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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 Vx.0=Vx.6/Vx.8 (eg:V1.0=V1.6/V1.8);   Vx.x0=Vx.x6/Vx.x8 (eg:V1.20=V1.26/V1.28)
    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.


Published Date: 2015-10-19 Language: English File Size: 5.87 MB

Modifications and Bug Fixes:

NEW Features/Enhancement:
   1.Updated the ISP list.
   2.Added the enble/disable switch for TR069.
   3.Added ARP binding function
   4.Added switch option for Firwall in PPP dial up connetion.
   5.Increased the pre-share key length from 15 to 255 in IPsec
   6.Added Iran for the country option in wireless setting.
Bug fixed:
   1.Fixed the WAN configuration error when setting 31 special characters password for PPPOE/L2TP/PPTP in the quick setup panel.
   2. Fixed failure when setting 32 characters password for L2TP/PPTP dial up.


1. For TD-W8960N_V6.
2. Your device’s configuration won't be lost after upgrading.


Published Date: 2015-05-22 Language: English File Size: 5.77 MB

Modifications and Bug Fixes:

Bug Fixed:
1.Fixed the bug that when choosing ISP which contains Russian character during Quick Setup,an error message is pop-up.


1. For TD-W8960N_V6
2. Your device’s configuration won't be lost after upgrading,which means you needn't to configure your device again after upgrading.


Published Date: 2015-02-28 Language: English File Size: 5.76 MB

Modifications and Bug Fixes:

First firmware release of TD-W8960N V6


For TD-W8960N V6

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