The TP-LINK Archer C5 v1.x router has Gigabit WiFi, 4 Gigabit ETH-ports and 0 USB-ports. It has a total combined WiFi throughput of 1300 Mpbs.
It is also known as the TP-LINK AC1200 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router.
TP-LINK Archer C5 v1.x default Password , Login & Gateway settings :
Default Gateway IP: 192.168.0.1
Default username: admin
Default password: admin
Default subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Default DNS server: 192.168.0.1
How to factory reset (hard reset) TP-LINK Archer C5 v1.x :
You can factory reset your TP-LINK Archer C5 v1.x in the following way(s)
Through the web interface
Open a browser and navigate to the web interface of the router (see default settings below)
In the menu look for System tools and under there find the Factory defaults option
On the Factory defaults page click on the Restore button to perform the reset.
With the RESET/WPS button
Have the unit powered on
Press and hold the reset (sometimes reset/WPS) button for 10 seconds with a paperclip or other sharp object.
When the SYS led start blinking quickly release the reset button and wait for router to boot back up.
How to login to the TP-LINK Archer C5 v1.x :
Make sure you are connected to the router’s network, either by Wi-Fi or ethernet cable.
Open your browser and visit
You should be prompted with a login dialogue.
Enter the username: admin
and the password admin
You will now be logged in. If you haven’t yet changed the defaul password, we recommend that you change it first
thing you do after logging in.
TP-LINK Archer C5 v1.x router specifications :
CPU: 720 MHz
RAM: 128 MiB
Flash: 16 MiB
Custom firmwares: OpenWrt
WiFi: Gigabit (abgn+ac)
2.4GHz & 5GHz
WiFi throughput: 1300 Mpbs
1 x Gigabit port
4 x Gigabit ports
TP-LINK Archer C5 review (quick overview)
Here is the quick comparison of how the TP-LINK Archer C5 compares to
other routers on our site
For a full list of routers and how they compare to the Archer C5 v1.x, check the
Router Buying Guide which will help you buy the most
Archer C5 v1.x Firmwares
Staying up to date with the latest firmware is a good idea to keep your router even more
from various security flaws.
If you want to squeeze a little bit of extra functionality out of your router, consider
an open-source firmware like dd-wrt, openWRT or LEDE. Flashing a custom ROM can greatly
the stability and functionality of your old router.
Following are the firmwares that we have identified existing for the TP-LINK Archer C5 v1.x
Flashing OpenWrt on the TP-LINK Archer C5 v1.x
The TP-LINK Archer C5 v1.x is supported by OpenWrt according to their Table of
flashing OpenWrt onto it should be quite straigthforward.
We couldn’t find any specific instructions for flashin OpenWrt on the TP-LINK
Archer C5 v1.x, but since it’s listed in their Table of Hardware as supported, you can
over to the
OpenWrt install instructions and read on there.
Note: Flashing custom firmwares is always on you’re on own risk. Make sure to
read OpenWrt’s wikis to understand the risks and how to proceed if something goes
TP-LINK stock firmware for the Archer C5 v1.x
Stock firmwares for the Archer C5 v1.x are available under the download section on the
support page. You can also refer
to the router’s manual for instructions on how to upgrade the firmware.