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Topic: Do you have a TL-WA730RE v2? Then help me, it's easy :)

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I'm trying to get the firmware of the 730re v2, however, there isn't any on tp-link web.
I have just flashed a WR841ND v8 with WA830RE v2 firmware, it works perfect.
Now, I am 99% sure that WR740N/741ND v4 is the same as WA730RE v2.
But as I have no firmware, I can't test it!

So, if you have that device, please take 3 minutes of your time and follow this for me smile
You only need to download tftpd32: http://tftpd32.jounin.net/


Connect to WA730RE by wireless or ethernet.
Open tftpd32.
Check the IP address shown on tftpd32, you will need it.

Open the browser and go to:
http://tplinkextender.net/userRpmNatDeb … dline.html
if it doesn't work, try directly with your WA730RE ip:

http://WA730RE_IP/userRpmNatDebugRpm265 … dline.html
You will see a diagnostic page like this:
http://www.websec.mx/img/tplinkshell.png
Username: osteam
Password: 5up

Copy and paste this lines on command textbox:(replace 192.168.0.17 with the IP shown on tftpd32)
Click on SEND after each line. This can delay few seconds, wait for the "#" after sending the next command.

cat /dev/mtdblock1 > /tmp/mtd1;cat /dev/mtdblock2 > /tmp/mtd2
cd /tmp;tftp -p -l mtd1 192.168.0.17;tftp -p -l mtd2 192.168.0.17

Check the tftpd32 directory. Two new files should be there: mtd1 and mtd2. Those are kernel and rootfs.
mtd1 should be  1MB and mtd2 2,75MB.
Please, ZIP and upload to your preferred file host and post it there!
Thanks! smile

(Last edited by dabyd64 on 10 Feb 2013, 04:03)

I cannot see the goal in flashing that fw in a router.. Can you explain??

Btw nice method to extract fw.. Even if i do not see the reason to cat to tmp before tftp!

Because 740n cost less than wa730, and i got a spare unit which I 'd like to use as repeater for a friend .
But openwrt is too complex for him, and I can't go to his house every time something breaks.
So I will flash the wa730 fw into it, the quick setup is extremely easy.

Got it wink
good luck!

nebbia88 wrote:

Even if i do not see the reason to cat to tmp before tftp!

I forgot tongue
Usually doing tftp (or other file transfer related commands) directly with /dev/mtdblockx fails or send 0 bytes.
Don't ask me why, maybe block devices can't be treated as a file directly.
That's why I copy it to tmp (RAM)  and then transfer.

(Last edited by dabyd64 on 10 Feb 2013, 22:08)

dabyd64 wrote:

I'm trying to get the firmware of the 730re v2,
Now, I am 99% sure that WR740N/741ND v4 is the same as WA730RE v2

what i read is equivalent to the WR703N, read Coiler post here http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic. … ;start=120 file is there to flash it.

Thanks porchietto !!
Its equivalent to the 740n, I think it should work by editing the firmware ID from the 740 to match the 730.
I'll do it , and if it works I'll post there

*edit*
Your image is for 730re v1, and it is not compatible with ar9931 devices, it causes bootloop on the bootloader.
By the way, tplink published the firmware since I made this post!
I'll try 730re v1 on my older 740nv2, maybe it works!

(Last edited by dabyd64 on 24 Feb 2014, 01:28)

dabyd64 wrote:

Its equivalent to the 740n, I think it should work by editing the firmware ID from the 740 no tmathc the 730.

740n  has 5 ports, 1 wan and 4 lan, wa730re v2 it's more likely wa701nd v2 or wr703n.

if you want to edit hw id in firmware image to be accepted by tp-link GUI you must use this:

https://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php … 45#p168045

(Last edited by nebbia88 on 23 Feb 2014, 21:37)

nebbia88 wrote:
dabyd64 wrote:

Its equivalent to the 740n, I think it should work by editing the firmware ID from the 740 no tmathc the 730.

740n  has 5 ports, 1 wan and 4 lan, wa730re v2 it's more likely wa701nd v2 or wr703n.

if you want to edit hw id in firmware image to be accepted by tp-link GUI you must use this:

https://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php … 45#p168045


You are right! I was wrong, I though that it had switch and wan port due its size.
Then its the same as the 703N!

Anyway, I flashed my 740n v4 with 730re v2 and worked smile
The 730re v2 firmware worked with any of the lan ports of the 740.
However I have not tried the wan

(Last edited by dabyd64 on 24 Feb 2014, 01:09)

The wa730re V1 is the same hardware as the 740n v1/v2/v3 !
I have tested it and works!

porchietto, to install openwrt, you can download the stable release or the latest trunk:

STABLE

TRUNK


Download the TPLINK HW ID Tool:
DOWNLOAD
Then open the program, and follow this image:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/23958662/openwrt/openwrt.png
After that go to the router http interface / system tools / firmware upgrade and choose that file you have modified.
It will reboot and running openwrt!

(Last edited by dabyd64 on 29 Jun 2015, 04:36)

exelnt it's work. i'm load firmware by rs232 + tftpboot.

dabyd64 wrote:

The wa730re V1 is the same hardware as the 740n v1/v2/v3 !
I have tested it and works!

porchietto, to install openwrt, you can download the stable release or the latest trunk:

STABLE

TRUNK


Download the TPLINK HW ID Tool:
DOWNLOAD
Then open the program, and follow this image:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/23958662/openwrt/openwrt.png
After that go to the router http interface / system tools / firmware upgrade and choose that file you have modified.
It will reboot and running openwrt!

I have the wa730re v2. Is it possible apply a similar setting to it? What are the values and the firmware versión in this case?

For 730RE v2

STABLE

TRUNK


Download the TPLINK HW ID Tool:
DOWNLOAD
Then open the program, and follow this image, but PUT 07300002  INSTEAD 07300001!! :

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/23958662/openwrt/openwrt.png
PUT 07300002  INSTEAD 07300001!!

(Last edited by dabyd64 on 30 Jun 2014, 22:04)

dabyd64 wrote:

For 730RE v2

PUT 07300002  INSTEAD 07300001!!

What about the 0000001 value? Does it need to be changed?

No lol

dabyd64 wrote:

For 730RE v2

STABLE

TRUNK


Download the TPLINK HW ID Tool:
DOWNLOAD
Then open the program, and follow this image, but PUT 07300002  INSTEAD 07300001!! :

It Works like a charm!!

Now I have a much more powerful Access-point/router/firewall/repeater !!

Thanks a lot.

Great! wink

dabyd64 wrote:

For 730RE v2

STABLE

TRUNK


Download the TPLINK HW ID Tool:
DOWNLOAD
Then open the program, and follow this image, but PUT 07300002  INSTEAD 07300001!! :

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/23958662/openwrt/openwrt.png
PUT 07300002  INSTEAD 07300001!!

your dropbox link is not working, pls reupload

Hello dabyd64 i was flashing opentWrt file that you put it for V2 on TL-WA730RE it flashed successfully . and when connected it to pc by wire the ethernet get DHCP IP . and i open it by website 192.168.1.1 no response . but i ping 192.168.1.1 it ping successfuly is it bricked ? what can i do ? ?  i don't use the repeater yet big_smile hahahaha please help me.

love4ever933 wrote:

website 192.168.1.1 no response . but i ping 192.168.1.1 it ping successfuly is it bricked ? what can i do ? ?

if that image does no have LuCi you have to download it, do Firstlogin first http://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/howto/firstlogin

Hey Look do you have any vedio tutorial for this step ? ?

hello, iperf test resut for mi very bad.

claudio@BigBlack:~$ iperf -c 192.168.1.3
------------------------------------------------------------
Client connecting to 192.168.1.3, TCP port 5001
TCP window size: 85.0 KByte (default)
------------------------------------------------------------
[  3] local 192.168.1.1 port 33525 connected with 192.168.1.3 port 5001
[ ID] Interval       Transfer     Bandwidth
[  3]  0.0-10.4 sec  1.25 MBytes  1.01 Mbits/sec

mode ap 1 host conected.

any suggestion????

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