Topic: is the tl-mr3420 v1.1 supported? is flashable with v1 firmware?

Has the tl-mr3420 v1.1 the same board of v1 ?? is it flashable or not?

Re: is the tl-mr3420 v1.1 supported? is flashable with v1 firmware?

Jep. I flashed a TL-MR3420 v1.1 & one TL-MR3420 v 1.2.

Re: is the tl-mr3420 v1.1 supported? is flashable with v1 firmware?

Nice to hear (read) that. I'm still reading and waiting whatever about TL-MR3420 before first flash.
This confirmation will absolutely accelerate things up.

Netgear WNR854T (ARM Marvell Orion CPU 500MHz, Marvell 88W8361P mini-PCI STA only, 8/32MB) - trunk r17427 since 09/09/09 to 06-06-12 GLOD
TP-LINK TL-WR741ND v1.9 (Atheros AR7240 CPU 350MHz, Atheros AR9285 Chipset, 4/32MB) - trunk r23281 since 10/10/10
TP-LINK TL-MR3420 v1.1, TL-MR3220 v1.2 - trunk r25302 since 11/11/11
TP-LINK TL-WR842ND v1.0, TL-WR1043ND v1.8 - 12.09-rc1 since 12/12/12

Re: is the tl-mr3420 v1.1 supported? is flashable with v1 firmware?

good news smile. I'm still waiting... What is the difference from this hardware revision ?? 1.1 , 1.2 ?

Re: is the tl-mr3420 v1.1 supported? is flashable with v1 firmware?

Hi,

I just flashed my new MR3420 V1.2 with OpenWRT.

It worked but I experienced problems activating Wi-Fi. My first thought was that there could be a change in the hardware with this new revision, but it's still the AR9287 inside.

Has anyone experienced similar problems or has a V1.2 model working. If yes I would be pleased to check the used firmware image with my router.

At the moment I'm back to stock firmware, but I'd like to test again soon.

Re: is the tl-mr3420 v1.1 supported? is flashable with v1 firmware?

You just flashed a r25881, ath9k status is always a pain in the @ss, try again when r26041 is available for download, or compile yourself if can't wait.

Netgear WNR854T (ARM Marvell Orion CPU 500MHz, Marvell 88W8361P mini-PCI STA only, 8/32MB) - trunk r17427 since 09/09/09 to 06-06-12 GLOD
TP-LINK TL-WR741ND v1.9 (Atheros AR7240 CPU 350MHz, Atheros AR9285 Chipset, 4/32MB) - trunk r23281 since 10/10/10
TP-LINK TL-MR3420 v1.1, TL-MR3220 v1.2 - trunk r25302 since 11/11/11
TP-LINK TL-WR842ND v1.0, TL-WR1043ND v1.8 - 12.09-rc1 since 12/12/12

Re: is the tl-mr3420 v1.1 supported? is flashable with v1 firmware?

Has anyone tried the TP-Link MR3220?
I cannot get the wireless to work.

This is the issue reported in the log:

Mar 27 02:44:12 Router7432360 user.info sysinit: Line 2: invalid/unknown driver 'nl80211'
Mar 27 02:44:12 Router7432360 user.info sysinit: Line 45: unknown configuration item 'ieee80211n'
Mar 27 02:44:12 Router7432360 user.info sysinit: Line 46: unknown configuration item 'ht_capab'
Mar 27 02:44:12 Router7432360 user.info sysinit: 3 errors found in configuration file '/var/run/hostapd-phy0.conf'

Any suggestions?

Cheers

chillifire

Re: is the tl-mr3420 v1.1 supported? is flashable with v1 firmware?

I'm running a mr3220 (v1.0?) with r25941 and have no problems with the wifi.

did you install ath9k?

9 (edited by Nilfred 2011-03-15 19:46:00)

Re: is the tl-mr3420 v1.1 supported? is flashable with v1 firmware?

#8941
Upgrade to a recent version, sound like dev errata to me.
r26081 is out. [s]Download.[/s]
EDIT: Wait! #9063. Maybe next release...

Netgear WNR854T (ARM Marvell Orion CPU 500MHz, Marvell 88W8361P mini-PCI STA only, 8/32MB) - trunk r17427 since 09/09/09 to 06-06-12 GLOD
TP-LINK TL-WR741ND v1.9 (Atheros AR7240 CPU 350MHz, Atheros AR9285 Chipset, 4/32MB) - trunk r23281 since 10/10/10
TP-LINK TL-MR3420 v1.1, TL-MR3220 v1.2 - trunk r25302 since 11/11/11
TP-LINK TL-WR842ND v1.0, TL-WR1043ND v1.8 - 12.09-rc1 since 12/12/12

Re: is the tl-mr3420 v1.1 supported? is flashable with v1 firmware?

I just tried again with r26081 and had no problem activating wifi.
But I guess last time with r25881 it was my fault as it seems that I have mismatched the commands activating wifi without webif.

For me it's working, but I can't imagine what's the reason for chillifire's probs.

Good Luck for you!

Re: is the tl-mr3420 v1.1 supported? is flashable with v1 firmware?

r26181 is out. Download and test if problems gone.

Netgear WNR854T (ARM Marvell Orion CPU 500MHz, Marvell 88W8361P mini-PCI STA only, 8/32MB) - trunk r17427 since 09/09/09 to 06-06-12 GLOD
TP-LINK TL-WR741ND v1.9 (Atheros AR7240 CPU 350MHz, Atheros AR9285 Chipset, 4/32MB) - trunk r23281 since 10/10/10
TP-LINK TL-MR3420 v1.1, TL-MR3220 v1.2 - trunk r25302 since 11/11/11
TP-LINK TL-WR842ND v1.0, TL-WR1043ND v1.8 - 12.09-rc1 since 12/12/12

Re: is the tl-mr3420 v1.1 supported? is flashable with v1 firmware?

I tried to flash a MR3420 (1.2) and the device got bricked..
I user this file: openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-mr3420-v1-squashfs-factory.bin and did the firmware upgrade via the original firmware web interface... Now, there's no web interface, no reply from telnet, ping, ssh or tftp... What can I do to unbrick the device? I didnt understand that thing about the serial cable and didnt find any easy how-to tutorial to assembly the serial connection for this router...

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Re: is the tl-mr3420 v1.1 supported? is flashable with v1 firmware?

OpenWrt / Can't ping router
Generic Failsafe - OpenWrt Wiki

Re: is the tl-mr3420 v1.1 supported? is flashable with v1 firmware?

Didn't help... I already tried packet sniffer and had no reply from the router... I guess the last option is the serial cable, but i didnt understand how to build one for this router.

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Re: is the tl-mr3420 v1.1 supported? is flashable with v1 firmware?

Buy one instead of build one.

Serial Console - OpenWrt Wiki
LaFonera Hardware Serial-Cable-Port - DD-WRT Wiki - 4  Very simple console adapter
OpenWrt / ASUS RT-N15 serial console

Re: is the tl-mr3420 v1.1 supported? is flashable with v1 firmware?

I just flash my MR3420 with openwrt and I notice the wireless connection is at 144Mbps. With the original TP Link firmware it can achieve 300Mbps. Anyone has a solution to enable 300Mbps on Wifi link?

Re: is the tl-mr3420 v1.1 supported? is flashable with v1 firmware?

Just flashed a TL-MR3420 v1.2 with http://downloads.openwrt.org/backfire/1 … actory.bin worked like a charm. No need to rename the firmware on this one. Wireless, wired etc. all working fine.

Re: is the tl-mr3420 v1.1 supported? is flashable with v1 firmware?

Does failsafe work OK with your MR3420?

Re: is the tl-mr3420 v1.1 supported? is flashable with v1 firmware?

I didnt understand that aspect about the serial cable and didnt identify any informal how-to tutorial to framework the serial overpass for this router.
key tag

Re: is the tl-mr3420 v1.1 supported? is flashable with v1 firmware?

Sorry, maybe my question was confusing. I'd like to know, if jvc26 could put his MR3420 into failsafe mode by pressing the QSS or reset button.

Re: is the tl-mr3420 v1.1 supported? is flashable with v1 firmware?

As jvc26 download link is Backfire, sure is failsafe don't work, but maybe he didn't need it.
Details about lack of failsafe are in the Wiki.

Netgear WNR854T (ARM Marvell Orion CPU 500MHz, Marvell 88W8361P mini-PCI STA only, 8/32MB) - trunk r17427 since 09/09/09 to 06-06-12 GLOD
TP-LINK TL-WR741ND v1.9 (Atheros AR7240 CPU 350MHz, Atheros AR9285 Chipset, 4/32MB) - trunk r23281 since 10/10/10
TP-LINK TL-MR3420 v1.1, TL-MR3220 v1.2 - trunk r25302 since 11/11/11
TP-LINK TL-WR842ND v1.0, TL-WR1043ND v1.8 - 12.09-rc1 since 12/12/12

22 (edited by drhitchcock 2012-06-04 01:18:39)

Re: is the tl-mr3420 v1.1 supported? is flashable with v1 firmware?

Hi all!

First time post to the OpenWRT forums. I've been primarily using OpenWRT on TP-Link MR3020 to build PirateBox (arrrggh!) and it's been good fun. If you haven't checked out the project I thoroughly recommend it.

I'm looking to try PirateBox out on the tl-mr3420 and was wondering if anyone has recently tried to install OpenWRT on this device. According to jvc26 post#17 it's all good to go.

Also, has there been any update with being able to use failsafe with failed installations?

Any help with this would be much appreciated.

If all goes well I'm looking at trying to install an Icecast server. It may be a little ambitious but it's worth a try right smile

Cheers,
Dr Hitchcock

PirateBox - TL-MR3020 on OpenWrt since April 2012

Re: is the tl-mr3420 v1.1 supported? is flashable with v1 firmware?

Any update on how to configure a working failsafe button on this device?

Re: is the tl-mr3420 v1.1 supported? is flashable with v1 firmware?

i thought that failsafe was working fine on trunk!!!

Re: is the tl-mr3420 v1.1 supported? is flashable with v1 firmware?

"reset" and similarly "gss" enter in failsafe mode ,after Backfire r29661,
and to this revision of failsafe did not work, there were confused GPIO wink