You are here

TP-Link CPE220 - Recommendations?

4 posts / 0 new
Last post
AB4YY
TP-Link CPE220 - Recommendations?

A network member has a TP-Link CPE220 on order and would like to try it on our AREDN network.

We know the CPE210 is on the AREDN supported list but the 220 is not.

They seem to be similar units except the 220 has more TX power and antenna gain.

(https://www.broadbandbuyer.com/advice/3668-tp-link-pharos-access-point-comparison-chart/)

The OpenWRT site has a section on "TP-Link CPE210/220" but only shows support for the 210.

(https://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/tp-link/tl-cpe210)

Are there any recommendations such as:

  • Go ahead and try the current AREDN for CPE210 and use the same tftp to revert back to TP-Link Pharos firmware if it is soft-bricked?
  • Definitely do do try the AREDN for CPE210 and wait until it is supported?
  • Try some other version other than the latest release?

Any other comments, cautions or warnings?

We do not yet know what version of the CPE220 is being shipped.

Thanks, Mike ab4yy
 

KK4ZUZ
Mike,

Mike,

I have the patches available to add support for the CPE220v3 in the near future. I have created a custom build for the CPE220v2 that is based on LEDE as it does not seem to work with OpenWrt.

Regards Andrew - KK4ZUZ

N4QLM
Andrew,

Andrew,

     I'm the guy with the CPE220.  The firmware is version 3, and I haven't been able to get the CPE210 v2 AREDN firmware to work with it.  I'd be more than happy to try to help - I have a little bit of background in networking and I think I could contribute - just not sure how to start.

Tom
N4QLM

KK4ZUZ
CPE220v3

I have added support for the CPE220v3 and it should be included in tonight's nightly build

Andrew KK4ZUZ

Theme by Danetsoft and Danang Probo Sayekti inspired by Maksimer