Update (6): Bringing OpenWRT (Barrier Breaker) to TL-WA801ND v2

The Dropbox folder contains binaries of the “Barrier Breaker” trunk as well. Note that the latest ones have an unlocked bootloader. This allows to install a new or modified bootloader into the device from a started OpenWRT. If you feel uncomfortable with this as it also imposes some security risks: don’t use these binaries. Use one of the firmware files with a locked bootloader.

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Update (5): Bringing OpenWRT (Barrier Breaker) to TL-WA801ND v2

I created a Dropbox folder from where you can download version 12.09 for TL-WA801ND v2 access points. It also contains binaries of the “Barrier Breaker” trunk as well. Note that the later ones are under development and not considered stable. The trunk builds are more or less actual. If time permits I compile the latest version and update.

Feel free to leave a comment to let me know if the Dropbox works for you.

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Update (3): Bringing OpenWRT (Barrier Breaker) to TL-WA801ND v2

Version 12.09 of OpenWRT is running really well on my TL-WA801ND access points and in the meantime the OpenWRT project is working on the upcoming version named “Barrier Breaker”. I ported this version to the TL-WA801ND v2 as well and it is also running fine.

If anyone is interested in this I uploaded the required patches here and a precompiled firmware binary here. The precompiled binary provides the same feature set as the one for version 12.09 does. In case that you wish to compile it your own you need to retrieve commit c3e1e1cb2f09ebc8c35455f2ff77061f937dfb05 (r37917) from the OpenWRT git repository in order to get the patch applied without error. I.e. issue git reset --hard c3e1e1cb2f09ebc8c35455f2ff77061f937dfb05 after cloning the repository.

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