Tp-Link TL-WA5210G 2.4GHz High Power Wireless Outdoor CPE LAN Configuration

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Selecting Network > LAN will enable you to configure the IP parameters of LAN port on this page.

Tp-link LAN

MAC Address – The physical address of the router, as seen from the LAN. The value can’t be changed.

IP Address – Enter the IP address of your router in dotted-decimal notation (factory default:

Subnet Mask – An address code that determines the size of the network. Normally use as the subnet mask.

1) If you change the IP Address of LAN, you must use the new IP Address to login the Tp-Link Router.
2) If the new LAN IP Address you set is not in the same subnet, the IP Address pool of the DHCP server will not take effect until they are re-configured.
3) If the new LAN IP Address you set is not in the same subnet, the Virtual Server and DMZ Host will change accordingly at the same time.

Tp-Link TL-WA5210G 2.4GHz High Power Wireless Outdoor CPE Operation Mode

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Selecting Operation Mode will allow you to choose the operation mode for the AP.

The AP supports three operation mode types, AP Client Router, AP Router and AP.

Please select the one your want as shown in Figure. Click Save to save your choice.

Operation Mode

AP Client Router – In this mode, the device enables multi-user to share the Internet from WISP.
All LAN ports share the same IP from WISP through Wireless port.
While connecting to WISP, the Wireless port works as a WAN port in AP Client mode.
The Ethernet port acts as a LAN port.

AP Router – In this mode, the device enables multi-user to share the Internet via ADSL/Cable Modem.
The wireless port share the same IP to ISP through Ethernet WAN port.
The Wireless port acts same as a LAN port while in AP mode.

AP – In this mode, the device allows wireless communication devices to access a wireless network by using WIFI.
The Ethernet port and the wireless port both work as LAN ports.

Tp-Link TL-WA5210G 2.4GHz High Power Wireless Outdoor CPE Status Overview

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Selecting Status will enable you to view the AP’s current status and configuration, all of which is read-only.


1. LAN
This field displays the current settings or information for the LAN, including the MAC address, IP address and Subnet Mask.

2. Wireless
This field displays basic information or status for wireless function, including Wireless Radio, SSID, Channel, Mode, and Wireless MAC address.

3. WAN
These parameters apply to the WAN port of the router, including MAC address, IP address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway and DNS server.

If PPPoE is chosen as the WAN connection type, the Disconnect button will be shown here while you are accessing the Internet.

You can also cut the connection by clicking the button.

If you have not connected to the Internet, just click Connect to establish the connection.

4. Traffic Statistics
This field displays the router’s traffic statistics.

5. System Up Time
The total up time of the router since it was powered on or reset.

Tp-Link TL-WA5210G 2.4GHz High Power Wireless Outdoor CPE Configure the Device


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The instructions in this section will help you configure each of your PCs to be able to communicate with the AP.

The default IP address of the TL-WA5210G 2.4GHz High Power Wireless Outdoor CPE is

And the default Subnet Mask is These values can be seen from the LAN.

They can be changed as you desire, as an example we use the default values for description in this guide.

Connect the local PC to the LAN ports of the AP. There are then two ways to configure the IP address for your PC.

Configure the IP address manually

1) Set up the TCP/IP Protocol for your PC.
If you need instructions as to how to do this, please refer to 2Appendix B: Configuring the PC

2) Configure the network parameters.
The IP address is (“xxx” is from 1 to 253), Subnet Mask is, and Gateway is (The AP’s default IP address)

Obtain an IP address automatically
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Tp-Link TL-WA5210G 2.4GHz High Power Wireless Outdoor CPE Hardware Installation — Interfaces and button

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Rear Panel sketch

View from left to right, the parts are explained below.

power: This is where you can connect an outside antenna.
For this AP, the antenna is built inside, and usually there is not necessary to connect an outside one.

LAN: This port is used to connect to the POE port of the provided Power Injector.

There are two ways to reset the AP’s factory defaults:
• Use the Factory Defaults function on System Tools -> Factory Defaults page in the AP’s Web-based Utility.
• Use the Factory Default Reset button: Press and hold the RESET button for at least 5
seconds, and then the AP reboots after the LED at the rightmost in Figure flashes.

Ensure the AP is powered on before it restarts completely.

Tp-Link TL-WA5210G 2.4GHz High Power Wireless Outdoor CPE Hardware Installation — LED Explanation

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TL-WA5210G consists of several LED indicators, which is designed to indicate connections and Wireless Signal.

Front Panel sketch

View from left to right.

Wireless Signal Strength

For Wireless Signal Strength LEDs:
In AP or Bridge mode, all the four LEDs will light up.
In Client or Repeater mode, the corresponding LED(s) will light up when the RSSI value (wireless signal strength value) reaches the RSSI Threshold. The value of RSSI Threshold can be set on Wireless Advanced Settings page as shown in Figure.

For example, if the RSSI value is 30, the RSSI Threshold of the four LED are 15, 25, 35, 45 respectively, and then the LEDs whose RSSI Threshold are 15 and 25 will light up.

Tp-Link TL-WA5210G 2.4GHz High Power Wireless Outdoor CPE Features

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Complies with IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u standards.

Wireless Data transfer rates up to 54Mbps.

Supports AP Client Router, AP Router and AP operation mode.

High output transmit power and receive sensitivity optimized.

Supports Client Router Mode for WISP CPE

Supports passive power over Ethernet.

Supports Wireless Distribution System (WDS).

ACK timeout adjustment for long range transmission, up to 50km.

Supports Antenna Alignment.

Provides throughput monitor indicating the current wireless throughput.

Supports Layer 2 User Isolation.

Supports Ping Watch Dog.

Supports link speed test.

Supports Remote Management

Output transmit power adjustable.

Supports PPPoE, Dynamic IP, Static IP Internet Access.

Built-in NAT and DHCP server supporting static IP address distributing.

Supports UPnP, Dynamic DNS, Static Routing, VPN Pass-through.

Supports Virtual Server, Special Application and DMZ host.

Built-in firewall supporting IP address filtering, Domain Name filtering, and MAC address filtering.

Provides WLAN ACL (Access Control List).

Supports configuration backup/restore and firmware upgrade.

Supports Web management.