TL-WR841N v13 WiFi not stable?


It sounds a little wrong, but waiting for your results on the wifi driver :smiley:


Hello @LuzuGames.

I don't understood your comment.
Take a look on GitHub.

My build is done.
I will share when i get at home.


@nw2619 , @twinkleLED

New build uploaded now.
I'm testing for 12 hours, no crashes. Speed was also improved from latest version.




I just flashed a few hours ago on my 840v4 tplink, stable at the moment with 3 devices, there are no disconnections and the speed for good wifi, the firmware of Julian has added as Adblock, SQM, UPnP.
It behaves very well, although I feel that the configuration by Luci Web is a little slow, I should deactivate some services that I do not use.
Otherwise I am not witnessing the wifi problems that were presented months before.
Thanks for compiling the Julianos firmware. I'm sorry for the English, I use the google translator.



A driver update was released yesterday.
I updated the builds... Same link.



Thanks for your build @julianocs! I'm glad you share it with us. I will test it. Would you be so kind and share with us how you made your build? I'd like to build myself without GUI and things, just bare openwrt, it saves a lot of flash space if it's not compiled for things that I need.

@bobhumplick yes, the firmware is legit and stable, actually the only I know which works fine. Slight donwside is, that it is KRACK vulnerable.

edit: Thank you for effort, @julianocs, I tested your fw and and there is still packet loss in the other room when I test with flood ping. I cannot compare with openwrt driver, because I have not used it long time. So I reverted back to that old firmware of that russian guy raxp, which is stable, no packet loss, about the same as original. Wish I could build new firmware with his binary driver.


Hello @nozombian.

mt76 wireless open-source driver wasn´t developed by me.
@nbd168 (Felix Fietkau) is the man that developed the driver from scratch and is still working on that (i´m grateful for this). He has been working hard to improve the driver. Whenever there is an update, I will share it.



Hi @julianocs, don't get me wrong, I'm also grateful for any progress that is made on this device. I cannot imagine how hard can that be for the guy who is making new driver. I just tested it and shared my testing result. I can only blame mediatek for their licensing policy, nearly as bad as broadcom. Why oh whay they cannot release source for stable driver?

These routers were great for the price, I bought them maybe hundred over time, luckily I have supply for used V12 and below with atheros chip and also many wr1043nd which are even better, so whenever I need new openwrt device, I'm buyng used for half price of the new unit. I don't mind it, because they are immortal. Only downside of wr841n is 4MB flash, which is quite limiting, but still enough for my use (mainly ssh tunneling and wake on lan).


Hi @nozombian .

I didn´t get you wrong, don´t worry.
I understand your thoughts and agree. Mediatek is the responsable for what is happenning.
The capability of mt76 is amazing, but without a good driver, it sucks.

Let´s wait for the next releases of Felix. He is doing a lot improvements in the driver last months.