The TP-LINK CPE210 is a nice outdoor wireless device with two LAN RJ-45 connectors and one radio. I could install and run LEDE, which works fine. It rocks and should allow me to have wireless in my garden. With such a low price (39 EUROS), it could be a major hit for LEDE.
The first issue is that to fool TP-Link installer, I had to rename LEDE firmware file to CPE200 firmware name: pharos-up-ver1-3-3-P9[20160705-rel52453]
The other remaining issue is quite interesting:
LAN0 is used for LAN initial setup and PoE.
LAN1 is used for WAN.
PoE is the only way to power-up the device, so LAN0 is always connected either to a PoE hub or passive power. And WAN needs to be stay connected also to have Internet access.
It is a problem, as I need to connect the CPE200 with two network wires, when only one would suffice normally. Imagine a setup where you have to double wires on 100 outdoor devices. This is just impossible.
So obviously, this should be the converse:
LAN0 should be assigned for WAN and PoE.
LAN1 should be assigned for LAN (and not used).
and open port 22 to connect using SSH
and open port 80 to connect to Luci
I understand that the underlying idea was to be able to install LEDE using LAN only connector.
I have the feeling that I miss something very easy to do.