I need help to try save my TP-LINK Archer C50 - V1, I installed the LEDE FW but it did not work properly, did not give me both WIFI, and neither authenticated the PPPoE, tried to return to the original FW but it did not work, my router no longer And recognized by the LAN and when connecting the internet LED lights up red and off.
I saw that it would be possible to repair the same via serial port, using a serial TTL USB converter, or would have to remove the CHIP from FW to be able to record out on an eprom recorder.
My question is: which of the methods is the best for my case, and which equipment and programs should I use?
I use Mac but if I do not have programs for it I can have a PC windows, please all help and welcome
Unless the TFTP is not working at all, here is my suggestion for you:
I wrote a resume for two procedures reported as working from two different users; may I suggest that you follow the "using sysupgrade", the first step only?
What I propose is to use the TFTP method again (with instructions provided) but using this firmware instead, a stripped one. Usually things work better when the U-Boot partition is removed from the firmware binary for TFTP.
This should get you back to stock firmware if everything works fine.
I tried via TFTP, but at one point the router stopped giving NETWORK and it was only with this led that goes on and off, what was indicated and to RECORD a FW via a USB SPI to write directly on the chip
I think I may have the same problem as you.
I used the firmware update page on the router system to update it to the openwrt firmware.
It didn't work, it couldn't conect to the PPPoE. After this, I used the open wrt firmware page to flash the initial firmware(from tplink site) and it is now with only the same red light as your router.
Hope they can help us Guedes!(sou brasileiro também)
@fatman1 ainda estou a tentar recuperar o router, ja recebi o gravador SPI, mas tive um pequeno problema na placa do archer, espero na semana resolver e passo a voce o que , e como foi feito, e caso voce tenha novidades peco que ma avise.
I am still trying to recover the router, I already received the SPI recorder, but I had a small problem on the card of the archer, I hope in the week to solve and I will give you what, and how it was done, and in case you have news, please let me know.
Friend thank you for the help, my ARCHER came back to life, I bought the SPI programmer and I used your DUMP FILE. Everything working fine, only the router MAC changed is no longer what is in the router's label, can you tell me if there is any way I can restore the MAC?
Now I will try to install the new Vs. Of LEDE FW, but I will study more on the subject, not to do my brick archer anymore
@fatman1 i will help you
Procura por mim no FB Guedes Jr. Tive que fazer um reflash no chip do router mas mesmo comprando todo material valeu pelo aprendizado., o Archer esta a rodar o LEDE agora e tudo funcionando..
Entra em contato pelo FB ou gu3d3s arroba iCloud dot com