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Hello everyone,

will be receiving a WR710N tomorrow (should be an 1.2 EU - version). Just to make sure I'm planning the flashing-process correctly: I download "openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wr710n-v1-squashfs-factory.bin" and will be able to flash it "as-is" via the update/upgrade menu from the stock-firmware via browser (as described in "1" of the 'generic-flashing'-article)?

Or is this "easy-process" behavior only possible using an AA-version? If so: Which one should I take for the WR710N? Because if a trunk works, the AA should also, shouldn't it? I would also confirm in the Wiki ;-)

Thanks a lot for your reply!
Nils

(Last edited by nil_fred on 4 Aug 2014, 14:27)

yes, you just download factory.bin and flash via UI, even RC1/RC2 are available
http://downloads.openwrt.org/barrier_br … actory.bin

there is no AA for this router, as it did not exist at the moment of AA

(Last edited by gently on 4 Aug 2014, 14:48)

Hi gently,

ah okay! Now I know why I can't find an AA at the AA-repo.

Okay, loaded your file, because that one is RC2. Thanks so far.

Will I have the most important packages already installed or will I need to telnet/ssh and install them? I read that even the webinterface has to be manually installed on trunk-versions.

Nils

correct, trunk has only basics, GUI is not there

you should ask yourself what do you want to get by flashing to openwrt big_smile

come on big_smile
I know it takes a bit to get more features. And I also worked with the GUI to gain features like Printer-Support, WISP, ... But that time it was an AA-Version. Much more easy :-P

Übrigens: Grüße aus Dortmund wink Noch mal Danke. Mal sehen wie es morgen klappt ^^

Viel Spaß!

Hi again,

received the WR710N today. It's an V1.1 :-(
Will the same .bin as posted yesterday work for the 'old' model?

Does anyone know if this firmware found here (http://www.superwrt.eu/en/firmware/tp-link-wr710n/) will work for the US v1.0 ?

So I understand that we can use     trunk r40804, but this wont have a GUI, correct?  How can we add a GUI with LuCi?

What firmware do I install for a US device (US v1.0)?  Do i have to build an image from trunk r40804? If so, how do I add a GUI (LuCi)

gently wrote:

yes, you just download factory.bin and flash via UI, even RC1/RC2 are available
http://downloads.openwrt.org/barrier_br … actory.bin

Dear community,

I bought a TL WR710N(EU) V1.2 and wasn't happy with its possibilities. So I decided to flash OpenWrt using the file you linked.

Everything seemed to be ok, but I cannot connect to my WR710N (no ping, no telnet, no ssh). I then thought it might be bricked and opened the case: Zentel A3S56D40FTP-G5 (RAM 32 MiB = 4MB), Winbond 25Q64FVSIG (Flash 64 MBit = 8 MB), Number on PCB 2050500390.

So I tried to enter failsafe mode by pressing reset button on startup and got a fast flashing LED but no telnet connection on WAN/LAN port. So what's the problem? Memory is big enough, flash worked, failsafe obviously works but no connection?

are you sure you have put static IP on your PC from the same range? 192.168.1.x ?

Yes, I've tried different static IPs w and w/o reboot. No chance, no connect.

Next I will solder a little bit and try to use my Arduino to connect to my WR710N...

You need to set your computer's IP address to 192.168.1.2 so that you can access the Failsafe router at 192.168.1.1 - I use direct Ethernet cable between the PC and the router and so far it has always worked for me.

You could solder to the serial console pins next, but personally I would be hesitant to open a 230V device.

(Last edited by probono on 22 Feb 2015, 15:02)

probono wrote:

You could solder to the serial console pins next, but personally I would be hesitant to open a 230V device.

one safe procedure is put the cover back in its place before powering it wink

Hi,
I've received a v2 (EU) model.
And unfortunately, I think it has only 4Mb flash. :-(

When I want to flash with system tools/upgrade, it says the length is incorrect.

How can I reduce the size of the image with BB ImageBuilder ?
http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/tp-link/tl-wr710n : "No official support. 4MB bin created using BB ImageBuilder (with modified Makefile) seems to work fine"

I mean, I don't know what packages to enable and to disable.

What I want to do with this router is this:
http://www.digitalreplica.org/2014/10/p … cy-shield/

EDIT: I succeeded to build and flash :-)
https://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php?id=56433

(Last edited by lab34 on 26 Mar 2015, 23:23)

Hi, I have just purchased a TL-WR710N(UK) 1.1 model and can't find anything out about the specs to know if I can or can't install OpenWrt.

Anyone got any ideas?

Thanks.

I have recently received a TL_WR710N(UK) Ver: 1.0

It contains W9425G6 ram (32MB) and 25Q64FVSIG rom (8MB).
With these details it looks like a V1.0 to V1.2 board.

However the number on the pcb is 2050500390 which the wiki suggests is a V2.0 board.

So...
I assume I should be installing a firmware that is compatible with the V1.0 to V1.2 boards I.e. BB?

(Last edited by Equat10n on 13 May 2015, 12:49)

I attempted to install the below file but it has bricked the router.

http://downloads.openwrt.org/barrier_br … actory.bin

It would appear that fail safe mode is not working either.
When the router is turned on there is a short dim flash (500ms?) of the LED and then a short brighter flash of the led (1000ms?)
Then nothing.

There is no SSID broadcast and no connection on the LAN/WAN or lan ports.

I am awaiting the delivery of a USB to serial converter to see if I can recover the brick.

no connection on lan/wan means? no ping reply from 1.1 with a static ip on pc? anything on wireshark? no changes in led behaviour by pressing any of the buttons lots of times during startup?

(Last edited by nebbia88 on 16 May 2015, 16:58)

nebbia88 wrote:

no connection on lan/wan means? no ping reply from 1.1 with a static ip on pc? anything on wireshark? no changes in led behaviour by pressing any of the buttons lots of times during startup?

There is no change in the led when the reset button is pressed.
I have tried to ping 192.168.1.1 during boot and there is no response.

I also attempted tftp recovery with the host set to 192.168.1.2 or 192.168.1.100 but neither manage to connect.
I have not yet tried to use wireshark, but since 192.168.1.1 was unreachable via ping I do not hold out much hope.

I have the serial connection installed.

I powered on the router and received the following boot log.

Uncompressing Kernel Image ... OK

Starting kernel ...

[    0.000000] Linux version 3.18.11 (openwrt@gb-11) (gcc version 4.8.3 (OpenWrt/Linaro GCC 4.8-2014.04 r45695) ) #1 Tue May 19 08:20:07 UTC 2015
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[    0.000000] SoC: Atheros AR9330 rev 1
[    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
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[    0.000000] Initmem setup node 0 [mem 0x00000000-0x01ffffff]
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[    0.000000] Built 1 zonelists in Zone order, mobility grouping on.  Total pages: 8128
[    0.000000] Kernel command line:  board=TL-WR710NV2  console=ttyATH0,115200 rootfstype=squashfs,jffs2 noinitrd
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[    0.100000] MIPS: machine is Generic AR71XX/AR724X/AR913X based board
[    0.110000] Switched to clocksource MIPS
[    0.120000] NET: Registered protocol family 2
[    0.120000] TCP established hash table entries: 1024 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
[    0.120000] TCP bind hash table entries: 1024 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
[    0.120000] TCP: Hash tables configured (established 1024 bind 1024)
[    0.130000] TCP: reno registered
[    0.130000] UDP hash table entries: 256 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
[    0.140000] UDP-Lite hash table entries: 256 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
[    0.150000] NET: Registered protocol family 1
[    0.150000] futex hash table entries: 256 (order: -1, 3072 bytes)
[    0.180000] squashfs: version 4.0 (2009/01/31) Phillip Lougher
[    0.180000] jffs2: version 2.2 (NAND) (SUMMARY) (LZMA) (RTIME) (CMODE_PRIORITY) (c) 2001-2006 Red Hat, Inc.
[    0.190000] msgmni has been set to 55
[    0.200000] io scheduler noop registered
[    0.200000] io scheduler deadline registered (default)
[    0.200000] Serial: 8250/16550 driver, 16 ports, IRQ sharing enabled
[    0.210000] ar933x-uart: ttyATH0 at MMIO 0x18020000 (irq = 11, base_baud = 1562500) is a AR933X UART
[    0.220000] console [ttyATH0] enabled
[    0.220000] console [ttyATH0] enabled
[    0.230000] bootconsole [early0] disabled
[    0.230000] bootconsole [early0] disabled
[    0.240000] TCP: cubic registered
[    0.240000] NET: Registered protocol family 17
[    0.250000] bridge: automatic filtering via arp/ip/ip6tables has been deprecated. Update your scripts to load br_netfilter if you need this.
[    0.260000] Bridge firewalling registered
[    0.260000] 8021q: 802.1Q VLAN Support v1.8
[    0.290000] VFS: Cannot open root device "(null)" or unknown-block(0,0): error -6
[    0.300000] Please append a correct "root=" boot option; here are the available partitions:
[    0.310000] Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)
[    0.310000] ---[ end Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)
[   82.560000] random: nonblocking pool is initialized

I attempted to reflash with tftp from the serial link but this just results in the same boot message.
I even tried flashing the 4mb image but this also does not work.

Anyone have any ideas?

OK,

I think I have found the problem.

"MIPS: no machine found for id 'TL-WR710NV1', supported machines:"

So the router reports itself as "TL-WR710NV1" however the firmware only supports routers that identify as "TL-WR710N"

My router is obviously a V1, but I obviously have to modify something to allow the router to boot using the V1 settings.
But what has to be edited?

To be precise it reports v2..

MIPS: no machine found for id 'TL-WR710NV2', supported machines:

nebbia88 wrote:

To be precise it reports v2..

MIPS: no machine found for id 'TL-WR710NV2', supported machines:

The above log is after I tried to flash the v2 bin.
The latest error is after flahing the v1 bin.

So it would appear the "factory" binaries are actually incorrect!

How do I raise a bug report?