In order to further research Mesh networking on my three TP-Link TL-WPA8631P v3 units, I used Attended Sysupgrade to remove some unused packages and install a full version of wpad-wolfssl and mesh11sd (there isn't enough space in the overlay to do it any other way). This is all following on from the active discussion in the forum post tp-link-wpa8631p-multi-unit-mesh-with-av1300-backhaul as I needed to find out how to get the software that I needed installed so I could continue testing things.
I performed the Attended sysupgrade via the Luci webinterface. Currently, the page has frozen on the popup message:
Installing the sysupgrade. Do not unpower device! which is very worrying...!
As I don't use PPP, DNSMasq or odhcpd on the TL-WPA8631P units, those were the packages that I removed to free up the space. I added iperf3 because it is how I have been testing interface speeds.
-odhcpd -odhcp6c -odhcpd-ipv6only
-ppp -ppp-mod-pppoe -kmod-ppp -kmod-pppoe -kmod-pppox -luci-proto-ppp
I backed up my settings before I did all of this.
I can continue to ping the TL-WPA8631P unit. If I open a new browser tab, I can login & the status says that it has an uptime of 40 minutes, the software page shows that it has wpad-wolfssl and iperf3 installed & that dnsmasq is no longer there etc, but the original Attended Sysupgrade web page is still there in my other browser tab, alleging that it is still mid sysupgrade & telling me not to reboot anything.
Is this just a nice, simple web page bug, rather than me bricking my unit ? By this I mean that the Attended sysupgrade web page just hasn't reloaded after the image flash & the device reboot, & there's nothing to worry about. As this is my first ever Attended Sysupgrade, I'm still finding my way & making sure that I do everything right & trying to be very careful in everything that I do.
As always, all advice muchly appreciated. Justin