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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 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)
    It is NOT suggested to upgrade firmware which is not for your region. Please click here to choose your own region and download the most suitable firmware version. ( eg. the firmware of EU and US are different hardware versions)
  • Do NOT turn off the power during the upgrade process, as it may cause permanent damage to the product.
  • Do NOT upgrade the firmware through wireless connection unless the TP-Link 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 the upgrade.
  • Use decompression software such as WinZIP or WinRAR to extract the file you download before the upgrade.
Archer C8_V1_150515
Published Date: 2015-05-15 Language: English 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

Archer C8_V1_150316
Published Date: 2015-03-16 Language: English 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
Published Date: 2014-10-23 Language: English 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.

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.

Open Source Code For Programmers (GPL)

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 termshere. 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.


Published Date: 2018-10-29 Language: English File Size: 2.53 MB
Operating System: Mac OS 10.9-10.14
Published Date: 2018-05-03 Language: English File Size: 2.53 MB
Operating System: Mac OS 10.9-10.13
Published Date: 2016-11-03 Language: English File Size: 14.6 MB
Operating System: WinXP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10


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.

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