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Spazturtle wrote:
weemo wrote:

Hi Guys,

newbie to OpenWRT here. I have this router and it has connectivity issues so I would like to use OpenWRT on it to see if I can at least use it. Is it just a matter of uploading the bin file through the web management page? or do I have to do anything else?

Thanks
*also which would be the file?

Yep just upload the bin though web management.

Thanks!

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Are the led lights working? for some this might not be necessary but it is the easiest way for me to find out if our ISP is down.

Re: Support for TP-Link Archer C2600

Heinz wrote:

LEDE with webinterface + reboot fix:
http://dl.eko.one.pl/luci/lede/17.01-SN … x/generic/

Thanks, it is working fine on my v1.1
Reboot is working, too.

1,129 (edited by TeutonJon78 2017-04-19 17:45:55)

Re: Support for TP-Link Archer C2600

I just upgraded to 17.01.1 and it's working fine.

weemo wrote:

Are the led lights working? for some this might not be necessary but it is the easiest way for me to find out if our ISP is down.

The LEDs work all except for the wifi leds. Those are controlled via the ath10k rather than IO pins. No one has put together and submitted a patch to get them working (although some people have recently tested code that seems to at least activate them).

Archer C2600 (v1.0, LEDE 17.01.2 over 1.1.8 stock base) -- Dev Files / LEDE Trunk Known Issues

Re: Support for TP-Link Archer C2600

Looks like the reboot fix for 1.1 should be in trunk now.

https://github.com/lede-project/source/ … 4f38786e45

Archer C2600 (v1.0, LEDE 17.01.2 over 1.1.8 stock base) -- Dev Files / LEDE Trunk Known Issues

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TeutonJon78 wrote:

I just upgraded to 17.01.1 and it's working fine.

weemo wrote:

Are the led lights working? for some this might not be necessary but it is the easiest way for me to find out if our ISP is down.

The LEDs work all except for the wifi leds. Those are controlled via the ath10k rather than IO pins. No one has put together and submitted a patch to get them working (although some people have recently tested code that seems to at least activate them).

thanks

1,132 (edited by weemo 2017-04-22 00:30:29)

Re: Support for TP-Link Archer C2600

Nevermind, Figured this one out.

Re: Support for TP-Link Archer C2600

TeutonJon78 wrote:

Looks like the reboot fix for 1.1 should be in trunk now.

https://github.com/lede-project/source/ … 4f38786e45

Indeed, I compiled a version from the trunk (r4018) and reboot is working with v1.1 now

Also, the bug affecting the wireless I reported earlier using kernel 4.9 seems to be fixed as well. I did a few tests and no kernel/wireless errors.

Stable so far. I'll report issues, if any.

1,134 (edited by RedVortex 2017-04-25 00:10:20)

Re: Support for TP-Link Archer C2600

I spoke too soon, after a few more intensive tests, it crashed again.

I'll rebuild another one but with the CT firmware to see if it works. I never was able to make it work properly but it's worth a try... I'll let you know how it goes...

[ 1240.529816] ath10k_pci 0000:01:00.0: firmware crashed! (uuid b93a999a-3bc8-4f4a-9314-f0636cfcb243)
[ 1240.529853] ath10k_pci 0000:01:00.0: qca99x0 hw2.0 target 0x01000000 chip_id 0x003b01ff sub 168c:0002
[ 1240.537765] ath10k_pci 0000:01:00.0: kconfig debug 0 debugfs 1 tracing 0 dfs 1 testmode 1
[ 1240.549259] ath10k_pci 0000:01:00.0: firmware ver 10.4.1.00030-1 api 5 features no-p2p crc32 d2901e01
[ 1240.555240] ath10k_pci 0000:01:00.0: board_file api 1 bmi_id N/A crc32 7e56fd07
[ 1240.564370] ath10k_pci 0000:01:00.0: htt-ver 2.2 wmi-op 6 htt-op 4 cal file max-sta 512 raw 0 hwcrypto 1
[ 1240.573511] ath10k_pci 0000:01:00.0: firmware register dump:
[ 1240.581206] ath10k_pci 0000:01:00.0: [00]: 0x01000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
[ 1240.586796] ath10k_pci 0000:01:00.0: [04]: 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
[ 1240.594575] ath10k_pci 0000:01:00.0: [08]: 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
[ 1240.602479] ath10k_pci 0000:01:00.0: [12]: 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
[ 1240.610320] ath10k_pci 0000:01:00.0: [16]: 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
[ 1240.618287] ath10k_pci 0000:01:00.0: [20]: 0x00000000 0x00401B60 0x00000000 0x00000000
[ 1240.626190] ath10k_pci 0000:01:00.0: [24]: 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
[ 1240.634094] ath10k_pci 0000:01:00.0: [28]: 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
[ 1240.641966] ath10k_pci 0000:01:00.0: [32]: 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
[ 1240.649817] ath10k_pci 0000:01:00.0: [36]: 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
[ 1240.657787] ath10k_pci 0000:01:00.0: [40]: 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
[ 1240.665677] ath10k_pci 0000:01:00.0: [44]: 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
[ 1240.673581] ath10k_pci 0000:01:00.0: [48]: 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
[ 1240.681485] ath10k_pci 0000:01:00.0: [52]: 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
[ 1240.689312] ath10k_pci 0000:01:00.0: [56]: 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000 0x00000000
[ 1240.697262] ath10k_pci 0000:01:00.0: Copy Engine register dump:
[ 1240.705170] ath10k_pci 0000:01:00.0: [00]: 0x0004a000   6   6   3   3
[ 1240.710981] ath10k_pci 0000:01:00.0: [01]: 0x0004a400  26  26  28  29
[ 1240.717528] ath10k_pci 0000:01:00.0: [02]: 0x0004a800  47  47  46  47
[ 1240.724006] ath10k_pci 0000:01:00.0: [03]: 0x0004ac00   3   3   5   3
[ 1240.730374] ath10k_pci 0000:01:00.0: [04]: 0x0004b000 746 746  65  25
[ 1240.736846] ath10k_pci 0000:01:00.0: [05]: 0x0004b400  17  17  48  49
[ 1240.743281] ath10k_pci 0000:01:00.0: [06]: 0x0004b800   0   0   0   0
[ 1240.749645] ath10k_pci 0000:01:00.0: [07]: 0x0004bc00   1   1   1   1
[ 1240.756123] ath10k_pci 0000:01:00.0: [08]: 0x0004c000   0   0 127   0
[ 1240.762556] ath10k_pci 0000:01:00.0: [09]: 0x0004c400   0   0   0   0
[ 1240.768916] ath10k_pci 0000:01:00.0: [10]: 0x0004c800   0   0   0   0
[ 1240.775396] ath10k_pci 0000:01:00.0: [11]: 0x0004cc00   0   0   0   0
[ 1240.921152] ieee80211 phy0: Hardware restart was requested
[ 1242.529568] ath10k_pci 0000:01:00.0: device successfully recovered

Re: Support for TP-Link Archer C2600

The problem is worse with the CT firmware, the router reboots completely after a few seconds of high traffic on the wireless.

I don't have a serial console so I can't say what happens exactly before reboot though, I suspect a kernel panic or something similar...

At least I know that the CT firmware now works, but it has a stability issue worse than the original firmware for the 2600...

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Unfortunately I can confirm this, when wifi is placed under load, the compat-wireless driver crashes and throws a trace..
eg:
------------[ cut here ]------------
[  578.981090] WARNING: CPU: 0 PID: 0 at compat-wireless-2017-01-31/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/htt_rx.c:1006 ath10k_htt_t2h_msg_handler+0x1064/0x1578 [ath10k_core]
...
.
. etc

very annoying. Been here since ages, and was always hoping this will go away one day.. but that is yet to happen, but the box under any AC-class load and poof.

Re: Support for TP-Link Archer C2600

Those of you testing the trunk and finding errors should report them to LEDE. There might not be anyone working on them.

Archer C2600 (v1.0, LEDE 17.01.2 over 1.1.8 stock base) -- Dev Files / LEDE Trunk Known Issues

1,138 (edited by james04 2017-05-02 03:05:02)

Re: Support for TP-Link Archer C2600

One of the reasons ath9k devices are very stable now is because competent developers worked directly on the driver..

after qca trolled the community with "ath10k" which strips all important functionality from driver and puts it in "firmware", said developers abandoned qca entirely. Its actually primarily a single person, nbd

Now at the mercy of the community and charity patches from qca..

Commercially and for their partners, they use another closed source driver so I don't reckon they care much

TLDR; I reported that problem ages ago.. but hey, pls report if you come across it. more noise cant hurt.

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james04 wrote:

One of the reasons ath9k devices are very stable now is because competent developers worked directly on the driver..

after qca trolled the community with "ath10k" which strips all important functionality from driver and puts it in "firmware", said developers abandoned qca entirely. Its actually primarily a single person, nbd

Now at the mercy of the community and charity patches from qca..

Commercially and for their partners, they use another closed source driver so I don't reckon they care much

TLDR; I reported that problem ages ago.. but hey, pls report if you come across it. more noise cant hurt.

So, we're on the "wrong" platform? Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be an alternative with real MU-MIMO, does it?

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Videopac wrote:
james04 wrote:

One of the reasons ath9k devices are very stable now is because competent developers worked directly on the driver..

after qca trolled the community with "ath10k" which strips all important functionality from driver and puts it in "firmware", said developers abandoned qca entirely. Its actually primarily a single person, nbd

Now at the mercy of the community and charity patches from qca..

Commercially and for their partners, they use another closed source driver so I don't reckon they care much

TLDR; I reported that problem ages ago.. but hey, pls report if you come across it. more noise cant hurt.

So, we're on the "wrong" platform? Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be an alternative with real MU-MIMO, does it?

No alternative. The marvell armada stuff found in the WRT series is much worse from what I hear..
Mu-mimo? AFAIK that stuff doesn't work in the current implementation, you need  to use stock FW for that..

1,141 (edited by danieldefreitasleite 2017-05-08 23:40:13)

Re: Support for TP-Link Archer C2600

Can anyone confirm i reboot is working on 17.01.1 for v1.1? Is there a way to upgrade without having to install everything back again?

Re: Support for TP-Link Archer C2600

danieldefreitasleite wrote:

Can anyone confirm i reboot is working on 17.01.1 for v1.1? Is there a way to upgrade without having to install everything back again?

Reboot should only be working in trunk or on special builds of 17.x.

Archer C2600 (v1.0, LEDE 17.01.2 over 1.1.8 stock base) -- Dev Files / LEDE Trunk Known Issues

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james04 wrote:
Videopac wrote:
james04 wrote:

One of the reasons ath9k devices are very stable now is because competent developers worked directly on the driver..

after qca trolled the community with "ath10k" which strips all important functionality from driver and puts it in "firmware", said developers abandoned qca entirely. Its actually primarily a single person, nbd

Now at the mercy of the community and charity patches from qca..

Commercially and for their partners, they use another closed source driver so I don't reckon they care much

TLDR; I reported that problem ages ago.. but hey, pls report if you come across it. more noise cant hurt.

So, we're on the "wrong" platform? Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be an alternative with real MU-MIMO, does it?

No alternative. The marvell armada stuff found in the WRT series is much worse from what I hear..
Mu-mimo? AFAIK that stuff doesn't work in the current implementation, you need  to use stock FW for that..

Tx for the info.
Is there any added value of a ath10k device compared to a ath9k one if no ath10k specific functionality is supported in Lede?

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I wanted to revert back to stock firmware and bricked my router. Has anyone managed to debrick it via tftpd server?

I connected my router directly to my PC via ethernet cable (used a LAN port on the router), set my PCs IP to 192.168.0.66, launched tftpd server and put a stock bin file. I hold on a reset button, power on the router and after 15s release it. The problem is that the router never tries to connect to my tftpd server...

The tftpd server works fine because I tried connecting from my windows console.

PS after holding reset button for like 10 seconds, the router is pingable at 192.168.0.1 for like 4 seconds. According to the debricking manual, the tftpd client should use 192.168.0.86 Ip? I never managed to ping that IP address during the process.

Re: Support for TP-Link Archer C2600

visata wrote:

I wanted to revert back to stock firmware and bricked my router. Has anyone managed to debrick it via tftpd server?

I connected my router directly to my PC via ethernet cable (used a LAN port on the router), set my PCs IP to 192.168.0.66, launched tftpd server and put a stock bin file. I hold on a reset button, power on the router and after 15s release it. The problem is that the router never tries to connect to my tftpd server...

The tftpd server works fine because I tried connecting from my windows console.

PS after holding reset button for like 10 seconds, the router is pingable at 192.168.0.1 for like 4 seconds. According to the debricking manual, the tftpd client should use 192.168.0.86 Ip? I never managed to ping that IP address during the process.

The IP needs to be 192.168.0.66 (you typed 66 and 86, so not sure which you used). It will actually try grabbing the file after about 7-8 seconds in my experience.

The file also MUST be named ArcherC2600_1.0_tp_recovery.bin . That is the only file it will try to grab.

I've used TFTP to recover several times. After it takes the file (which it does super fast), it takes a few minutes t (> 5) o flash and reboot. If you interrupt the process, it will be stalled in a weird state.

Archer C2600 (v1.0, LEDE 17.01.2 over 1.1.8 stock base) -- Dev Files / LEDE Trunk Known Issues

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TeutonJon78 wrote:
visata wrote:

I wanted to revert back to stock firmware and bricked my router. Has anyone managed to debrick it via tftpd server?

I connected my router directly to my PC via ethernet cable (used a LAN port on the router), set my PCs IP to 192.168.0.66, launched tftpd server and put a stock bin file. I hold on a reset button, power on the router and after 15s release it. The problem is that the router never tries to connect to my tftpd server...

The tftpd server works fine because I tried connecting from my windows console.

PS after holding reset button for like 10 seconds, the router is pingable at 192.168.0.1 for like 4 seconds. According to the debricking manual, the tftpd client should use 192.168.0.86 Ip? I never managed to ping that IP address during the process.

The IP needs to be 192.168.0.66 (you typed 66 and 86, so not sure which you used). It will actually try grabbing the file after about 7-8 seconds in my experience.

The file also MUST be named ArcherC2600_1.0_tp_recovery.bin . That is the only file it will try to grab.

I've used TFTP to recover several times. After it takes the file (which it does super fast), it takes a few minutes t (> 5) o flash and reboot. If you interrupt the process, it will be stalled in a weird state.

I used Wireshark and noticed that the router was always trying to access ArcherC2600_1.0_tp_recovery.bin at 192.168.0.66 but all packets were timed out. I tried multiple TFTP servers but in the end, it was my firewall blocking 69 port! I disabled it and succesfully managed to recover.

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Thinking about buying this to replace an Archer C7 to have more CPU horsepower for VPN applications. But if the wireless is unusable, then I guess I'd just wait and see.

Or what would you recommend? Does anything more powerful than C7 have nice support?

1,148 (edited by Videopac 2017-05-19 22:24:47)

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Thinkcat wrote:

Thinking about buying this to replace an Archer C7 to have more CPU horsepower for VPN applications. But if the wireless is unusable, then I guess I'd just wait and see.

Or what would you recommend? Does anything more powerful than C7 have nice support?

For significant VPN speed improvements you need a CPU which supports hw encyrption. Routers don't have such CPU's. If I recall correctly an Odroid C2 does support it, but I haven't read anything on anyone using it for encrypted VPN connections.

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Thinkcat wrote:

Thinking about buying this to replace an Archer C7 to have more CPU horsepower for VPN applications. But if the wireless is unusable, then I guess I'd just wait and see.

Or what would you recommend? Does anything more powerful than C7 have nice support?

Wireless is not bad on the C2600, its just unstable only at full load.
Eg I have one in my place, all my devices are connected with wireless and it works fine without crashes.

So someone one day asked about a router for office, so I suggested the C2600. Here's the thing, this guy has over 30 devices concurrently active, mixed 2.4 and 5Ghz. The wireless crashes non-stop for him and he keeps calling me.. sad
The ISP provided box, which has a far less powerful CPU and much less RAM, works stable with the same workload (stock FW though, not OpenWrt/Lede).

The CPU on the C2600 can do about 500mbps of VPN traffic IIRC, the stats can actually be found here in this thread if you look through it..
And thats on the CPU, the SoC has HW acceleration but its not used.
The WRT series (eg WRT1900ACS) also has HW acceleration and a driver is available, people benched those at even higher speeds.. but wireless from what I hear is quite bad on those.

In conclusion, if you dont have a gazillion wireless devices, and your VPN speed is <= 500mbps, then the C2600 should serve you well.

HTH

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The Archer C7 can do 5 Mbps through a VPN connection. I'd expect C2600 to do maybe twice as much, but not much more than that. Are you sure you know where you get that 500 Mbps from?

How difficult would it be to get HW support for encryption? Could someone write it if someone else paid enough? Or is it about binary modules or the chip maker not releasing the specs?