Saturday, 19 January 2013

Looking for English interface for your TP-Link TL-WR703N router?  The wait is over.

Disclaimer  : Before u go ahead with the steps, let me make it clear that I am not responsible for any bricked devices so please do it at your own risk.
I’ve tried my best to make it as easy as possible  to understand and follow but if u still have any query u can leave comments.

It works with v1.5 and v1.6 (these have been tested).
See pic below to find out which version of router you've got.

Pre-requisites : 
LAN/RJ-45 cable (u don’t want to flash your router wirelessly huh!!)
New bin File… Click here to download
WinRAR or 7Zip or any other software to extract the files.

Known issues:
Since we are flashing modded bin of TL-WR3020 to TL-WR703N(both have the same hardware except number of LED's) the only issue till date is that LED won’t blink when connected through a DSL modem but that doesn’t affect the functionality(I don’t think that’s a deal breaker as you r gonna get an English interface) and who keeps looking at the LED all the time?

LED works just fine if you use it with any USB dongle and Of course you always have the option to go back to the stock firmware.

Procedure : 
1- First extract the zip file you just downloaded.
2- Connect ur router to ur computer through a LAN/RJ-45 cable, 
3- Open your web browser(preferably Internet Explorer). In the address bar type and hit enter.
Username : admin
Password : admin
4- Now you need to select the bin file for flashing.
How to know where to click to select the bin file? Check screenshot below(Click on image to enlarge).

Click on appropriate options as shown above and select upload bin fine and click on OK
Wait for 2-3 minutes, router will auto restart Just wait n watch you’ll have the English interface in front of you.

If after flashing you are not able to access your router using the default IP( then access it using IP -

Do NOT turn off the power or remove the Ethernet cable during the upgrade process 

Not happy with the new interface? Wanna go back to old Chinese interface?
Click here and download the Original bin and simply follow the aforesaid instructions to flash n you’ll have the old interface back.

Hope it helps...Please don't forget to leave Comments

Happy Flashing :)