Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:52 Post subject: Same here
I also bought a TL-WR841N v9.0 and want to flash dd-wrt on it.
I also read that this device version should be a china version with just 2MB Flash. But I don't believe this information too, as TP-Link is offering a 3.9MB firmware for this device on it's website. I tried to flash this firmware and it worked.
I tried to flash the dd-wrt firmware for v8.x (factory-to-ddwrt.bin r23720), but it didn't work.
Error code: 18005
Upgrade unsuccessfully because the version of the upgraded file was incorrect. Please check the file name.
Renaming the file to the name of the original TP-Link Firmware didn't solve the problem.
I didn't try the file tl-wr841nd-webflash.bin, but as far as I understand it, this file is not suitable for the first installation of dd-wrt.
Has anybody an idea on how to solve this problem or is there any work on supporting this device?
Good news is that it is not a Chinese version (there is one, but TP-Link recently released v9 in the states).
I submitted a ticket to get support added, but it will probably take a while for the DD-WRT team to get to it. We can hope that they get a hardware donation soon, since it's so inexpensive, and hop on it relatively soon.
Just got an WR841N, didn't think I would get a V9 and be unable to install DD-WRT :/
Tried OpenWRT, here are the major issues I've faced so far :
- I can't disable VLANs on switch ports, as a consequence I can't make it run as a simple L2 switch. Tried to disable VLANs through Web Interface, through /etc/config/network, without luck.
- I'm unable to setup Wireless Client Bridge mode, I can connect as a client to the primary SSID but as soon as I set my second SSID I lose all connections. If I disable the Client Connection, I then get my Master SSID running, but obviously no connection with my primary AP :-/
Hopefully a DD-WRT build will be released soon ?