TP-Link Archer C20(EU) V5

TP-Link Archer C20(EU) v5 is a router with a 5-port FE switch and non-detachable antennas, based on MediaTek MT7628AN + MT7610EN. It has 2 2.4Ghz antennas (left and right) and one 5Ghz (center). Both 2.4 antennas are soldered to the board, the 5Ghz is connected using an U.FL connector.

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

The TP-Link Archer C20(EU) v5 has the following buttons:

Reset reset
Wi-Fi/WPS wps
Architecture MIPS
Vendor MediaTek
Bootloader U-Boot
System-On-Chip MediaTek MT7628AN - rampis mt76x8
CPU/Speed 580 MHz
Flash-Chip cFeon QH64A-104HIP
Flash size 8 MiB
RAM 64 MiB
Wireless 1 MT7628AN 2.4GHz
Wireless 2 MT7610EN 5GHz
Ethernet 5 x 10/100 Mbit/s w/ vlan support
USB SoC capable, but not in the board
Serial Yes

Remove two screws under the devices, then pop the black top off (needs some force to get it off, try to screw the screws back in 1 turn and push against them. You'll likely break some tabs, this case is not designed to be opened)

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

There should be 4 pads (J1) looking from the font on right side, where pin 1 (marked with silk-screen both with a thicker line and with a triangle) is TX. FRONT | TX - RX - GND - VCC | BACK

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  • Last modified: 2021/01/08 11:21
  • by spyd