[OpenWrt-Devel] Donating TL-Archer C7 v2 for developer

Sami Olmari sami at olmari.fi
Sat Nov 29 21:20:04 EST 2014

Hmm... it does clarify it some :)

For defaults, wouldn't it be also better to have the "eth 1 / switch
port 0" as tagged as default?

 Sami Olmari

On Sun, Nov 30, 2014 at 3:34 AM, Ben Franske <ben.lists at franske.com> wrote:
> Sami,
> I'm a very power user of OpenWRT and also a light developer of it. I happen
> to have one of the Archer C7 v2 units myself. I agree there are definitely
> some bugs there but the switch config is not something we can do much about
> I don't think. I agree it's quite different than other devices but that is
> because of the way the hardware is built and not because of OpenWRT. Once
> you actually figure out the switch configuration it's pretty flexible, just
> different than what you would expect. Because it's different than many
> devices the LuCI interface for configuring it is misleading and confusing. I
> find it less confusing to work with it in the /etc/config/network text file
> configuration. When I get some time I hope to do a better job of documenting
> it. You can definitely do VLANs though, in fact two VLANs are part of the
> default OpenWRT config on this device.
> Basically, it is a seven port switch. Each of the five physical Ethernet
> ports (WAN, LAN1, LAN2, LAN3, LAN4) are represented and it has TWO CPU
> ports. A table showing the relationship of the switch ports to the physical
> and CPU ports is on the wiki at
> <http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/tp-link/tl-wdr7500>
> The default configuration is to use VLAN1 to carry the LAN traffic
> (connecting eth1 with LAN1, LAN2, LAN3, and LAN4) and VLAN2 to carry the WAN
> traffic (connecting eth0 with WAN). You can add extra VLANs if you so desire
> and change eth1 (switch port 0) to a tagged port. In this way it will
> operate just like any other OpenWRT controlled switch. The key difference is
> that you must always reserve one VLAN for connecting the WAN port (switch
> port 1) to the eth0 port (switch port 6).
> Hope this helps clarify!
> -Ben
> On 11/29/2014 6:11 PM, Sami Olmari wrote:
>> Hi
>> I'd like to donate an TP-Link Archer C7 v2 to keep for willing OpenWrt
>> developer in exchange for (trying to) make it more bugfree. There is
>> at least few known bugs, https://dev.openwrt.org/ticket/18362 and
>> https://dev.openwrt.org/ticket/18363
>> Then there is also matter of switch config which kinda doesn't make
>> any sense, nor editing it works as expected (too many ports, no sane
>> CPU port, can't do VLANs essentially).
>> Anyone interested?
>>   Sami Olmari
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