tp-link block 3rd party firmwares

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erez669
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tp-link block 3rd party firmwares

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it's that true that tp-link started to block third party firmwares? so what we can do about it?

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Re: tp-link block 3rd party firmwares

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Exactly how are (can) they do this ?

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Re: tp-link block 3rd party firmwares

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In response to a rumoured FCC ruling (that was made far less strict later on), TP-Link began locking down their firmwares.

The lock is currently reasonably easy to circumvent, however Gargoyle does not implement this (and won't until we upgrade to latest Openwrt/LEDE).

Currently you can use a LEDE image to get around the block, then sysupgrade to Gargoyle.
http://lantisproject.com/downloads/gargoyle_ispyisail.php for the latest releases
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Re: tp-link block 3rd party firmwares

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Looking forward to the 1st Gargoyle openwrt/lede build but don't think it will be anytime soon. Keep up the good work. Gargoyle is one of the best third party firmware out there IMO.

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