TP-LINK TD-W8968 v1

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bgn (N300)
300Mbps Wireless N USB ADSL2+ Modem Router
TP-LINK TD-W8968 v1
Board ID
wireless router, dsl modem
TrendChip TC3162U
CPU1 Type
CPU1 Speed
450 MHz ( 2 cores )
Flash1 Chip
Winbond W25Q64BVSIG
Flash1 Size
8 MiB8,388,608 B <br />65,536 Kib <br />8,192 KiB <br />64 Mib <br />0.00781 GiB <br />
RAM1 Size
32 MiB33,554,432 B <br />262,144 Kib <br />32,768 KiB <br />256 Mib <br />0.0313 GiB <br /> (SDRAM)
RAM1 Chip
Winbond Model?
ETH chip1
TrendChip TC3162U
TrendChip TC2205F
Ethernet Port Count

802dot11 OUI: none specified

Stock FW OS
Expansion IF types
USB 2.0
USB ports
USB Hub Compatible
12 VDC, 1.5 A
Connector type

Additional chips
xDSL (ADSL2+) AFE;TrendChip;TC3086;;1;


Default IP address:
the IP is used by 1293 additional devices
of which 108 are TP-LINK devices
Default login user: admin
Default login password: admin
admin:admin credentials used by 1316 additional devices
of which 276 are TP-LINK devices

FCC approval date 26 October 2012
Country of manuf China
Radio 1
Ralink RT5392
Wireless interface OUI
none specified
Antenna Connector Type
MIMO status
Wireless Standard
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
up to 300 Mbps
up to 54 Mbps
up to 11 Mbps
WiFi Operating Frequency
2.4 GHz
 CPU1 brandRadio1 chip1 brandRadio1 chip2 brand
TP-LINK TD-W8968 v1TrendChipRalink
TP-LINK TD-W8968 v2RalinkRalink
TP-LINK TD-W8968 v3BroadcomBroadcom

For a list of all currently documented Ralink chipsets with specifications, see Ralink.
For a list of all currently documented TrendChip chipsets with specifications, see TrendChip.

For a list of all currently documented TP-LINK device with specifications, see TP-LINK.

300 Mbps - 2SS 2.4GHz 802.11n (40MHz chan.) = N300 class


"11052028961-2.0" and "Rev:1.0sp1" is silkscreened

on the board in the FCC photos.

Links of Interest


JTAG-Serial Info


Boot log

boot log • >>
TC3162U at Tue Oct 15 16:25:32 HKT 2013 version 0.9 

Memory size 32MB 

Found SPI Flash 8MiB EN25Q64 at 0xb0000000 

Press any key in 0.1 secs to enter boot command mode. 

Decompress to 80020000 free_mem_ptr = 80600000 free_mem_ptr_end = 80700000 
Uncompressing [LZMA] ... done. 
Linux version (root * localhost.localdomain) (gcc version 3.4.6) # 3 Wed Nov 20 15:47:54 HKT 2013 
TrendChip TC3162U SOC prom init 
Enable IMEM addr = 2e4000 
Enable DMEM addr = 361000 
CPU revision is: 0000cd01 
Determined physical RAM map: 
memory: 02000000 * 00000000 (usable) 
Built 1 zonelists. Total pages: 8128 
Kernel command line: console = ttyS0 rootfstype = squashfs 
Primary instruction cache 32kB, linesize 16 bytes. 
Primary data cache 8kB, linesize 16 bytes. 
Synthesized TLB refill handler (17 instructions). 
Synthesized TLB load handler fastpath (31 instructions). 
Synthesized TLB store handler fastpath (31 instructions). 
Synthesized TLB modify handler fastpath (25 instructions). 
PID hash table entries: 128 (order: 7, 512 bytes) 
console handover: boot [early0] -> real [ttyS0] 
Dentry cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 2, 16384 bytes) 
Inode-cache hash table entries: 2048 (order: 1, 8192 bytes) 
Memory: 28740k / 32768k available (2864k kernel code, 4028k reserved, 475k data, 140k init, 0k highmem) 
SLUB: Genslabs = 17, HWalign = 16, Order = 0-1, MinObjects = 4, CPUs = 1, Nodes = 1 
Mount-cache hash table entries: 512 
NET: Registered protocol family 16 
registering PCI controller with io_map_base unset 
tc3162: system has PCI BIOS 
registering PCI controller with io_map_base unset 
PCI: Bridge: 0000: 00: 00.0 
IO window: disabled. 
MEM window: 1f700000-1f7fffff 
PREFETCH window: disabled. 
PCI: Enabling device 0000: 00: 00.0 (0000 -> 0002) 
NET: Registered protocol family 8 
NET: Registered protocol family 20 
NET: Registered protocol family 2 
IP route cache hash table entries: 1024 (order: 0, 4096 bytes) 
TCP established hash table entries: 1024 (order: 1, 8192 bytes) 
TCP bind hash table entries: 1024 (order: 0, 4096 bytes) 
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 1024 bind 1024) 
TCP reno registered 
TC3162 hardware watchdog module loaded. 
squashfs: version 3.0 (2006/03/15) Phillip Lougher 
fuse init (API version 7.8) 
io scheduler noop registered 
io scheduler deadline registered (default) 
ttyS0 at I / O 0xbfbf0003 (irq = 0) is a TC3162 
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 4096K size 1024 blocksize 
PPP generic driver version 2.4.2 
NET: Registered protocol family 24 
Register flash device: flash0 
tc3162: flash device 0x01000000 at 0x10000000 
tc3162: Found SPIFLASH 8MiB EN25Q64 
Creating 6 MTD partitions on "tc3162": 
0x00000000-0x00020000: "boot" 
0x00020000-0x00130000: "kernel" 
0x00130000-0x007d0000: "rootfs" 
0x007d0000-0x007e0000: "romfile" 
0x007e0000-0x007f0000: "config" 
0x007f0000-0x00800000: "radio" 
Mirror / redirect action on 
u32 classifier 
Actions configured 
Netfilter messages via NETLINK v0.30. 
nf_conntrack version 0.5.0 (256 buckets, 5120 max) 
ctnetlink v0.93: registering with nfnetlink. 
IPv4 over IPv4 tunneling driver 
ip_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team 
TCP cubic registered 
Initializing XFRM netlink socket 
NET: Registered protocol family 1 
NET: Registered protocol family 10 
ip6_tables: (C) 2000-2006 Netfilter Core Team 
IPv6 over IPv4 tunneling driver 
NET: Registered protocol family 17 
NET: Registered protocol family 15 
Ebtables v2.0 registered 
802.1Q VLAN Support v1.8 Ben Greear <greearb *> 
All bugs added by David S. Miller <davem *> 
SQUASHFS error: Unknown inode type 15 in squashfs_iget! 
List of all partitions: 
1f00 128 mtdblock0 (driver?) 
1f01 1088 mtdblock1 (driver?) 
1f02 6784 mtdblock2 (driver?) 
1f03 64 mtdblock3 (driver?) 
1f04 64 mtdblock4 (driver?) 
1f05 64 mtdblock5 (driver?) 
No filesystem could mount root, tried: squashfs 
Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (31,2)