Mercury MW4530R

Cheap clone of TP-Link TL-WDR4310 for China market.

Manufacturer's site: and its Google Translation.

Price: AliExpress - about 61 USD

CPU Ram Flash Network USB Serial JTag
Atheros AR9344 @ 560Mhz 128MiB 8MiB 4LAN + 2WIFI 1 x USB 2.0 Yes ?

Install OpenWrt (generic explanation)

FIXME Please add the installation procedure here.

Please check out the article flash.layout. It contains an example and a couple of explanations.

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

The default network configuration is:

Interface Name Description Default configuration
br-lan LAN & WiFi
vlan0 (eth0.0) LAN ports (1 to 4) None
vlan1 (eth0.1) WAN port DHCP
wl0 WiFi Disabled

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) 4
LAN 1 3
LAN 2 2
LAN 3 1
LAN 4 0

hardware.button on howto use and configure the hardware button(s).

The Linksys WRT54GL has two buttons. They are Reset and Secure Easy Setup. Here, we merely name the buttons, so we can use them in the above Howto:

Reset reset
Secure Easy Setup ses
Instruction set MIPS
Vendor Qualcomm Atheros
bootloader U-Boot
System-On-Chip AR9344
CPU @Frq MIPS 74Kc @560MHz
Flash size 8192 KiB
Flash Chip ST 25P64V6P
RAM size 128 MiB
RAM Chip
Wireless No1 SoC-integrated: Atheros AR9340 2.4ghz 802.11bgn
Wireless No2 separate Chip: Atheros AR9580 5ghz 802.11an
switch Atheros AR8327N Gigabit Switch
Modem n/a
USB Yes 2 x 2.0
Serial Yes

Model Number


Photo of front of the casing


Photo of back of the casing

Note: This will void your warranty!

  • To remove the cover do a/b/c

Photo of PCB

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

How to connect to the Serial Port of this specific device:

Photo of PCB with markings

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

How to connect to the JTAG Port of this specific device:

Photo of PCB with markings


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