I have recently bought a tp-link wr1043nd version 1.10 and flashed gargoyle firmware 1.5.9 onto it after the intermediate step of flashing from stock firmware to German version of firmware.
I have read that the intermediate step of flashing to the German firmware should preserve the WAN port (prevent the WAN port from being disabled, if other alternative firmwares were installed to the router).
Right now, the gargoyle firmware has been successfully flashed, but no internet! I believe that the lack of internet is similar to the WAN port being disabled issue that I was trying to prevent.
Any input as to how to revert back to stock firmware? I'm trying very hard to avoid a 'brick'. A link to the appropriate, correct firmware would be appreciated. As would step by step instructions on how to apply this firmware to the router.
I'm not very good with technology in general but I'm looking to use some features in third party firmware to:
- control bandwidth quota per device
- monitor bandwidth usage as well.
I am also up for suggestions as to new router choices that would be compatible with any of the third party firmwares that offer the 'bandwidth quota control' feature as well as any routers that come with the 'bandwidth quota' feature already straight out of the box!