TP-Link Archer C25 v1

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Also known as “AC900 Wireless Dual Band Router Archer C25”

Wi-Fi over dual 5GHz (433Mbps) and 2.4GHz (450Mbps) bands

TP-Link TP-Link Archer C25 v1

Install OpenWrt (generic explanation)

  1. Download the factory installation image
  2. Upload the image to the router via stock firmware upgrade menu
  3. Wait until the router finishes flashing and boots into OpenWRT
Architecture mips_24kc
Vendor TP-Link
Bootloader EXAMPLE U-Boot
System-On-Chip Qualcomm Atheros QCA9561 - MIPS 74Kc V5.0
CPU/Speed 775 MHz
Flash-Chip Winbond 25Q64FVSIG
Flash size 8 MiB
RAM-Chip Winbond W9751G6KB-25
RAM 64 MiB
Wireless WLAN 2.4GHz: b/g/n; WLAN 5.0GHz: a/n/ac
WLAN Chips Qualcomm Atheros QCA9561 (3×3 MIMO 2.4GHz b/g/n)
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9887 (1×1 MIMO 5GHz a/n/ac)
Ethernet 10/100 Mbit/s with VLAN support
Serial Yes
JTAG Not populated

can someone insert the fotos from my links? I don't have the rights to upload pictures.

As long as you are logged in, you do have rights to upload photos, but only to the media namespace. See --- tmomas 2017/06/20 12:09

Insert photo of front of the casing

Insert photo of back of the casing

Insert photo of backside label

TP-Link Archer C25 v1 - Backside label


TP-Link Archer C25 v1 - PCB top TP-Link Archer C25 v1 - PCB bottom


TP-Link Archer C25 v1 - Chip U12 (main SoC) - Qualcomm Atheros QCA9561-AL3A TP-Link Archer C25 v1 - Chip U10 (secondary WLAN) - Qualcomm Atheros QCA9887 TP-Link Archer C25 v1 - Chip U15 (RAM) - Winbond W9751G6KB-25 TP-Link Archer C25 v1 - Chip U13 (flash) - Winbond 25Q64FVSIG TP-Link Archer C25 v1 - Chip U14 - NXP 74HC595D

There are 2 screws with PH1 head at the bottom of the case (freely accessible). After unscrewing, You need to open all the latches (12 in total) around the case. They are holding well and the edges of top and bottom case parts make their unlatching harder.

TP-Link Archer C25 v1 - Case latch (bottom) TP-Link Archer C25 v1 - Case latch (top)

TP-Link Archer C25 v1 - Case (bottom) TP-Link Archer C25 v1 - Opened case (bottom) TP-Link Archer C25 v1 - Opened case (top)

port.serial general information about the serial port, serial port cable, etc.

FIXME Voltage levels (3.3V or 5V - I am not sure about the levels of the converter I used).

There is unpopulated header with 2.54mm pitch at the edge of the PCB.

TP-Link Archer C25 v1 - Serial interface

Serial connection parameters
for TP-Link Archer C25 v1
115200, 8N1



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