TP-Link RE305 v3

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The TP-Link RE305 is a wall-pluggable dual-band wireless range extender (802.11b/g/n and 802.11a/n/ac) based on the MediaTek SoCs with a Fast Ethernet port. The RE305v3 is based on a MediaTek MT7628AN SoC. The device has 8 MiB flash and 64 MiB ram.

Generic Router

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ModelVersionSoCCPU MHzFlash MBRAM MBWLAN HardwareWLAN2.4WLAN5.0100M portsGbit portsModemUSB
RE305v3MediaTek MT7628AN575864MediaTek MT7612E, MediaTek MT7628ANb/g/na/n/ac1---

OEM Flash Layout

0x000000000000-0x000000800000 “ALL”
0x000000000000-0x000000020000 “fs-uboot”
0x000000020000-0x000000100000 “os-image”
0x000000100000-0x0000007c0000 “file-system”
0x0000007f0000-0x000000800000 “radio”

The only difference between Re305v1 and v3 is the flash layout.

Flash factory image through stock firmware WEB UI.

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

  • Browse to http://192.168.1.XXX/webpages/pages/userrpm/firmwareUpgrade.html IP address depends on DHCP.
  • Upload openwrt-ramips-mt76x8-tplink_re305-v3-squashfs-factory.bin file to repeater. Be carefull to use factory version!
  • Wait for it to reboot (2-3 minutes)
  • Via LAN, SSH to 192.168.1.1 and set a root password, or browse to http://192.168.1.1 if LuCI is installed.

Tested with EU/3.0 1.0.1 Build 20190221 Rel. 63495 and “RE305(EU)_V3_200826”

Specific values needed for tftp

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Bootloader tftp server IPv4 address FILL-IN
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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
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generic.sysupgrade

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  • Browse to http://192.168.1.1/cgi-bin/luci/mini/system/upgrade/ LuCI Upgrade URL
  • Upload image file for sysupgrade to LuCI
  • Wait for reboot

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.

sysupgrade

  • Login as root via SSH on 192.168.1.1, then enter the following commands:
cd /tmp
wget http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/XXX/xxx.abc
sysupgrade /tmp/xxx.abc

mtd

If sysupgrade does not support this router, use mtd.

  • Login as root via SSH on 192.168.1.1, then enter the following commands:
cd /tmp
wget http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/XXX/xxx.abc
mtd write /tmp/xxx.abc linux && reboot

You can use the device as a

Wireless or wired repeater (Range extender)

Wireless access point (Provide WiFi using cable)

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

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The default network configuration is:

Interface Name Description Default configuration
br-lan EXAMPLE LAN & WiFi EXAMPLE 192.168.1.1/24
vlan0 (eth0.0) EXAMPLE LAN ports (1 to 4) EXAMPLE None
vlan1 (eth0.1) EXAMPLE WAN port EXAMPLE DHCP
wl0 EXAMPLE WiFi EXAMPLE Disabled

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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
LAN 1 EXAMPLE 3
LAN 2 EXAMPLE 2
LAN 3 EXAMPLE 1
LAN 4 EXAMPLE 0

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The TP-Link RE305 has the following buttons:

BUTTON Event
EXAMPLE Reset reset
EXAMPLE Secure Easy Setup ses
EXAMPLE No buttons at all. -
General
Brand TP-Link
Model RE305
Versions v3
Device Type Range Extender
Availability Available 2021
Comments - general
OpenWrt Support
Supported Since Commit https://git.openwrt.org/?p=openwrt/openwrt.git;a=commit;h=c12ef2f76098923fc08ef9d7aa3d080b6e72dfb1
Supported Since Release
Supported Current Release snapshot
Unsupported
Hardware
Bootloader U-Boot
Target ramips
System-On-Chip MediaTek MT7628AN
CPU MHz 575
Flash MB 8
RAM MB 64
Network
Ethernet 100M ports 1
Ethernet Gbit ports -
Switch MediaTek MT7628AN
Modem -
VLAN Yes
Comments - network ports
Wireless
WLAN 2.4GHz b/g/n
WLAN 5.0GHz a/n/ac
WLAN Hardware MediaTek MT7612E, MediaTek MT7628AN
Detachable Antennas -
Comments - WLAN
Interfaces
USB ports -
SATA ports -
Serial Yes
JTAG ¿
Comments - USB & SATA ports
Misc
LED count 4
Button count 2
Power supply 100-240 VAC, 0.3A
Links
Forum Topic URL
WikiDevi URL
OEM device homepage URL https://www.tp-link.com/de/home-networking/range-extender/re305/
Firmware OEM Stock URL https://www.tp-link.com/us/support/download/re305/v3/
Firmware OpenWrt Install URL
Firmware OpenWrt Upgrade URL
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Back:
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Backside label:
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Main PCB:
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Serial connection parameters
for TP-Link RE305 v3
EXAMPLE 115200, 8N1, 3.3V

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