OpenWRT and TP-Link Archer C2600   ru
Install and initial configure OpenWRT/LEDE firmware for dual band gigabit router TP-Link Archer C2600.
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About TP-Link Archer C2600
TP-Link Archer C2600 - a high-performance, dual band gigabit router, that was been announced by TP-Link in May 2015.
TP-LINK Archer AC2600 has a Qualcomm IPQ8064 dual-core ARM processor, running at 1.4 GHz, with 512MB of RAM memory and 32 MB of storage space. There are two USB 3.0 and five gigabit Ethernet ports(4 LAN + 1 WAN) on board.
More information about hardware here.
There are two hardware revision: v1.0 and v1.1 for this moment(04/16/2018). The difference between these revision is not significant and OpenWRT/LEDE project supports both of them.
Install OpenWRT/LEDE firmware
TFTP should be used for initial installation of OpenWRT/LEDE firmware.
You can use this manual to install and configure TFTP server for Arch Linux OS.
Steps to install OpenWRT:
- Download latest stable image of OpenWRT for TP-Link Archer C2600;
- Copy OpenWRT image to the root directory of TFTP server and rename it to “ArcherC2600_1.0_tp_recovery.bin”;
- Set static IP 192.168.0.66 for TFTP server;
- Turn off the router and connect to PC Ethernet port directly, not through a switch;
- Press and hold “Reset” button and turn on the router. Release the “Reset” button after ~15 seconds;
- Wait for reboot(~5 minutes). The OpenWRT image will be transferred from the TFTP server and will be installed.
The router has the default settings after flashing of OpenWRT image and rebooting.
Default router settings
You can connect to the router via ssh protocol and use command “firstboot” to reset setting to default.
Configure WiFi networks
UI can be used to configure WiFi networks.
The open source utility WiFiAnalyzer for OS Android can be used for monitoring the state of WiFi networks.
More information for configure WiFi networks are presented here.
Configure hardware switch
Hardware switch configuration:
Unlike the Asus RT-N16, the hardware switch was correctly configured by default, there is no needed any additional actions to configure hardware switch for TP-Link Archer C2600.
Default settings are correct and presented below:
config interface 'loopback' option ifname 'lo' option proto 'static' option ipaddr '127.0.0.1' option netmask '255.0.0.0' config globals 'globals' option ula_prefix 'fdcc:dda2:2909::/48' config interface 'lan' option type 'bridge' option ifname 'eth1' option proto 'static' option netmask '255.255.255.0' option ip6assign '60' option ipaddr '192.168.0.1' config interface 'wan' option ifname 'eth0' option proto 'dhcp' option hostname 'HomeNetwork' option macaddr 'A7:08:A1:6F:68:FD' config interface 'wan6' option ifname 'eth0' option proto 'dhcpv6' config switch option name 'switch0' option reset '1' option enable_vlan '1' config switch_vlan option device 'switch0' option vlan '1' option ports '1 2 3 4 6' config switch_vlan option device 'switch0' option vlan '2' option ports '5 0'