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Offline tumbacreek

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TL WR841N(US) Ver:13.1
« on: December 03, 2018, 01:17:56 pm »
Hello,
Can I flash the worldspot firmware to this router TL WR841N(US) Ver:13.1?

I ordered it thinking it was a TL841ND which your page says is recommended, but it turned up as only an "N"

I have tried downloading a few different bin files including: openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wr841n-v9-squashfs-factory.bin and
openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wr841n-v1.5-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin.

But I just get the tplink error code: 4503 "The upload file was not accepted by the device".

As you may tell, I'm not very knowledgable about this matter.
I inherited an old router that was running a worldspot hotspot successfully, but was hoping to create a second one.

Thanks in advnace

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Re: TL WR841N(US) Ver:13.1
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2018, 01:47:16 pm »
Hello

Each major hardware version is incompatible. You have to download a wr841 v13 firmware.

https://openwrt.org/toh/hwdata/tp-link/tp-link_tl-wr841n_v13

For this reference, it seems it is supported by openwrt. However, it uses a specific hardware platform that WS firmware is not yet compiled for. I will compile it and upload it to the firmware download section in the next days:

http://dl.worldspot.net/wsbeta/18.06-1/ramips-full/targets/ramips/

if you need to get a list of supported hardware, you could browse http://dl.worldspot.net/wsbeta/18.06-1

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Re: TL WR841N(US) Ver:13.1
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2018, 05:50:46 am »
Thank you very much for your help.

I will keep checking back to see when the firmware can be downloaded.

My understanding is that I don't need to download anything else before I try and update the router's firmware with the WS firmware?

I'm sorry I'm no help on the subject.

And yes, I didn't realise that WR841N V9.x  and WR841N V13.x would be substantially different.

Thankyou again


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Re: TL WR841N(US) Ver:13.1
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2018, 10:08:28 pm »
Please try with this firmware and report if it works:
http://dl.worldspot.net/wsbeta/18.06-1/ramips-full/targets/ramips/mt76x8/

Please note that you may need to flash with the tp-link tftp server method

Thanks
« Last Edit: December 04, 2018, 10:13:57 pm by WorldSpot »

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Re: TL WR841N(US) Ver:13.1
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2018, 02:04:35 pm »
Hello,

Many thanks.
I'm not sure what I've doing wrong.
I've tried two TFTP server programs (Winagents and TFTPd64) and in both of them I get the error
"requested file not found" Winagents; and
"error 2 in system call CreateFile The system cannot find the file specified"

I don't understand why the file is not found.
I have checked the diretory path.
Made sure it exists in the relevant directory. It shows up.

I've tried using the openwrt file instead and the same things happens

I'm searching other forums, but if you're able to suggest what I'm doing wrong it would be very much appreciated.

Thanks

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Re: TL WR841N(US) Ver:13.1
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2018, 04:11:57 pm »
Hello

(In case it helps anyone else, it took me a while to work out that I had to rename the bin file, and then what to rename it to.
This video helped: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plaxiiSKlJI.)


So I tried flashing with this file: openwrt-ramips-mt76x8-tl-wr841n-v13-squashfs-tftp-recovery.bin
The router appears to be working, however I'm not sure what IP address I use to connect to it?
It used to be 192.168.0.1 but there was no response.

So I tried flashing with this file: openwrt-ramips-mt76x8-tl-wr841n-v13-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin
But the Router didn't work at all then, with all 8 lights flashing.

So I re-flashed the first file. The router appears to be working normally (judging by the lights), however I'm not sure how to connect to it.

Would the IP address be different?

Appreciate you help.
 

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Re: TL WR841N(US) Ver:13.1
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2018, 04:16:25 pm »
Once again in case it helps others.
I restarted my computer and it just worked this time.

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Re: TL WR841N(US) Ver:13.1
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2018, 11:57:57 am »
Hi

WS firmware don't have fixed ip address. It is using dhcp to get an ip.
It tries to reach worldspot servers. It is on worldspot server that you know if it is working.

Please read the WS firmware documentation about this.

 

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