Reset TP-Link TL-WR1043ND from DD-WRT to original firmware


I have installed this firmware since I thought it'll be faster. However sometimes it's just slower than it was, but in some cases things are much worse – for example, even Gmail fails to work.

Is it possible to recover/reinstall the original firmware? I have read steps about OpenWrt but not about DD-WRT. Should I just install OpenWrt?

Best Answer

You can download the latest "original" firmware from TP-Link's Download page.
A utility is included whose purpose is unclear - you might try and see if it helps.

The installation instruction at this article says:

WARNING: Only perform the dd action below if your original firmware has the word "boot" in it, for example, wr1043nv1_en_3_9_17_up_boot(091118).bin. Please do not dd your original firmware if it has no "boot" in its name, for example, wr1043nv1_en_3_11_5_up(100427).bin, because if you do, you will brick your router!

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