Installing OpenWrt 21.02 on the TP-Link AD7200

Alex Henrie alexhenrie24 at
Sat May 1 20:17:06 BST 2021

On Fri, Apr 30, 2021 at 2:28 PM Sven Roederer <devel-sven at> wrote:
> 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 ...

I tried renaming the file to
AD7200v1-up-ver2-0-1-P1[20170103-rel71053]_2017-01-04_10.08.28.bin to
match the latest stock firmware and the web interface still didn't
accept it.

I now have a header soldered to the four pins labeled JP4 but so far I
have not been able to get serial communication. Do you happen to
remember what the pinout is?


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