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TP-LINK Archer C7 v1.x

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TP-LINK Archer C7 v1.x

FCC approval date: 15 July 2013
UPC: 845973070601 (UPC DB, On eBay)
Country of manuf.: China

Amazon image

ASIN
B00BUSDVBQ (Flag of the United States.svg, On Amazon, On CCCmultiple uses)
multiple revisions of this device, use caution

Type: wireless router

FCC ID: TE7C7
Industry Canada ID: 8853A-C7

Power: 12 VDC, 2.5 A
Connector type: barrel

CPU1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9558 (720 MHz)
FLA1: 8 MiB 8,388,608 B
65,536 Kib
8,192 KiB
64 Mib
0.00781 GiB
(Winbond W25Q64FVSIG)
RAM1: 128 MiB 134,217,728 B
1,048,576 Kib
131,072 KiB
1,024 Mib
0.125 GiB
(SK Hynix H5PS5162GFR-Y5C x 2)

Expansion IFs: USB 2.0, Mini PCIe
Mini PCIe slots: 1
USB ports: 2
Serial: yes, 4-pin header

WI1 chip1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9558
WI1 802dot11 protocols: bgn
WI1 MIMO config: 3x3:3
WI1 antenna connector: none
WI2 module: unknown
WI2 module IF: Mini PCIe (oversized)
WI2 chip1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9880-AR1A
WI2 802dot11 protocols: an+ac
WI2 MIMO config: 3x3:3
WI2 antenna connector: U.FL, RP-SMA

ETH chip1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9558
Switch: Atheros AR8327N
LAN speed: 10/100/1000
LAN ports: 4
WAN ports: 1

abgn+ac

Additional chips
5GHz Power Amplifier IC;Skyworks;SE5003L1;5003L1, 3238L, 1323 MY;3;
2.4 GHz Power Amplifier IC;Skyworks;SE2574BL-R;574B, 337C;3;

Stock bootloader: U-Boot 1.1.4

Stock FW OS: Linux 2.6.31 LSDK-9.2.0_U6.616

Default SSID: TP-LINK_2.4GHz_XXXXXX (9 addl. devices), TP-LINK_5GHz_XXXXXX (9 addl. devices)
Default IP address: 192.168.0.1
the IP 192.168.0.1 is used by 504 additional devices
of which 27 are TP-LINK devices
Default login user: admin
Default login password: admin
admin:admin credentials used by 764 additional devices
of which 119 are TP-LINK devices

802dot11 OUI: 64:66:B3 (1 E, 1 W, 2013)
Ethernet OUI: 64:66:B3 (1 E, 1 W, 2013)

 CPU1 brandWI1 chip1 brandWI1 chip2 brand
TP-LINK Archer C7 v1.xQualcomm AtherosQualcomm Atheros
TP-LINK Archer C7 v2.xQualcomm AtherosQualcomm Atheros
For a list of all currently documented Qualcomm/Atheros chipsets with specifications, see Qualcomm Atheros.


AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router
Product page
Downloads
User Guide
Interface simulator

This device is basically a TP-LINK TL-WDR7500 v2.x
(Archer C7R) with 3 external and 3 internal antennas.

Default settings are per TP-LINK's manual.

"2050500332" is silkscreened on the main board in the FCC photos.
"2052500400" is silkscreened on the back of the wireless module.

Additional specifications[edit]

Probable used PSU(s)[edit]

The power supply in the FCC external photos

is a TenPao S040EU1200250.
TenPao S040EU1200250 (more)
Input: 100-240 VAC ~ 50/60 Hz, 1.2 A
 Input connector: NEMA 1-15P
Output: 12 VDC, 2.5 A
 Output connector: barrel (center +)   OD: ??  ID: ??  LEN: ??

Additional external links[edit]

Reviews[edit]

"2050500351" is silkscreened on the board.
The Flash chip is noted as an 8 MB Winbond W25Q64FV.
The 5GHz PAMs are noted as Skyworks (SiGe) SE5005Ls.
"2050500351" is silkscreened on the board.
The wireless module appears to be using QCA9880-AR1A
Their CeBIT article on the device
forums (excellent pictures [internal and non])
"2050500332" is silkscreened on the board.
v1.0 board, GTT capacitors, using:
QCA9558-AT4A + QCA9880-AR1A + AR8327N-BL1A
OUI: 64:66:B3
"2050500332" is silkscreened on the board.
OUI: F8:1A:67

Wikis / Forums / MLs[edit]

on the OpenWrt Wiki
Per sujith on ath9k-devel, the card in the Archer C7
is a CUS223 v1.0

Images[edit]