I have been using Nils Jakobi’s “How to build a WiFi enabled Tether Management System” on the OpenROV Community Hacks as a guide to programming the newer TP-LINK TL-WR802N Wireless N300 Travel Router.
One of the first problems is that the router cannot be communicated with over the wired LAN link initially. It will not respond to IP 192.168.0.254 like the TP-Link N150 Wireless Travel Router that he used. I have been able to talk to it over its WiFi link and have changed the Working (Operating) Mode to “AP” per his instructions. I have then verified that I can talk to the router over the wired LAN Link at IP 192.168.0.254. However when I set the wired LAN link to a Static IP of 192.168.254.2, per his instructions, to be able to communicate with the OpenROV Cockpit, and reboot, I can no longer communicate with the router over the wired LAN link using IP 192.168.254.2 from my laptop.
Perhaps this 300 Mbps version of the original 150Mbs router has substantially different operating firmware and may not work in this application?
Apparently Nils Jakobi is no longer a member of the OpenROV Forum as I cannot send him a message or I would ask him directly.