TL-WA850RE v1 bricked

Hey there, @pngo
I am REALLY sorry to bother you, but this thread is the only one I can find that is able to help me out.

I have the exact same issue, except that it is a V1 model, not a V2, so I can use the instructions, but not the firmware itself.

I can't seem to find a fix for my device in order to keep the settings.
And I have looked a lot.

I would like to ask you...

Is there any possible way you could write the same custom firmware, but for a V1?
(With LuCi and being able to keep the settings)

I would be very grateful if you could help me out, as I am getting a little desperate and I cannot, for the life of me figure out how to build it myself using Image builder.

I am deeply sorry to have bothered you and I appreciate your time and attention.


Reinstall firmware sysupgrade without keep settings. I think it can solve the problem. Or try with.

You can build yourself. Try with.

  1. Install dependencies in the most common distros.
  2. Obtain the Image Builder.
  3. Build your own image. Example image.
make image PROFILE=tl-wa850re-v1 \
PACKAGES=“uhttpd uhttpd-mod-ubus libiwinfo-lua luci-base luci-app-firewall luci-mod-admin-full luci-theme-bootstrap \
-ppp -ppp-mod-pppoe -ip6tables -odhcp6c -kmod-ipv6 -kmod-ip6tables -odhcpd-ipv6only -opkg”

Hey there.

Thank you very much for your reply.
It did / does sound like a good plan, but I tried many time to build an image and keep getting different errors, depending on what I do.

And I can only seem to be able to build a stock image using imagebuilder.

I can't really remove any packages or add LuCi.

Also, this project has been moved from:
Here (old)
Here (new)

My goal is to follow your build arguments, but it errors out every single time and I have installed all dependencies.

Is there any way you can help me further?

Thank you in advance.

Best regards,