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TP-Link TL-WR1043ND – Openwrt – Ch01_Installation

1) Flashing your Router

The router I have is a TP-Link TL-WR1043ND v1.10 (Version one point ten). Special attention is required.

  1. Downgrade your original TP-Link firmware, to get around the “WAN disabled at startup” bug
  2. Install the openwrt-…..-squashfs-factory.bin firmware, to convert firmware from factory to OpenWrt
  3. Install the openwrt-…..-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin firmware, to complete the OpenWrt installation

Here are the files, flash your router firmware in the following order:

  1. Downgrade firmware, which is the German stock firmware (v3.9.17) – (Click here)
  2. Install factory-to-openwrt firmware, it is attitude_adjustment 12.09 – (Click Here)
  3. Install sysupgrade firmware, it is it is attitude_adjustment 12.09 – (Click Here)

Procedures:

  1. Login to the router default webpage: http://192.168.1.1
  2. a) For factory firmware, user_name/password = admin
    b) For OpenWrt firmware, user_name = root , password is not required
  3. Go to System -> Firmware -> Update Firmware
  • Repeat the above procedures 3 times, until you have flash all 3 firmwares.

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2) Setup password for the first time

  1. Go to the router default webpage: http://192.168.1.1
  2. Login without password for the first time
  3. There will be a red box alert you to change your password, click that link to access that webpage
  4. Input your new password
  5. Scroll down to the bottom of that page and click “Save & Apply” button

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3) Enable Wireless Connection

  • WiFi is disable with default settings
  • Go to : Network -> Wifi -> Wifi Overview -> Generic MAC80211 802.11bgn (radio0) -> Edit
  • Device Configuration
    • Advanced Settings :: Mode = 802.11g+n
    • Advanced Settings :: HT Mode = 20MHz
    • Advanced Settings :: Country Code = AU
  • Interface Configuration
    • General Setup :: ESSID = name_you_like
    • General Setup :: Mode = Access Point
    • General Setup :: Network = lan
    • Wireless Security :: Encryption = WPA2-PSK
    • Wireless Security :: Cipher = Force TKIP and CCMP (ASE)
    • Wireless Security :: Key = password_you_like
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click “Save & Apply”

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Appendix : References

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Posted by on April 12, 2013 in Networking, Router

 

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