This chapter will show you how to configure the basic functions of your 450Mbps Dual-Band Wireless N Gigabit Router using Quick Setup Wizard within minutes.
1. TCP/IP Configuration
The default domain name of the Router is http://tplinklogin.net and the default Subnet Mask is 255.255.255.0.
These values can be changed as you desire. In this guide, we use all the default values for description.
Connect the local PC to the LAN ports of the Router and then you can configure the IP address for your PC by the following method: Set up the TCP/IP Protocol in “Obtain an IP address automatically” mode on your PC.
Now, you can run the Ping command in the command prompt to verify the network connection between your PC and the Router. The following example is in Windows 2000 OS.
Open a command prompt, and type ping 192.168.0.1, and then press Enter.
If the result displayed is similar to the Figure, it means the connection between your PC and the Router has been established well.
If the result displayed is similar to Figure, it means the connection between your PC and the Router failed.
Please check the connection following these steps:
1.Is the connection between your PC and the Router correct? Note: The 1/2/3/4 LEDs of LAN ports which you link to on the Router and LEDs on your PC’s adapter should be lit.
2.Is the TCP/IP configuration for your PC correct? Note: If the Router’s IP address is 192.168.0.1, your PC’s IP address must be within the range of 192.168.0.2 ~ 192.168.0.254.
3.Is the default LAN IP of the Router correct? Note: If the LAN IP of the modem connected with your router is 192.168.0.x, the default LAN IP of the Router will automatically switch from 192.168.0.1 to 192.168.1.1 to avoid IP conflict.
Therefore, in order to verify the network connection between your PC and the Router, you can open a command prompt, and type ping 192.168.1.1, and then press Enter.
1.To access the configuration utility, open a web-browser and type in the default domain name http://tplinklogin.net in the address field.
After a moment, a login window will appear, similar to Figure 3-4. Enter admin for the User Name and Password, both in lower case letters. Then click the OK button or press the Enter key.
If the above screen does not pop up, it means that your Web-browser has been set to a proxy.
Go to Tools menu>Internet Options>Connections>LAN Settings, in the screen that appears, cancel the Using Proxy checkbox, and click OK to finish it.
2. After successfully log in, you can click the Quick Setup menu to quickly configure your Router.
3. Click Next, and then WAN Connection Type page will appear, shown in Figure
The Router provides Auto-Detect function and supports three popular ways PPPoE, Dynamic IP and Static IP to connect to the Internet. It’s recommended that you make use of the Auto-Detect function.
If you are sure of what kind of connection type your ISP provides, you can select the very type and click Next to go on configuring.
4. If you select Auto-Detect, the Router will automatically detect the connection type your ISP provides. Make sure the cable is securely plugged into the WAN port before detection.
The appropriate configuration page will be displayed when an active Internet service is successfully detected by the Router.
1) If the connection type detected is PPPoE, the next screen will appear as shown in Figure
User Name/Password – Enter the User Name and Password provided by your ISP. These fields are case-sensitive.
If you have difficulty with this process, please contact your ISP
Confirm Password – Enter the password again to make sure that the password is correct.
2) If the connection type detected is Dynamic IP, the next screen will appear as shown in Figure
A MAC address is a 12-digit code assigned to a unique piece of hardware for identification.
Some ISPs will register the MAC address of your computer when you access the Internet for the first time via the cable/ADSL modem they offered.
If you add a router into your network to share the Internet, the ISP may not recognize the new MAC address of the router and will not offer the Internet connection any more.
Therefore, it is necessary to clone the MAC address of the computer to the router.
If you are visiting the Router from the main computer, please select Yes, and then click Clone MAC Address.
If you are visiting the Router from another computer, rather than the main computer,
please select No, and then enter the main computer’s MAC in the field WAN MAC Address.
1. It’s strongly recommended that you visit and configure the Router from the main computer.
2. To find the main computer’s MAC, please go to Start > Run on your main computer, type in cmd and press Enter.
At the command prompt, enter ipconfig/all and press Enter. The MAC will be displayed under Physical Address.（shown in the following figure）
3) If the connection type detected is Static IP, the next screen will appear as shown in Figure
IP Address – This is the WAN IP address as seen by external users on the Internet (including your ISP).
Your ISP will provide you with the IP address you need to enter here. Enter the IP address into the field.
Subnet Mask – The Subnet Mask is used for the WAN IP address. Your IPS will provide you with the subnet mask which is usually 255.255.255.0.
Default Gateway – Your ISP will provide you with the Gateway address which is the ISP server’s address. Enter the gateway IP address into the box if required.
Primary DNS – Enter the DNS Server IP address into the box if required.
Secondary DNS – If your ISP provides another DNS server, enter it into this field.
5. Click Next to continue, the Wireless settings page will appear as shown in Figure
Wireless Radio – Choose from the drop-down list to enable or disable the wireless radio.
Wireless Network Name – Also called the SSID (Service Set Identification). Enter a value of up to 32 characters. The same name must be assigned to all wireless devices in your network.
Considering your wireless network security, the default SSID is set to be TP-LINK_XXXXXX (XXXXXX indicates the last unique six numbers of each Router’s MAC address).
This value is case-sensitive. For example, TEST is NOT the same as test.
Region – Select your region from the drop-down list. This field specifies the region where the wireless function of the Router can be used.
It may be illegal to use the wireless function of the Router in a region other than one of those specified in this field.
If your country or region is not listed, please contact your local government agency for assistance.
Note: Limited by local law regulations, version for North America does not have region selection option.
Band – This field determines which operating frequency will be used. The default channel is set to 2.4GHz. Two options are available: 2.4GHz and 5GHz.
It is recommended that your computers and devices running video and voice applications use the 5GHz band, while your guest access and computers that are only browsing the web use the 2.4GHz band.
2.4GHz – You can use the 2.4GHz band to connect to many classic wireless devices like gaming consoles, laptops, DVRs, ect.
5GHz – This band is less crowded and is used for time-sensitive music, video streaming or gaming.
Using this band can avoid interference with 2.4GHz networks or noisy devices like cordless phones and microwave ovens.
Mode – This field determines the wireless mode which the Router works on.
Wireless mode for 2.4GHz
11b only – Select if all of your wireless clients are 802.11b.
11g only – Select if all of your wireless clients are 802.11g.
11n only- Select only if all of your wireless clients are 802.11n.
11bg mixed – Select if you are using both 802.11b and 802.11g wireless clients.
11bgn mixed – Select if you are using a mix of 802.11b, 11g, and 11n wireless clients.
Wireless mode for 5GHz
11a only – Select if all of your wireless clients are 802.11a.
11n only- Select only if all of your wireless clients are 802.11n.
11an mixed – Select if you are using both 802.11a and 802.11n wireless clients.
Channel Width – Select any channel width from the drop-down list. The default setting is automatic, which can adjust the channel width for your clients automatically.
Channel – This field determines which operating frequency will be used. It is not necessary to change the wireless channel unless you notice interference problems with another nearby access point. If you select auto, then the AP will select the best channel automatically.
Max Tx Rate – You can limit the maximum transmission rate of the Router through this field.
Disable Security – The wireless security function can be enabled or disabled. If disabled, the wireless stations will be able to connect the Router without encryption. It is recommended strongly that you choose one of following options to enable security.
WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK – Select WPA based on pre-shared passphrase.
PSK Password – You can enter ASCII or Hexadecimal characters.
For ASCII, the key can be made up of any numbers from 0 to 9 and any letters from A to Z, the length should be between 8 and 63 characters.
For Hexadecimal, the key can be made up of any numbers from 0 to 9 and letters from A to F, the length should be between 8 and 64 characters.
Please also note the key is case-sensitive, this means that upper and lower case keys will affect the outcome. It would also be a good idea to write down the key and all related wireless security settings.
No Change – If you chose this option, wireless security configuration will not change!
6. Click the Next button. You will then see the Finish page.
If you don’t make any change on the Wireless page, you will see the Finish page as shown in Figure. Click the Finish button to finish the Quick Setup.
If there is anything changed on the Wireless page, you will see the Finish page as shown in Figure.
Click the Reboot button to make your wireless configuration take effect and finish the Quick Setup.
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