Flashing with OpenWrt

I'm finally getting around to flashing a router (TP-link AC1750 - Archer A7) with OpenWrt.

Rather than disconnecting my existing FreshTomato router, can I just attach the A1750 to it as a client to install the firmware and configure the router?


sure, as long as the LAN and WAN subnets don't overlap on the A7.


Thanks for the reply 'frollic'.

The router flashed OK. I've just got to get up to speed on the configuration. The first impression I get is that unlike FreshTomato's 'all in one' firmware, which has stuff like VPN and Adblock built in, these features are installed with packages on OpenWrt .

No doubt I'll be back on this forum for more guidance!