51 (edited by gently 2013-04-18 08:54:52)

Re: Pictures/details of TL-WR720N 3G Chinese version

Hi Guys,

do you know what does this mean "State  New" dated by "2013-04-10 02:50:51": http://patchwork.openwrt.org/patch/3543/

are we getting closer to trunk builds?

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Re: Pictures/details of TL-WR720N 3G Chinese version

it has not yet been applied to trunk.

53 (edited by gently 2013-04-29 12:55:14)

Re: Pictures/details of TL-WR720N 3G Chinese version

woohoo, finally!

http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/ … pgrade.bin is now available

flashed mine device, it lacks wireless interface for some reason, no config file /etc/config/wireless after "firstboot"
hope to figure out this


thanks guys smile

Re: Pictures/details of TL-WR720N 3G Chinese version

root@OpenWrt:~# dmesg
[    0.000000] Linux version 3.8.9 (openwrt@OpenWRTBuild) (gcc version 4.6.4 (OpenWrt/Linaro GCC 4.6-2012.12 r36467) ) #1 Sun Apr 28 08:00:13 MST 2013
[    0.000000] MyLoader: sysp=3dd7cb87, boardp=f0717c55, parts=4852ecbe
[    0.000000] bootconsole [early0] enabled
[    0.000000] CPU revision is: 00019374 (MIPS 24Kc)
[    0.000000] SoC: Atheros AR9330 rev 1
[    0.000000] Clocks: CPU:400.000MHz, DDR:400.000MHz, AHB:200.000MHz, Ref:25.000MHz
[    0.000000] Determined physical RAM map:
[    0.000000]  memory: 02000000 @ 00000000 (usable)
[    0.000000] Initrd not found or empty - disabling initrd
[    0.000000] Zone ranges:
[    0.000000]   Normal   [mem 0x00000000-0x01ffffff]
[    0.000000] Movable zone start for each node
[    0.000000] Early memory node ranges
[    0.000000]   node   0: [mem 0x00000000-0x01ffffff]
[    0.000000] On node 0 totalpages: 8192
[    0.000000] free_area_init_node: node 0, pgdat 80318a40, node_mem_map 81000000
[    0.000000]   Normal zone: 64 pages used for memmap
[    0.000000]   Normal zone: 0 pages reserved
[    0.000000]   Normal zone: 8128 pages, LIFO batch:0
[    0.000000] Primary instruction cache 64kB, VIPT, 4-way, linesize 32 bytes.
[    0.000000] Primary data cache 32kB, 4-way, VIPT, cache aliases, linesize 32 bytes
[    0.000000] pcpu-alloc: s0 r0 d32768 u32768 alloc=1*32768
[    0.000000] pcpu-alloc: [0] 0
[    0.000000] Built 1 zonelists in Zone order, mobility grouping on.  Total pages: 8128
[    0.000000] Kernel command line:  board=TL-WR720N-v3 console=ttyATH0,115200 rootfstype=squashfs,jffs2 noinitrd
[    0.000000] PID hash table entries: 128 (order: -3, 512 bytes)
[    0.000000] Dentry cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 2, 16384 bytes)
[    0.000000] Inode-cache hash table entries: 2048 (order: 1, 8192 bytes)
[    0.000000] __ex_table already sorted, skipping sort
[    0.000000] Writing ErrCtl register=00000000
[    0.000000] Readback ErrCtl register=00000000
[    0.000000] Memory: 28724k/32768k available (2281k kernel code, 4044k reserved, 599k data, 252k init, 0k highmem)
[    0.000000] SLUB: Genslabs=9, HWalign=32, Order=0-3, MinObjects=0, CPUs=1, Nodes=1
[    0.000000] NR_IRQS:51
[    0.080000] Calibrating delay loop... 265.42 BogoMIPS (lpj=1327104)
[    0.080000] pid_max: default: 32768 minimum: 301
[    0.080000] Mount-cache hash table entries: 512
[    0.090000] NET: Registered protocol family 16
[    0.090000] MIPS: machine is TP-LINK TL-WR720N v3
[    0.550000] bio: create slab <bio-0> at 0
[    0.550000] Switching to clocksource MIPS
[    0.560000] NET: Registered protocol family 2
[    0.560000] TCP established hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
[    0.570000] TCP bind hash table entries: 512 (order: -1, 2048 bytes)
[    0.570000] TCP: Hash tables configured (established 512 bind 512)
[    0.580000] TCP: reno registered
[    0.580000] UDP hash table entries: 256 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
[    0.590000] UDP-Lite hash table entries: 256 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
[    0.600000] NET: Registered protocol family 1
[    0.600000] PCI: CLS 0 bytes, default 32
[    0.620000] squashfs: version 4.0 (2009/01/31) Phillip Lougher
[    0.620000] jffs2: version 2.2 (NAND) (SUMMARY) (LZMA) (RTIME) (CMODE_PRIORITY) (c) 2001-2006 Red Hat, Inc.
[    0.630000] msgmni has been set to 56
[    0.640000] Block layer SCSI generic (bsg) driver version 0.4 loaded (major 253)
[    0.640000] io scheduler noop registered
[    0.650000] io scheduler deadline registered (default)
[    0.650000] Serial: 8250/16550 driver, 16 ports, IRQ sharing enabled
[    0.660000] ar933x-uart: ttyATH0 at MMIO 0x18020000 (irq = 11) is a AR933X UART
[    0.670000] console [ttyATH0] enabled, bootconsole disabled
[    0.680000] ath79-spi ath79-spi: master is unqueued, this is deprecated
[    0.690000] m25p80 spi0.0: found s25sl032p, expected m25p80
[    0.690000] m25p80 spi0.0: s25sl032p (4096 Kbytes)
[    0.700000] 5 tp-link partitions found on MTD device spi0.0
[    0.710000] Creating 5 MTD partitions on "spi0.0":
[    0.710000] 0x000000000000-0x000000020000 : "u-boot"
[    0.720000] 0x000000020000-0x000000120024 : "kernel"
[    0.720000] mtd: partition "kernel" must either start or end on erase block boundary or be smaller than an erase block -- forcing read-only
[    0.730000] 0x000000120024-0x0000003f0000 : "rootfs"
[    0.740000] mtd: partition "rootfs" must either start or end on erase block boundary or be smaller than an erase block -- forcing read-only
[    0.750000] mtd: partition "rootfs" set to be root filesystem
[    0.760000] mtd: partition "rootfs_data" created automatically, ofs=280000, len=170000
[    0.760000] 0x000000280000-0x0000003f0000 : "rootfs_data"
[    0.770000] 0x0000003f0000-0x000000400000 : "art"
[    0.780000] 0x000000020000-0x0000003f0000 : "firmware"
[    0.800000] libphy: ag71xx_mdio: probed
[    0.800000] eth0: Atheros AG71xx at 0xb9000000, irq 4, mode:MII
[    1.360000] ag71xx ag71xx.0 eth0: connected to PHY at ag71xx-mdio.1:04 [uid=004dd041, driver=Generic PHY]
[    1.360000] eth1: Atheros AG71xx at 0xba000000, irq 5, mode:GMII
[    1.920000] eth1: Found an AR7240/AR9330 built-in switch
[    2.950000] TCP: cubic registered
[    2.950000] NET: Registered protocol family 17
[    2.950000] Bridge firewalling registered
[    2.960000] 8021q: 802.1Q VLAN Support v1.8
[    2.970000] VFS: Mounted root (squashfs filesystem) readonly on device 31:2.
[    2.980000] Freeing unused kernel memory: 252k freed
[    8.810000] jffs2: notice: (458) jffs2_build_xattr_subsystem: complete building xattr subsystem, 18 of xdatum (0 unchecked, 17 orphan) and 38 of xref (0 dead, 28 orphan) found.
[    9.860000] NET: Registered protocol family 10
[   10.140000] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs
[   10.140000] usbcore: registered new interface driver hub
[   10.150000] usbcore: registered new device driver usb
[   10.190000] PPP generic driver version 2.4.2
[   10.250000] ip_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team
[   10.380000] NET: Registered protocol family 24
[   10.390000] ehci_hcd: USB 2.0 'Enhanced' Host Controller (EHCI) Driver
[   10.410000] ehci-platform: EHCI generic platform driver
[   10.420000] ehci-platform ehci-platform: EHCI Host Controller
[   10.420000] ehci-platform ehci-platform: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
[   10.430000] ehci-platform ehci-platform: irq 3, io mem 0x1b000000
[   10.450000] ehci-platform ehci-platform: USB 2.0 started, EHCI 1.00
[   10.450000] hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
[   10.450000] hub 1-0:1.0: 1 port detected
[   10.480000] nf_conntrack version 0.5.0 (452 buckets, 1808 max)
[   10.720000] ip6_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team
[   10.780000] usb 1-1: new high-speed USB device number 2 using ehci-platform
[   10.930000] ohci_hcd: USB 1.1 'Open' Host Controller (OHCI) Driver
[   16.410000] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth1: link is not ready
[   16.410000] device eth1 entered promiscuous mode
[   16.420000] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): br-lan: link is not ready
[   16.430000] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[   17.130000] eth1: link up (1000Mbps/Full duplex)
[   17.130000] br-lan: port 1(eth1) entered forwarding state
[   17.140000] br-lan: port 1(eth1) entered forwarding state
[   17.140000] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth1: link becomes ready
[   17.150000] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): br-lan: link becomes ready
[   19.140000] br-lan: port 1(eth1) entered forwarding state
[  136.490000] usb 1-1: USB disconnect, device number 2
[  147.650000] usb 1-1: new high-speed USB device number 3 using ehci-platform
[  305.680000] eth1: link down
[  305.680000] br-lan: port 1(eth1) entered disabled state
[ 4305.180000] eth1: link up (1000Mbps/Full duplex)
[ 4305.180000] br-lan: port 1(eth1) entered forwarding state
[ 4305.180000] br-lan: port 1(eth1) entered forwarding state
[ 4307.180000] br-lan: port 1(eth1) entered forwarding state

Re: Pictures/details of TL-WR720N 3G Chinese version

root@OpenWrt:~# /dev/
bus/                mtd0                mtd3ro              mtdblock2           port                ttyATH0             ttyS14              ttyS7
console             mtd0ro              mtd4                mtdblock3           ppp                 ttyS0               ttyS15              ttyS8
cpu_dma_latency     mtd1                mtd4ro              mtdblock4           ptmx                ttyS1               ttyS2               ttyS9
full                mtd1ro              mtd5                mtdblock5           pts/                ttyS10              ttyS3               urandom
kmsg                mtd2                mtd5ro              network_latency     random              ttyS11              ttyS4               watchdog
log                 mtd2ro              mtdblock0           network_throughput  shm/                ttyS12              ttyS5               zero
mem                 mtd3                mtdblock1           null                tty                 ttyS13              ttyS6

Re: Pictures/details of TL-WR720N 3G Chinese version

root@OpenWrt:~# ifconfig
br-lan    Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr EC:88:8F:D6:25:7A
          inet addr:192.168.1.1  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fda8:fdf1:1f32::1/60 Scope:Global
          inet6 addr: fe80::ee88:8fff:fed6:257a/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:10911 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:7267 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:893678 (872.7 KiB)  TX bytes:829386 (809.9 KiB)

eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr EC:88:8F:D6:25:79
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
          Interrupt:4

eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr EC:88:8F:D6:25:7A
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:10911 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:7267 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:1046432 (1021.9 KiB)  TX bytes:829386 (809.9 KiB)
          Interrupt:5

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  Metric:1
          RX packets:39796 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:39796 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:2706116 (2.5 MiB)  TX bytes:2706116 (2.5 MiB)

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Re: Pictures/details of TL-WR720N 3G Chinese version

try to install kmod-ath9k.

Re: Pictures/details of TL-WR720N 3G Chinese version

okay, as per another thread (https://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php?id=43827) there was a problem with trunk on 28th of April, the one from 29th works just fine

super!

Re: Pictures/details of TL-WR720N 3G Chinese version

Where is the download link to trunk 29th ?

Thx

60 (edited by twinclouds 2013-05-07 07:31:26)

Re: Pictures/details of TL-WR720N 3G Chinese version

buktafej wrote:

Where is the download link to trunk 29th ?

Thx

You can get the latest from here: http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/ar71xx/.  I didn't test it though.  Good luck!

61 (edited by gently 2013-05-14 14:04:30)

Re: Pictures/details of TL-WR720N 3G Chinese version

just in case somebody is interested, here is a short how-to to deploy asterisk over this router

prerequisites:

1. prepare usb-stick with 2 primary partitions for swap (64MB) and for overlay (rest) ext3
2. install latest squashfs firmware

configuring router with external swap and overlay

1. connect router to internet via wan or wifi
2. opkg update
3. opkg install kmod-usb-storage block-mount kmod-fs-ext4
4. reboot
5. mount /dev/sda2 /mnt/sda2
6. tar -C /overlay -cvf - . | tar -C /mnt/sda2 -xf -
7. /etc/init.d/fstab enable
8. update /etc/config/fstab to mount swap partition /dev/sda1
9. update /etc/config/fstab to mount /overlay to /dev/sda2 
10. reboot

installing asterisk18:

1. opkg update
2. opkg install asterisk18
3. /etc/init.d/asterisk enable

Re: Pictures/details of TL-WR720N 3G Chinese version

BTW: for some reason I was unable to overwrite MAC address using 'option macaddr' over the 'wan' interface, it simply uses hardcoded one

Re: Pictures/details of TL-WR720N 3G Chinese version

Note to self: To enter the OpenWrt failsafe mode, plug the network cable in the LAN/WAN jack, NOT the LAN one.

The rest is standard: Power the router, wait for the blue LED to light up, then press the Reset button once. The LED then blinks very fast and you can setup your PC with static IP address 192.168.1.2 and telnet to 192.168.1.1. No DHCP server is running in failsafe mode.

64 (edited by slowmail 2013-07-16 07:21:40)

Re: Pictures/details of TL-WR720N 3G Chinese version

I just picked up a TL-WR720N v3, and tried flashing openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wr720n-v3-squashfs-factory.bin (13-Jul-2013 07:56) by the stock web interface, but it didn't seem to work.

The router doesn't start up, but I'm able to enter failsafe with elecnix's instructions.

Can anyone advise what I should do next to get it up and running?

root@(none):/# dmesg
[    0.000000] Linux version 3.8.13 (fnord@tschunk) (gcc version 4.6.4 (OpenWrt/                                                                                                 Linaro GCC 4.6-2012.12 r37268) ) #1 Sat Jul 13 07:54:21 UTC 2013
[    0.000000] MyLoader: sysp=3dd7cb87, boardp=f0717c55, parts=4852ecbe
[    0.000000] bootconsole [early0] enabled
[    0.000000] CPU revision is: 00019374 (MIPS 24Kc)
[    0.000000] SoC: Atheros AR9330 rev 1
[    0.000000] Clocks: CPU:400.000MHz, DDR:400.000MHz, AHB:200.000MHz, Ref:25.00                                                                                                 0MHz
[    0.000000] Determined physical RAM map:
[    0.000000]  memory: 02000000 @ 00000000 (usable)
[    0.000000] Initrd not found or empty - disabling initrd
[    0.000000] Zone ranges:
[    0.000000]   Normal   [mem 0x00000000-0x01ffffff]
[    0.000000] Movable zone start for each node
[    0.000000] Early memory node ranges
[    0.000000]   node   0: [mem 0x00000000-0x01ffffff]
[    0.000000] On node 0 totalpages: 8192
[    0.000000] free_area_init_node: node 0, pgdat 80316a40, node_mem_map 8100000                                                                                                 0
[    0.000000]   Normal zone: 64 pages used for memmap
[    0.000000]   Normal zone: 0 pages reserved
[    0.000000]   Normal zone: 8128 pages, LIFO batch:0
[    0.000000] Primary instruction cache 64kB, VIPT, 4-way, linesize 32 bytes.
[    0.000000] Primary data cache 32kB, 4-way, VIPT, cache aliases, linesize 32                                                                                                  bytes
[    0.000000] pcpu-alloc: s0 r0 d32768 u32768 alloc=1*32768
[    0.000000] pcpu-alloc: [0] 0
[    0.000000] Built 1 zonelists in Zone order, mobility grouping on.  Total pag                                                                                                 es: 8128
[    0.000000] Kernel command line:  board=TL-WR720N-v3 console=ttyATH0,115200 r                                                                                                 ootfstype=squashfs,jffs2 noinitrd
[    0.000000] PID hash table entries: 128 (order: -3, 512 bytes)
[    0.000000] Dentry cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 2, 16384 bytes)
[    0.000000] Inode-cache hash table entries: 2048 (order: 1, 8192 bytes)
[    0.000000] __ex_table already sorted, skipping sort
[    0.000000] Writing ErrCtl register=00000000
[    0.000000] Readback ErrCtl register=00000000
[    0.000000] Memory: 28724k/32768k available (2274k kernel code, 4044k reserve                                                                                                 d, 590k data, 268k init, 0k highmem)
[    0.000000] SLUB: Genslabs=9, HWalign=32, Order=0-3, MinObjects=0, CPUs=1, No                                                                                                 des=1
[    0.000000] NR_IRQS:51
[    0.080000] Calibrating delay loop... 265.42 BogoMIPS (lpj=1327104)
[    0.080000] pid_max: default: 32768 minimum: 301
[    0.080000] Mount-cache hash table entries: 512
[    0.090000] NET: Registered protocol family 16
[    0.090000] MIPS: machine is TP-LINK TL-WR720N v3
[    0.550000] bio: create slab <bio-0> at 0
[    0.550000] Switching to clocksource MIPS
[    0.560000] NET: Registered protocol family 2
[    0.560000] TCP established hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
[    0.570000] TCP bind hash table entries: 512 (order: -1, 2048 bytes)
[    0.570000] TCP: Hash tables configured (established 512 bind 512)
[    0.580000] TCP: reno registered
[    0.580000] UDP hash table entries: 256 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
[    0.590000] UDP-Lite hash table entries: 256 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
[    0.600000] NET: Registered protocol family 1
[    0.600000] PCI: CLS 0 bytes, default 32
[    0.620000] squashfs: version 4.0 (2009/01/31) Phillip Lougher
[    0.620000] jffs2: version 2.2 (NAND) (SUMMARY) (LZMA) (RTIME) (CMODE_PRIORIT                                                                                                 Y) (c) 2001-2006 Red Hat, Inc.
[    0.630000] msgmni has been set to 56
[    0.640000] io scheduler noop registered
[    0.640000] io scheduler deadline registered (default)
[    0.640000] Serial: 8250/16550 driver, 16 ports, IRQ sharing enabled
[    0.660000] ar933x-uart: ttyATH0 at MMIO 0x18020000 (irq = 11) is a AR933X UA                                                                                                 RT
[    0.660000] console [ttyATH0] enabled, bootconsole disabled
[    0.680000] ath79-spi ath79-spi: master is unqueued, this is deprecated
[    0.680000] m25p80 spi0.0: found s25sl032p, expected m25p80
[    0.690000] m25p80 spi0.0: s25sl032p (4096 Kbytes)
[    0.690000] 5 tp-link partitions found on MTD device spi0.0
[    0.700000] Creating 5 MTD partitions on "spi0.0":
[    0.700000] 0x000000000000-0x000000020000 : "u-boot"
[    0.710000] 0x000000020000-0x00000011ec60 : "kernel"
[    0.710000] mtd: partition "kernel" must either start or end on erase block b                                                                                                 oundary or be smaller than an erase block -- forcing read-only
[    0.730000] 0x00000011ec60-0x0000003f0000 : "rootfs"
[    0.730000] mtd: partition "rootfs" must either start or end on erase block b                                                                                                 oundary or be smaller than an erase block -- forcing read-only
[    0.750000] mtd: partition "rootfs" set to be root filesystem
[    0.750000] mtd: partition "rootfs_data" created automatically, ofs=2D0000, l                                                                                                 en=120000
[    0.760000] 0x0000002d0000-0x0000003f0000 : "rootfs_data"
[    0.770000] 0x0000003f0000-0x000000400000 : "art"
[    0.770000] 0x000000020000-0x0000003f0000 : "firmware"
[    0.790000] libphy: ag71xx_mdio: probed
[    0.790000] eth0: Atheros AG71xx at 0xb9000000, irq 4, mode:MII
[    1.350000] ag71xx ag71xx.0 eth0: connected to PHY at ag71xx-mdio.1:04 [uid=0                                                                                                 04dd041, driver=Generic PHY]
[    1.360000] eth1: Atheros AG71xx at 0xba000000, irq 5, mode:GMII
[    1.910000] eth1: Found an AR7240/AR9330 built-in switch
[    2.950000] TCP: cubic registered
[    2.950000] NET: Registered protocol family 17
[    2.950000] Bridge firewalling registered
[    2.960000] 8021q: 802.1Q VLAN Support v1.8
[    2.970000] VFS: Mounted root (squashfs filesystem) readonly on device 31:2.
[    2.980000] Freeing unused kernel memory: 268k freed
[    5.060000] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs
[    5.060000] usbcore: registered new interface driver hub
[    5.070000] usbcore: registered new device driver usb
[    5.300000] ehci_hcd: USB 2.0 'Enhanced' Host Controller (EHCI) Driver
[    5.310000] ehci-platform: EHCI generic platform driver
[    5.310000] ehci-platform ehci-platform: EHCI Host Controller
[    5.320000] ehci-platform ehci-platform: new USB bus registered, assigned bus                                                                                                  number 1
[    5.320000] ehci-platform ehci-platform: irq 3, io mem 0x1b000000
[    5.350000] ehci-platform ehci-platform: USB 2.0 started, EHCI 1.00
[    5.350000] hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
[    5.350000] hub 1-0:1.0: 1 port detected
[    5.420000] ohci_hcd: USB 1.1 'Open' Host Controller (OHCI) Driver
[  275.420000] eth0: link up (100Mbps/Full duplex)
[  475.420000] eth0: link down
[ 1142.420000] eth0: link up (100Mbps/Full duplex)

root@(none):/# /dev/
console             mtd1                mtd4ro              mtdblock4           pts/                ttyS10              ttyS3               urandom
cpu_dma_latency     mtd1ro              mtd5                mtdblock5           random              ttyS11              ttyS4               zero
full                mtd2                mtd5ro              network_latency     shm/                ttyS12              ttyS5
kmsg                mtd2ro              mtdblock0           network_throughput  tty                 ttyS13              ttyS6
mem                 mtd3                mtdblock1           null                ttyATH0             ttyS14              ttyS7
mtd0                mtd3ro              mtdblock2           port                ttyS0               ttyS15              ttyS8
mtd0ro              mtd4                mtdblock3           ptmx                ttyS1               ttyS2               ttyS9

root@(none):/# ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 14:CF:92:9B:A7:E9
          inet addr:192.168.1.1  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:1226 errors:0 dropped:290 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:222 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:104962 (102.5 KiB)  TX bytes:29786 (29.0 KiB)
          Interrupt:4

root@(none):/#

Re: Pictures/details of TL-WR720N 3G Chinese version

slowmail wrote:

I just picked up a TL-WR720N v3, and tried flashing openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wr720n-v3-squashfs-factory.bin (13-Jul-2013 07:56) by the stock web interface, but it didn't seem to work.

The router doesn't start up, but I'm able to enter failsafe with elecnix's instructions.

You hit probably the problem that is discussed here: https://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php?id=45263

I ran into the same problem and solved it by uploading the firmware compiled by Madox from this page.

The problem is poignant for the TL-WR720N because it can only take firmware images from trunk, and I don't think the trunk images are archived anywhere smile

66 (edited by slowmail 2013-07-16 18:54:22)

Re: Pictures/details of TL-WR720N 3G Chinese version

Horst_Tappert wrote:

You hit probably the problem that is discussed here: https://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php?id=45263

I ran into the same problem and solved it by uploading the firmware compiled by Madox from this page.

Thanks! I was able to recover the unit with the Madox firmware (openwrt_TLWR720_base_2013-05-01_squash-sysupgrade) via netcat indirect method.

For those who are interested, I used Ncat portable (for windows), with:

type [specified firmware].bin | ncat.exe -l 3333

and had a second telnet window open to check the file transfer was completed (via filesize). Next, I checked the md5sum matched before writing it to flash with sysupgrade.

Re: Pictures/details of TL-WR720N 3G Chinese version

Where have you all been purchasing the Chinese v3 variant from?  All I can seem to find is the larger (and less useful) v1.0 variant that is here in the US.  Thanks in advance!

Re: Pictures/details of TL-WR720N 3G Chinese version

aliexpress.com

Re: Pictures/details of TL-WR720N 3G Chinese version

Since couple of days, we have in Europe new model: TP-Link TL-WR710N(EU) v1, which is very similar to the WR730Nv3. It doesn't have switch and USB power input, but has 8 MB of FLASH and 1 A max. current load on USB host port smile

Here are some pictures: http://galeria.tech-blog.pl/TP-Link_TL-WR710N-EU/

U-Boot modification for routers: github.com/pepe2k/u-boot_mod
My blog: www.tech-blog.pl
My photo gallery: galeria.tech-blog.pl

Re: Pictures/details of TL-WR720N 3G Chinese version

Thanks for the link, wouldn't you know I live in Washington and they have some sort of legal barrier just in that state that doesn't allow them to provide their escrow service. sad

Really too bad that TP-Link totally changed the design of that router for release in the US, the smaller form factor + USB port make the chinese version much more attractive.

Re: Pictures/details of TL-WR720N 3G Chinese version

seems to be already supported in trunk:
http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/ … pgrade.bin

Re: Pictures/details of TL-WR720N 3G Chinese version

gently wrote:

seems to be already supported in trunk:
http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/ … pgrade.bin

Yes, patch was made by obsy (Cezary Jackiewicz) from http://www.eko.one.pl/:
http://patchwork.openwrt.org/patch/3873/

U-Boot modification for routers: github.com/pepe2k/u-boot_mod
My blog: www.tech-blog.pl
My photo gallery: galeria.tech-blog.pl

Re: Pictures/details of TL-WR720N 3G Chinese version

Got myself this router from Aliexpress.
The version of router is 3.1
Software version 3.14.4 Build 130318 Rel.64251n

Runs well with the latest openwrt trunk image.

Re: Pictures/details of TL-WR720N 3G Chinese version

slowmail wrote:

Thanks! I was able to recover the unit with the Madox firmware (openwrt_TLWR720_base_2013-05-01_squash-sysupgrade) via netcat indirect method.

For those who are interested...CUT...

have you tried to simply wget the firmware from failsafe mode?

Re: Pictures/details of TL-WR720N 3G Chinese version

I installed the latest trunk on the router and works ok. I tried to install a couple of packages on it and some of them failed due to the lack of memory.
Is there any way to increase the memory? If i read the specs right it should have 4 MB memory. Any help appreciated as im quite new to this topic.

CPU                      Ram     Flash    Network         USB         Serial    JTag
Atheros AR9331@400MHz    32MiB    4MiB    2 x 100MBit    1 x 2.0    Yes      Unlikely
root@OpenWrt:/usr# df -h
Filesystem                Size      Used Available Use% Mounted on
rootfs                    1.1M   1016.0K     72.0K  93% /
/dev/root                 1.8M      1.8M         0 100% /rom
tmpfs                    14.1M   1016.0K     13.1M   7% /tmp
/dev/mtdblock3            1.1M   1016.0K     72.0K  93% /overlay
overlayfs:/overlay        1.1M   1016.0K     72.0K  93% /
tmpfs                   512.0K         0    512.0K   0% /dev