TP-Link WR743ND Upgrade OpenWRT Attitude adjustment to LEDE latest Version
OpenWrt a open source firmware for all type OEM version hardware to boost your router super charges. I already cover time to time all OpenWrt firmware release and upgradation with configuration guide. Last post about Openwrt I have posted with version “OpenWrt Chaos Calmer 15.05.1 “”. As OpwnWrt recently release new version of “OpenWrt LEDE”. In this post I will give a complete guide how to upgrade your TP-Link WR743ND-v2 wiFi router to openWrt Lede firmware upgrade version.
Before getting start openwrt Lede firmware upgradation go through below point to avoid your Wi-Fi router permanent damage and brick due to wrong process follows.
Importent Steps to before upgrading your Wi-Fi router to OpenWrt LEDE Firmware
- Confirm your Wi-Fi Router Model number to get right firmware.
- Check the OpenWrt Table of Hardware you Router model number compatible LEDE firmware version or not.
3:- Download the firmware for your Wi-Fi router Now
You will get compete download list with alphabetic sequence according to manufacture. Find your Wi-Fi router brand and model number from list and download firmware.
Note – if you want to upgrade your TP-Link router with TP-link firmware than use Factory.bin or if you already upgraded you router with Openwrt older version than use sys-upgrade. bin file.
After completing pre step to upgrade your OpwnWrt firmware now start process.
OpenWrt LEDE Firmware Upgrade Router Connection Diagram.
You may already a technical person and know the “how to connect your Wi-Fi router for firmware upgrade”. But I always cover a basic user guide with all steps so anyone can successfully upgrade firmware without damage and brick due to any wrong steps done.so cross check your Wi-Fi router connection diagram before going to start upgrade firmware process. I am using TP-Link WR743 ND Wi-Fi router to OpenWrt lede firmware upgrade.
OpenWrt Attitude Adjustment to OpenWrt LEDE Firmware Upgrade
Finally you are reach the steps where you can start your WiFi router firmware up-gradation process.
Configure your Desktop and Laptop LAN IP to default IP series of your WiFi router.
Login Wi-Fi Router Now.
Use your router default ip or new IP If you have changed it
I already upgrade my router to OpenWrt Attitude adjustment so I am using 192.168.1.1 ip to access my router.
See in below picture currently my TP-Link TL-WR743ND V2 router with OpenWrt Attitude Adjustment 12.09-beta / Luci Trunk) installed.
To upgrade firmware go to System tab – Backup/ Flash firmware
See the Flash New Firmware Image section .
Click Browse to select firmware you have downloaded from OpenWrt.’
Once file selected as shown below image click Flash image button to start firmware upgrade.
Click Proceed button to confirm firmware upgrade process.
When firmware upgrading you have to wait until your router reboot itself and ping from Openwrt lede firmware default ip “ 192.168.1.1”
System- Flashing- Do not disconnect router from LAN and power . it may damage and brick your router permanently.
After Successful firmware upgrade access router again with 192.168.1.1
First time there is no password set.
See the Lede upgraded in my router. Now showing Lede Reboot version.
To configuration of OpenWrt Lede please see here
How to change Host name (OpenWrt) to your Company Name
You may always think about Default OpenWrt name showing in top bar and you try to change it but don’t know how to change Openwrt from top bar. See below steps to change OpenWrt to your own name or Company logo.
To change hostname
Go to System—System
Hostname – Change your company name here
Timezone- Change your TImezone with this option to sync correct time as per your location.
How to Change Time in OpenWrt Firmware
You can change time zone and time according to your country.
Go to System- System
General Settings—Local Time
Click Sync with Browser- after click this button OpenWrt router will change the time as per your Desktop or laptop time.
Make sure you have correct time in your computer.
Click Save apply button
New Hostname updated check the top bar