I’m having some issues installing LEDE 17.01.4 on my Archer C7 v2.0 device. The serial number stars with 216A so I believe I have the 2nd revision of version 2.0.
Using the tftp method I can upload any TP-link version of the firmware and it works as expected. I originally tried LEDE version 17.01.4 from https://downloads.lede-project.org/releases/17.01.4/targets/ar71xx/generic/lede-17.01.4-ar71xx-generic-archer-c7-v2-squashfs-factory.bin but it doesn’t seem to work (completely). No SSH (Connection refused) and port 80/443 both time-out, but DHCP requests work (192.168.1.x scheme). I also tried LEDE 17.01.0 - 17.01.3 with the same lack of complete success. I even reverted the firmware back to ArcherC7v2_en_us_3_14_3_up_boot(150427) and tried using the update firmware web option to install LEDE 17.01.4. It gave the same results. Then I installed the Tp-Link ‘Archer C7(EU)_V2_170803’ version via TFTP and installed the EU version of LEDE via the web UI. It looked like it installed (green bar across the screen and ‘Software Upgraded Successfully’), but I got the same results as before.
Then I tried openwrt 15.05.1 and 14.07 with the same results. Each time I update the router it reboots as expected and if I use a TP-Link firmware I can get to http://192.168.0.1 and everything works as expected, but on any other firmware I can’t get to http://192.168.1.1 (timeout). (NOTE: as expected http://192.168.0.1 doesn’t work on non TP-Link firmwares) The odd part is that I get a DHCP address on my physical connection (LAN 1) in the 192.168.1.x scheme when I flash a non TP-link firmware, so I know it’s partially up? (192.168.0.x DHCP IP scheme with TP-link firmware.)
My end goal is to setup 3 SSIDs each with their own VLAN ID. I just feel like I’m missing something obvious. Any suggestions?
nmap of device running LEDE 17.01.4 through LAN 1:
$: nmap -Pn -sV 192.168.1.1
Starting Nmap 7.60 ( https://nmap.org ) at 2017-11-19 14:02 CST Nmap scan report for 192.168.1.1 Host is up (0.014s latency). Not shown: 993 closed ports PORT STATE SERVICE VERSION 53/tcp open domain dnsmasq 2.55 80/tcp filtered http 139/tcp open netbios-ssn Samba smbd 3.X - 4.X (workgroup: WORKGROUP) 443/tcp filtered https 445/tcp open netbios-ssn Samba smbd 3.X - 4.X (workgroup: WORKGROUP) 10000/tcp open http lighttpd 1.4.34 49152/tcp open upnp Cisco-Linksys E4200 WAP upnpd (UPnP 1.0) Service Info: CPE: cpe:/h:cisco:e4200 Service detection performed. Please report any incorrect results at https://nmap.org/submit/ . Nmap done: 1 IP address (1 host up) scanned in 121.59 seconds