[LEDE-DEV] Is there a Image for TP-Link TL-WA854RE (WiFi Range Extender) ?

Alberto Bursi alberto.bursi at outlook.it
Sat Feb 18 11:02:54 PST 2017

On 02/18/2017 07:40 PM, Daniel Golle wrote:
> Hi Dennis,
> On Sat, Feb 18, 2017 at 06:32:53PM +0100, Dennis Schneck wrote:
>> Hello,
>> is there a Image for TP-Link TL-WA854RE ?
> Due to the lack of an Ethernet port the device is currently very hard
> to support properly. It's also known to have a very hard to access
> UART, so it's easy to brick and hard to revive... I just wouldn't
> recommend anyone to buy such a thing, chances are high that you'll
> end up with an unusable device sooner or later.
> Anyway, for proper support we'd need either:
>  * adding wireless interface being enabled as AP
>  * mimic WPS button functionality of stock firmware
> Both are not trivial in the current framework and would require
> changing the way wireless configuration is initially being generated.
> While this is generally an area which is being worked on, I'm not aware
> of any other devices having wireless enabled after being flashed
> initially.
> As a hack or temporary work-around, this is easy to achieve though.
> Ufo (CC'ed) put some work into adding board support for this device,
> maybe he can point you to his current work-in-progress patch.
> Cheers
> Daniel

There are some such wifi-only devices supported like the "D-Link 
DCH-M225 Wi-Fi Audio Extender", and it seems they have wifi enabled by 
default with this commit:


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