TP-Link Archer C50

4 10/100Mbps LAN Ports
1 10/100Mbps WAN Port

2.4GHz: Up to 300Mbps
5GHz: Up to 867Mbps

Encryption: 64/128-bit WEP, WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK

firmware: 0.9.1 0.6 v0079.0 Build 171227 Rel.72331n(4555)

Hardware Version: Archer C50 v3 00000001

basic router functions and performance;  easy user interface

works well as additional Wireless Access Point with BBOX3 (Sagem), Netgear R6300 and wndr3700.

OpenWrt Techdata: TP-Link Archer C50 v3

OpenWrt installation information can be found here.

Solution when device’s (bricked) firmware has been corrupted:

Step 1: configure your PC or MAC internet adapter
set your internet adapter IPv4 Address to:
192.168.0.66 with subnet mask 255.255.255.0 and default Gateway 192.168.0.1
Connect your computer via ethernet cable to LAN Port 3 of the router.

Step 2: prepare the recovery file
After downloading the recovery file, rename the file to tp_recovery.bin and place it in the root directory of your TFTP Server client.
Start the TFTP Server client on your PC or MAC. MacOS Catalina users can opt for the PumpKIN client.

Step 3: restart the router to load the recovery file
power on the router and hold the reset button down until the computer LED on the router starts flashing, the router should start downloading the stock recovery firmware and flash it automaticallyGet a pen or whatever you use to push reset buttons and hold the reset button down until the computer LED starts flashing, you should see some activity on your computer screen and that should be the router downloading the stock recovery firmware and flash it automatically.

see also this video

TP-Link Archer C50
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