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 reset TP Link WDR4300 router after bad install of OpenWRT LEDE

If you cannot access the LUCI OpenWRT page of the TP Link WDR4300 router, the below may help.

Set PC ip: 192.168.1.2 and subnetmask 255.255.255.0 and gateway 192.168.1.1 Power off the router Disconnect the WAN cable Only connect your PC Ethernet cable to ETH0 Power On the router Wait for the router to start the . . . → Read More: How to reset TP Link WDR4300 router after bad install of OpenWRT LEDE

Unable to log into LuCi web interface after upgrading OpenWRT from barrier-breaker to chaos-calmer

I applied the Chaos Calmer OpenWRT firmware upgrade on the TP Link WDR4300 router. Very important to note that if you already use OpenWRT on the router, install the sysupgrade and not the factory binary firmware file. Use factory only when upgrading from the factory TP Link firmware.

For first time install use this file . . . → Read More: Unable to log into LuCi web interface after upgrading OpenWRT from barrier-breaker to chaos-calmer

Flashing dd-wrt on TP-Link WDR4300 router

The TP-Link WDR4300 wireless router comes with dual band and the default TP-Link firmware. This firmware is good for normal users but, if you install DD-WRT on the router, you can make it do a lot more.

Download latest dd-wrt firmware for the WDR4300 from http://www.dd-wrt.com/site/support/router-database Remove internet cable from the router Do a 30/30/30 . . . → Read More: Flashing dd-wrt on TP-Link WDR4300 router

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