301 (edited by ritzdank 2013-07-21 17:24:23)

Re: dead after flashing wr703n

Ok. Read the entire thread but still don't know how to continue. Following case:

Ver. 1.6 after opening the lid it still states 1.6 on the ethernet port. Flashed it with latest openwrt: openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wr703n-v1-squashfs-factory.bin from http://downloads.openwrt.org/attitude_a … actory.bin

Ethernet port doesn't work anymore. Not even in failsafe mode. Soldered serial cable and I managed to login through terminal and setup the wifi/ap. Now, I can even ssh into the machine through wifi but the ethernet port still doesn't work. Here's my bootloader output:

So, I am wondering how can I flash another image (and which one?!) if my ethernet port doesn't work and i don't have luci installed to do it through the web interface.

Thanks for hints/ideas!

U-Boot 1.1.4 (Dec  4 2012 - 11:19:40)

AP121 (ar9330) U-boot

DRAM:  32 MB
led turning on for 1s...
id read 0x100000ff
flash size 4194304, sector count = 64
Flash:  4 MB
Using default environment

In:    serial
Out:   serial
Err:   serial
Net:   ag7240_enet_initialize...
No valid address in Flash. Using fixed address
No valid address in Flash. Using fixed address
: cfg1 0x5 cfg2 0x7114
eth0: 00:03:7f:09:0b:ad
ag7240_phy_setup
eth0 up
: cfg1 0xf cfg2 0x7214
eth1: 00:03:7f:09:0b:ad
athrs26_reg_init_lan
ATHRS26: resetting s26
ATHRS26: s26 reset done
ag7240_phy_setup
eth1 up
eth0, eth1
Autobooting in 1 seconds

dmesg:

Starting kernel ...

[    0.000000] Linux version 3.10.1 (fnord@tschunk) (gcc version 4.6.4 (OpenWrt/Linaro GCC 4.6-2012.12 r37374) ) #1 Wed Jul 17 03:06:42 UTC 2013
[    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] 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] Built 1 zonelists in Zone order, mobility grouping on.  Total pages: 8128
[    0.000000] Kernel command line:  board=TL-WR703N 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] Writing ErrCtl register=00000000
[    0.000000] Readback ErrCtl register=00000000
[    0.000000] Memory: 28716k/32768k available (2313k kernel code, 4052k reserved, 603k data, 216k init, 0k highmem)
[    0.000000] SLUB: HWalign=32, Order=0-3, MinObjects=0, CPUs=1, Nodes=1
[    0.000000] NR_IRQS:51
[    0.000000] 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
[    0.100000] MIPS: machine is TP-LINK TL-WR703N v1
[    0.350000] bio: create slab <bio-0> at 0
[    0.360000] Switching to clocksource MIPS
[    0.360000] NET: Registered protocol family 2
[    0.370000] TCP established hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
[    0.370000] TCP bind hash table entries: 512 (order: -1, 2048 bytes)
[    0.370000] TCP: Hash tables configured (established 512 bind 512)
[    0.380000] TCP: reno registered
[    0.380000] UDP hash table entries: 256 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
[    0.390000] UDP-Lite hash table entries: 256 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
[    0.400000] NET: Registered protocol family 1
[    0.420000] squashfs: version 4.0 (2009/01/31) Phillip Lougher
[    0.420000] jffs2: version 2.2 (NAND) (SUMMARY) (LZMA) (RTIME) (CMODE_PRIORITY) (c) 2001-2006 Red Hat, Inc.
[    0.430000] msgmni has been set to 56
[    0.440000] io scheduler noop registered
[    0.440000] io scheduler deadline registered (default)
[    0.440000] Serial: 8250/16550 driver, 16 ports, IRQ sharing enabled
[    0.460000] ar933x-uart: ttyATH0 at MMIO 0x18020000 (irq = 11) is a AR933X UART
[    0.460000] console [ttyATH0] enabled, bootconsole disabled
[    0.460000] console [ttyATH0] enabled, bootconsole disabled
[    0.480000] ath79-spi ath79-spi: master is unqueued, this is deprecated
[    0.480000] m25p80 spi0.0: found en25q32b, expected m25p80
[    0.490000] m25p80 spi0.0: en25q32b (4096 Kbytes)
[    0.490000] 5 tp-link partitions found on MTD device spi0.0
[    0.500000] Creating 5 MTD partitions on "spi0.0":
[    0.500000] 0x000000000000-0x000000020000 : "u-boot"
[    0.510000] 0x000000020000-0x0000001232b0 : "kernel"
[    0.510000] mtd: partition "kernel" must either start or end on erase block boundary or be smaller than an erase block -- forcing read-only[    0.530000] 0x0000001232b0-0x0000003f0000 : "rootfs"
[    0.530000] mtd: partition "rootfs" must either start or end on erase block boundary or be smaller than an erase block -- forcing read-only
[    0.550000] mtd: partition "rootfs" set to be root filesystem
[    0.550000] mtd: partition "rootfs_data" created automatically, ofs=0x2e0000, len=0x110000
[    0.560000] 0x0000002e0000-0x0000003f0000 : "rootfs_data"
[    0.570000] 0x0000003f0000-0x000000400000 : "art"
[    0.570000] 0x000000020000-0x0000003f0000 : "firmware"
[    0.590000] libphy: ag71xx_mdio: probed
[    0.590000] eth0: Atheros AG71xx at 0xb9000000, irq 4, mode:MII
[    1.150000] ag71xx ag71xx.0 eth0: connected to PHY at ag71xx-mdio.1:04 [uid=004dd041, driver=Generic PHY]
[    1.160000] TCP: cubic registered
[    1.160000] NET: Registered protocol family 17
[    1.170000] Bridge firewalling registered
[    1.170000] 8021q: 802.1Q VLAN Support v1.8
[    1.180000] VFS: Mounted root (squashfs filesystem) readonly on device 31:2.
[    1.190000] Freeing unused kernel memory: 216K (8033a000 - 80370000)
procd: Console is alive
procd: - watchdog -
[    3.270000] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs
[    3.280000] usbcore: registered new interface driver hub
[    3.280000] usbcore: registered new device driver usb
[    3.510000] ehci_hcd: USB 2.0 'Enhanced' Host Controller (EHCI) Driver
[    3.520000] ehci-platform: EHCI generic platform driver
[    3.520000] ehci-platform ehci-platform: EHCI Host Controller
[    3.530000] ehci-platform ehci-platform: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
[    3.540000] ehci-platform ehci-platform: irq 3, io mem 0x1b000000
[    3.560000] ehci-platform ehci-platform: USB 2.0 started, EHCI 1.00
[    3.560000] hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
[    3.560000] hub 1-0:1.0: 1 port detected
[    3.630000] ohci_hcd: USB 1.1 'Open' Host Controller (OHCI) Driver
procd: - preinit -
Press the [f] key and hit [enter] to enter failsafe mode
mount_root: jffs2 is ready
[    7.460000] jffs2: notice: (324) jffs2_build_xattr_subsystem: complete building xattr subsystem, 16 of xdatum (0 unchecked, 15 orphan) and 24 of xref (0 dead, 15 orphan) found.
procd: - early -
procd: - watchdog -
procd: - init -
Please press Enter to activate this console.
[    8.810000] Loading modules backported from Linux version master-2013-06-27-0-gdcfa6d5
[    8.820000] Backport generated by backports.git backports-20130617-4-ge3220f5
[    8.870000] cfg80211: Calling CRDA to update world regulatory domain
[    8.900000] cfg80211: World regulatory domain updated:
[    8.900000] cfg80211:   (start_freq - end_freq @ bandwidth), (max_antenna_gain, max_eirp)
[    8.910000] cfg80211:   (2402000 KHz - 2472000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[    8.910000] cfg80211:   (2457000 KHz - 2482000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)[    8.920000] cfg80211:   (2474000 KHz - 2494000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[    8.930000] cfg80211:   (5170000 KHz - 5250000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[    8.940000] cfg80211:   (5735000 KHz - 5835000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[    9.180000] NET: Registered protocol family 10
[    9.710000] cfg80211: Calling CRDA for country: US
[    9.720000] cfg80211: Regulatory domain changed to country: US
[    9.720000] cfg80211:   (start_freq - end_freq @ bandwidth), (max_antenna_gain, max_eirp)
[    9.730000] cfg80211:   (2402000 KHz - 2472000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2700 mBm)
[    9.740000] cfg80211:   (5170000 KHz - 5250000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 1700 mBm)
[    9.740000] cfg80211:   (5250000 KHz - 5330000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[    9.750000] cfg80211:   (5490000 KHz - 5600000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[    9.760000] cfg80211:   (5650000 KHz - 5710000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[    9.770000] cfg80211:   (5735000 KHz - 5835000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 3000 mBm)
[    9.770000] ieee80211 phy0: Atheros AR9330 Rev:1 mem=0xb8100000, irq=2
[    9.850000] PPP generic driver version 2.4.2
[   10.270000] ip_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team
[   10.290000] xt_time: kernel timezone is -0000
[   10.360000] NET: Registered protocol family 24
[   10.460000] nf_conntrack version 0.5.0 (452 buckets, 1808 max)
[   11.220000] ip6_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team
[   15.290000] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[   20.450000] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
[   20.490000] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
[   20.520000] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan0: link becomes ready
procd: - init complete -



BusyBox v1.19.4 (2013-07-17 02:59:19 UTC) built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

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302 (edited by otlabs 2013-07-22 14:52:38)

Re: dead after flashing wr703n

You have ssh working so you can use scp to transfer openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wr703n-v1-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin to your router:

scp openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wr703n-v1-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin root@192.168.1.1:/tmp/

Now you can flash your router with this file:

cd /tmp/
sysupgrade -v openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wr703n-v1-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin

Router will reboot and you can hope it was fixed.

Re: dead after flashing wr703n

ritzdank wrote:

[...] Flashed it with latest openwrt: openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wr703n-v1-squashfs-factory.bin from http://downloads.openwrt.org/attitude_a … actory.bin

You ran into the same trouble like me: You flashed with 12.09-rc1 (see given url).

In agree with otlabs I suggest to do a sysupgrade with http://downloads.openwrt.org/attitude_a … pgrade.bin  (12.09) .

This debricked my wr703n ;)

Re: dead after flashing wr703n

otlabs wrote:

I found the page with all official firmwares for TL-WRT703N on TP-Link web site:
http://www.tp-link.com.cn/product_porta … wnload#tag

You can get TL-WR703N V1_121204 from this direct link:
http://service.tp-link.com.cn/download/ … 121204.rar

Hope you can get some good use for this!

I reveived a 130321 version, seems 1.6. I tried downgrade with the link and works well with tplink firmware.

After that I used http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/ … actory.bin this image and works ok.

Hope this can be helpfull.

Re: dead after flashing wr703n

For the record, I just got a 130321 version of a WR703N, and flashing it directly with the attitude adjuster binary that fastred posted above (http://downloads.openwrt.org/attitude_a … pgrade.bin) worked a treat - no brick, and both WLAN and LAN seem to be detected.

306 (edited by FREDY 2013-11-15 20:34:19)

Re: dead after flashing wr703n

Hello,

Just got one of these as well and I can confirm the previous posts that flashing worked out of the box without having to do any other steps.
Mine shows on the sticker Ver:1.6 and came with original firmware version 3.15.2 Build 130321 Rel. 37153n
I have used: http://downloads.openwrt.org/attitude_a … actory.bin

307

Re: dead after flashing wr703n

The same as Fredy, I just gone a TL-WR703N, with the same firmware revision.  I installed the same OpenWrt file, and it worked without any problem, just by a simple firmware replacement via the standard (Chinese) web interface.

Re: dead after flashing wr703n

Idem as RobHM : chinese interface, build 130321.
I flashed http://downloads.openwrt.org/attitude_a … actory.bin
and i had no problem : device restarts with OpenWrt firmware and works normally

309

Re: dead after flashing wr703n

Hello,
sorry, nothing new:
Bought a wr703n via eBay on 06/2014.
Received a V 3.15.2, Build 130321, Rel 27153n.
Flashed the stable 12.09 AA (squashfs) via web interface (no renaming of image-file needed).
Watched the chinese progressbar and was finally greeted by the Luci-Login-Webform.
Everything went very smooth (so far).

Re: dead after flashing wr703n

Hi.

I recently received two TL-WR703N from an online seller. I opened the box and inside on the Ethernet jack it says version 1.6. There is also marked 135032 on the same sticker on the Ethernet Jack. On the outside sticker on the plastic cabinet it is marked 1.6 as well.

I have not been able to follow the complete history of this project and there is a lot of conflicting information around. Even if this has been asked before: what os version should I flash for this unit -- as per August 2014? (Much of the info out there is old and dating back from 2012). What is the newest stable fw that will work and where do I download it?

Re: dead after flashing wr703n

mike2000 wrote:

Hi.

I recently received two TL-WR703N from an online seller. I opened the box and inside on the Ethernet jack it says version 1.6. There is also marked 135032 on the same sticker on the Ethernet Jack. On the outside sticker on the plastic cabinet it is marked 1.6 as well.

I have not been able to follow the complete history of this project and there is a lot of conflicting information around. Even if this has been asked before: what os version should I flash for this unit -- as per August 2014? (Much of the info out there is old and dating back from 2012). What is the newest stable fw that will work and where do I download it?

You can use aa 12.09 listed in the wiki

Re: dead after flashing wr703n

I'd really like to get a handful of TL-WR703N without the eth issue.  When buying new, what are the rough odds of getting a version 1.7, mislabeled or otherwise these days?  Are some vendors safer than others?  Are there vendors specifically to avoid?  I'm thinking that they all probably drop ship from about the same places in the PRC these days.

Re: dead after flashing wr703n

with recent version of openwrt is exactly the same to use 1.6 or 1.7...

Re: dead after flashing wr703n

nebbia88 wrote:

with recent version of openwrt is exactly the same to use 1.6 or 1.7...

On the wiki it is said that there are 1.7 versions which do NOT work:

v1.7    April 2014 (3.17.1 Build 140120 Rel.56593n)    Unsupported    trunk(r40351) not work

so nebbia88's comment applies to all 1.7HW (and the wiki is outdated) or the info is partially wrong?

Thanks!

Re: dead after flashing wr703n

Read here

https://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php?id=49387

Re: dead after flashing wr703n

Hello everyone
First time here, i need help for my bricked router.
I think is a 1.6 version, after flashing it started to blink and i can't recognize it on wifi and even on ethernet.
I soldered the tx, rx and gnd as written on the wiki and connected with the usb/serial converter over putty.
On the prompt of putty, initially start with some strange character ( communication settings 115200 8 n 1) follow by the write "press f and enter to failsafe mode" i press f and enter but nothing happen. I tried after a while pressing reset when boot and enter in the openwrt prompt with root@root: if i try to write something on it nothing happen, looks like the keyboard is not connected.
What i'm asking, is it possible that i've soldered not properly the rx wire and it can't reiceive my input from keyboard or the problem maybe is over?
If i leave it run normally, without pressing reset button, the command line stop with "kernel panic attempt to kill init"
Thank you to all
Marco

Re: dead after flashing wr703n

I've bricked two in a row using sysupgrade (3.3.8) on two firmware 1.6 units which already had openwrt installed on it. Talk about confusing. I can't bother to get into soldering a serial port and both only blink the LED once then go off.

I'm assuming they are both trash now?

Re: dead after flashing wr703n

Sorry., that was a question. I'm trying to figure out if they are both trash so I don't ruin any more smile.

319 (edited by hecatae 2015-05-11 19:29:46)

Re: dead after flashing wr703n

Thank you for the information on this thread,

my wr703n is running mr3020 fw, and can not be downgraded as it is running a new uboot from this fw TL-MR3020_V1_140610

there is information in the mr3020 thread that openwrt can be flashed on 140408 mr3020 firmware, I'[m going to downgrade to this and then use the uboot tutorial from here: http://gerryk.com/node/34 to install pepe2k's uboot