[Cerowrt-devel] TP-link archer C5 AC1200 - Still no truth in labeling

Dave Taht dave.taht at gmail.com
Wed Feb 3 19:09:41 EST 2016

So I've been getting setup again for a run against make-wifi-fast.
Today I went to frys to refresh my hardware. I knew that the tp-link
archer C5 was "good", so I got one... opened the box... only to find
that it was a C5 v2 (only noted on the router itself), which is a
complete swap-out from the well supported-by-openwrt atheros mips
chipset to a broadcom and totally-unsupported by openwrt *arm* one.


If porshe completely swapped out the engine and all the electronics
from model year to model year, and switched from diesel to gas, they'd
at least somehow, make clear that "stuff had changed under the hood".

Somehow, this awful habit of the home router industry has gotta change.

 While I look forward to benchmarking a "new" product with it's
default firmware, it was not my intent to support in any way yet
another model change of this sort. To add even more insult to
injury... this ostensibly "new" product is running kernel
according to their GPL drop.

Dave Täht
Let's go make home routers and wifi faster! With better software!

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