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

Alberto Bursi alberto.bursi at outlook.it
Sun Feb 19 04:10:35 PST 2017

On 02/19/2017 12:51 PM, Piotr Dymacz wrote:
> Hello,
> 2017-02-19 11:41 GMT+01:00 Daniel Golle <daniel at makrotopia.org>:
> [...]
>>> Maybe a similar one that does what the "force enable wifi" script did
>>> would do the trick?
>> Well, it's not as simple as that. We need to generate a config for
>> hostapd which matches the wifi hardware in terms of capabilities and
>> band and launch it and bring up the interface (configure IP address and
>> stuff) once hostapd comes up... possible, but quite a lot of work...
> If we assume that the problem is only inside wrong configuration
> applied to the device, reverting it back to the defaults (I assume
> here that default config for devices without Ethernet interface means
> also that the Wi-Fi is enabled by default) should be enough to bring
> back device to life.

After Mathias's commit (as noted by other mails above) the devices we 
are talking about have wifi disabled by default but you can enable it 
with the wps button.

Imho makes no sense as in most cases you will have to configure them 
anyway to be of any use (you can't just place them in a network with 
default config as they lack a ethernet port), so this "wifi off by 
default" and "remapping wps button to rfkill" imho is only an annoyance 
and removal of a potentially useful button that could be used for other 
things (enabling/disabling something else with scripts after user setup).


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