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Published Date: 2022-02-21 Language: English File Size: 1.75 MB
Operating System: Mac OS 10.15/11.x/12.x


Published Date: 2018-10-29 Language: English File Size: 2.53 MB
Operating System: Mac OS 10.9-10.14


Published Date: 2017-02-20 Language: English File Size: 14.26MB
Operating System: Win2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/8/8.1/10


Published Date: 2012-11-27 Language: English File Size: 10.29 MB
Operating System: WinXP/Vista/7/8


For TD-W8968 v1

Setup Video

  • How to turn a router into an Access Point?



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: 2013-12-26 Language: English File Size: 6.26 MB

Modifications and Bug Fixes:

  1. Fixed the compatibility problem between media server and PlayStation 3.
  2. Fixed a bug when adding virtual server items on 3G interface, the items cannnot be displayed.
  3. Fixed a bug when leaving the internal port blank,the virtual server item cannot be saved.
  4. Fixed a bug when unchecked anonymous access, file server cannot be accessed by some Android smb apps.
  5. Fixed a bug when opening the Firewall and selecting Deny as Default Filtering Rules, lan devices cannot communicate with each other.
  6. Improved security working mechanism.


After upgrading this firmware, the device will be restored to factory defaults, and cannot be restored from the previous backuped configuration settings.
Firmware cannot be downgraded after this firmware.


Published Date: 2013-02-17 Language: English File Size: 5.29 MB

Modifications and Bug Fixes:

  1. Fixed the problem that you can't change the subnet mask of LAN.
  2. Fixed the problem that this modem is not fully compatible with bonjour.
  3. Fixed the problem that you can't input more than 15 characters in NTP input field.
  4. Fixed the problem that sometimes you can't enable IPv6 in WAN.
  5. Added no-ip choice in DDNS.
  6. Added the function of NAT loopback.


For TD-W8968 v1


Published Date: 2012-11-05 Language: English File Size: 5.29 MB

Modifications and Bug Fixes:

  1. The PVC which can get WAN IP will be set as default route for Internet;
  2. Pre-configure 2 PVCs:a. 0/100, Dynamic IP b. 0/33, Dynamic IP
  3. LAN Multicast = IGMP V2;
  4. Disable all WAN services;
  5. WLAN is pre-secured and the password is the PIN;
  6. Quick Setup:PVC=0/100,Dynamic IP;
  7. Default Wireless Area: Finland,Time Zone: GMT+02:00;
  8. ADSL Mode: Auto Syn-up;ADSL Type: Annex A/I/J/L/M;
  9. Dynamic IP access IP mode:""Get IP with Unicast.


1.Special firmware only for Finland customers
2.For TD-W8968 V1.0.0

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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