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OpenWRT on the TP-Link TL-WDR3500

I got myself a TP-Link TL-WDR3500 since it boasts great hardware (see below for detailed info), and at the same time is supported by OpenWRT which I easily found out by searching in the OpenWRT forums.

Here’s the direct link to the firmware image (current “unstable” or “bleeding edge” OpenWRT release “Barrier Breaker” — i. e. not current stable one, which is Attitude Adjustment — build r36486) which you can use to upgrade a device with the factory firmware still installed. (Update: The link refers to the “trunk”, i. e. the development branch, where daily builds are available.)

Installing OpenWRT using the stock firmware’s “Firmware Upgrade” function worked smoothly. Less than 5 mins. after I started the upgrade I had OpenWRT running (thanks, folks!).

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