TP-Link WA5210G

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1st steps for porting the unit:

[edit] Russian translation for installing special fw

1 . we find service center on restoration which will be capable перепаять Flash SPI and to write there an operation dumping via the programmator in case of our wrong actions and in case of device damage.

2. Check that on the net board of the computer there was an address from a subnet (that is any, but not and - the address after reset TL-WA5210G, default address - address of the new NanoStation 2 device by default (in case of address installation on PS it is necessary to check that other devices of a network had no this address)

3. We do reset of parameters of the device by to press the button «reset» and hold 30 seconds, the device shall be switched on. We receive settings and the password on the device by default.

4 . We launch the program, in advance having switched off an antivirus, a firewall and other programs...

5 . Further, we click CheckHost, we see MAC devices and that it is WA5210G, instead of that device which IP address was earlier....

6 . If the device far behind routers, we study its MAC address, and we enter into the program...

7 . We activate the device MAC address in the program on the Internet, we receive the file md5-signature. It is possible to send directly many MAC addresses for activation on an e-mail.

9. Firmware process by key press <Flash It!>

10 . If something went not so within 10 minutes, we send on емайл the address defined in the program, log and the situation description.

Advantages of a firmware of Ubiquiti in comparison with original from TP-Link: - expanded frequency range - channels 5, 10 and 20 MHz wide - more stable operation Advantages of the WA-5210G hardware in comparison with NanoStation 2: - built-in lighting protection - bigger gain of the antenna In addition to Link WA5210G TP in future change and other devices it is possible. The main requirement - RAM of 16 Mb and FLASH of 4 Mb and Atheros of 7240 chips. For devices with FLASH of 2 Mb in the future probably built-in microprogram support without the WEB INTERFACE which control through AirControl from Ubiquiti later, it will be let out. Support of devices with RAM of 8 Mb won't consider in principle. Quite good candidates for change - in access point of external execution of Senao firm, and also WA-5110G as a plate option, etc. As TP WA-5210G not a full clone of Ubiquiti NanoStation of the diagram, built-in microprogram support from UBNT operation not 100% is absolutely correct. Level meters of a signal work in an inverse mode, the switch of the antennas H/V and Ext doesn't work. For correction of the revealed shortcomings and introduction of additional opportunities the decision on firmware creation on the basis of GPL of source codes from Ubiquiti was made. Firmware is collected on the basis of SDK v4.0.2 which is on a site Ubiquiti. This version supports AirMax in a mode of the client, but under an indispensable condition that as AP the series M device appears. The most available basic AirMax M2 devices is the TP-Link TL-WR842ND device, stitched (while it is hardware) in NanoStation M2. Development of a method of changeover of firmware of the device by a program method as it will be developed. The current release - XS2.ar2316.v4.0.2.wa5210g.SDK.121222.2117.bin Fresh firmwares are here - According to the above link full flash for the hardware method of alteration, and a firmware for standard up-dating through WEB lie not. Changes in a firmware, rather official version from SDK: - signal level indication (in TP-Link other GPIO are used) is corrected; - in bysybox applets - awk, by head, tr, wc, wget are added; - in a kernel tun/tap support (for L2/L3 of openvpn and vtun tunnels) is added; - the proc_gpio.o module and simple script of gpioctl is added; - when stopping on SSH the host name, instead of the firmware version is displayed; - hexdump utility for section EEPROM viewing is added; - warning is removed in case of up-dating through WEB, now it is FW from Ubiquiti; - the device logo (kuslik thanks from a forum is replaced; - the monitoring module is built in system (Services tab); Current restrictions: In case of router setup, in the Advanced tab, surely to set antenna Vertical type - if you use built-in and External - if you use external, connected via the SMA connector. At present types of the antennas Horizontal and Auto aren't supported! Use of other types of antennas (which isn't present really in TP-Link) and absence of the external antenna in case of External choice, can entail transmitter failure!

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