TP-Link Archer C9 (EU) V5 DD-WRT Support

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styro
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 13:54    Post subject: Reply with quote
Same issue... I got this HW from ISP and it is v5.x Neutral
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airspeed400
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:52    Post subject: GoFundMe Campaign to Donate TP-Link Archer C9 v5 to DD-WRT Reply with quote
I've started a GoFundMe campaign to donate a:

TP-Link Archer C9 v5 Dual Band Gigabit router

to DD-WRT so that version 5 of the router will be DD-WRT supported.

For all of you who are bummed that you received a new v5 Archer C9 but cannot install DD-WRT, please donate $5 so we can buy and donate a test unit!

https://www.gofundme.com/f/ddwrt-upgrade-for-tplink-archer-c9-v5

Costs can vary, so when the campaign reaches enough funds, we will send the unit and close the campaign. We need less than 20 people to jump in, so please do!

airspeed400
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:14    Post subject: Reply with quote
Maybe also consider donating to the general fund and maybe doing some homework:

https://dd-wrt.com/donations/

https://dd-wrt.com/router-detection/

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:20    Post subject: TP-Link Archer C9 v5: Chips Reply with quote
FCC ID: TE7C9V5

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The main chip is a:

Broadcom
BCM4709A0KFEBG
TT1613 P10
581683-11 Z1D

with these characteristics:

Broadcom BCM4707/4708/4709

Communications Processor with Network Acceleration Hardware

Chip
Communications device targeted for applications in switching control and management, and residential router/gateway.
The BCM4707/4708/4709 family includes the BCM4707, BCM4708 and BCM4709. At the center of the device is a high-performance 1 GHz ARM® Cortex™-A9 dual-core with a 32 KB four-way set associative instruction cache, a 32 KB four-way set associative data cache and a 128-entry translation lookaside buffer (TLB). Enhanced CPU memory subsystem architecture provides increased system performance. The device uses 40 nm technology.

Features:
Advanced ARM® Cortex™-A9 Dual-Core
32 KB I-cache and 32 KB D-cache per core
Snoop Control Unit (SCU) with ACP interface for I/O coherency
256 KB L2 Cache (shared)
SMP and AMP capable
Single-processor core operation configurable
Advanced Gigabit Ethernet
Eight ports with full-line rate
Five 10/100/1000 PHY ports
Support for lot 6 power standard
Hardware Flow Accelerator
RGMII/MII-lite interface

https://www.broadcom.com/products/wireless/wireless-lan-infrastructure/bcm4707-4708-4709

Couldn't find a more specific datasheet

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There are also 2x:

Broadcom
BCM4360KMLG
TE1634 P20
618530-28 3 W

BCM4360

5G WiFi 3-Stream 802.11ac Gigabit Transceiver

Chip
Implements the 3-stream 802.11ac specification to enable speeds up to 1.3 Gb/s in access points, routers, DSL/cable gateways and PC products.
The single-chip dual-band transceiver integrates all the major functional blocks needed to implement a complete 802.11ac wireless sub-system, including radio, baseband and Media Access Control (MAC). This highly integrated solution provides the increased coverage and throughput performance required for high-quality video and media applications in the home and enterprise. Access points, routers, PC notebook computers and digital TV/ media devices enabled with the BCM4360 can have greater than gigabit speeds over Wi-Fi networks.

Features:

1.3 Gb/s PHY rate performance offering over 3 times performance of three-stream 802.11n devices
Dual-band operation compatible with Not Recommended for New Design 802.11n networks
80 MHz bandwidth is 2 times wider than current 802.11n solutions
256-QAM, a higher modulation scheme that increases data transfer efficiency
802.11ac-compliant transmit and receive beamforming for extended coverage for 802.11ac and Not Recommended for New Design devices
Low Density Parity Check (LDPC) Codes for increased rate at range
PCI Express® 2.0 host interface
Enhanced Bluetooth coexistence interface support for seamless BT + 5G WiFi operation

https://www.broadcom.com/products/wireless/wireless-lan-infrastructure/bcm4360

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Other chips showed these markings:

2x Group-Tek HST36001DR 1628
1x Group-Tek HST18001DR 1613W
2x T400
Ps8V
1x T250
BrH6

Those seem to be all of the chips they offered close-up images of. I did not find specific memory / storage sizes.

Is this helpful to anyone? With guidance I will keep looking.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:30    Post subject: TP-Link Archer C9 v5: Interior Images Reply with quote
Here's the .PDF with the interior images of the PCB / Chips:


EP780304.pdf
 Description:
From: FCC.gov
FCC ID: TE7C9V5

Download
 Filename:  EP780304.pdf
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 15:49    Post subject: Reply with quote
I believe the router detection page touched on the more information. A serial console boot log dump would likely be beneficial, to start.
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Tomba007
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 23:37    Post subject: Re: GoFundMe Campaign to Donate TP-Link Archer C9 v5 to DD-W Reply with quote
airspeed400 wrote:

For all of you who are bummed that you received a new v5 Archer C9 but cannot install DD-WRT, please donate $5 so we can buy and donate a test unit!

https://www.gofundme.com/f/ddwrt-upgrade-for-tplink-archer-c9-v5

Costs can vary, so when the campaign reaches enough funds, we will send the unit and close the campaign. We need less than 20 people to jump in, so please do!

airspeed400


Good initiative, thanks!

$5 donated.
moh_xbox
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 18:13    Post subject: Same here Reply with quote
Any news ?
I also got v5 HW
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 19:06    Post subject: Reply with quote
kernel-panic69 wrote:
Maybe also consider donating to the general fund and maybe doing some homework:

https://dd-wrt.com/donations/

https://dd-wrt.com/router-detection/


Hardware or money donation and homework done. I have not asked if BrainSlayer already has one in hand, but he needs specific information to port the firmware to the device.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 18:53    Post subject: Reply with quote
kernel-panic69 wrote:

Hardware or money donation and homework done. I have not asked if BrainSlayer already has one in hand, but he needs specific information to port the firmware to the device.



Sorry, not entirely understood. Should we supply more information or now just patiently wait? 🤗


Thanks!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 19:32    Post subject: Reply with quote
Well, if nobody is donating to the gofundme to send one to BrainSlayer, maybe someone will attach a USB to UART TTL serial adapter cable and capture the router information REQUIRED to port this device. I give up trying to explain this.
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dngh
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 15:40    Post subject: Serial dump request Reply with quote
I can provide serial console dumps.
Exactly what all is needed?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 17:20    Post subject: Reply with quote
Boot log, cfe dump, and nvram dump, if I am not mistaken:

https://dd-wrt.com/router-detection/

I don't think the C9s have JTAG capability, so it could be tricky.

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dngh
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 20:41    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'll work on that this weekend. I know I can dump flash to usb from the console. I'll get as much as I can posted as I can. I know someone has already posted FCC info, will the already posted FCC pics be enough or should I supply more?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 21:01    Post subject: Reply with quote
If you can get some good hi-res pics and post them on something like imgur and link them, or put them in a .zip file and attach, that would be fine and an added bonus. Otherwise, the images can't be over 790-800 pixels wide or it skews the crap out of the forum page formatting.
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