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A firmware update can resolve issues that the previous firmware version may have and improve its current performance.

To Upgrade

IMPORTANT: To prevent upgrade failures, please read the following before proceeding with the upgrade process

  • Please upgrade firmware from the local TP-Link official website of the purchase location for your TP-Link device, otherwise it will be against the warranty. Please click here to change site if necessary.
  • Please verify the hardware version of your device for the firmware version. Wrong firmware upgrade may damage your device and void the warranty. (Normally V1.x=V1)
    How to find the hardware version on a TP-Link device
  • Do NOT turn off the power during the upgrade process, as it may cause permanent damage to the product.
  • To avoid wireless disconnect issue during firmware upgrade process, it's recommended to upload firmware with wired connection unless there is no LAN/Ethernet port on your TP-Link device.
  • It's recommended that users stop all Internet applications on the computer, or simply disconnect Internet line from the device before the upgrade.
  • Use decompression software such as WinZIP or WinRAR to extract the file you download before the upgrade.

Archer AX72(EU)_V1_1.2.1 Build 20230626

Published Date: 2023-07-07 Language: Multi-language File Size: 35.46 MB

This firmware contains important updates for HomeShield Pro, and we strongly recommend all HomeShield Pro users to upgrade to this firmware.
You will be unable to downgrade to the previous firmware version after updating this firmware.

New Features/Enhancement:
1. Newly support to set LAN DNS server as WAN port DNS server;
2. Newly support Google Assistant function;
3. Newly support Tether Wireless Advanced Configuration;
4. Newly support EasyMesh and Ethernet backhaul;
5. Newly add Access Time Control and Bandwidth Control function for the Guest Network.
6. Added Advanced features into AP mode;
7. Added flow control switch;
8. Added IoT network feature;
9. Added VPN Client feature;
10. Added Speed limit feature; 
11. Optimized Quick Setup feature;
12. Optimized web UI of IPTV feature;
13. Port Forwarding maximum entries increased to 64;
14. Enhanced the stability and reliability of the HomeShield pro;
15. Removed some built-in NTP servers;

Bug Fixed:
Fixed some bugs related to the HomeShield feature.

To fully utilize all HomeShield Pro features, we recommend that you download and install the latest version of the Tether app on your mobile device.
For Android users: Recommended Tether version 4.1.23 or later
For iOS users: Recommended Tether version 4.1.11 or later

Archer AX72(EU)_V1_220428

Published Date: 2022-06-21 Language: Multi-language File Size: 29.97 MB

Improved the stability of the system.

Note: You will be unable to downgrade to the previous firmware version after updating this firmware.

Archer AX72(EU)_V1_211124

Published Date: 2022-01-24 Language: Multi-language File Size: 28.98 MB

New Features/Enhancement:
1. Optimized IPv6 feature;
2. Optimized IPTV feature.

Bug Fixed:
1. Fixed the bug that the router has an unstable Internet connection in some cases.

To Use Third Party Firmware In TP-Link Products

Some official firmware of TP-Link products can be replaced by the third party firmware such as DD-WRT. TP-Link is not obligated to provide any maintenance or support for it, and does not guarantee the performance and stability of third party firmware. Damage to the product as a result of using third party firmware will void the product's warranty.

Open Source Code For Programmers (GPL)

Please note: The products of TP-Link partly contain software code developed by third parties, including software code subject to the GNU General Public Licence (“GPL“), Version 1/Version 2/Version 3 or GNU Lesser General Public License ("LGPL"). You may use the respective software condition to following the GPL licence terms.

You can review, print and download the respective GPL licence terms here. You receive the GPL source codes of the respective software used in TP-Link products for direct download and further information, including a list of TP-Link software that contain GPL software code under GPL Code Center.

The respective programs are distributed WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the respective GNU General Public License for more details.


TP-Link Tether

TP-Link Tether provides the easiest way to access and manage your network with your iOS or Android devices. Learn more about TP-Link Tether and Compatible Devices

Note: To use Tether, please update your TP-Link device's firmware to the latest version.


Firmware Version
Working Mode


1. This Emulator is a virtual web GUI where you can program your TP-Link product firmware. For details about an individual product’s features and specifications please use the search facility and go to the product page.

2. Please check the firmware version corresponds to the version shown on the Emulator interface. Each firmware version has its own GUI and functionality.

3. Please note that not all firmware versions are represented on the Emulator.

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