How To Configure TP Link Wireless Router?

Setting up a secure wireless network with the TP-Link.

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Have a computer connected to the router with an ethernet cable. Examples given are for a Linksys router. Refer to your router manual or the router mftr.'s website for default settings if you don't have a Linksys.

  1. Open a browser such as Internet Explorer or Firefox and in the addressbar type: [enter] (this is the router's default IP address which varies from router to router so check your manual) This will bring you to router's login screen.
  2. The default username is left blank and the Linksys default password is "admin" without the quotes.
  3. Enter that information. You are now in the router's configuration utility. Your configuration utility may differ slightly from mine. The first thing to do is change the default password because *everyone* knows the default passwords for various routers.
  4. Click on the Administration link at the top of the page. Enter your new password. WRITE IT DOWN SOMEWHERE YOU WILL NOT LOSE IT.
  5. Re-enter the password to confirm it and click the Save Settings button at the bottom of the page. The router will restart and present you with the login box again.
  6. Leave the username blank and put in your new password to get back into the configuration utility.
  7. Now click on the Wireless link at the top of the page.
  8. Change the Wireless Network Name (SSID) from the default to something you will recognize. I suggest that my clients not use their family name as the SSID.
  9. Click the Save Settings and when you get the prompt that your changes were successful click on the Wireless Security link which is right next to the Basic Wireless Settings link (where you changed your SSID).

Most computers purchased within the last 4 years have wireless hardware that will support WPA2-Personal (also called WPA2-PSK). This is the encryption level you want. If your wireless hardware is older use WPA. Do not use WEP as that is easily cracked within minutes. So go ahead and set the Security Mode to WPA2-Personal. Do that and enter a passphrase. At this point your router is configured and if the computer you were using to configure the router is normally going to connect wirelessly disconnect the ethernet cable and the computer's wireless feature should see your new network.

Configure TP Link Wireless Router:

TP-LINK router is to extend the wireless network range via a LAN cable. We don't need WAN port on the TP-LINK router in this network.

Step 1: Connect the main router to the LAN port on TP-Link router through Ethernet cable.

Step 2: Connect your computer to anther LAN port through Ethernet cable then login to TP-LINK web interface through the IP address

Step 3: Go to Network -> LAN on the left side menuchange the LAN IP address of TP-LINK router to the same LAN of the main router (For example if your main router gets the IP address of 192.168.2.X (1<X<254) is recommended for TP-LINK router). After that it would require a Reboot. Please click OK to reboot and then relogin to TP-LINK page with the new IP address

Step 4: Configure the wireless Go to Wireless -> Wireless Settings page configure the SSID (Network name) and Channel. (If it is a dual band device please don't forget to select the Band.) Click Save button. Go to Wireless -> Wireless Security page configure the wireless security. Here WPA-PSK/AES is recommended. PSK Password is the key of your wireless.

Step 5: Go to DHCP on the left side menu disable the DHCP Server and click Save button.

Step 6: Go to System Tools -> Reboot page click Reboot button to reboot the device.

After all of the tips above your computer would have internet through any LAN ports of TP-LINK by an Ethernet cable. At the same time your wireless client would have access to the TP-LINK wirelessly through the SSID and Password pointed to it.

How To Configure TP Link Wireless Router?

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