A firmware update can resolve issues that the previous firmware version may have and improve its current performance.

To Upgrade

IMPORTANT: To prevent upgrade failures, please read the following before proceeding with the upgrade process

  • Please upgrade firmware from the local TP-Link official website of the purchase location for your TP-Link device, otherwise it will be against the warranty. Please click here to change site if necessary.
  • Please verify the hardware version of your device for the firmware version. Wrong firmware upgrade may damage your device and void the warranty. (Normally Vx.0=Vx.6/Vx.8 (eg:V1.0=V1.6/V1.8);   Vx.x0=Vx.x6/Vx.x8 (eg:V1.20=V1.26/V1.28)
    How to find the hardware version on a TP-Link device
  • Do NOT turn off the power during the upgrade process, as it may cause permanent damage to the product.
  • To avoid wireless disconnect issue during firmware upgrade process, it's recommended to upload firmware with wired connection unless there is no LAN/Ethernet port on your TP-Link device.
  • It's recommended that users stop all Internet applications on the computer, or simply disconnect Internet line from the device before the upgrade.
  • Use decompression software such as WinZIP or WinRAR to extract the file you download before the upgrade.


Published Date: 2014-10-31 Language: English File Size: 5.11 MB

Modifications and Bug Fixes:

  1. New Features/Enhancement:
    (1)Added IGMP Proxy/Snooping feature for muliticast applications, like IPTV;
    (2)Added IP NAT Table feature;
    (3)Added SNMP feature;
    (4)Added access security feature, inclueding local access control and SSL feature;
    (5)Added optional NetBIOS passthrough feature for L2TP/PPTP VPN;
    (6)Added a new feature to support Daylight Saving Time;
    (7)Added a new feature to defend against CSRF attacks;
    (8)Improved IPSec VPN feature;
    (9) Imporved NAT throughput for Russian L2TP/PPTP;
    (10)Improved DDNS feature, including auto/manual update for No-IP and DynDNS;
    (11)Improved system stability;
    (12)Optimized Virtual Server feature;
    (13) Optimized IP MAC Binding feature;
    (14)Optimized Policy routing feature;
    (15)Optimized IPSec ALG/Passthrough feature;
    (16)Expanded the scope of IP addresses can be added in the IP Pool used for L2TP/PPTP VPN.
  2. Bug Fixed:
    (1)Fixed some bugs on encrypted L2TP VPN;
    (2)Fixed encapsulation error in DNS reply packets from the router to the L2TP/PPTP clients.


1.For TL-ER604W V1;
2.Due to considerable modifications, config files for the previous firmwares may not work very well in the new firmware and vice versa. It is strongly recommended to reset and reconfig the router after upgrading to this firmware.


Published Date: 2014-07-14 Language: English File Size: 4.56 MB

Modifications and Bug Fixes:

  1. Added supports of IPTV function, including IGMP Proxy,Bridge,802.1Q VLAN modes.
  2. Added supports of SNMP function.
  3. Added supports of Daylight Saving Time function.
  4. Improved VPN function.
  5. Fixed some market feedback bugs.


For TL-ER604W V1


Published Date: 2013-01-16 Language: English File Size: 4.95 MB

Modifications and Bug Fixes:

  1. Official firmware first release.


For TL-ER604W V1

To Use Third Party Firmware In TP-Link Products

Some official firmware of TP-Link products can be replaced by the third party firmware such as DD-WRT. TP-Link is not obligated to provide any maintenance or support for it, 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.

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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.

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1.  The emulator is a virtual web GUI where you can experience the TP-Link product management panel.

2. The listed emulators might not have the latest firmware.

3.  The features displayed are for reference, and their availability may depend on local regulations. For more information, please refer to the datasheet or product page.

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