[LEDE-DEV] Support for tplink 710 v2.1

Ufo ufo at rund.freifunk.net
Fri Jan 27 08:13:54 PST 2017

i found at a webforum, that till now older tplinks sub-versionnumbers 
were compatible ( v8.0, v8.1 or v8.3: the V8 firmware was working.)

cite "i cant think what came over tplink" 

On 11.01.2017 17:14, Ufo wrote:
> when using tplink 710v2.1 there is some strange behaviuor with 
> filenames and system-infos:
> That dot "." is evil, better use "-".
> The hardware is same as 710v1 (8MB flash) but when flashing v2.1 
> Firmware the system think its v2 (the dot and 1 might be ignored by 
> /tmp/sysinfo/*) which only has 4MB flash.
> my workaround for that problem since 8 months is to flash 710v1 (8mb 
> flash) firmware right after the initial v.2.1 "factory" flash, with -F 
> option :-/
> Also the Meshkit (webfrontend for imagebuilder) shows wrong 
> hardware-name for 2.1 Router.
> i think, best solution would be to rename the model (modify the . into 
> - ) to 710 v2-1. i cant see such versionnumbering on other devices 
> from tplink. :-/
> cheers ufo
> p.s.
> problem is also mentioned here, with screenshot: 
> https://plan.leipzig.freifunk.net/issues/260
> i was mentioning it at gluon firmware ticketsystem already, but 
> neoraider were not able to help me, because gluon isnt using normal 
> openwrt/lede stuff like /tmp/sysinfo/*, but libplatforminfo & 
> autoupdater are only gluon-specific things. 
> https://github.com/freifunk-gluon/gluon/issues/691
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