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.

Deco X5000(US)_V1.6_1.2.5 Build 20240106

Published Date: 2024-01-31 Language: English File Size: 25.12 MB

Modifications and Bug Fixes:
1. Fixed the bug that traffic statistics results may be abnormal.
2. Optimized mesh network stability.
3. Fixed bug where the client was misrecognized.
4. Fixed the bug where the SSID would be reset when the guest network was re-enabled after being turned off
5. Optimized IPv6 firewall.
6. Enhanced system security.

1. Your device's configuration will not be lost after upgrading, which means you don't need to configure your device again after upgrading.

Deco X5000(US)_V1.6_1.2.4 Build 20230601

Published Date: 2023-06-12 Language: Multi-language File Size: 24.76 MB

New Features/Enhancements:
1. Support for customizing Satellite Deco signal source.
2. Support for customizing Clients connection preference.
3. Support for Reboot Schedule.
4. Support for NO-IP and DynDNS.
5. Support for setting Effective Time and Bandwidth Limit for guest network.
6. Added Smart DHCP switch under Access Point mode.
7. Added an alert in the App when the main Deco and modem negotiation speed is only 10/100Mbps.
8. Added VPN server/client features, including Open VPN, L2TP VPN and PPTP VPN.
9. Added the static route function.
10. Added the ability to customize the MTU.
11. Added IOT network function.
12. Added SafeSearch function and Youtube Restrict function in the Homeshield.
15. Improved system stability.
16. Optimized the Homeshield function.
17. optimized some performance issues in specific scenarios
18. Fixed the bug that the traffic statistic feature doesn't work properly when main Deco is working as AP mode.

1. This firmware can not be degraded to the previous version.
2. Please update your Deco APP to the latest version for the new features.
3. If there are other Deco models in your Deco network, you may miss some new features till other models release updates in the near future.

Deco X5000(US)_V1.6_1.0.17 Build 20230228

Published Date: 2023-05-17 Language: Multi-language File Size: 22.40 MB

First firmware release.

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 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.


TP-Link Deco

The Deco app allows you to quickly and easily install and manage your Deco Whole-Home Wi-Fi System.