Need help choosing correct snapshot package - EAP225-Outdoor V3


I am attempting to set up a TP-Link EAP225-Outdoor v3 that I just purchased. Unfortunately, I didn't check to see that there is only a snapshot version for the v3 available so far, but I'm hoping to continue despite this.

Unfortunately, I'm a bit stumped at which snapshot I should be downloading. Since the EAP225 has a Qualcomm Atheros QCA9563 SOC, I assume that one of the generic ath versions applies? However even if this is true I have no idea which is correct..

There is no need to guess.
You can just use the OpenWrt Firmware Selector

Just make sure to select SNAPSHOT instead of the default 22.03.2 then type in/select TP-Link EAP225-Outdoor v3
*If you start typing in the device first, since it is set to 22.03.2, the page will not display any devices not supported by 22.03.2, including your TP-Link EAP225-Outdoor v3
If you want LuCI (graphical interface),
Click/select Customize installed packages and add/type in luci to the list already displayed
When completed/ready for download,
The page will display FACTORY and SYSUPGRADE buttons at the bottom of the page, along with corresponding sha256 to check your download integrity.

EDIT: Change to instructions on selecting SNAPSHOT before typing in device.

Many thanks!

You're welcome. :slight_smile:

One additional problem..
It seems I cannot upload the snapshot image through the Web UI. I have tried renaming the snapshot to the name of the latest stock firmware image, but it won't accept it, giving a 'bad file' error.

I assume the 'fakepath' shown in the directory box is due to not using a windows PC.

The following link from an icon on the build selector page says this:

 ===== Installing OpenWrt ===== ==== EAP225 v3+, EAP225-Outdoor, EAP225-Wall ==== The Outdoor, Wall, EAP225 v3, and later models can be installed via the web interface after disabling FW

But I'm not sure what they mean by FW in this case.

Install instructions are here:

Basically you need to log into the stock firmware with SSH and stop the process that rejects attempts to install unofficial firmware. Then you can return to the web interface and install OpenWrt.

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