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  • Fantastic Product

    posted by carlos.www on 06/06/2013
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    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:

    Versatile device with many useful functions.
    Perfect for trips and to give your arduino a cheap wireless interface.
    Even more powerful with openwrt.
    Very well built and packed.
    It can work as a little repeater.
    Can be greatly modded.

    Cons:

    Chinese user interface.
    You have to be very careful when searching for another firmware. Very likely to brick your device if you choose a non compatible firmware version to your build.
    Useless english manual. Search the internet for more information.

    OtherThoughts:

    Mine came with "v1.6" firmware printed on the label, but inside (in the webgui) it wasn´t.
    It was Built 121204, Release: 3.14.4 - Chinese.

    I loaded the following firmware:

    openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wr703n-v1-squashfs-factory.bin

    From this site:

    http://downloads.openwrt.org/attitude_adjustment/12.09/ar71xx/generic/openwrt-ar71xx-generic-tl-wr703n-v1-squashfs-factory.bin

    It took a while to start loading, but once it did, it was a really easy procedure, and the new webgui (LuCi) appeared without further configuring.

    I´m not responsible if you brick your device. Do a little resarch first. Watch out for the build version.
    It´s a good idea to buy the serial adaptor in case you brick your device.

    Bottomline:

    Buy it!

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