AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router
Archer C8

Download for Archer C8 V1

IMPORTANT: Model and hardware version availability varies by region. Please refer to your TP-LINK regional website to determine product availability.
Product Overview


  1. [1145] How to Set up Parental Controls of Archer C9_V1, C8, C5_V2, C1900?
  2. [1144] How to set up system time of Archer C9_V1, C8, C5_V2, C1900?
  3. [1124] How to Set up Parental Controls of Wi-Fi Routers (new designed blue UI)?
  4. [1123] How to set up system time of Wi-Fi Routers (new designed blue UI)?
  5. [1105] Why my Wi-Fi Router cannot get WAN parameters from my modem (new designed blue UI)?
  6. [1077] What should I do if internet speed is slow when the device is connected to the router’s wireless network
  7. [1068] Why cannot I access the internet after successfully connected to the TP-LINK router’s wireless network (new designed blue UI)?
  8. [1066] Why my TP-LINK Router gets a WAN IP from the modem but no internet access(new designed blue UI)?
  9. [1065] How to upgrade the firmware version of TP-LINK wireless router (new designed blue UI)?
  10. [0851] How to set up IPv6 service on the Archer C8, Archer C9, Archer C5 V2
  11. [0825] How to configure WDS Bridging on the Archer C8_V1&V2, C9_V1, C5 V2,C1900 V1
  12. [0785] Why port forwarding feature is not working on my router?
  13. [0766] Why my default wireless network name/SSID has been changed after upgrading the firmware?
  14. [0756] How do I share a USB drive on my Archer C8, C9, C5 V2, router?
  15. [0747] How to set up DDNS (DynDNS) on the Archer C8, C5 V2, router?
  16. [0746] How to set up DDNS (No-IP) on the Archer C8 , C5 V2, router?
  17. [0745] How to share a printer on your local network through the Archer C8, C9, C5 V2, router?
  18. [0744] How to setup and share a printer on your local network with Print Server feature on the TP-LINK device? (MAC OS)
  19. [0743] How to configure Guest Network on the Archer C8, C9, C5 V2, router?
  20. [0742] How do I open ports on the Archer C8, C9, C5 V2, router?
  21. [0734] How to configure an IP address reservation on the Archer C8 , C5 V2, router?
  22. [0733] How to setup and use the FTP Server Function on the Archer C8, C9, C5 V2 router
  23. [0732] How to share and access files on your local network drive through the Archer C8, C9, C5 V2 router?
  24. [0731] How to enable Media Sharing on the Archer C8, C9, C5 V2, router?
  25. [0714] How to configure Dynamic IP or Static IP on the TP-LINK Wi-Fi router to work with a Cable/Fiber modem or a community network(new designed blue UI)?
  26. [0713] How to configure TP-LINK Wi-Fi router to work with a DSL modem(new designed blue UI)?
  27. [0712] How to log into the web-based interface of the Wi-Fi router(new designed blue UI)?
  28. [0468] How to improve my wireless speed or range?
  29. [0465] Performance Comparison Chart of TP-LINK Wireless Router
  30. [0429] Why cannot I connect to the secured wireless network?
  31. [0420] How to Use the Local Storage Sharing Feature
  32. [0415] How to Use Print Server Function on TP-LINK Router?
  33. [0325] How to open the network shared folder with TP-LINK wireless routers on Windows computer?
  34. [0279] How to access my USB NAS device on the TP-LINK wireless routers from my Mac computer?


  • Please note: The products of TP-LINK partly contain software code developed by third parties, including software code subject to the GNU General Public Licence (“GPL“), Version 1/Version 2/Version 3 or GNU Lesser General Public License("LGPL"). You may use the respective software condition to following the GPL licence terms.

    You can review, print and download the respective GPL licence terms here. You receive the GPL source codes of the respective software used in TP-LINK products for direct download and further information, including a list of TP-LINK software that contain GPL software code under GPL Code Center.

    The respective programs are distributed WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the respective GNU General Public License for more details.

  • Please verify the hardware version of your device for the firmware version. Wrong firmware upgrade may damage your device and void the warranty. (Normally V1.x=V1)
  • Do NOT turn off the power during upgrade.
  • Do NOT upgrade the firmware through wireless connection unless the device only has wireless connection;
  • It's recommended that users stop all Internet applications on the computer, or simply disconnect Internet line from the device before upgrade.
  • Use decompression software such as WinZIP or WinRAR to extract the file you download before upgrade.
File Size
10.87 MB
Modifications and Bug Fixes

1. New Features/Enhancement:
(1)Improved the stability with multicast streaming and improved the compatibility with BT IPTV in UK;
(2)Improved security mechanism when accessing the FTP server in WAN port.
(3)Improved the time displays in the USB storage sharing and FTP function.
2. Bug Fixed:
(1)Fixed the security bug caused by overflowing of kcodes buffer;
(2)Fixed the bug that ARP binding failure after rebooting C8 when enabling the Guest network.
(3)Fixed the bug that the Guest network won’t establish after rebooting the main wireless signals.


For Archer C8(UN) V1
1. Old firmware’s configuration file can be imported into this new firmware
2. Your device’s configuration will be lost after upgrading, which means you need to configure your device again

File Size
10.86 MB
Modifications and Bug Fixes
New Features/Enhancement:
1.Improved stability and performance with Tether APP.
2.Improved the IPv6 support function, and added the support for 48&56 bit prefix.
3.Optimized the stability of wireless.
4.Added the support with special character”_” of username and password. 
5.Improved the performance of USB module especially for NTFS format and added support for exfat, hfsplus system.
Bug Fixed:
1.Fixed the directory traversal security bug.
2.Fixed a bug that ES File Explorer cannot access the USB file sharing with password.
3.Fixed a bug that NAT loopback failure. 
 For Archer C8
File Size
10.41 MB
Modifications and Bug Fixes
  1. New Features/Enhancement:
    (1)Added a new login domain name "" for web-based management(Compatible with login domain name "");
    (2)Optimized the "Guest Network" function
    (3)Optimized the performance of web server and fixed some bugs on web display;
    (4)Enhanced the stability of WDS module;
    (5)Added the support for TP-LINK Tether 2.0 Mobile App.
  2. Bug Fixed:
    (1)Fixed bug that web page display "not lauching" after logining DDNS successfully.
For Archer C8(UN)_V1
The router will reset after upgrading this firmware.
The configure file of old firmware cannot be used in this firmware.
Some official firmware of TP-LINK products can be replaced by the third party firmware such as DD-WRT. TP-LINK does not provide technical support and does not guarantee the performance and stability of third party firmware. Damage to the product as a result of using third party firmware will void the product's warranty.


File Size
9.62 MB
Operating System
For Archer C8 V1.0
File Size
2.26 MB
Operating System

Only supports from Mac OS 10.6 to 10.10 Yosemite


TP-LINK Tether
TP-LINK Tether provides the easiest way to access and manage your network with your iOS or Android devices. Learn more about TP-LINK Tether and Compatible Devices.

Note: To use Tether, please update your router’s firmware to the latest version.

GPL Code


Firmware Version
Working Mode