I created new firmware for the tp-link router but I’m not able to test it until its weekend cause I’m not @ home during the week…
I deleted the luci web-if and used that space to build in usb2 & ext3 with block-extroot..
It now has the same size as the original and I don’t think there going to be any problems with it…
I’ll test the firmware on friday and release it when its working…



After playing around for day with it and installing OpenWrt after an hour ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m really starting to like this but missing a vital package in the 10.03.01-rc4 named block-extroot wich is used to run on usb ๐Ÿ™‚
So lets start building our own firmware ..


Bought myself a new router to replace my ASUS WL700gE

Yesterday I saw a nice cheap ย router to replace my ASUS WL700gE wich is still running great but the lack of Gigabit port on the lan side is really a bummer nowadays…also my Alienware M11xR2 wants to connect over wifi-n ๐Ÿ™‚
Now that I stream a lot over my internal network I really want to provide 1 gig to all my pc’s.
I already had a 1 gig 4 port switch hooked up to the router to connect my PS3, Workstation and my gaming pc for HD streaming.

The new router is a TP-Link TL-WR1043ND wich was on sale for 50 Euro. It provides vlan support, wifi-n, 5x 1 gb ports and OpenWrt ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 3 detachable antennas
  • 4 Port 1000/100/10 Switch
  • 1 Port 1000/100/10 Wan Interface
  • 8 MiB Flash
  • 32 MiB DDR Ram
  • 1 x USB 2.0 Host
CPU Ram Flash Network USB Serial JTag
Atheros AR9132@400MHz 32MB 8MB 4×1 Yes Yes Yes

I Downloaded the image from the OpenWrt site. and used the web-if of the router to upgrade to OpenWrt.
In the future I Will add some extra packages ย and hook up a 250 GB 2.5″ hdd.
The progress of my router can be followed on

lets start playing around and see how stable it is ๐Ÿ™‚