dd-wrt On a WR941ND V5.0

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CoRePuLsE
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:00    Post subject: dd-wrt On a WR941ND V5.0 Reply with quote
Hi, I'm trying to install dd-wrt On a WR941ND v5.0
now, the "router database" states that the v4 firmware could also be used on v5(v4.x/v5.x) but when trying to install dd-wrt on it using the factory-to-ddwrt of any build from 2013 that's available for the v4 router i get the 18005 error:"Upgrade unsuccessfully because the version of the upgraded file was incorrect. Please check the file name."

So i did some research and found that the device's cpu is a AR9341 and not AR9132 as stated in the "router database" page, however, it has the same ram & flash size.

Is it possible to install dd-wrt on this router?
a bit more detailed version info:
"Firmware Version:
3.13.31 Build 130105 Rel.66489n
Hardware Version:
WR941ND v5 00000000"

Apperantly, the device is simillar to a wr841nd v8 but has another antenna(3 antennas instead of 2)

So, my question is, can I install the wr841nd v8 firmware on it or would the additional antenna won't allow the firmware to run on this device?

EDIT: I found some photos of the device's parts on the openwrt forums:
http://imageshack.us/a/img826/1586/img00000023.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img442/5995/img00000021h.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img811/6330/img00000020w.jpg
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LOM
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:13    Post subject: Re: dd-wrt On a WR941ND V5.0 Reply with quote
CoRePuLsE wrote:


So i did some research and found that the device's cpu is a AR9341 and not AR9132 as stated in the "router database" page, however, it has the same ram & flash size.



Your source for that?
When the v5 came out about 2 years ago then it was the same router and the same stock firmware as for a v4.
TP-Link has now different download pages for v4 and v5 which indicates that something has changed,
If it is a cpu change then we are stuck with 2 completely different versions of v5 Sad

Can you open it and verify that it has an AR9341?
I can easily patch up the header of a similar TP-Link device and make a factory-to-ddwrt file but I want a sure cpu confirmation before doing that.
AR9341 has a 2T2R radio afaik so what is then the 3rd antenna for?
CoRePuLsE
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 13:30    Post subject: Re: dd-wrt On a WR941ND V5.0 Reply with quote
LOM wrote:
CoRePuLsE wrote:


So i did some research and found that the device's cpu is a AR9341 and not AR9132 as stated in the "router database" page, however, it has the same ram & flash size.



Your source for that?
When the v5 came out about 2 years ago then it was the same router and the same stock firmware as for a v4.
TP-Link has now different download pages for v4 and v5 which indicates that something has changed,
If it is a cpu change then we are stuck with 2 completely different versions of v5 Sad

Can you open it and verify that it has an AR9341?
I can easily patch up the header of a similar TP-Link device and make a factory-to-ddwrt file but I want a sure cpu confirmation before doing that.
AR9341 has a 2T2R radio afaik so what is then the 3rd antenna for?


I have posted some photos of the exact same device as mine on the first post, I've tried opening mine but i can't figure out how to open the two clips on the front without breaking the whole case.. however, looking inside the info on the sticker is the same one as the one in the photo, so does the info on the chips and their position.

If the AR9341 has a 2T2R radio then i also have no idea why there is a 3rd antenna too, but there is one & it's connected to the board too as shown in the pics.

I can also post the source from the other forum if outside links are allowed here..
cable007
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 17:46    Post subject: Reply with quote
I have just gotten a WR-941ND version 5. I have opened it up and confirmed the chip is an Atheros AR9341, and is in the same position as the pictures in the first post.

I also want to know if it's possible to flash it to DD-WRT. I got this router specifically to do just that; I just didn't get to tell what version I would get before I received it.

Thanks
tamiya
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:05    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hello,

I do have the same problem with my new WR941ND V5.0. The dd-wrt file "factory-to-ddwrt.bin" cannnot be applied.
cmsandrigo
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 15:26    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi!

I have the same device and the same problem. I'm waiting for a new release that support this version, just like LOM indicates in this post reply.

I've checked the hardware inside the device and it's the same than the photos above.

Any new about this topic is very wellcome.
sgum
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 19:53    Post subject: Reply with quote
@LOM

This topic clearly is a general problem. As you ve saild we are stuck with 2 completely different versions of v5. So we need V5 with chipset AR9341 of
factory-to-ddwrt.bin and tl-wr941nd-webflash.bin

This is your qutoe
Quote:
I can easily patch up the header of a similar TP-Link device and make a factory-to-ddwrt file but I want a sure cpu confirmation before doing that.


Proof:
http://imageshack.us/a/img826/1586/img00000023.jpg

Therefore could please patch it up and relase wr941nd V5 with chipset AR9341 and make a factory-to-ddwrt.bin and tl-wr941nd-webflash.bin files for that. I'll really appreciate it. Otherwise I ve to send back all my wr941nd V5 routers and try to find V3x or smting.
panos_k75
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 17:24    Post subject: Reply with quote
I have got the same router/problem - has anyone manage to progress this? is the update coming any time soon?
bolt
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 18:03    Post subject: Reply with quote
Same device, same innards (verified).
Same issues (18005 error on flash).

Tried flashing with all the versions of wr941nd (v2-v4). It didn't like any of them.

Any news? Sad
panos_k75
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:21    Post subject: Reply with quote
No love here. Shame - router goes to rubbish
bolt
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:47    Post subject: Reply with quote
eh? you're tossing it because you can't get dd-wrt on it yet? have you tried serial flashing? i'm about to give that a shot later today.
panos_k75
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 15:43    Post subject: Reply with quote
Nope - haven't tried that...not too sure what difference would that make?
I bought this router just for DD-WRT based on the info on this site:-(
bolt
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 16:27    Post subject: Reply with quote
Well if you flash it by serial connection and u-boot, it has no option to stop you.
nostromox
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 18:02    Post subject: Reply with quote
Any other way to flash it? Not everybody can connect via serial cable to the router Sad
bolt
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 18:14    Post subject: Reply with quote
You can, with a 5$ USB to serial TTL converter from ebay and a 0.10$ pin header.
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