TP-Link firmware features

This guide will let you know the tools required to install, in order to mimic some original features you miss from the original firmware, when upgrade to OpenWrt. TP-Link naming scheme is, that numbers behind the comma, refer to changes in the firmware only, the hardware is identical.

Marketing buzz-words OEM firmware Alternatives in OpenWrt
Access WebUI on hosts hosts
Bandwidth Control qos luci-app-qos, luci-app-wshaper, dsl_qos_queue
Dynamic DNS ? luci-app-ddns
FTP Server vsftpd? proftpd, pure-ftpd, uftpd, vsftpd, + search the OpenWrt archives for more available FTP servers
Hardware NAT ? Unsupported
Media Server ushare luci-app-ushare, luci-app-minidlna
Multiple WLAN ? Guest WLAN
Print server ? luci-app-p910nd, usbip
WPS (Not recommended) ? wps_options
Storage Sharing samba luci-app-samba
UPnP ? luci-app-upnp, miniupnpd

Even if you didn't install LuCI is nice to have


This feature lets you access LuCI pointing your browser to

Editing /etc/hosts file

Not recommended, because dnsmasq runs as nobody and /etc is reserved for root access.

echo >> /etc/hosts

Adding UCI domain

uci add dhcp domain
uci set dhcp.@domain[-1]
uci set dhcp.@domain[-1].ip=
uci commit dhcp

Using LuCI WebUI

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  • Last modified: 2019/03/22 14:37
  • by vgaetera