TP-Link CPE710 v1

TP-Link CPE710

TP-Link CPE710 is an outdoor wireless CPE for 5 GHz with one Ethernet port based on the AP152 reference board.

The device has a built-in 23dBi high-gain directional 2×2 MIMO antenna and a dedicated metal reflector, with a beamwidth of 9° (Azimuth) and 7° (Elevation). The radio support MCS 0-9 (up through 256 QAM) for devices and paths that are compatible with those high-density modulations, up to 867Mbps. Supports DFS channels, from channel 36 up to 173 (may vary on each region).

This is a router based on a Qualcomm QCA9563-AL3A MIPS 74kc @ 775MHz.

It has one PoE 1Gbps LAN port. Power comes from its external 24V, 0.5A power adapter.

  • Apply factory image via web-gui.


  • To get to TFTP recovery just hold reset button while powering on for around 30-40 seconds and release.
  • Stock device TFTP address:
  • Set ip address of TFTP server to
  • Put OpenWrt factory image to tftp folder and rename it to recovery.bin
  • Stop device while booting in u-boot
  • Run command run flashimg
  • Run command setenv boot_part 1
  • Run command saveenv
  • Reset
  • Browse to 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. Note: It is important that you put the firmware image into the ramdisk (/tmp) before you start flashing.


Login as root via SSH on, then enter the following commands:

cd /tmp
sysupgrade /tmp/openwrt-ath79-generic-tplink_cpe710-v1-squashfs-sysupgrade.bin

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