5. First, useing the renamed LEDE firmware (openwrt-ar71xx-generic-archer-c7-v4-squashfs-factory), run TFPD32, select the folder destination for the LEDE firmware renamed by clicking 'Show Dir',
6. Select the server interface from the list to be: 192.168.0.66
7. Turn off the router,
8. Press the reset button and keep it pressed, power up Router, keep holding the reset button until the WPS LED lights, then release,
TFTP will transfer the LEDE firmware to the router. After that will install the LEDE firmware but without web interface,
9. Wait until the router updates the firmware.
10. Repeat that process with the TP link original firmware (renamed) using the same steps from 5 to 9.
The above was revised with additional links and instructions.
But I've had no luck, the router never connects to my tftp server, I do everything step by step but the router fails to do anything and just boots successfuly into dd-wrt with all settings reset.
I'm trying to restore back to stock to check if dd-wrt is the culprit of the router creating a huge bottleneck in internet speeds (my 100mbit connection tops on about 40mbps when connected to the archer c7, but when plugged directly into my main router my pc gets full speed). If anyone could help me fix either of the 2 problems (internet bottleneck / restoring back to stock) I would greatly appreciate it, my router is not bricked, I have not tried flashing the stock firmware straight into the webgui because according to what I have read it would brick my device.
This is my first post, since I am basically a lurker that has searched all over for a way to fix this issue without posting but I see no other choice, so bear with me If I missed something obvious. Thanks in advance!
When I turn on the router while pressing the recessed restart button the first thing that happens is all LEDs flash once, then they all turn off for a second or two and then only the WPS LED turns on; after approximately 30 seconds of just the WPS LED being on, the power LED turns on followed by whatever Ethernet ports are connected, I assume at this point the router is fully booted up.
I have tried everything you suggested, disabled both my firewall and shut down malwarebytes, double checked my ip settings (tried both 192.168.0.66 and 192.168.1.66, same thing for both, and the router just won't communicate with my tftp server.
Is there anything I should configure on the tftp server first? I followed the instructions on this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdVEonLMWYs
Work for me with this method. Have to install tftp server.when you have to power on the router the same time with keep pushing the reset here you have to press WPS also then you will see at the window of your tftp will open a small window to show you the file being transfer.just releash all the pushing off and wait and redo again with the recovery stock fw.use the old version it works.your router will came up with as new and it will asking you to creat new password.that's all
Hey guys.. can't flash to stock yet.. I follow all the procedure..
verify everything but nothing.. I can flash this one, but when i'm trying to flash the stock firmware, it's not working. I can see the router request in log, get the firmware with the name as it should be. But it's not working. I can ping the router, and it's give me a IP throught dhcpd server. But it's still running this lede proj. Than I try to put again 192.168.0.66 and another try to flash.. see the router get bin, but, nothing.
its worked fine here
but i dont use last stock firmware version , i used first in this case Archer C7(US)_V4_171101 since everytime time i tried reflash direct to Archer C7(US)_V4_180425 get failed
after this just upgrade to last one as usual
Here, it's not working even with this file..
As i said, i can see the router gets file throught tftp.
I'm using Ubuntu and tftpd-hpa.
It's working cuz I was using dd-wrt and now it's boot in LEDE Proj firmware. (without webui).