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Sunday, 29 July 2012 09:40

TP-Link TL-WR1043ND restore from DD-WRT to Original Firmware

This is a guide on how to restore from DD-WRT to the original stock firmware. The router that I'm using is TP-Link TL-WR1043 Ver 1.8. 
 
Download
 
Software required
  • WinSCP is an open source free SFTP client, SCP client, FTPS client and FTP client for Windows. Its main function is file transfer between a local and a remote computer. I use this sofware to transfer files from my WinXP computer to the router.
  • PuTTY is a free implementation of Telnet and SSH for Windows and Unix platforms. I use this software to SSH to router & perform flashing command. 
 
Enable SSH
  1. Open up a browser and navigate to http://192.168.1.1 (you should use your own IP)
  2. Login in to DD-WRT.
  3. Goto Services tab and enable SSH
  4. Goto Administration/Management and enable SSH

Copy firmware file to Router

  1. Unzip the downloaded firmware file to any folder, now you have wr1043nv1_en_3_13_10_up(120210).bin in your computer
  2. Run WinSCP
  3. Transfer wr1043nv1_en_3_13_10_up(120210).bin to /tmp of router
  4. You may want to rename the firmware filename to shorter one, I renamed it to a.bin

Start Flashing
  • Run PuTTY (SSH to router)
  • Enter command as blow

cd /tmp

mtd -r write a.bin linux

The router will reboot upon flashing successfully

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10 comments

  • Comment Link benj Wednesday, 31 July 2019 04:00 posted by benj

    BRICKED MY ROUTER! thanks for nothing.....

  • Comment Link Ludo Game Monday, 08 July 2019 13:54 posted by Ludo Game

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  • Comment Link Live streaming apps Friday, 07 June 2019 12:54 posted by Live streaming apps

    I have installed this firmware since I thought it'll be faster. However sometimes it's just slower than it was, but in some cases, things are much worse - for example, even Gmail fails to work.

    Is it possible to recover/reinstall the original firmware?

  • Comment Link ludogame Friday, 05 April 2019 15:52 posted by ludogame

    This is a guide on how to restore from DD-WRT to the original stock firmware. The router that I\'m using is TP-Link TL-WR1043 Ver 1.8.
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  • Comment Link Robert Tuesday, 05 February 2019 16:33 posted by Robert

    This bricked my router! All the lights age flashing and there is now access.

    And yes, I used the correct firmware. :(

  • Comment Link Robert Tuesday, 05 February 2019 16:31 posted by Robert

    This bricked my router! All the lights age flashing and there is now access.

    And yes, I used the correct firmware. :(

  • Comment Link Robert Tuesday, 05 February 2019 16:30 posted by Robert

    This bricked my router! All the lights age flashing and there is now access.

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  • Comment Link Matt Thursday, 14 March 2013 12:12 posted by Matt

    Thank you very much for posting this. I was having lock-up issues with my router with DD-WRT and found your instructions. I was able to follow them and successfully revert to stock, then firmware upgraded to the latest stock version. Again, thanks!