Installing on TP-Link TL-WR841N V13

I use firmware lede on this link

Firmware LEDE Install URL: LEDE Upgrade URL:

But error.

How to complete that ?

Please, have a look at the commit message:

UPDATE: See also below part of this post: Installing on TP-Link TL-WR841N V13

at bottom of:
it says:

Flash instruction:

Until (if at all) TP-Link fixes described problem, the only way to flash
LEDE image in these devices is to use tftp recovery mode in U-Boot:

  1. Configure PC with static IP and tftp server.
  2. Rename "lede-ramips-mt7628-tl-wr84...-squashfs-tftp-recovery.bin"
    to "tp_recovery.bin" and place it in tftp server directory.
  3. Connect PC with one of LAN ports, press the reset button, power up
    the router and keep button pressed for around 6-7 seconds, until
    device starts downloading the file.
  4. Router will download file from server, write it to flash and reboot.

To access U-Boot CLI, keep pressed "4" key during boot.

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This firmware is more stable or are there still issues of stability and speed of wifi?

What does this mean with TL-WR841N V13?

v13 is based on MediaTek MT7628NN with 64 MB of RAM and 8 MB of FLASH.
And you can find specification in commit message I linked to in this topic.

Sorry!!! My mistake!!! I misunderstood the specs that I saw on another website.

I read on:
it says about V13:

Major hardware difference to previous models, now Mediatek based, Wifi not stable, WAN↔LAN Leakage during boot

So there is a known problem with WiFi.

Someone can give me a real feedback on LEDE on this device ?
I've one of these but last comment on WIFI problem got me down ...

I just installed the latest snapshot onto an WR841N v13, and the wireless is working fine for me. Installation is like other new TP-LINK models where you use a tftp server. Frankly, the flashing process using the tftp server is a lot faster than I remember the older process of using the default TP-LINK firmware to upload LEDE/OpenWRT.

I have installed this fw on my 841N V13. Now I want to back to stock tplink fw? Can you tell me how to do this?

Cross-posted here...

Latest snapshot build can't be installed via TFTP. Maybe it's too big? Unsure how to see error logs during TFTP flash. TFTP server sees repeated RRQ for tp_recovery.bin, eventually the device resets, but will reboot back to stock TP-Link firmware.

Version with error is here:
Name: tl-wr841n-v13-squashfs-tftp-recovery.bin
Sha256: c41c5cbacb45a31c2cb66f95cb1f4a049f7b7b4850da7a827967b19bd2e4ade7
Release date: Sun Dec 3 20:29:01 2017

Then that's what you need to name the LEDE firmware file.


Can any one do an installation on TL-WR841N V13 and record it and upload it to YouTube and also the reverting process to the original stock firmware and show us from what distance the android or laptop able to connect as I know there is a Wi-Fi issue.

I am eagerly waiting to test it in my router but I am afraid if it not work properly than what should I do.

I can give you a example link of video for installation.
Tp-Link 841n v13 upgrade Openwrt (Lede) + Luci GUI

Here is another video link from revert to stock firmware.
DD-WRT TP-LINK TL-WR841N/ND V10 back to stock TP-LINK firmware

My router firmware version is TL-WR841N(EU)_V13_171019.

Thanks in advance.
Hope someone do this for helping every one.
Sorry for my bad English.

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It is all there, you just have to read this thread.

I was so excited to see your post but after reading it I became hopeless.

I read all the thread. That's why I posted my previous post.

Installation may be successful but

Back to stock fw: How to restore stock firmware on WR841NV13

not sucessful.

Yes, I tried. But my router gone brick after flash this file with “tp_recovery.bin” name.
I flashed LEDE fw after brick to save it. :((

He also post in the TP-LInk forum.

It would be good if Lede allow to install firmware to go back to stock firmware.

LEDE does allow reverting to stock firmware...

Routers do not have a common revert differs by manufacturer.

When all else fails, a serial connection can be used.

There is always a risk in flashing firmware, and issues can happen.

Having a recovery plan is important before flashing.

Until there is a proper way to go back stock firmware I will not test it because I have no serial connection system in here.

If anybody able to revert using TFTP please inform here.

Can you give it a try revert back to stock firmware.

Yes, I have renamed tp_recovery.bin, with the right permissions, as I have done for all the other routers I TFTP successfully. Any other ideas? Could you try to verify with the latest build? I provided the details in this post to be clear about what version I am using.