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  • Chinese only firmware!

    posted by crizr on 02/01/2013
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    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:

    Compact, good quality, good construction. Compatible with DD-WRT and Open-WRT, good for hacking.

    Cons:

    Firmware comes in chinese only! There is no original (TP-LINK) firmware in english for this exact model (there is one for the international TL-MR3020, which is mostly hardware-compatible; you have to flash a modded version, though, so it can be accepted by the web interface). At one point I semi-bricked the device, had to solder to internal pads to do a restore via serial console. If you don't speak Chinese, be prepared to do some hacking.

    OtherThoughts:

    English-translated manual included; not much use, though.

    Bottomline:

    Nice, versatile unit, great for hacking.

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