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Thursday, 26 July 2012 23:12

Openwrt on TP-Link TL-WR1043ND Router

TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND Wireless Router TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND Wireless Router
OpenWrt is a highly extensible GNU/Linux distribution for embedded devices. After upgrade your router to OpenWRT, your router will become much more powerful (more features) than before.
 

Warning:
Flashing wrong version firmware will brick the router.

Version/Model

Bootloader Date 

OpenWrt Version Supported 

Model Specific Notes

(DE)v1.0

 

Backfire 10.03.1

Similar, German WebUI

v1.1

 

Backfire 10.03.1

Similar to WR941ND.

(DE)v1.1

 

Attitude Adjustment 12.09-beta2

German WebUI, V1.1 in S/N sticker

v1.4

 

Backfire 10.03.1

Same v1 board as v1.1

v1.5

 

Backfire 10.03.1

Same v1 board as v1.1

v1.6

 

Backfire 10.03.1

 

v1.7

 

Backfire 10.03.1

 

v1.8

2010-08-04

Backfire 10.03.1

 

2012-02-02, 2012-03-31 and later

Attitude Adjustment 12.09-rc1

Tested OK with Backfire 10.03.1 but require bootloader downgrade. Suspect of hardware bug that bring down WiFi after a while.

v1.9

2012-03-31

 

Tested OK with Backfire 10.03.1 but require bootloader downgrade.

v1.10

 

Attitude Adjustment 12.09-rc1

Similar v1.1 board. Backfire 10.03.1 = BRICK.

v1.11

 

Attitude Adjustment 12.09

Backfire 10.03.1 = BRICK

(DE)v1.2

 

Attitude Adjustment 12.09-rc1

Backfire 10.03.1 = BRICK

 

TP-Link WR-1043ND hardware info.

CPU: Atheros AR9132@400MHz
RAM: 32MB
Flash: 8MB
Network: 4 x Gigabit
USB: 1x USB 2.0 
 

Uppgrade firmware to Openwrt
  • Open up a browser and navigate to http://192.168.1.1 (this is the default router IP)
  • Enter admin for both username & password
Status screen should appear as shown in figure below
 
 TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND Status ScreenTP-LINK TL-WR1043ND Status Screen
 
 
Select System Tools and Firmware upgrade as shown in figure below
 TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND Upgrade ScreenTP-LINK TL-WR1043ND Upgrade Screen
 
  
  • Click on Browse button and select the Openwrt file that you downloaded
  • Click on upgrade button in order to start upgrade firmware
  • Restart router once the upgrade process finish

 

Configure Openwrt 

TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND Openwrt LoginTP-LINK TL-WR1043ND Openwrt Login

  • Open up the browser and navigate to http://192.168.1.1
  • Click on Login button without password
  • Click on Go to password configuration in order to change the password, SSH will enabled automatically.
  • Your router is ready. You can add and remove packages based on your requirement.
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oursenard
#1 oursenard 2013-02-03 07:22
Bonjours,

Pour revenir en n'arrière avec le firmware officiel c'est compliqué

Merci

Hi,

Not to go back with the official firmware is complicated

thank you
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