How to factory reset TP-LINK TL-WA860RE v1.x router – Default Login & Password

The TP-LINK TL-WA860RE v1.x router has 300mbps WiFi, 1 100mbps ETH-ports and 0 USB-ports.
It is also known as the TP-LINK Wi-Fi Range Extender with AC Pass-Through Outlet.
How to factory reset TP-LINK TL-WA860RE v1.x - Default Login & Password

TP-LINK TL-WA860RE v1.x default Password , Login & Gateway settings :

If you have performed a reset of your TL-WA860RE v1.x device or not changed the defaults, you
be able to access it with the following settings
Default Network name (SSID): TP-LINK_Extender_XXXXXX
Default username: admin
Default password: admin
Default subnet mask:

How to factory reset (hard reset) TP-LINK TL-WA860RE v1.x :

You can factory reset your TP-LINK TL-WA860RE 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.

TP-LINK TL-WA860RE v1.x router specifications :

System specs
CPU: 500 MHz
RAM: 32 MiB
Flash: 4 MiB
Custom firmwares: OpenWrt
WiFi: 300mbps (bgn)
WiFi bands
WiFi throughput: n/a
1 x 100mbps port
USB-ports: 0
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TL-WA860RE 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 TL-WA860RE v1.x
Flashing OpenWrt on the TP-LINK TL-WA860RE v1.x
The TP-LINK TL-WA860RE v1.x is supported by OpenWrt according to their Table of
Hardware. So
flashing OpenWrt onto it should be quite straigthforward.
We couldn’t find any specific instructions for flashin OpenWrt on the TP-LINK
TL-WA860RE 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 TL-WA860RE v1.x
Stock firmwares for the TL-WA860RE 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.

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