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.
- Look over from the label at the back of the device (for most of products).
- Look over from engraved characters (for products like USB adapters without labels).
- Look over from the management interface (for products with management interface).
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.
The firmware of EU and US are different hardware versions, do not use each other's firmware to upgrade your device.
Please pay attention to the following 4 models of cable modem that have some special condition. The real hardware version can be found on the left part of the label. But there is another version which is higher than it marked on the right part, which is the version stands for new VI.
TC-7610(US) 1.0, TC-7620(US) 1.0, TC-W7960 (US) 1.0, Archer CR700 (US) 1.0
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.
The version 1 has the sign like below.
The version 2 has the sign like this:
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.
Go to Advanced > System Tools > Firmware Upgrade.
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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