TP-Link Archer C9 (EU) V5 DD-WRT Support (NO GO)

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blkt
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:52    Post subject: Reply with quote
No news that I'm aware of. Maybe check out Netgear R7800.
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Andrew LB
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2021 0:25    Post subject: Reply with quote
Almost 9 months later and this 40 year old pimply faced adolescent is respectfully requesting a status report. I think everyone has been more than adequately patient here to not illicit a condescending chastisement not 'being patient'.
kernel-panic69
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2021 0:55    Post subject: Reply with quote
I just emailed BrainSlayer. I will update when I get a response, unless he posts in this thread himself. If you read the previous status I posted, this device isn't going to be easy to port, and with ~7-800 currently supported devices along with all the bug reports and ongoing development, he's been kinda busy.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2021 6:59    Post subject: Reply with quote
Well, unfortunately, porting DD-WRT to this device is likely not going to happen because it looks like there is an impassible roadblock:

BrainSlayer wrote:
force tplink to remove cryptoshit from firmware formats. thats the only blocking point.
kernel-panic69 wrote:
Was this even with the oldest firmware from 2018?

https://www.tp-link.com/us/support/download/archer-c9/v5/#Firmware
BrainSlayer wrote:
since the beginning. the firmware format is different from all others. it contains a signature. and the rest is just a jffs file. within the jffs file there is a ram cfe. the original bootloader loads this bootloader from this

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