How to de-brick or unbrick or recover TP-Link WDR-4300 wireless router

Due to a wrong update of firmware, I bricked the TP-Link WDR 4300 wireless router I had. It was unused for a considerable period of time assuming that it had died due to hardware fault, with no hope of being resuscitated.

Finally, got some time to investigate it further and attempted to recover or . . . → Read More: How to de-brick or unbrick or recover TP-Link WDR-4300 wireless router

How to install Cyanogen Mod 11 on Sony Xperia ZR

Most of us just use the Android Operating System supplied by our OEM (like Sony) and are happy with it, till we get fed up of using it or want to try something different. No one is responsible for whatever you do with below instructions. Everything is at your own risk.

If you own a . . . → Read More: How to install Cyanogen Mod 11 on Sony Xperia ZR

How to install OpenWRT on the TP-Link WDR-4300 router

Download the OpenWRT Breaking Barrier firmware for TP-Link WDR4300 router from http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/tp-link/tl-wdr4300. You will also find the instructions on the upgrade process there.

Next, visit the web GUI interface of the TP-Link WDR-4300 router. In my case, this was at http://192.168.1.1 of the factory TP-Link firmware.

Select System Tools -> Firmware Upgrade, click on Browse… . . . → Read More: How to install OpenWRT on the TP-Link WDR-4300 router

How to upgrade packages in OpenWRT to apply updates, security patches and more

So you installed the OpenWRT firmware on your wireless router! It works like a charm. However, what would you need to do to upgrade the firmware periodically? A secure router is only as good as the last security patch applied.

The best feature of OpenWRT over dd-wrt or even Android, is that you do not . . . → Read More: How to upgrade packages in OpenWRT to apply updates, security patches and more

Install Cyanogen Mod 11 on Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P3110

Breathe new life into an old Android device. Look for Cyanogen Mod 11 firmware and make it as good as new. Also, in bargain, you get to remove old vulnerabilities, upgrade to a compatible, later version of the Android Operating System flavour and enjoy the newer programs that release on Google Play Store. And most . . . → Read More: Install Cyanogen Mod 11 on Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P3110

Downgrade dd-wrt firmware from dd-wrt version 24461 to dd-wrt version 24160

Recently, there have been no upgrades to the dd-wrt firmware I use on my routers. Found that the last dd-wrt firmware version 24461, did not permit upgrades to newer firmware due to a bug in it. It also did not allow downgrades to a lower version of dd-wrt via the Web GUI interface or any . . . → Read More: Downgrade dd-wrt firmware from dd-wrt version 24461 to dd-wrt version 24160

Sony Xperia ZR overheating after upgrade to 10.3.1.A.2.67 solution

If you experience overheating of the Sony Xperia ZR phone after upgrading the system to 10.3.1.A.2.67, you can reduce this by disabling NFC. The overheating was due to NFC being switched on by default after the upgrade. Apparently, the upgrade leaves it on after you power on the phone.

How to boost the wireless range of your WRT54G2 router

It is possible to safely boost the wireless range using the DD-WRT firmware. After you install the firmware, visit this link to figure out how this can be done. http://www.dd-wrt.com/wiki/index.php/Advanced_wireless_settings#TX_Power. Do not make this value very high, else you could end up with more error packets and performance degradation. A very high value could result . . . → Read More: How to boost the wireless range of your WRT54G2 router

Update Linksys WRT54G2 router to DD-WRT

The normal Cisco / Linksys provided firmware on the wireless router does not have as many features as the firmware upgrades that the DD-WRT has made.

A short list of features from the DD-WRT include:

Ability to support VPN for secure communication SSH support for managing the router over the web or a terminal Better . . . → Read More: Update Linksys WRT54G2 router to DD-WRT

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