OpenWrt is an alternative software for routers. In 2021 the OpenWrt team released the 21.02 version. In this short article you will find some useful information how to build the OpenWrt image for TP-LINK TD-W8970v1 router with modified SPI flash.
If you are working with the SPI slash chips, you need the proper programmer. There are some programmers which can be used for working with SPI, BIOS and other chips. In this article you will find the information how to run the MiniPro software with graphical interface known from Windows on Linux.
Everyone that have/had the TP-LINK TD-W8970v1 router with installed OpenWrt noticed that there is about 2MB (with installed LuCI) of free space to install additional packages for extending router functions. It is possible to extend the memory with extroot method but there is another method to extend the internal memory: replacing the SPI flash. After replacing… Read more TP-LINK TD-W8970v1 16M mod