Model tp-link_archer_c5_ac1200_v1


Flashing via webinterface

  • Download the factory firmware image offered above to your Computer.
  • Connect your Computer to a LAN port of the TP-link. If the configuration was not changed, the DHCP on the router will give you a 192.168.0.X address and the TP-link web administration page is (User: admin, Password: admin) Under System Tools select Firmware Upgrade. Browse to the previously downloaded openwrt-18.06.2-ar71xx-generic-archer-c5-v1-squashfs-factory.bin file. Click Upgrade.
  • If the Webinterface tells you You have no authority to access this router! that’s because your browser does not send the correct HTTP referer header. Disable addons or use a different browser.
  • Connect to with your web browser
  • Set your password and configure the router through the web UI. Basic Config Congratulations! You just installed OpenWrt on your Router!

Flashing via TFTP

  • Download the factory firmware image offered above to your Computer.
  • Configure a computer with static IP and a TFTP server. On Debian or Ubuntu you can use either the tftpd-hpa or tftpd server packages.
  • Rename the downloaded firmware image to ArcherC5v1_tp_recovery.bin and place it in the tftp server’s root directory. (If using tftpd-hpa this is /var/lib/tftpboot/; if tftpd, it is /srv/tftp/) You can test that the file is downloadable with tftp localhost and get ArcherC5v1_tp_recovery.bin.
  • Connect the computer to one of the router’s Ethernet ports while the router is off. Press and keep pressed the router’s reset button and power it up. After about 7-10 seconds release the reset button. The power LED will flicker rapidly for ~3 seconds, indicating download of the firmware file.
  • The router will write the firmware to flash during ~40 more seconds of occasional power LED blinks, and then will reboot by itself, ready for use.

Switch Ports (for VLANs)

0 ETH1
2 LAN1
3 LAN2
4 LAN3
5 LAN4
6 ETH0



Hardware identical to Archer C7 v2




For TFTP, rename -factory image to ArcherC5v1_tp_recovery.bin

TP-Link Archer C5 AC1200 v1
Latest release 18.06.2 Discontinued
Device Type WiFi Router
Vendor TP-Link
Model Archer C5 AC1200
Flash 16 MB
RAM 128 MB
CPU Qualcomm Atheros QCA9558 (ar71xx-ath79)
1 x 720MHz
Ethernet ports 5 x GBit — 0 x 100Mbit

2.4Ghz: b/g/n

5Ghz: a/n/ac

USB 2x 2.0
Switch Atheros AR8327N
Bootloader U-Boot
Power Supply 12 VDC, 2.5 A
Serial check_circle
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