Topic: WA901ND v3

Hey guys,

TP-Link has released a v3 with different hardware than v2.


U-Boot 1.1.4 (May  3 2013 - 11:32:12)

U-boot AP123


DRAM:  32 MB
Flash Manuf Id 0x1, DeviceId0 0x2, DeviceId1 0x15
flash size 4MB, sector count = 64
Flash:  4 MB
Using default environment

In:    serial
Out:   serial
Err:   serial
Net:   ag934x_enet_initialize...
No valid address in Flash. Using fixed address
No valid address in Flash. Using fixed address
 wasp  reset mask:c03300
WASP ----> S27 PHY
GMAC: cfg1 0x80000000 cfg2 0x7114
eth0: ba:be:fa:ce:08:41
s27 reg init
athrs27_phy_setup ATHR_PHY_CONTROL 4 :0x1000
athrs27_phy_setup ATHR_PHY_SPEC_STAUS 4 :0x10
eth0 up
WASP ----> S27 PHY
GMAC: cfg1 0xf cfg2 0x7214
eth1: ba:be:fa:ce:08:41
s27 reg init lan
ATHRS27: resetting s27
ATHRS27: s27 reset done
athrs27_phy_setup ATHR_PHY_CONTROL 0 :0x1000
athrs27_phy_setup ATHR_PHY_SPEC_STAUS 0 :0x10
athrs27_phy_setup ATHR_PHY_CONTROL 1 :0x1000
athrs27_phy_setup ATHR_PHY_SPEC_STAUS 1 :0x10
athrs27_phy_setup ATHR_PHY_CONTROL 2 :0x1000
athrs27_phy_setup ATHR_PHY_SPEC_STAUS 2 :0x10
athrs27_phy_setup ATHR_PHY_CONTROL 3 :0x1000
athrs27_phy_setup ATHR_PHY_SPEC_STAUS 3 :0x10
eth1 up
eth0, eth1
Autobooting in 1 seconds
## Booting image at 9f020000 ...
   Uncompressing Kernel Image ... OK

Starting kernel ...

Booting Atheros AR934x
Linux version 2.6.31--LSDK-9.2.0_U10.5_dsa.7 (root@localhost.localdomain) (gcc version 4.3.3 (GCC) ) #18 Fri May 3 11:35:32 CST 2013
flash_size passed from bootloader = 4
Ram size passed from bootloader =33554432
CPU revision is: 0001974c (MIPS 74Kc)
ath_sys_frequency: cpu srif ddr srif cpu 535 ddr 400 ahb 200
Determined physical RAM map:
 memory: 02000000 @ 00000000 (usable)
Zone PFN ranges:
  Normal   0x00000000 -> 0x00002000
Movable zone start PFN for each node
early_node_map[1] active PFN ranges
    0: 0x00000000 -> 0x00002000
Built 1 zonelists in Zone order, mobility grouping on.  Total pages: 8128
Kernel command line: console=ttyS0,115200 root=31:2 rootfstype=squashfs init=/sbin/init mtdparts=ath-nor0:128k(u-boot),1024k(kernel),2816k(rootfs),64k(config),64k(art) mem=32M
PID hash table entries: 128 (order: 7, 512 bytes)
Dentry cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 2, 16384 bytes)
Inode-cache hash table entries: 2048 (order: 1, 8192 bytes)
Primary instruction cache 64kB, VIPT, 4-way, linesize 32 bytes.
Primary data cache 32kB, 4-way, VIPT, cache aliases, linesize 32 bytes
Writing ErrCtl register=00000000
Readback ErrCtl register=00000000
Memory: 30080k/32768k available (1769k kernel code, 2688k reserved, 431k data, 112k init, 0k highmem)
NR_IRQS:128
plat_time_init: plat time init done
Calibrating delay loop... 267.26 BogoMIPS (lpj=534528)
Mount-cache hash table entries: 512
NET: Registered protocol family 16
bio: create slab <bio-0> at 0
usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs
usbcore: registered new interface driver hub
usbcore: registered new device driver usb
NET: Registered protocol family 2
IP route cache hash table entries: 1024 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
TCP established hash table entries: 1024 (order: 1, 8192 bytes)
TCP bind hash table entries: 1024 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 1024 bind 1024)
TCP reno registered
NET: Registered protocol family 1
ATH GPIOC major 0
squashfs: version 4.0 (2009/01/31) Phillip Lougher
msgmni has been set to 58
io scheduler noop registered
io scheduler deadline registered (default)
Serial: 8250/16550 driver, 1 ports, IRQ sharing disabled
serial8250.0: ttyS0 at MMIO 0xb8020000 (irq = 19) is a 16550A
console [ttyS0] enabled
PPP generic driver version 2.4.2
NET: Registered protocol family 24
5 cmdlinepart partitions found on MTD device ath-nor0
Creating 5 MTD partitions on "ath-nor0":
0x000000000000-0x000000020000 : "u-boot"
0x000000020000-0x000000120000 : "kernel"
0x000000120000-0x0000003e0000 : "rootfs"
0x0000003e0000-0x0000003f0000 : "config"
0x0000003f0000-0x000000400000 : "art"
->Oops: flash id 0x10215 .
ehci_hcd: USB 2.0 'Enhanced' Host Controller (EHCI) Driver
Port Status 1c000004
ath-ehci ath-ehci.0: ATH EHCI
ath-ehci ath-ehci.0: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
ehci_reset Intialize USB CONTROLLER in host mode: 13
ehci_reset Port Status 1c000000
ath-ehci ath-ehci.0: irq 3, io mem 0x1b000000
ehci_reset Intialize USB CONTROLLER in host mode: 13
ehci_reset Port Status 1c000000
ath-ehci ath-ehci.0: USB 2.0 started, EHCI 1.00
usb usb1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 1-0:1.0: 1 port detected
TCP cubic registered
NET: Registered protocol family 17
802.1Q VLAN Support v1.8 Ben Greear <greearb@candelatech.com>
All bugs added by David S. Miller <davem@redhat.com>
athwdt_init: Registering WDT success
ath_otp_init: Registering OTP success
ath_clksw_init: Registering Clock Switch Interface success
VFS: Mounted root (squashfs filesystem) readonly on device 31:2.
Freeing unused kernel memory: 112k freed
init started:  BusyBox v1.01 (2013.03.13-10:01+0000) multi-call binary
This Board use 2.6.31
xt_time: kernel timezone is -0000
nf_conntrack version 0.5.0 (512 buckets, 5120 max)
ip_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team
insmod: cannot open module `/lib/modules/2.6.31/kernel/iptable_raw.ko': No such file or directory
insmod: cannot open module `/lib/modules/2.6.31/kernel/flashid.ko': No such file or directory
PPPoL2TP kernel driver, V1.0
PPTP driver version 0.8.3
insmod: cannot open module `/lib/modules/2.6.31/kernel/harmony.ko': No such file or directory
insmod: cannot open module `/lib/modules/2.6.31/kernel/af_key.ko': No such file or directory
insmod: cannot open module `/lib/modules/2.6.31/kernel/xfrm_user.ko': No such file or directory
insmod: cannot open module `/lib/modules/2.6.31/kernel/xt_mark.ko': No such file or directory

Now flash open!
Now flash open!
 (none) mips #18 Fri May 3 11:35:32 CST 2013 (none)
(none) login: ATHR_GMAC: Length per segment 1536
ATHR_GMAC: fifo cfg 3 01f00140
ATHR_GMAC: RX TASKLET - Pkts per Intr:32
mac:1 Registering S27....
ATHR_GMAC: Max segments per packet :   1
ATHR_GMAC: Max tx descriptor count :   40
ATHR_GMAC: Max rx descriptor count :   128
ATHR_GMAC: Mac capability flags    :   2D82
ATHR_GMAC: RX TASKLET - Pkts per Intr:32
mac:0 Registering S27....
ATHR_GMAC: Max segments per packet :   1
ATHR_GMAC: Max tx descriptor count :   40
ATHR_GMAC: Max rx descriptor count :   128
ATHR_GMAC: Mac capability flags    :   2582
athr_gmac_ring_alloc Allocated 640 at 0x81e97c00
athr_gmac_ring_alloc Allocated 2048 at 0x81ccc000
WASP ----> S27 PHY MDIO
Setting Drop CRC Errors, Pause Frames and Length Error frames
Setting PHY...
athr_gmac_ring_alloc Allocated 640 at 0x81e97800
athr_gmac_ring_alloc Allocated 2048 at 0x81e99800
WASP ----> S27 PHY MDIO
Setting Drop CRC Errors, Pause Frames and Length Error frames
ATHRS27: resetting s27
ATHRS27: s27 reset done
Setting PHY...
device eth1 entered promiscuous mode
Now flash open!
athr_gmac_ring_free Freeing at 0x81e97c00
athr_gmac_ring_free Freeing at 0x81ccc000
athr_gmac_ring_alloc Allocated 640 at 0x81e97c00
athr_gmac_ring_alloc Allocated 2048 at 0x81e28800
WASP ----> S27 PHY MDIO
Setting Drop CRC Errors, Pause Frames and Length Error frames
Setting PHY...
nf_conntrack_rtsp v0.6.21 loading
nf_nat_rtsp v0.6.21 loading
asf: module license 'Proprietary' taints kernel.
Disabling lock debugging due to kernel taint
ath_hal: 0.9.17.1 (AR5416, AR9380, REGOPS_FUNC, WRITE_EEPROM, 11D)
ath_rate_atheros: Copyright (c) 2001-2005 Atheros Communications, Inc, All Rights Reserved
ath_dev: Copyright (c) 2001-2007 Atheros Communications, Inc, All Rights Reserved
ath_ahb: 9.2.0_U10.5_dsa.7 (Atheros/multi-bss)
__ath_attach: Set global_scn[0]
ACBKMinfree = 48
ACBEMinfree = 32
ACVIMinfree = 16
ACVOMinfree = 0
CABMinfree = 48
UAPSDMinfree = 0
Wasp Enterprise mode: 0x00000000
Restoring Cal data from Flash
ath_get_caps[5134] rx chainmask mismatch actual 3 sc_chainmak 0
ath_get_caps[5109] tx chainmask mismatch actual 3 sc_chainmak 0
wifi0: Atheros 9340: mem=0xb8100000, irq=2
====>>>>SystemMode : Standard AP
wlan_vap_create : enter. devhandle=0x815402c0, opmode=IEEE80211_M_HOSTAP, flags=0x1
wlan_vap_create : exit. devhandle=0x815402c0, opmode=IEEE80211_M_HOSTAP, flags=0x1.
VAP device ath0 created
====>>>>wlan: rand channel 5


 DES SSID SET=TP-LINK_AP_6437CD
 ieee80211_ioctl_siwmode: imr.ifm_active=131712, new mode=3, valid=1
athr_gmac_ring_free Freeing at 0x81e97c00
athr_gmac_ring_free Freeing at 0x81e28800
br0: port 1(eth1) entering disabled state
athr_gmac_ring_alloc Allocated 640 at 0x81e97c00
athr_gmac_ring_alloc Allocated 2048 at 0x81e28000
WASP ----> S27 PHY MDIO
Setting Drop CRC Errors, Pause Frames and Length Error frames
Setting PHY...
device ath0 entered promiscuous mode
br0: port 2(ath0) entering forwarding state
 ieee80211_ioctl_siwmode: imr.ifm_active=918144, new mode=3, valid=1
br0: port 2(ath0) entering disabled state

 DES SSID SET=TP-LINK_AP_6437CD
br0: port 2(ath0) entering forwarding state
====>>>>cmdCtrl open success
====>>>>eventCtrl open success
====>>>>eventCtrl attach success
====>>>>linkStatus = 0

====>>>>create smartDhcp thread success, pid:6151

ATHR_GMAC: GE0 RX DMA ENABLE
br0: port 2(ath0) entering disabled state
br0: port 2(ath0) entering forwarding state

 TL-WA901ND mips #18 Fri May 3 11:35:32 CST 2013 (none)
TL-WA901ND login:

AR9341, 4MB Flash.

How would I begin to get this supported?

Re: WA901ND v3

try to flash this and see if it works ok:

https://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php?pid=215434#p215434

flash via uboot:

http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/tp-link/tl-wr841nd#tftp.install

follow notes for V8

Re: WA901ND v3

Up and running 100%

Thank you!

4 (edited by nebbia88 2013-10-28 18:11:09)

Re: WA901ND v3

great, now i'm going to ask you a huge favour, since it seems you're the only around here with this model AND a serial console attached.

first of all backup your config from Luci->System->Backup/Flash->Generate archive

then, download this to the /tmp folder of your router, it's an OLD tplink firmware without the uboot part, so it can be flashed to the "firmware" partition:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/xd2pgg04n8r7g6i/wa901ndv3_en_3_13_31_up%28130503%29

then ssh your router and flash with mtd:

cd /tmp
mv wa901* tplink.bin
mtd -r write tplink.bin firmware

now you should have the tplink firmware back on your AP. login to the usual http://192.168.0.254 or whatever is it's default ip, then try to flash this from the stock WEB GUI:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/dyjxbohh85na0 … -12.09.bin

let me know how it goes wink

Re: WA901ND v3

I'm not able to get it back to the stock image for some reason. All it does is say LZMA error and restarts. Your firmware is working great though!

Re: WA901ND v3

oh I'm sorry, i was too confident...

I've edited my previous post with an OLDER tplink firmware, i saw that they are upgrading uboot in every FW upgrade, so there could have been a change in FW image format.
see if you can go back to stock by flashing that older fw, it's an important info to write in wiki for other users wink

thanks for testing!

Re: WA901ND v3

Hello guys!

I'm reporting that it is possible to re-flash this unit with the older stock firmware you posted. It's also possible to re-flash it with the newest stock firmware:

http://www.tp-link.com/resources/software/TL-WA901ND_V3_130828.zip

after 0×20200 bytes is stripped from the beginning of this file.

And it is also possible to replace stock firmware with your openwrt binary via stock web ui.

Great job! smile

Re: WA901ND v3

I just tried to flash your image trough original TP-link interface (original firmware was in latest version from their website)

Working well, device seems stable.

Attaching dmesg and kernel log for further development
(It will be great if you can mark this device as officially supported)

System log

Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.warn kernel: [    0.000000] Primary instruction cache 64kB, VIPT, 4-way, linesize 32 bytes.
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.warn kernel: [    0.000000] Primary data cache 32kB, 4-way, VIPT, cache aliases, linesize 32 bytes
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    0.000000] Writing ErrCtl register=00000000
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    0.000000] Readback ErrCtl register=00000000
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    0.000000] Memory: 29120k/32768k available (2107k kernel code, 3648k reserved, 407k data, 212k init, 0k highmem)
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    0.000000] SLUB: Genslabs=9, HWalign=32, Order=0-3, MinObjects=0, CPUs=1, Nodes=1
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    0.000000] NR_IRQS:51
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    0.000000] Calibrating delay loop... 266.64 BogoMIPS (lpj=1333248)
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    0.080000] pid_max: default: 32768 minimum: 301
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    0.080000] Mount-cache hash table entries: 512
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    0.090000] NET: Registered protocol family 16
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    0.090000] gpiochip_add: registered GPIOs 0 to 22 on device: ath79
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    0.100000] MIPS: machine is TP-LINK TL-WA801N/ND v2
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    0.310000] bio: create slab <bio-0> at 0
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    0.320000] Switching to clocksource MIPS
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    0.330000] NET: Registered protocol family 2
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    0.330000] IP route cache hash table entries: 1024 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    0.330000] TCP established hash table entries: 1024 (order: 1, 8192 bytes)
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    0.340000] TCP bind hash table entries: 1024 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    0.340000] TCP: Hash tables configured (established 1024 bind 1024)
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    0.350000] TCP reno registered
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    0.350000] UDP hash table entries: 256 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    0.360000] UDP-Lite hash table entries: 256 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    0.360000] NET: Registered protocol family 1
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.debug kernel: [    0.370000] PCI: CLS 0 bytes, default 32
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    0.380000] squashfs: version 4.0 (2009/01/31) Phillip Lougher
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    0.390000] JFFS2 version 2.2 (NAND) (SUMMARY) (LZMA) (RTIME) (CMODE_PRIORITY) (c) 2001-2006 Red Hat, Inc.
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    0.400000] msgmni has been set to 56
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    0.400000] io scheduler noop registered
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    0.410000] io scheduler deadline registered (default)
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    0.410000] Serial: 8250/16550 driver, 1 ports, IRQ sharing disabled
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    0.440000] serial8250.0: ttyS0 at MMIO 0x18020000 (irq = 11) is a 16550A
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    0.450000] console [ttyS0] enabled, bootconsole disabled
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.warn kernel: [    0.460000] m25p80 spi0.0: found s25sl032a, expected m25p80
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    0.470000] m25p80 spi0.0: s25sl032a (4096 Kbytes)
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.notice kernel: [    0.470000] 5 tp-link partitions found on MTD device spi0.0
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.notice kernel: [    0.480000] Creating 5 MTD partitions on "spi0.0":
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.notice kernel: [    0.480000] 0x000000000000-0x000000020000 : "u-boot"
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.notice kernel: [    0.490000] 0x000000020000-0x00000010080c : "kernel"
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.warn kernel: [    0.500000] mtd: partition "kernel" must either start or end on erase block boundary or be smaller than an erase block -- forcing read-only
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.notice kernel: [    0.510000] 0x00000010080c-0x0000003f0000 : "rootfs"
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.warn kernel: [    0.520000] mtd: partition "rootfs" must either start or end on erase block boundary or be smaller than an erase block -- forcing read-only
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.notice kernel: [    0.530000] mtd: partition "rootfs" set to be root filesystem
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    0.540000] mtd: partition "rootfs_data" created automatically, ofs=350000, len=A0000 
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.notice kernel: [    0.540000] 0x000000350000-0x0000003f0000 : "rootfs_data"
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.notice kernel: [    0.550000] 0x0000003f0000-0x000000400000 : "art"
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.notice kernel: [    0.560000] 0x000000020000-0x0000003f0000 : "firmware"
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    0.580000] ag71xx_mdio: probed
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    0.590000] eth0: Atheros AG71xx at 0xb9000000, irq 4
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    1.140000] ag71xx ag71xx.0: eth0: connected to PHY at ag71xx-mdio.1:00 [uid=004dd042, driver=Generic PHY]
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    1.160000] TCP cubic registered
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    1.160000] NET: Registered protocol family 17
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    1.160000] 8021q: 802.1Q VLAN Support v1.8
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    1.170000] VFS: Mounted root (squashfs filesystem) readonly on device 31:2.
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    1.180000] Freeing unused kernel memory: 212k freed
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.debug kernel: [    2.950000] Registered led device: tp-link:green:qss
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.debug kernel: [    2.960000] Registered led device: tp-link:green:system
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.debug kernel: [    2.960000] Registered led device: tp-link:green:lan
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.debug kernel: [    2.960000] Registered led device: tp-link:green:wlan
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    5.180000] eth0: link up (100Mbps/Full duplex)
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.notice kernel: [    6.230000] JFFS2 notice: (402) jffs2_build_xattr_subsystem: complete building xattr subsystem, 1 of xdatum (0 unchecked, 0 orphan) and 12 of xref (0 dead, 2 orphan) found.
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    6.410000] eth0: link down
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    7.800000] Compat-drivers backport release: compat-drivers-2013-01-21-1
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    7.810000] Backport based on wireless-testing.git master-2013-02-22
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    7.810000] compat.git: wireless-testing.git
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    7.960000] cfg80211: Calling CRDA to update world regulatory domain
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    7.960000] cfg80211: World regulatory domain updated:
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    7.970000] cfg80211:   (start_freq - end_freq @ bandwidth), (max_antenna_gain, max_eirp)
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    7.980000] cfg80211:   (2402000 KHz - 2472000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    7.990000] cfg80211:   (2457000 KHz - 2482000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    7.990000] cfg80211:   (2474000 KHz - 2494000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    8.000000] cfg80211:   (5170000 KHz - 5250000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    8.010000] cfg80211:   (5735000 KHz - 5835000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    8.320000] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    8.330000] usbcore: registered new interface driver hub
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    8.330000] usbcore: registered new device driver usb
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.debug kernel: [    8.910000] ath: EEPROM regdomain: 0x0
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.debug kernel: [    8.910000] ath: EEPROM indicates default country code should be used
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.debug kernel: [    8.910000] ath: doing EEPROM country->regdmn map search
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.debug kernel: [    8.910000] ath: country maps to regdmn code: 0x3a
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.debug kernel: [    8.910000] ath: Country alpha2 being used: US
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.debug kernel: [    8.910000] ath: Regpair used: 0x3a
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.debug kernel: [    8.920000] ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'minstrel_ht'
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.debug kernel: [    8.920000] Registered led device: ath9k-phy0
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    8.920000] ieee80211 phy0: Atheros AR9340 Rev:0 mem=0xb8100000, irq=47
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    8.930000] cfg80211: Calling CRDA for country: US
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    8.940000] cfg80211: Regulatory domain changed to country: US
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    8.940000] cfg80211:   (start_freq - end_freq @ bandwidth), (max_antenna_gain, max_eirp)
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    8.950000] cfg80211:   (2402000 KHz - 2472000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2700 mBm)
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    8.960000] cfg80211:   (5170000 KHz - 5250000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 1700 mBm)
Oct 31 13:06:04 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [    8.970000] cfg80211:   (5250000 KHz - 5330000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
Oct 31 13:06:05 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [   13.110000] device eth0 entered promiscuous mode
Oct 31 13:06:05 OpenWrt daemon.notice netifd: Interface 'loopback' is now up
Oct 31 13:06:05 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [   13.380000] eth0: link up (100Mbps/Full duplex)
Oct 31 13:06:05 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [   13.380000] br-lan: port 1(eth0) entered forwarding state
Oct 31 13:06:05 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [   13.390000] br-lan: port 1(eth0) entered forwarding state
Oct 31 13:06:06 OpenWrt daemon.notice netifd: lan (623): udhcpc (v1.19.4) started
Oct 31 13:06:06 OpenWrt daemon.notice netifd: lan (623): Sending discover...
Oct 31 13:06:06 OpenWrt daemon.notice netifd: lan (623): Sending select for 192.168.0.201...
Oct 31 13:06:06 OpenWrt daemon.notice netifd: lan (623): Lease of 192.168.0.201 obtained, lease time 86400
Oct 31 13:06:06 OpenWrt daemon.notice netifd: Interface 'lan' is now up
Oct 31 13:06:06 OpenWrt user.notice ifup: Enabling Router Solicitations on loopback (lo)
Oct 31 13:06:07 OpenWrt user.notice ifup: Allowing Router Advertisements on lan (br-lan)
Oct 31 13:06:07 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [   15.390000] br-lan: port 1(eth0) entered forwarding state
Oct 31 13:06:10 OpenWrt user.info sysinit: 'radio0' is disabled
Oct 31 13:06:10 OpenWrt user.info sysinit: 'radio0' is disabled
Oct 31 13:06:10 OpenWrt user.info sysinit: 'radio0' is disabled
Oct 31 13:06:11 OpenWrt user.info sysinit: Loading defaults
Oct 31 13:06:11 OpenWrt user.info sysinit: Loading synflood protection
Oct 31 13:06:11 OpenWrt user.info sysinit: Adding custom chains
Oct 31 13:06:12 OpenWrt user.info sysinit: Loading zones
Oct 31 13:06:12 OpenWrt user.info sysinit: Loading forwardings
Oct 31 13:06:12 OpenWrt user.info sysinit: Loading rules
Oct 31 13:06:13 OpenWrt user.info sysinit: Loading redirects
Oct 31 13:06:13 OpenWrt user.info sysinit: Loading includes
Oct 31 13:06:13 OpenWrt user.info sysinit: Optimizing conntrack
Oct 31 13:06:13 OpenWrt user.info sysinit: Loading interfaces
Oct 31 13:06:13 OpenWrt user.info firewall: adding lan (br-lan) to zone lan
Oct 31 13:06:14 OpenWrt authpriv.info dropbear[1007]: Running in background
Oct 31 13:06:15 OpenWrt authpriv.info dropbear[1098]: Child connection from 192.168.0.1:59990
Oct 31 13:06:18 OpenWrt user.notice dnsmasq: DNS rebinding protection is active, will discard upstream RFC1918 responses!
Oct 31 13:06:18 OpenWrt user.notice dnsmasq: Allowing 127.0.0.0/8 responses
Oct 31 13:06:18 OpenWrt daemon.info dnsmasq[1141]: started, version 2.62 cachesize 150
Oct 31 13:06:18 OpenWrt daemon.info dnsmasq[1141]: compile time options: IPv6 GNU-getopt no-DBus no-i18n no-IDN DHCP no-DHCPv6 no-Lua TFTP no-conntrack
Oct 31 13:06:18 OpenWrt daemon.info dnsmasq[1141]: using local addresses only for domain lan
Oct 31 13:06:18 OpenWrt daemon.info dnsmasq[1141]: reading /tmp/resolv.conf.auto
Oct 31 13:06:18 OpenWrt daemon.info dnsmasq[1141]: using nameserver 192.168.0.1#53
Oct 31 13:06:18 OpenWrt daemon.info dnsmasq[1141]: using local addresses only for domain lan
Oct 31 13:06:18 OpenWrt daemon.info dnsmasq[1141]: read /etc/hosts - 1 addresses
Oct 31 13:06:18 OpenWrt user.info sysinit: setting up led WLAN
Oct 31 13:06:18 OpenWrt user.info sysinit: setting up led LAN
Oct 31 13:06:23 OpenWrt authpriv.notice dropbear[1098]: Password auth succeeded for 'root' from 192.168.0.1:59990
Oct 31 13:08:40 OpenWrt daemon.info dnsmasq[1141]: reading /tmp/resolv.conf.auto
Oct 31 13:08:40 OpenWrt daemon.info dnsmasq[1141]: using nameserver 192.168.0.1#53
Oct 31 13:08:40 OpenWrt daemon.info dnsmasq[1141]: using local addresses only for domain lan
Oct 31 13:08:40 OpenWrt daemon.info dnsmasq[1141]: exiting on receipt of SIGTERM
Oct 31 13:08:41 OpenWrt user.notice dnsmasq: DNS rebinding protection is active, will discard upstream RFC1918 responses!
Oct 31 13:08:41 OpenWrt user.notice dnsmasq: Allowing 127.0.0.0/8 responses
Oct 31 13:08:41 OpenWrt daemon.info dnsmasq[1787]: started, version 2.62 cachesize 150
Oct 31 13:08:41 OpenWrt daemon.info dnsmasq[1787]: compile time options: IPv6 GNU-getopt no-DBus no-i18n no-IDN DHCP no-DHCPv6 no-Lua TFTP no-conntrack
Oct 31 13:08:41 OpenWrt daemon.info dnsmasq[1787]: using local addresses only for domain lan
Oct 31 13:08:41 OpenWrt daemon.info dnsmasq[1787]: reading /tmp/resolv.conf.auto
Oct 31 13:08:41 OpenWrt daemon.info dnsmasq[1787]: using nameserver 192.168.0.1#53
Oct 31 13:08:41 OpenWrt daemon.info dnsmasq[1787]: using local addresses only for domain lan
Oct 31 13:08:41 OpenWrt daemon.info dnsmasq[1787]: read /etc/hosts - 1 addresses
Oct 31 13:08:46 OpenWrt user.info firewall: adding lan (br-lan) to zone lan
Oct 31 13:08:50 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [  119.500000] device wlan0 entered promiscuous mode
Oct 31 13:08:50 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [  119.780000] br-lan: port 2(wlan0) entered forwarding state
Oct 31 13:08:50 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [  119.780000] br-lan: port 2(wlan0) entered forwarding state
Oct 31 13:08:52 OpenWrt kern.info kernel: [  121.780000] br-lan: port 2(wlan0) entered forwarding state
Oct 31 13:09:39 OpenWrt local0.notice udpxy[3107]: udpxy 1.0-21.2 (prod) standard [Linux 3.3.8 mips] is starting
Oct 31 13:10:17 OpenWrt daemon.info hostapd: wlan0: STA c8:d1:5e:a3:76:10 IEEE 802.11: authenticated
Oct 31 13:10:17 OpenWrt daemon.info hostapd: wlan0: STA c8:d1:5e:a3:76:10 IEEE 802.11: associated (aid 1)
Oct 31 13:10:17 OpenWrt daemon.info hostapd: wlan0: STA c8:d1:5e:a3:76:10 WPA: pairwise key handshake completed (RSN)
Oct 31 14:11:21 OpenWrt authpriv.info dropbear[1007]: Premature exit: Terminated by signal
Oct 31 14:11:22 OpenWrt authpriv.info dropbear[3780]: Running in background
Oct 31 14:15:12 OpenWrt authpriv.info dropbear[1098]: Exit (root): Disconnect received
Oct 31 14:15:52 OpenWrt authpriv.info dropbear[4934]: Child connection from 192.168.0.1:60305
Oct 31 14:15:54 OpenWrt authpriv.notice dropbear[4934]: Pubkey auth succeeded for 'root' with key md5 86:db:ef:fc:98:6c:f1:d7:ce:35:2b:1d:cd:7c:f5:18 from 192.168.0.1:60305
Oct 31 14:17:07 OpenWrt local0.err udpxy[4933]: write_buf: write: Broken pipe
Oct 31 14:18:51 OpenWrt daemon.info hostapd: wlan0: STA c8:d1:5e:a3:76:10 WPA: group key handshake completed (RSN)

Kernel log

[    0.000000] Linux version 3.3.8 (openwrt@localhost.home.org) (gcc version 4.6.3 20120201 (prerelease) (Linaro GCC 4.6-2012.02) ) #4 Tue Jul 16 09:25:21 CEST 2013
[    0.000000] MyLoader: sysp=0a04a111, boardp=84fc88f2, parts=0a2f1d7d
[    0.000000] bootconsole [early0] enabled
[    0.000000] CPU revision is: 0001974c (MIPS 74Kc)
[    0.000000] SoC: Atheros AR9341 rev 1
[    0.000000] Clocks: CPU:535.000MHz, 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 PFN ranges:
[    0.000000]   Normal   0x00000000 -> 0x00002000
[    0.000000] Movable zone start PFN for each node
[    0.000000] Early memory PFN ranges
[    0.000000]     0: 0x00000000 -> 0x00002000
[    0.000000] On node 0 totalpages: 8192
[    0.000000] free_area_init_node: node 0, pgdat 802d41d0, 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] 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-WA801ND-v2 console=ttyS0,115200 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] 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] Writing ErrCtl register=00000000
[    0.000000] Readback ErrCtl register=00000000
[    0.000000] Memory: 29120k/32768k available (2107k kernel code, 3648k reserved, 407k data, 212k init, 0k highmem)
[    0.000000] SLUB: Genslabs=9, HWalign=32, Order=0-3, MinObjects=0, CPUs=1, Nodes=1
[    0.000000] NR_IRQS:51
[    0.000000] Calibrating delay loop... 266.64 BogoMIPS (lpj=1333248)
[    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] gpiochip_add: registered GPIOs 0 to 22 on device: ath79
[    0.100000] MIPS: machine is TP-LINK TL-WA801N/ND v2
[    0.310000] bio: create slab <bio-0> at 0
[    0.320000] Switching to clocksource MIPS
[    0.330000] NET: Registered protocol family 2
[    0.330000] IP route cache hash table entries: 1024 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
[    0.330000] TCP established hash table entries: 1024 (order: 1, 8192 bytes)
[    0.340000] TCP bind hash table entries: 1024 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
[    0.340000] TCP: Hash tables configured (established 1024 bind 1024)
[    0.350000] TCP reno registered
[    0.350000] UDP hash table entries: 256 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
[    0.360000] UDP-Lite hash table entries: 256 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
[    0.360000] NET: Registered protocol family 1
[    0.370000] PCI: CLS 0 bytes, default 32
[    0.380000] squashfs: version 4.0 (2009/01/31) Phillip Lougher
[    0.390000] JFFS2 version 2.2 (NAND) (SUMMARY) (LZMA) (RTIME) (CMODE_PRIORITY) (c) 2001-2006 Red Hat, Inc.
[    0.400000] msgmni has been set to 56
[    0.400000] io scheduler noop registered
[    0.410000] io scheduler deadline registered (default)
[    0.410000] Serial: 8250/16550 driver, 1 ports, IRQ sharing disabled
[    0.440000] serial8250.0: ttyS0 at MMIO 0x18020000 (irq = 11) is a 16550A
[    0.450000] console [ttyS0] enabled, bootconsole disabled
[    0.460000] m25p80 spi0.0: found s25sl032a, expected m25p80
[    0.470000] m25p80 spi0.0: s25sl032a (4096 Kbytes)
[    0.470000] 5 tp-link partitions found on MTD device spi0.0
[    0.480000] Creating 5 MTD partitions on "spi0.0":
[    0.480000] 0x000000000000-0x000000020000 : "u-boot"
[    0.490000] 0x000000020000-0x00000010080c : "kernel"
[    0.500000] mtd: partition "kernel" must either start or end on erase block boundary or be smaller than an erase block -- forcing read-only
[    0.510000] 0x00000010080c-0x0000003f0000 : "rootfs"
[    0.520000] mtd: partition "rootfs" must either start or end on erase block boundary or be smaller than an erase block -- forcing read-only
[    0.530000] mtd: partition "rootfs" set to be root filesystem
[    0.540000] mtd: partition "rootfs_data" created automatically, ofs=350000, len=A0000 
[    0.540000] 0x000000350000-0x0000003f0000 : "rootfs_data"
[    0.550000] 0x0000003f0000-0x000000400000 : "art"
[    0.560000] 0x000000020000-0x0000003f0000 : "firmware"
[    0.580000] ag71xx_mdio: probed
[    0.590000] eth0: Atheros AG71xx at 0xb9000000, irq 4
[    1.140000] ag71xx ag71xx.0: eth0: connected to PHY at ag71xx-mdio.1:00 [uid=004dd042, driver=Generic PHY]
[    1.160000] TCP cubic registered
[    1.160000] NET: Registered protocol family 17
[    1.160000] 8021q: 802.1Q VLAN Support v1.8
[    1.170000] VFS: Mounted root (squashfs filesystem) readonly on device 31:2.
[    1.180000] Freeing unused kernel memory: 212k freed
[    2.950000] Registered led device: tp-link:green:qss
[    2.960000] Registered led device: tp-link:green:system
[    2.960000] Registered led device: tp-link:green:lan
[    2.960000] Registered led device: tp-link:green:wlan
[    5.180000] eth0: link up (100Mbps/Full duplex)
[    6.230000] JFFS2 notice: (402) jffs2_build_xattr_subsystem: complete building xattr subsystem, 1 of xdatum (0 unchecked, 0 orphan) and 12 of xref (0 dead, 2 orphan) found.
[    6.410000] eth0: link down
[    7.800000] Compat-drivers backport release: compat-drivers-2013-01-21-1
[    7.810000] Backport based on wireless-testing.git master-2013-02-22
[    7.810000] compat.git: wireless-testing.git
[    7.960000] cfg80211: Calling CRDA to update world regulatory domain
[    7.960000] cfg80211: World regulatory domain updated:
[    7.970000] cfg80211:   (start_freq - end_freq @ bandwidth), (max_antenna_gain, max_eirp)
[    7.980000] cfg80211:   (2402000 KHz - 2472000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[    7.990000] cfg80211:   (2457000 KHz - 2482000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[    7.990000] cfg80211:   (2474000 KHz - 2494000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[    8.000000] cfg80211:   (5170000 KHz - 5250000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[    8.010000] cfg80211:   (5735000 KHz - 5835000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[    8.320000] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs
[    8.330000] usbcore: registered new interface driver hub
[    8.330000] usbcore: registered new device driver usb
[    8.910000] ath: EEPROM regdomain: 0x0
[    8.910000] ath: EEPROM indicates default country code should be used
[    8.910000] ath: doing EEPROM country->regdmn map search
[    8.910000] ath: country maps to regdmn code: 0x3a
[    8.910000] ath: Country alpha2 being used: US
[    8.910000] ath: Regpair used: 0x3a
[    8.920000] ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'minstrel_ht'
[    8.920000] Registered led device: ath9k-phy0
[    8.920000] ieee80211 phy0: Atheros AR9340 Rev:0 mem=0xb8100000, irq=47
[    8.930000] cfg80211: Calling CRDA for country: US
[    8.940000] cfg80211: Regulatory domain changed to country: US
[    8.940000] cfg80211:   (start_freq - end_freq @ bandwidth), (max_antenna_gain, max_eirp)
[    8.950000] cfg80211:   (2402000 KHz - 2472000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2700 mBm)
[    8.960000] cfg80211:   (5170000 KHz - 5250000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 1700 mBm)
[    8.970000] cfg80211:   (5250000 KHz - 5330000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[    8.970000] cfg80211:   (5490000 KHz - 5600000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[    8.980000] cfg80211:   (5650000 KHz - 5710000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[    8.990000] cfg80211:   (5735000 KHz - 5835000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 3000 mBm)
[    9.100000] PPP generic driver version 2.4.2
[    9.320000] ip_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team
[    9.430000] NET: Registered protocol family 24
[    9.450000] ehci_hcd: USB 2.0 'Enhanced' Host Controller (EHCI) Driver
[    9.470000] nf_conntrack version 0.5.0 (458 buckets, 1832 max)
[    9.820000] xt_time: kernel timezone is -0000
[   10.110000] ohci_hcd: USB 1.1 'Open' Host Controller (OHCI) Driver
[   13.110000] device eth0 entered promiscuous mode
[   13.380000] eth0: link up (100Mbps/Full duplex)
[   13.380000] br-lan: port 1(eth0) entered forwarding state
[   13.390000] br-lan: port 1(eth0) entered forwarding state
[   15.390000] br-lan: port 1(eth0) entered forwarding state
[  119.500000] device wlan0 entered promiscuous mode
[  119.780000] br-lan: port 2(wlan0) entered forwarding state
[  119.780000] br-lan: port 2(wlan0) entered forwarding state
[  121.780000] br-lan: port 2(wlan0) entered forwarding state

9 (edited by elherr 2013-11-04 00:39:37)

Re: WA901ND v3

nebbia88 wrote:

...then try to flash this from the stock WEB GUI:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/dyjxbohh85na0 … -12.09.bin

let me know how it goes wink

Sweet!  It works for me with no issues so far.  11n with 40 MHz channel. Thanks!

From Debian laptop throughput looks decent.  'iwconfig' and 'iperf' test to server on copper network....

eherr@singularity:~$ iwconfig wlan0
wlan0     IEEE 802.11bgn  ESSID:"Hefeweizen"  
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.462 GHz  Access Point: 64:66:B3:94:4B:08   
          Bit Rate=135 Mb/s   Tx-Power=16 dBm   
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=58/70  Signal level=-52 dBm  
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:125   Missed beacon:0

eherr@singularity:~$ iperf -c saturn -r -t 10
------------------------------------------------------------
Server listening on TCP port 5001
TCP window size: 85.3 KByte (default)
------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------
Client connecting to saturn, TCP port 5001
TCP window size: 22.1 KByte (default)
------------------------------------------------------------
[  4] local 10.10.10.32 port 57538 connected with 10.10.10.3 port 5001
[  4]  0.0-10.0 sec    102 MBytes  85.7 Mbits/sec
[  5] local 10.10.10.32 port 5001 connected with 10.10.10.3 port 50079
[  5]  0.0-10.4 sec    110 MBytes  88.9 Mbits/sec

Re: WA901ND v3

nebbia88 wrote:

great, now i'm going to ask you a huge favour, since it seems you're the only around here with this model AND a serial console attached.

first of all backup your config from Luci->System->Backup/Flash->Generate archive

then, download this to the /tmp folder of your router, it's an OLD tplink firmware without the uboot part, so it can be flashed to the "firmware" partition:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/xd2pgg04n8r7g6i/wa901ndv3_en_3_13_31_up%28130503%29

then ssh your router and flash with mtd:

cd /tmp
mv wa901* tplink.bin
mtd -r write tplink.bin firmware

now you should have the tplink firmware back on your AP. login to the usual http://192.168.0.254 or whatever is it's default ip, then try to flash this from the stock WEB GUI:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/dyjxbohh85na0 … -12.09.bin

let me know how it goes wink

Hi,

I'm new to OpenWRT but wanted to try it on my WA901ND v3.

I flashed openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wa901nd-v3-squashfs-factory-12.09.bin via the Web gui and now my AP does not boot correctly.

I get 3 out of 5 lights come up. Whilst the LAN LED is on, it doesn't look like it's picking up a DHCP address or defaulted to it's factory address of 192.168.0.254.

Have I bricked it? Is there any ideas on recovery?

Thanks

Re: WA901ND v3

SomebodE wrote:
nebbia88 wrote:

great, now i'm going to ask you a huge favour, since it seems you're the only around here with this model AND a serial console attached.

first of all backup your config from Luci->System->Backup/Flash->Generate archive

then, download this to the /tmp folder of your router, it's an OLD tplink firmware without the uboot part, so it can be flashed to the "firmware" partition:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/xd2pgg04n8r7g6i/wa901ndv3_en_3_13_31_up%28130503%29

then ssh your router and flash with mtd:

cd /tmp
mv wa901* tplink.bin
mtd -r write tplink.bin firmware

now you should have the tplink firmware back on your AP. login to the usual http://192.168.0.254 or whatever is it's default ip, then try to flash this from the stock WEB GUI:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/dyjxbohh85na0 … -12.09.bin

let me know how it goes wink

Hi,

I'm new to OpenWRT but wanted to try it on my WA901ND v3.

I flashed openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wa901nd-v3-squashfs-factory-12.09.bin via the Web gui and now my AP does not boot correctly.

I get 3 out of 5 lights come up. Whilst the LAN LED is on, it doesn't look like it's picking up a DHCP address or defaulted to it's factory address of 192.168.0.254.

Have I bricked it? Is there any ideas on recovery?

Thanks

I've tried the failsafe from http://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/howto/generic.failsafe with the following resulting notes:
- I cannot ping 192.168.0.1
- I put the AP into failsafe mode with the fash flashing LED but nothing appears on the windows executable provided.

Any ideas?

Re: WA901ND v3

ip is 192.168.1.1

and you must set a static ip to your ethernet card, like 192.168.1.2

Re: WA901ND v3

Can you post the patches for this? I need to start burning some firmware.

Thanks!

Re: WA901ND v3

Having this supported would rule. I have two v3 sitting in my desk that were shipped by mistake ( I wanted v2 ) and they are pretty useless without OpenWRT.

I build my own firmware versions from source so I would really welcome a patch to make this work.

Thanks!

15 (edited by FriedZombie 2013-12-16 07:14:28)

Re: WA901ND v3

Just submitted the needed patches

edit:Patches are now included in the trunk release as of revision 39075

Re: WA901ND v3

Spectacular! thanks!!!

Re: WA901ND v3

Very awesome! Thanks!!!

Re: WA901ND v3

Hi,

I am new to OpenWRT but have a couple of 901ND v3 devices I would like to flash as I find the manufacturer firmware buggy. Can someone please answer the following:

1) Once I have flashed openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wa901nd-v3-squashfs-factory-12.09.bin firmware using the web interface do I then need to apply the patches as per FriedZombie posts?

2) What problems do the patches fix?

3) Will a single download be available which will include the patches?

4) Is a web interface automatically installed as part of the openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wa901nd-v3-squashfs-factory-12.09.bin firmware or do you have to install it as part of package?

I appreciate your help in advance.

Re: WA901ND v3

1) no

2) they are needed to build the fw at 1) (kind of...)

3) if the patch is accepted, really soon in the snapshot dir of openwrt download server.

4) GUI is included.

Re: WA901ND v3

Fantastic, thanks for your very quick response!!

Re: WA901ND v3

I've just registered to thank all the people trying to make openwrt work on the wa901 v3

I'm really hoping for the patches to be accepted and download the firmware from the official download server.

I've never used OpenWRT, but the stock firmware sucks big time. It's completely unstable. I have to reboot the ap every two days.

Just one question. If I flash this firmware, can I return to stock if I want to claim the warranty and change it for another ap?

Re: WA901ND v3

I apologize if this is the wrong place to ask but here goes...I've installed OpenWrt firmware on my version 3 901ND and I am trying to replicate the setup I had using the TP Link firmware.

The LAN port on AP is connected to an L3 switch. The port on the switch is configured to be an untagged member of the management VLAN and a tagged member of various departmental production VLAN's.

Using the TP Link firmware I can assign an IP address to the LAN port which is from the 172.x.x.x network, I then create multiple SSID's using the web interface and assign each SSID a different VLAN tag.

Can something similar be achieved using OpenWrt?

I see that I can create multiple wireless networks and I can assign the address I need to the LAN interface and by default this does not seem to be tagged which is what I require.

The bit I am struggling with trying to assign VLAN tags to the various wireless networks I have created. Apparently a Switch tab should appear under the Network tab but this is not visible in the LuCI interface.

I appreciate any help in advance.

Re: WA901ND v3

Jmeier wrote:

Up and running 100%

Thank you!

What are the models of dedicated PA & LNA?
Thx.

24 (edited by FriedZombie 2013-12-15 01:24:04)

Re: WA901ND v3

Thank you all for the great responses smile

Also I have stuck together some images based on trunk r39025 + patches, this image contains the webgui (Luci) and zram_swap

openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wa901nd-v3-squashfs-factory.bin (to flash trough the tp-link default webgui)
openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wa901nd-v3-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin (to upgrade an existing openwrt installation)

Also the wireless is enabled by default on this image.

@pwilson411
Yes it is possible to do the setup that you want under openWrt, only the switch tab doesn't show up because the switch isn't used/connected on the wa901nd. But you can simply create new interfaces for example eth0.3 means that I have a tagged vlan on eth0 tagged vlan3.

Re: WA901ND v3

Hi

Just to say thanks for this work.
It's working well

Philippe