TP-Link Archer C59

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ModelVersionSoCCPU MHzFlash MBRAM MBWLAN HardwareWLAN2.4WLAN5.0100M portsGbit portsModemUSB
Archer C59v1Qualcomm Atheros QCA956177516128Qualcomm Atheros QCA9561b/g/na/n/ac5--1x 2.0
Archer C59v2Qualcomm Atheros QCA956177516128Qualcomm Atheros QCA9561, Qualcomm Atheros QCA9886b/g/na/n/ac5--1x 2.0

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This section deals with

  • How you install OpenWrt from a device freshly opened
  • The steps required such as reset to factory defaults if the device has already been configured

Note: Reset router to factory defaults if it has been previously configured.

  • Browse to http://192.168.1.1/Upgrade.asp
  • Upload .bin file to router
  • Wait for it to reboot
  • Telnet to 192.168.1.1 and set a root password, or browse to http://192.168.1.1 if LuCI is installed.

Specific values needed for tftp

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Firmware tftp image Latest OpenWrt release (NOTE: Name must contain “tftp”)
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TFTP window start approximately FILL-IN seconds after power on
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generic.sysupgrade

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  • Browse to http://192.168.1.1/cgi-bin/luci/mini/system/upgrade/ LuCI Upgrade URL
  • Upload image file for sysupgrade to LuCI
  • Wait for reboot

If you don't have a GUI (LuCI) available, you can alternatively upgrade via the command line. There are two command line methods for upgrading:

  • sysupgrade
  • mtd

Note: It is important that you put the firmware image into the ramdisk (/tmp) before you start flashing.

sysupgrade

  • Login as root via SSH on 192.168.1.1, then enter the following commands:
cd /tmp
wget http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/XXX/xxx.abc
sysupgrade /tmp/xxx.abc

mtd

If sysupgrade does not support this router, use mtd.

  • Login as root via SSH on 192.168.1.1, then enter the following commands:
cd /tmp
wget http://downloads.openwrt.org/snapshots/trunk/XXX/xxx.abc
mtd write /tmp/xxx.abc linux && reboot

Basic configuration After flashing, proceed with this.
Set up your Internet connection, configure wireless, configure USB port, etc.

The default network configuration is:

Interface Name Description Default configuration
br-lan LAN & WiFi 192.168.1.1/24
vlan1 (eth1.1) LAN ports (1 to 4) None
eth0 WAN port DHCP
wlan0 WiFi Disabled

Numbers 1-4 are Ports 1-4 as labeled on the unit, 0 is the internal connection to the router itself.

Port Switch port
CPU 0
LAN 1 1
LAN 2 4
LAN 3 2
LAN 4 3

hardware.button on howto use and configure the hardware button(s). Here, we merely name the buttons, so we can use them in the above Howto.

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The TP-Link Archer C59 has the following buttons:

BUTTON Event
EXAMPLE Reset reset
EXAMPLE Secure Easy Setup ses
EXAMPLE No buttons at all. -
General
Brand TP-Link
Model Archer C59
Versions v1
Device Type WiFi Router
Availability Discontinued 2017
Comments - general
OpenWrt Support
Supported Since Commit https://git.lede-project.org/?p=source.git;a=commit;h=e39dc8d823c86559eedbbdcee5f5c14b827fed0f
Supported Since Release 18.06.0
Supported Current Release 21.02.0
Unsupported
Hardware
Bootloader U-Boot
Target ar71xx-ath79
System-On-Chip
CPU MHz 775
Flash MB 16
RAM MB 128
Network
Ethernet 100M ports 5
Ethernet Gbit ports -
Switch Qualcomm Atheros QCA9561
Modem -
VLAN Yes
Comments - network ports
Wireless
WLAN 2.4GHz b/g/n
WLAN 5.0GHz a/n/ac
WLAN Hardware Qualcomm Atheros QCA9561
Detachable Antennas -
Comments - WLAN
Interfaces
USB ports 1x 2.0
SATA ports -
Serial Yes
JTAG No
Comments - USB & SATA ports
Misc
LED count 8
Button count 3
Power supply 12 VDC, 1.0 A
Links
Forum Topic URL
WikiDevi URL https://wikidevi.wi-cat.ru/TP-LINK_Archer_C59_v1.x
OEM device homepage URL http://www.tp-link.com/en/products/details/cat-9_Archer-C59.html
Firmware OEM Stock URL
Firmware OpenWrt Install URL http://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/21.02.0/targets/ath79/generic/openwrt-21.02.0-ath79-generic-tplink_archer-c59-v1-squashfs-factory.bin
Firmware OpenWrt Upgrade URL http://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/21.02.0/targets/ath79/generic/openwrt-21.02.0-ath79-generic-tplink_archer-c59-v1-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin
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General
Brand TP-Link
Model Archer C59
Versions v2
Device Type WiFi Router
Availability Discontinued
Comments - general
OpenWrt Support
Supported Since Commit https://git.openwrt.org/?p=openwrt/openwrt.git;a=commit;h=4caab808300ad75575d778bae6e184caa26aeabc
Supported Since Release 19.07.0
Supported Current Release 21.02.0
Unsupported
Hardware
Bootloader U-Boot
Target ar71xx-ath79
System-On-Chip
CPU MHz 775
Flash MB 16
RAM MB 128
Network
Ethernet 100M ports 5
Ethernet Gbit ports -
Switch Qualcomm Atheros QCA9561
Modem -
VLAN Yes
Comments - network ports
Wireless
WLAN 2.4GHz b/g/n
WLAN 5.0GHz a/n/ac
WLAN Hardware Qualcomm Atheros QCA9561, Qualcomm Atheros QCA9886
Detachable Antennas -
Comments - WLAN 3T3R 2.4 GHz; 2T2R 5 GHz
Interfaces
USB ports 1x 2.0
SATA ports -
Serial Yes
JTAG No
Comments - USB & SATA ports
Misc
LED count 7
Button count 3
Power supply 12 VDC, 1.0 A
Links
Forum Topic URL
WikiDevi URL https://wikidevi.wi-cat.ru/TP-LINK_Archer_C59_v2.x
OEM device homepage URL https://www.tp-link.com/en/products/details/cat-9_Archer-C59.html
Firmware OEM Stock URL https://www.tp-link.com/en/download/Archer-C59_V2.html
Firmware OpenWrt Install URL http://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/21.02.0/targets/ath79/generic/openwrt-21.02.0-ath79-generic-tplink_archer-c59-v2-squashfs-factory.bin
Firmware OpenWrt Upgrade URL http://downloads.openwrt.org/releases/21.02.0/targets/ath79/generic/openwrt-21.02.0-ath79-generic-tplink_archer-c59-v2-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin
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Front:
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Back:
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Backside label:
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Remove the 4 Philips screws at the bottom and separate the top and bottom case. The two parts are held together by 8 clips: One at the back, 3 at the front and 2 at each sides.

Main PCB:
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port.serial general information about the serial port, serial port cable, etc.

How to connect to the Serial Port of this specific device:
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Serial connection parameters
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EXAMPLE 115200, 8N1

port.jtag general information about the JTAG port, JTAG cable, etc.

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COPY HERE THE BOOTLOG WITH THE ORIGINAL FIRMWARE


COPY HERE THE BOOTLOG ONCE OPENWRT IS INSTALLED AND RUNNING


FOR REVERTING BACK TO STOCK FIRMWARE: Rename stock bin to “tp_recovery.bin” and place in your Tftp server. Settings below should work just point the directory to your firmware location. power off router. hold reset button and power on. hold it until you see transfer complete in logs like pictured

Tftpd Settings For Stock Flash

Log Confirming Transfer

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  • Last modified: 2021/05/25 14:35
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