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jhmc93
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2022 23:22    Post subject: dd wrt bricked trying to restore factory Reply with quote
is there a guide someone can tell me about because i've bricked my tp link archer a7 while trying to return to stock firmware
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2022 7:39    Post subject: Reply with quote
quick research on tftp on tplink routers...there are youtube videos as well...
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2022 14:29    Post subject: Reply with quote
Alozaros wrote:
quick research on tftp on tplink routers...there are youtube videos as well...

I’ve gotta feeling I’ve completely bricked it as only my power light is showin nothing else
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2022 17:40    Post subject: Reply with quote
Moved this thread to the appropriate forum
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2022 17:40    Post subject: Reply with quote
https://wikidevi.wi-cat.ru/TP-LINK_Archer_A7_v5.x

https://forum.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/TP_Link_Archer_A7v5

https://openwrt.org/toh/tp-link/archer_a7_v5

I guess we could make a webrevert file for people who just can't seem to TFTP this thing.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2022 17:48    Post subject: Reply with quote
kernel-panic69 wrote:
https://wikidevi.wi-cat.ru/TP-LINK_Archer_A7_v5.x

https://forum.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/TP_Link_Archer_A7v5

https://openwrt.org/toh/tp-link/archer_a7_v5

I guess we could make a webrevert file for people who just can't seem to TFTP this thing.


So there no help for this problem. I turn on but only power led shows
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2022 18:14    Post subject: Reply with quote
Attempted TFTP recovery mode yet? YouTube, DD-WRT wiki and OpenWrt wiki all have debricking guides.

Edit: https://pjo2.github.io/tftpd64/ - tftpd64.464.zip - tftpd32.464.zip and old tftpd32.452.zip just in case.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2022 18:16    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'll refrain from further comment.

https://openwrt.org/toh/tp-link/archer_a7_v5#debricking

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2022 18:23    Post subject: Reply with quote
blkt wrote:
Attempted TFTP recovery mode yet? YouTube, DD-WRT wiki and OpenWrt wiki all have debricking guides.

Edit: https://pjo2.github.io/tftpd64/ - tftpd64.464.zip - tftpd32.464.zip and old tftpd32.452.zip just in case.


Tried that, the wps light comes on for 10 seconds then goes off leaving the power light on
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2022 22:22    Post subject: Reply with quote
What are you getting for pings when it is booting? That usually tells a lot.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2022 2:33    Post subject: Switch in between Reply with quote
You may need to put a switch in between your computer and the router you are attempting to debrick.

I find one of the best guides for debricking TP-Link routers is here: https://openwrt.org/toh/tp-link/archer_c7#installation_or_restore_with_tftp

Make sure to use a factory (TP-Link firmware) or factory-to-ddwrt file.

The filename can be determined from TFTP32 / TFTP64 logs.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2022 13:01    Post subject: Re: Switch in between Reply with quote
ian5142 wrote:
You may need to put a switch in between your computer and the router you are attempting to debrick.

I find one of the best guides for debricking TP-Link routers is here: https://openwrt.org/toh/tp-link/archer_c7#installation_or_restore_with_tftp

Make sure to use a factory (TP-Link firmware) or factory-to-ddwrt file.

The filename can be determined from TFTP32 / TFTP64 logs.


Tried that
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2022 16:30    Post subject: Reply with quote
Define entire procedure, config, errors, results, unmanaged switch, not LED status, also colnago is correct.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2022 17:10    Post subject: Reply with quote
Used the guide found here:
https://www.computerbytes.co.nz/blog/unbricking-a-tp-link-router/
Also connected my pc to switch along with router while setting the static up
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2022 17:18    Post subject: Reply with quote
blkt wrote:
Define entire procedure, config, errors, results, unmanaged switch, not LED status, also colnago is correct.

Right I managed to get tftp working it transferred over but all the lights on router blink for a second then go on power light again
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