Topic: TP-Link TL-WR842ND Support / Flashing

Hallo,

I want to try the TL-MR3420 firmware(openwrt-ar71xx-tl-mr3420-v1-squashfs-factory.bin) on my TL-WR842ND as the hardware is so to say the same. But I always run into the problem that the firmware is not accepted because of the file name even if I name it like the original firmware (wr842ndv1_en_3_12_15_up(110830).bin) or increase version and date. Error message is:
Error code: 18005 Upgrade unsuccessfully because the version of the upgraded file was incorrect. Please check the file name.

The original firmware is accepted. So it seems like not only the filename is checked?!
Has anybody already flashed this router or has any suggestion on how to deal with this Problem?
Thanks in advance.

Re: TP-Link TL-WR842ND Support / Flashing

no way you can flash without serial console, you should wait the proper factory.bin!

anyway, it has 8 MB of flash vs 4 MB of the mr3420...

3 (edited by eleon216 2012-02-09 19:31:59)

Re: TP-Link TL-WR842ND Support / Flashing

nebbia88 wrote:

no way you can flash without serial console, you should wait the proper factory.bin!

anyway, it has 8 MB of flash vs 4 MB of the mr3420...

this would be great if it has 8MB flash, the 4MB are the only problem of many (cheap) tp-link devices.

Re: TP-Link TL-WR842ND Support / Flashing

http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/tp-link/tl-wr842nd

Re: TP-Link TL-WR842ND Support / Flashing

Ah yeah I overlooked the 4mb thing smile. Then I'll try building from source.

Re: TP-Link TL-WR842ND Support / Flashing

DesertF0x wrote:

Then I'll try building from source.

i don't think you will find a profile for 842 nowdays, it's wip!

7 (edited by DesertF0x 2012-02-15 19:52:52)

Re: TP-Link TL-WR842ND Support / Flashing

Now there is a Profile and it works fine smile

https://dev.openwrt.org/changeset/30508

THX to juhosg

8 (edited by nebbia88 2012-02-15 21:11:17)

Re: TP-Link TL-WR842ND Support / Flashing

Great! wink

are led's and buttons all working fine??

Re: TP-Link TL-WR842ND Support / Flashing

Hay guys... i have a wr1043... happy with it.. but... i want to try wr842 on it.. is possible a way to put 842 on 1043... usb characteristics better.


Thanks in advance

Re: TP-Link TL-WR842ND Support / Flashing

i really can't understand the question..

can you explain better? what usb characteristics are you talking about?

11 (edited by edyasia 2012-04-06 17:35:01)

Re: TP-Link TL-WR842ND Support / Flashing

Ok.. i talk about depot firm.. 1043 has only usb storage capable... 842 is printer, media and storage. i want to put 842 fw on a 1043... is possible?

Re: TP-Link TL-WR842ND Support / Flashing

don't think so!! different firmwares for different HW...

anyway this forum is to talk about OPENWRT,  completely different from original firmware ^^

you can put that features on your 1043 if you flash openwrt, but beaware that you must install and configure what you need, it's not "plug and play" like stock firmware.