!! Newbie questions !!
I'll receive a TP-Link Archer c2600 v1.1 in a day/two and want to upgrade it to LEDE as the stock TP-Link firmware (I believe) doesn't accommodate a client VPN. I feel confident about the process but want to double check before proceeding.
Q: To upgrade the Archer c2600 v1.1 router running stock TP-Link firmware=>LEDE 17 firmware, is it a matter of doing this through the TP-Link GUI (*edit* this worked) or do I need to go through the tftp server process as described below?
Disable windows firewall on PC used for this process
Set PC (tftp server) to fixed IP address 192.168.0.66 mask 255.255.255.0
Download firmware from OpenWRT/TP-Link and rename it to ArcherC2600_1.0_tp_recovery.bin
Connect cable from PC port to LAN port on router
Start the tftp server (using tftpd32/tftpd64) with the file ArcherC2600_1.0_tp_recovery.bin in its root directory
Turn off the router
Press and hold Reset button
Turn on router with the reset button pressed and wait ~15 seconds
Release the reset button and after a short time the firmware should be transferred from the PC (tftp server)
Wait ~5 minutes to complete recovery
Enable windows firewall
Q: Also from the LEDE firmware=>stock firmware is it using the same process?
Process described above worked
Q: I have downloaded various lede-17.01.4-ipq806x-C2600-squashfs-factory.bin files where I have noticed they have differing file sizes. Is there any reason as to why they are not ALL the same file size, or is it because LEDE + the different packages per separate build are of different sizes?
(I have created builds for my older TP-Link mr3420 v2.4 with different packages included but they are all of the same byte size)
Thanks in advance.
(Last edited by otnert on 28 Mar 2018, 14:05)