[Battlemesh] Chilling effect - Lockdown (FCC/EU) => any technical report/fact out there ?

David Hilton quercus.aeternam at gmail.com
Thu Feb 18 14:57:42 UTC 2016

If you were to update those routers to the latest US TP-Link firmware, then
try to upgrade you would fail.

The TP-Link router upgrade runs some check against the header (not a
cryptographic signature).

There is a known fix... but I've not seen the code for it myself.


On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 6:10 AM, Laurent GUERBY <laurent at guerby.net> wrote:

> On Wed, 2016-02-17 at 21:21 +0100, Benjamin Henrion wrote:
> > Any more technical details on how this is done? Just a simple uboot
> > mod or hardware keys?
> Hi,
> I'm concerned no one yet has provided us with technical detail
> on the lockdown (except openwrt wiki for TD-W8980 but this is not a
> complete lockdown), or at least where to purchase a "lockdown" router.
> Anyone with such a model willing to post a detailed analysis?
> We order 10-20 TP-Link routers each month as indoor CPE for our radio
> network (1) and flash them with our customized OpenWRT, the ones we
> bought this week don't have any kind of lockdown.
> Sincerely,
> Laurent
> (1) http://tetaneutral.net
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