TL-WR740Nv6 first DD-WRT insights and DD-WRT binary

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checho
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 15:54    Post subject: TL-WR740Nv6 first DD-WRT insights and DD-WRT binary Reply with quote
It's no news that there is an international V6 of TP-LINK's popular TL-WR740N. Since I have one handy I devoted some time to play with it and now here you are with pictures and information.

At first, this device seems quite similar to TL-WR841Nv10 and TL-WR841Nv11. So it wasn't a surprise I could allow it to boot DD-WRT's 841Nv11 build with updated firmware header.

Pictures of the board are below as attachments. As a reply there I will attach a working build.

Important note for flashing. The web upgrade does not work if you currently run the EU version of firmware:
wr740nv6_eu_3_16_9_up_boot(160325).bin <-- this does NOT work. Trying to load my DD-WRT build from it shows some 18005 error for incorrect version.

If that's the case with you then you have to first downgrade to:
wr740nv6_wr741ndv6_en_3_16_9_up_boot(150616).bin

For downgrade you may need to use wr740nv6_tp_recovery.bin TFTP method because I doubt it is downgradeable from 3.16.9.

After you downgrade to it you can upgrade from web interface to my build and see if it works.
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checho
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 16:03    Post subject: Reply with quote
Let's attach the promised bin files.
These three are TP-LINK's official firmwares and also the one I used to flash to DD-WRT.

After flashing my router was recognized as a TL-WR841NDv11 but worked after that. If you can survive because of this then you may give it a go.

Important note:
Any risk by flashing these firmwares is yours. Although I flashed mine and it worked, I cannot guarantee your hardware is the same, will work, will not explode, will not burn, will not smell bad, will not lose warranty etc.etc. Only flash preliminary betas in case you know what you are doing and in case you know how to restore without damages. So I keep no responsibility whatever happens. Only download my binaries if that's okay for you.
vivekshirodkar
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 8:27    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks checho, your image perfectly worked on TP-Link TL-WR740N V6, bought in India.
aforegon
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 5:28    Post subject: Where can i find the files? Reply with quote
I'm new and have a couple tl-wr740n v6 and would like to flash them.
isey78
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 13:02    Post subject: Reply with quote
Worked for me! Thank you
johanfirdi
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:16    Post subject: Reply with quote
after upgrading using factory-to-ddwrt above made in checho,
it works,but I can't ping WAN interface (no reply/no arp), Unfortunately still have access through LAN interface.
ok, i upgrade again using 841nv11 release 30432 webflashUS.
Now, i can ping WAN interface.
But, I can't enable chillispot. I look at inside , there is no module tun loaded.
bidikov
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 15:56    Post subject: Reply with quote
Can you verify that
factory-to-dd-wrt-tlwr740nv6-29621.bin is the dd-wrt version while the other 2 files are the original tp-link firmware ?
redf1ghter
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 6:34    Post subject: thanks for sharing Reply with quote
i thank you for this information, it worked like a charm

qos was a little confusing, but i managed to get it working on my network

again thank you!!
soportepuq
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 15:27    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks guys work for me (ES) version, Spanish version.
bharath144
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 14:49    Post subject: Links to download the files Reply with quote
Hey guys,

Can you point me to where I can download these files from? I can't find these anywhere in the post.

Cheers!
Bharath
mrjcd
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 15:02    Post subject: Re: Links to download the files Reply with quote
bharath144 wrote:
Hey guys,

Can you point me to where I can download these files from? I can't find these anywhere in the post.

Cheers!
Bharath


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Abrikosik
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 16:41    Post subject: Reply with quote
After changing the firmware to dd-wrt, how to update it? Use the firmware files from the TL-WR841NDv11?
bharath144
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:07    Post subject: Doesn't work as expected Reply with quote
I was able to download files and flash the firmware as explained. My main aim is to use this in Repeater Bridge mode (basically to extend the range of my primary wifi). Unfortunately I don't see the Repeater Bridge option in the drop down list. I only see Client, Client Bridge and a couple of others.

Is the functionality not available? I have on older versions of the hardware of this router, the Repeater Bridge functionality was supported.

Please correct me if I have gotten anything wrong.

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Thanks for all your efforts and help!
danymarc
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 13:34    Post subject: Reply with quote
I never seen Repeater in Atheros that's for Broadcom
Follow this Tuto, browse down to Qualcomm Atheros
http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Repeater_Bridge

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anujgarg2@gmail.com
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 18:35    Post subject: Urgent Need Help Reply with quote
Hello Friends,

I brought tp740N V6 and tryied to follow as per mentioned steps but no luck.

Can somebody please help me.

Existing specification:
Firmware Version:
3.16.9 Build 160325 Rel.61670n
Hardware Version:
WR740N v6 00000000

what I did:
1. tried to update: wr740nv6_wr741ndv6_en_3_16_9_up_boot(150616).bin
Got ErrorCode 18005
2. tried to update: Done 100%
3. "For downgrade you may need to use wr740nv6_tp_recovery.bin" dont have wr740nv6_tp_recovery.bin file so can't do it
4. Also tried to factory-to-dd-wrt-tlwr740nv6-29621 got error.

So stuck here.

Please help me to resolve this urgently.

Thanks in advance!
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