Fast FWR171-3G v1.3 - rebranded TP-LINK TL-WR703

Post new topic   Reply to topic    DD-WRT Forum Forum Index -> Atheros WiSOC based Hardware
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
ebosman
DD-WRT Novice


Joined: 23 Dec 2012
Posts: 16

PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:07    Post subject: Fast FWR171-3G v1.3 - rebranded TP-LINK TL-WR703 Reply with quote
The FAST FWR171-3G is a rebranded TP-LINK TL-WR703 portable 3G wireless-N router in a trimmed-down case.
Sold on eBay for a few dollars.

The problem however is that it ships with Chinese software and that I'm unable to flash any other firmware via the web GUI.

I have read many posts about the TL-MR3020 but I think this is a new issue.

Error code: 18005 Upgrade unsuccessfully because the version of the upgraded file was incorrect. Please check the file name.

Current Chinese software
Software: 3.12.11 Build 111008 Rel.51618n
Hardware: FWR171-3G v1 00000000
Hardware version on the device: 1.3

I tried flashing all firmware files out there, and also the 1043nd Brainslayer 2012 pre-release files.

I always get the 18005 error from the GUI.

Because there are people that have sucessfully flashed the device it seems related to a newer version of the pre-installed Chinese firmware.


My question:
Anyone recently success with this hardware and dd-wrt? Any suggestions?


Last edited by ebosman on Thu Jan 17, 2013 21:00; edited 4 times in total
Sponsor
nebbia88
DD-WRT User


Joined: 08 Mar 2010
Posts: 173

PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:07    Post subject: Reply with quote
already followed this?

also, do you have a link of a original firmware from fastcom.com.cn that works on your model?

http://www.wirelesser.net/index.php/2012/05/tp-link703n-fast-fwr171/
ebosman
DD-WRT Novice


Joined: 23 Dec 2012
Posts: 16

PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:33    Post subject: thanks Reply with quote
thanks for the quick response.

It seems related to a new bootloader on the newer devices. I'll work with the Chinese interface for now Crying or Very sad
LOM
DD-WRT Guru


Joined: 28 Dec 2008
Posts: 7096

PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:00    Post subject: Reply with quote
Are you sure it is a rebranded MR3020 and not a rebranded WR703 ?

MR3020 has a 3-way mode switch, WR703 does not.
They are except for the switch identical.

_________________
I'm on a whiskey diet, lost 3 days already
ebosman
DD-WRT Novice


Joined: 23 Dec 2012
Posts: 16

PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:15    Post subject: Reply with quote
So, it must be the WR703. There is no hardware switch on the device itself. (it is a combined 3g, wifi router)
http://fastcom.com.cn/Product/detail?pd=82

The original firmware in not available on their site for this device:
http://fastcom.com.cn/Download/detail?pd=82

thanks for your support so far


Last edited by ebosman on Thu Jan 17, 2013 20:55; edited 1 time in total
LOM
DD-WRT Guru


Joined: 28 Dec 2008
Posts: 7096

PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 15:08    Post subject: Reply with quote
Error 18005 is not a bootloader error, it is an incompatible firmware error as the error message clearly tells.

You can try flashing this file via the update page in the gui, the file will either work or be rejected with the same error message that you got for the other files you tried.

_________________
I'm on a whiskey diet, lost 3 days already
motojapi
DD-WRT Novice


Joined: 14 Oct 2012
Posts: 29

PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 16:22    Post subject: Reply with quote
Have you tried contacting Fast? I did it in the past via e-mail contact from their website and got helpful reply surprisingly quickly.
_________________
D-Link DIR-825 B1 - DD-WRT v24-sp2 (05/27/13) std - build 21676 modded with 2 USB ports
Fast FW150R flashed into TP-Link TL-WR741ND-V1 - DD-WRT v24-sp2 (01/24/13) std - build 20548
Linksys WRT54G v4 - DD-WRT dd-wrt.v24-18946_NEWD_mini.bin
ebosman
DD-WRT Novice


Joined: 23 Dec 2012
Posts: 16

PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 17:45    Post subject: Reply with quote
thanks - that firmware file worked for me.

A bit disappointed ....
I understand that this can not be configured as a access point because both the WAN port and the Wireless are seen as the same network.

Can you confirm this?


Last edited by ebosman on Sun Dec 23, 2012 21:23; edited 1 time in total
LOM
DD-WRT Guru


Joined: 28 Dec 2008
Posts: 7096

PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 18:17    Post subject: Reply with quote
ebosman wrote:
thanks - that firmware file worked for me.

A bit disappointed do....
I understand that this can not be configured as a access point because both the WAN port and the Wireless are seen as the same network.

Can you confirm this?


I'll pass on that question waiting for another user and WR703N owner to answer, I don't have the router.
The most common config of an AP though is the ethernet port as a LAN port.

You can if you want revert it to a worldwide version WR703N by using the revert file that you can find somewhere in the sticky revert file thread in top of this forum section.

_________________
I'm on a whiskey diet, lost 3 days already
nebbia88
DD-WRT User


Joined: 08 Mar 2010
Posts: 173

PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 19:51    Post subject: Re: thanks Reply with quote
ebosman wrote:
thanks for the quick response.

It seems related to a new bootloader on the newer devices. I'll work with the Chinese interface for now Crying or Very sad


Have you tried to follow the link i gave? you should got the firmware posted by lom, am I wrong?
Sash
DD-WRT Guru


Joined: 20 Sep 2006
Posts: 17473
Location: Hesse/Germany

PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2012 13:11    Post subject: Reply with quote
serial log or
Code:
dmesg

_________________
Forum Guidelines...How to get help
&
Forum Rules
&
RTFM/STFW
&
Throw some buzzwords into the WIKI search Exclamation
_________________
I'm NOT rude, just offer pure facts!
_________________
Atheros (TP-Link & Clones, etc ) debrick service in EU
_________________
Guide on HowTo be Safe, Secure and Protect Your Online Anonymity!
ebosman
DD-WRT Novice


Joined: 23 Dec 2012
Posts: 16

PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 21:05    Post subject: Reply with quote
Please see attached screenshot and dmesg, ifconfig output. (login required)
ebosman
DD-WRT Novice


Joined: 23 Dec 2012
Posts: 16

PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 17:58    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'm still struggling with the LAN/WAN port assignment.Due to the 703n having a single ethernet port for use as LAN / WAN. The WAN port is by default disabled and acts as a LAN port. AP (router) with masquerade/NAT is not working for me.

Tried this as startup script.

nvram set wan_ifname=eth0
brctl delif br0 eth0
startservice wan

any suggestions are welcome.

Then I found that on eBay they are selling TL-WR703N with pre-installed dd-wrt. According to their specs AP/router mode is working. Wondering what version of dd-wrt these boxes are running. http://tinyurl.com/bxwrll3

thanks,
eelco
lekkerschaap
DD-WRT Novice


Joined: 19 Apr 2009
Posts: 3

PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:03    Post subject: Reply with quote
I am having the same problem on my WR703N and no luck in getting the ethernet port working as WAN either - same as described a lot earlier in this post http://www.dd-wrt.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=694349 I tried the Asus wl-330ge solution but it wouldn't work either, any thoughts?
Sash
DD-WRT Guru


Joined: 20 Sep 2006
Posts: 17473
Location: Hesse/Germany

PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 13:56    Post subject: Reply with quote
@ebosman

just check networking.asp

_________________
Forum Guidelines...How to get help
&
Forum Rules
&
RTFM/STFW
&
Throw some buzzwords into the WIKI search Exclamation
_________________
I'm NOT rude, just offer pure facts!
_________________
Atheros (TP-Link & Clones, etc ) debrick service in EU
_________________
Guide on HowTo be Safe, Secure and Protect Your Online Anonymity!
Goto page 1, 2  Next Display posts from previous:    Page 1 of 2
Post new topic   Reply to topic    DD-WRT Forum Forum Index -> Atheros WiSOC based Hardware All times are GMT

Navigation

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum