TP-Link Archer C7 v2 – Upgrade Firmware

TP-Link released the new firmware for Archer C7 v2 router. New firmware contains new bug and vulnerability fixes as well as new features and enhancements. As the official TP-Link website goes they have fixed the WPA2 Security (KRACKs) Vulnerability and the bug in resolving some specific domains when the router works as DNS server. Besides that they added the following enhancements: SMBv2 support in the USB sharing and improved router’s performance on the 2.4G wireless network. Here we provide our step-by-step guide on how to upgrade your TP-Link Archer C7 to the latest firmware version.

How to Upgrade TP-Link Archer C7 v2 Firmware

Step 1. Download the new firmware

  • Go to the official TP-Link website: http://www.tp-link.com/us/download/Archer-C7_V2.html
  • Be sure to select the correct hardware version: in our case it is v2.
  • Then click on Firmware:TP-Link Archer hw version firmware
  • Scroll down and download the latest firmware for your router model: download firmware for Archer C7
  • Now extract the archive your downloaded to any folder: firmware file extracted to a folder

Step 2. Find your router’s IP-address

You can find your Archer’s IP address using various methods:

  • type tplinkwifi.net in the browser’s address bar.
  • in Windows 10 go to Network and Sharing Center > Network connection properties > Details: ethernet connection Windows 10Network connection details
  • find the IP address using your iPhone or Android device: Router IP address on iPhone

Step 3. Log in to the router settings

Type admin/admin if you have default credentials or put in login and password you have previously specified:

TP-Link Archer router login password

Step 4. Upgrade Firmware of your TP-Link Archer C7

  • Go to System Tools > Firmware Upgrade.
  • Click Choose file: firmware upgrade Archer C7
  • Browse to the folder you’ve just extracted the firmware file to and click Open:browse to firmware file
  • Finally click Upgrade: start firmware upgrade tp-link router
  • Wait for a few minutes untild your Archer will be flashed and rebooted.

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