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How can I find the hardware version on a TP-Link device?

Some TP-Link products may have more than one hardware version.  For example, a name ending with V1, V2, etc.

Choose methods below to find the hardware version of your TP-Link products. 

Using the label on the back of the device

For most of products

Turn over the device so you can see a label on the back or bottom of the unit.  Look for a character string next to the serial number, the looks like: “VER X.X”.  This is the hardware version of the device.  

Note 1:

The firmware of EU and US are different hardware versions, do not use each other’s firmware to upgrade your device.

Note 2:

Please pay attention to the following 4 models of cable modem that have some special condition. The real hardware version can be found on the left part of the label. But there is another version which is higher than it marked on the right part, which is the version stands for new Visual Interface.

TC-7610(US) 1.0, TC-7620(US) 1.0, TC-W7960 (US) 1.0, Archer CR700 (US) 1.0

Using the engraved characters on the device

For products (USB adapters) without labels:

The number at the end of the FCC ID indicates the hardware version. If there is no version number, like V2, after the model number, that means it’s version 1.

Using the management interface of the device 

For products with management interface:

Open a web browser and enter the domain name which can vary between units in the address bar.  The address for your device can be found on the label on the back or bottom of the unit.  The default login credential is ‘admin’ for both username and password.

Below are the official domains currently in use:

Router –

Cable Modem Router & DSL –

Range Extender –

Wireless PLC –

There is a character string “Ver:X.Y” (for example, Ver:1.0) in the Serial Number field, and the number X is the hardware version of the device. If the string is “Ver: 1.1”, normally it means that the hardware version is V1. Different model has different management interface.

Please choose the category of your device in the table below.

Link here to find the correct product category of your model.

Wi-Fi RoutersModems/GatewaysNetwork Expansion
Smart HomeMobile Wi-FiAccessories
JetStream SwitchesAuranet Business Wi-FiSafeStream Router
Pharos Wireless Broadband 

For Wi-Fi Routers

Example A: 

Example B:

Example C:

Go to Advanced > System Tools > Firmware Upgrade.

For DSL Modems & Routers

Example A:

Example B:

Example C:

Example D:

Example E:

For Network Expansion:

Example A:

Example B:

For Smart Home (Cloud Cameras)

For Mobile Wi-Fi

Example A:

Example B:

For JetStream Switches

For Auranet Business Wi-Fi

For Pharos Wireless Broadband

Example A:

Example B:

For SafeStream Routers

Example A:

Example B:

Get to know more details of each function and configuration please go to Download Center to download the manual of your product.Is this faq useful?
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