TP-Link TL-WR1043ND Bricked ,Can not write flash memory.

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roots4x
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 22:55    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks eml! Used a USB-Serial TTL adapter and it worked perfectly. An easier place to put a ground would be the TP-GND point to the right of the serial pins on the main board. Everything worked perfectly now, though, and I'm back up running!

An important thing to note is that you will need to use 115200 as the baud rate. That took me a few minutes of hair-pulling to realize.

hvandrie wrote:
Hi chenshaoju,

I bricked my TL-WR1043ND too a few times and recovered it successfully every time.
You can find the way to recover your unit on the OpenWRT site.

Here are the steps:

1. Download modified original firmware that has first 0x20200 cut off, or use firmware attached below.
2. Gain access to the serial port and hook it up to your computer using RS-232 / USB --> TTL adapter.
3. Install Putty, setup Serial connection, set COM port appropiately to your adapter in step 2 and do not click Open yet
4. set networkcard of computer to ip address: 192.168.0.5 , subnetmask 255.255.255.0 and no gateway
5. Install TFTP32 server (google it) on your computer, connect computer with ethernet cable to LAN switch port on router.
6. Make sure the "Current Directory" in TFTP32 is set to folder with modified original firmware renamed to "code.bin"
7. In Putty, click open and plug in Power cord to router... you should see bootloader coming up now...
8. You will see something like this:

No valid address in Flash. Using fixed address
: cfg1 0xf cfg2 0x7114
eth0 up
eth0
Autobooting in 1 seconds## Booting image bf0200000...

Then type following fast: tpl

Now you will get into the command prompt and you're able to execute commands.

9. Erase the firmware before writing it again using following command: erase 0xbf020000 +7c0000
10. Download new modified original firmware from computer to the router: tftpboot 0x81000000 code.bin
11. Write the downloaded firmware to flash using: cp.b 0x81000000 0xbf020000 0x7c0000
12. Boot the original firmware again: bootm 0xbf020000

Your router should be unbricked again!
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ScApi
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Joined: 03 Dec 2009
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 22:11    Post subject: Reply with quote
Can someone upload somewhere a tjtag backup of 1043nd with swapped endian, images posted in openwrt wiki dosen't work for me, but when I compared them with my original readings the bits are swapped
madaley
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Joined: 30 May 2010
Posts: 10

PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:46    Post subject: Re: help-me Reply with quote
Hi strange Layout for connecting you Serial TTL !?

I'm using this connector with PL-2303HX-Chip setting.
Manual and Layout here
Connector 2 is TX -> yellow wire on my case
Connector 3 is RX -> red wire on my case
Connector 7 is GND 3,3 -> white wire on my case


Can someone tell me how to connect this setup to my TP WR1043ND ?
From left to right up front of the router.
TP_Pin1 -> none applicable VCC 3,3 Volt
TP_Pin2 -> white cable for GND
TP_Pin3 -> yellow cable for TX
TP_Pin4 -> red cable for RX

When I power up my router my console shows no activity. Pin4 is connected to C432 and Pin 3 to C431 correct ? Even when switching TP_Pin3 and TP_Pin4 no result on console during poweron of Router.

My Router is Rev 1.1 Built 1.5 and does not boot after unsuccessfuly firmwareupdate. All light come up for one second and the are off. The the device restarts and flashes all lights again. No console at al... no activation of lan ports to recover. My RS232 USB adapter worked on other devices as Arcor Model 200 to Zyxel flash, but not on my TP-WR1042ND.

Your help is very apreciated.


[quote="By_Zaca"]Hello friends!

I was putting the original firmware and follow step 6 from the following link:
http://samiux.blogspot.com/2010/03/howto-dd-wrt-on-tp-link-tl-wr1043nd.html

Just giving ERROR, then reboot the router, and now all the LEDs are flashing, how can it arum? only with the JPAG? (I have one that was used in the cable modem MOTOROLA!

EDIT: Hello, I've been researching and I have to use the USB cable TTL, I'll build it!
What would be the order that I use the 4 pin?

. . . .
Rx, Tx, GND, VCC (3.3V)?
I place the order equal to the image?


Only the TTL and cable need to recover the router?

EDIT2: I've been seeing the first official post that router, and found this picture:


Then I can make this cable:
http://www.sbhacker.net/forum/index.php/topic/19785-tutorial-como-construir-um-cabo-serial-rs232-e-flashear-seu-modem/

connect the PC and use that soft?


Thanks Again[/img][/quote
fyi2000
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Joined: 04 Apr 2010
Posts: 642

PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 18:45    Post subject: Re: help-me Reply with quote
madaley wrote:
I'm using this connector with PL-2303HX-Chip setting.
Manual and Layout here
Connector 2 is TX -> yellow wire on my case
Connector 3 is RX -> red wire on my case
Connector 7 is GND 3,3 -> white wire on my case


Can someone tell me how to connect this setup to my TP WR1043ND ?
From left to right up front of the router.
TP_Pin1 -> none applicable VCC 3,3 Volt
TP_Pin2 -> white cable for GND
TP_Pin3 -> yellow cable for TX
TP_Pin4 -> red cable for RX

    TP_Pin1 -> TX (Right) to Connector 3 (RX)
    TP_Pin2 -> RX to Connector 2 (TX)
    TP_Pin3 -> GND to Connector 7 (GND)
    TP_Pin4 -> VCC (Left, marked P1)
nitroX
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 14:08    Post subject: Reply with quote
hi can i use cable :

HP MT608-2 Usb Converter
http://www.notebooks-reparieren.de/orig-HP-USB-auf-Seriell-Converter-MT608-2

to unbrik my tl-wr1043nd.
thanks.

inside one chip is : ft232am
other is : sp3243eca
at the end is male DB-9 connector.
fyi2000
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Posts: 642

PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 7:39    Post subject: Reply with quote
nitroX wrote:
hi can i use cable :

HP MT608-2 Usb Converter
http://www.notebooks-reparieren.de/orig-HP-USB-auf-Seriell-Converter-MT608-2

to unbrik my tl-wr1043nd.

No.

HELP!!!! SEMI BRICKED ROUTER
nitroX
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2010 8:55    Post subject: Reply with quote
thanks fyi2000.
you just save my brick tp-link from possibly burning Smile
chigo58
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Joined: 12 Nov 2008
Posts: 56
Location: Malta

PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 20:13    Post subject: Reply with quote
Kudos to you sir.. this worked perfectly to recover my 1043. I propose this becomes a Sticky..!

hvandrie wrote:
Hi chenshaoju,

I bricked my TL-WR1043ND too a few times and recovered it successfully every time.
You can find the way to recover your unit on the OpenWRT site.

Here are the steps:

1. Download modified original firmware that has first 0x20200 cut off, or use firmware attached below.
2. Gain access to the serial port and hook it up to your computer using RS-232 / USB --> TTL adapter.
3. Install Putty, setup Serial connection, set COM port appropiately to your adapter in step 2 and do not click Open yet
4. set networkcard of computer to ip address: 192.168.0.5 , subnetmask 255.255.255.0 and no gateway
5. Install TFTP32 server (google it) on your computer, connect computer with ethernet cable to LAN switch port on router.
6. Make sure the "Current Directory" in TFTP32 is set to folder with modified original firmware renamed to "code.bin"
7. In Putty, click open and plug in Power cord to router... you should see bootloader coming up now...
8. You will see something like this:

No valid address in Flash. Using fixed address
: cfg1 0xf cfg2 0x7114
eth0 up
eth0
Autobooting in 1 seconds## Booting image bf0200000...

Then type following fast: tpl

Now you will get into the command prompt and you're able to execute commands.

9. Erase the firmware before writing it again using following command: erase 0xbf020000 +7c0000
10. Download new modified original firmware from computer to the router: tftpboot 0x81000000 code.bin
11. Write the downloaded firmware to flash using: cp.b 0x81000000 0xbf020000 0x7c0000
12. Boot the original firmware again: bootm 0xbf020000

Your router should be unbricked again!

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x1 Archer C5->C7, C7 v2 DDWRT_r31899
x1 TL-WA730RE v1 Stock
x2 TL-WR1043ND v1.7 Gargoyle v1.6.X
x1 TL-WR1043ND v1.10 DDWRT_r29721
x1 WRT54GL v1.1 DDWRT r14929
x1 WHR-HP-G54 Tomato 1.28
WesleyNL
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 17:20    Post subject: Reply with quote
hello i have an question how can i flash my router back to original firmware ? i got an TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND but i dont like the ddwrt
LOM
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 17:23    Post subject: Reply with quote
WesleyNL wrote:
hello i have an question how can i flash my router back to original firmware ? i got an TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND but i dont like the ddwrt


http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=85237

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testt
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:12    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hello can I use this http://www.produktinfo.conrad.com/datenblaetter/175000-199999/197326-an-01-de-MINI_USB_TO_UART_CONVERTER_de_en_fr_nl.pdf to recover my TL-WR1043ND?
thanks.
fyi2000
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Joined: 04 Apr 2010
Posts: 642

PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:29    Post subject: Reply with quote
testt wrote:
Hello can I use this http://www.produktinfo.conrad.com/datenblaetter/175000-199999/197326-an-01-de-MINI_USB_TO_UART_CONVERTER_de_en_fr_nl.pdf to recover my TL-WR1043ND?
thanks.

Yes
hvandrie
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:04    Post subject: Reply with quote
fyi2000 wrote:
testt wrote:
Hello can I use this http://www.produktinfo.conrad.com/datenblaetter/175000-199999/197326-an-01-de-MINI_USB_TO_UART_CONVERTER_de_en_fr_nl.pdf to recover my TL-WR1043ND?
thanks.

Yes


Yes, indeed.
Just use only the TxD (pin X2), RxD (pin X3) and GND (pin X5).
You don't need the 3,3/5V Vcc.

I also sell USB-->TTL adapters for this purpose.
Contact me for prizing and shipment cost.

*** EDITED Comment: Thanks to nitroxt for noticing a mistake in the pins to use on the usb-ttl adapter. GND pin was wrong, should be X5)

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josephchau
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:18    Post subject: Reply with quote
eml wrote:
Thank you for the offer.

First I would like to try it with putty and do some other tests. If this doesn't work I come back to your offer Smile.

Maybe you know where I can download the driver(windows) for the TTL-Adapter?


what's the answer to this question? i'm interested to know.
durib
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Joined: 07 Oct 2010
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 8:12    Post subject: Reply with quote
josephchau wrote:
eml wrote:
Thank you for the offer.
First I would like to try it with putty and do some other tests. If this doesn't work I come back to your offer Smile.
Maybe you know where I can download the driver(windows) for the TTL-Adapter?

what's the answer to this question? i'm interested to know.

Just look harder.
hvandrie wrote:
For my USB TTL adapter, I use these.

But I have another question- is this working on Windows 7?
I bought the adapter from eBay, put it into USB and Windows downloaded and installed the driver on its own. But I have read some kind of problems with W7 an TFTP.

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