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TP-Link CPE510/CPE520

TP-Link CPE510/520 is a 5 GHz outdoor access point similar to Ubiquiti NanoStations. There is also a 2.4 GHz Version of this AP, the TP-Link CPE210/220. The device has a built-in 13 dBi 2x2 dual-polarized directional MIMO antenna with a beamwidth of 45° (H-Plane) and 30° (E-Plane).









1,Connect the TP-Link CPE510 with your computer via ethernet
2,Set the IP address of your computer to with a subnetmask of
3,Open your browser, go to and accept the invalid certificate
4,Log in with user "admin" and password "admin", change the password in the next step
5,Go to the "System" tab and upload the OpenWrt firmware in the "Firmware Update" section and select "Restore" in the dialog promted
the filename is limited to a length of 68 characters (as of: "1.3.0 Build 20150612 Rel. 50997", the real limit seems to be 80 characters - including the implicite prefix "C:\fakepath\")
6,Follow official OpenWrt setup instructions (e.g. IP address of the device is now




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