Topic: Struggling with WR841N v11 [Resolved]
Downloaded the firmware from here:
this site /toh/tp-link/tl-wr841nd
Tried to install it and got the error:
Error code: 18005 Upgrade unsuccessfully because the version of the upgraded file was incorrect. Please check the file name.
Downloaded the latest official firmware from here:
tp-link aus site /download/TL-WR841N.html#Firmware
Renamed the openwrt to match and get the same error, just to test, tried uploading the original firmware with absolutely no changes to the name and still get the same error.
Thought it might be because the firmware says it's the same as on the router:
3.16.9 Build 160325 Rel.62500n wr841nv11_wr841ndv11_en_3_16_10_up_boot(160616).bin
So tried upping the version numbers, no joy, same error.
Googling suggested trying to put dd-wrt on first, they have only the v9:
dd-wrt site /site/support/other-downloads?path=others%2Feko%2FBrainSlayer-V24-preSP2%2F2014%2F12-22-2014-r25697%2Ftplink_tl-wr841ndv9%2F
but tried it anyway (factory-to-ddwrt.bin) and no joy, renaming as above had no so luck either.
I'm guessing it's checking something within the .bin itself but can't view the archive (as that's beyond my skill, I did give textpad a shot, as, why not, but no such luck).
Any other way to flash this? I see mention of TFTP but this seems like some weird voodoo, how many chickens do I need?
(apologies, new user, can't post links so bastardised them)