TL-WDR3500 N600 Wireless Dual Band Router

TL-WDR3500
N600 Wireless Dual Band Router
Rev: 1.0.0
1910010688
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FCC STATEMENT
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:



Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver
is connected.

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/ TV technician for help.
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
This device may not cause harmful interference.
This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Note: The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or TV interference caused by
unauthorized modifications to this equipment. Such modifications could void the user’s authority
to operate the equipment.
FCC RF Radiation Exposure Statement:
This equipment complies with FCC RF radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled
environment. This device and its antenna must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with
any other antenna or transmitter.
“To comply with FCC RF exposure compliance requirements, this grant is applicable to only
Mobile Configurations. The antennas used for this transmitter must be installed to provide a
separation distance of at least 20 cm from all persons and must not be co-located or operating in
conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.”
CE Mark Warning
This is a class B product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause radio interference, in
which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
National Restrictions
This device is intended for home and office use in all EU countries (and other countries following
the EU directive 1999/5/EC) without any limitation except for the countries mentioned below:
Country
Restriction
Bulgaria
None
France
Reason/remark
General authorization required for outdoor use and
public service
Outdoor use limited to
Military Radiolocation use. Refarming of the 2.4 GHz
10 mW e.i.r.p. within
band has been ongoing in recent years to allow current
the band 2454-2483.5
relaxed regulation. Full implementation planned 2012
MHz
Italy
None
Luxembourg
None
Norway
Implemented
Russian Federation
None
If used outside of own premises, general authorization is
required
General authorization required for network and service
supply(not for spectrum)
This subsection does not apply for the geographical area
within a radius of 20 km from the centre of Ny-Ålesund
Only for indoor applications
Note: Please don’t use the product outdoors in France.
This device has been designed to operate with the antennas listed below, and having a maximum
gain of 3dBi. Antennas not included in this list or having a gain greater than 3dBi are strictly
prohibited for use with this device. The required antenna impedance is 50 ohms.
To reduce potential radio interference to other users, the antenna type and its gain should be so
chosen that the equivalent isotropically radiated power (e.i.r.p.) is not more than that permitted for
successful communication.
Industry Canada Statement:
This device complies with RSS-210 of the Industry Canada Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
(1)This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2)This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
IMPORTANT NOTE:
Radiation Exposure Statement:
This equipment complies with Canada radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled
environment. This equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance 20cm
between the radiator & your body.
Ce dispositif est conforme à la norme CNR-210 d’Industrie Canada applicable aux appareils radio
exempts de licence. Son fonctionnement est sujet aux deux conditions suivantes:
(1) Le dispositif ne doit pas produire de brouillage préjudiciable, et
(2) Ce dispositif doit accepter tout brouillage reçu,y compris un brouillage susceptible de
provoquer un fonctionnement indésirable.
NOTE IMPORTANTE:
Déclaration d’exposition aux radiations:
Cet équipement est conforme aux limites d’exposition aux rayonnements IC établies pour un
environnement non contrôlé. Cet équipement doit être installé et utilisé avec un minimum de 20
cm de distance entre la source de rayonnement et votre corps.
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당해 무선설비는 운용중 전파혼신 가능성이 있음.
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TP-LINK TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
For the following equipment:
Product Description: N600 Wireless Dual Band Router
Model No.: TL-WDR3500
Trademark: TP-LINK
We declare under our own responsibility that the above products satisfy all the technical
regulations applicable to the product within the scope of Council Directives:
Directives 1999/5/EC, Directives 2004/108/EC, Directives 2006/95/EC, Directives 1999/519/EC,
Directives 2011/65/EU
The above product is in conformity with the following standards or other normative documents
ETSI EN 300 328 V1.7.1: 2006
ETSI EN 301 489-1 V1.8.1:2008& ETSI EN 301 489-17 V2.1.1:2009
EN 55022:2010
EN 55024:2010
EN 61000-3-2:2006+A1:2009+A2:2009
EN 61000-3-3:2008
EN60950-1:2006+A11:2009+A1:2010+A12:2011
EN62311:2008
EN 301 893
EN 302 502
The product carries the CE Mark:
Person is responsible for marking this declaration:
Yang Hongliang
Product Manager of International Business
Date of issue: 2012
TP-LINK TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
Building 24 (floors 1, 3, 4, 5), and 28 (floors 1-4) Central Science and Technology Park,
Shennan Rd, Nanshan, Shenzhen, China
CONTENTS
Package Contents.....................................................................................................1
Chapter 1.
Introduction.........................................................................................2
1.1
Overview of the Router............................................................................................... 2
1.2
Conventions ............................................................................................................... 3
1.3
Main Features ............................................................................................................ 3
1.4
Panel Layout .............................................................................................................. 4
1.4.1
The Front Panel.............................................................................................. 4
1.4.2
The Rear Panel .............................................................................................. 5
Chapter 2.
Connecting the Router .......................................................................7
2.1
System Requirements ................................................................................................ 7
2.2
Installation Environment Requirements ...................................................................... 7
2.3
Connecting the Router ............................................................................................... 7
Chapter 3.
Quick Installation Guide.....................................................................9
3.1
TCP/IP Configuration ................................................................................................. 9
3.2
Quick Installation Guide ........................................................................................... 10
Chapter 4.
Configuring the Router ....................................................................19
4.1
Login ........................................................................................................................ 19
4.2
Status ....................................................................................................................... 19
4.3
Quick Setup.............................................................................................................. 20
4.4
Network .................................................................................................................... 21
4.4.1
WAN ............................................................................................................. 21
4.4.2
LAN .............................................................................................................. 30
4.4.3
MAC Clone ................................................................................................... 31
4.5
Dual Band Selection................................................................................................. 32
4.6
Wireless 2.4GHz ...................................................................................................... 33
4.7
4.6.1
Wireless Settings.......................................................................................... 33
4.6.2
WPS ............................................................................................................. 35
4.6.3
Wireless Security.......................................................................................... 38
4.6.4
Wireless MAC Filtering ................................................................................. 41
4.6.5
Wireless Advanced ....................................................................................... 43
4.6.6
Wireless Statistics......................................................................................... 45
Wireless 5GHz ......................................................................................................... 45
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4.9
4.7.1
Wireless Settings.......................................................................................... 46
4.7.2
WPS ............................................................................................................. 48
4.7.3
Wireless Security.......................................................................................... 51
4.7.4
Wireless MAC Filtering ................................................................................. 54
4.7.5
Wireless Advanced ....................................................................................... 56
4.7.6
Wireless Statistics......................................................................................... 57
DHCP ....................................................................................................................... 57
4.8.1
DHCP Settings ............................................................................................. 58
4.8.2
DHCP Clients List ......................................................................................... 59
4.8.3
Address Reservation .................................................................................... 59
USB Settings ............................................................................................................ 61
4.9.1
Storage Sharing............................................................................................ 61
4.9.2
FTP Server ................................................................................................... 62
4.9.3
Media Server ................................................................................................ 64
4.9.4
Print Server................................................................................................... 66
4.9.5
User Accounts .............................................................................................. 67
4.10 NAT .......................................................................................................................... 69
4.11 Forwarding ............................................................................................................... 69
4.11.1 Virtual Servers .............................................................................................. 69
4.11.2 Port Triggering .............................................................................................. 71
4.11.3 DMZ.............................................................................................................. 73
4.11.4 UPnP ............................................................................................................ 74
4.12 Security .................................................................................................................... 75
4.12.1 Basic Security............................................................................................... 75
4.12.2 Advanced Security........................................................................................ 76
4.12.3 Local Management ....................................................................................... 78
4.12.4 Remote Management ................................................................................... 79
4.13 Parental Control ....................................................................................................... 80
4.14 Access Control ......................................................................................................... 82
4.14.1 Rule .............................................................................................................. 83
4.14.2 Host .............................................................................................................. 88
4.14.3 Target............................................................................................................ 90
4.14.4 Schedule....................................................................................................... 92
4.15 Advanced Routing .................................................................................................... 94
4.15.1 Static Routing List......................................................................................... 94
4.15.2 System Routing Table................................................................................... 95
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4.16 Bandwidth Control .................................................................................................... 96
4.16.1 Control Settings ............................................................................................ 96
4.16.2 Rules List...................................................................................................... 96
4.17 IP & MAC Binding Setting ........................................................................................ 97
4.17.1 Binding Settings............................................................................................ 98
4.17.2 ARP List........................................................................................................ 99
4.18 Dynamic DNS......................................................................................................... 100
4.18.1 Comexe.cn DDNS ...................................................................................... 100
4.18.2 Dyndns.org DDNS ...................................................................................... 101
4.18.3 No-ip.com DDNS ........................................................................................ 102
4.19 System Tools .......................................................................................................... 103
4.19.1 Time Setting................................................................................................ 104
4.19.2 Diagnostic................................................................................................... 105
4.19.3 Firmware Upgrade ...................................................................................... 107
4.19.4 Factory Defaults ......................................................................................... 108
4.19.5 Backup & Restore....................................................................................... 109
4.19.6 Reboot ........................................................................................................ 109
4.19.7 Password.................................................................................................... 110
4.19.8 System Log................................................................................................. 110
4.19.9 Statistics ..................................................................................................... 112
Appendix A: FAQ .................................................................................................. 115
Appendix B: Configuring the PCs.......................................................................120
Appendix C: Specifications .................................................................................123
Appendix D: Glossary ..........................................................................................124
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Package Contents
The following items should be found in your package:
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TL-WDR3500 N600 Wireless Dual Band Router
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DC Power Adapter for TL-WDR3500 N600 Wireless Dual Band Router
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Quick Installation Guide
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Resource CD for TL-WDR3500 N600 Wireless Dual Band Router, including:
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This Guide
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Other Helpful Information
 Note:
Make sure that the package contains the above items. If any of the listed items are damaged or
missing, please contact your distributor.
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Chapter 1. Introduction
Thank you for choosing the TL-WDR3500 N600 Wireless Dual Band Router.
1.1
Overview of the Router
The TL-WDR3500 N600 Wireless Dual Band Router integrates 4-port Switch, Firewall, NAT-Router
and Wireless AP. Powered by 3x3 MIMO technology, the N600 Wireless Dual Band Router delivers
exceptional range and speed, which can fully meet the need of Small Office/Home Office (SOHO)
networks and the users demanding higher networking performance. Your wireless connections are
radio band selectable to avoid interference in your area.
Incredible Speed
The TL-WDR3500 N600 Wireless Dual Band Router provides up to 300Mbps (2.4GHz) + 300Mbps
(5GHz) wireless connection with other 802.11n wireless clients. The incredible speed makes it ideal
for handling multiple data streams at the same time, which ensures your network stable and smooth.
The performance of this 802.11n wireless Router will give you the unexpected networking experience
at speed much faster than 802.11g. It is also compatible with all IEEE 802.11g and IEEE 802.11b
products.
Multiple Security Protections
With multiple protection measures, including SSID broadcast control and wireless LAN
64/128/152-bit WEP encryption, Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA2- PSK, WPA- PSK), as well as
advanced Firewall protections, the TL-WDR3500 N600 Wireless Dual Band Router provides
complete data privacy.
Flexible Access Control
The TL-WDR3500 N600 Wireless Dual Band Router provides flexible access control, so that
parents or network administrators can establish restricted access policies for children or staff. It also
supports Virtual Server and DMZ host for Port Triggering, and then the network administrators can
manage and monitor the network in real time with the remote management function.
Simple Installation
Since the Router is compatible with virtually all the major operating systems, it is very easy to
manage. Quick Setup Wizard is supported and detailed instructions are provided step by step in
this user guide. Before installing the Router, please look through this guide to know all the
Router’s functions.
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Conventions
The Router or TL-WDR3500 mentioned in this guide stands for TL-WDR3500 N600 Wireless Dual
Band Router without any explanation.
1.3
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Main Features
Complies with IEEE 802.11n to provide a wireless data rate of up to 300Mbps (2.4GHz) +
300Mbps (5GHz).
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One 10/100M Auto-Negotiation RJ45 Internet port, four 10/100M Auto-Negotiation RJ45
Ethernet ports, supporting Auto MDI/MDIX.
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Provides USB port supporting storage/FTP/Media/Print Server.
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Provides WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK authentication, TKIP/AES encryption security.
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Shares data and Internet access for users, supporting Dynamic IP/Static IP/PPPoE Internet
access.
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Works in 2.4GHz or 5GHz radio bands, doubling your network capability.
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Supports Virtual Server, Special Application and DMZ host.
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Supports UPnP, Dynamic DNS, Static Routing.
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Provides Automatic-connection and Scheduled Connection on certain time to the Internet.
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Built-in NAT and DHCP server supporting static IP address distributing.
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Supports Parental Control and Access Control.
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Connects Internet on demand and disconnects from the Internet when idle for PPPoE.
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Provides 64/128/152-bit WEP encryption security and wireless LAN ACL (Access Control
List).
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Supports Flow Statistics.
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Supports firmware upgrade and Web management.
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1.4
Panel Layout
1.4.1
The Front Panel
N600 Wireless Dual Band Router
Figure 1-1 LEDs on the front panel
The Router’s LEDs are located on the front panel (View from left to right).
Name
(Power)
(System)
(Wireless
2.4GHz)
(Wireless
5GHz)
(Ethernet)
(Internet)
Status
Indication
Off
Power is off.
On
Power is on.
On
The Router is initializing or maybe has a system error.
Flashing
The Router is working properly.
Off
The Router has a system error.
Off
The wireless function is disabled.
Flashing
Off
Flashing
The wireless function is enabled. The Router is working on
2.4GHz radio band.
The wireless function is disabled.
The wireless function is enabled. The Router is working on
5GHz radio band.
Off
There is no device linked to the corresponding port.
On
There is a device linked to the corresponding port but there
is no activity.
Flashing
There is an active device linked to the corresponding port.
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(WPS)
(USB)
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Slow
Flash
A wireless device is connecting to the network by WPS
function. This process will last in the first 2 minutes.
On
A wireless device has been successfully added to the
network by WPS function.
Quick
Flash
A wireless device failed to be added to the network by WPS
function.
Off
No storage device or printer is plugged into the USB port.
On
A storage device or printer has connected to the USB port.
Table 1-1 The LEDs Description
 Note:
1)
After a device is successfully added to the network by WPS function, the WPS LED will keep
on for about 5 minutes and then turn off.
2)
The Router is set to working concurrently in 2.4GHz and 5GHz by default. If you desire to
choose the working frequency, please go to 4.5 Dual Band Selection.
1.4.2
The Rear Panel
Figure 1-2 Rear Panel sketch
The following parts are located on the rear panel (View from left to right).
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Power: The Power socket is where you will connect the power adapter. Please use the
power adapter provided with this TL-WDR3500 N600 Wireless Dual Band Router.

On/Off: The switch for the power.
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Wireless On/Off: The switch for the wireless function.
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USB: The USB port connects to a USB storage device or a USB printer.
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Internet: This port is where you will connect the DSL/cable Modem, or Ethernet.
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Ethernet (1, 2, 3, 4): These ports (1, 2, 3, 4) connect the Router to the local PC(s).
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WPS/Reset:
Pressing this button for less than 5 seconds enables the WPS function. If your client devices,
such as wireless adapters, that support Wi-Fi Protected Setup, then you can press this
button to quickly establish a connection between the Router and client devices and
automatically configure wireless security for your wireless network.
Pressing this button for more than 5 seconds enables the Reset function. With the Router
powered on, press and hold the WPS/Reset button (approximately 8 seconds) until the SYS
LED becomes quick-flash from slow-flash. And then release the button and wait the Router
to reboot to its factory default settings.

Wireless antenna: To receive and transmit the wireless data.
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Chapter 2. Connecting the Router
2.1
System Requirements

Broadband Internet Access Service (DSL/Cable/Ethernet)

One DSL/Cable Modem that has an RJ45 connector (which is not necessary if the Router is
connected directly to the Ethernet)

PCs with a working Ethernet Adapter and an Ethernet cable with RJ45 connectors

TCP/IP protocol on each PC

Web browser, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Apple Safari
2.2
Installation Environment Requirements

Place the Router in a well ventilated place far from any heater or heating vent

Avoid direct irradiation of any strong light (such as sunlight)

Keep at least 2 inches (5 cm) of clear space around the Router

Operating Temperature: 0℃~40℃ (32℉~104℉)

Operating Humidity: 10%~90%RH, Non-condensing
2.3
Connecting the Router
Before installing the Router, make sure your PC is connected to the Internet through the
broadband service successfully. If there is any problem, please contact your ISP. After that, please
install the Router according to the following steps. Don't forget to pull out the power plug and keep
your hands dry.
1.
Power off your Cable/DSL Modem, and the Router.
2.
Locate an optimum location for the Router. The best place is usually at the center of your
wireless network.
3.
Adjust the direction of the antenna. Normally, upright is a good direction.
4.
Connect the DSL/Cable Modem to the Internet port of the Router, shown in Figure 2-1.
5.
Connect the PC(s) and each Switch/Hub in your LAN to the Ethernet ports on the Router,
shown in Figure 2-1. If you have the wireless NIC and want to use the wireless function, you
can skip this step.
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Connect the power adapter to the power socket on the Router, and the other end into an
electrical outlet, shown in Figure 2-1. The Router will start to work automatically.
7.
Power on your Cable/DSL Modem.
Figure 2-1 Hardware Installation
Figure 2-2 USB Installation
 Note:
If you want to use the Router to share files or printer, plug the USB storage device to the USB port
or connect the printer to the Router with a matching cable.
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Chapter 3. Quick Installation Guide
This chapter will show you how to configure the basic functions of your N600 Wireless Dual
Band Router using Quick Setup Wizard within minutes.
3.1
TCP/IP Configuration
The default IP address of the Router is 192.168.0.1 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 Ethernet 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. If you need instructions as to how to do this, please
refer to Appendix B: Configuring the PC. Then the built-in DHCP server will assign IP address for
the 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 3-1, it means the connection between your PC
and the Router has been established well.
Figure 3-1 Success result of Ping command

If the result displayed is similar to Figure 3-2, it means the connection between your PC and
the Router failed.
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Figure 3-2 Failure result of Ping command
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 Ethernet 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.
3.2
Quick Installation Guide
With a Web-based utility, it is easy to configure and manage the N600 Wireless Dual Band Router.
The Web-based utility can be used on any Windows, Macintosh or UNIX OS with a Web browser,
such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Apple Safari.
1.
To access the configuration utility, open a web-browser and type in the default IP address
http://tplinklogin.net in the address field.
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Figure 3-3 Log in the Router
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.
Figure 3-4 Login Windows
 Note:
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 successful login, you can click the Quick Setup menu to quickly configure your Router.
Figure 3-5 Quick Setup
3.
Click Next, and then WAN Connection Type page will appear, shown in Figure 3-6. The
Router provides Auto-Detect function and supports three popular ways Dynamic IP, Static
IP and PPPoE to connect to the Internet. It’s recommended that you make use of the
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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.
Figure 3-6 WAN Connection Type
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 Internet 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
3-7.
Figure 3-7 Quick Setup - PPPoE

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 3-8. 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
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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.
Figure 3-8 Quick Setup – MAC Clone

If you are visiting the Router from the main computer, please select Yes, and then click
Next.

If you are visiting the Router from another computer rather than the main computer,
please select No, and then click Next.
 Note:
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 as Physical Address, shown in Figure 3-9.
Figure 3-9 Find MAC Address
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3) If the connection type detected is Static IP, the next screen will appear as shown in Figure
3-10. Configure the following parameters and then click Next to continue.
Figure 3-10 Quick Setup - Static IP

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.
5.

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.
After finishing WAN Connection Type selection, the Dual Band Selection page will appear as
shown in Figure 3-11. Here we choose “Concurrently with 2.4GHz and 5GHz (802.11a/b/g/n)”
for introduction. Click Next to continue.
Figure 3-11 Quick Setup – Dual Band Selection

2.4GHz - You can use the 2.4GHz band to connect to many classic wireless devices like
gaming consoles, laptops, DVRs, ect.
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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.
6.
Configure the basic parameters for 2.4GHz wireless network in the following screen as
shown in Figure 3-12, and then click Next.
Figure 3-12 Quick Setup – Wireless

Wireless Radio - Displays whether the wireless function is enabled or not.

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. The default SSID is set to be TP-LINK_2.4GHz_XXXXXX. 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 displayed the operating frequency being configured.

Mode - This field determines the wireless mode which the Router works on.
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
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.

Channel Width - Select any channel width from the drop-down list. The default setting
is “Auto”, 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.

Wireless Security

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.

Enable Security (WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK) – It’s selected by default, with the
default PSK password the same as the default PIN code.

No Change - If you chose this option, wireless security configuration will not
change!
These settings are only for basic wireless parameters. For advanced settings, please refer to
4.6 Wireless 2.4GHz.
7.
Configure the basic parameters for 5GHz wireless network in the following screen as shown
in Figure 3-13, and then click Next.
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Figure 3-13 Quick Setup – Wireless

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. The default SSID is set to be TP-LINK_5GHz_XXXXXX. 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 displayed the operating frequency being configured.

Mode - This field determines the wireless mode which the Router works on.

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.
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Channel Width - Select any channel width from the drop-down list. The default setting
is “Auto”, 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.

Wireless Security

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.

Enable Security (WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK) – It’s selected by default, with the
default PSK password the same as the default PIN code.

No Change - If you chose this option, wireless security configuration will not
change!
These settings are only for basic wireless parameters. For advanced settings, please refer to
4.7 Wireless 5GHz.
8.
Then you will 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 3-14. Click the Finish button to finish the Quick Setup.
Figure 3-14 Quick Setup - Finish

If there is anything changed on the Wireless page, you will see the Finish page as
shown in Figure 3-15. Click the Reboot button to make your wireless configuration take
effect and finish the Quick Setup.
Figure 3-15 Quick Setup – Finish
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Chapter 4. Configuring the Router
This chapter will show each Web page's key functions and the configuration way.
4.1
Login
After your successful login, you will see the sixteen main menus on the left of the Web-based utility.
On the right, there are the corresponding explanations and instructions.
The detailed explanations for each Web page’s key function are listed below.
4.2
Status
The Status page provides the current status information about the Router. All information is
read-only.
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Figure 4-1 Router Status
4.3
Quick Setup
Please refer to 3.2 Quick Installation Guide.
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Network
Figure 4-2 the Network menu
There are three submenus under the Network menu (shown in Figure 4-2): WAN, LAN and MAC
Clone. Click any of them, and you will be able to configure the corresponding function.
4.4.1
WAN
Choose menu “Network → WAN”, you can configure the IP parameters of the WAN on the
screen below.
1.
If your ISP provides the DHCP service, please choose Dynamic IP type, and the Router will
automatically get IP parameters from your ISP. You can see the page as follows (Figure
4-3):
Figure 4-3 WAN – Dynamic IP
This page displays the WAN IP parameters assigned dynamically by your ISP, including IP
address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, etc. Click the Renew button to renew the IP
parameters from your ISP. Click the Release button to release the IP parameters.
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MTU Size - The normal MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) value for most Ethernet networks
is 1500 Bytes. It is not recommended that you change the default MTU Size unless required
by your ISP.

Use These DNS Servers - If your ISP gives you one or two DNS addresses, select Use
These DNS Servers and enter the primary and secondary addresses into the correct fields.
Otherwise, the DNS servers will be assigned dynamically from your ISP.
 Note:
If you find error when you go to a website after entering the DNS addresses, it is likely that
your DNS servers are set up improperly. You should contact your ISP to get DNS server
addresses.

Host Name - This option specifies the Host Name of the Router.

Get IP with Unicast DHCP - A few ISPs' DHCP servers do not support the broadcast
applications. If you cannot get the IP Address normally, you can choose this option. (It is
rarely required.)
Click the Save button to save your settings.
2.
If your ISP provides a static or fixed IP Address, Subnet Mask, Gateway and DNS setting,
select Static IP. The Static IP settings page will appear, shown in Figure 4-4.
Figure 4-4 WAN - Static IP

IP Address - Enter the IP address in dotted-decimal notation provided by your ISP.

Subnet Mask - Enter the subnet Mask in dotted-decimal notation provided by your ISP,
usually is 255.255.255.0.

Default Gateway - (Optional) Enter the gateway IP address in dotted-decimal notation
provided by your ISP.
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MTU Size - The normal MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) value for most Ethernet networks
is 1500 Bytes. It is not recommended that you change the default MTU Size unless required
by your ISP.

Primary/Secondary DNS - (Optional) Enter one or two DNS addresses in dotted-decimal
notation provided by your ISP.
Click the Save button to save your settings.
3.
If your ISP provides a PPPoE connection, select PPPoE/Russia PPPoE option. And you
should enter the following parameters (Figure 4-5):
Figure 4-5 WAN - PPPoE

User Name/Password - Enter the User Name and Password provided by your ISP. These
fields are case-sensitive.

Secondary Connection - It’s available only for PPPoE Connection. If your ISP provides an
extra Connection type such as Dynamic/Static IP to connect to a local area network, then you
can check the radio button of Dynamic/Static IP to activate this secondary connection.

Disabled - The Secondary Connection is disabled by default, so there is PPPoE
connection only. This is recommended.

Dynamic IP - You can check this radio button to use Dynamic IP as the secondary
connection to connect to the local area network provided by ISP.

Static IP - You can check this radio button to use Static IP as the secondary connection
to connect to the local area network provided by ISP.
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Connect on Demand - In this mode, the Internet connection can be terminated automatically
after a specified inactivity period (Max Idle Time) and be re-established when you attempt to
access the Internet again. If you want your Internet connection keeps active all the time,
please enter “0” in the Max Idle Time field. Otherwise, enter the number of minutes you want
to have elapsed before your Internet access disconnects.

Connect Automatically - The connection can be re-established automatically when it was
down.

Time-based Connecting - The connection will only be established in the period from the
start time to the end time (both are in HH:MM format).
 Note:
Only when you have configured the system time on “System Tools → Time Settings” page,
will the Time-based Connecting function can take effect.

Connect Manually - You can click the Connect/Disconnect button to connect/disconnect
immediately. This mode also supports the Max Idle Time function as Connect on Demand
mode. The Internet connection can be disconnected automatically after a specified inactivity
period and re-established when you attempt to access the Internet again.
Click the Connect button to connect immediately. Click the Disconnect button to disconnect
immediately.
Caution: Sometimes the connection cannot be terminated although you specify a time to Max Idle
Time because some applications are visiting the Internet continually in the background.
If you want to do some advanced configurations, please click the Advanced button, and the page
shown in Figure 4-6 will then appear:
Figure 4-6 PPPoE Advanced Settings
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MTU Size - The default MTU size is “1480” bytes, which is usually fine. It is not
recommended that you change the default MTU Size unless required by your ISP.

Service Name/AC Name - The service name and AC (Access Concentrator) name should
not be configured unless you are sure it is necessary for your ISP. In most cases, leaving
these fields blank will work.
 ISP Specified IP Address - If your ISP does not automatically assign IP addresses to the
Router during login, please click “Use IP address specified by ISP” check box and enter the
IP address provided by your ISP in dotted-decimal notation.

Detect Online Interval - The Router will detect Access Concentrator online at every interval.
The default value is “0”. You can input the value between “0” and “120”. The value “0” means
no detect.

Primary DNS/Secondary DNS - If your ISP does not automatically assign DNS addresses to
the Router during login, please click “Use the following DNS servers” check box and enter
the IP address in dotted-decimal notation of your ISP’s primary DNS server. If a secondary
DNS server address is available, enter it as well.
Click the Save button to save your settings.
4.
If your ISP provides BigPond Cable (or Heart Beat Signal) connection, please select
BigPond Cable. And you should enter the following parameters (Figure 4-7):
Figure 4-7 WAN - BigPond Cable

User Name/Password - Enter the User Name and Password provided by your ISP. These
fields are case-sensitive.
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Auth Server - Enter the authenticating server IP address or host name.

Auth Domain - Type in the domain suffix server name based on your location.
e.g.
NSW / ACT - nsw.bigpond.net.au
VIC / TAS / WA / SA / NT - vic.bigpond.net.au
QLD - qld.bigpond.net.au

MTU Size - The normal MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) value for most Ethernet networks
is 1500 Bytes. It is not recommended that you change the default MTU Size unless required
by your ISP.

Connect on Demand - In this mode, the Internet connection can be terminated automatically
after a specified inactivity period (Max Idle Time) and be re-established when you attempt to
access the Internet again. If you want your Internet connection keeps active all the time,
please enter “0” in the Max Idle Time field. Otherwise, enter the number of minutes you want
to have elapsed before your Internet access disconnects.

Connect Automatically - The connection can be re-established automatically when it was
down.

Connect Manually - You can click the Connect/Disconnect button to connect/disconnect
immediately. This mode also supports the Max Idle Time function as Connect on Demand
mode. The Internet connection can be disconnected automatically after a specified inactivity
period and re-established when you attempt to access the Internet again.
Click the Connect button to connect immediately. Click the Disconnect button to disconnect
immediately.
Caution: Sometimes the connection cannot be terminated although you specify a time to Max Idle
Time because some applications are visiting the Internet continually in the background.
Click the Save button to save your settings.
5.
If your ISP provides L2TP connection, please select L2TP/Russia L2TP option. And you
should enter the following parameters (Figure 4-8):
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Figure 4-8 WAN - L2TP/Russia L2TP

User Name/Password - Enter the User Name and Password provided by your ISP. These
fields are case-sensitive.

Dynamic IP/ Static IP - Choose either as you are given by your ISP. Click the Connect
button to connect immediately. Click the Disconnect button to disconnect immediately.

Connect on Demand - You can configure the Router to disconnect from your Internet
connection after a specified period of inactivity (Max Idle Time). If your Internet connection
has been terminated due to inactivity, Connect on Demand enables the Router to
automatically re-establish your connection as soon as you attempt to access the Internet
again. If you wish to activate Connect on Demand, check the radio button. If you want your
Internet connection to remain active at all times, enter 0 in the Max Idle Time field. Otherwise,
enter the number of minutes you want to have elapsed before your Internet connection
terminates.

Connect Automatically - Connect automatically after the Router is disconnected. To use this
option, check the radio button.
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Connect Manually - You can configure the Router to make it connect or disconnect manually.
After a specified period of inactivity (Max Idle Time), the Router will disconnect from your
Internet connection, and you will not be able to re-establish your connection automatically as
soon as you attempt to access the Internet again. To use this option, check the radio button. If
you want your Internet connection to remain active at all times, enter "0" in the Max Idle Time
field. Otherwise, enter the number of minutes that you wish to have the Internet connecting
last unless a new link is requested.
Caution: Sometimes the connection cannot be disconnected although you specify a time to Max
Idle Time, because some applications are visiting the Internet continually in the background.
Click the Save button to save your settings.
6.
If your ISP provides PPTP connection, please select PPTP/Russia PPTP option. And you
should enter the following parameters (Figure 4-9):
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Figure 4-9 PPTP Settings

User Name/Password - Enter the User Name and Password provided by your ISP. These
fields are case-sensitive.

Dynamic IP/ Static IP - Choose either as you are given by your ISP and enter the ISP’s IP
address or the domain name.
If you choose static IP and enter the domain name, you should also enter the DNS assigned
by your ISP. And click the Save button.
Click the Connect button to connect immediately. Click the Disconnect button to disconnect
immediately.

Connect on Demand - You can configure the Router to disconnect from your Internet
connection after a specified period of inactivity (Max Idle Time). If your Internet connection
has been terminated due to inactivity, Connect on Demand enables the Router to
automatically re-establish your connection as soon as you attempt to access the Internet
again. If you wish to activate Connect on Demand, check the radio button. If you want your
Internet connection to remain active at all times, enter “0” in the Max Idle Time field.
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Otherwise, enter the number of minutes you want to have elapsed before your Internet
connection terminates.

Connect Automatically - Connect automatically after the Router is disconnected. To use this
option, check the radio button.

Connect Manually - You can configure the Router to make it connect or disconnect manually.
After a specified period of inactivity (Max Idle Time), the Router will disconnect from your
Internet connection, and you will not be able to re-establish your connection automatically as
soon as you attempt to access the Internet again. To use this option, click the radio button. If
you want your Internet connection to remain active at all times, enter "0" in the Max Idle Time
field. Otherwise, enter the number in minutes that you wish to have the Internet connecting
last unless a new link is requested.
Caution: Sometimes the connection cannot be disconnected although you specify a time to Max
Idle Time because some applications are visiting the Internet continually in the background.
Click the Save button to save your settings.
 Note:
If you don't know how to choose the appropriate connection type, click the Detect button to allow
the Router to automatically search your Internet connection for servers and protocols. The
connection type will be reported when an active Internet service is successfully detected by the
Router. This report is for your reference only. To make sure the connection type your ISP provides,
please refer to the ISP. The various types of Internet connections that the Router can detect are
as follows:

PPPoE - Connections which use PPPoE that requires a user name and password.

Dynamic IP - Connections which use dynamic IP address assignment.

Static IP - Connections which use static IP address assignment.
The Router can not detect PPTP/L2TP/BigPond connections with your ISP. If your ISP uses one
of these protocols, then you must configure your connection manually.
4.4.2
LAN
Choose menu “Network → LAN”, you can configure the IP parameters of the LAN on the screen
as below.
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Figure 4-10 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 or reset it in dotted-decimal notation
(factory default: 192.168.0.1).

Subnet Mask - An address code that determines the size of the network. Normally use
255.255.255.0 as the subnet mask.
 Note:
1)
If you change the IP Address of LAN, you must use the new IP Address to log in the 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 change accordingly at the same time,while the Virtual Server and DMZ Host will
not take effect until they are re-configured.
4.4.3
MAC Clone
Choose menu “Network → MAC Clone”, you can configure the MAC address of the WAN on
the screen below, Figure 4-11:
Figure 4-11 MAC Address Clone
Some ISPs require that you register the MAC Address of your adapter. Changes are rarely
needed here.

WAN MAC Address - This field displays the current MAC address of the Internet port. If
your ISP requires you to register the MAC address, please enter the correct MAC address
into this field in XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX format (X is any hexadecimal digit).
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Your PC's MAC Address - This field displays the MAC address of the PC that is managing
the Router. If the MAC address is required, you can click the Clone MAC Address To
button and this MAC address will fill in the WAN MAC Address field.
Click Restore Factory MAC to restore the MAC address of Internet port to the factory default
value.
Click the Save button to save your settings.
 Note:
Only the PC on your LAN can use the MAC Address Clone function.
4.5
Dual Band Selection
Choose menu “Dual Band Selection”, and you can choose the working frequency for your Router.
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.
Figure 4-12 Dual Band Selection

Concurrently 2.4GHz and 5GHz (802.11a/b/g/n) - Choose this option, and then the Router
will work concurrently in 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequency.

Only work in 2.4GHz (802.11b/g/n) - Choose this option, and then the Router will only work
in 2.4GHz frequency. You can use the 2.4GHz band to connect to many classic wireless
devices like gaming consoles, laptops, DVRs, ect.

Only work in 5GHz (802.11a/n) - Choose this option, and then the Router will only work in
5GHz frequency. 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
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Wireless 2.4GHz
Figure 4-13 Wireless menu
There are five submenus under the Wireless menu (shown in Figure 4-13): Wireless Settings,
WPS, Wireless Security, Wireless MAC Filtering, Wireless Advanced and Wireless
Statistics. Click any of them, and you will be able to configure the corresponding function.
4.6.1
Wireless Settings
Choose menu “Wireless 2.4GHz → Wireless Settings”, you can configure the basic settings for
the wireless network of 2.4GHz on this page.
Figure 4-14 Wireless Settings – 2.4GHz

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_2.4GHz_XXXXXX. This value is case-sensitive. For example, TEST is NOT the
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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.
When you select your local region from the drop-down list, click the Save button, then the
Note Dialog appears. Click OK.
Note Dialog
 Note:
Limited by local law regulations, version for North America does not have region selection
option.

Mode - Select the desired mode.

11b only - Select if all of your wireless clients are 802.11b.

11g only - Select if all of your wireless clients are 802.11g. When 802.11g mode is
selected, only 802.11g wireless stations can connect to the Router.

11n only- Select only if all of your wireless clients are 802.11n. When 802.11n mode is
selected, only 802.11n wireless stations can connect to the Router.

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. It
is strongly recommended that you set the Mode to 802.11bgn mixed, and all of
802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n wireless stations can connect to the Router.

Channel Width - Select the channel width from the drop-down list. The default setting is
automatic, which can adjust the channel width for your clients automatically.
 Note:
If 11b only, 11g only, or 11bg mixed is selected in the Mode field, the Channel Width
selecting field will turn grey and the value will become 20M, which is unable to be changed.

Channel - This field determines which operating frequency will be used. The default channel
is set to Auto, so the AP will choose the best channel automatically. It is not necessary to
change the wireless channel unless you notice interference problems with another nearby
access point.

Enable SSID Broadcast - When wireless clients survey the local area for wireless networks
to associate with, they will detect the SSID broadcast by the Router. If you select the Enable
SSID Broadcast checkbox, the Wireless Router will broadcast its name (SSID) on the air.
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Enable WDS Bridging - Check this box to enable WDS. With this function, the Router can
bridge two or more Wlans. If this checkbox is selected, you will have to set the following
parameters as shown in Figure 4-15. Make sure the following settings are correct.
Figure 4-15 WDS Setting

SSID(to be bridged) - The SSID of the AP your Router is going to connect to as a client.
You can also use the search function to select the SSID to join.

MAC Address(to be bridged) - The BSSID of the AP your Router is going to connect to
as a client. You can also use the search function to select the BSSID to join.

Survey - Click this button, you can search the AP which runs in the current channel.

Key type - This option should be chosen according to the AP's security configuration. It
is recommended that the security type is the same as your AP's security type

WEP Index - This option should be chosen if the key type is WEP(ASCII) or WEP(HEX).
It indicates the index of the WEP key.

Auth Type - This option should be chosen if the key type is WEP(ASCII) or WEP(HEX).
It indicates the authorization type of the Root AP.

Password - If the AP your Router is going to connect needs password, you need to fill
the password in this blank.
4.6.2
WPS
Choose menu “Wireless 2.4GHz →WPS”, you can the screen as shown in Figure 4-16. This
section will guide you to add a new wireless device to an existing network quickly by WPS (Wi-Fi
Protected Setup) function.
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Figure 4-16 WPS

WPS Status - Enable or disable the WPS function here.

Current PIN - The current value of the Router's PIN is displayed here. The default PIN of the
Router can be found in the label or User Guide.

Restore PIN - Restore the PIN of the Router to its default.

Gen New PIN - Click this button, and then you can get a new random value for the Router's
PIN. You can ensure the network security by generating a new PIN.

Disable Router’s PIN - If this box is checked, and then wireless clients will not be able to
connect to the wireless network with PIN code.

Add device - You can add a new device to the existing network manually by clicking this
button.
If the wireless adapter supports Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), you can establish a wireless
connection between wireless adapter and Router using either Push Button Configuration (PBC)
method or PIN method.
 Note:
To build a successful connection by WPS, you should also do the corresponding configuration of
the new device for WPS function meanwhile.
I.
Use the Wi-Fi Protected Setup Button
Use this method if your client device has a Wi-Fi Protected Setup button.
Step 1: Press the WPS/Reset button on the back panel of the Router, as shown in Figure 4-17.
You can also keep the default WPS status as Enabled and click the Add device button in
Figure 4-16. Then choose “Press the button of the new device in two minutes” and
click Connect, shown in Figure 4-18.
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Figure 4-17
Figure 4-18 Add A New Device
Step 2: Press and hold the WPS/QSS button of the client device directly.
Step 3: The Wi-Fi Protected Setup LED flashes for two minutes during the Wi-Fi Protected Setup
process.
Step 4: When the WPS LED is on, the client device has successfully connected to the Router.
Step 5: Refer back to your client device or its documentation for further instructions.
II. Enter the client device’s PIN on the Router
Use this method if your client device does not have the WPS/QSS button, but has a Wi-Fi
Protected Setup PIN number.
Step 1: Keep the default WPS status as Enabled and click the Add device button in Figure
4-16, then Figure 4-19 will appear.
Figure 4-19 Add A New Device
Step 2: Enter the PIN number from the client device in the PIN field in Figure 4-19. Then click
Connect button.
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Step 3: “Connect successfully” will appear on the screen of Figure 4-19, which means the
client device has successfully connected to the Router.
III. Enter the Router’s PIN on your client device
Use this method if your client device asks for the Router’s PIN number.
Step 1: On the client device, enter the PIN number listed on the Router’s Wi-Fi Protected Setup
screen, shown in Figure 4-16 (It is also labeled on the bottom of the Router).
Step 2: The Wi-Fi Protected Setup LED flashes for two minutes during the Wi-Fi Protected
Setup process.
Step 3: When the WPS LED is on, the client device has successfully connected to the Router.
Step 4: Refer back to your client device or its documentation for further instructions.
 Note:
1)
The WPS LED on the Router will light green for five minutes if the device has been
successfully added to the network.
2)
The WPS function cannot be configured if the Wireless Function of the Router is disabled.
Please make sure the Wireless Function is enabled before configuring the WPS.
4.6.3
Wireless Security
Choose menu “Wireless 2.4GHz → Wireless Security”, you can configure the security settings
of your wireless network.
There are five wireless security modes supported by the Router: WPA-Personal, WPA2-Personal,
WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, and WEP.
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Figure 4-20 Wireless Security

Disable Security - If you do not want to use wireless security, check this radio button. But it’s
strongly recommended to choose one of the following modes to enable security.

WPA/WPA2-Personal - It’s the WPA/WPA2 authentication type based on pre-shared
passphrase. The Router is configured by this security type by default.
 Version - you can choose the version of the WPA-PSK security on the drop-down list. The
default setting is Automatic, which can select WPA-PSK (Pre-shared key of WPA) or
WPA2-PSK (Pre-shared key of WPA) automatically based on the wireless station's
capability and request.
 Encryption - When WPA-PSK or WPA is set as the Authentication Type, you can select
either Automatic, or TKIP or AES as Encryption.
 Note:
If you check the WPA/WPA2-Personal radio button and choose TKIP encryption, you will
find a notice in red as shown in Figure 4-21.
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Figure 4-21 WPA/WPA2 – Personal
 PSK Password - You can enter ASCII characters between 8 and 63 characters or 8 to 64
Hexadecimal characters. The default password is the same with the default PIN code,
which is labeled on the bottom of the Router or can be found in Figure 4-16.
 Group Key Update Period - Specify the group key update interval in seconds. The value
should be 30 or above. Enter 0 to disable the update.

WPA/WPA2- Enterprise - It’s based on Radius Server.
 Version - you can choose the version of the WPA security on the drop-down list. The
default setting is Automatic, which can select WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) or WPA2
(WPA version 2) automatically based on the wireless station's capability and request.
 Encryption - You can select either Automatic, or TKIP or AES.
 Note:
If you check the WPA/WPA2-Enterprise radio button and choose TKIP encryption, you will
find a notice in red as shown in Figure 4-22.
Figure 4-22 WPA/WPA2 - Enterprise
 Radius Server IP - Enter the IP address of the Radius server.
 Radius Port - Enter the port number of the Radius server.
 Radius Password - Enter the password for the Radius server.
 Group Key Update Period - Specify the group key update interval in seconds. The value
should be 30 or above. Enter 0 to disable the update.

WEP - It is based on the IEEE 802.11 standard. If you check this radio button, you will find a
notice in red as show in Figure 4-23.
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Figure 4-23 WEP
 Type - you can choose the type for the WEP security on the drop-down list. The default
setting is Automatic, which can select Shared Key or Open System authentication type
automatically based on the wireless station's capability and request.
 WEP Key Format - Hexadecimal and ASCII formats are provided here. Hexadecimal
format stands for any combination of hexadecimal digits (0-9, a-f, A-F) in the specified
length. ASCII format stands for any combination of keyboard characters in the specified
length.
 WEP Key - Select which of the four keys will be used and enter the matching WEP key that
you create. Make sure these values are identical on all wireless stations in your network.
 Key Type - You can select the WEP key length (64-bit, or 128-bit, or 152-bit.) for
encryption. "Disabled" means this WEP key entry is invalid.
64-bit - You can enter 10 hexadecimal digits (any combination of 0-9, a-f, A-F, zero key is
not promoted) or 5 ASCII characters.
128-bit - You can enter 26 hexadecimal digits (any combination of 0-9, a-f, A-F, zero key is
not promoted) or 13 ASCII characters.
152-bit - You can enter 32 hexadecimal digits (any combination of 0-9, a-f, A-F, zero key is
not promoted) or 16 ASCII characters.
 Note:
If you do not set the key, the wireless security function is still disabled even if you have
selected Shared Key as Authentication Type.
Be sure to click the Save button to save your settings on this page.
4.6.4
Wireless MAC Filtering
Choose menu “Wireless 2.4GHz → Wireless MAC Filtering”, you can control the wireless
access by configuring the Wireless MAC Filtering function, shown in Figure 4-24.
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Figure 4-24 Wireless MAC Filtering
To filter wireless users by MAC Address, click Enable. The default setting is Disabled.

MAC Address - The wireless station's MAC address that you want to filter.

Status - The status of this entry, either Enabled or Disabled.

Description - A simple description of the wireless station.
To Add a Wireless MAC Address filtering entry, click the Add New… button. The "Add or Modify
Wireless MAC Address Filtering entry" page will appear, shown in Figure 4-25:
Figure 4-25 Add or Modify Wireless MAC Address Filtering entry
To add or modify a MAC Address Filtering entry, follow these instructions:
1.
Enter the appropriate MAC Address into the MAC Address field. The format of the MAC
Address
is
XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX
(X
is
any
hexadecimal
digit).
For
example:
00-0A-EB-B0-00-0B.
2.
Give a simple description for the wireless station in the Description field. For example:
Wireless station A.
3.
Select Enabled or Disabled for this entry on the Status drop-down list.
4.
Click the Save button to save this entry.
To modify or delete an existing entry:
1.
Click the Modify in the entry you want to modify. If you want to delete the entry, click the
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3.
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Click the Enable All button to make all entries enabled
Click the Disabled All button to make all entries disabled.
Click the Delete All button to delete all entries.
Click the Next button to go to the next page.
Click the Previous button to return to the previous page.
For example: If you desire that the wireless station A with MAC address 00-0A-EB-B0-00-0B and
the wireless station B with MAC address 00-0A-EB-00-07-5F are able to access the Router, but all
the other wireless stations cannot access the Router, you can configure the Wireless MAC
Address Filtering list by following these steps:
1. Click the Enable button to enable this function.
2. Select the radio button “Allow the entries specified by any enabled entries in the list to
access” for Filtering Rules.
3. Delete all or disable all entries if there are any entries already.
4. Click the Add New... button.
1)
Enter the MAC address 00-0A-EB-B0-00-0B/00-0A-EB-00-07-5F in the MAC Address field.
2)
Enter wireless station A/B in the Description field.
3)
Select Enabled in the Status drop-down list.
4)
Click the Save button.
5)
Click the Back button.
The filtering rules that configured should be similar to the following list:
4.6.5
Wireless Advanced
Choose menu “Wireless 2.4GHz → Wireless Advanced”, you can configure the advanced
settings of your wireless network.
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Figure 4-26 Wireless Advanced

Transmit Power - Here you can specify the transmit power of Router. You can select High,
Middle or Low which you would like. High is the default setting and is recommended.

Beacon Interval - Enter a value between 20-1000 milliseconds for Beacon Interval here.
The beacons are the packets sent by the Router to synchronize a wireless network. Beacon
Interval value determines the time interval of the beacons. The default value is 100.

RTS Threshold - Here you can specify the RTS (Request to Send) Threshold. If the packet
is larger than the specified RTS Threshold size, the Router will send RTS frames to a
particular receiving station and negotiate the sending of a data frame. The default value is
2346.

Fragmentation Threshold - This value is the maximum size determining whether packets
will be fragmented. Setting the Fragmentation Threshold too low may result in poor network
performance because of excessive packets. 2346 is the default setting and is
recommended.

DTIM Interval - This value determines the interval of the Delivery Traffic Indication Message
(DTIM). A DTIM field is a countdown field informing clients of the next window for listening to
broadcast and multicast messages. When the Router has buffered broadcast or multicast
messages for associated clients, it sends the next DTIM with a DTIM Interval value. You can
specify the value between 1-15 Beacon Intervals. The default value is 1, which indicates the
DTIM Interval is the same as Beacon Interval.

Enable WMM - WMM function can guarantee the packets with high-priority messages being
transmitted preferentially. It is strongly recommended.

Enable Short GI - This function is recommended for it will increase the data capacity by
reducing the guard interval time.

Enabled AP Isolation - This function can isolate wireless stations on your network from
each other. Wireless devices will be able to communicate with the Router but not with each
other. To use this function, check this box. AP Isolation is disabled by default.
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 Note:
If you are not familiar with the setting items in this page, it's strongly recommended to keep the
provided default values; otherwise it may result in lower wireless network performance.
4.6.6
Wireless Statistics
Choose menu “Wireless 2.4GHz → Wireless Statistics”, you can see the MAC Address,
Current Status, Received Packets and Sent Packets for each connected wireless station.
Figure 4-27 Wireless Statistics

MAC Address - The connected wireless station's MAC address

Current Status - The connected wireless station's running status, one of STA-AUTH/
STA-ASSOC/ STA-JOINED/ WPA/ WPA-PSK/ WPA2/ WPA2-PSK/ AP-UP/ AP-DOWN/ Disconnected

Received Packets - Packets received by the station

Sent Packets - Packets sent by the station
You cannot change any of the values on this page. To update this page and to show the current
connected wireless stations, click on the Refresh button.
If the numbers of connected wireless stations go beyond one page, click the Next button to go to
the next page and click the Previous button to return the previous page.
 Note:
This page will be refreshed automatically every 5 seconds.
4.7
Wireless 5GHz
Figure 4-28 Wireless menu
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There are five submenus under the Wireless menu (shown in Figure 4-13): Wireless Settings,
WPS, Wireless Security, Wireless MAC Filtering, Wireless Advanced and Wireless
Statistics. Click any of them, and you will be able to configure the corresponding function.
4.7.1
Wireless Settings
Choose menu “Wireless 5GHz → Wireless Settings”, you can configure the basic settings for
the wireless network of 5GHz on this page.
Figure 4-29 Wireless Settings – 5GHz

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_5GHz_XXXXXX. 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.
When you select your local region from the drop-down list, click the Save button, then the
Note Dialog appears. Click OK.
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 Note:
Limited by local law regulations, version for North America does not have region selection
option.

Mode - Select the desired mode.

11a only - Select if all of your wireless clients are 802.11a. When 802.11a mode is
selected, only 802.11a wireless stations can connect to the Router.

11n only- Select only if all of your wireless clients are 802.11n. When 802.11n mode is
selected, only 802.11n wireless stations can connect to the Router.

11an mixed - Select if you are using both 802.11a and 802.11n wireless clients. It is
strongly recommended that you set the Mode 11an mixed, and all of 802.11a and
802.11n wireless stations can connect to the Router.

Channel width - Select the channel width from the drop-down list. The default setting is
automatic, which can adjust the channel width for your clients automatically.
 Note:
If 11a only is selected in the Mode field, the Channel Width selecting field will turn grey and
the value will become 20M, which is unable to be changed.

Channel - This field determines which operating frequency will be used. The default channel
is set to Auto, so the Router will choose the best channel automatically. It is not necessary
to change the wireless channel unless you notice interference problems with another nearby
access point.

Enable SSID Broadcast - When wireless clients survey the local area for wireless networks
to associate with, they will detect the SSID broadcast by the Router. If you select the Enable
SSID Broadcast checkbox, the Wireless Router will broadcast its name (SSID) on the air.

Enable WDS Bridging - Check this box to enable WDS. With this function, the Router can
bridge two or more Wlans. If this checkbox is selected, you will have to set the following
parameters as shown in Figure 4-30. Make sure the following settings are correct.
Figure 4-30
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SSID(to be bridged) - The SSID of the AP your Router is going to connect to as a client.
You can also use the search function to select the SSID to join.

MAC Address(to be bridged) - The BSSID of the AP your Router is going to connect to
as a client. You can also use the search function to select the BSSID to join.

Survey - Click this button, you can search the AP which runs in the current channel.

Key type - This option should be chosen according to the AP's security configuration. It
is recommended that the security type is the same as your AP's security type

WEP Index - This option should be chosen if the key type is WEP(ASCII) or
WEP(HEX).It indicates the index of the WEP key.

Auth Type - This option should be chosen if the key type is WEP(ASCII) or
WEP(HEX).It indicates the authorization type of the Root AP.

Password - If the AP your Router is going to connect needs password, you need to fill
the password in this blank.
4.7.2
WPS
Choose menu “Wireless 5GHz →WPS”, you can the screen as shown in Figure 4-31. This
section will guide you to add a new wireless device to an existing network quickly by WPS (Wi-Fi
Protected Setup) function.
Figure 4-31 WPS

WPS Status - Enable or disable the WPS function here.

Current PIN - The current value of the Router's PIN is displayed here. The default PIN of the
Router can be found in the label or User Guide.

Restore PIN - Restore the PIN of the Router to its default.

Gen New PIN - Click this button, and then you can get a new random value for the Router's
PIN. You can ensure the network security by generating a new PIN.

Disable Router’s PIN - If this box is checked, and then wireless clients will not be able to
connect to the wireless network with PIN code.
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Add device - You can add a new device to the existing network manually by clicking this
button.
If the wireless adapter supports Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), you can establish a wireless
connection between wireless adapter and Router using either Push Button Configuration (PBC)
method or PIN method.
 Note:
To build a successful connection by WPS, you should also do the corresponding configuration of
the new device for WPS function meanwhile.
I.
Use the Wi-Fi Protected Setup Button
Use this method if your client device has a Wi-Fi Protected Setup button.
Press the WPS/Reset button on the back panel of the Router, as shown in
Step 1: Figure 4-32. You can also keep the default WPS status as Enabled and click the Add
device button in Figure 4-31. Then choose “Press the button of the new device in two
minutes” and click Connect, shown in Figure 4-33.
Figure 4-32
Figure 4-33 Add A New Device
Step 2: Press and hold the WPS button of the client device directly.
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Step 3: The Wi-Fi Protected Setup LED flashes for two minutes during the Wi-Fi Protected Setup
process.
Step 4: When the WPS LED is on, the client device has successfully connected to the Router.
Step 5: Refer back to your client device or its documentation for further instructions.
II. Enter the client device’s PIN on the Router
Use this method if your client device does not have the WPS button, but has a Wi-Fi Protected
Setup PIN number.
Step 1: Keep the default WPS status as Enabled and click the Add device button in Figure 4-31,
then Figure 4-34 will appear.
Figure 4-34 Add A New Device
Step 2: Enter the PIN number from the client device in the field on the above WPS screen. Then
click Connect button.
Step 3: “Connect successfully” will appear on the screen of Figure 4-34, which means the client
device has successfully connected to the Router.
III. Enter the Router’s PIN on your client device
Use this method if your client device asks for the Router’s PIN number.
Step 1: On the client device, enter the PIN number listed on the Router’s Wi-Fi Protected Setup
screen, shown in Figure 4-31 (It is also labeled on the bottom of the Router).
Step 2: The Wi-Fi Protected Setup LED flashes for two minutes during the Wi-Fi Protected Setup
process.
Step 3: When the WPS LED is on, the client device has successfully connected to the Router.
Step 4: Refer back to your client device or its documentation for further instructions.
 Note:
1)
The WPS LED on the Router will light green for five minutes if the device has been
successfully added to the network.
2)
The WPS function cannot be configured if the Wireless Function of the Router is disabled.
Please make sure the Wireless Function is enabled before configuring the WPS.
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Wireless Security
Choose menu “Wireless 5GHz → Wireless Security”, you can configure the security settings of
your wireless network.
There are five wireless security modes supported by the Router: WPA-Personal, WPA2-Personal,
WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, and WEP.
Figure 4-35 Wireless Security

Disable Security - If you do not want to use wireless security, check this radio button. But it’s
strongly recommended to choose one of the following modes to enable security.

WPA/WPA2-Personal - It’s the WPA/WPA2 authentication type based on pre-shared
passphrase. The Router is configured by this security type by default.

Version - you can choose the version of the WPA-PSK security on the drop-down list.
The default setting is Automatic, which can select WPA-PSK (Pre-shared key of WPA)
or WPA2-PSK (Pre-shared key of WPA) automatically based on the wireless station's
capability and request.

Encryption - When WPA-PSK or WPA is set as the Authentication Type, you can select
either Automatic, or TKIP or AES as Encryption.
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 Note:
If you check the WPA/WPA2-Personal radio button and choose TKIP encryption, you will find
a notice in red as shown in Figure 4-36.
Figure 4-36 WPA/WPA2 – Personal

PSK Password - You can enter ASCII characters between 8 and 63 characters or 8 to
64 Hexadecimal characters. The default password is the same with the default PIN code,
which is labeled on the bottom of the Router or can be found in Figure 4-31.

Group Key Update Period - Specify the group key update interval in seconds. The
value should be 30 or above. Enter 0 to disable the update.

WPA /WPA2- Enterprise - It’s based on Radius Server.

Version - you can choose the version of the WPA security on the drop-down list. The
default setting is Automatic, which can select WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) or WPA2
(WPA version 2) automatically based on the wireless station's capability and request.

Encryption - You can select either Automatic, or TKIP or AES.
 Note:
If you check the WPA/WPA2-Enterprise radio button and choose TKIP encryption, you will
find a notice in red as shown in Figure 4-37.
Figure 4-37 WPA/WPA2 - Enterprise

Radius Server IP - Enter the IP address of the Radius server.

Radius Port - Enter the port number of the Radius server.

Radius Password - Enter the password for the Radius server.

Group Key Update Period - Specify the group key update interval in seconds. The
value should be 30 or above. Enter 0 to disable the update.
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WEP - It is based on the IEEE 802.11 standard. If you check this radio button, you will find a
notice in red as show in Figure 4-38.
Figure 4-38 WEP

Type - you can choose the type for the WEP security on the drop-down list. The default
setting is Automatic, which can select Shared Key or Open System authentication
type automatically based on the wireless station's capability and request.

WEP Key Format - Hexadecimal and ASCII formats are provided here. Hexadecimal
format stands for any combination of hexadecimal digits (0-9, a-f, A-F) in the specified
length. ASCII format stands for any combination of keyboard characters in the specified
length.

WEP Key - Select which of the four keys will be used and enter the matching WEP key
that you create. Make sure these values are identical on all wireless stations in your
network.

Key Type - You can select the WEP key length (64-bit, or 128-bit, or 152-bit.) for
encryption. "Disabled" means this WEP key entry is invalid.
64-bit - You can enter 10 hexadecimal digits (any combination of 0-9, a-f, A-F, zero key
is not promoted) or 5 ASCII characters.
128-bit - You can enter 26 hexadecimal digits (any combination of 0-9, a-f, A-F, zero key
is not promoted) or 13 ASCII characters.
152-bit - You can enter 32 hexadecimal digits (any combination of 0-9, a-f, A-F, zero key
is not promoted) or 16 ASCII characters.
 Note:
If you do not set the key, the wireless security function is still disabled even if you have
selected Shared Key as Authentication Type.
Be sure to click the Save button to save your settings on this page.
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Wireless MAC Filtering
Choose menu “Wireless → MAC Filtering”, you can control the wireless access by configuring
the Wireless MAC Filtering function, shown in Figure 4-24.
Figure 4-39 Wireless MAC Filtering
To filter wireless users by MAC Address, click Enable. The default setting is Disabled.

MAC Address - The wireless station's MAC address that you want to filter.

Status - The status of this entry, either Enabled or Disabled.

Description - A simple description of the wireless station.
To Add a Wireless MAC Address filtering entry, click the Add New… button. The "Add or Modify
Wireless MAC Address Filtering entry" page will appear, shown in Figure 4-25:
Figure 4-40 Add or Modify Wireless MAC Address Filtering entry
To add or modify a MAC Address Filtering entry, follow these instructions:
1.
Enter the appropriate MAC Address into the MAC Address field. The format of the MAC
Address
is
XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX
(X
is
any
hexadecimal
digit).
For
example:
00-0A-EB-B0-00-0B.
2.
Give a simple description for the wireless station in the Description field. For example:
Wireless station A.
3.
Select Enabled or Disabled for this entry on the Status drop-down list.
4.
Click the Save button to save this entry.
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To modify or delete an existing entry:
1.
Click the Modify in the entry you want to modify. If you want to delete the entry, click the
Delete.
2.
Modify the information.
3.
Click the Save button.
Click the Enable All button to make all entries enabled
Click the Disabled All button to make all entries disabled.
Click the Delete All button to delete all entries.
Click the Next button to go to the next page.
Click the Previous button to return to the previous page.
For example: If you desire that the wireless station A with MAC address 00-0A-EB-B0-00-0B and
the wireless station B with MAC address 00-0A-EB-00-07-5F are able to access the Router, but all
the other wireless stations cannot access the Router, you can configure the Wireless MAC
Address Filtering list by following these steps:
1. Click the Enable button to enable this function.
2. Select the radio button “Allow the entries specified by any enabled entries in the list to
access” for Filtering Rules.
3. Delete all or disable all entries if there are any entries already.
4. Click the Add New... button.
5. Enter the MAC address 00-0A-EB-B0-00-0B/00-0A-EB-00-07-5F in the MAC Address field.
6. Enter wireless station A/B in the Description field.
7. Select Enabled in the Status drop-down list.
8. Click the Save button.
9. Click the Back button.
The filtering rules that configured should be similar to the following list:
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Wireless Advanced
Choose menu “Wireless → Wireless Advanced”, you can configure the advanced settings of
your wireless network.
Figure 4-41 Wireless Advanced

Transmit Power - Here you can specify the transmit power of Router. You can select High,
Middle or Low which you would like. High is the default setting and is recommended.

Beacon Interval - Enter a value between 20-1000 milliseconds for Beacon Interval here.
The beacons are the packets sent by the Router to synchronize a wireless network. Beacon
Interval value determines the time interval of the beacons. The default value is 100.

RTS Threshold - Here you can specify the RTS (Request to Send) Threshold. If the packet
is larger than the specified RTS Threshold size, the Router will send RTS frames to a
particular receiving station and negotiate the sending of a data frame. The default value is
2346.

Fragmentation Threshold - This value is the maximum size determining whether packets
will be fragmented. Setting the Fragmentation Threshold too low may result in poor network
performance because of excessive packets. 2346 is the default setting and is
recommended.

DTIM Interval - This value determines the interval of the Delivery Traffic Indication Message
(DTIM). A DTIM field is a countdown field informing clients of the next window for listening to
broadcast and multicast messages. When the Router has buffered broadcast or multicast
messages for associated clients, it sends the next DTIM with a DTIM Interval value. You can
specify the value between 1-15 Beacon Intervals. The default value is 1, which indicates the
DTIM Interval is the same as Beacon Interval.

Enable WMM - WMM function can guarantee the packets with high-priority messages being
transmitted preferentially. It is strongly recommended.

Enable Short GI - This function is recommended for it will increase the data capacity by
reducing the guard interval time.
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Enabled AP Isolation - This function can isolate wireless stations on your network from
each other. Wireless devices will be able to communicate with the Router but not with each
other. To use this function, check this box. AP Isolation is disabled by default.
 Note:
If you are not familiar with the setting items in this page, it's strongly recommended to keep
the provided default values; otherwise it may result in lower wireless network performance.
4.7.6
Wireless Statistics
Choose menu “Wireless → Wireless Statistics”, you can see the MAC Address, Current Status,
Received Packets and Sent Packets for each connected wireless station.
Figure 4-42 Wireless Statistics

MAC Address - The connected wireless station's MAC address

Current Status - The connected wireless station's running status, one of STA-AUTH/
STA-ASSOC/ STA-JOINED/ WPA/ WPA-PSK/ WPA2/ WPA2-PSK/ AP-UP/ AP-DOWN/ Disconnected

Received Packets - Packets received by the station

Sent Packets - Packets sent by the station
You cannot change any of the values on this page. To update this page and to show the current
connected wireless stations, click on the Refresh button.
If the numbers of connected wireless stations go beyond one page, click the Next button to go to
the next page and click the Previous button to return the previous page.
 Note:
This page will be refreshed automatically every 5 seconds.
4.8
DHCP
Figure 4-43 The DHCP menu
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There are three submenus under the DHCP menu (shown in Figure 4-43), DHCP Settings,
DHCP Clients List and Address Reservation. Click any of them, and you will be able to
configure the corresponding function.
4.8.1
DHCP Settings
Choose menu “DHCP → DHCP Settings”, you can configure the DHCP Server on the page as
shown in Figure 4-44.The Router is set up by default as a DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration
Protocol) server, which provides the TCP/IP configuration for all the PC(s) that are connected to
the Router on the LAN.
Figure 4-44 DHCP Settings

DHCP Server - Enable or Disable the DHCP server. If you disable the Server, you must
have another DHCP server within your network or else you must configure the computer
manually.

Start IP Address - Specify an IP address for the DHCP Server to start with when assigning
IP addresses. 192.168.0.100 is the default start address.

End IP Address - Specify an IP address for the DHCP Server to end with when assigning IP
addresses. 192.168.0.199 is the default end address.

Address Lease Time - The Address Lease Time is the amount of time a network user will
be allowed connection to the Router with their current dynamic IP Address. Enter the
amount of time in minutes and the user will be "leased" this dynamic IP Address. After the
time is up, the user will be automatically assigned a new dynamic IP address. The range of
the time is 1 ~ 2880 minutes. The default value is 120 minutes.

Default Gateway - (Optional.) It is suggested to input the IP address of the Ethernet port of
the Router. The default value is 192.168.0.1.

Default Domain - (Optional.) Input the domain name of your network.

Primary DNS - (Optional.) Input the DNS IP address provided by your ISP or consult your
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Secondary DNS - (Optional.) Input the IP address of another DNS server if your ISP
provides two DNS servers.
 Note:
To use the DHCP server function of the Router, you must configure all computers on the LAN as
"Obtain an IP Address automatically".
4.8.2
DHCP Clients List
Choose menu “DHCP → DHCP Clients List”, you can view the information about the clients
attached to the Router in the screen as shown in Figure 4-45.
Figure 4-45 DHCP Clients List

Client Name - The name of the DHCP client

MAC Address - The MAC address of the DHCP client

Assigned IP - The IP address that the Router has allocated to the DHCP client

Lease Time - The time of the DHCP client leased. After the dynamic IP address has expired,
a new dynamic IP address will be automatically assigned to the user.
You cannot change any of the values on this page. To update this page and to show the current
attached devices, click the Refresh button.
4.8.3
Address Reservation
Choose menu “DHCP → Address Reservation”, you can view and add a reserved address for
clients via the next screen (shown in Figure 4-46). When you specify a reserved IP address for a
PC on the LAN, that PC will always receive the same IP address each time when it accesses the
DHCP server. Reserved IP addresses should be assigned to the servers that require permanent
IP settings.
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Figure 4-46 Address Reservation

MAC Address - The MAC address of the PC for which you want to reserve an IP address.

Reserved IP Address - The IP address reserved for the PC by the Router.

Status - The status of this entry, either Enabled or Disabled.
To Reserve an IP address:
1.
Click the Add New… button. Then Figure 4-47 will pop up.
2.
Enter the MAC address (in XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX format.) and IP address (in dotted-decimal
notation) of the computer for which you want to reserve an IP address.
3.
Click the Save button.
Figure 4-47 Add or Modify an Address Reservation Entry
To modify or delete an existing entry:
1.
Click the Modify in the entry you want to modify. If you want to delete the entry, click the
Delete.
2.
Modify the information.
3.
Click the Save button.
Click the Enable/Disabled All button to make all entries enabled/disabled
Click the Delete All button to delete all entries.
Click the Next button to go to the next page and Click the Previous button to return the previous
page.
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USB Settings
Figure 4-48 The USB Settings menu
There are four submenus under the USB Settings menu (shown in Figure 4-48), Storage Sharing,
FTP Server, Media Server, Print Server and User Accounts. Click any of them, and you will be
able to configure the corresponding function.
4.9.1
Storage Sharing
Choose menu “USB Settings→Storage Sharing”, you can configure a USB disk drive attached
to the Router and view volume and share properties such as share name, capacity, used space,
and free space, etc on this page as shown below.
Figure 4-49 Storage Sharing

Service Status - Indicates the Network Sharing service's current status. You can click the
Start button to start the Storage Sharing service and click the Stop button to stop it.

Volume - The volume name of the USB drive the users have access to.

Capacity - The storage capacity of the USB driver.

Used - The used space of the USB driver.

Free - The available space of the USB driver.

Use% - The percentage of the used space.

Shared - Indicates the shared or non-shared status of the volume. When the volume is
shared, you can click the Disable to stop sharing the volume; when volume is non-shared,
you can click the Enable button to share the volume.
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Click the Start button to start the Network Sharing service.
Click the Stop button to stop the Network Sharing service.
Click the Eject Disk button to safely remove the USB storage device that is connected to USB
port. This takes the drive offline. A message (as shown in Figure 4-50) will appear on your web
browser when it is safe to detach the USB disk.
Figure 4-50 Safe Unplug Message
Click the Rescan button to start a new scan.
Follow the instructions below to set up your Router as a file server:
1.
Plug an external USB hard disk drive or USB flash drive into this Router.
2.
Click the Rescan button to find the USB drive that has been attached to the Router.
3.
Click the Start button to start the Storage Sharing service.
4.
Click the Enable button under Shared to enable the disk to share.
5.
Click the Open the disk to visit the sharing disk.
 Note:
1)
The Router can automatically locate new USB drive. But to display the information about your
USB device, you need to click the Rescan button manually.
2)
The new settings will not take effect until you restart the service.
3)
To unplug the USB drive, click Eject Disk button first. Simply pulling USB drive out of the
USB port can cause damage to the device and loss of data.
4)
Mounted volumes of each USB port are subject to the 8-volume limit. So you cannot access
more than 8 volumes on the USB storage device.
5)
If you change the storage settings during the storage connection is established, then the
changes will not take effect until the Router or the client is rebooted.
4.9.2
FTP Server
Choose menu “USB Settings→FTP Server”, you can create an FTP server that can be accessed
from the Internet or your local network.
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Figure 4-51 FTP Server Configuration

Service Status - Indicates the FTP Server's current status.

Internet Access - Select enable to allow access of the FTP server from the Internet.
Otherwise, select disable to only allow local network access.

Service Port - Enter the FTP Port number to use. The default is 21.

Name - This folder's display name.

Partition - The name of the partition is displayed

Folder - The real full path of the specified folder.
To set up your FTP Server, please follow the instructions below:
1.
Plug an external USB hard disk drive or USB flash drive into this Router.
2.
Click the Enable/Disable radio box to enable/disable Internet access to FTP from Internet
port.
3.
Specify a port for the FTP server to use (The default port number is 21).
4.
The Internet Address displays the WAN IP address of this router, so that other users can
access FTP via this address.
5.
If WAN type is PPPoE/PPTP/L2TP, two connections will be available. Therefore, users can
access FTP server via two connections. Users in a private LAN can access ftp server via
Public Address while Internet users can access ftp server via Internet Address.
6.
Click the Start button to start the ftp server.
To add a new folder, follow the instructions below.
1.
Click Add New Folder in Figure 4-51.
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Figure 4-52 Add or Modify Share Folder
2.
Select the Share entire partition or a specific folder option.
3.
Enter display name of the share folder in Display Name filed.
4.
Click the Save button to save the settings.
You can click the upper button to go to the upper folder.
You can click the Back button to return to the ftp server configuration page.
 Note:
1)
2)
The max share folders number is 10. If you want to share a new folder when the number has
reached 10, you can delete an existing share folder and then add a new one.
If you want to change the FTP settings, you need to restart FTP Server to make the changes
take effect.
4.9.3
Media Server
Choose menu “USB Settings→Media Server”, you can create media server that allows you to
share stored content with other computers and devices on your home network and on the Internet.
Figure 4-53 Media Server Setting

Server Name - The name of this Media Server.
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Server Status - Indicates the Media Server’s current status, started or stopped. You can
click the Start button to start the Media Server and click the Stop button to stop it.

Name - The display name of this folder.

File System - The file system type on the partition can be FAT32 or NTFS.

Folder - The real full path of the specified folder.

Delete - You can delete the share folder by click Delete.
To set up your media server, please follow the instructions below:
1. Plug an external USB hard disk drive or USB flash drive into this Router, and then the screen
will appear as shown in Figure 4-54.
Figure 4-54 Media Server Setting
2. Click the Start button to start the media server, and then the screen will appear as shown in
Figure 4-55.
Figure 4-55 Media Server Setting
3. Click the Add share folder button to specify a folder as the search path of media server. The
screen will then appear as shown in Figure 4-56.
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Figure 4-56 Add New Folder

Display Name - You can enter a display name for the share folder.

Share entire partition - Choose this option and then the folders contained in this partition
will all be shared.

Folder Location- Displays the location of this folder.

Select - Check the radio button to select the folder to share.

Folder - Displays folders that are in current path.

Upper - Click this button to get into the upper folder.

Save - Click this button to save your settings and the page will be redirected to the media
server configuration page.

Back - Click this button to discard the settings and just go to the media server configuration
page.
4. Click the Scan All button to scan all the share folders immediately. You can also select the
Auto-scan, at same time, select an auto scan interval time by drop-down list. In this case, the
media server will auto scan the share folders.
 Note:
The max share folders number is 6. If you want share a new folder when the number has been
reached to be 6, you can delete a share folder and then add a new one.
4.9.4
Print Server
Choose menu “USB Settings→Print Server”, you can configure print server on this page as
shown below.
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Figure 4-57 Pint Server Setting
There are two states of the print server, they are as follows:

Online - Indicates the print service has been turned on, and no user is using the print service
at present. You can click the "Stop" button to stop the print service.

Offline - Indicates the print service feature is disabled. You can click "Start" button to start the
print service.
4.9.5
User Accounts
You can specify the user name and password for Storage Sharing and FTP Server users on this
page. Storage Sharing users can use Internet Explorer to access files on the USB drive. FTP
Server users can log into the FTP Server via FTP Client.
There are two default user accounts that can access the Storage Sharing and FTP Server. They
are Administrator and Guest (as shown in Figure 4-58). Administrator has read/write access to
Storage Sharing and can access FTP Server while Guest has read-only access to Storage
Sharing and can not access FTP Server.
Figure 4-58 User Account Management
Only Administrator can use a Web browser to transfer the files from a PC to the Writable shared
volume on the USB drive.
To add a new user account, please follow the steps below:
1.
Click Add New User button, and the screen will appear as shown in Figure 4-59.
2.
Self-define a User Name.
3.
Enter the password in the Password field.
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4.
Re-enter the password in the Confirm Password field.
5.
Choose the Storage Authority from the drop-down list, Read and Write or Read Only.
6.
Choose FTP Access from the drop-down list, Yes or No.
Figure 4-59 Add or Modify User Account

User Name - Type the user name that you want to give access to the USB drive. The user
name must be composed of alphanumeric symbols not exceeding 15 characters in length.

Password - Enter the password in the Password field. The password must be composed of
alphanumeric symbols not exceeding 15 characters in length. For security purposes, the
password for each user account is not displayed.

Confirm Password - Re-enter the password here.

Storage Authority – Choose Read and Write or Read Only from the drop-down list to
assign access authority of Storage Sharing to the user.

FTP Access – Choose Yes or No from the drop-down list to decide whether the user can
access FTP Server or not.

Save - You can click the SAVE button to save your settings.

Back - You can click the Back button to discard the settings and just go to the media server
configuration page.
 Note:
1)
Please restart the service for the new settings to take effect.
2)
If you cannot use the new user name and password to access the shares, press Windows
logo + R to open the Run dialog box and type net use \\192.168.1.1 /delete /yes and press
Enter. (192.168.1.1 is your router's LAN IP address. If the LAN IP of the modem connected
with your router is 192.168.1.x, the default LAN IP of the Router will automatically switch from
192.168.1.1 to 192.168.0.1 to avoid IP conflict; in this case, please try net use \\192.168.0.1
/delete / yes.)
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4.10 NAT
Choose “NAT”, and you can enable or disable the NAT function.
Figure 4-60 The Forwarding menu
4.11 Forwarding
Figure 4-61 The Forwarding menu
There are four submenus under the Forwarding menu (shown in Figure 4-61): Virtual Servers,
Port Triggering, DMZ and UPnP. Click any of them, and you will be able to configure the
corresponding function.
4.11.1 Virtual Servers
Choose menu “Forwarding→Virtual Servers”, and then you can view and add virtual servers in
the next screen (shown in Figure 4-62). Virtual servers can be used for setting up public services
on your LAN. A virtual server is defined as a service port, and all requests from Internet to this
service port will be redirected to the computer specified by the server IP. Any PC that was used
for a virtual server must have a static or reserved IP address because its IP address may change
when using the DHCP function.
Figure 4-62 Virtual Servers
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Service Port - The numbers of External Service Ports. You can enter a service port or a
range of service ports (the format is XXX – YYY; XXX is the Start port and YYY is the End
port).

Internal Port - The Internal Service Port number of the PC running the service application.
You can leave it blank if the Internal Port is the same as the Service Port, or enter a
specific port number when Service Port is a single one.

IP Address - The IP address of the PC running the service application.

Protocol - The protocol used for this application, either TCP, UDP, or All (all protocols
supported by the Router).

Status - The status of this entry, "Enabled" means the virtual server entry is enabled.

Common Service Port - Some common services already exist in the drop-down list.

Modify - To modify or delete an existing entry.
To setup a virtual server entry:
1.
Click the Add New... button. (pop-up Figure 4-63)
2.
Select the service you want to use from the Common Service Port list. If the Common
Service Port menu does not list the service that you want to use, enter the number of the
service port or service port range in the Service Port field.
3.
Enter the IP address of the computer running the service application in the IP Address field.
4.
Select the protocol used for this application in the Protocol drop-down list, either TCP, UDP,
or All.
5.
Select the Enabled option in the Status drop-down list.
6.
Click the Save button.
Figure 4-63 Add or Modify a Virtual Server Entry
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 Note:
It is possible that you have a computer or server that has more than one type of available service.
If so, select another service, and type the same IP address for that computer or server.
To modify or delete an existing entry:
1.
Find the desired entry in the table.
2.
Click Modify or Delete as desired on the Modify column.
Click the Enable/ Disabled All button to make all entries enabled/ disabled.
Click the Delete All button to delete all entries.
Click the Next button to go to the next page and click the Previous button to return to the
previous page.
 Note:
If you set the service port of the virtual server as 80, you must set the Web management port on
System Tools → Remote Management page to be any other value except 80 such as 8080.
Otherwise there will be a conflict to disable the virtual server.
4.11.2 Port Triggering
Choose menu “Forwarding→Port Triggering”, you can view and add port triggering in the next
screen (shown in Figure 4-64). Some applications require multiple connections, like Internet
games, video conferencing, Internet telephoning and so on. Port Triggering is used for some of
these applications that cannot work with a pure NAT Router.
Figure 4-64 Port Triggering
To add a new rule, follow the steps below.
1.
Click the Add New… button, the next screen will pop-up as shown in Figure 4-65.
2.
Select a common application from the Common Applications drop-down list, then the
Trigger Port field and the Incoming Ports field will be automatically filled. If the Common
Applications do not have the application you need, enter the Trigger Port and the
Incoming Ports manually.
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Select the protocol used for Trigger Port from the Trigger Protocol drop-down list, either
TCP, UDP, or All.
4.
Select the protocol used for Incoming Ports from the Incoming Protocol drop-down list,
either TCP or UDP, or All.
5.
Select Enable in Status field.
6.
Click the Save button to save the new rule.
Figure 4-65 Add or Modify a Triggering Entry

Trigger Port - The port for outgoing traffic. An outgoing connection using this port will trigger
this rule.

Trigger Protocol - The protocol used for Trigger Ports, either TCP, UDP, or All (all
protocols supported by the Router).

Incoming Port - The port or port range used by the remote system when it responds to the
outgoing request. A response using one of these ports will be forwarded to the PC which
triggered this rule. You can input at most 5 groups of ports (or port sections). Every group of
ports must be separated with ",", for example, 2000-2038, 2046, 2050-2051, 2085,
3010-3030.

Incoming Protocol - The protocol used for Incoming Port, either TCP, UDP, or ALL (all
protocols supported by the Router).

Status - The status of this entry, Enabled means the Port Triggering entry is enabled.

Modify - To modify or delete an existing entry.

Common Applications - Some popular applications already listed in the drop-down list of
Incoming Protocol.
To modify or delete an existing entry:
1.
Find the desired entry in the table.
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Click Modify or Delete as desired on the Modify column.
Click the Enable All button to make all entries enabled.
Click the Disabled All button to make all entries disabled.
Click the Delete All button to delete all entries
Once the Router is configured, the operation is as follows:
1.
A local host makes an outgoing connection to an external host using a destination port
number defined in the Trigger Port field.
2.
The Router records this connection, opens the incoming port or ports associated with this
entry in the Port Triggering table, and associates them with the local host.
3.
When necessary, the external host will be able to connect to the local host using one of the
ports defined in the Incoming Ports field.
 Note:
1)
When the trigger connection is released, the corresponding opened ports will be closed.
2)
Each rule can only be used by one host on the LAN at a time. The trigger connection of other
hosts on the LAN will be refused.
3)
Incoming Ports ranges cannot overlap each other.
4.11.3 DMZ
Choose menu “Forwarding→DMZ”, and then you can view and configure DMZ host in the screen
(shown in Figure 4-66).The DMZ host feature allows one local host to be exposed to the Internet
for a special-purpose service such as Internet gaming or videoconferencing. The Router forwards
packets of all services to the DMZ host. Any PC whose port is being forwarded must have its
DHCP client function disabled and should have a new static IP Address assigned to it because its
IP Address may be changed when using the DHCP function.
Figure 4-66 DMZ
To assign a computer or server to be a DMZ server:
1.
Click the Enable button.
2.
Enter the IP address of a local PC that is set to be DMZ host in the DMZ Host IP Address
field.
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Click the Save button.
4.11.4 UPnP
Choose menu “Forwarding→UPnP”, and then you can view the information about UPnP in the
screen (shown in Figure 4-67). The Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) feature allows the devices,
such as Internet computers, to access the local host resources or devices as needed. UPnP
devices can be automatically discovered by the UPnP service application on the LAN.
Figure 4-67 UPnP Setting

Current UPnP Status - UPnP can be enabled or disabled by clicking the Enable or Disable
button. This feature is enabled by default.

Current UPnP Settings List - This table displays the current UPnP information.

App Description - The description about the application which initiates the UPnP
request.

External Port - The port which the Router opened for the application.

Protocol - The type of protocol which is opened.

Internal Port - The port which the Router opened for local host.

IP Address - The IP address of the local host which initiates the UPnP request.

Status - Either Enabled or Disabled. "Enabled" means that the port is still active;
otherwise, the port is inactive.
Click the Enable button to enable UPnP.
Click the Disable button to disable UPnP.
Click the Refresh button to update the Current UPnP Settings List.
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4.12 Security
Figure 4-68 The Security menu
There are four submenus under the Security menu as shown in Figure 4-68: Basic Security,
Advanced Security, Local Management and Remote Management. Click any of them, and you
will be able to configure the corresponding function.
4.12.1 Basic Security
Choose menu “Security → Basic Security”, and then you can configure the basic security in the
screen as shown in Figure 4-69.
Figure 4-69 Basic Security

Firewall - A firewall protects your network from the outside world. Here you can enable or
disable the Router’s firewall.

SPI Firewall - SPI (Stateful Packet Inspection, also known as dynamic packet filtering)
helps to prevent cyber attacks by tracking more state per session. It validates that the
traffic passing through the session conforms to the protocol. SPI Firewall is enabled by
factory default. If you want all the computers on the LAN exposed to the outside world,
you can disable it.
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VPN - VPN Passthrough must be enabled if you want to allow VPN tunnels using VPN
protocols to pass through the Router.

PPTP Passthrough - Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) allows the
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) to be tunneled through an IP network. To allow PPTP
tunnels to pass through the Router, click Enable.

L2TP Passthrough - Layer Two Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) is the method used to
enable Point-to-Point sessions via the Internet on the Layer Two level. To allow L2TP
tunnels to pass through the Router, click Enable.

IPSec Passthrough - Internet Protocol security (IPSec) is a suite of protocols for
ensuring private, secure communications over Internet Protocol (IP) networks, through
the use of cryptographic security services. To allow IPSec tunnels to pass through the
Router, click Enable.

ALG - It is recommended to enable Application Layer Gateway (ALG) because ALG allows
customized Network Address Translation (NAT) traversal filters to be plugged into the
gateway to support address and port translation for certain application layer "control/data"
protocols such as FTP, TFTP, H323 etc.

FTP ALG - To allow FTP clients and servers to transfer data across NAT, click Enable.

TFTP ALG - To allow TFTP clients and servers to transfer data across NAT, click
Enable.

H323 ALG - To allow Microsoft NetMeeting clients to communicate across NAT, click
Enable.

RTSP ALG - To allow some media player clients to communicate with some streaming
media servers across NAT, click Enable.
Click the Save button to save your settings.
4.12.2 Advanced Security
Choose menu “Security → Advanced Security”, and then you can protect the Router from
being attacked by TCP-SYN Flood, UDP Flood and ICMP-Flood in the screen as shown in Figure
4-70.
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Figure 4-70 Advanced Security

Packets Statistics Interval (5~60) - The default value is 10. Select a value between 5 and
60 seconds from the drop-down list. The Packets Statistics Interval value indicates the time
section of the packets statistics. The result of the statistics is used for analysis by SYN Flood,
UDP Flood and ICMP-Flood.

DoS Protection - Denial of Service protection. Check the Enable or Disable button to
enable or disable the DoS protection function. Only when it is enabled, will the flood filters be
enabled.
 Note:
Dos Protection will take effect only when the Traffic Statistics in “System Tool → Traffic
Statistics” is enabled.

Enable ICMP-FLOOD Attack Filtering - Enable or Disable the ICMP-FLOOD Attack
Filtering.

ICMP-FLOOD Packets Threshold (5~3600) - The default value is 50. Enter a value
between 5 ~ 3600. When the current ICMP-FLOOD Packets number is beyond the set value,
the Router will startup the blocking function immediately.

Enable UDP-FLOOD Filtering - Enable or Disable the UDP-FLOOD Filtering.

UDP-FLOOD Packets Threshold (5~3600) - The default value is 500. Enter a value
between 5 ~ 3600. When the current UPD-FLOOD Packets number is beyond the set value,
the Router will startup the blocking function immediately.
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Enable TCP-SYN-FLOOD Attack Filtering - Enable or Disable the TCP-SYN-FLOOD
Attack Filtering.

TCP-SYN-FLOOD Packets Threshold (5~3600) - The default value is 50. Enter a value
between 5 ~ 3600. When the current TCP-SYN-FLOOD Packets numbers is beyond the set
value, the Router will startup the blocking function immediately.

Ignore Ping Packet From WAN Port - Enable or Disable Ignore Ping Packet From WAN
Port. The default setting is disabled. If enabled, the ping packet from the Internet cannot
access the Router.

Forbid Ping Packet From LAN Port - Enable or Disable Forbid Ping Packet From LAN Port.
The default setting is disabled. If enabled, the ping packet from LAN cannot access the
Router. This function can be used to defend against some viruses.
Click the Save button to save the settings.
Click the Blocked DoS Host List button to display the DoS host table by blocking.
4.12.3 Local Management
Choose menu “Security → Local Management”, and then you can configure the management
rule in the screen as shown in Figure 4-71. The management feature allows you to deny
computers in LAN from accessing the Router.
Figure 4-71 Local Management
By default, the radio button “All the PCs on the LAN are allowed to access the Router's
Web-Based Utility” is checked. If you want to allow PCs with specific MAC Addresses to access
the Setup page of the Router's Web-Based Utility locally from inside the network, check the radio
button “Only the PCs listed can browse the built-in web pages to perform Administrator
tasks”, and then enter each MAC Address in a separate field. The format for the MAC Address is
XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX (X is any hexadecimal digit). Only the PCs with MAC address listed can
use the password to browse the built-in web pages to perform Administrator tasks while all the
others will be blocked.
After click the Add button, your PC's MAC Address will be placed in the list above.
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Click the Save button to save your settings.
 Note:
If your PC is blocked but you want to access the Router again, use a pin to press and hold the
Reset Button (hole) on the back panel for about 5 seconds to reset the Router’s factory defaults
on the Router’s Web-Based Utility.
4.12.4 Remote Management
Choose menu “Security → Remote Management”, and then you can configure the Remote
Management function in the screen as shown in Figure 4-72. This feature allows you to manage
your Router from a remote location via the Internet.
Figure 4-72 Remote Management

Web Management Port - Web browser access normally uses the standard HTTP service
port 80. This Router's default remote management web port number is 80. For greater
security, you can change the remote management web port to a custom port by entering that
number in the box provided. Choose a number between 1 and 65534 but do not use the
number of any common service port.

Remote Management IP Address - This is the current address you will use when accessing
your Router from the Internet. This function is disabled when the IP address is set to the
default value of 0.0.0.0. To enable this function change 0.0.0.0 to a valid IP address. If set to
255.255.255.255, then all the hosts can access the Router from internet.
 Note:
1)
To access the Router, you should type your Router's WAN IP address into your browser's
address (in IE) or Location (in Navigator) box, followed by a colon and the custom port
number. For example, if your Router's WAN address is 202.96.12.8, and the port number
used is 8080, please enter http://202.96.12.8:8080 in your browser. Later, you may be asked
for the Router's password. After successfully entering the username and password, you will
be able to access the Router's web-based utility.
2)
Be sure to change the Router's default password to a very secure password.
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4.13 Parental Control
Choose menu “Parental Control”, and then you can configure the parental control in the screen
as shown in Figure 4-73. The Parental Control function can be used to control the internet
activities of the child, limit the child to access certain websites and restrict the time of surfing.
Figure 4-73 Parental Control Settings
To add a new entry, please follow the steps below.
1.
Click the Add New… button and the next screen will pop-up as shown in Figure 4-74.
Figure 4-74 Add or Modify Parental Control Entry
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Parental Control - Check Enable if you want this function to take effect; otherwise, check
Disable.

MAC Address of Parental PC - In this field, enter the MAC address of the controlling PC, or
you can make use of the Copy To Above button below.

MAC Address of Your PC - This field displays the MAC address of the PC that is managing
this Router. If the MAC Address of your adapter is registered, you can click the Copy To
Above button to fill this address to the MAC Address of Parental PC field above.

Website Description - Description of the allowed website for the PC controlled.

Schedule - The time period allowed for the PC controlled to access the Internet. For detailed
information, please go to “Access Control → Schedule”.

Enable - Check this option to enable a specific entry.

Modify - Here you can edit or delete an existing entry.
2.
Enter the MAC address of the PC (e.g. 00-11-22-33-44-AA) you’d like to control in the MAC
Address of Child PC field, or you can choose the MAC address from the All Address in
Current LAN drop-down list.
3.
Give a description (e.g. Allow Google) for the website allowed to be accessed in the Website
Description field.
4.
Enter the allowed domain name of the website, either the full name or the keywords (e.g.
google) in the Allowed Domain Name field. Any domain name with keywords in it
(www.google.com, www.google.com.hk) will be allowed.
5.
Select from the Effective Time drop-down list the schedule (e.g. Schedule_1) you want. If
there are not suitable schedules for you, click the Schedule in red below to go to the
Advance Schedule Settings page and create the schedule you need.
6.
In the Status field, you can select Enabled or Disabled to enable or disable your entry.
7.
Click the Save button.
Click the Enable All button to enable all the rules in the list.
Click the Disable All button to disable all the rules in the list.
Click the Delete All button to delete all the entries in the table.
Click the Next button to go to the next page, or click the Previous button to return to the previous
page.
For example: If you desire that the child PC with MAC address 00-11-22-33-44-AA can access
www.google.com on Saturday only while the parent PC with MAC address 00-11-22-33-44-BB is
without any restriction, you should follow the settings below.
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Click “Parental Control” menu on the left to enter the Parental Control Settings page. Check
Enable and enter the MAC address 00-11-22-33-44-BB in the MAC Address of Parental PC
field.
2.
Click “Access Control → Schedule” on the left to enter the Schedule Settings page. Click
Add New... button to create a new schedule with Schedule Description is Schedule_1, Day is
Sat and Time is all day-24 hours.
3.
Click “Parental Control” menu on the left to go back to the Add or Modify Parental Control
Entry page:
4.
1)
Click Add New... button.
2)
Enter 00-11-22-33-44-AA in the MAC Address of Child PC field.
3)
Enter “Allow Google” in the Website Description field.
4)
Enter “www.google.com” in the Allowed Domain Name field.
5)
Select “Schedule_1” you create just now from the Effective Time drop-down list.
6)
In Status field, select Enable.
Click Save to complete the settings.
Then you will go back to the Parental Control Settings page and see the following list, as
shown in Figure 4-75.
Figure 4-75 Parental Control Settings
4.14 Access Control
Figure 4-76 Access Control
There are four submenus under the Access Control menu as shown in Figure 4-76: Rule, Host,
Target and Schedule. Click any of them, and you will be able to configure the corresponding
function.
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4.14.1 Rule
Choose menu “Access Control → Rule”, and then you can view and set Access Control rules in
the screen as shown in Figure 4-77.
Figure 4-77 Access Control Rule Management
 Enable Internet Access Control - Select the check box to enable the Internet Access
Control function, so the Default Filter Policy can take effect.
 Rule Name - Here displays the name of the rule and this name is unique.
 Host - Here displays the host selected in the corresponding rule.
 Target - Here displays the target selected in the corresponding rule.
 Schedule - Here displays the schedule selected in the corresponding rule.
 Enable - Here displays the status of the rule, enabled or not. Check this option to enable a
specific entry.
 Modify - Here you can edit or delete an existing rule.
 Setup Wizard - Click the Setup Wizard button to create a new rule entry.
 Add New... - Click the Add New... button to add a new rule entry.
 Enable All - Click the Enable All button to enable all the rules in the list.
 Disable All - Click the Disable All button to disable all the rules in the list.
 Delete All - Click the Delete All button to delete all the entries in the table.
 Move - You can change the entry’s order as desired. Enter in the first box the ID number of
the entry you want to move and in the second box another ID number, and then click the
Move button to change the entries’ order.
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 Next - Click the Next button to go to the next page.
 Previous - Click the Previous button to return to the previous page.
There are two methods to add a new rule.
Method One:
1.
Click Setup Wizard button and the next screen will appear as shown in Figure 4-78.
Figure 4-78 Quick Setup – Create a Host Entry

Host Description - In this field, create a unique description for the host (e.g. Host_1).

Mode - Here are two options, IP Address and MAC Address. You can select either of them
from the drop-down list.
If the IP Address is selected, you can see the following item:

LAN IP Address - Enter the IP address or address range of the host in dotted-decimal format
(e.g. 192.168.0.23).
If the MAC Address is selected, you can see the following item:

MAC Address - Enter the MAC address of the host in XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX format (e.g.
00-11-22-33-44-AA).
2.
Click Next when finishing creating the host entry, and the next screen will appear as shown in
Figure 4-79.
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Figure 4-79 Quick Setup – Create an Access Target Entry

Target Description - In this field, create a description for the target. Note that this description
should be unique (e.g. Target_1).

Mode - Here are two options, IP Address and Domain Name. You can choose either of them
from the drop-down list.
If the IP Address is selected, you will see the following items:

IP Address - Enter the IP address (or address range) of the target (targets) in dotted-decimal
format (e.g. 192.168.0.23).

Target Port - Specify the port or port range for the target. For some common service ports,
you can make use of the Common Service Port item below.

Protocol - Here are four options, All, TCP, UDP, and ICMP. Select one of them from the
drop-down list for the target.

Common Service Port - Here lists some common service ports. Select one from the
drop-down list, and the corresponding port number will be filled in the Target Port field
automatically. For example, if you select "FTP", "21" will be filled in the Target Port
automatically.
If the Domain Name is selected, you will see the following items:

Domain Name - Here you can enter 4 domain names, either the full name or the keywords
(for example, google). Any domain name with keywords in it (www.google.com,
www.google.cn) will be blocked or allowed.
3.
Click Next when finishing creating the access target entry, and the next screen will appear as
shown in Figure 4-80.
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Figure 4-80 Quick Setup – Create an Advanced Schedule Entry

Schedule Description - In this field, create a description for the schedule. Note that this
description should be unique (e.g. Schedule_1).

Day - Choose Select Days and select the certain day (days), or choose Everyday.

Time - Select "24 hours", or specify the Start Time and Stop Time yourself.

Start Time - Enter the start time in HHMM format (HHMM are 4 numbers). For example 0800
is 8:00.

Stop Time - Enter the stop time in HHMM format (HHMM are 4 numbers). For example 2000
is 20:00.
4.
Click Next when finishing creating the advanced schedule entry, and the next screen will
appear as shown in Figure 4-81.
Figure 4-81 Quick Setup – Create an Internet Access Control Entry

Rule - In this field, create a name for the rule. Note that this name should be unique (e.g.
Rule_1).
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Host - In this field, select a host from the drop-down list for the rule. The default value is the
Host Description you set just now.

Target - In this filed, select a target from the drop-down list for the rule. The default value is
the Target Description you set just now.

Schedule - In this field, select a schedule from the drop-down list for the rule. The default
value is the Schedule Description you set just now.

Status - In this field, there are two options, Enable or Disable. Select Enable so that the rule
will take effect. Select Disable so that the rule won't take effect.
5.
Click Finish to complete adding a new rule.
Method Two:
1.
Click the Add New… button and the next screen will pop up as shown in Figure 4-82.
2.
Give a name (e.g. Rule_1) for the rule in the Rule Name field.
3.
Select a host from the Host drop-down list or choose “Click Here To Add New Host List”.
4.
Select a target from the Target drop-sown list or choose “Click Here To Add New Target
List”.
5.
Select a schedule from the Schedule drop-down list or choose “Click Here To Add New
Schedule”.
6.
In the Status field, select Enabled or Disabled to enable or disable your entry.
7.
Click the Save button.
Figure 4-82 Add Internet Access Control Entry
For example: If you desire to allow the host with MAC address 00-11-22-33-44-AA to access
www.google.com only from 18:00 to 20:00 on Saturday and Sunday, and forbid other hosts in the
LAN to access the Internet, you should follow the settings below:
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Click the submenu Rule of Access Control in the left to return to the Rule List page. Select
Enable Internet Access Control and choose "Allow the packets specified by any enabled
access control policy to pass through the Router".
2.
We recommend that you click Setup Wizard button to finish all the following settings.
3.
Click the submenu Host of Access Control in the left to enter the Host List page. Add a new
entry with the Host Description is Host_1 and MAC Address is 00-11-22-33-44-AA.
4.
Click the submenu Target of Access Control in the left to enter the Target List page. Add a
new entry with the Target Description is Target_1 and Domain Name is www.google.com.
5.
Click the submenu Schedule of Access Control in the left to enter the Schedule List page.
Add a new entry with the Schedule Description is Schedule_1, Day is Sat and Sun, Start
Time is 1800 and Stop Time is 2000.
6.
Click the submenu Rule of Access Control in the left, Click Add New... button to add a new
rule as follows:
1)
In Rule Name field, create a name for the rule. Note that this name should be unique, for
example Rule_1.
2)
In Host field, select Host_1.
3)
In Target field, select Target_1.
4)
In Schedule field, select Schedule_1.
5)
In Status field, select Enable.
6)
Click Save to complete the settings.
Then you will go back to the Access Control Rule Management page and see the following list.
4.14.2 Host
Choose menu “Access Control → Host”, and then you can view and set a Host list in the
screen as shown in Figure 4-83. The host list is necessary for the Access Control Rule.
Figure 4-83 Host Settings
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
Host Description - Here displays the description of the host and this description is unique.

Information - Here displays the information about the host. It can be IP or MAC.

Modify - To modify or delete an existing entry.
To add a new entry, please follow the steps below.
1.
Click the Add New… button.
2.
In the Mode field, select IP Address or MAC Address.
1)
2)
3.
If you select IP Address, the screen shown is Figure 4-84.

In Host Description field, create a unique description for the host (e.g. Host_1).

In LAN IP Address field, enter the IP address.
If you select MAC Address, the screen shown is Figure 4-85.

In Host Description field, create a unique description for the host (e.g. Host_1).

In MAC Address field, enter the MAC address.
Click the Save button to complete the settings.
Click the Delete All button to delete all the entries in the table.
Click the Next button to go to the next page, or click the Previous button to return to the previous
page.
Figure 4-84 Add or Modify a Host Entry
Figure 4-85 Add or Modify a Host Entry
For example: If you desire to restrict the internet activities of host with MAC address
00-11-22-33-44-AA, you should first follow the settings below:
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Click Add New... button in Figure 4-83 to enter the Add or Modify a Host Entry page.
2.
In Mode field, select MAC Address from the drop-down list.
3.
In Host Description field, create a unique description for the host (e.g. Host_1).
4.
In MAC Address field, enter 00-11-22-33-44-AA.
5.
Click Save to complete the settings.
Then you will go back to the Host Settings page and see the following list.
4.14.3 Target
Choose menu “Access Control → Target”, and then you can view and set a Target list in the
screen as shown in Figure 4-86. The target list is necessary for the Access Control Rule.
Figure 4-86 Target Settings
 Target Description - Here displays the description about the target and this description is
unique.
 Information - The target can be IP address, port, or domain name.
 Modify - To modify or delete an existing entry.
To add a new entry, please follow the steps below.
1.
Click the Add New… button.
2.
In Mode field, select IP Address or Domain Name.
3.
If you select IP Address, the screen shown is Figure 4-87.
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Figure 4-87 Add or Modify an Access Target Entry
1)
In Target Description field, create a unique description for the target (e.g. Target_1).
2)
In IP Address field, enter the IP address of the target.
3)
Select a common service from Common Service Port drop-down list, so that the Target
Port will be automatically filled. If the Common Service Port drop-down list doesn’t
have the service you want, specify the Target Port manually.
4)
4.
In Protocol field, select TCP, UDP, ICMP or ALL from the drop-down list.
If you select Domain Name, the screen shown is Figure 4-88.
Figure 4-88 Add or Modify an Access Target Entry
1)
In Target Description field, create a unique description for the target (e.g. Target_1).
2)
In Domain Name field, enter the domain name, either the full name or the keywords (for
example, google) in the blank. Any domain name with keywords in it (www.google.com,
www.google.cn) will be blocked or allowed. You can enter 4 domain names.
5.
Click the Save button.
Click the Delete All button to delete all the entries in the table.
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Click the Next button to go to the next page, or click the Previous button to return to the previous
page.
For example: If you desire to restrict the internet activities of host with MAC address
00-11-22-33-44-AA in the LAN to access www.google.com only, you should first follow the
settings below:
1.
Click Add New… button in Figure 4-86 to enter the Add or Modify an Access Target Entry
page.
2.
In Mode field, select Domain Name from the drop-down list.
3.
In Target Description field, create a unique description for the target (e.g. Target_1).
4.
In Domain Name field, enter www.google.com.
5.
Click Save to complete the settings.
Then you will go back to the Target Settings page and see the following list.
4.14.4 Schedule
Choose menu “Access Control → Schedule”, and then you can view and set a Schedule list in
the next screen as shown in Figure 4-89. The Schedule list is necessary for the Access Control
Rule.
Figure 4-89 Schedule Settings

Schedule Description - Here displays the description of the schedule and this description is
unique.

Day - Here displays the day(s) in a week.

Time - Here displays the time period in a day.

Modify - Here you can edit or delete an existing schedule.
To add a new schedule, follow the steps below:
1. Click Add New... button shown in Figure 4-89 and the next screen will pop-up as shown in
Figure 4-90.
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2. In Schedule Description field, create a unique description for the schedule (e.g.
Schedule_1).
3. In Day field, select the day or days you need.
4. In Time field, you can select all day-24 hours or you may enter the Start Time and Stop Time
in the corresponding field.
5. Click Save to complete the settings.
Click the Delete All button to delete all the entries in the table.
Click the Next button to go to the next page, or click the Previous button to return to the previous
page.
Figure 4-90 Advanced Schedule Settings
For example: If you desire to restrict the internet activities of host with MAC address
00-11-22-33-44-AA to access www.google.com only from 18:00 to 20:00 on Saturday and
Sunday, you should first follow the settings below:
1.
Click Add New... button shown in Figure 4-89 to enter the Advanced Schedule Settings
page.
2.
In Schedule Description field, create a unique description for the schedule (e.g.
Schedule_1).
3.
In Day field, check the Select Days radio button and then select Sat and Sun.
4.
In Time field, enter 1800 in Start Time field and 2000 in Stop Time field.
5.
Click Save to complete the settings.
Then you will go back to the Schedule Settings page and see the following list.
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4.15 Advanced Routing
Figure 4-91 Advanced Routing
There are two submenus under the Advanced Routing menu as shown in Figure 4-91: Static
Routing List and System Routing Table. Click any of them, and you will be able to configure the
corresponding function.
4.15.1 Static Routing List
Choose menu “Advanced Routing → Static Routing List”, and then you can configure the
static route in the next screen (shown in Figure 4-92). A static route is a pre-determined path that
network information must travel to reach a specific host or network.
Figure 4-92 Static Routing
To add static routing entries:
1.
Click Add New… shown in Figure 4-92, you will see the following screen.
Figure 4-93 Add or Modify a Static Route Entry
2.
Enter the following data:

Destination Network - The Destination Network is the address of the network or host that
you want to assign to a static route.
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Subnet Mask - The Subnet Mask determines which portion of an IP Address is the
network portion, and which portion is the host portion.

Default Gateway - This is the IP Address of the gateway device that allows for contact
between the Router and the network or host.
3.
Select Enabled or Disabled for this entry on the Status drop-down list.
4.
Click the Save button to make the entry take effect.
Other configurations for the entries:
Click the Delete button to delete the entry.
Click the Enable All button to enable all the entries.
Click the Disable All button to disable all the entries.
Click the Delete All button to delete all the entries.
Click the Previous button to view the information in the previous screen, click the Next button to
view the information in the next screen.
4.15.2 System Routing Table
Choose menu “Advanced Routing → System Routing Table”, and then you can view the
System Routing Table in the next screen (shown in Figure 4-94). System routing table views all of
the valid route entries in use. The Destination IP address, Subnet Mask, Gateway, and Interface
will be displayed for each entry.
Figure 4-94 System Routing Table

Destination Network - The Destination Network is the address of the network or host to
which the static route is assigned.

Subnet Mask - The Subnet Mask determines which portion of an IP address is the network
portion, and which portion is the host portion.
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Gateway - This is the IP address of the gateway device that allows for contact between the
Router and the network or host.
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Interface - This interface tells you either the Destination IP Address is on the LAN & WLAN
(internal wired and wireless networks), or on the WAN (Internet).
4.16 Bandwidth Control
Figure 4-95 Bandwidth Control
There are two submenus under the Bandwidth Control menu as shown in Figure 4-95: Control
Settings and Rules List. Click any of them, and you will be able to configure the corresponding
function. The detailed explanations for each submenu are provided below.
4.16.1 Control Settings
Choose menu “Bandwidth Control → Control Settings”, and then you can configure the
Egress Bandwidth and Ingress Bandwidth in the next screen. Their values you configure should
be less than 100000Kbps. For optimal control of the bandwidth, please select the right Line Type
and ask your ISP for the total bandwidth of the egress and ingress.
Figure 4-96 Bandwidth Control Settings

Enable Bandwidth Control - Check this box so that the Bandwidth Control settings can take
effect.

Line Type - Select the right type for you network connection. If you don’t know how to choose,
please ask your ISP for the information.

Egress Bandwidth - The upload speed through the Internet port.

Ingress Bandwidth - The download speed through the Internet port.
4.16.2 Rules List
Choose menu “Bandwidth Control → Rules List”, and then you can view and configure the
Bandwidth Control rules in the screen below.
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Figure 4-97 Bandwidth Control Rules List

Description - This is the information about the rules such as address range.

Egress bandwidth - This field displays the max and mix upload bandwidth through the
Internet port, the default is 0.

Ingress bandwidth - This field displays the max and mix download bandwidth through the
Internet port, the default is 0.

Enable - This displays the status of the rule.

Modify - Click Modify to edit the rule. Click Delete to delete the rule.
To add/modify a Bandwidth Control rule, follow the steps below.
1.
Click Add New… shown in Figure 4-97, you will see a new screen shown in Figure 4-98.
2.
Enter the information like the screen shown below.
Figure 4-98 Bandwidth Control Rule Settings
3.
Click the Save button.
4.17 IP & MAC Binding Setting
Figure 4-99 the IP & MAC Binding menu
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There are two submenus under the IP &MAC Binding menu (shown in Figure 4-99): Binding
Settings and ARP List. Click any of them, and you will be able to scan or configure the
corresponding function. The detailed explanations for each submenu are provided below.
4.17.1 Binding Settings
This page displays the IP & MAC Binding Setting table; you can operate it in accord with your
desire (shown in Figure 4-100).
Figure 4-100 Binding Setting

MAC Address - The MAC address of the controlled computer in the LAN.

IP Address - The assigned IP address of the controlled computer in the LAN.

Bind - Check this option to enable ARP binding for a specific device.

Modify - To modify or delete an existing entry.
When you want to add or modify an IP & MAC Binding entry, you can click the Add New… button
or Modify button, and then you will go to the next page. This page is used for adding or
modifying an IP & MAC Binding entry (shown in Figure 4-101).
Figure 4-101 IP & MAC Binding Setting (Add & Modify)
To add IP & MAC Binding entries, follow the steps below.
1.
Click the Add New... button as shown in Figure 4-100.
2.
Enter the MAC Address and IP Address.
3.
Select the Bind checkbox.
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Click the Save button to save it.
To modify or delete an existing entry, follow the steps below.
1.
Find the desired entry in the table.
2.
Click Modify or Delete as desired on the Modify column.
To find an existing entry, follow the steps below.
1.
Click the Find button as shown in Figure 4-100.
2.
Enter the MAC Address or IP Address.
3.
Click the Find button in the page as shown in Figure 4-102.
Figure 4-102 Find IP & MAC Binding Entry
Click the Enable All button to make all entries enabled.
Click the Delete All button to delete all entries.
4.17.2 ARP List
To manage the computer, you could observe the computers in the LAN by checking the
relationship of MAC address and IP address on the ARP list, and you could also configure the
items on the ARP list. This page displays the ARP List; it shows all the existing IP & MAC Binding
entries (shown in Figure 4-103).
Figure 4-103 ARP List
1.
MAC Address - The MAC address of the controlled computer in the LAN.
2.
IP Address - The assigned IP address of the controlled computer in the LAN.
3.
Status - Indicates whether or not the MAC and IP addresses are bound.
4.
Configure - Load or delete an item.
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Load - Load the item to the IP & MAC Binding list.
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Delete - Delete the item.
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Click the Bind All button to bind all the current items, available after enable.
Click the Load All button to load all items to the IP & MAC Binding list.
Click the Refresh button to refresh all items.
 Note:
An item could not be loaded to the IP & MAC Binding list if the IP address of the item has been
loaded before. Error warning will prompt as well. Likewise, "Load All" only loads the items without
interference to the IP & MAC Binding list.
4.18 Dynamic DNS
Choose menu “Dynamic DNS”, and you can configure the Dynamic DNS function.
The Router offers the DDNS (Dynamic Domain Name System) feature, which allows the hosting
of a website, FTP server, or e-mail server with a fixed domain name (named by yourself) and a
dynamic IP address, and then your friends can connect to your server by entering your domain
name no matter what your IP address is. Before using this feature, you need to sign up for DDNS
service providers such as www.comexe.cn, www.dyndns.org, or www.no-ip.com. The Dynamic
DNS client service provider will give you a password or key.
4.18.1 Comexe.cn DDNS
If the dynamic DNS Service Provider you select is www.comexe.cn, the page will appear as
shown in Figure 4-104.
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Figure 4-104 Comexe.cn DDNS Settings
To set up for DDNS, follow these instructions:
1.
Enter the Domain Name your dynamic DNS service provider gave.
2.
Enter the User Name for your DDNS account.
3.
Enter the Password for your DDNS account.
4.
Click the Login button to login the DDNS service.
Connection Status -The status of the DDNS service connection is displayed here.
Click Logout to log out of the DDNS service.
 Note:
If you want to login again with another account after a successful login, please click the Logout
button, then input your new username and password and click the Login button.
4.18.2 Dyndns.org DDNS
If the dynamic DNS Service Provider you select is www.dyndns.org, the page will appear as
shown in Figure 4-105.
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Figure 4-105 Dyndns.org DDNS Settings
To set up for DDNS, follow these instructions:
1.
Enter the User Name for your DDNS account.
2.
Enter the Password for your DDNS account.
3.
Enter the Domain Name you received from dynamic DNS service provider.
4.
Click the Login button to login to the DDNS service.
Connection Status -The status of the DDNS service connection is displayed here.
Click Logout to logout of the DDNS service.
 Note:
If you want to login again with another account after a successful login, please click the Logout
button, then input your new username and password and click the Login button.
4.18.3 No-ip.com DDNS
If the dynamic DNS Service Provider you select is www.no-ip.com, the page will appear as
shown in Figure 4-106.
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Figure 4-106 No-ip.com DDNS Settings
To set up for DDNS, follow these instructions:
1.
Enter the User Name for your DDNS account.
2.
Enter the Password for your DDNS account.
3.
Enter the Domain Name you received from dynamic DNS service provider.
4.
Click the Login button to login to the DDNS service.
Connection Status - The status of the DDNS service connection is displayed here.
Click Logout to log out the DDNS service.
 Note:
If you want to login again with another account after a successful login, please click the Logout
button, then input your new username and password and click the Login button.
4.19 System Tools
Figure 4-107 The System Tools menu
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Choose menu “System Tools”, and you can see the submenus under the main menu: Time
Settings, Diagnostic, Firmware Upgrade, Factory Defaults, Backup & Restore, Reboot,
Password, System Log and Statistics. Click any of them, and you will be able to configure the
corresponding function. The detailed explanations for each submenu are provided below.
4.19.1 Time Setting
Choose menu “System Tools→Time Setting”, and then you can configure the time on the
following screen.
Figure 4-108 Time settings

Time Zone - Select your local time zone from this pull down list.

Date - Enter your local date in MM/DD/YY into the right blanks.

Time - Enter your local time in HH/MM/SS into the right blanks.

NTP Server I / NTP Server II - Enter the address or domain of the NTP Server I or NTP
Server II, and then the Router will get the time from the NTP Server preferentially. In addition,
the Router built-in some common NTP Servers, so it can get time automatically once it
connects the Internet.

Enable Daylight Saving - Check the box to enable the Daylight Saving function.

Start - The time to start the Daylight Saving. Select the month in the first field, the week in the
second field, the day in the third field and the time in the last field.

End - The time to end the Daylight Saving. Select the month in the first field, the week in the
second field, the day in the third field and the time in the last field.
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Daylight Saving Status - Displays the status whether the Daylight Saving is in use.
To set time manually:
1.
Select your local time zone.
2.
Enter the Date in Month/Day/Year format.
3.
Enter the Time in Hour/Minute/Second format.
4.
Click Save.
To set time automatically:
1.
Select your local time zone.
2.
Enter the address or domain of the NTP Server I or NTP Server II.
3.
Click the Get GMT button to get system time from Internet if you have connected to the
Internet.
To set Daylight Saving:
1.
Check the box to enable Daylight Saving.
2.
Select the start time from the drop-down lists in the Start field.
3.
Select the end time from the drop-down lists in the End field.
4.
Click the Save button to save the settings.
Figure 4-109 Time settings
 Note:
1)
This setting will be used for some time-based functions such as firewall. You must specify
your time zone once you login to the router successfully, otherwise, these functions will not
take effect.
2)
The time will be lost if the router is turned off.
3)
The Router will automatically obtain GMT from the Internet if it is configured accordingly.
4)
The Daylight Saving will take effect one minute after the configurations are completed.
4.19.2 Diagnostic
Choose menu “System Tools → Diagnostic”, and then you can transact Ping or Traceroute
function to check connectivity of your network in the following screen.
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Figure 4-110 Diagnostic Tools

Diagnostic Tool - Check the radio button to select one diagnostic too.

Ping - This diagnostic tool troubleshoots connectivity, reachability, and name resolution to a
given host or gateway.

Traceroute - This diagnostic tool tests the performance of a connection.
 Note:
You can use ping/traceroute to test both numeric IP address or domain name. If
pinging/tracerouting the IP address is successful, but pinging/tracerouting the domain name
is not, you might have a name resolution problem. In this case, ensure that the domain name
you are specifying can be resolved by using Domain Name System (DNS) queries.

IP Address/Domain Name - Enter the IP Address or Domain Name of the PC whose
connection you wish to diagnose.

Pings Count - Specifies the number of Echo Request messages sent. The default is 4.

Ping Packet Size - Specifies the number of data bytes to be sent. The default is 64.

Ping Timeout - Time to wait for a response, in milliseconds. The default is 800.

Traceroute Max TTL - Set the maximum number of hops (max TTL to be reached) in the
path to search for the target (destination). The default is 20.
Click Start to check the connectivity of the Internet.
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The Diagnostic Results page displays the result of diagnosis.
If the result is similar to the following screen, the connectivity of the Internet is fine.
Figure 4-111 Diagnostic Results
 Note:
1)
Only one user can use the diagnostic tools at one time.
2)
"Ping Count", "Ping Packet Size" and "Ping Timeout" are Ping Parameters, and "Traceroute
Max TTL" is Traceroute Parameter.
4.19.3 Firmware Upgrade
Choose menu “System Tools → Firmware Upgrade”, and then you can update the latest
version of firmware for the Router on the following screen.
Figure 4-112 Firmware Upgrade

Firmware Version - Displays the current firmware version.

Hardware Version - Displays the current hardware version. The hardware version of the
upgrade file must accord with the Router’s current hardware version.
To upgrade the Router's firmware, follow these instructions below:
1.
Download a most recent firmware upgrade file from our website (http://www.tp-link.com).
2.
Enter or select the path name where you save the downloaded file on the computer into the
File Name blank.
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3.
Click the Upgrade button.
4.
The Router will reboot while the upgrading has been finished.
 Note:
1)
New firmware versions are posted at http://www.tp-link.com and can be downloaded for free.
There is no need to upgrade the firmware unless the new firmware has a new feature you
want to use. However, when experiencing problems caused by the Router rather than the
configuration, you can try to upgrade the firmware.
2)
When you upgrade the Router's firmware, you may lose its current configurations, so before
upgrading the firmware please write down some of your customized settings to avoid losing
important settings.
3)
Do not turn off the Router or press the Reset button while the firmware is being upgraded.
Loss of power during the upgrade could damage the Router.
4)
The firmware version must correspond to the hardware.
5)
The upgrade process takes a few moments and the Router restarts automatically when the
upgrade is complete.
4.19.4 Factory Defaults
Choose menu “System Tools → Factory Defaults”, and then and you can restore the
configurations of the Router to factory defaults on the following screen
Figure 4-113 Restore Factory Default
Click the Restore button to reset all configuration settings to their default values.

The default User Name: admin

The default Password: admin

The default Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
 Note:
All changed settings will be lost when defaults are restored.
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4.19.5 Backup & Restore
Choose menu “System Tools → Backup & Restore”, and then you can save the current
configuration of the Router as a backup file and restore the configuration via a backup file as
shown in Figure 4-114.
Figure 4-114 Backup & Restore Configuration

Click the Backup button to save all configuration settings as a backup file in your local
computer.

To upgrade the Router's configuration, follow these instructions.

Click the Browse button to find the configuration file which you want to restore.

Click the Restore button to update the configuration with the file whose path is the one
you have input or selected in the blank.
 Note:
The current configuration will be covered with the uploading configuration file. Wrong process will
lead the device unmanaged. The restoring process lasts for 20 seconds and the Router will restart
automatically then. Keep the power of the Router on during the process, in case of any damage.
4.19.6 Reboot
Choose menu “System Tools → Reboot”, and then you can click the Reboot button to reboot
the Router via the next screen.
Figure 4-115 Reboot the Router
Some settings of the Router will take effect only after rebooting, which include

Change the LAN IP Address (system will reboot automatically).

Change the DHCP Settings.

Change the Wireless configurations.
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Change the Web Management Port.

Upgrade the firmware of the Router (system will reboot automatically).

Restore the Router's settings to factory defaults (system will reboot automatically).

Update the configuration with the file (system will reboot automatically.
4.19.7 Password
Choose menu “System Tools → Password”, and then you can change the factory default user
name and password of the Router in the next screen as shown in Figure 4-116.
Figure 4-116 Password
It is strongly recommended that you should change the factory default user name and password
of the Router, because all users who try to access the Router's Web-based utility or Quick Setup
will be prompted for the Router's default user name and password.
 Note:
The new user name and password must not exceed 14 characters in length and not include any
spaces. Enter the new Password twice to confirm it.
Click the Save button when finished.
Click the Clear All button to clear all.
4.19.8 System Log
Choose menu “System Tools → System Log”, and then you can view the logs of the Router.
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Figure 4-117 System Log

Auto Mail Feature - Indicates whether auto mail feature is enabled or not.

Mail Settings - Set the receiving and sending mailbox address, server address, validation
information as well as the timetable for Auto Mail Feature, as shown in Figure 4-118.
Figure 4-118 Mail Account Settings

From - Your mail box address. The Router would connect it to send logs.

To - Recipient’s address. The destination mailbox where the logs would be received.

SMTP Server - Your smtp server. It corresponds with the mailbox filled in the From field.
You can log on the relevant website for help if you are not clear with the address.

Authentication - Most SMTP Server requires Authentication. It is required by most
mailboxes that need User Name and Password to log in.
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 Note:
Only when you select Authentication, do you have to enter the User Name and Password in
the following fields.

User Name - Your mail account name filled in the From field. The part behind @ is
excluded.

Password - Your mail account password.

Confirm The Password - Enter the password again to confirm.

Enable Auto Mail Feature - Select it to mail logs automatically. You could mail the
current logs either at a specified time everyday or by intervals, but only one could be the
current effective rule. Enter the desired time or intervals in the corresponding field as
shown in Figure 4-118.
Click Save to keep your settings.
Click Back to return to the previous page.

Log Type - By selecting the log type, only logs of this type will be shown.

Log Level - By selecting the log level, only logs of this level will be shown.

Refresh - Refresh the page to show the latest log list.

Save Log - Click to save all the logs in a txt file.

Mail Log - Click to send an email of current logs manually according to the address and
validation information set in Mail Settings.

Clear Log - All the logs will be deleted from the Router permanently, not just from the page.
Click the Next button to go to the next page, or click the Previous button to return to the previous
page.
4.19.9 Statistics
Choose menu “System Tools → Statistics”, and then you can view the statistics of the Router,
including total traffic and current traffic of the last Packets Statistic Interval.
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Figure 4-119 Statistics

Current Statistics Status - Enable or Disable. The default value is disabled. To enable it,
click the Enable button. If it is disabled, the function of DoS protection in Security settings will
be disabled.

Packets Statistics Interval (5-60) - The default value is 10. Select a value between 5 and
60 seconds in the drop-down list. The Packets Statistic interval indicates the time section of
the packets statistic.

Sorted Rules - Choose how the displayed statistics are sorted.
Select the Auto-refresh checkbox to refresh automatically.
Click the Refresh button to refresh immediately.
Click Reset All to reset the values of all the entries to zero.
Click Delete All to delete all entries in the table.
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Statistics Table:
IP/MAC Address
Packets
The IP and MAC address are displayed with related statistics.
The total number of packets received and transmitted by the
Router.
Total
Bytes
Packets
Bytes
ICMP
Current
Tx
The total number of bytes received and transmitted by the
Router.
The total number of packets received and transmitted in the last
Packets Statistic interval seconds.
The total number of bytes received and transmitted in the last
Packets Statistic interval seconds.
The number of the ICMP packets transmitted to WAN per second
at the specified Packets Statistics interval. It is shown like
“current transmitting rate / Max transmitting rate”.
The number of UDP packets transmitted to the WAN per second
UDP Tx
at the specified Packets Statistics interval. It is shown like
“current transmitting rate / Max transmitting rate”.
TCP
SYN Tx
The number of TCP SYN packets transmitted to the WAN per
second at the specified Packets Statistics interval. It is shown like
“current transmitting rate / Max transmitting rate”.
Reset
Reset the value of he entry to zero.
Delete
Delete the existing entry in the table.
Modify
There would be 5 entries on each page. Click Previous to return to the previous page and Next to
the next page.
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Appendix A: FAQ
1.
How do I configure the Router to access Internet by ADSL users?
1)
First, configure the ADSL Modem configured in RFC1483 bridge model.
2)
Connect the Ethernet cable from your ADSL Modem to the Internet port on the Router.
The telephone cord plugs into the Line port of the ADSL Modem.
3)
Login to the Router, click the “Network” menu on the left of your browser, and click
"WAN" submenu. On the WAN page, select “PPPoE/Russia PPPoE” for WAN
Connection Type. Type user name in the “User Name” field and password in the
“Password” field, type password in the “Confirm Password” field again, finish by clicking
“Connect”.
Figure A-1 PPPoE Connection Type
4)
If your ADSL lease is in “pay-according-time” mode, select “Connect on Demand” or
“Connect Manually” for Internet connection mode. Type an appropriate number for “Max
Idle Time” to avoid wasting paid time. Otherwise, you can select “Auto-connecting” for
Internet connection mode.
Figure A-2 PPPoE Connection Mode
 Note:
1)
Sometimes the connection cannot be disconnected although you specify a time to Max
Idle Time, since some applications is visiting the Internet continually in the background.
2)
If you are a Cable user, please configure the Router following the above steps.
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How do I configure the Router to access Internet by Ethernet users?
1)
Login to the Router, click the “Network” menu on the left of your browser, and click
"WAN" submenu. On the WAN page, select “Dynamic IP” for "WAN Connection Type",
finish by clicking “Save”.
2)
Some ISPs require that you register the MAC Address of your adapter, which is
connected to your cable/DSL Modem during installation. If your ISP requires MAC
register, login to the Router and click the "Network" menu link on the left of your browser,
and then click "MAC Clone" submenu link. On the "MAC Clone" page, if your PC’s MAC
address is proper MAC address, click the "Clone MAC Address" button and your PC’s
MAC address will fill in the "WAN MAC Address" field. Or else, type the MAC Address
into the "WAN MAC Address" field. The format for the MAC Address is
XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX. Then click the "Save" button. It will take effect after rebooting.
Figure A-3 MAC Clone
3.
I want to use Netmeeting, what do I need to do?
1)
If you start Netmeeting as a host, you don’t need to do anything with the Router.
2)
If you start as a response, you need to configure Virtual Server or DMZ Host and make
sure the H323 ALG is enabled.
3)
How to configure Virtual Server: Log in to the Router, click the “Forwarding” menu on
the left of your browser, and click "Virtual Servers" submenu. On the "Virtual Servers"
page, click Add New…. Then on the “Add or Modify a Virtual Server Entry” page,
enter “1720” for the “Service Port” blank, and your IP address for the “IP Address” blank,
taking 192.168.0.169 for an example, remember to Enable and Save.
Figure A-4 Virtual Servers
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Figure A-5 Add or Modify a Virtual server Entry
 Note:
Your opposite side should call your WAN IP, which is displayed on the “Status” page.
4)
How to enable DMZ Host: Log in to the Router, click the “Forwarding” menu on the left
of your browser, and click "DMZ" submenu. On the "DMZ" page, click Enable radio
button and type your IP address into the “DMZ Host IP Address” field, using
192.168.0.169 as an example, remember to click the Save button.
Figure A-6 DMZ
5)
How to enable H323 ALG: Log in to the Router, click the “Security” menu on the left of
your browser, and click “Basic Security” submenu. On the “Basic Security” page,
check the Enable radio button next to H323 ALG. Remember to click the Save button.
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Figure A-7 Basic Security
4.
I want to build a WEB Server on the LAN, what should I do?
1)
Because the WEB Server port 80 will interfere with the WEB management port 80 on the
Router, you must change the WEB management port number to avoid interference.
2)
To change the WEB management port number: Log in to the Router, click the “Security”
menu on the left of your browser, and click "Remote Management" submenu. On the
"Remote Management" page, type a port number except 80, such as 88, into the "Web
Management Port" field. Click Save and reboot the Router.
Figure A-8 Remote Management
 Note:
If the above configuration takes effect, you can visit and configure the Router by typing
http://192.168.0.1:88 (the Router’s LAN IP address: Web Management Port) in the address
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field of the Web browser. 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; in this case, please try http://192.168.1.1:88.
3)
Log in to the Router, click the “Forwarding” menu on the left of your browser, and click
the "Virtual Servers" submenu. On the "Virtual Servers" page, click Add New…, then
on the “Add or Modify a Virtual Server” page, enter “80” into the blank next to the
“Service Port”, and your IP address next to the “IP Address”, assuming 192.168.0.188
for an example, remember to Enable and Save.
Figure A-9 Virtual Servers
Figure A-10 Add or Modify a Virtual server Entry
5.
The wireless stations cannot connect to the Router.
1)
Make sure the "Wireless Router Radio" is enabled.
2)
Make sure that the wireless stations' SSID accord with the Router's SSID.
3)
Make sure the wireless stations have right KEY for encryption when the Router is
encrypted.
4)
If the wireless connection is ready, but you can’t access the Router, check the IP Address
of your wireless stations.
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N600 Wireless Dual Band Router
Appendix B: Configuring the PCs
In this section, we’ll introduce how to install and configure the TCP/IP correctly in Windows XP.
First make sure your Ethernet Adapter is working, refer to the adapter’s manual if needed.
1.
Install TCP/IP component
1)
On the Windows taskbar, click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Control
Panel.
2)
Click the Network and Internet Connections icon, and then click on the Network
Connections tab in the appearing window.
3)
Right click the icon that showed below, select Properties on the prompt page.
Figure B-1
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TL-WDR3500
4)
N600 Wireless Dual Band Router
In the prompt page that showed below, double click on the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
Figure B-2
5)
The following TCP/IP Properties window will display and the IP Address tab is open on
this window by default.
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TL-WDR3500
6)
N600 Wireless Dual Band Router
Select Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server automatically, as
shown in the Figure below:
Figure B-3
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TL-WDR3500
N600 Wireless Dual Band Router
Appendix C: Specifications
General
Standards
IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE
802.11e, IEEE 802.11i, IEEE 802.1X, IEEE 802.3X, IEEE 802.3,
IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Protocols
TCP/IP, PPPoE, DHCP, ICMP, NAT, SNTP
Ports
1 10/100M Auto-Negotiation Internet RJ45 port;
4 10/100M Auto-Negotiation Ethernet RJ45 ports supporting Auto
MDI/MDIX;
1 USB port supporting storage/FTP/Media/Print Server;
Cabling Type
10BASE-T: UTP category 3, 4, 5 cable (maximum 100m)
EIA/TIA-568 100Ω STP (maximum 100m)
100BASE-TX: UTP category 5, 5e cable (maximum 100m)
EIA/TIA-568 100Ω STP (maximum 100m)
LEDs
Power, System, Wireless 2.4GHz, Wireless 5GHz, Ethernet (1-4),
Internet, WPS, USB
Safety & Emissions
FCC, CE
Wireless
Frequency Band*
2.4GHz, 5GHz
Radio Data Rate
11b: 1/2/5.5/11Mbps
11a/g: 6/9/12/18/24/36/48/54Mbps
11n: up to 300Mbps(2.4GHz), 300Mbps(5GHz)
Frequency Expansion
DSSS (Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum)
Modulation
11n/g/a: QPSK,BPSK,16-QAM,64-QAM for OFDM
11b: CCK,DQPSK,DBPSK
Security
WEP/WPA/WPA2/WPA2-PSK/WPA-PSK
Sensitivity @PER
1M: -98dBm@8%PER
11M: -92dBm@8%PER
6M: -93dBm@10%PER
54M: -75dBm@10%PER
65M/130M: -73dBm@10%PER
135M/270M: -66dBm@10%PER
Antenna Gain
2dBi@2.4-2.5GHz, 3dBi@4.9-5.825GHz
Environmental and Physical
Temperature.
Humidity
Operating: 0℃~40℃ (32℉~104℉)
Storage: -40℃~70℃ (-40℉~158℉)
Operating: 10% - 90% RH, Non-condensing
Storage: 5% - 90% RH, Non-condensing
* Only 2.412GHz~2.462GHz is allowed to be used in USA, which means only channel 1~11 is available for
American users to choose.
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N600 Wireless Dual Band Router
Appendix D: Glossary

802.11n - 802.11n builds upon previous 802.11 standards by adding MIMO (multiple-input
multiple-output). MIMO uses multiple transmitter and receiver antennas to allow for increased
data throughput via spatial multiplexing and increased range by exploiting the spatial diversity,
perhaps through coding schemes like Alamouti coding. The Enhanced Wireless Consortium
(EWC) [3] was formed to help accelerate the IEEE 802.11n development process and
promote a technology specification for interoperability of next-generation wireless local area
networking (WLAN) products.

802.11b - The 802.11b standard specifies a wireless networking at 11 Mbps using
direct-sequence spread-spectrum (DSSS) technology and operating in the unlicensed radio
spectrum at 2.4GHz, and WEP encryption for security. 802.11b networks are also referred to
as Wi-Fi networks.

802.11g - specification for wireless networking at 54 Mbps using direct-sequence
spread-spectrum (DSSS) technology, using OFDM modulation and operating in the
unlicensed radio spectrum at 2.4GHz, and backward compatibility with IEEE 802.11b devices,
and WEP encryption for security.

DDNS (Dynamic Domain Name System) - The capability of assigning a fixed host and domain
name to a dynamic Internet IP Address.

DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) - A protocol that automatically configure the
TCP/IP parameters for the all the PC(s) that are connected to a DHCP server.

DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) - A Demilitarized Zone allows one local host to be exposed to the
Internet for a special-purpose service such as Internet gaming or videoconferencing.

DNS (Domain Name System) - An Internet Service that translates the names of websites into
IP addresses.

Domain Name - A descriptive name for an address or group of addresses on the Internet.

DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) - A technology that allows data to be sent or received over
existing traditional phone lines.

ISP (Internet Service Provider) - A company that provides access to the Internet.

MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) - The size in bytes of the largest packet that can be
transmitted.

NAT (Network Address Translation) - NAT technology translates IP addresses of a local area
network to a different IP address for the Internet.

PPPoE (Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet) - PPPoE is a protocol for connecting remote
hosts to the Internet over an always-on connection by simulating a dial-up connection.
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
N600 Wireless Dual Band Router
SSID - A Service Set Identification is a thirty-two character (maximum) alphanumeric key
identifying a wireless local area network. For the wireless devices in a network to
communicate with each other, all devices must be configured with the same SSID. This is
typically the configuration parameter for a wireless PC card. It corresponds to the ESSID in
the wireless Access Point and to the wireless network name.

WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) - A data privacy mechanism based on a 64-bit or 128-bit or
152-bit shared key algorithm, as described in the IEEE 802.11 standard.

Wi-Fi - A trade name for the 802.11b wireless networking standard, given by the Wireless
Ethernet Compatibility Alliance (WECA, see http://www.wi-fi.net), an industry standards group
promoting interoperability among 802.11b devices.

WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) - A group of computers and associated devices
communicate with each other wirelessly, which network serving users are limited in a local
area.
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Print Server Application Guide
This guide applies to the following models.
TL-WR842ND
TL-WR1042ND
TL-WR1043ND
TL-WR2543ND
TL-WDR4300
CONTENTS
Chapter 1. Overview................................................................................................................... 1
Chapter 2. Before Installation ................................................................................................... 2
Chapter 3. Installation for Windows OS ................................................................................... 2
Chapter 4. Application for Windows OS .................................................................................. 7
4.1 To Launch/Exit the TP-LINK USB Printer Controller …………………………………………..……...7
4.2 To Utilize the TP-LINK USB Printer Controller …………………………………………………………..8
4.2.1 To Print ...................................................................................................................................... 8
4.2.2 To Scan ................................................................................................................................... 11
4.2.3 Other functions/ settings.......................................................................................................... 17
Chapter 5. Installation for Mac OS.......................................................................................... 19
Chapter 6. Application for Mac OS ......................................................................................... 21
6.1 To Launch/Exit the TP-LINK USB Printer Controller …………………………………………..…….21
6.2 To Utilize the TP-LINK USB Printer Controller ………………………………………………………...22
6.2.1 To Print .................................................................................................................................... 22
6.2.2 To Scan ................................................................................................................................... 25
6.2.3 Other functions/ settings.......................................................................................................... 31
Appendix: Troubleshooting....................................................................................................... 33
Overview Chapter 1. Overview
Print server is a function embedded in your Router. It allows you to share your printer with computers that are
connected to the Router.
Typical Topology
) Note:
(1)
(2)
(3)
The client utility TP-LINK USB Printer Controller supports Windows 7 32/64 bit, Windows Vista 32/64bit,
Windows XP 32/64bit, and Mac.
Before connection, please check the Printer Compatibility List to verify whether your printer is supported
by the Router. You can refer to Appendix: Troubleshooting for downloading the Printer Compatibility List.
Here in this guide, we take the configuration procedures of TL-WDR4300 for example.
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Before Installation Chapter 2. Before Installation
Before installing the print server, please note the following points:
9 Make sure you have already installed the printer’s driver on your computer. Otherwise, please install it first.
9 Any computer in your LAN must first install the software if it wants to share the print server via the Router.
Before installing the print server, make sure you have the following devices and accessories:
9 TP-LINK Router with USB port which supports print server function
9 USB printer and USB cable
9 Computer with Windows XP/ Windows Vista/ Windows 7/ Mac
) Note:
For Mac or Windows computers that do not have CD-ROM drive to run the resource CD, please download
the relevant software from our website: www.tp-link.com. Please refer to Appendix: Troubleshooting for
this.
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Installation for Windows OS Chapter 3. Installation for Windows OS
1. Insert the Router’s Resource CD into the
CD-ROM drive.
3. Click START. 2. Select your Router model and click USB
Printer Setup.
4. Connect your computer and printer to the
Router step by step as instructed. Click
NEXT.
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Installation for Windows OS 5. Check the LED lights and click NEXT. 7. Please wait a moment for the installation
preparation.
6. Click NEXT to start installing the printer
share software. 8. Click Next and go on to install the TP-LINK
USB Printer Controller.
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9. Please enter your information in the requested
field and then click Next.
Installation for Windows OS 11. Click Install to begin the installation.
10. Click Change… to select another destination
folder, or leave it default and click Next.
12. Please wait a while for the installation
process.
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Installation for Windows OS 13. Click Finish to complete and exit the
InstallShield Wizard.
When the installation is completed, the
TP-LINK USB Printer Controller will pop up,
with whose help you can print documents
via the Router now.
) Note:
In your LAN, each computer that wants to share the print server should also install the TP-LINK USB Printer
Controller. Please follow the previous steps to configure other computers in your LAN.
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Application for Windows OS Chapter 4. Application for Windows OS
TP-LINK USB Printer Controller is used to operate the USB Printer on your own computer. After successful
installation, the icon
will appear on the desktop of your computer.
4.1 To Launch/Exit the TP-LINK USB Printer Controller
¾ To launch the USB Printer Controller, double-click the icon
on your desktop.
¾ To exit the USB Printer Controller, you have two ways:
z
Click System->Exit on the TP-Link USB Printer Controller.
z
Right-click the icon
in the lower-right corner of your screen and then click Exit.
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Application for Windows OS 4.2 To Utilize the TP-LINK USB Printer Controller
4.2.1 To Print
To print, first of all, you need to set your Auto-Connect Printer. After successful setting, you can execute your
printing tasks automatically.
Please follow the steps below to set your auto-connect printer.
Step 1: Highlight the printer you want to set
as auto-connect printer.
Step 2: Click the inverse triangle mark on
the Auto-Connect for printing tab
to pull down the list, where you can
select Set Auto-Connect Printer.
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Application for Windows OS Step 3: Tick the name of the printer you
would like to set as auto-connect
printer, and then click Apply.
After successful setting, you will see the printer marked as Auto-Connect Printer. Then you can execute your
printing task freely.
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Application for Windows OS ¾ If you want to disable your printer's auto-connect function, you can delete it.
Method One:
Select Delete Auto-Connect Printer
from the drop-down list of the
Auto-Connect for Printing tab.
Method Two:
1. Go to Tools->Auto-Connect Printer List.
2. Highlight your auto-connect printer and then
click Delete.
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4.2.2 To Scan
There are two methods available to realize the scanning function.
Method One: Network Scanner
Step 1: Highlight your scanner or MFP.
Step 2: Click Tools and then select
Network Scanner.
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Application for Windows OS Application for Windows OS Step 3: Select the type of picture you
want to scan, and then click Scan.
Step 4: Name the image set, select the file
format, and choose the file
destination by clicking Browse…
or leave it default. Then click Next.
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Step 5: Wait a while for the scan process.
Step 6: When it is 100% processed and
saved, please click Close to
complete it.
Then go to the location you’ve
chosen in the previous Step 4
and find your picture scanned.
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Application for Windows OS Application for Windows OS Method Two: Connect for Scanning
) Note:
If you choose this method for scanning, no one else in your LAN can share the scanner or MFP to either print or
scan, until you click the tab Disconnect for Scanning to release it or accept their Request to Connect.
Step 1: Highlight your scanner or MFP.
Step 2: Click the tab Connect for Scanning.
Successfully set and ready for scanning,
it will display Manually Connected by…,
when you can start your scanning task.
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Application for Windows OS Step 3: After finishing your scanning task,
please do remember to click the
tab Disconnect for Scanning
to release the scanner or MFP.
¾ Request to Connect
When one computer in you LAN Connects for Scanning, it is occupying the scanner or MFP; then if you would
like to use the printer as well, you will have to Request for Connect.
Step 1: Highlight the scanner or MFP you
want to share for printing or scanning.
Step 2: Click the tab Request to Connect.
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Step 3: You will be prompted a window
that transmits your request.
Please wait patiently for the reply.
Step 4: If the other user Accepts your
request to connect, please click
Exit to start your printing or
scanning task.
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Application for Windows OS Application for Windows OS 4.2.3 Other functions/ settings
¾ Configuration
Go to Tools-> Configuration, tick the option Automatically execute when logging on Windows, and then
click OK.
With this setting, the TP-LINK USB Printer Controller will run automatically every time you log on your computer.
¾ About
Go to About -> About, a window will pop up and display some relevant information about this Control Center.
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¾
Application for Windows OS Configure Server
Highlight the Router and click the tab Configure Server; the login window of the Router will pop up. You need to
enter the user name and password (both are admin by default.) to log in the web-based management page of
the Router.
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Installation for Mac OS Chapter 5. Installation for Mac OS
1.
2.
3.
Download the setup software TP-Link
UDS Printer Controller Installer.dmg
from our website: www.tp-link.com.
Double-click the software you’ve
downloaded.
Double-click the TP-Link UDS Printer
Controller Installer.app in the window
that pops up.
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4.
5.
Click Install to start the installation
process.
Click Restart to finish the software
installation.
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Installation for Mac OS Application for Mac OS Chapter 6. Application for Mac OS
6.1 To Launch/Exit the TP-LINK USB Printer Controller
¾ To launch the USB Printer Controller, double-click the icon
on your desktop.
¾ To exit the USB Printer Controller, you have two ways:
z
Click TP-Link USB Printer Controller -> Quit, when the printer controller is on the process. Or you can
press the keyboard command + Q to quickly exit the controller.
z
Left-click and hold the icon
in the dock for a while, then you can click Quit to exit the controller.
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Application for Mac OS 6.2 To Utilize the TP-LINK USB Printer Controller
6.2.1 To Print
To print, first of all, you need to set your Auto-Connect Printer. After successful setting, you can execute your
printing tasks automatically.
Please follow the steps below to set your auto-connect printer.
Step 1: Highlight your printer.
Step 2: Click the tab Auto-Connect for
printing to pull down a list, where
you can select Set Auto-Connect
Printer.
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Application for Mac OS Step 3: Select the printer you would like to
set as auto-connect printer, and
then click the Apply button.
After successful setting, you will see the printer marked as Auto-Connect Printer. Then you can execute your
printing task freely.
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Application for Mac OS ¾ If you want to disable your printer's auto-connect function, you can delete it.
Method One:
Select Delete Auto-Connect Printer from
the drop-down list of the tab Auto-Connect
for Printing.
Method Two:
1. Go to Tools->Auto-Connect Printer List.
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2. Highlight your auto-connect printer and
then click Delete.
6.2.2 To Scan
There are two methods available to realize the scanning function.
Method One: Network Scanner
Step 1: Highlight your scanner or MFP.
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Application for Mac OS Step 2: Click Tools and then select
Network Scanner.
Step 3: Select the kind of picture you want
to scan and the destination you
want to save it; name your picture
and select the format of it.
Then click Scan.
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Application for Mac OS Step 4: Wait a while for the scan process.
Step 5: When it is completed, you will see
the scan result shown in the middle.
Then go to the location you’ve
chosen in the previous Step 3 and
find your picture scanned.
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Application for Mac OS Application for Mac OS Method Two: Connect for Scanning
) Note:
If you choose this method for scanning, no one else in your LAN can share the scanner or MFP to either print or
scan, until you click the tab Disconnect for Scanning to release it or accept their Request to Connect.
Step 1: Highlight your scanner or MFP.
Step 2: Click the tab Connect for Scanning.
Successfully set and ready for scanning,
it will display Manually Connected by…,
when you can start your scan task.
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Application for Mac OS Step 3: After finishing your scan task,
please do remember to click the
tab Disconnect for Scanning to
release the scanner or MFP.
¾ Request to Connect
When one computer in you LAN Connects for Scanning, it is occupying the scanner or MFP; then if you would
like to use it as well, you will have to Request for Connect.
Step 1: Highlight the scanner or MFP you
want to share for printing or scanning.
Step 2: Click the tab Request to Connect.
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Step 3: You will be prompted a window
that transmits your request.
Please wait patiently for the reply.
Step 4: If the other user Accepts your
request to connect, please click
Close to start your printing or
scanning task.
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Application for Mac OS Application for Mac OS 6.2.3 Other functions/ settings
¾ About
Go to TP-Link USB Printer Controller -> About; a window will pop up and display some relevant information
about this printer controller. ¾
Configure Server
Highlight the Router and click the tab Configure Server, the login window of the Router will pop up. You need to
enter the user name and password (both are admin by default.) to log in the web-based management page of
the Router.
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Application for Mac OS ¾ Open at Login
Left-click and hold the icon
in the dock for a while, until you can select Option > Open at Login.
With this setting, the TP-LINK USB Printer Controller will run automatically every time you log on your Mac.
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Troubleshooting Appendix: Troubleshooting
1. Where can I find the printer compatibility list?
Go to our website www.tp-link.com, then go to Products ->Wireless, find your product model and go to
Download -> Document -> Printer Compatibility List.
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Troubleshooting 2. Where can I find the relevant software for installation?
Go to our website www.tp-link.com, then go to Products ->Wireless, find your product model and go to
Download ->Software -> Utility. Then next web page will be loaded, where you can select the USB Printer
Controller_Utility and download it.
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Troubleshooting Troubleshooting 3. How to manage the print server on the web-based management page?
The Router’s Print Server function is enabled by default. To disable the function, you need to log onto the
Web-based management page. See the following instructions (Here takes that in Windows 7 for example):
1) Make sure you have a PC or notebook connected to the wireless Router, either via wireless or wired
connection.
2) Launch the TP-LINK USB Printer
Controller, highlight the Router and
click the tab Configure Server.
3)
After a moment, a login window will
appear. Enter admin (in lower case
letters) for both the User Name and
Password. Then click the OK button
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4)
Troubleshooting Go to USB Settings -> Print Server. Clicking Stop will disable the function and clicking Start will enable it.
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Configuration and Access of FTP Server
TL-WR1042ND
TL-WR2543ND
TL-WR1043ND
TL-WR842ND
This guide applies to all the models above.
Rev: 1.0.0
1910010521
CONTENTS
Chapter 1.
Topology and USB Device .................................................................2
1.1
Typical Topology......................................................................................................... 2
1.2
Special Topology ........................................................................................................ 3
1.3
USB Device................................................................................................................ 3
Chapter 2.
Configuration of the Wireless Router ...............................................4
Chapter 3.
Access via Web Browser ...................................................................8
3.1
WAN Access............................................................................................................... 8
3.2
LAN Access.............................................................................................................. 12
Chapter 4.
Access via PC Client Software ........................................................17
4.1
WAN Access............................................................................................................. 17
4.2
LAN Access.............................................................................................................. 21
Application Guide
Chapter 1. Topology and USB Device
1.1
Typical Topology
Figure 1-1 Typical Topology
) Note:
1. USB Flash Device stands for FTP Server in this topology.
2. Local PC here means the PC that is in the same subnet with the FTP Sever. Local PC can
access the FTP Server by LAN (Local Area Network), which is called LAN Access.
3. Remote PC here means the PC that is not in the same subnet with the FTP Sever. Remote PC
needs to go through the Internet if needed to access the FTP server, which is called WAN
Access.
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1.2
Special Topology
Figure 1-2 Special Topology
) Note:
The WAN port of TL-WR1043ND is linked to the LAN port of an xDSL modem. If the modem has
already obtained a public IP by dialing to the Internet with the username and password provided
from your ISP and TL-WR1043ND obtains its IP through Dynamic IP service provided by the
modem, the remote PC cannot reach the FTP server through the WAN IP of TL-WR1043ND
because the WAN IP of TL-WR1043ND is not a public IP in case of this situation. You can consult
the vendor of the modem to modify some settings to let the TL-WR1043ND obtain public IP or
assign a specific port for FTP server application with private IP.
1.3
USB Device
The USB Flash Device taken for example here is Kingston 1GB USB Flash with one volume
which includes 3 folders (tplink01, tplink02, tplink03) and 3 files (test01.doc, test02.doc,
test03.doc).
The following part would help you set up a FTP server and download the files from the FTP server
through a USB Flash.
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Application Guide
Chapter 2. Configuration of the Wireless Router
To set up your FTP Server, please follow the instructions below:
1. Make sure you have a PC connected to the wireless router, either through wireless connection
or wired connection.
2. Plug an external USB hard disk drive or USB flash drive into the USB port on the back panel of
the Router.
3. Open a Web browser and type the Router’s default domain name http://tplinklogin.net in the
address field to log in the Web-based configuration utility. Then press Enter key.
Figure 2-1 Type in Default Domain Name
4. After a moment, a login window will appear. Enter admin for the User Name and Password,
both in lower case letters. Then click the OK button or press the Enter key.
Figure 2-2 Login Window
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5. Go to USB Settings->FTP Server, the screen will appear as shown in Figure 2-3. The IP
behind Internet Address would be used to access the FTP server.
Figure 2-3 FTP Server Configuration
6. Select the Enable box to enable Internet Access to FTP from WAN port.
7. Specify a Service Port for FTP Server. (The default is 21. Do not change it unless necessary.)
8. Click Add New Folder to add new folders for the FTP Server. The Local PC or Remote PC can
only access the folder you add here.
9. Enter a display name for the share folder in Display Name edit box, for example, TP-LINK.
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10. Select the Share entire partition or a specific folder option. If you select Share entire
partition, the folders contained in this partition will all be shared.
Figure 2-4 Add or Modify Share Folder
11. Click the Save button to save the settings and the screen will appear as shown in the figure
below.
Figure 2-5 Click Save
12. Click the Start button to start the FTP Server.
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Application Guide
) Note:
1. The max share folders number is 10. If you want to share a new folder when the number has
reached 10, you can delete an existing share folder and then add a new one.
2. The change of the FTP settings will not take effect until the FTP Server is restarted.
3. Currently, there is quantitative restriction of FTP Server user. TL-WR1043ND supports 2 users
at the same time, and TL-WR2543ND, TL-WR1042ND, TL-WR842ND supports 4 users at the
same time. Therefore, if you want to log in, make sure that the number of login-user is less than
the maximum quantity. Once the number of users had reached the maximum quantity, the
following users would fail to log in even if they have input the correct username and password.
4. If a folder contains subfolders, you will see the configuration page as below when you try to
Add New Folder. You can select the radio box under Select to share the specified folder and
click the upper button to go to the upper folder.
Figure 2-6
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Chapter 3. Access via Web Browser
Here we take the Web browser Internet Explorer for example.
3.1
WAN Access
1. Input the Internet Address in IE address field. (The address can be found on FTP Server
page as shown in Figure 3-2. Here is ftp://218.18.0.163.).
Figure 3-1 Input Internet Address
Figure 3-2 Internet Address
2. Press the Enter key and a login window will pop up as shown below. Enter the User name and
Password of the wireless router (default username: admin, default password: admin, both in
lower case letters) and then click Log On.
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Figure 3-3 Log On
3. Now you can see the IE as Figure 3-4. Double-click the folder TP-LINK.
Figure 3-4
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4. You will see the files contained in TP-LINK as below.
Figure 3-5
5. To open a folder, right click the folder, for example tplink02, and select Open option.
To download a file, right click the file, for example test03.doc, and select Copy option.
Figure 3-6
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Figure 3-7
) Note:
When trying to open a file by double-clicking the file, an error will occur as shown in Figure 3-8.
We recommend that you use Copy and Paste method to download the file on FTP Server.
Figure 3-8
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3.2
LAN Access
1. Go to Start->Run, input cmd as below, then click OK or press Enter key.
Figure 3-9
2. You will see the interface as below.
Figure 3-10
3. Input ipconfig, and press Enter key. Write down the IP address behind Default Gateway as
shown in Figure 3-11. (Here is 192.168.0.1).
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Figure 3-11
4. Input the address (The address written down in Step 3. Here is192.168.0.1) in IE address field
in format of ftp://192.168.0.1 and then press Enter key,
Figure 3-12
A login window will pop up as below. Enter the User name and Password of the wireless router
(default username: admin, default password: admin, both in lower case letters) and then click
Log On.
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Figure 3-13
5. Now you can see the IE as below, double-click the folder TP-LINK.
Figure 3-14
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6. You will see the files contained in TP-LINK as below:
Figure 3-15
7. To open a folder, right click the folder, for example tplink02, and select Open option.
To download a file, right click the file, for example test03.doc, and select Copy option.
Figure 3-16
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Figure 3-17
) Note:
When trying to open the file by double-clicking the file, an error will occur as shown in Figure 3-18.
We recommend that you use Copy and Paste method to download the file on FTP Server.
Figure 3-18
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Chapter 4. Access via PC Client Software
Here we take CuteFTP Professional 8 for example.
4.1
WAN Access
1. Open the CuteFTP and it will show as below.
Figure 4-1
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2. Go to File->New->FTP Site or press Ctrl+N to open a new Site properties.
Figure 4-2
3. Set the dialog box as below and click Connect.
Label: Name of the site.
Host address: The Internet Address of FTP Server configuration page (Here is
218.18.0.163).
Figure 4-3
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Username: Default setting of the wireless router is admin in lower case letters.
Password: Default setting of the wireless router is admin in lower case letters.
Comments: The information that you want to record for the specific site.
Login method: select Normal
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Normal - The user name and password are mandatory to connect to a site.
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Anonymous - The site does not require any user name and password.
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Double - The user name and password are required twice to connect to a site.
Figure 4-4
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4. Now you can see the folder TP-LINK in the panel. Double-click the folder.
Figure 4-5
5. You will see three subfolders and three files in the TP-LINK folder.
Figure 4-6
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6. Double-click a file and it will be downloaded automatically.
Figure 4-7
) Note:
When you connect to a site, your My Documents folder is the default local folder to save your
downloaded files, and the default remote folder is the folder specified when you configured the site.
You can specify a different local folder and/or remote folder to appear in the Local and Remote
panels when you log in to a site.
4.2
LAN Access
1. Go to Start->Run, input cmd as shown below and then click OK or press Enter key.
Figure 4-8
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2. You will see the interface as below.
Figure 4-9
3. Follow the cursor, input ipconfig and press Enter key. Write down the IP address of Default
Gateway as shown in Figure 4-10. (Here is 192.168.0.1).
Figure 4-10
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4. Open the CuteFTP and it will show as below.
Figure 4-11
5. Go to File->New->FTP Site or press Ctrl+N to open a new Site properties.
Figure 4-12
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6. Set the dialog box as below and click Connect.
Label: Name of the site.
Host address: The IP of the Default Gateway written down in Step 3 (here is 192.168.0.1).
Username: Default setting of the wireless router is admin in lower case letters.
Password: Default setting of the wireless router is admin in lower case letters.
Comments: The information that you want to record for the specific site.
Login method: Select Normal.
¾
Normal - The user name and password are mandatory to connect to a site.
¾
Anonymous - The site does not require any user name and password.
¾
Double - The user name and password are required twice to connect to a site.
Figure 4-13
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7. Now you can see the folder TP-LINK in the panel. Double-click the folder.
Figure 4-14
8. You can see three subfolders and three files in the TP-LINK folder.
Figure 4-15
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9. Double-click a file and it will be downloaded automatically.
Figure 4-16
) Note:
When you connect to a site, your My Documents folder is the default local folder to save your
downloaded files, and the default remote folder is the folder specified when you configured the
site. You can specify a different local folder and/or remote folder to appear in the Local and
Remote panels when you log in to a site.
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