Hi, if you want to reinstall the firmware back on the OpenWRT router you can follow this guide.
- First, download the firmware from the official website. Please find the correct image matches your router’s hardware version and the region you are in. In my case, I downloaded this http://www.tp-link.com/sg/download/TL-WR841N_V11.html#Firmware. Unzip the file and find the bin image there.
- Rename the bin image as wr841nv11_tp_recovery.bin.
- Download the WinSCP software for Windows.
- Open the WinSCP app -> It will prompt to add the remote location. Select SCP as the file protocol –> give the hostname of router (e.g. 192.168.1.1), keep the port as same, the username of the OpenWRT enabled router is ‘root’ —> Click ‘log in’.
- It will authenticate and prompt to trust the certificate. Click OK.
- You can then dig into the directory tree of the remote server, in the left side of the user interface.
- You can select a file from the right side (your computer) to copy to the remote server. Select the stock image of the TP-link router.
- Right-click on the image (e.g. wr841nv11_tp_recovery.bin) –> upload–> select the destination directory at the remote server (e.g. /root/tmp)–> OK. File transferring is all done now.
Upgrade the firmware on OpenWRT device.
- Plug the router into the Linux machine using an ethernet cable.
- Open terminal and connect to the device using the following commands
ssh firstname.lastname@example.org cd /tmp sysupgrade -F -n -v wr841nv11_tp_recovery.bin
Thanks !!! 🙂