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Author Topic: Crossflash TP-Link TD-W8980 to TD-W9980  (Read 112024 times)

hacktrix2006

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Re: Crossflash TP-Link TD-W8980 to TD-W9980
« Reply #60 on: May 04, 2015, 10:53:19 PM »

I didn't set the IP via the router at all just set everything via the computer. I used 192.168.1.100 on PC and the default on router and then set the tftp server to be bound to 192.168.1.100 and the. Sent the file over just make sure that any firewall on PC is off
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Mooingall

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Re: Crossflash TP-Link TD-W8980 to TD-W9980
« Reply #61 on: May 04, 2015, 10:57:42 PM »

I am glad you approved hacktrix2006, I believe the draft is more than good enough for at least public review - much better than the alternative situation were people are unsure what to do and end up bricking things.

Lets see what Epoch thinks of it since he claims no prior knowledge.

Regarding setting the IP on the device itself or on Windows I guess that's down to personal preference, at least we can confirm either method works. "printenv" command may list a gateway env that may need to be set if doing it on the device itself.


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Epoch

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Re: Crossflash TP-Link TD-W8980 to TD-W9980
« Reply #62 on: May 05, 2015, 01:54:48 AM »

Thank you all. It's worked!   ;D
It could have been the firewall (thanks zhadoom), but was more likely my Local Area Connection properties not set right. I tried a few things and something worked.

The guide is great! When hacktrix2006 said it was a "draft", I though it might be kind of incomprehensible, but it is very well presented and clear. Previous posts in this thread had almost got me the whole way, but hacktrix2006's guide would have been sooo much easier to follow from the get-go. I really appreciate the fast replies and help. Can't wait to test this TP-Link on VDSL in a couple of days.

I would recommend posting your guide as-is hacktrix2006. In my humble view, it is more than polished enough.
« Last Edit: May 05, 2015, 09:02:32 AM by Epoch »
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hacktrix2006

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Re: Crossflash TP-Link TD-W8980 to TD-W9980
« Reply #63 on: May 05, 2015, 02:08:33 AM »

Glad the guide helped ya, Will redo the Guide to make it slightly better and thank you for the compliment.
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Mooingall

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Re: Crossflash TP-Link TD-W8980 to TD-W9980
« Reply #64 on: May 05, 2015, 08:53:23 AM »

I second Epoch's complement + opinion, would be nice to have the guide in the first post :)

Let us know how it goes on VDSL Epoch, sadly by the time I had finished setting mine up I had lost 10mbit of sync and gained 10ms in pings (interleaving?) :( May I suggest not being daft and set it up before it goes near the phone line  :lol:
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hacktrix2006

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Re: Crossflash TP-Link TD-W8980 to TD-W9980
« Reply #65 on: May 09, 2015, 12:27:21 PM »

Anyone getting lockups on w9980 beta firmware I.e complete lockup of WiFi and land ports plus DSL port?
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Mooingall

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Re: Crossflash TP-Link TD-W8980 to TD-W9980
« Reply #66 on: May 09, 2015, 07:20:23 PM »

I did have a lockup on day one about 12hours after flashing, nothing since. I have no idea why.

Since then I have personally logged in via telnet on each reboot to kill a few junk processes in order to free up memory.

How often are you locking up?

I hit five days of uptime yesterday.
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hacktrix2006

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Re: Crossflash TP-Link TD-W8980 to TD-W9980
« Reply #67 on: May 09, 2015, 07:24:22 PM »

I was locking up twice a day, flashed back to non beta w9980 firmware no issue
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Mooingall

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Re: Crossflash TP-Link TD-W8980 to TD-W9980
« Reply #68 on: May 09, 2015, 07:26:42 PM »

To confirm I am on the beta firmware with no issues.

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Firmware Version:0.6.0 1.10 v0021.0 Build 150409 Rel.40749n

Hardware Version:TD-W9980 v1 00000000

System Up Time:5 day(s) 22:01:35

Killing those junk processes frees up a relatively large amount of memory so I wonder if that's helping long term.
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hacktrix2006

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Re: Crossflash TP-Link TD-W8980 to TD-W9980
« Reply #69 on: May 10, 2015, 01:25:03 AM »

Will flash it back to beta next week as overall the Beta Firmware gave better performance other then the stupid lockup with i think is down to ram usage.
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bigtimecube

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Re: Crossflash TP-Link TD-W8980 to TD-W9980
« Reply #70 on: June 19, 2015, 05:15:02 PM »

Just had a good read of this... owing to me having the latest firmware on my tp link w8980. Does that make it a no go  :-\
« Last Edit: June 19, 2015, 07:38:14 PM by bigtimecube »
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Mooingall

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Re: Crossflash TP-Link TD-W8980 to TD-W9980
« Reply #71 on: June 20, 2015, 08:12:08 AM »

Just had a good read of this... owing to me having the latest firmware on my tp link w8980. Does that make it a no go  :-\

I don't believe it matters currently. You just need to flash one of the "precut" images (probably downgrading as a result) and then upgrade back to the latest version via the web interface like normal. First steps is to take it apart + do your serial connection.
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bigtimecube

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Re: Crossflash TP-Link TD-W8980 to TD-W9980
« Reply #72 on: June 20, 2015, 12:34:44 PM »

Well lets have a go then owing to the router not being much good to me now since i went VDSL with talktalk.

So i have got a TTL/Serial/Usb lead on order.Wont have no problems doing the soldering side of thing. Its the putty side of thing im concerned with  :-[ I do have putty installed and do use it for a web besed webui. but all ive ever done with it is log in and copy & paste a programme restart line into it ...can this cross flash be done the same way or is there lots of typing to be done

   TIA
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hacktrix2006

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Re: Crossflash TP-Link TD-W8980 to TD-W9980
« Reply #73 on: June 20, 2015, 01:07:33 PM »

Give @Mooingall a shout and will he'll give you the link to my Tutorial on cross flashing which has some pictures with it. I did forget to add a colouring section in though. I can't send the link as i currently have a very dodgy internet connection at this moment in time.
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bigtimecube

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Re: Crossflash TP-Link TD-W8980 to TD-W9980
« Reply #74 on: June 20, 2015, 01:14:37 PM »

Many thanks for your reply will send him a Pm  :fingers:
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