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TP-LINK Archer C9 v1.x

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TP-LINK Archer C9 v1.x

FCC approval date: 07 November 2014
Country of manuf.: China
Series: AC1900

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Type: wireless router

Industry Canada ID: 8853A-C9

Power: 12 VDC, 3.3 A
Connector type: barrel

CPU1: Broadcom BCM4709 (1 GHz, 2 cores)
FLA1: 16 MiB
16,777,216 B
131,072 Kib
16,384 KiB
128 Mib
0.0156 GiB
(Spansion S25FL128SAIF00)
RAM1: 128 MiB
134,217,728 B
1,048,576 Kib
131,072 KiB
1,024 Mib
0.125 GiB
(SK hynix H5TQ1G63EFR-PCB)

Expansion IFs: USB 2.0, USB 3.0
USB ports: 2
JTAG: yes
Serial: yes, 4-pin header

WI1 chip1: Broadcom BCM4360
WI1 802dot11 protocols: an+ac
WI1 MIMO config: 3x3:3
WI1 antenna connector: U.FL, RP-SMA
WI2 chip1: Broadcom BCM4360
WI2 802dot11 protocols: bgn
WI2 MIMO config: 3x3:3
WI2 antenna connector: U.FL, RP-SMA

ETH chip1: Broadcom BCM4709
Switch: Broadcom BCM4709
LAN speed: 1G
LAN ports: 4
WAN speed: 1G
WAN ports: 1


Stock bootloader: CFE

Stock FW OS: Linux 2.6.36

Third party firmware supported: DD-WRT • (List)

Default SSID: TP-LINK_XXXX (37 addl. devices), TP-LINK_XXXX_5G (23 addl. devices)
Default IP address:
the IP is used by 735 additional devices
of which 81 are TP-LINK devices
Default login user: admin
Default login password: admin
admin:admin credentials used by 1200 additional devices
of which 249 are TP-LINK devices

802dot11 OUI: 14:CC:20 (5 E, 5 W, 2014), 60:E3:27 (3 E, 4 W, 2014), EC:08:6B (-, 1 W, 2014)
Ethernet OUI: 14:CC:20 (5 E, 5 W, 2014), 60:E3:27 (3 E, 4 W, 2014), EC:08:6B (-, 1 W, 2014)

 CPU1 brandWI1 chip1 brandWI2 chip1 brand
TP-LINK Archer C9 v1.xBroadcomBroadcomBroadcom
TP-LINK Archer C9 v2.xBroadcomBroadcomBroadcom
TP-LINK Archer C9 v4.xBroadcomBroadcomBroadcom
TP-LINK Archer C9 v5.xBroadcomBroadcomBroadcom
For a list of all currently documented Broadcom chipsets with specifications, see Broadcom.

AC1900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router

Product page  • Support page

Observed default SSID format on multiple labels conflicts with a previous editors contribution (TP-LINK_2.4GHz_XXXXXX, TP-LINK_5GHz_XXXXXX)..

Different regions may possibly vary SSID format (maybe)


 	TP-Link Archer C9	TP-Link Archer C8
CPU	Broadcom BCM4709	Broadcom BCM4708
Switch	In BCM4709		In BCM4708
RAM	128 MB			128 MB
Flash	16 MB			16 MB
2.4 GHz Broadcom BCM4360	Broadcom BCM4331
Radio - Skyworks PA (x3)	Unident. PA (x3)
5 GHz 	Broadcom BCM4360	Broadcom BCM4360
Radio - SiGE 5003L1 PA (x3)	SiGE 5003L1 PA (x3)

Third-party firmware[edit]