tl-wr1042nd bricked?

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tl-wr1042nd bricked?
tl-wr1042nd bricked?
2020-07-10 15:18:24 - last edited 2020-07-23 12:15:05
Model: TL-WR1043ND  
Hardware Version: V1
Firmware Version: bricked

Hi,

My model wasn't listed, so I choose the 1043 option to be able to post

 

I've tried to update the firmware of my tl-wr1042N v1.5
I had it stored somewhere for some time.

Before use I thought it was a good idea to upgrade to the latest firmware.

But after upload, processing and waiting for the reboot, it's know stuck in some kind of loop.

Question is, how do I get out of it?
Is it bricked? I can't anything anywhere on the internet about this model, so any help would be appreciated.

 

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2020-07-23 12:14:58 - last edited 2020-07-23 12:15:05

@pgilhuijs 

 

Hello, sorry about that.

 

You may need to contact the local tech support to check the warranty cause the device seems faulty since none helps:
https://www.tp-link.com/en/support/contact-technical-support/#Hotline-Support 

 

Good day. 

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Re:tl-wr1042nd bricked?
2020-07-22 03:10:22

@pgilhuijs 

 

Hi,

 

Do you still use the original power adapter? Was there any power cut or bad weather or firmware upgrading before it stops working? 

 

Try one more time to hard reset it by holding the reset button or hole for 10s.

 

Are you able to access its web UI from a browser? What is the hardware and firmware version?

 

When and where did you buy this also? Please refer to this below firmware recovery to give it a go:

https://community.tp-link.com/en/home/stories/detail/582

 

May it helps.

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Re:tl-wr1042nd bricked?
2020-07-22 13:42:49
good, thanks
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2020-07-22 14:56:58 - last edited 2020-07-22 15:02:52

 

Kevin_Z wrote

@pgilhuijs 

 

Hi,

 

>>Do you still use the original power adapter? Was there any power cut or bad weather or firmware upgrading before it stops working? 

Yes, original power adapter. Everything seemed fine, but after the firmware upgrade it never came back.
Behavior I see is flashing the lights 2 times, after short flash of the connected lan port and then it reboots or something and repeats that cycle over and over.
 

>>Try one more time to hard reset it by holding the reset button or hole for 10s.

 Tried that several times
 

>>Are you able to access its web UI from a browser? What is the hardware and firmware version?

 No, can't connect. Model is: TL-WR1042ND Ver 1.5
I can't see anymore wat the "old" firmware was, but I've uploaded this one, downloaded form TL site:
TL-WR1042ND_V1_130923

 

>>When and where did you buy this also? Please refer to this below firmware recovery to give it a go:

>>https://community.tp-link.com/en/home/stories/detail/582
The router came along with i'net/television provider package and haven't used it until now.

 Have already tried this recovery procedure, but the router doesnt seem to look for a recovery firmware, so I think WR1042ND doesnt support that kind of recovery, am I correct?
 

@Kevin_Z 

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2020-07-23 12:14:58 - last edited 2020-07-23 12:15:05

@pgilhuijs 

 

Hello, sorry about that.

 

You may need to contact the local tech support to check the warranty cause the device seems faulty since none helps:
https://www.tp-link.com/en/support/contact-technical-support/#Hotline-Support 

 

Good day. 

Happy New Year! Meet Us at CES 2023 | Featuring Wi-Fi 7, EasyMesh, Matter, and a New HomeShield Security.
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