How to upgrade firmware of TP-LINK Wireless N Router?

Very important:

Please verify the hardware version of your device. Different hardware versions DON’T share firmware versions. Wrong firmware upgrading may damage your device and void the warranty.

  1. After you downloaded the firmware from TP-LINK website, please use decompression software such as WinZIP or WinRAR to extract the firmware file to a folder;
  2. Do NOT upgrade the firmware via wireless connection;
  3. Do NOT turn off the power or unplug the Ethernet cable during upgrade process;
  4. Please write down all current settings as a backup and enter them manually after upgrading.
  5. Internet Explorer (IE) is the recommended web browser to upgrade the firmware.

Firmware Upgrade:

Step 1

Log into the TP-LINK device by typing orhttp:// http://tplinklogin.netin the address bar of the web browser (such as Internet Explorer, Firefox). The User Name and Password are both admin in default.

Step 2

Click ## System Tools ->Firmware Upgrade, click the Browse button to choose the firmware you already extracted in the folder.

Step 3

Click the ## Upgrade button. The device will reboot automatically. Please wait about 3 minutes.

Step 4

Click ## Status, verify that the router’s firmware has been upgraded.

Step 5

In order to make the new functions take effects, it is recommended to restore the device to factory default settings; Click ## System Tools->Factory
Defaults, Click Restore Button.

Step 6

After restoring factory default, please login the web page and re-enter the settings you have written down before upgrading.