AP200(EU)_V1_QIG - TP-Link

Before your start
Which mode do you need? Please refer to the table to choose a proper mode.
Quick
Installation Guide
11AC Wireless Gigabit Access Point
AP200
Operating Modes
You want to convert your wired (Ethernet) network to a
wireless network.
AP Mode (Default Mode)
You are in a Wi-Fi dead-zone or a place with weak wireless
signal. You want to have a greater effective range of the
wireless signal throughout your home or office.
Repeater/Bridge Mode
You have a wired device with an Ethernet port and no wireless
capability, for example, a Smart TV, Media Player, or game
console. You want to connect it to the Internet wirelessly.
Client Mode
You want your devices connected to different wireless
networks and isolated by VLANs.
Multi-SSID Mode
Configure the AP Device
AP Mode (Default) The AP device transforms your wired network into wireless.
Note: You can enjoy the Internet surfing now. For your wireless network security, it is recommended to change the
default SSID (network name) and the password of your Wi-Fi network. To do so, perform the following steps.
Internet
AP200’s SSID
3. Launch a web browser and enter http://tplinkap.net, then log in using admin
(all lowercase) for both Username and Password.
Wired Router
B
A
4. Click Quick Setup, then select Access Point mode and click Next. Follow the
step-by-step on-screen instructions to complete the configuration.
D
C
Now, reconnect your wireless devices to the new Wi-Fi network.
1. Connect the AP device according to steps A to D in the diagram.
2. Turn on the power and wait until the Power ( ) and Wireless ( & ) LEDs
are lit and stable, use the default SSID and Password printed on the product
label to join the AP device’s Wi-Fi network.
Enjoy!
Repeater/Bridge Mode The AP device extends the range of an existing Wi-Fi network.
3. Launch a web browser and enter http://tplinkap.net, then log in using admin
(all lowercase) for both Username and Password.
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Host AP’s SSID
AP200’s SSID
4. Click Quick Setup, then select Repeater/Bridge mode and click Next. Follow
the step-by-step on-screen instructions to complete the configuration.
Host AP
A
5. Relocate the AP device to a good place. For details, you can refer to Q5 in
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
B
Now, connect your wireless devices to the Wi-Fi network using the AP device’s
SSID and password.
1. Connect the AP device according to steps A and B in the diagram.
2. Turn on the power and wait until the Power ( ) and Wireless ( & ) LEDs
are lit and stable, use the default SSID and Password printed on the product
label to join the AP device’s Wi-Fi network.
Enjoy!
Client Mode The AP device functions as a wireless adapter to connect the wired device (e.g. Xbox/TV) to a wireless network.
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Other
Device
Host AP’s SSID
or
TV
3. Connect your computer or smart device to the AP device via a wired or
wireless connection. The default SSID and wireless password are printed on
the product label.
4. Launch a web browser and enter http://tplinkap.net, then log in using admin
(all lowercase) for both Username and Password.
or
Host AP
A
B
5. Click Quick Setup, then select Client mode and click Next. Follow the
step-by-step on-screen instructions to complete the configuration.
Now, connect your wired-only device to the AP device using an Ethernet cable.
1. Connect the device according to the steps A and B in the diagram.
2. Turn on the power and wait until the Power (
) LED is lit and stable.
Enjoy!
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Scenarios
Multi-SSID Mode The AP device creates multiple wireless networks to provide VLAN groups.
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3. Launch a web browser and enter http://tplinkap.net, then
log in using admin (all lowercase) for both Username and
Password.
VLAN 1
AP200’s SSID
VLAN 2
4. Click Quick Setup, then select Multi-SSID mode and click
Next. Follow the step-by-step on-screen instructions to
complete the configuration.
Wired Router
B
A
D
C
Now, connect your wireless devices to the different Wi-Fi
networks to be isolated by VLANs.
1. Connect the AP device according to steps A to D in the diagram.
Enjoy!
2. Turn on the power and wait until the Power ( ) and Wireless ( & )
LEDs are lit and stable, use the default SSID and Password printed on
the product label to join the AP device’s Wi-Fi network.
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Power on via PoE Injector
AP200’s Wi-Fi Name
Power the device with the included passive PoE injector when the device is
located far from a power outlet.
Wired Router
Passive PoE Injector
or
Note: The passive PoE injector supports a cable length up to 30 meters due to the environment.
Hardware Information
LED:
Default Wireless Network Information:
The default case-sensitive SSIDs (Network Names) and Wireless
Password/PIN are printed on the product label.
LED
Status
Indication
Power
On
Off
Blinking
The device is on.
The device is off.
The device is initializing or upgrading.
2.4GHz and 5GHz
On
Off
The 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless are working properly.
The 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless are disabled.
( Always off when in Client mode. )
Ethernet
On
Off
A device is connected to the Ethernet port.
No device is connected to the Ethernet port.
WPS operation indicator
LED Button:
Slow blinking
On
Quick blinking
WPS connection is in process.
WPS connection is successful.
WPS connection fails.
Press this button to turn on or turn off the LEDs.
WPS/Signal Strength
Signal strength indicator (Repeater/Bridge/Client mode)
Solid green
Solid orange
Solid red
Off
The signal strength is great.
The signal strength is good.
The singal strength is too weak.
The device is disconnected from the host network.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q1. How do I restore the AP device to its factory default settings?
With the device powered on, use a pin to press and hold the Reset button
for five seconds until the Power LED starts blinking, then release the
button.
• Power off your host AP and enter http://tplinkap.net into the web
browser to try again.
Q3. How do I recover the AP device’s web management password or
retrieve my Wi-Fi password?
• The Best Way is Halfway
Generally, the ideal location for the repeater is halfway between your
wireless router and your wireless clients. If that is not possible, place it
closer to your wireless router to ensure stable performance.
• If you forget the password required to access the AP device's web
management page and your Wi-Fi password, you must restore the
AP device to its factory default settings.
• If your forget your Wi-Fi password, but are able to access the AP
device's management interface, connect a computer or mobile
device to the AP device via wired or wireless. Log in and go to
Advanced > Wireless > Basic Settings to retrieve or reset your Wi-Fi
password.
Q4. What can I do if my wireless is not stable?
It may be caused by too much interference, you can try the following
methods:
• Set your wireless channel to a different channel.
Q2. What can I do if the login window does not appear?
• Change the computer's static IP address to obtain an IP address
automatically.
• Verify if http://tplinkap.net or http://192.168.0.254 is correctly entered in
the web browser.
• Use another web browser and try again.
• Reboot your AP device and try again.
• Move the AP device to a new location away from Bluetooth devices
and other household electronics, such as cordless phone, microwave,
and baby monitor, etc., to minimize signal interference.
• Less Interference Provides More Stability
Choose a location away from Bluetooth devices and other household
electronics, such as cordless phone, microwave, and baby monitor, etc.,
to minimize signal interference.
Q5. What can I do to maximize my signal strength in Repeater/Bridge
mode?
When choosing an ideal location to optimize wireless signal in
Repeater/ Bridge mode, please use the following recommendations.
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Note: Upon resetting, all previous configurations will be cleared, and the AP device will
reset to the default AP Mode.
• Less Obstacles Ensure Better Performance
Choose a location with less obstacles that may block the signal between
the AP device and the host network. An open corridor or a spacious
location is ideal.
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