How much space is not enough?
Hello guys, I have a TL-WR840N(BR) Ver 5.0 with original TP-LINK firmware, and I am able to test it.
I have noticed that is not possible no access uboot console during startup by typing ‘tpl’ during boot.
Setup a TFTP server on a connected computer.
I cannot find tftp at the client side (router) so, how to proceed? @jwoods
Just flash sysupgrade.bin for 840 v5 through web ui
I thought was not possible to upload a sysupgrade through OEM web ui.
So I tried and the error was:
Error Code: 4503
The sent file was not accepted by the device
Original in portuguese
Erro de Código: 4503
O arquivo enviado não foi aceito pelo dispositivo.
But it looks like your model is regional so it refuses the firmware
As mentioned above, you would use TFTP from a connected computer, instead of the router.
@jwoods Is it possible to send the firmware through lan without tftp client at the router? I'm gonna check better.
Yes, that's why I posted links to download TFTP servers that can be used on your computer.
Please dont flash sysupgrade image over TFTP.
That will brick your router,if you need TFTP image I can send you one and then simply sysupgrade to latest OpenWRT
First I have heard that...
I have flashed firmware using a TFTP server (specifically tftp32 and tftp64) with no issues.
Thats because you need to pad out u-boot partition on this router.
Otherwise it will get bricked.
This is specific to 840 v4/v5 and 841 v13
So reading posts above, it sounds like that's because the v4 bootloader was used to build v5, not because the router can't accept TFTP images.
Yeah,it can accept TFTP images.
Router I used to get LEDE working even had then 840N v4 U-boot which off course bricked it 3 times when trying to TFTP flash until I looked at flashing command and saw that idiots used the same commands and v5 has half of the flash.
Thankfully they provide full U-boot sources in GPL so after building it I reflashed with proper version.
So now I can use TFTP for recovery if needed.
That Is why I did not include TFTP images in PR at all,since 99% of users wont bother to get USB to UART and check if their U-boot is proper one and there will be bricked boards.
@meistre can you copy-paste here your software version string from web ui?
0.9.1 3.16 v004c.0 Build 170503 Rel.62775n
TL-WR840N v5 00000005