This device is NOT RECOMMENDED for future use with OpenWrt due to low flash/ram. DO NOT BUY DEVICES WITH 4MB FLASH / 32MB RAM if you intend to flash an up-to-date and secure OpenWrt version (18.06 or later) onto it! See 4/32 warning for details.
1) This device does not have sufficient resources (flash and/or RAM) to provide secure and reliable operation.
This means that even setting a password or changing simple network settings might not be possible any more, rendering the device effectively useless. See OpenWrt on 4/32 devices what you can do now.
2) OpenWrt support for this device will end after 2019.
19.07 will be the last official build for 4/32 devices. After 19.07, no further OpenWrt images will be built for 4/32 devices. See OpenWrt on 4/32 devices what you can do now.
Similar to the TP-Link TL-WR741ND but with PoE and a smaller antenna.
The unpopulated pin header SJ1 provides a 3.3 V serial port. See photo for pinout.
Serial connection parameters: 115200, 8N1
USB Mod v1
Atheros AR9330 rev 1
In v1 USB can be added with a MOD.
In v2 USB is present but no pinouts are available on PCB to solder USB socket.
For the v1 USB mod you need to solder wires to the following resistors: R100 (Pin 73) and R101 (Pin 74).
The side that is soldered is facing the LED'S. The side facing the RJ45 jack is ground.
I recommend using a thin gauge wire so as not to detach the resistors.
You can solder directly to the CPU but i recommend you solder directly to the back of the above resistors as this is easier. (Please remember to orientate your board correctly.)
A 5 Volt regulator is also needed to power the USB port.(You can add a filter capacitor.)
You will not need to add any additional resistors.
I do not recommend using the USB port with the PoE unless you upgrade the power supply.
The way the USB port has been powered will only work when the power supply is plugged directly into the access point.
toh/tp-link/tl-wa701nd.txt · Last modified: 2019/02/12 19:09 by tmomas