TP-LINK TL-WR740N

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DD-WRT does work on version 2.1 !!


(also does work on v3 and v4, go to the respective thread on the forum for more details)

  • TP-LINK TP-WR740N version 2.1
  • Firmware Version: 3.12.4 Build 100910 Rel.57694n
  • Hardware Version: WR740N v1/v2 00000000
  • wifi chip Atheros AR9285-AL1A
  • non-detachable antenna
  • cheap: 25 Euro

http://i55.tinypic.com/8vu8sn.jpg

Picture of Atheros chip AR9285-AL1A

http://i54.tinypic.com/13yfrjs.jpg

Picture of backside (underneath) with barcode and router version (2.1)

http://i55.tinypic.com/kxoxc.jpg

Picture of the whole circuit board. other chips are the same as on this picture http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/TP-LINK_TL-WR841ND

http://i52.tinypic.com/2vt8uj5.jpg

Picture of the whole unit.

Feel free do download the photos to your server. I took them and they are free to copy. Email me User:Y23 if tinypic biffed them

Version 1.1 uses the same TP-LINK firmware, see here.

The prescribed dd-wrt v24 preSP2 beta build 15778 for TP-Link WR740N v1.0 Firmware: Special image for initial flashing factory-to-ddwrt.bin 2010-12-13 3,75 MB works!

[edit] Limitation/Bugs

as of v4:

-LAN client cannot see each other (possibly fixed on latest build)

-No TX rate increase

-No 40Mhz channel (means no 150mbps advertised speex, capped to 20mhz which is at 72 Mbps)

[edit] howto

In TP-Link webinterface I did FACTORY RESET

In TP-Link webinterface (now 192.168.1.1) I upgraded firmware to factory-to-ddwrt.bin

then I was able to log into dd-wrt (192.168.1.1). I have to set a login-name and password.

Then I upgraded (Administration > Firmware upgrade) to tl-wr740n-webflash.bin

BUT ALAS .... with Firefox it DID NOT WORK.

So I used IE6 and voila! bingo! Danke BrainSlayer! AWESOME JOB! I am stoked!

Screenshot of dd-wrt on WR-740N v 2.1
Screenshot of dd-wrt on WR-740N v 2.1