TL-WR841ND dd-wrt To Factory Firmware

How to revert TL-WR841ND router back to factory firmware?

Posted by Amritpal Singh on April 06, 2018

In this tutorial, you will learn to revert  TP Link TL-WR841ND router running Linux based custom dd-wrt firmware back to original factory firmware. The advantage of running factory firmware is that it is lightweight and gives you better performance. This procedure requires you to have a Windows OS computer. In addition, it also requires you to have TFTP server software installed.

Step 1: Download original router firmware file from TP Link website:

Step 2: Extract the zip file and rename the .bin firmware file to wr841nv9_tp_recovery.bin and place it into a folder called recovery.

Step 3: Download and install TFTP server from the following website:

Step 4: Connect Ethernet cable from router LAN port to your computer's LAN port, disable wifi. At this point you will lose internet connection, this is how we want it.

Step 5: Manually change your computer's IPv4 address information to the following:
IPv4 address:
Subnet Mask:

Step 6: Launch the TFTP Server software and select the current directory to be the recovery directory containing the wr841nv9_tp_recovery.bin file and for the server interface select option.

Step 7: Power cycle the router and hold the reset button for up to 4 seconds.

Step 8. Wait for a few seconds, the firmware will be loaded onto the router and the router will reboot automatically. Note that this process may take up to 2 minutes, do not turn off power during this process.

Done! At this point, you should have your router back to original factory firmware setup, you can confirm by visiting to verify it. This same procedure applies to unbricking your TP Link TL-WR841ND router.


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