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TP-LINK Archer C2 v3.x

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TP-LINK Archer C2 (US) v3.x
(Archer C900 v1.x)

Manuf/OEM/ODM Proware

FCC approval date: 20 October 2016
(Est.) initial retail price (in USD): $40
Country of manuf.: China
Series: AC900

Amazon image

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multiple revisions of this device, use caution
On Newegg

Type: wireless router

Industry Canada ID: 8853A-C2V3
PCB ID: 1604242C2-3.0

Power: 12 VDC, 1 A
Connector type: barrel

CPU1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9563 (750 MHz)
FLA1: 8 MiB
8,388,608 B
65,536 Kib
8,192 KiB
64 Mib
0.00781 GiB
(Winbond Model?)
RAM1: 64 MiB
67,108,864 B
524,288 Kib
65,536 KiB
512 Mib
0.0625 GiB
(Winbond Model?)

Expansion IFs: none specified
Serial: yes, 4-pin header

WI1 chip1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9563
WI1 802dot11 protocols: bgn
WI1 MIMO config: 3x3:3
WI1 antenna connector: none
WI2 chip1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9887
WI2 802dot11 protocols: an+ac
WI2 MIMO config: 1x1:1
WI2 antenna connector: none

ETH chip1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9563
Switch: Qualcomm Atheros QCA8337N
LAN speed: 10/100/1000
LAN ports: 4
WAN speed: 10/100/1000
WAN ports: 1


Stock bootloader: U-Boot

Stock FW OS: Linux

Third party firmware supported: OpenWrt

Default SSID: TP-Link_XXXX (27 addl. devices), TP-Link_XXXX_5G (19 addl. devices)
Default IP address:
the IP is used by 729 additional devices
of which 80 are TP-LINK devices
Default login user: admin
Default login password: admin
admin:admin credentials used by 1185 additional devices
of which 249 are TP-LINK devices

802dot11 OUI: none specified
Ethernet OUI: 50:C7:BF (6 E, 6 W, 2016)

 CPU1 brandWI1 chip1 brandWI2 chip1 brand
TP-LINK Archer C2 v1.xMediaTekMediaTekMediaTek
TP-LINK Archer C2 v3.xQualcomm AtherosQualcomm AtherosQualcomm Atheros
For a list of all currently documented Qualcomm Atheros chipsets with specifications, see Qualcomm Atheros.

AC900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router

Product page (v3)  • Product page (C900)  • Support page

"1604242C2-3.0" and "Rev1.0sp3" is silkscreened on the C2 (US) board.

"2050500784" and "1702" is silkscreened on the C2 (EU) board.
Power Supply: 9V/0.85A (EU), 12V/1A (US)

Sold as the TP-LINK Archer C900 v1.1 according to a photo

in a listing on