How to find the hardware version on a TP-Link device?

Some products have more than one hardware version, for example, a name ending with V1, V2, etc, and mostly, every version of product has a specific designed firmware.

 

Choose methods below to find the hardware version of your TP-Link products. 

  1. Look over from the label at the back of the device (for most of products).
  2. Look over from engraved characters (for products like USB adapters without labels).
  3. Look over from the management interface (for products with management interface).

Look over from the label

For most of products

Turn over the device, you can see a label at the back of the device, there is a character string “Ver:X.Y” (for example, Ver:1.0) in the Serial Number field, and the number X is the hardware version of the device. If the string is “Ver: 1.1”, normally it means that the hardware version is V1.

Note:

The firmware of EU and US are different hardware versions, do not use each other's firmware to upgrade your device.

 

Look over from engraved characters

For products (USB adapters) without labels:

The number at the end of the FCC ID indicates the hardware version. If there is no version number, like V2, after the model number, that means it’s version 1.

For TL-WN725N:

The version 1 has the sign like below.

The version 2 has the sign like this:

Look over from the management interface

 

For products with management interface:

Login the management page.

Open a web browser, enter the domain name which varies between different units in the address bar, login with admin for both username and password.

Below are the official domains currently in use:

Router - http://tplinkwifi.net

Cable Modem Router & DSL - http://tplinkmodem.net

Range Extender - http://tplinkrepeater.net

Wireless PLC - http://tplinkplc.net

There is a character string “Ver:X.Y” (for example, Ver:1.0) in the Serial Number field, and the number X is the hardware version of the device. If the string is “Ver: 1.1”, normally it means that the hardware version is V1. Different model has different management interface.

Please choose the category of your device in the table below.

Link here to find the correct product category of your model.

Wi-Fi Routers

Modems/Gateways

Network Expansion

Smart Home

Mobile Wi-Fi

Accessories

JetStream Switches

Auranet Business Wi-Fi

SafeStream Router

Pharos Wireless Broadband

 

 

For Wi-Fi Routers

Example A: 

Example B:

 

Example C:

Go to Advanced > System Tools > Firmware Upgrade.

 

For DSL Modems & Routers

Example A:

Example B:

Example C:

Example D:

Example E:

For Network Expansion:

Example A:

Example B:

For Smart Home (Cloud Cameras)

For Mobile Wi-Fi

Example A:

Example B:

For JetStream Switches

For Auranet Business Wi-Fi

For Pharos Wireless Broadband

Example A:

Example B:

For SafeStream Routers

Example A:

Example B:

Get to know more details of each function and configuration please go to Download Center to download the manual of your product.

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User Application Requirement | Updated 01-03-2017 11:10:32 AM