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

Joel Wirāmu Pauling joel at aenertia.net
Wed Feb 3 19:25:04 EST 2016

I have half a dozen c7 v2 bought over the last 6 months - they are still
atheros. I have not touched the cheaper c5's

Good to know. Although frustrating however.

On 3 February 2016 at 18:09, Dave Taht <dave.taht at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> https://wiki.openwrt.org/toh/tp-link/archer-c5-c7-wdr7500
> 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!
> https://www.gofundme.com/savewifi
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