ar71xx builds and TP-Link 4300 stock

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antnee
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Re: ar71xx builds and TP-Link 4300 stock

Postby antnee » Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:04 pm

Paul,

Is it easy to run this update? Not sure where to start? is it through the gui or via putty?

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Re: ar71xx builds and TP-Link 4300 stock

Postby pmerrill » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:46 am

Best to read the Documentation about how to do a firmware upgrade, from gui. Ensure you use the right image! You should also use the latest Show and Tell firmware which probably has the latest build of the 4300.

Most of the problem that I can see at the moment is with OpenWRT, so we are all sort of waiting for the OpenWRT guys to sort out their defects so that they then flow into Gargoyle.
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antnee
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Re: ar71xx builds and TP-Link 4300 stock

Postby antnee » Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:41 pm

haha sorry i meant the downgrade...is it just flashing via the gui?

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Re: ar71xx builds and TP-Link 4300 stock

Postby pmerrill » Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:52 am

Yes, just flash from the GUI but make sure you use the one I posted. You CANNOT use the TP-LINK stock firmware as is, it must be cut down as I have done.
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Re: ar71xx builds and TP-Link 4300 stock

Postby antnee » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:48 am

thanks paul....much appreciated :)

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Re: ar71xx builds and TP-Link 4300 stock

Postby 8hours » Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:40 pm

what is special about the modified stock firmware posted?

I was able to downgrade from the GUI using TP-LINK stock firmware from their website without trouble.

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Re: ar71xx builds and TP-Link 4300 stock

Postby pmerrill » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:15 pm

Read the section on the OpenWRT site about downgrading the 4300. Supposedly, the file needs to be cut down to a certain size by way of dd (I run Linux Mint). I'm surprised that it worked for you but if it did, then maybe the cut down is not longer required?

Eric, or any of the Gargoyle developers, ideas as to why the stock worked without the cut down size?
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Re: ar71xx builds and TP-Link 4300 stock

Postby kaging » Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:49 am

Hi Paul. does your fw includes hfs+ support for usb storage?

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Re: ar71xx builds and TP-Link 4300 stock

Postby omiez » Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:06 pm

Can somebody tell me if the revert files for Wdr4300 work to get back from OpenWrt to stock FW?

Just flash from web interface or must i use another method?

Describe the method please.


Thanks in advance.

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Re: ar71xx builds and TP-Link 4300 stock

Postby DoesItMatter » Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:56 am

omiez wrote:Can somebody tell me if the revert files for Wdr4300 work to get back from OpenWrt to stock FW?

Just flash from web interface or must i use another method?

Describe the method please.

Thanks in advance.


http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/tp-link/tl- ... l.firmware

Follow the method listed there

Looks like you have to do it via Putty - command line into the router

I don't see a method to revert back to factory via web interface
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