Hi short story i had it successfully installed openwrt working maybe more then a year until i decided to revert back to oem firmware again due to lan kept disconnecting every now again, now the thing is i got 2 of these plugs, i only tried to update one which are both on different ip addresses via webpage, both don't seem to work right now and are in constant reboot, any ideas where to start?
edit: forgot to add wiki page for recovery seems to be missing some details & some links take you in circles. Or how to prompt this failsafe buy pressing a button.
Failsafe Not working on either of them, even though i only tried to flash on one powerline to test. im gonna go ahead order SOIC8 SPI programer, can i use TP-link bin firmware or do i need someones factory backup for this to work?
edit: i just ordered this one i think its correct one
Always go with UART first. Flashing via a clip is the very last resort, you will usually need a dump of someone else's device and then you need to fix serial number and MAC address. A firmware upgrade does not contain all required partitions.
Yours is not completely dead, so try UART first.
Edit: please be aware that this specific flasher might fry your board as it outputs 5V on the logic pins instead of 3.3V. This can be fixed, you need to lift a pin and add two wires - I did that on mine.
I understood the board needs 3.3v from what i gathered and i need changing 5v to 3.3v, so from i understand now, i dont actually need full firmware reinstallation now, i actually thought this what was being refered to as UART for this method. So does this programmer do UART too. Cos im reading the debrick spi programing section.
Not done anything like this over 20 years since Motorola SB5100/5200 modem days.
Will do once it arrive tomorrow which does claim 3.3/5v on one of the pictures, i wont know until ive got it if already on 3.3v or 5v hoping there a small manual with it, not too sure about UART which i now understand is serial communication, and i just threw my old one out USB to serial rs232 & another one with parallel port in it from 20 years ago last week.