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    TP-LINK TL-WR841N as a Bridge to Sky Fibre Router

    This is a discussion on TP-LINK TL-WR841N as a Bridge to Sky Fibre Router within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Originally Posted by seawright Is there a physical connection between the TL-WR841N and your Sky router? There is at the ...

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      Re: TP-LINK TL-WR841N as a Bridge to Sky Fibre Router

      Quote Originally Posted by seawright View Post
      Is there a physical connection between the TL-WR841N and your Sky router?
      There is at the minute, and its working - but the second the physical connection is removed
      it stops working.


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      Re: TP-LINK TL-WR841N as a Bridge to Sky Fibre Router

      I don't think that what you are trying to do will work with the standard firmware in the TL-WR841N. You'll probably have to install OpenWRT.

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      Re: TP-LINK TL-WR841N as a Bridge to Sky Fibre Router

      Quote Originally Posted by seawright View Post
      I don't think that what you are trying to do will work with the standard firmware in the TL-WR841N. You'll probably have to install OpenWRT.
      Ok doing that now.
      What do I do once its installed?

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      Re: TP-LINK TL-WR841N as a Bridge to Sky Fibre Router

      Try this guide in the OpenWRT wiki: http://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/recipes/dumbap

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      Re: TP-LINK TL-WR841N as a Bridge to Sky Fibre Router

      As a non Linux person that is like reading the Cantonese menu in a Chinese Restaurant. Any pointers as there now seems to be a million functions to the router.

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      Re: TP-LINK TL-WR841N as a Bridge to Sky Fibre Router

      I don't have your router so I am unable to check the available settings. If you are not happy editing configuration files then it may be possible to do what you are attempting using the web interface. Disabling DHCP and firewall shouldn't present any problems but i'm not sure about setting bridge mode. Tutorial in wiki assumes you are accessing the router using telnet. You can edit the configuration files using the visual editor "vi" just type "vi filename" I would save an unedited copy ":w filename.bak" in case you need to revert to initial config.
      other useful commands while in vi are "i" without the quotes to enter insert mode, Esc key to leave insert mode and ":wq" to write edited version to file and quit. This link is for a user friendly OpenWRT tutorial Matt Ventura's blog » Blog Archive » A (Mostly) Complete OpenWRT Tutorial but it is not up to date so a few things may have changed though the basics should still apply.

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      Re: TP-LINK TL-WR841N as a Bridge to Sky Fibre Router

      Quote Originally Posted by seawright View Post
      I don't have your router so I am unable to check the available settings. If you are not happy editing configuration files then it may be possible to do what you are attempting using the web interface. Disabling DHCP and firewall shouldn't present any problems but i'm not sure about setting bridge mode. Tutorial in wiki assumes you are accessing the router using telnet. You can edit the configuration files using the visual editor "vi" just type "vi filename" I would save an unedited copy ":w filename.bak" in case you need to revert to initial config.
      other useful commands while in vi are "i" without the quotes to enter insert mode, Esc key to leave insert mode and ":wq" to write edited version to file and quit. This link is for a user friendly OpenWRT tutorial Matt Ventura's blog » Blog Archive » A (Mostly) Complete OpenWRT Tutorial but it is not up to date so a few things may have changed though the basics should still apply.
      Ok Think I'll just revert back to the TP LINK firmware.
      how can I do that?
      the Open Qrt site gives the commands but doesent sat how from the web interface.
      sorry to be a pain.

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      Re: TP-LINK TL-WR841N as a Bridge to Sky Fibre Router

      It might me an idea to wait to see if there is another member with the same router who can offer you more specific advice as other than connecting the two routers together by ethernet cable I don't see how your setup can work with the original firmware. The OpenWRT should come with a sensible configuration as a starting point and the majority of settings are configurable from the web interface.

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      Re: TP-LINK TL-WR841N as a Bridge to Sky Fibre Router

      If you decide you would still rather have the original firmware you can find the instructions here: http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/tp-link/...ginal.firmware

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      Re: TP-LINK TL-WR841N as a Bridge to Sky Fibre Router

      Thanks for your help
      thats where I'm stuck.
      how do you upload it and how do you execute that command.

     

     
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