archer C7 v2 EU factory (archer-c7-v2-squashfs-factory-eu.bin) but it looks like the link is broken (404 Not Found). The development version, though, is available.


#8