TP-Link Archer C9 v3? (EU)

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azureblue
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 14:26    Post subject: TP-Link Archer C9 v3? (EU) Reply with quote
I see that the v1 and v2 models are supported by DD-WRT, but I don't see anything for v3 or v4? I have a v3 model.

Should I wait for v3 compatibility to be added or is there a FW that would work with it?

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:34    Post subject: Reply with quote
I fought for a few hours with my newly purchased Archer C9 V3, and finally got the latest ddwrt Archer C9 V2 r30880 firmware flashed into it. My new router is now up and running, ha ha!

What I did was through the indirect system upgrade method from this openwrt wiki -

https://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/howto/generic.sysupgrade#indirect_method

I used the mtd command instead of sysupgrade(which was disabled by tplink) and changed the partition name at the end of the command line from "firmware" to "linux", which is the actual mtd partition name of my Archer C9 V3.

The only unpleasant thing was that I connect to the serial console by opening the router case and connect a USB/TTL adapter followed this instruction
http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/tp-link/archer-c9#serial. I might be able to flash the firmware through SSH or telnet instead but I only thought of it after my ddwrt was up and running. Now I can't confirm whether these services exist on factory firmware, but I won't bother to know at least for now.

Try at your own risk. Maybe this work solidly for you or maybe I'm just in luck...

Good luck!
azureblue
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:43    Post subject: Reply with quote
err888 wrote:

Try at your own risk. Maybe this work solidly for you or maybe I'm just in luck...

Good luck!


Great job, I'll have this bookmarked for when I'm brave enough to try - if there hasn't been a directly flashable V3 by that time haha.

I considered ddwrt because the V3 shipped at firmware version 1.0.0 and had bugs causing my connection to drop every 2-4 hours, after flashing to 1.2.0 (latest ver) it's been rock-solid...So I don't want to play with fire until I'm confident about it.

Thanks for the advice Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 14:19    Post subject: Reply with quote
err888 wrote:
I fought for a few hours with my newly purchased Archer C9 V3, and finally got the latest ddwrt Archer C9 V2 r30880 firmware flashed into it. My new router is now up and running, ha ha!

What I did was through the indirect system upgrade method from this openwrt wiki -

https://wiki.openwrt.org/doc/howto/generic.sysupgrade#indirect_method

I used the mtd command instead of sysupgrade(which was disabled by tplink) and changed the partition name at the end of the command line from "firmware" to "linux", which is the actual mtd partition name of my Archer C9 V3.

The only unpleasant thing was that I connect to the serial console by opening the router case and connect a USB/TTL adapter followed this instruction
http://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/tp-link/archer-c9#serial. I might be able to flash the firmware through SSH or telnet instead but I only thought of it after my ddwrt was up and running. Now I can't confirm whether these services exist on factory firmware, but I won't bother to know at least for now.

Try at your own risk. Maybe this work solidly for you or maybe I'm just in luck...

Good luck!


Hi man, there is another way to flash? i dont know nothing for use linux Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:47    Post subject: Reply with quote
can someone confirm that the v3 is identical to v2? if yes i can easily add support for it
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 14:50    Post subject: Reply with quote
This question was asked on the TP-Link technical forum.

What is the difference between Archer C9 V1 and V3.

Tha Administrator replied as follows:-

"The V3 version adds cloud services including cloud account management, online upgrade and TP-Link DDNS etc.
Please find the link below for more details:
http://www.tp-link.com/en/faq-1368.html"
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 23:07    Post subject: is it identical Reply with quote
So, Can I flush V3 model with V2 firmware without any worry?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 13:47    Post subject: Re: is it identical Reply with quote
roland90 wrote:
So, Can I flush V3 model with V2 firmware without any worry?

I don't think you can since there's no chk file for v3 so stock firmware won't even allow you to flash it.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 14:03    Post subject: Reply with quote
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 14:15    Post subject: Reply with quote
roland90 wrote:
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That's why BS was asking if it was identical then it would take a few minutes to create the chk file.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 0:00    Post subject: Reply with quote
BrainSlayer wrote:
can someone confirm that the v3 is identical to v2? if yes i can easily add support for it

I have v3. How can I check if it's identical?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 15:39    Post subject: Reply with quote
I desperately need this for version 3

Any one help please? Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 15:44    Post subject: Reply with quote
I would like too.
Just let me know how can I help.

I have v3 on the latest official fw.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 16:20    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks SKG

Never done this before!!

So how did uou do it?
What did you use to flashh the router with?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 17:59    Post subject: Reply with quote
deejayh wrote:
Thanks SKG

Never done this before!!

So how did uou do it?
What did you use to flashh the router with?

He flashed tplink latest firmware not ddwrt.

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