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How to unbrick a TP-Link TL-WA860RE v1

17/09/2018 juliogonzalez 0

Short story: a member of my family got a refurbished TP-Link repeater TL-WA860RE v1 from Amazon a while ago . He tried to configure it but could not, so just stored it in the box until last month, I came to his home and asked him about the repeater (at that point warranty was already expired).

As he told me he was not able to make it work, I gave it a try: The repeater was able to provide an IP address with DHCP to any computer connected to the Ethernet port, but status LED was always yellow, the WebUI was not available, and of course there was no way of configuring it (no telnet, no SSH, nothing).

In the end I discovered that the previous owner failed to flash a firmware on the device, so I saw a lot of errors regarding USB subsystem, kernel modules and even Squash Filesystem: (more…)

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3com812: Como “flashear” el router y reinstalar el firmware desde cero

16/07/2011 juliogonzalez 0

Entrada recuperada del blog antiguo: Sáb, 17/05/2005

Nota importante: Aunque las indicaciones contenidas en este documento han funcionado adecuadamente en las ocasiones en que se ha necesitado, no me responsabilizo por los posibles daños y/o perjuicios que el uso que la información aquí contenida pueda causar. Usa este documento bajo tu propia responsabilidad y riesgo.

¿Problemas con tu router 3com 812? ¿Necesitas flashearlo? Es relativamente fácil si se siguen unos cuantos pasos en el orden adecuado. Los únicos requerimientos básicos son saber manejar mínimamente MS-DOS o la linea de comandos de los sistemas Windows NT, 200X o XP, saber configurar el router para conectarse a tu ISP y usar el sentido común.

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