TL-WR1043ND V2.1

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Re: TL-WR1043ND V2.1

Post by dturvene »

Yes, now I see the h/w rev on the bottom of the router. It looks TL-WR1043NB rev 2 and rev 2.1 are logically the same - 2.1 probably a minor cost-reduction spin.

Since this is a live router (if I break it I can remove it from the data path but not easily) I decided to go with the 1.6.x branch for now, built and flashed on the TL-WR1043NB.

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1.6.X (Built 20150611-1036 git@f372e3b)

Looks good so far. Thanks!

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Re: TL-WR1043ND V2.1

Post by NZ_Okuma »

I like to live dangerously so I went for the beta. Mine is version 2.1 and flashed from the TP link GUI straight to Gargoyle. It's been rock solid with quotas and shutting the wireless down overnight then back on it the morning....thanks all

Device Name:Gargoyle_TL_WR1043
Gargoyle Version:1.7.1
Model:TP-Link TL-WR1043N/ND v2
Device Configuration:Gateway
Memory Usage:18MB / 60MB (30.1%)
CPU Load Averages:0.23 / 0.14 / 0.14 (1/5/15 minutes)
Uptime:5 days, 3 hours, 10 minutes
Current Date & Time:12/06/15 19:14 NZST

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Re: TL-WR1043ND V2.1

Post by pedalracer »


sorry but I need more clarification.

I got the 1043ND V2.1 and installed the 'full' IPSY gargoyle image. All fine expect it does not work... The gargoyle does not connect in bridge/repeater mode to my main Fritz router. Clients connected to the gargoyle dont get any correct IP via DHCP.

So, Gargoyle 1.7.x might not work as said earlier in this thread and I have to give BarrierBraker or so (openWRT) a shot.

1) Am I right.
2) Can I flash the 'full' openWRT image over Gargoyle's?

thank you

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Re: TL-WR1043ND V2.1

Post by erez669 »

on this unit i'm working with version 1.6.2 without special issues, except rarely wireless drop after 22 days or something, it's not persistent but it occurs.
for your second question - i didn't try to do this so i don't know the answer.

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Re: TL-WR1043ND V2.1

Post by pedalracer »

I see erez.

I opted for 1.7x Ipsy since I had the hope I got power scheduling to work. With 1.6x I couldn't power it down via schedule.

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Re: TL-WR1043ND V2.1

Post by dlogictech »

Hi All,

I have TL-WR1043ND v1.6 and it works with Gargoyle 1.7.x very well.
Just an fyi here is a link of the different versions specifications:

Just trying to help... :)
D-Link DIR-835 Rev. A1 using Gargoyle
1.9.X (Built 20160524-1903 git@004a64c)

TP-Link TL-WR1043ND Ver. 1.6 using Gargoyle

TP-Link TL-WR740N Ver. 1.10 using Gargoyle

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Re: TL-WR1043ND V2.1

Post by marrco »

i'm using v 2.1 for a client where there are often 60+ users connected, with no problems at all. Using latest 1.7beta from ... m.php?f=14
(ispyisail builds)

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