Installing OpenWrt 21.02 on the TP-Link AD7200

Sven Roederer devel-sven at
Fri Apr 30 21:28:48 BST 2021

Am Freitag, 30. April 2021, 04:49:09 CEST schrieb Alex Henrie:
> I haven't gotten a serial cable hooked up yet, but I tried with
> another AD7200 router that is running stock firmware version 1.0.10
> and was not able to upload OpenWrt to it either. Its web interface
> gives the error "Invalid file type." When started with the reset
> button held down, it looks for a file named
> ArcherC2600_1.0_tp_recovery.bin on TFTP, but again, the file transfers
> and then the device simply reboots back into its stock firmware.


not sure if you tried or if it even still applies to TPLink WebIf. But back in 
the days there was a link in the length of the firmware filename to be 
uploaded. The message was teh same "invalid firmware type". 
Probably renaming the file is worth a try ...


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