Unbricking a TP-Link TL-WA801ND v2

Experimenting with embedded devices is fun but things not always work as expected. Sometimes you just flash the wrong firmware. So did I. After having done so I furthermore realized that the bootloader in my TL-WA801ND v2.1 was the current one and therefore contains a bug (or maybe it was deliberately crippled?). The impact of this bug was that you’re not able to load something via TFTP from the bootloader. How to unbrick this device? Is it possible at all? To anticipate the answer: It is. But at intermediate level…

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The swiss army knife for MCU hacking

When you’re regularly dealing with MCUs the Bus Pirate is something inevitable. It offers you to access various interfaces via a bunch of protocols. Read about the feature here. now I have one (version 3.6) in my toolbox as well…:-)

Bus Pirate