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" Error code: 18005 Upgrade unsuccessfully ..."
2020-08-11 10:24:57 - last edited 2020-08-12 06:01:59
Model: TL-WR841N  
Hardware Version: V11
Firmware Version: 3.16.9 Build 151021 Rel.76995n

I have downloaded the firmware from the Hong Kong support site (I am based in Hong Kong). 

There are 2 versions, and i have tried them both. both give same error: 


Error code: 18005
Upgrade unsuccessfully because the version of the upgraded file was incorrect. Please check the file name.
 

I am DEFINITELY using the firmware for the correct hardware version (V11) which is clearly stated in the router's config HTTP config tool , on the "Status"  section:

Firmware Version:

3.16.9 Build 151021 Rel.76995n

Hardware Version:

WR841N v11 00000000

 

 

 

 

These are the 2 firmware downloads avail which I have tried to upgrade to: 

 

TL-WR841N(EU)_V11_160325
Published Date: 2016-09-07 Language: English File Size: 3.92 MB

Modifications and Bug Fixes:

Improved IPV6 function.

Notes:

For TL-WR841N(EU) V11

TL-WR841N_V11_150616
Published Date: 2015-06-16 Language: English File Size: 3.75 MB

Modifications and Bug Fixes:

New Features/Enhancement:
1 Added support for IPV6 and Guest network.
2 Added support for Tether APP version 2.2.0 and above.
3 New LED status rules, please refer to the UG for more information.  

Notes:

1. For TL-WR841N_V11 

 

They come from this download pagre:   https://www.tp-link.com/hk/support/download/tl-wr841n/v11/#Firmware

 

 

Any help or advise most welcome!

 

thanks

M

 

 

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2020-08-12 06:01:48 - last edited 2020-08-12 06:01:59

@Malec 

 

Oh I see, sorry about that.

 

We have confirmed again and it seems that the current version on your WR841N is for the US version, which can be found on the US website:

https://www.tp-link.com/us/support/download/tl-wr841n/v11/#Firmware

 

As you know, it's not suggested upgrade the device firmware across regions and it will be against the warranty, and a wrong firmware upgrade may damage your router or cause the router to not function properly.

 

Hope you could understand. Good day.

 

 

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2020-08-11 11:17:27 - last edited 2020-08-12 06:01:56

@Malec 

 

Hello,

 

Before this firmware update on the router, you need to unzip the downloaded file first, you may install a WinRAR or WinZIP on your Windows computer.

 

Then refer to the below instructions to upgrade the firmware:

https://www.tp-link.com/support/faq/1388/

 

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2020-08-12 04:20:58

@Kevin_Z  thanks for your advice, however this is not the problem. 

I have of course unzipped the zipfile and uploaded the .bin file via to the web interface when I tried to upgrade the firmware. 

I tried this for both versions, and both failed. 

 

The .bin file names are: 

 

wr841nv11_wr841ndv11_en_3_16_9_up_boot(150616)

wr841n(EU)_v11_160325.bin

 

I even tried to rename the file to a smaller file name, as some systems dont like long filenames. I used the short filename (8.3 )naming convention .   

 

I have upgraded many routers over the years, so I generally know how to go about it. Posting on this forum because there are no existing fixes that I can find on this forum or google search. 

 

Any further advice welcome

 

rgds

M

 

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2020-08-12 06:01:48 - last edited 2020-08-12 06:01:59

@Malec 

 

Oh I see, sorry about that.

 

We have confirmed again and it seems that the current version on your WR841N is for the US version, which can be found on the US website:

https://www.tp-link.com/us/support/download/tl-wr841n/v11/#Firmware

 

As you know, it's not suggested upgrade the device firmware across regions and it will be against the warranty, and a wrong firmware upgrade may damage your router or cause the router to not function properly.

 

Hope you could understand. Good day.

 

 

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