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    ath79: add support for TP-Link Archer A7 · 1e4ee63c
    Karl-Felix Glatzer authored
    This patch adds support for TP-Link Archer A7
    - SOC: QCA9563
    - Flash: 16 MiB (SPI)
    - RAM: 128 MiB (DDR2)
    - Ethernet: 4x 1Gbps LAN + 1x 1Gbps WAN
    - Wireless:
      - 2.4GHz (bgn) SoC internal
      - 5GHz (ac) QCA988x
    - USB: 1x USB 2.0 port
    - Button: 1x power, 1x reset, 1x wps
    - LED: 10x LEDs
    - UART: holes in PCB
      - Vcc, GND, RX, TX from ethernet port side
      - 115200n8
    Flash instructions:
    Upload openwrt-ath79-generic-tplink_archer-a7-v5-squashfs-factory.bin
    via the Webinterface.
    Flash instruction using tftp recovery:
    1. Connect the computer to one of the LAN ports of the Archer A7
    2. Set the computer IP to
    3. Start a tftp server with the OpenWrt factory image in the tftp
       root directory renamed to ArcherC7v5_tp_recovery.bin
    2. Connect power cable to Archer A7, press and hold the reset button
       and turn the router on
    3. Keep the reset button pressed for ~5 seconds
    4. Wait ~150 seconds to complete flashing
    Changes since first revision:
      - Flash instructions using stock image webinterface
      - Changed "Version 5" in model string to "v5"
      - Split DTS file in qca9563_tplink_archer-x7-v5.dtsi
        and qca9563_tplink_archer-a7-v5.dts
      - Firmware image is now build with dynamic partitioning
      - Default to ath10k-ct
    Changes since second revision:
      - Changed uboot@0 to uboot@20000 in DTS file
      - Fixed ordering issue in board led script
      - Specify firmware partition format in DTS file
      - Rebased Makefile device definition on common
        Device/tplink-safeloader-uimage definition
      - Merged switch section in network script
        (same configuration as tplink,tl-wdr3600
        and tplink,tl-wdr4300)
    Signed-off-by: default avatarKarl-Felix Glatzer <>