Any hints on which kernel options & packages I could disable and how to reconfigure the partitions layout? I'm pretty new to lede.
I have the exact same problem. In fact, as i only need it as a "bridge AP", i tried removing everything else with:
make image PROFILE=tl-wa850re-v2 PACKAGES="wavemon uhttpd uhttpd-mod-ubus libiwinfo-lua luci-base luci-app-firewall luci-mod-admin-full luci-theme-bootstrap -opkg -libmedtls -ppp -kmod-nf-ipt -kmod-nf-conntrack -kmod-ipt-core -kmod-ipt-conntrack -kmod-nf-nat -dnsmasq -kmod-ipt-nat -firewall -odhcpd-ipv6only -kmod-ppp -kmod-pppoe -kmod-pppox -kmodusb-core -kmod-usb-ohci -kmod-usb2 -ppp-mod-pppoe -ip6tables -odhcp6c -kmod-ipv6 -kmod-ip6tables -odhcpd -iptables -luci-proto-ipv6 -kmod-nf-ipt6 -kmod-nf-conntrack6 -libip6tc"
Still got the messages saying that i had to make the images smaller than ~1.37mb, so i tried compiling without GPIO/Wireless, got it down to less than that (about 1.2mb), but still got the same error saying that 1.2mb > 1.37mb !?
make image PROFILE=tl-wa850re-v2 PACKAGES="-wavemon -uhttpd -uhttpd-mod-ubus -libiwinfo-lua -luci-base -luci-app-firewall -luci-mod-admin-full -luci-theme-bootst rap -opkg -libmedtls -ppp -kmod-nf-ipt -kmod-nf-conntrack -kmod-ipt-core -kmod-ipt-conntrack -kmod-nf-nat -dnsmasq -kmod-ipt-nat -firewall -odhcpd-ipv6only -kmod-ppp -kmod-pppoe -kmod-pppox -kmodusb-core -kmod-usb-ohci -kmo d-usb2 -ppp-mod-pppoe -ip6tables -odhcp6c -kmod-ipv6 -kmod-ip6tables -odhcpd -iptables -luci-proto-ipv6 -kmod-nf-ipt6 -kmod-nf-conntrack6 -libip6tc -logd -kmod-ath -kmod-ath9k -libiwinfo -rssileds -kmod-gpio-button-hotplug"
Cleaning up Activating init scripts Building images... 22+1 records in 23+0 records out 1507328 bytes (1.5 MB) copied, 0.00115766 s, 1.3 GB/s Image Name: MIPS OpenWrt Linux-4.9.70 Created: Sat Dec 23 19:43:06 2017 Image Type: MIPS Linux Kernel Image (lzma compressed) Data Size: 1499997 Bytes = 1464.84 kB = 1.43 MB Load Address: 80060000 Entry Point: 80060000 Parallel mksquashfs: Using 1 processor Creating 4.0 filesystem on /opt/LEDE_DEC_17/openwrt-imagebuilder-ar71xx-generic.Linux-x86_64/build_dir/target-mips_24kc_musl/linux-ar71xx_generic/root.squashfs, block size 262144. Pseudo file "/dev" exists in source filesystem "/opt/LEDE_DEC_17/openwrt-imagebuilder-ar71xx-generic.Linux-x86_64/build_dir/target-mips_24kc_musl/root-ar71xx/dev". Ignoring, exclude it (-e/-ef) to override. [=================================================================================================================================================================================================================/] 278/278 100% Exportable Squashfs 4.0 filesystem, xz compressed, data block size 262144 compressed data, compressed metadata, compressed fragments, no xattrs duplicates are removed Filesystem size 980.48 Kbytes (0.96 Mbytes) 38.89% of uncompressed filesystem size (2520.92 Kbytes) Inode table size 3472 bytes (3.39 Kbytes) 21.36% of uncompressed inode table size (16253 bytes) Directory table size 4888 bytes (4.77 Kbytes) 54.29% of uncompressed directory table size (9004 bytes) Number of duplicate files found 33 Number of inodes 485 Number of files 276 Number of fragments 5 Number of symbolic links 158 Number of device nodes 1 Number of fifo nodes 0 Number of socket nodes 0 Number of directories 50 Number of ids (unique uids + gids) 1 Number of uids 1 root (0) Number of gids 1 root (0) 1960+1 records in 1960+1 records out 1004012 bytes (1.0 MB) copied, 0.00258099 s, 389 MB/s os-image partition too big (more than 1376256 bytes): Success cp: cannot stat '/opt/LEDE_DEC_17/openwrt-imagebuilder-ar71xx-generic.Linux-x86_64/build_dir/target-mips_24kc_musl/linux-ar71xx_generic/tmp/openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wa850re-v2-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin': No such file or directo ry 1960+1 records in 1960+1 records out 1004012 bytes (1.0 MB) copied, 0.00256269 s, 392 MB/s os-image partition too big (more than 1376256 bytes): Success cp: cannot stat '/opt/LEDE_DEC_17/openwrt-imagebuilder-ar71xx-generic.Linux-x86_64/build_dir/target-mips_24kc_musl/linux-ar71xx_generic/tmp/openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wa850re-v2-squashfs-factory.bin': No such file or directory padding image to 00100000 padding image to 000f6000 padding image to 000f8000 padding image to 00100000 8+1 records in 9+0 records out 1179648 bytes (1.2 MB) copied, 0.000938127 s, 1.3 GB/s Calculating checksums... [root@LEDE openwrt-imagebuilder-ar71xx-generic.Linux-x86_64]#
Also looking for this firmware. Are the older firmware versions archived anywhere?
+1 I want the "old" firmware.
Since TL-WA850RE v2 has only snapshot release, that doesn't help.
There is no "previous release" for easy downloading.
Didn't have time to check whether it uses snapshots or not, so posted the link just in case.
The older version
any one can upload them please
atm we have a some month old full snapshot imagebuilder-build, acessable via a brandnew libremesh-chef webui :-o
https://chef.libremesh.org/ -> Distribution: Freifunk Leipzig
its not configured yet for Freifunk Mesh usage, but 850-v2 gives you an image.. so test it (also in advanced mode), or modify needed packages..
Thank you @freifunkufo
But i can't try this, because im not able to recover it if that will break them so i just need the old version of openwrt-wa850 V2
Do you still have the old router? Perhaps you could login and extract the image from mtd?
Alternatively, have you tried using imagebuilder from v18?
I managed to build and boot from a working image, includes luci and saves config:
make image PROFILE=tl-wa850re-v2 PACKAGES="luci -ppp -ppp-mod-pppoe -kmod-usb-core -kmod-usb-ohci -kmod-usb2 -kmod-usb-ledtrig-usbport -odhcpd-ipv6only -ip6tables -wpad-mini -luci-proto-ppp -odhcp6c -kmod-ip6tables -kmod-nf-ipt6 -kmod-nf-conntrack6 -libip6tc"
Once you have an image that boots and saves, you can then try adding some of the packages back.
I have uploaded an image that i built using openwrt imagebuilder.
Default settings, no luci so you ll need to edit the config files in /etc/config by hand.
No opkg either but you cant install anything with 4MB of flash anyway.
It will do basic AP functionality there is just enough remaining space for this.
Isn't "default settings" too big? What parameters did you give to "make image?"
I followed this: https://openwrt.org/docs/guide-developer/quickstart-build-images
Then the " Which packages can I safely remove to save space?" paragraph in the openwrt FAQ.
Ran make menuconfig in the buildroot folder, removed the stuff in the menu that is safe, then ran make to build.
I managed to build an image with luci that did not lose the few configs i did after a reboot.
they can be found here:
It has dhcpd, no firewall, no ipv6 no ppp/pppoe no opkg, only the bare minimum to run the wa850re v2 as an access point using luci. I tried this on mine and it works fine.
Filesystem usage after basic configs and a reboot:
# df Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/root 2048 2048 0 100% /rom tmpfs 14080 428 13652 3% /tmp /dev/mtdblock3 320 232 88 73% /overlay overlayfs:/overlay 320 232 88 73% / tmpfs 512 0 512 0% /dev
still much better than the crappy original tplink firmware...
please can you upload it? link is not working
Could you please send me the functional picture? for my wa850 v2, thanks.
hey, could you please share this particular image. The link isn't working. Please help!
I want to use it as a repeater - that would entail 2 settings (Client-WDS) and AP. Will this modded firmware allow both of those to be stored?
I'm unaware how much space these settings take, please advice.
I have been using it as a repeater:
Client WDS to connect to the main ap, + AP mode to redistribute. The lan port is also bridged,so, the device can be used as a wifi card for cabled only devices. It is usefull....