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ihopethiswillfi
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 18:05    Post subject: Reply with quote
I think I used the one that is in the beta folder (2017-10-25 or so). Try that one. I think it was different from the one on the ddwrt page for the router.
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tjandow
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 16:45    Post subject: Reply with quote
Bricked a v1.8 by updating from a 2014 DD-WRT version to a beta one:

2017/11-16-2017-r33772/tplink_tl-wr1043nd/

Gave it to a friend who'll revive it through serial.
Bought myself another one, a v1.11 this time.

What's the latest version you've been able to run in a satisfactory fashion? I understand to flash the ones on the router page on ddwrt website is not recommended since outdated.

Edit: just got news that a too low voltage 9V adapter came with the 1.8. The 2014 firmware version was fully able to work on that, the 2017 asked for more juice it seemed. I guess it wasn't blamed on the beta flash. Easy fix.
brower
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 14:05    Post subject: Reply with quote
tou.manokat@gmail.com wrote:
Yes, r29721 is the one installed on all my Atheros based routers. There have been many fixes done since r22118. Yes, you can safely upgrade from r22118 to r29721 without a reset on 1043ND.


Do you still have your 1043ND V1 (V1.Cool??
I'm using the build 21061 from the main page, but willing to try the 29721.

Have you tried some newer? I use the router with stock configs (only for online gaming and parents use), but the 21061 is having some wifi stability issues....

You still recommend 29721 or some newer version for this 1.8 router? Can i install from the 21061? Need some hard reset first?

Thanks alot!
brower
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 14:13    Post subject: Reply with quote
tjandow wrote:
Bricked a v1.8 by updating from a 2014 DD-WRT version to a beta one:

2017/11-16-2017-r33772/tplink_tl-wr1043nd/

Gave it to a friend who'll revive it through serial.
Bought myself another one, a v1.11 this time.

What's the latest version you've been able to run in a satisfactory fashion? I understand to flash the ones on the router page on ddwrt website is not recommended since outdated.

Edit: just got news that a too low voltage 9V adapter came with the 1.8. The 2014 firmware version was fully able to work on that, the 2017 asked for more juice it seemed. I guess it wasn't blamed on the beta flash. Easy fix.

How is the 33772 working on the v1 1.8 router?? Stable?
Trashman
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 16:34    Post subject: Reply with quote
brower wrote:
tjandow wrote:
Bricked a v1.8 by updating from a 2014 DD-WRT version to a beta one:

2017/11-16-2017-r33772/tplink_tl-wr1043nd/

Gave it to a friend who'll revive it through serial.
Bought myself another one, a v1.11 this time.

What's the latest version you've been able to run in a satisfactory fashion? I understand to flash the ones on the router page on ddwrt website is not recommended since outdated.

Edit: just got news that a too low voltage 9V adapter came with the 1.8. The 2014 firmware version was fully able to work on that, the 2017 asked for more juice it seemed. I guess it wasn't blamed on the beta flash. Easy fix.

How is the 33772 working on the v1 1.8 router?? Stable?


I have a 1.8 with 34080 currently and feels totally stable and fast...not a super heavy use but 4 pc and 3 cellphones during the day concurrently and no problems...(only one pc cabled, the rest is all wifi)
RBX
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 16:18    Post subject: Reply with quote
Trashman wrote:
brower wrote:

How is the 33772 working on the v1 1.8 router?? Stable?


I have a 1.8 with 34080 currently and feels totally stable and fast...not a super heavy use but 4 pc and 3 cellphones during the day concurrently and no problems...(only one pc cabled, the rest is all wifi)

Is upgrade via GUI possible now?
Trashman
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 16:27    Post subject: Reply with quote
RBX wrote:
Trashman wrote:
brower wrote:

How is the 33772 working on the v1 1.8 router?? Stable?


I have a 1.8 with 34080 currently and feels totally stable and fast...not a super heavy use but 4 pc and 3 cellphones during the day concurrently and no problems...(only one pc cabled, the rest is all wifi)

Is upgrade via GUI possible now?


Im not sure for this last version because i wanted to try how advanced/good was lede and openwrt and i got dissapointed once again...
AAAAnyway...in previous versions i simply jumped from version to version simply using the apropiate upgrade file...i assume the proccess is the same...i dont upgrade super often but kinda every 6 months and only after a few days of others testing it...

EDIT: i was thinking, in the past i had problems to upgrade even if ddwrt to ddwrt specially if the people here issued to many versions between upgrades, if you have any problem upgrading you just need to go to factory then to the latest version, the factory revert file is also here in the forum somewhere, IF you have problems and IF you cant find the revert file ill help you but first use your googlefu powers IF you need it at all...(so many IFs lol)
RBX
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 17:08    Post subject: Reply with quote
Trashman wrote:


Im not sure for this last version because i wanted to try how advanced/good was lede and openwrt and i got dissapointed once again...
AAAAnyway...in previous versions i simply jumped from version to version simply using the apropiate upgrade file...i assume the proccess is the same...i dont upgrade super often but kinda every 6 months and only after a few days of others testing it...

EDIT: i was thinking, in the past i had problems to upgrade even if ddwrt to ddwrt specially if the people here issued to many versions between upgrades, if you have any problem upgrading you just need to go to factory then to the latest version, the factory revert file is also here in the forum somewhere, IF you have problems and IF you cant find the revert file ill help you but first use your googlefu powers IF you need it at all...(so many IFs lol)


There was a problem which prevented upgrade on this, and few other devices. You can check if 34080 was fixed, by trying to upgrade to latest build (34311 atm). I am stuck on 33555, and will upgrade (https://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=311642) only if this is fixed.
Trashman
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 17:31    Post subject: Reply with quote
RBX wrote:
Trashman wrote:


Im not sure for this last version because i wanted to try how advanced/good was lede and openwrt and i got dissapointed once again...
AAAAnyway...in previous versions i simply jumped from version to version simply using the apropiate upgrade file...i assume the proccess is the same...i dont upgrade super often but kinda every 6 months and only after a few days of others testing it...

EDIT: i was thinking, in the past i had problems to upgrade even if ddwrt to ddwrt specially if the people here issued to many versions between upgrades, if you have any problem upgrading you just need to go to factory then to the latest version, the factory revert file is also here in the forum somewhere, IF you have problems and IF you cant find the revert file ill help you but first use your googlefu powers IF you need it at all...(so many IFs lol)


There was a problem which prevented upgrade on this, and few other devices. You can check if 34080 was fixed, by trying to upgrade to latest build (34311 atm). I am stuck on 33555, and will upgrade (https://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=311642) only if this is fixed.


Read carefully my edit, maybe it works for your problem, basically go to FACTORY then again to latest firmware...anyway 34080 is about a month old iirc so im not going to even try an upgrade for a few months, keep in mind that with EVERY firmware write there is a tiny chance of bricking, if you write to often the chances pile up...no one is exempt, im just lowering the risk...
antony23
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 13:47    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi guys,
i would switch from openwrt to ddwrt, so i thinked to first back to stock fw.
Now i can flash factory-to-ddwrt.bin using web interface or what else?
I would not brick my router making things wrong.

Thanks.
hokuto
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Joined: 05 Apr 2016
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 16:36    Post subject: Reply with quote
I had a 1043ND v1.4 and after upgrading to 33413 I failed to upgrade any further. It will just say upgrade success and reboot to the same firmware.

I was wondering if it is due to some stupid configuration mistakes that I had?
hokuto
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 16:02    Post subject: Reply with quote
I just figured out I might have hit this issue and the fix seemed to work.
johnpfoley
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 18:43    Post subject: can't get past 343111 build on tp-wr1042nd-v1 (1.8 hardware) Reply with quote
So I got a couple of tplink tl-wr1043ndv1 routers and using the UI bricked both of them with the latest (august 2018) firmware using the tplink UI.

Got myself a ttl serial dongle, soldered some pins on the boards and got the consoles hooked up. Using the proceedure

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHNrnLnLakE

I could get it to boot with the stock firmware, but not load the latest dd-wrt build, at boot it would fail to mount the root filesystem. From the tplink firmware ui it would not load the current builds.

went back to the serial console and loaded first a 2015 july build, then the last decembrer 2017 build, both successfully via tftp.

Now I cannot upgrade beyond the 343111 december 2019 build from the UI, no error from the dd-wrt ui ( web upgrade just reboots with the same version) however when I hook the console back up I get the following messages on the serial console when I try to load july or august 2018 webflash versions from the dd-wrt ui on version 343111:

login[1298]: root login on 'console'


BusyBox v1.27.2 (2017-12-29 02:55:44 CET) built-in shell (ash)

root@DD-WRT:~# no valid redboot partition found
use buffer size 65536
Upgrading from web (http) now ...
upgrade_ver[v-30.1.0] upgrade_ver[-300100] intel_ver[14108] 4712_ver[15000]
function stop_pppoeserver not found
function stop_freeradius not found
Image too big for partition: linux
linux: Invalid argument
uploading [8061002]
[UPGRADE] ret: 0

send dhcp lease release signal
Sending SIGTERM [ 915.470000] ar71xx-wdt: device closed unexpectedly, watchdog timer will not stop!
to all processes
[ 915.490000] br0: port 2(ath0) entered disabled state
[ 915.520000] br0: port 2(ath0) entered disabled state
unmounting /
unmounting /
Sending SIGKILL unmounting /
unmounting /
[ 923.550000] Restarting system.



Does this mean the current builds are too big for the 8mb of memory in the router? Any idea which is the last release that fit in 8mb?

any assistance is appreciated.
tzok
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Joined: 10 Aug 2011
Posts: 67

PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 22:31    Post subject: Reply with quote
DD-WRT v3.0-r35681 is the last that works for me but can be flashed either from older DD-WRT only via Telnet or Serial Console, or from stock firmware via the web-update.
assyriska_ff
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:47    Post subject: Reply with quote
Like in another thread mentioned I was only able to flash the r36079 ddwrt firmware. Everything above will result in bootloops.


Any new news how to flash to a newer version of ddwrt?
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