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you need first openwrt 703n factory from trunk folder then mine

LE:
there is also some  other guy in romania who built firmware for 703n with support for ipv6 and usb modems.
check it out:
http://www.ip6.ro/firmware/tp-link/wr703n/

(Last edited by maurer on 16 Nov 2011, 19:17)

sin wrote:

I've compiled the latest trunk version and found Failsafe mode is not working properly. it looked like i have already entered failsafe mode as the LED indicator was blinking very fast.but i can not telnet to the device via cable. when i type telnet 192.168.1.1, it replies: From 192.168.1.111 icmp_seq=30 Destination Host Unreachable.anyone had the same problem?

sin wrote:

Further investigation reveals that the culprit is ethernet connection.router simply can not communicate with PC with lastest trunk version installed.

I have experienced the same problem, did you solve it?
I started using an older revision but I'd like to keep working with trunk version, do you know where the trunk is broken?

there is also some  other guy in romania who built firmware for 703n with support for ipv6 and usb modems.
check it out:
http://www.ip6.ro/firmware/tp-link/wr703n/

Thanks, it's great that the firmware supports IPv6. However I hate that it's configured VERY differently from the OpenWRT usual defaults and network layout, to something entirely different, that author thought would be a good idea. Well, I'd prefer to work from vanilla OpenWRT layout, making only the changes that I personally need and knowing what is changed and where :S

romanrm wrote:

there is also some  other guy in romania who built firmware for 703n with support for ipv6 and usb modems.
check it out:
http://www.ip6.ro/firmware/tp-link/wr703n/

Thanks, it's great that the firmware supports IPv6. However I hate that it's configured VERY differently from the OpenWRT usual defaults and network layout, to something entirely different, that author thought would be a good idea. Well, I'd prefer to work from vanilla OpenWRT layout, making only the changes that I personally need and knowing what is changed and where :S

hey there, actually ive changed the layout in the trunk i compiled last week, the default is now with static IP 192.168.0.1/24 on the ethernet port (as WAN) and still open wireless.
now you can connect via telnet, ssh and luci on WAN too.

im still unsure what you meant by "author thought would be a good idea. Well, I'd prefer to work from vanilla OpenWRT layout" , the wr703n device is not a regular router with ethernet port for wan and other for lan..

p.s. i will compile a new image these days , dev guys made important fixes especially regarding wide-dhcpv6.

the default is now with static IP 192.168.0.1/24 on the ethernet port

Well, for example I use 192.168.0.0/24 as my primary home network (LAN), with 192.168.0.1 being my main desktop. So your choice ensures the absolutely maximum possible amount of hassle each time I need to reset this router to defaults. Which e.g. happened just now, as I tried to move the ethernet port to the LAN zone, and something went wrong.

the wr703n device is not a regular router with ethernet port for wan and other for lan..

I notice that you work to attain a triple-WAN configuration with auto-fallbacks. While very useful in some cases, arguably that's not something EVERYONE will use. As for what I mean by regular layout, is I want to use Wired+Wireless as one segment, no wired WAN, and only a single 3G WAN.
With OpenWRT I more or less know what is where and how it's set up by default, but while starting from your Triple-WAN mode, I will have to dig through literally every corner of the web interface, ensuring there's nothing left over from your setup, especially not anything that could compromise the security because of making no sense in what I am reconfiguring the router to.

(Last edited by romanrm on 16 Nov 2011, 22:56)

romanrm wrote:

As for what I mean by regular layout, is I want to use Wired+Wireless as one segment, no wired WAN, and only a single 3G WAN.

ok, i got it now, well, i'll remake the website soon, i will state there that these custom builds of openwrt are meant for people using RDSNET isp services with ipv6 support, that should make clear the purpose of it,
as for your needs, i recommend you to check out the openwrt wiki about their custom buildroot, and if you have a spare linux machine or willing to use virtualbox on your puter - you can customize your own openwrt.

Hi All.
I have a problem with Dnat rules in this router with firmware on a second page of this thread.
What I did:
1. edit /etc/config/firewall

config redirect
       option src                      wan
       option src_dport        80
       option dest                     lan
       option dest_ip          192.168.10.30
       option dest_port        80
       option proto            tcp

I use example from this config file.
But when I connect to this router on port 80 by telnet I see nothing - failure of connection on port 80.
What`s wrong?

PS.: I installed LuCi in this router. May be port conflict?

Then I try this:
Insert this code to /etc/firewall.user

iptables -t nat -A prerouting_wan -p tcp --dport 8080 -j DNAT --to 192.168.10.30:80
iptables        -A forwarding_wan -p tcp --dport 80 -d 192.168.10.30 -j ACCEPT

But not working too...
Also read this forums:
http://bredsaal.dk/some-small-iptables-on-openwrt-tips
http://enthused.btr3.com/2010/02/howto-port-forwarding-with-openwrt.html
http://www.smallbusinesstech.net/more-c … aze-8.09.1

(Last edited by AlexSpb on 17 Nov 2011, 08:52)

Giancarlo wrote:
sin wrote:

I've compiled the latest trunk version and found Failsafe mode is not working properly. it looked like i have already entered failsafe mode as the LED indicator was blinking very fast.but i can not telnet to the device via cable. when i type telnet 192.168.1.1, it replies: From 192.168.1.111 icmp_seq=30 Destination Host Unreachable.anyone had the same problem?

sin wrote:

Further investigation reveals that the culprit is ethernet connection.router simply can not communicate with PC with lastest trunk version installed.

I have experienced the same problem, did you solve it?
I started using an older revision but I'd like to keep working with trunk version, do you know where the trunk is broken?

No, i haven't found a solution. i've tried cleaning out everything and starting all over again. the result was i got a bricked router. no wifi signal, no working ethernet connection. i can enter failsafe mode but ethernet is not working so i can not telnet.so think twice before you compile the latest trunk and flash it!

(Last edited by sin on 17 Nov 2011, 10:56)

Hi,

I just received a WR703N and successfully installed http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/ … actory.bin.

However I'm unable to start luci. What I did:
- opkg update
- opkg install luci
- /etc/init.d/uhttpd enable
- /etc/init.d/uhttpd start

It seems all luci packages successfully installed and configured. But there is no uhttpd running on the device.
cat /var/run/uhttpd_main.pid says me 1077 but no process running with this ID (and no uhttpd shown by ps).

I think uhttpd tries to start, but killed somehow. Can I get some more info, starting it as foreground program or some console messages, log, etc?

Thx,

/sza2

sza2 wrote:

Hi,

I just received a WR703N and successfully installed http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/ … actory.bin.

However I'm unable to start luci. What I did:

I think uhttpd tries to start, but killed somehow. Can I get some more info, starting it as foreground program or some console messages, log, etc?

ps fax | grep http
df -h

aind wrote:
sza2 wrote:

Hi,

I just received a WR703N and successfully installed http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/ … actory.bin.

However I'm unable to start luci. What I did:

I think uhttpd tries to start, but killed somehow. Can I get some more info, starting it as foreground program or some console messages, log, etc?

ps fax | grep http
df -h

Errr... and what? no httpd running as I said. df -h: I still have 440kb unused flash space (BTW, all the necessary packages installed/configured correctly (no messages like "no space").
I meant, whether I can start luci to print messages on the console to check, where it breaks.

/sza2

Edit: I was able to manage, with luci-ssl. I'm not sure why, but it started and running.

(Last edited by sza2 on 17 Nov 2011, 22:59)

Hi,

Is the client mode works on WR703N? I don't need it to work as a bridge, or anything. I only need a device which can join to an AP. I want to use it as a USB-Serial to WiFi converter or something like that.

By luci I was unable to configure it to join to my access point. It finds the available networks if I issue the scan, but I cannot connect to the selected one.

Is there any of us who was able to manage it? (I use http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/ … ctory.bin)

Thanks,

/sza2

(Last edited by sza2 on 17 Nov 2011, 23:07)

sza2
I was able to use client mode yesterday with the firmware posted earlier in this thread by maurer (thanks again smile.

romanrm wrote:

sza2
I was able to use client mode yesterday with the firmware posted earlier in this thread by maurer (thanks again smile.

Can you help me in which comment it is? (the number (#) would be nice. Thanks.

/sza2

Thank you!

Is this a factory or sysupgrade image? I mean, can I use it with sysupgrade utility if openwrt already sits on my device?

Edit:

Ok, so it seems to factory image, but now I know, it also flashable by sysupgrade. Works great :-)

/sza2

(Last edited by sza2 on 18 Nov 2011, 22:45)

sin wrote:

the result was i got a bricked router. no wifi signal, no working ethernet connection. i can enter failsafe mode but ethernet is not working so i can not telnet.so think twice before you compile the latest trunk and flash it!

Do not use the latest 18 Nov snapshot image!

I just used it and it has behaviour as descibed by sin. As I see it, trunk is broken and therefore the latest snapshot.

I'm hoping to hook up serial console, but it takes a bit of effort.

sin do you have serial console? What output do you see?

(Last edited by caog on 19 Nov 2011, 02:03)

caog wrote:

I just used it and it has behaviour as descibed by sin. As I see it, trunk is broken and therefore the latest snapshot.

Did anyone keep a confirmed working non-router-bricking snapshot image they can share with us?

Failing that, can anyone tell me what revision of trunk I need to check-out and build?

Just got my Tl-wr703n and I'm eager to get started.

(Last edited by Degeneratescum on 19 Nov 2011, 07:28)

caog wrote:
sin wrote:

the result was i got a bricked router. no wifi signal, no working ethernet connection. i can enter failsafe mode but ethernet is not working so i can not telnet.so think twice before you compile the latest trunk and flash it!

Do not use the latest 18 Nov snapshot image!

I just used it and it has behaviour as descibed by sin. As I see it, trunk is broken and therefore the latest snapshot.

I'm hoping to hook up serial console, but it takes a bit of effort.

sin do you have serial console? What output do you see?

A friend help me with that. i've got v1.2 hardware version.what hardware version is yours? as i know, after v1.2, there is no easy soldering point for TTL headers. you have to solder a wire to the TX and RX first and then the headers to the wire. takes some soldering skills to accomplish that.

i have compiled svn r28601 and flashed it without any problem. it has 3G functionality, Luci, DDNS, USB storage and block-mount built in, with 400KB+ free space.

http://www.mediafire.com/?keryy5b4vw4kpcn

(Last edited by sin on 19 Nov 2011, 18:20)

caog wrote:
sin wrote:

the result was i got a bricked router. no wifi signal, no working ethernet connection. i can enter failsafe mode but ethernet is not working so i can not telnet.so think twice before you compile the latest trunk and flash it!

Do not use the latest 18 Nov snapshot image!

I just used it and it has behaviour as descibed by sin. As I see it, trunk is broken and therefore the latest snapshot.

I'm hoping to hook up serial console, but it takes a bit of effort.

sin do you have serial console? What output do you see?

Too late, I flush this firmware and now it's a brick, I tried fail-safe mode but failed, maybe tomorrow it has to be tore up to be fixed by TTL.

PS.Mine is not WR703N, the model is Fast FWR171-3G, another brand of TP-Link, cheaper, but almost same hardware

So far I'm seeing that my Huawei E1550 seems to lose connection and go into a weird lock-up mode, not answering to the router AT commands, sometimes with the blue LED on the modem flashing constantly. The only way to bring it back to the working state is to unplug and replug the modem (or reboot the router).
The above behavior seems to not occur (or is a lot less frequent) if the modem is connected via an unpowered USB 1.1 hub (that I randomly had lying around).
Can anyone confirm the modem locking up problem? This doesn't seem to be a power issue, as my router is plugged into the power supply, not USB.

ayeah wrote:

Too late, I flush this firmware and now it's a brick, I tried fail-safe mode but failed, maybe tomorrow it has to be tore up to be fixed by TTL.

PS.Mine is not WR703N, the model is Fast FWR171-3G, another brand of TP-Link, cheaper, but almost same hardware

my WR703N bricked too :-(