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TP-Link Archer C5 flash to C7…or “how to save money as TP-Link did”

Today i came across a tutorial to flash your TP-Link Archer C5 AC1200 to an Archer C7 AC1750.

Yes, i could have bought the C7 instead of the C5 that time, but in that time the C7 was around 95€ and the C5 was on 35€ (sale otherwise 70€ at that time)
I was usually happy with it and it had 1Gbit WAN/LAN and replaced our FRITZ!Box 7270 on the family network.

So whats the problem then? Well a few since it looks like that TP-Link just cut down a few things on the C5 but basically used the same hardware on it as the C7.

up to 300MBit/s im 2.4GHz
up to 866MBit/s im 5GHz

up to 450MBit/s@2,4GHz
up to 1300MBit/s@5GHz

Since the tutorial is in german and can be easily translated, im gonna write the steps in english down here again.

Please note that you can damage your hardware, l...

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