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The COMFAST CF-E130N is an outdoor 2.4 GHz wireless CPE. It is based on the Qualcomm Atheros QCA9531/9533 SoC, and features one RJ45 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port with PoE in and a 300 Mbps 2.4 GHz 802.11b/g/n radio connected to an internal 5 dBi atenna.

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Supported Versions

Hardware Highlights

ModelVersionSoCCPU MHzFlash MBRAM MBWLAN HardwareWLAN2.4WLAN5.0100M portsGbit portsModemUSB
CF-E130Nv2Qualcomm Atheros QCA9531650864Qualcomm Atheros QCA9531b/g/n-1---


Flash Layout

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Please check out the article Flash layout. It contains examples and explanations that describe how to document the flash layout.

OEM easy installation

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Remove / modify them if they do not apply to this particular device!

This section deals with

  • How you install OpenWrt from a device freshly opened
  • The steps required such as reset to factory defaults if the device has already been configured

Note: Reset router to factory defaults if it has been previously configured.

  • Browse to
  • Upload .bin file to router
  • Wait for it to reboot
  • Telnet to and set a root password, or browse to if LuCI is installed.

OEM installation using the TFTP method

Specific values needed for tftp

FIXME Enter values for “FILL-IN” below

Bootloader tftp server IPv4 address FILL-IN
Bootloader MAC address (special) FILL-IN
Firmware tftp image Latest OpenWrt release (NOTE: Name must contain “tftp”)
TFTP transfer window FILL-IN seconds
TFTP window start approximately FILL-IN seconds after power on
TFTP client required IP address FILL-IN

Upgrading OpenWrt


FIXME These are generic instructions. Update with your router's specifics.

LuCI Web Upgrade Process

  • Browse to LuCI Upgrade URL
  • Upload image file for sysupgrade to LuCI
  • Wait for reboot

Terminal Upgrade Process

If you don't have a GUI (LuCI) available, you can alternatively upgrade via the command line. There are two command line methods for upgrading:

  • sysupgrade
  • mtd

Note: It is important that you put the firmware image into the ramdisk (/tmp) before you start flashing.


  • Login as root via SSH on, then enter the following commands:
cd /tmp
sysupgrade /tmp/


If sysupgrade does not support this router, use mtd.

  • Login as root via SSH on, then enter the following commands:
cd /tmp
mtd write /tmp/ linux && reboot


Failsafe mode

Basic configuration

Basic configuration After flashing, proceed with this.
Set up your Internet connection, configure wireless, configure USB port, etc.

Specific Configuration

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Network interfaces

The default network configuration is:

Interface Name Description Default configuration
vlan0 (eth0.0) EXAMPLE LAN ports (1 to 4) EXAMPLE None
vlan1 (eth0.1) EXAMPLE WAN port EXAMPLE DHCP

Switch Ports (for VLANs)

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Numbers 0-3 are Ports 1-4 as labeled on the unit, number 4 is the Internet (WAN) on the unit, 5 is the internal connection to the router itself. Don't be fooled: Port 1 on the unit is number 3 when configuring VLANs. vlan0 = eth0.0, vlan1 = eth0.1 and so on.

Port Switch port
Internet (WAN) EXAMPLE 4


hardware.button on howto use and configure the hardware button(s). Here, we merely name the buttons, so we can use them in the above Howto.

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The COMFAST CF-E130N has the following buttons:

EXAMPLE Reset reset
EXAMPLE Secure Easy Setup ses
EXAMPLE No buttons at all. -



Model CF-E130N
Versions v2
Device Type WiFi AP
Availability Available 2020
Comments - general
OpenWrt Support
Supported Since Commit;a=commit;h=ad84c095028f6ddef95a92e028760cce23d32f6c
Supported Since Release
Supported Current Release snapshot
Bootloader U-Boot
Target ath79
CPU MHz 650
Flash MB 8
Ethernet 100M ports 1
Ethernet Gbit ports -
Switch -
Modem -
Comments - network ports
WLAN 2.4GHz b/g/n
WLAN 5.0GHz -
WLAN Hardware Qualcomm Atheros QCA9531
Detachable Antennas -
Comments - WLAN
USB ports -
SATA ports -
Serial Yes
Comments - USB & SATA ports
LED count 7
Button count 1
Power supply PoE 15 VDC
Forum Topic URL
WikiDevi URL
OEM device homepage URL
Firmware OEM Stock URL http://¿
Firmware OpenWrt Install URL
Firmware OpenWrt Upgrade URL
Edit the underlying data View/Edit data


Insert photo of front of the casing

Insert photo of back of the casing

Backside label:
Insert photo of backside label

Opening the case

Note: This will void your warranty!

FIXME Describe what needs to be done to open the device, e.g. remove rubber feet, adhesive labels, screws, …

  • To remove the cover and open the device, do a/b/c

Main PCB:



port.serial general information about the serial port, serial port cable, etc.

How to connect to the Serial Port of this specific device:
Insert photo of PCB with markings for serial port

Serial connection parameters
for COMFAST CF-E130N v2
115200, 8N1


port.jtag general information about the JTAG port, JTAG cable, etc.

How to connect to the JTAG Port of this specific device:
Insert photo of PCB with markings for JTAG port

Bootloader mods


OEM bootlog

U-Boot 1.1.4-ga1cd7d4b-dirty (May 31 2018 - 16:44:04) ap143 - Honey Bee 2.0 DRAM: 64 MB Flash: 16 MB eth0 link down FAIL eth1 link down FAIL Using eth0 device Tx Timed out ping failed; Hit any key to stop autoboot: 1  0 ## Booting image at 9f020000 ... Image Name: MIPS OpenWrt Linux-3.10.44 Created: 2018-10-12 2:47:56 UTC Image Type: MIPS Linux Kernel Image (lzma compressed) Data Size: 1060532 Bytes = 1 MB Load Address: 80060000 Entry Point: 80060000 Verifying Checksum at 0x9f020040 ...OK Uncompressing Kernel Image ... OK No initrd ## Transferring control to Linux (at address 80060000) ... ## Giving linux memsize in bytes, 67108864 Starting kernel ... [ 0.000000] Linux version 3.10.44 ( (gcc version 4.8.3 (OpenWrt/Linaro GCC 4.8-2014.04 unknown) ) #1 Fri Oct 12 10:47:07 CST 2018 [ 0.000000] bootconsole [early0] enabled [ 0.000000] CPU revision is: 00019374 (MIPS 24Kc) [ 0.000000] SoC: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9531 ver 2 rev 0 [ 0.000000] Clocks: CPU:650.000MHz, DDR:392.871MHz, AHB:216.666MHz, Ref:25.000MHz [ 0.000000] Determined physical RAM map: [ 0.000000] memory: 04000000 @ 00000000 (usable) [ 0.000000] Initrd not found or empty - disabling initrd [ 0.000000] Zone ranges: [ 0.000000] Normal [mem 0x00000000-0x03ffffff] [ 0.000000] Movable zone start for each node [ 0.000000] Early memory node ranges [ 0.000000] node 0: [mem 0x00000000-0x03ffffff] [ 0.000000] Primary instruction cache 64kB, VIPT, 4-way, linesize 32 bytes. [ 0.000000] Primary data cache 32kB, 4-way, VIPT, cache aliases, linesize 32 bytes [ 0.000000] Built 1 zonelists in Zone order, mobility grouping on. Total pages: 16256 [ 0.000000] Kernel command line: board=COMFAST-CF-E130N console=ttyS0,115200 mtdparts=spi0.0:64k(u-boot)ro,64k(art)ro,1536k(kernel),6400k(rootfs),64k(configs),64k(nvram)ro,7936k@0x20000(firmware) rootfstype=squashfs,jffs2 noinitrd [ 0.000000] PID hash table entries: 256 (order: -2, 1024 bytes) [ 0.000000] Dentry cache hash table entries: 8192 (order: 3, 32768 bytes) [ 0.000000] Inode-cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 2, 16384 bytes) [ 0.000000] Writing ErrCtl register=00000000 [ 0.000000] Readback ErrCtl register=00000000 [ 0.000000] Memory: 61280k/65536k available (2273k kernel code, 4256k reserved, 592k data, 204k init, 0k highmem) [ 0.000000] SLUB: HWalign=32, Order=0-3, MinObjects=0, CPUs=1, Nodes=1 [ 0.000000] NR_IRQS:51 [ 0.000000] Calibrating delay loop... 432.53 BogoMIPS (lpj=2162688) [ 0.050000] pid_max: default: 32768 minimum: 301 [ 0.050000] Mount-cache hash table entries: 512 [ 0.060000] NET: Registered protocol family 16 [ 0.070000] MIPS: machine is COMFAST CF-E130N [ 0.510000] ar724x-pci ar724x-pci.0: PCIe link is down [ 0.510000] registering PCI controller with io_map_base unset [ 0.520000] bio: create slab <bio-0> at 0 [ 0.530000] PCI host bridge to bus 0000:00 [ 0.530000] pci_bus 0000:00: root bus resource [mem 0x10000000-0x11ffffff] [ 0.540000] pci_bus 0000:00: root bus resource [io 0x0000] [ 0.540000] pci_bus 0000:00: No busn resource found for root bus, will use [bus 00-ff] [ 0.550000] Switching to clocksource MIPS [ 0.550000] NET: Registered protocol family 2 [ 0.560000] TCP established hash table entries: 512 (order: 0, 4096 bytes) [ 0.560000] TCP bind hash table entries: 512 (order: -1, 2048 bytes) [ 0.570000] TCP: Hash tables configured (established 512 bind 512) [ 0.570000] TCP: reno registered [ 0.580000] UDP hash table entries: 256 (order: 0, 4096 bytes) [ 0.580000] UDP-Lite hash table entries: 256 (order: 0, 4096 bytes) [ 0.590000] NET: Registered protocol family 1 [ 0.610000] squashfs: version 4.0 (2009/01/31) Phillip Lougher [ 0.610000] jffs2: version 2.2 (NAND) (SUMMARY) (LZMA) (RTIME) (CMODE_PRIORITY) (c) 2001-2006 Red Hat, Inc. [ 0.620000] msgmni has been set to 119 [ 0.630000] io scheduler noop registered [ 0.630000] io scheduler deadline registered (default) [ 0.640000] Serial: 8250/16550 driver, 1 ports, IRQ sharing disabled [ 0.670000] serial8250.0: ttyS0 at MMIO 0x18020000 (irq = 11) is a 16550A [ 0.670000] console [ttyS0] enabled, bootconsole disabled [ 0.670000] console [ttyS0] enabled, bootconsole disabled [ 0.680000] ath79-spi ath79-spi: master is unqueued, this is deprecated [ 0.690000] m25p80 spi0.0: found en25qh64a, expected m25p80 [ 0.700000] m25p80 spi0.0: en25qh64a (8192 Kbytes) [ 0.710000] 7 cmdlinepart partitions found on MTD device spi0.0 [ 0.710000] Creating 7 MTD partitions on "spi0.0": [ 0.720000] 0x000000000000-0x000000010000 : "u-boot" [ 0.720000] 0x000000010000-0x000000020000 : "art" [ 0.730000] 0x000000020000-0x0000001a0000 : "kernel" [ 0.740000] 0x0000001a0000-0x0000007e0000 : "rootfs" [ 0.750000] mtd: device 3 (rootfs) set to be root filesystem [ 0.750000] 1 squashfs-split partitions found on MTD device rootfs [ 0.760000] 0x000000530000-0x0000007e0000 : "rootfs_data" [ 0.760000] 0x0000007e0000-0x0000007f0000 : "configs" [ 0.770000] 0x0000007f0000-0x000000800000 : "nvram" [ 0.780000] 0x000000020000-0x0000007e0000 : "firmware" [ 0.810000] libphy: ag71xx_mdio: probed [ 0.810000] eth0: Atheros AG71xx at 0xba000000, irq 5 [ 1.370000] ag71xx-mdio.1: Found an AR934X built-in switch [ 1.410000] eth1: Atheros AG71xx at 0xb9000000, irq 4 [ 1.970000] ag71xx ag71xx.0: connected to PHY at ag71xx-mdio.1:04 [uid=004dd042, driver=Generic PHY] [ 1.980000] TCP: cubic registered [ 1.980000] NET: Registered protocol family 17 [ 1.990000] 8021q: 802.1Q VLAN Support v1.8 [ 2.000000] VFS: Mounted root (squashfs filesystem) readonly on device 31:3. [ 2.010000] Freeing unused kernel memory: 204K (8032d000 - 80360000) [ 2.940000] init: Console is alive [ 2.940000] init: - watchdog - [ 3.950000] init: - preinit - Press the [f] key and hit [enter] to enter failsafe mode Press the [1], [2], [3] or [4] key and hit [enter] to select the debug level [ 8.170000] jffs2: notice: (383) jffs2_build_xattr_subsystem: complete building xattr subsystem, 2 of xdatum (0 unchecked, 0 orphan) and 13 of xref (0 dead, 2 orphan) found. [ 8.180000] mount_root: switching to jffs2 overlay 529+0 records in 529+0 records out 377+0 records in 377+0 records out [ 8.300000] procd: - early - [ 8.300000] procd: - watchdog - [ 8.930000] procd: - ubus - [ 9.950000] procd: - init - Please press Enter to activate this console. [ 11.680000] i2c /dev entries driver [ 11.700000] u32 classifier [ 11.700000] input device check on [ 11.700000] Actions configured [ 11.710000] Mirror/redirect action on [ 11.720000] Loading modules backported from Linux version master-2014-05-22-0-gf2032ea [ 11.730000] Backport generated by backports.git backports-20140320-37-g5c33da0 [ 11.740000] ip_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team [ 11.760000] nf_conntrack version 0.5.0 (960 buckets, 3840 max) [ 11.770000] Netfilter messages via NETLINK v0.30. [ 11.820000] xt_time: kernel timezone is -0000 [ 11.930000] PPP generic driver version 2.4.2 [ 11.940000] PPP MPPE Compression module registered [ 11.950000] NET: Registered protocol family 24 [ 12.030000] ieee80211 phy0: Atheros AR9531 Rev:2 mem=0xb8100000, irq=47 [ 20.820000] device eth1 entered promiscuous mode [ 20.850000] br-lan: port 1(eth1) entered forwarding state [ 20.850000] br-lan: port 1(eth1) entered forwarding state [ 21.380000] heart_beat uses obsolete (PF_INET,SOCK_PACKET) configs:do check configs [ 21.830000] br-lan: port 1(eth1) entered disabled state [ 24.510000] device wlan0 entered promiscuous mode [ 31.760000] br-lan: port 2(wlan0) entered forwarding state [ 31.770000] br-lan: port 2(wlan0) entered forwarding state [ 33.770000] br-lan: port 2(wlan0) entered forwarding state

OpenWrt bootlog



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