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-====== TP-Link TL-WDR7500 / TP-Link Archer C7 AC1750 ======+====== TP-Link TL-WDR7500 / TP-Link Archer C7 AC1750 ​/ TP-Link Archer C5 AC1200======
 Dual Band (concurrent) and Gigabit Ethernet. Advertised as 1750 Mbps. It has simultaneous Triple-Stream (3x3) radios on both 2.4GHz and 5 GHz Bands. It supports 802.11n in 2.4GHz for 450Mbps throughput and [[#​Tags|IEEE 802.11ac (draft)]] for 1300Mbps throughput in 5GHz. Dual Band (concurrent) and Gigabit Ethernet. Advertised as 1750 Mbps. It has simultaneous Triple-Stream (3x3) radios on both 2.4GHz and 5 GHz Bands. It supports 802.11n in 2.4GHz for 450Mbps throughput and [[#​Tags|IEEE 802.11ac (draft)]] for 1300Mbps throughput in 5GHz.
  
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 ^ Version/​Model ^ S/N ^ Release Date ^ OpenWrt Version Supported ^ Model Specific Notes ^ ^ Version/​Model ^ S/N ^ Release Date ^ OpenWrt Version Supported ^ Model Specific Notes ^
 | WDR7500 v2.0 (Archer C7R)| - | 2013-01-15 | [[https://​forum.openwrt.org/​viewtopic.php?​pid=213547#​p213547|custom build with target support patch]] 2.4GHz only| 6 external antennas. QCA9880-AR1A (v1). Available only in PRC. [[https://​forum.openwrt.org/​viewtopic.php?​id=44201|WiP]] [[http://​www.tp-link.com.cn/​product_double_299.html|product page]] [[http://​wikidevi.com/​wiki/​TP-LINK_TL-WDR7500_v2.x|wikidevi]] [[http://​www.aliexpress.com/​wholesale?​SearchText=TL-WDR7500|aliexpress]]| | WDR7500 v2.0 (Archer C7R)| - | 2013-01-15 | [[https://​forum.openwrt.org/​viewtopic.php?​pid=213547#​p213547|custom build with target support patch]] 2.4GHz only| 6 external antennas. QCA9880-AR1A (v1). Available only in PRC. [[https://​forum.openwrt.org/​viewtopic.php?​id=44201|WiP]] [[http://​www.tp-link.com.cn/​product_double_299.html|product page]] [[http://​wikidevi.com/​wiki/​TP-LINK_TL-WDR7500_v2.x|wikidevi]] [[http://​www.aliexpress.com/​wholesale?​SearchText=TL-WDR7500|aliexpress]]|
-| Archer C7 v1.0 | - | 2013-01-15 | [[https://​dev.openwrt.org/​changeset/​36790/​trunk|trunk r36790]] 2.4GHz only | 3 internal and 3 external antennas. QCA9880-AR1A (v1). [[http://​wikidevi.com/​wiki/​TP-LINK_Archer_C7|wikidevi]] [[http://​www.tp-link.com/​en/​products/​details/?​categoryid=2872&​model=Archer+C7|product page]] |+| Archer C7 v1.0 | - | 2013-01-15 | [[https://​dev.openwrt.org/​changeset/​36790/​trunk|r36790]] 2.4GHz only | 3 internal and 3 external antennas. QCA9880-AR1A (v1). [[http://​wikidevi.com/​wiki/​TP-LINK_Archer_C7|wikidevi]] [[http://​www.tp-link.com/​en/​products/​details/?​categoryid=2872&​model=Archer+C7|product page]] |
 | Archer C7 v1.1 | - | 2013-??-?? | [[https://​forum.openwrt.org/​viewtopic.php?​pid=226678#​p226678|trunk]] 2.4GHz only| 3 internal and 3 external antennas. QCA9880-AR1A (v1)| | Archer C7 v1.1 | - | 2013-??-?? | [[https://​forum.openwrt.org/​viewtopic.php?​pid=226678#​p226678|trunk]] 2.4GHz only| 3 internal and 3 external antennas. QCA9880-AR1A (v1)|
-| Archer C7 v2.0 | - | 2013-12-17 | Trunk [[https://​dev.openwrt.org/​changeset/​40463|r40463]]-[[https://​dev.openwrt.org/​changeset/​40799|r40799]]. 5GHz is [[http://​www.reddit.com/​r/​openwrt/​comments/​29966o/​samcrawfords_comparison_of_cheap_openwrt_routers/​cik8kgd|broken]] in [[https://​dev.openwrt.org/​changeset/​40800|r40800]]-[[https://​dev.openwrt.org/​changeset/​41755|r41755]] ([[https://​dev.openwrt.org/​ticket/​16589|#​16589]]). All working from [[https://​dev.openwrt.org/​ticket/​16589#​comment:​38|r41757]]| 3 internal and 3 external antennas. QCA9880-BR4A (v2). v2.0 printed on serial label on packaging. TP-Link support say "V2 has improved chipset which is DFS certificated. The flash capacity is 16MB compared to 8MB of V1. V2 also fixed a few bugs on V1". [[https://​forum.openwrt.org/​viewtopic.php?​pid=226595#​p226595|forum]] [[http://​blog.naver.com/​ckdalsdk12/​40208033303|photos]] [[http://​www.tp-link.com/​en/​support/​download/?​model=Archer+C7&​version=V2|stock firmware]] [[https://​wikidevi.com/​wiki/​TP-Link_Archer_C7_v2|wikidevi]] |+| Archer C7 v2.0 | - | 2013-12-17 | Early support in [[https://​dev.openwrt.org/​changeset/​40463|r40463]]-[[https://​dev.openwrt.org/​changeset/​40799|r40799]]. All working from [[https://​dev.openwrt.org/​ticket/​16589#​comment:​38|r41757]]| 3 internal and 3 external antennas. QCA9880-BR4A (v2). v2.0 printed on serial label on packaging. TP-Link support say "V2 has improved chipset which is DFS certificated. The flash capacity is 16MB compared to 8MB of V1. V2 also fixed a few bugs on V1". [[https://​forum.openwrt.org/​viewtopic.php?​pid=226595#​p226595|forum]] [[http://​blog.naver.com/​ckdalsdk12/​40208033303|photos]] [[http://​www.tp-link.com/​en/​support/​download/?​model=Archer+C7&​version=V2|stock firmware]] [[https://​wikidevi.com/​wiki/​TP-Link_Archer_C7_v2|wikidevi]] |
 | WDR7500 v3.0 | - | 2014-??-?? | ? | 6 external antennas. QCA9880-BR4A (v2). Currently available only in PRC [[https://​forum.openwrt.org/​viewtopic.php?​id=51150|photos]]| | WDR7500 v3.0 | - | 2014-??-?? | ? | 6 external antennas. QCA9880-BR4A (v2). Currently available only in PRC [[https://​forum.openwrt.org/​viewtopic.php?​id=51150|photos]]|
 +| Archer C5 v1.20 | - | ? | Barrier Breaker | 3 internal and 3 external antennas. QCA9880-BR4A (v2). Same as C7 v2.0. Installation of OpenWrt was straightforward on this model |
 +| Archer C5 v2.x | - | ? | - | Version 2.x is based on Broadcom chips rather than Atheros and not supported yet |
  
 For the Archer C7 v1.x and WDR7500 v2.x, the 5GHz 802.11a/​n/​ac functionality is not supported, and likely will never be, since support for the AR1A (v1) variant of QCA9880 chip is not included in the open source ath10k driver. For the Archer C7 v1.x and WDR7500 v2.x, the 5GHz 802.11a/​n/​ac functionality is not supported, and likely will never be, since support for the AR1A (v1) variant of QCA9880 chip is not included in the open source ath10k driver.
 The Archer C7 v2.x uses the BR4A (v2) variant which is supported in ath10k [[http://​wireless.kernel.org/​en/​users/​Drivers/​ath10k|ath10k Linux]] The Archer C7 v2.x uses the BR4A (v2) variant which is supported in ath10k [[http://​wireless.kernel.org/​en/​users/​Drivers/​ath10k|ath10k Linux]]
- 
-OEM source code for C7 v1 available at: [[http://​www.tp-link.com/​resources/​gpl/​Archer_C7_1.0.tar.gz]] 
  
 ===== Quick Start Guide ===== ===== Quick Start Guide =====
-At the time of writing ​(August 2014), ​Barrier Breaker 14.07 will be released soon. A release candidate ​(currently up to rc3is available that works quite well and includes the web GUI+The current stable release ​(Barrier Breaker 14.07) provides full support for this router and has Luci (webUIbuilt-in.
  
-  * Download the 14.07-rc3 build of OpenWRT to your PC.  The files are located here: https://​downloads.openwrt.org/​barrier_breaker/​14.07-rc3/​ar71xx/​generic/ ​download the *-factory.bin ​version +  * Download the 14.07 build of OpenWRT to your PC. 
-    *Archer C7 V1.X https://​downloads.openwrt.org/​barrier_breaker/​14.07-rc3/​ar71xx/​generic/​openwrt-ar71xx-generic-archer-c7-v1-squashfs-factory.bin +    * Archer C7 V1.X https://​downloads.openwrt.org/​barrier_breaker/​14.07/​ar71xx/​generic/​openwrt-ar71xx-generic-archer-c7-v1-squashfs-factory.bin 
-    *Archer ​C7 V2 https://​downloads.openwrt.org/​barrier_breaker/​14.07-rc3/​ar71xx/​generic/​openwrt-ar71xx-generic-archer-c7-v2-squashfs-factory.bin +    * Archer C7 V2 https://​downloads.openwrt.org/​barrier_breaker/​14.07/​ar71xx/​generic/​openwrt-ar71xx-generic-archer-c7-v2-squashfs-factory.bin 
-  * connect your PC to a LAN port of the TP-link. ​ Login to the TP-link web administration ​webpage Under '​System Tools' select '​Firmware Upgrade'​. ​ Browse to the previously downloaded *.bin file.  Click Upgrade.+    * Archer ​C5 V1.X https://​downloads.openwrt.org/​barrier_breaker/​14.07/​ar71xx/​generic/​openwrt-ar71xx-generic-archer-c5-squashfs-factory.bin 
 +  * Check the MD5-Hash of the file you downloaded and compare it with the Hash at https://​downloads.openwrt.org/​barrier_breaker/​14.07/​ar71xx/​generic/​md5sums. If it doesn'​t match, redownload the file. 
 +  * connect your PC to a LAN port of the TP-link. ​If the configuration was not changed, the DHCP on the router will give you a 192.168.0.X address and the TP-link web administration ​page is http://192.168.0.1/. (User: admin, Password: admin) ​Under '​System Tools' select '​Firmware Upgrade'​. ​ Browse to the previously downloaded *.bin file. Click Upgrade
 +    * If the Webinterface tells you 'You have no authority to access this router!'​ that's because your browser does not send the correct HTTP referer header. Disable addons or use a different browser.
   * Connect to http://​192.168.1.1 with your web browser   * Connect to http://​192.168.1.1 with your web browser
-  * Set your password and configure the router through the web UI.  ​+  * Set your password and configure the router through the web UI.  ​[[http://​wiki.openwrt.org/​doc/​howto/​basic.config|Basic Config]] 
 +  * Congratulations! You just installed OpenWrt on your Router! 
 + 
 +**Note:** Luci for Barrier Breaker does not supporting configuring 802.11ac via the web GUI (supported in Chaos Calmer trunk branch as of 10/2014). To enable 802.11ac, run the following commands from the command line (telnet/​ssh):​ 
 +<​code>​uci set wireless.radio0.htmode=VHT80 
 +uci commit 
 +wifi 
 +</​code>​ 
 + 
 +Forum discussion/​support thread: [[https://​forum.openwrt.org/​viewtopic.php?​id=44201]]
  
-Forum[[https://​forum.openwrt.org/​viewtopic.php?​id=44201]]+**Note**Factory default IP address range is 192.168.0.1 while OpenWrt uses 192.168.1.1 by default. If you have trouble accessing your router after initial flash, check that you have a 192.168.1.x IP address on your PC.
  
 ===== Hardware Highlights ===== ===== Hardware Highlights =====
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 ===== Hardware ===== ===== Hardware =====
 ==== Info ==== ==== Info ====
-|  **Version:​** |  **TL-WDR7500 v2.x (Archer C7R)** ​ |  **Archer C7 v1.x** ​ |  **Archer C7 v2.x** ​ |+|  **Version:​** |  **TL-WDR7500 v2.x (Archer C7R)** ​ |  **Archer C7 v1.x** ​ |  **Archer C7 v2.x / C5**  |
 |  **[[wp>​Instruction set]]:** |  [[wp>​MIPS architecture|MIPS]] ​ ||| |  **[[wp>​Instruction set]]:** |  [[wp>​MIPS architecture|MIPS]] ​ |||
 |  **Vendor:** |  [[wp>​Qualcomm Atheros]] ​ ||| |  **Vendor:** |  [[wp>​Qualcomm Atheros]] ​ |||
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     * idle power 2.2 to 2.4 W     * idle power 2.2 to 2.4 W
     * downloading via wifi at 12 Mbps through router instance of OpenVPN w/​compression 3.1 W     * downloading via wifi at 12 Mbps through router instance of OpenVPN w/​compression 3.1 W
 +    * idle with all gigabit ports connected and both wlans enabled: 5.5 W
  
  
 ===== Configuration ===== ===== Configuration =====
 +
 +==== Port Map ====
   * [[https://​dev.openwrt.org/​changeset/​37507|switch port map]]   * [[https://​dev.openwrt.org/​changeset/​37507|switch port map]]
 +
 +Switch Ports:
 +|0|eth1|
 +|1|WAN|
 +|2|LAN1|
 +|3|LAN2|
 +|4|LAN3|
 +|5|LAN4|
 +|6|eth0|
 +
 +==== VLAN Tagging for WAN ====
 +Note that the WAN port is port #1 and connected to eth0.\\
 +To tag the WAN port create the VLAN ID under "​Network => Switch"​ and assign it to "Port #1" and "Port #6".
 +Under "​Network => Interface"​ edit the "​WAN"​ interface and for its "​Physical Settings"​ use eth0.<​VLAN ID>\\
 +Example: VLAN ID 7 for German Telekom VDSL would be eth0.7
  
 ==== Flash Layout ==== ==== Flash Layout ====
  
-| 0x000000000000-0x000000020000 | "​u-boot"​ | /​dev/​mtdblock0 ​+| 0x000000000000-0x000000020000 | "​u-boot"​ | 
-... +| 0x000000020000-0x000000120000 | "​kernel" ​
-... +| 0x000000120000-0x0000007e0000 | "​rootfs"​ | 
-Bootloader info provided, but other missed in copy/paste :(+| 0x0000007e0000-0x0000007f0000 | "​config"​ | 
 +| 0x0000007f0000-0x000000800000 | "​ART"​ | 
  
 ==== Return to Factory Firmware ==== ==== Return to Factory Firmware ====
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 <​code>​ <​code>​
 mtd -r write /​tmp/​tplink.bin firmware mtd -r write /​tmp/​tplink.bin firmware
 +</​code>​
 +
 +==== TFTP Recovery (De-Bricking) ====
 +
 +The serial-less TFTP recovery method for the [[toh:​tp-link:​tl-wdr4300#​de-brick_or_oem_installation_using_the_tftp_recovery|TP-Link TL-WDR4300]] also works for the Archer C7 (confirmed only on v2).
 +
 +For firmware revisions before 3.14.1 (140929), the router looks for an IP address of 192.168.1.66 and a file named ArcherC7v2_tp_recovery.bin. Firmware 3.14.1 updates the bootloader to look for an IP address of 192.168.0.66 and a file named ArcherC7v3_tp_recovery.bin even on hardware v2 units.
 +
 +To activate TFTP Recovery press and hold WPS/Reset Button during powering on until WPS LED turns on.
 +Setup your computer to 192.168.0.66 (SubnetMask /24 = 255.255.255.0) and connect it to LAN1.
 +Start TFTP server and provide recovery file with it.
 +
 +For de-bricking with an OpenWrt image use the factory.bin image.
 +:!: In case you are flashing back original firmware, make sure original firmware image name does not contain word ''​**boot**''​ -> [[#​back.to.original.firmware]].
 +
 +=== Recovery using serial connection ===
 +
 +<​code>​
 +tftp 0x81000000 openwrt-ar71xx-generic-archer-c5-squashfs-factory.bin
 +erase 0x9f020000 +f80000
 +cp.b 0x81000000 0x9f020000 0xf80000
 +reset
 </​code>​ </​code>​
  
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 </​HTML>​ </​HTML>​
  
 +OEM GPL Source (v1): [[http://​www.tp-link.com/​resources/​gpl/​Archer_C7_1.0.tar.gz]]
 +GPL source (v2): http://​www.tp-link.com/​resources/​gpl/​ArcherC7v2_un_gpl.zip
  
 ===== Tags ===== ===== Tags =====
-{{tag>​GigabitEthernet 2NIC 2WNIC 5Port 74Kc 128ram 8flash 2usb ap135 qca9558 qca9880 802.11ac ath10k 802.11n 802.11g 802.11b 802.11a simultan MiniPCIexpress}}+{{tag>​GigabitEthernet 2NIC 2WNIC 5Port 74Kc 128ram 8flash ​16flash ​2usb ap135 qca9558 qca9880 802.11ac ath10k 802.11n 802.11g 802.11b 802.11a simultan MiniPCIexpress}}
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