Hello! I'm new to OpenWRT (and flashing routers with custom firmwares in general). I have a TP-Link Archer A7 v5 router that according to the wiki, can only be flashed over TFTP. I setup a tftpd on a server, with the
-factory.bin renamed to
ArcherC7v5_tp_recovery.bin, and confirmed I can download it over TFTP. However, when I configure it with the ip 192.168.0.66/24 and hook it up directly to the router, I still see my SSID pop up after rebooting it and holding the reset button, per the instructions. So all of that being said, my questions are:
- Do I need to set a specific router/default gateway, or does it not matter?
- Should I be plugged into the WAN port or one of the 4 LAN ports?
- Is there a way to confirm that the flash is happening, and that it was successful?
- Do I need to use another method to get the router to boot to the TFTP client?
In case it matters, the checksum of
6f3e365ad9f20839034a594aad531e9608cae154. Thank you!