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Error code 18005

Issue: When trying to install a firmware image via TP-Link WebGUI, I get the following error:

Error code: 18005, Upgrade unsuccessfully because the version of the upgraded file was incorrect. Please check the file name.

Root cause: TP-Link “Region locked” firmware. This firmware is checking for a specific region signature when flashing.

Solutions:

  1. Use an OpenWrt firmware image with the appropriate region code (US, EU, …) for your device, if available
  2. Make the filename shorter, like factory-eu.bin or firmware.bin
  3. Use TFTP for flashing instead of WebGUI (TFTP flashing does not check regional code)
    http://forum.tp-link.com/showthread.php?81462-How-to-recovery-the-router-when-you-bricked-it
    possibly rename the OpenWrt image to wr802nv1_tp_recovery.bin (adapt filename to your device)
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faq/error_code_18005.txt · Last modified: 2019/09/11 15:36 by tmomas