Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 13:37 Post subject: Support for TP-Link Archer C8 and Huawei E5786
any news on adding support for Broadcom based TP-Link 'Archer C8' router? On the hardware wiki page it says 'work in progress' for the last few months.
If needed, I can be a beta tester.
Also, I have another piece of non-supported by DD-WRT hardware - 4G USB modem Huawei E5786.
On the USB modems wiki page it also says 'work in progress' for the last few months.
If needed, I can be a beta tester for it as well.
Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:16 Post subject: accidentally flashed C9 dd-wrt to C8 and it works
So I just had a happy accident last night. I have an archer C8 and an Archer C9 connected to my network. I wanted to flash the C9 build to the C9 router, but kept getting a -5533 error response. So at some point in my multiple tries, I apparently entered the wrong ip address and instead of accessing the C9 accessed the C8. Since the web UI looks exactly the same on both machines, I didn't realize the mistake and happily flashed the C9 dd-wrt firmware to the Archer C8, which took it without complaints.
So to cut a long story short, I now have a working Archer C8 running dd-wrt, with no problems so far.
I might just have been lucky, so try this at your own risk.
Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 22:06 Post subject: "NetUSB Flaw" in TP-Link AC1750 Archer C8
I have had several email contacts with TP-Link tech support. They are aware of a known bug affecting the Archer C8. On 06/19/15, they advised me to disable "Printer Server" and wait for TP-Link to update their firmware.
Additionally they advised me not to use 3rd party firmware because it could void my warranty.
Does anyone have any additional insights into our options?
i think if you are getting an error flashing the C9, it;s because you need to downgrade the TP-Link firmware to an older version before going to DD-WRT. Details are in the main C9 thread.
if you really got the C8 working on DD-WRT, it would help us if you told us what you flashed to get it working. Also, what TP-Link firmware you had on it previously. _________________ Please state what make and model router plus the build number and type of DD-WRT you are using. Screen prints and a network diagram can are also helpful. Before you create a new post, use the search function. Chances are your issue has happened to someone else.
I'm now able to find a specific area for the C8 as well but am unable to download it - it gives me an error everytime I try. Also, I can not find information for our device too. Anyone here who want's to start being our hero by selflessly flashing untested builds?
I have an Archer C8 v1.
I was able to install the beta version v3.0-r28139 downloaded via ftp site.
The C8 is working but the problems are:
No samba server: I tried usb formatted with fat32 and ext2, I can see it in the "usb support" page and in the "nas page" but Windows can't see it. I tried with ip, name of the access point and so on.
Poor signal quality: with AC max 400mbit and with N max 200mbit.
With the last stock firmware from TP-LINK everything was ok.
My pc is with Windows 10 Pro 64bit and Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260.
I don't know how to reinstall stock firmware but I like dd-wrt and If I can help I'll do.
@elbrus: Are you somehow able to verify if the poor signal quality results from bad drivers of your wifi adapter or from the device itself (e.g. is it also a bad connectivity state on other devices like smartphones)?
@KrypteX: If you would be so kind to create a stripped version I'ld highly appreciate it. A way back mechanism is always nice to have and makes it easier for early adopters that do not want to ruin their productive systems by any chance