TL-WR1043ND

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…

Cheers..

TL-WR1043ND

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 ..

Progress

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
(Source OpenWrt.org)

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 http://tp-link.hezik.nl

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

Cheers