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Suggestion for a custom firmware for my TP-Link WDR4300?

phr0zen 143 35 December 2, 2013 at 11:18 PM
Hey guys, just bought the TP-Link WDR4300 and using the stock firmware at the moment.

It seems I cannot plug in a drive larger than 2tb due to no support for GPT. And another problem I have is not all my TVs and devices are recognizing the files being served by the router although those same files can be played just fine through a usb stick. I did some research on that and it seems like the router does not really use a DLNA server, but Samba, not really sure.

My question is, will flashing it with Open WRT solve my issues or will it just be a waste of time? Thanks advance for any help! Big Grin



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You might try the OpenWRT forum.

The other thing you could do is not use the GPT partition table and use the more legacy MRT. I am surprised your TV and other devices all have support for GPT, while it's not new it's also not widely used.
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According to this post [], drives larger than 2TB should work in DD-WRT builds since 21676. This thread [] suggests that a newer build than 21676 was required for GPT support on another TP-LINK router, the WDR4900. The newest for your router seems to be 22118 [ftp], however, this is an experimental test build. You may also want to read this thread before trying DD-WRT: TP-Link WDR4300 Support [].
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Last edited by dhc014 December 3, 2013 at 06:51 AM.
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