The Technical Details#
Techdata: TP-Link Archer C7 AC1750 v5
(If you don´t want to read all of this in short it means that the Router should have enough power to run current OpenWrt versions.)
The right Firmware Image#
When installing OpenWrt for the first time you search for a Firmware image that looks like that:
Version 21: https://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/21.02.2/targets/ath79/generic/openwrt-21.02.2-ath79-generic-tplink_archer-a7-v5-squashfs-factory.bin
After you have the right image you need to rename it to:
Flashing the Firmware (Web interface Methode)#
I am going to use the Web interface method because it is stable enough on my Stock firmware version.
Connect to the Router via Wifi and set up a Password. After that, you can connect with an Ethernet Cable and log in. (The Stock Web interface is located here:
(The Images Below are from the TP-Link Emulator)
You just need to go to Advanced > System Tools > Firmware Upgrade Step 1:
Then select the firmware.bin and click on upgrade. This process can take up to 5 Minutes. Step 3,4 and 5:
After that, you just need to go to
http://192.168.1.1 and there is the Web interface.
The OpenWrt Webinterface LuCI: