TP-Link TL-MR6400 v5

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ModelVersionSoCCPU MHzFlash MBRAM MBWLAN HardwareWLAN2.4WLAN5.0100M portsGbit portsModemUSB
TL-MR6400v5MediaTek MT7628N580864MediaTek MT7628Nb/g/n-4-LTE-

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Flashing via OEM web interface does not work.

generic.flashing.tftp

You can flash via tftp recovery:

  1. serve tftp-recovery image as tp_recovery.bin on 192.168.0.225/24
  2. connect to any ethernet port
  3. power on the device while holding the reset button
  4. wait at least 8 seconds before releasing reset button

Specific values needed for tftp

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Firmware tftp image Latest OpenWrt release (NOTE: Name must contain “tftp”)
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TFTP window start approximately FILL-IN seconds after power on
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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

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

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 TP-Link TL-MR6400 has the following buttons:

BUTTON Event
EXAMPLE Reset reset
EXAMPLE Secure Easy Setup ses
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General
Brand TP-Link
Model TL-MR6400
Versions v5
Device Type WiFi Router
Availability unknown 2020
Comments - general
OpenWrt Support
Supported Since Commit https://git.openwrt.org/?p=openwrt/openwrt.git;a=commit;h=b641eb6ecfbfc2c6a488483332d4b5a6ee4c736c
Supported Since Release 21.02.0
Supported Current Release 21.02.0
Unsupported
Hardware
Bootloader U-Boot
Target ramips
System-On-Chip MediaTek MT7628N
CPU MHz 580
Flash MB 8
RAM MB 64
Network
Ethernet 100M ports 4
Ethernet Gbit ports -
Switch MediaTek MT7628N
Modem LTE
VLAN Yes
Comments - network ports
Wireless
WLAN 2.4GHz b/g/n
WLAN 5.0GHz -
WLAN Hardware MediaTek MT7628N
Detachable Antennas 2
Comments - WLAN
Interfaces
USB ports -
SATA ports -
Serial Yes
JTAG ¿
Comments - USB & SATA ports
Misc
LED count 7
Button count 2
Power supply 9 VDC, 0.85A
Links
Forum Topic URL
WikiDevi URL
OEM device homepage URL https://www.tp-link.com/home-networking/3g-4g-router/tl-mr6400/v5/
Firmware OEM Stock URL https://www.tp-link.com/support/download/tl-mr6400/v5/#Firmware
Firmware OpenWrt Install URL http://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/21.02.0/targets/ramips/mt76x8/openwrt-21.02.0-ramips-mt76x8-tplink_tl-mr6400-v5-squashfs-tftp-recovery.bin
Firmware OpenWrt Upgrade URL http://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/21.02.0/targets/ramips/mt76x8/openwrt-21.02.0-ramips-mt76x8-tplink_tl-mr6400-v5-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin
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Front:
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Back:
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Backside label:
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Note: This will void your warranty!

The backside is secured by just one screw, which is accessible by removing the right side of the label:

After having removed the screw, the panel is attached by plastic clips and can be pried open. See below for the position of the clips:

(Do this too often and/or apply too much force and these clips will break).

Main PCB:

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Serial connection parameters
for TP-Link TL-MR6400 v5
115200, 8N1

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How to connect to the JTAG Port of this specific device:
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COPY HERE THE BOOTLOG WITH THE ORIGINAL FIRMWARE


COPY HERE THE BOOTLOG ONCE OPENWRT IS INSTALLED AND RUNNING


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