What are we going to need for this? A router, as well as its power supply and a LAN cable, are needed. Turn on the router (logical) and use a LAN cable to connect it to your device. I do not suggest doing this over WiFi for the sake of stability and protection. The following move is to update the firmware. We’ll need to use a web browser to open the following page. Click on the router database when the page loads.
We can see that I have multiple BETA branch variants to choose from.
I’ll go with the most recent edition, which is 40559.
In such instances, it is critical that you first search online to see if “someone” has complained about the firmware version mentioned for your model.
Check for any current issues, particularly if the version was just released, and then determine which version is the most stable.
I have three files to choose from, and even though I only need one, I download all three.
The first is obvious from the name: webrevert to stock. This is a file that can be used to restore the system from ddwrt firmware to stock or factory firmware. DDWRT firmware is represented by the other two letters. I switch off the WiFi on the device after installing the new firmware to ensure that I can access the router through a LAN cable. I use a web browser to log into the router control panel and enter the administrator username and password. I always suggest backing up your current configuration in case you need to restore your router to factory settings for some occasion. The operating system does not need to be reconfigured; all that is needed is to load the backup configurations. Until upgrading, the DD-WRT manual suggests resetting the unit to factory settings. This is something I really urge you to do.
Take note of the.bin file name that the router was looking for. wr1043v2 tp recovery.bin was mine. Change the name of the firmware file to this one. wr1043v2 en 3 19 32 up boot(150910).bin was updated to wr1043v2 tp recovery.bin in my case.
Get the “Webrevert to Stock” file from the new dd-wrt firmware download page for your router model and pay attention to the hardware version. Using this file to “upgrade” in dd-wrt can restore to stock tp-link firmware and you can update with the latest stock firmware again.
In a nutshell, the problem is that the wireless client link stops working after a few hours. The link remains active, but no data is sent. The router continues to operate normally, but the wireless interface does not. Until now, the solution has been to either restart the router or the wireless card. This workaround is unacceptable for a variety of reasons, especially if you need a wireless bridge.
The tl-wr1043nd connects the second device to the lan (1000Mb). The tl-wr1043nd has a channel 13 wifi access point. WPA2/aes, 20mhz channel width, wirelesses mode N only, wwm enabled are the wifi settings.
Since I had thoroughly checked and confirmed that my xiaomi nano with padavan’s firmware has super reliable wifi, I used a second router instead of my laptop’s wireless card. This eliminated another aspect from the test.
Simply ensure that the tl-wr1043 uses the wirelesses antenna to relay data between the two computers. The simplest method is to set it up as a wireless access point and link the first device via cable to the wireless access point. (See also attachment 2)
One of the first low-cost switches with a gigabit Ethernet interface. Features marketed by the manufacturer include: 3 interchangeable omni antennas (RP-SMA connectors) and a maximum TX power output of 24 dBm (251 mW, v1.x)/25 dBm (v2.x,v3.x). Notice that in some countries, the maximum TX power and usable channels are restricted!
Most USB 3G modems need more power than the TL-WR1043ND v1.x, which can result in erratic behavior such as dropped or failed connections. If you want to use a 3G USB modem, look for a router with a USB port that can produce enough amperes (e.g. the Buffalo WZR-HP-AG300H).
The problem is temporarily resolved by restarting wireless with the “wifi” order for the next few hours. The issue is resolved by disabling ANI (Adaptive Noise Immunity) with the following order before the next reboot.
If the tftp-only solution fails (due to an old bootloader), you’ll need to connect to the serial console to debug the boot method. You’ll have one of two choices for getting the firmware into the system, depending on your HW version: 1) using tftp, or 2) using the serial link itself for file transfer (v1.x only) (using the Kermit protocol).