Quick Installation Guide
Multi-mode Router
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Turn off the modem, and remove the
backup battery if it has one.
Turn on the modem and then wait
about 2 minutes for it to restart.
If your internet connection is through an Ethernet
cable from the wall, instead of through a modem,
connect the Ethernet cable directly to the router’s
Internet port, and skip Step 1,2,3.
Power adapter
Modem
Router
Connect to the internet
Connect to the power socket
Connect the power adapter to the
router and turn on the router.
Confirm that the following LEDs are on and solid to verify
that the hardware connection is correct.
Power
On
Wi-Fi
On
Internet
On
Note: If the Wi-Fi LED is off, please
press and hold the Wi-Fi/WPS
button on the rear panel of the
router until it is on.
Connect the modem to the router’s
Internet port via an Ethernet cable.
Configure the router
1. Connect your computer to the router (Wired or Wireless)
Wired
Turn off the Wi-Fi on your computer and connect it to the router via an
Ethernet cable.
Wireless
Connect your device to the router’s Wi-Fi using the SSID (Network
Name) and Wireless Password printed on the label at the bottom of
the router.
2. Configure the router using a web browser
A Launch a web browser, and enter
http://tplinkwifi.net or http://192.168.0.1 in the
address bar. Use admin for both username and
password, and then click Login.
Note: If the login window does not appear, please
refer to FAQ > Q1.
http://tplinkwifi.net
admin
admin
Login
B Click Next to start the Quick Setup. Select Standard Wireless Router and follow the step-by-step
instructions of the Quick Setup to complete the initial configuration.
Note: If you are not sure of the WAN Connection Type, please click Auto-Detect.
Wireless Password/PIN:XXXXXXXX
SSID:TP-LINK_XXXX
Access Point Mode
Repeater Mode
In Access Point mode, the router transforms your existing wired network to
a wireless one.
In Repeater mode, the router boosts the existing wireless coverage in your
home.
2. Relocate
1. Configure
A. Place the router next to your host router and turn it on.
B. Connect a computer to the router via an Ethernet cable or wirelessly by
using the SSID (Network Name) and Wireless Password printed on the
label at the bottom of the router.
Place the router about halfway between your host router and the Wi-Fi “dead”
zone. The location you choose must be within the range of your existing host
network.
C. Launch a web browser and enter http://tplinkwifi.net in the address bar.
Use admin for both the username and password, and then click Login.
http://tplinkwifi.net
Host Network
Host Router
Extended Network
Router
Devices
admin
admin
Internet
Internet
Ethernet1Ethernet2 Ethernet3Ethernet4
Ethernet
Ethernet4
Wired Router
Internet
Router
Client
A. Turn on the router.
B. Connect the router to your wired router’s Ethernet port via an Ethernet
cable as shown above.
C. Connect a computer to the router via an Ethernet cable or wirelessly by
using the SSID (Network Name) and Wireless Password printed on the
label at the bottom of the router.
D. Launch a web browser and enter http://tplinkwifi.net in the address bar.
Use admin for both the username and password to log in.
E. Click Next to start the Quick Setup. Select Access Point and follow the
step-by-step instructions of the Quick Setup to complete the initial
configuration.
Login
D. Click Next to start the Quick Setup. Select Repeater and follow the
step-by-step instructions of the Quick Setup to complete the initial
configuration.
The extended network shares the same SSID (network name) and password as
those of your host network.
Connect to the wireless network by using the SSID (network name) and
password of the router.
Note: Click Survey to find your host network you want to connect to, and then enter its
wireless password.
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Q1. What should I do if the login window does not appear?
If the computer is set to a static or fixed IP address, change the setting to obtain an IP
address and DNS server address automatically.
Verify that http://tplinkwifi.net or http://192.168.0.1 is correctly entered in the web
browser. Alternatively, enter http://192.168.1.1 in the web browser and press Enter.
Use another web browser and try again.
Reboot your router and try again.
Disable and then enable the network adapter being used.
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Q2. What should I do if I cannot access internet when using Router mode?
Check if the internet is working normally by connecting a computer directly to the
modem using an Ethernet cable. If it is not, contact your Internet Service Provider.
Log in to the web management page of the router, and go to the Status page to check
whether the WAN IP address is valid or not. If it is, please run the Quick Setup again;
otherwise, recheck the hardware connection.
Reboot your router and try again.
For cable modem users, log in to the web management page of the router. Go to
Network > MAC Clone, select Clone MAC Address and click Save. Then reboot both the
modem and the router.
Q3. How do I restore the router to its factory default settings?
With the router powered on, press and hold the Reset button on the back panel of the
router until all LEDs turn on momentarily.
Log in to the web management page of the router. Go to System Tools > Factory
Defaults, and click Restore. The router will restore and reboot automatically.
Q4. What should I do if I forget my web management password?
Refer to FAQ > Q3 to reset the router, and then use admin (all lowercase) for both
username and password to log in.
Q5. What should I do if I forget my wireless network password?
The factory default wireless password is printed on the label of the router.
Connect a computer directly to the router using an Ethernet cable. Log in to the router’s
web management page, and go to Wireless > Wireless Security to obtain or reset your
wireless password.
For technical support and other information, please visit
http://www.tp-link.com/support
Tether App
The TP-Link Tether app provides a simple, intuitive way to access and manage
your router.
Block unwelcome users from
connecting to your network
View information about clients
connected to your router
Change the basic wireless
network settings
Set up Parental Controls with
access time
How to begin?
1. Download the TP-Link Tether app from the Apple App Store or Google
Play Store.
2. Ensure your smart device is wirelessly connected to the home network.
3. Launch the Tether app and start managing your home network.
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