Tp-link Setup

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Unless this gets edited more, this is just Garratt's experience with his one router. It could use some more substantiation.

Contents

Initial Setup Screen

Flashing

Verify

you should now be able to telnet into the router, and see the screen:

Trying 192.168.1.1...
Connected to 192.168.1.1.
Escape character is '^]'.
=== IMPORTANT ============================
Use 'passwd' to set your login password
this will disable telnet and enable SSH
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BusyBox v1.19.3 (2012-01-04 21:00:41 MST) built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

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        |__| W I R E L E S S   F R E E D O M
ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT (bleeding edge, r29664) ----------

Plus a bunch of other stuff underneath.

Connecting to the internet

The software you flashed did not have a gui configuration. Also, since you don't have multiple lan ports, it is tricky getting internet access while also talking to the router. Here one way to do that:

config wifi-device  radio0
	option type     mac80211
	option channel  11
	option macaddr	38:83:45:3f:14:dc
	option hwmode	11ng
	option htmode	HT20
	list ht_capab	SHORT-GI-20
	list ht_capab	SHORT-GI-40
	list ht_capab	RX-STBC1
	list ht_capab	DSSS_CCK-40
	# REMOVE THIS LINE TO ENABLE WIFI:
	#option disabled 1

config wifi-iface
	option device   radio0
	option network  wlan
	option mode     sta
	option ssid     tempair
	option encryption none
config 'interface' 'loopback'
	option 'ifname' 'lo'
	option 'proto' 'static'
	option 'ipaddr' '127.0.0.1'
	option 'netmask' '255.0.0.0'

config 'interface' 'lan'
	option 'ifname' 'eth0'
	option 'type' 'bridge'
	option 'proto' 'static'
	option 'ipaddr' '192.168.2.1'
	option 'netmask' '255.255.255.0'

config 'interface' 'wlan'
       option 'ifname' 'radio0'
	option 'proto' 'dhcp'
 /etc/init.d/network restart

Set a root password

When you are logged into the tp-link router, set a password by running the passwd command

Installing the GUI

It is much easier changing connections via a web interface.


Final State

To summarize: your tp-link router is now configured so:

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