Before start the whole installation process, we must know about the Open-Wrt firmware.
OpenWrt is a project which targets Linux operating system based embedded devices.It provides multiple types of firmware for networking devices which is fully customizable. Instead of trying to create a single, static firmware, OpenWrt provides a fully writable filesystem with package management.
This frees you from the application selection and configuration provided by the vendor and allows you to customize the device through the use of packages to suit any application.
For developers, OpenWrt is the framework to build an application without having to build a complete firmware around it; for users this means the ability for full customization, to use the device in ways never envisioned.
Open-Wrt firmware has the capability to enhance the performance for your router or any embedded devices.
To install Open-Wrt firmware on your networking device we must be aware of our device’s hardware . Because any incompatible hardware could be damage during the firmware installation.
Here we’ll try to install Open-Wrt Firmware on TP-Link Wr740N Ver.4 which is compatible with Openwrt.
Note: Download the factory.bin file which match to your router’s model No.and hardware’s version No.
Step 2: After download .bin file, Plugin your router with LAN and connect the LAN to Computer’s LAN port.
Note: This operation must be on LAN because on wireless it could be unsuccessful and in result your router could be dead permanently.
Step 3: Open any web browser and fill your router’s default IP Address which is 192.168.0.1 by default and hit Enter.
Step 4: Fill your login credentials which are admin and admin or 12345 and Hit Enter.
Step 5: Go to System Tools > Firmware Upgrade menu.
Step 6: Now Browse the .bin file from your computer and Click On Upgrade button. It will take 2-3 Minutes to install the firmware on router.
Note: Do not power off your router during up-gradation otherwise it will damage your router.
Step 7: After successful up-gradation your router’s default IP Address will be 192.168.1.1 without any password.
You can see the router model , hardware version and other details on status page. Enjoy .