Fixing poping noise on TP-link tl-wr703n router

I bought one of those fabulously cheap router (the TP-link Tl-wr703n) for a whopping $21,- on ebay, it comes pre-loaded with Chinese firmware.. As my mandarin is quite rusty, I decided to flash openwrt on it (read, this is THE reason to buy those little devices).

I wanted te make an audio-player of it.

First I installed Shairport on it, via this nice tutorial: Shairport+wr703N  which is a nice how-to to build your own image.

Unfortunately after flashing the device… it was dead, turns out.. I flashed the wrong image :S, as the web interface refused to write flash the by-me presented image, I did it the hardware, so flashing using “`mtd write image.bin firmware“` which bricked it… So I had to solder within 5 minutes the mailman passed me the package.. bummer :), luckily my soldering iron is always standby.

Continue reading Fixing poping noise on TP-link tl-wr703n router