User Guide
AC1200 Wireless Dual Band Router
Archer C50
REV3.1.0
1910012307
Contents
About This Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Chapter 1. Get to Know About Your Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
1. 1.
1. 2.
Product Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Panel Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
1. 2. 1.Top View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
1. 2. 2.The Back Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Chapter 2. Connect to the Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
2. 1.
2. 2.
Position Your Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Connect Your Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Chapter 3. Log In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Chapter 4. Configure the Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
4. 1.
4. 2.
4. 3.
Status. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Quick Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Operation Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
4. 4.
4. 3. 2.Access Point Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
4. 3. 1.Wireless Router Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
4. 4. 1. WAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
4. 4. 2. LAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
4. 4. 3. IPTV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
4. 5.
4. 6.
4. 4. 4.MAC Clone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Dual Band Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Wireless (2.4GHz or 5GHz) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
4. 6. 1.Wireless Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
4. 6. 2. WPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
4. 6. 3.Wireless Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
4. 6. 4.Wireless MAC Filtering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
4. 6. 5.Wireless Advanced . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
4. 7.
4. 8.
4. 6. 6.Wireless Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Guest Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
DHCP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
4. 8. 1.DHCP Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
4. 8. 2.DHCP Client List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
4. 9.
4. 8. 3.Address Reservation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Forwarding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
4. 9. 1.Virtual Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
4. 9. 2.Port Triggering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
4. 9. 3. DMZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
4. 9. 4. UPnP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
4. 10. Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
4. 10. 1.Basic Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
4. 10. 2.Advanced Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
4. 10. 3.Local Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
4. 10. 4.Remote Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
4. 11. Parental Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
4. 12. Access Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
4. 13. Advanced Routing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
4. 13. 1.Static Route List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
4. 13. 2.System Routing Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
4. 14. Bandwidth Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
4. 14. 1.Control Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
4. 14. 2.Rule List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
4. 15. IP & MAC Binding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
4. 15. 1.Binding Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
4. 15. 2.ARP List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
4. 16. Dynamic DNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
4. 17. IPv6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
4. 17. 1.IPv6 Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
4. 17. 2.IPv6 WAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
4. 17. 3.IPv6 LAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
4. 18. System Tools. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
4. 18. 1.Time Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
4. 18. 2.LED Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
4. 18. 3.Diagnostic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
4. 18. 4.Firmware Upgrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
4. 18. 5.Factory Defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
4. 18. 6.Backup & Restore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
4. 18. 7.Reboot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
4. 18. 8.Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
4. 18. 9.System Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
4. 18. 10.Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
4. 19. Log Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
FAQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
About This Guide
This guide is a complement to Quick Installation Guide. The Quick Installation Guide
provides instructions for quick internet setup, while this guide contains details of each
function and demonstrates how to configure them.
When using this guide, please notice that features of the router may vary slightly
depending on the model and software version you have, and on your location, language,
and internet service provider. All screenshots, images, parameters and descriptions
documented in this guide are used for demonstration only.
Conventions
In this guide the following conventions are used:
Convention
Description
Underlined
Underlined words or phrases are hyperlinks. You can click to redirect to a website or a
specific section.
Teal
Contents to be emphasized and texts on the web page are in teal, including the menus,
items, buttons and so on.
>
The menu structures to show the path to load the corresponding page. For example,
Advanced > Wireless > MAC Filtering means the MAC Filtering function page is under the
Wireless menu that is located in the Advanced tab.
Note:
Ignoring this type of note might result in a malfunction or damage to the device.
Tips:
Indicates important information that helps you make better use of your device.
More Info
The latest software, management app and utility are available from the Download
Center at www.tp-link.com/support.
The Quick Installation Guide can be found where you find this guide or inside the
package of the router.
Specifications can be found on the product page at http://www.tp-link.com.
A Technical Support Forum is provided for you to discuss our products at
http://forum.tp-link.com.
Our Technical Support contact information can be found at the Contact Technical
Support page at www.tp-link.com/support.
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Chapter 1
Get to Know About Your
Router
This chapter introduces what the router can do and shows its appearance.
It contains the following sections:
• Product Overview
• Panel Layout
Chapter 1
1. 1.
Get to Know About Your Router
Product Overview
The TP-Link router is designed to fully meet the need of Small Office/Home Office
(SOHO) networks and users demanding higher networking performance. The powerful
antennas ensure continuous Wi-Fi signal to all your devices while boosting widespread
coverage throughout your home, and the built-in Ethernet ports supply high-speed
connection to your wired devices.
Moreover, it is simple and convenient to set up and use the TP-Link router due to its
intuitive web interface and the powerful Tether app.
1. 2.
Panel Layout
1. 2. 1.
Top View
The router’s LEDs (view from left to right) are located on the front panel. You can check
the router’s working status by following the LED Explanation table.
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LED Explanation
Name
Status
On
(Power)
(2.4GHz Wireless)
(5GHz Wireless)
(Ethernet)
Flashing
(WPS)
1. 2. 2.
The system has started up successfully.
The system is starting up or firmware is being upgraded. Do not
disconnect or power off your router.
Off
Power is off.
On
The 2.4GHz wireless band is enabled.
Off
The 2.4GHz wireless band is disabled.
On
The 5GHz wireless band is enabled.
Off
The 5GHz wireless band is disabled.
On
At least one Ethernet port is connected to a powered-on device.
Off
No Ethernet port is connected to a powered-on device.
Green On
(Internet)
Indication
Orange On
Internet service is available.
The router’s Internet port is connected, but the internet is not available.
Off
The router’s Internet port is not connected.
On
A WPS connection is established.
Flashing
Off
A WPS connection is in progress. This may take up to 2 minutes.
A WPS connection has been established for more than 5 minutes or
WPS connection failed.
The Back Panel
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Get to Know About Your Router
The following parts (view from left to right) are located on the rear panel.
Item
Description
Power Port
For connecting the router to a power socket via the provided power adapter.
Power On/Off Button
Press this button to power on or off the router.
Reset Button
Press and hold this button until all the LEDs turn on momentarily to reset the router to
its factory default settings.
Wi-Fi/WPS Button
Press this button for 1 second, and immediately press the WPS button on your
device. The WPS LED of the router should change from flashing to solid on, indicating
successful WPS connection.
WAN Port
For connecting to a DSL/Cable modem, or an Ethernet port.
Ethernet Ports (1/2/3/4)
For connecting your PCs or other wired network devices to the router.
Antennas
Used for wireless operation and data transmitting. Upright them for the best Wi-Fi
performance.
Press and hold this button for about 3 seconds to turn on or off the wireless function
of your router.
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Chapter 2
Connect to the Internet
This chapter contains the following sections:
• Position Your Router
• Connect Your Router
Chapter 2
2. 1.
Connect to the Internet
Position Your Router
• The product should not be located in a place where it will be exposed to moisture or
excessive heat.
• Place the router in a location where it can be connected to multiple devices as well as
to a power source.
• Make sure the cables and power cord are safely placed out of the way so they do not
create a tripping hazard.
• The router can be placed on a shelf or desktop.
• Keep the router away from strong devices with strong electromagnetic interference,
such as Bluetooth devices, cordless phones and microwaves.
2. 2.
Connect Your Router
This mode enables multiple users to share internet connection via ADSL/Cable Modem.
1.Follow the steps below to connect your router.
If your internet connection is through an Ethernet cable directly from the wall instead
of through a DSL / Cable / Satellite modem, connect the Ethernet cable to the router’s
WAN port, and then follow Step 4 and 5 to complete the hardware connection.
Power adapter
Router
Internet
4
1
2
Power adapter
Modem
3
1 ) Turn off the modem, and remove the backup battery if it has one.
2 ) Connect the modem to the WAN port on your router with an Ethernet cable.
3 ) Turn on the modem, and then wait about 2 minutes for it to restart.
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Connect to the Internet
4 ) Connect the power adapter to the router and turn on the router.
5 ) Verify that the hardware connection is correct by checking these LEDs.
Power
On
2.4G
On
5G
On
Internet
On
Note:
If the 2.4G and 5G Wi-Fi LEDs are off, press and hold the Wi-Fi/WPS button on the rear panel for about 3 seconds to turn
them on.
2.Connect your computer to the router.
• Method 1: Wired
Turn off the Wi-Fi on your computer and connect the devices as shown below.
Ethernet cable
• Method 2: Wirelessly
1 ) Find the SSID (Network Name) and Wireless Password printed on the label at
the bottom of the router.
2 ) Click the network icon of your computer or go to Wi-Fi Settings of your smart
device, and then select the SSID to join the network.
Computer
Computer
Smart
Device
Smart Device
< Settings
Connections are available
Wi-Fi
Wireless Network Connection
OR
TP-Link_XXXX
TP-Link_XXXX_5G
Connect automatically
Wi-Fi
Connect
CHOOSE A NETWORK...
TP-Link_XXXX
TP-Link_XXXX_5G
Other...
• Method 3: Use the WPS button
Wireless devices that support WPS, including Android phones, tablets and most USB
network cards, can be connected to your router through this method ( not supported
by iOS devices).
Note:
The WPS function cannot be configured if the wireless function of the router is disabled. Also, the WPS function will be
disabled if your wireless encryption is WEP. Please make sure the wireless function is enabled and is configured with the
appropriate encryption before configuring the WPS.
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1 ) Tab the WPS icon on the device’s screen. Here we take an Android phone as an
example.
2 ) Immediately press the WPS button on your router.
WLAN
On
TP-LINK
YSL
David
Hotdog
Ts_5G
Close to
Sunny
Test
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Chapter 3
Log In
This chapter introduces how to log in to the web management page of router.
Chapter 3
Log In
With the web management page, it is easy to configure and manage the router. The web
management page can be used on any Windows, Macintosh or UNIX OS with a Web
browser, such as Microsoft the Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Apple Safari.
Follow the steps below to log in to your router.
1.Set up the TCP/IP Protocol in Obtain an IP address automatically mode on your computer.
2.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the router.
The default one is admin (all lowercase) for both username and password.
Note:
If the login window does not appear, please refer to the FAQ section.
3.For security purposes, go to System Tools > Password and create a new username and
password for future logins.
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Chapter 4
Configure the Router
This chapter presents how to configure the various features of the router.
It contains the following sections:
• Status
• Quick Setup
• Operation Mode
• Network
• Dual Band Selection
• Wireless (2.4GHz or 5GHz)
• Guest Network
• DHCP
• Forwarding
• Security
• Parental Controls
• Access Control
• Advanced Routing
• Bandwidth Control
• IP & MAC Binding
• Dynamic DNS
• IPv6
• System Tools
• Log Out
Chapter 4
4. 1.
Configure the Router
Status
1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the
router.
2.Go to Status. You can view the current status information of the router.
• Firmware Version - The version information of the router’s firmware.
• Hardware Version - The version information of the router’s hardware.
• LAN - This field displays the current settings of the LAN, and you can configure them
on the Network > LAN page.
•
MAC address - The physical address of the router.
•
Subnet Mask - The subnet mask associated with the LAN IP address.
•
IP address - The LAN IP address of the router.
• Wireless 2.4GHz/5GHz - This field displays the basic information or status of the
wireless function, and you can configure them on the Wireless > Basic Settings page.
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•
Operation Mode - The current wireless working mode in use.
•
Name(SSID) - The SSID of the Router.
•
•
•
•
•
•
Wireless Radio - Indicates whether the wireless radio feature of the Router is
enabled or disabled.
Mode - The current wireless mode which the router works on.
Channel - The current wireless channel in use.
Channel Width - The current wireless channel width in use.
MAC Address - The physical address of the router.
WDS Status - The status of the WDS connection is displayed.
• WAN - This field displays the current settings of the WAN, and you can configure them
on the Network > WAN page.
•
MAC Address - The physical address of the WAN port.
•
Subnet Mask - The subnet mask associated with the WAN IP Address.
•
•
•
IP Address - The current WAN (Internet) IP Address. This field will be blank
or 0.0.0.0 if the IP Address is assigned dynamically and there is no internet
connection.
Default Gateway - The Gateway currently used is shown here. When you use
Dynamic IP as the internet connection type, click Renew or Release here to
obtain new IP parameters dynamically from the ISP or release them.
DNS Server - The IP addresses of DNS (Domain Name System) server.
• System Up Time - The length of the time since the router was last powered on or
reset.
Click Refresh to get the latest status and settings of the router.
4. 2.
Quick Setup
1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the
router.
2.Go to Quick Setup.
3.Click Next to start. Then follow the step-by-step instructions to connect your router
to the internet.
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4. 3.
Operation Mode
4. 3. 1.
Wireless Router Mode
The router supports two operation modes: Wireless Router mode and Access Point
mode.
The default Wireless Router mode is required most commonly. In this mode, the device
enables multiple users to share the internet connection via ADSL/Cable Modem.
For hardware connection, refer to Connect Your Router.
4. 3. 2.
Access Point Mode
In this mode, this device can be connected to a wired network and transform the wired
access into wireless one. If you already have a wired router, you can use this mode.
Internet
Internet
Ethernet1Ethernet2 Ethernet3Ethernet4
Ethernet2
Wired Router
Router
Devices
1.Find the Internet port on the router, and connect it to the Ethernet port (LAN port) of
your existing wired router. Then connect the power adapter and turn on the router.
2.Connect your computer to the router. For details, refer to Connect Your Router.
3.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the
router.
4.Go to Operation Mode.
5.Select the Access Point mode and click Save.
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4. 4.
Network
4. 4. 1.
WAN
1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the
router.
2.Go to Network > WAN.
3.Configure the IP parameters of the LAN and click Save.
Dynamic IP
If your ISP provides the DHCP service, please select Dynamic IP, and the router will
automatically get IP parameters from your ISP.
Click Renew to renew the IP parameters from your ISP.
Click Release to release the IP parameters.
• 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.
• Get IP with Unicast - 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.)
• Set DNS server manually - If your ISP gives you one or two DNS addresses, select Set
DNS server manually and enter the primary and secondary addresses into the correct
fields. Otherwise, the DNS servers will be assigned automatically from your ISP.
• Host Name - This option specifies the name of the router.
Static IP
If your ISP provides a static or fixed IP address, subnet mask, default gateway and DNS
setting, please select Static IP.
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• 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. Normally 255.255.255.0 is used as the subnet mask.
• Gateway - Enter the gateway IP address in dotted-decimal notation provided by your
ISP.
• Primary/Secondary DNS Server - (Optional) Enter one or two DNS addresses in
dotted-decimal notation provided by your ISP.
• MTU (Bytes) - 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.
PPPoE
If your ISP provides PPPoE connection, select PPPoE.
• Username/Password - Enter the user name and password provided by your ISP. These
fields are case-sensitive.
• Confirm Password - Enter the password provided by your ISP again to ensure the
password you entered is correct.
• Secondary Connection - It’s available only for PPPoE connection. If your ISP provides
an extra connection type, select Dynamic IP or Static IP to activate the secondary
connection.
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• Connection Mode
•
Always On - In this mode, the internet connection will be active all the time.
•
Connect Manually - You can click Connect/Disconnect 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 (Max Idle Time) and not be able to re-establish
when you attempt to access the internet again.
•
Connect on Demand - In this mode, the internet connection can be terminated
automatically after a specified inactivity period (Max Idle Time) and be reestablished when you attempt to access the internet again. If you want to keep
your internet connection 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.
• Authentication Type - Choose an authentication type.
Note:
• Sometimes the connection cannot be terminated although you have specified the Max Idle Time because
some applications are visiting the internet continually in the background.
If you want to do some advanced configurations, please click Advanced.
• Service Name/Server Name - The service name and server name should not be
configured unless you are sure it is necessary for your ISP. In most cases, leaving
these fields blank will work.
• MTU (Bytes) - The default MTU size is 1480 bytes. It is not recommended that you
change the default MTU size unless required by your ISP.
• ISP Specified IP Address - If your ISP does not automatically assign IP addresses to
the router, please select Use IP address specified by ISP 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.
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• Primary DNS/Secondary DNS - If your ISP does not automatically assign DNS
addresses to the router, please select Set DNS server manually 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.
L2TP
If your ISP provides L2TP connection, please select L2TP.
• Username/Password - Enter the user name and password provided by your ISP. These
fields are case-sensitive.
• Addressing Type - Choose the addressing type given by your ISP, either Dynamic IP
or Static IP. Click the Connect button to connect immediately. Click the Disconnect
button to disconnect immediately.
• MTU(Bytes) - The default MTU size is “1460” bytes, which is usually fine. It is not
recommended that you change the default MTU Size unless required by your ISP.
• Enable IGMP Proxy - IGMP (Internet Group Management Protocol) is used to manage
multicasting on TCP/IP networks. Some ISPs use IGMP to perform remote configuration
for client devices, such as the modem router. The default value is enabled, and if you
are not sure, please contact your ISP or just leave it.
• Connection Mode
•
•
Always On - In this mode, the internet connection will be active all the time.
Connect on Demand - In this mode, the internet connection can be terminated
automatically after a specified inactivity period (Max Idle Time) and be reestablished when you attempt to access the internet again. If you want to keep
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your internet connection 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 Manually - You can click Connect/Disconnect 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 (Max Idle Time) and not be able to re-establish
when you attempt to access the internet again.
Note:
Sometimes the connection cannot be terminated although you have specified the Max Idle Time because some
applications are visiting the internet continually in the background.
PPTP
If your ISP provides PPTP connection, please select PPTP.
• Username/Password - Enter the user name and password provided by your ISP. These
fields are case-sensitive.
• Addressing Type - Choose the addressing type given by your ISP, either Dynamic IP
or Static IP. Click the Connect button to connect immediately. Click the Disconnect
button to disconnect immediately.
• MTU(Bytes) - The default MTU size is “1460” bytes, which is usually fine. It is not
recommended that you change the default MTU Size unless required by your ISP.
•
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• Connection Mode
•
Always On - In this mode, the internet connection will be active all the time.
•
Connect Manually - You can click Connect/Disconnect 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 (Max Idle Time) and not be able to re-establish
when you attempt to access the internet again.
•
Connect on Demand - In this mode, the internet connection can be terminated
automatically after a specified inactivity period (Max Idle Time) and be reestablished when you attempt to access the internet again. If you want to keep
your internet connection 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.
Note:
Sometimes the connection cannot be terminated although you have specified the Max Idle Time because some
applications are visiting the internet continually in the background.
BigPond Cable
If your ISP provides BigPond cable connection, please select BigPond Cable.
• Username/Password - Enter the user name and password provided by your ISP. These
fields are case-sensitive.
• Auth Server - Enter the authenticating server IP address or host name.
• Auth Domain - Type in the domain suffix server name based on your location.
• MTU(Bytes) - The default MTU size is 1480 bytes. It is not recommended that you
change the default MTU size unless required by your ISP.
• Connection Mode
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•
Always On - In this mode, the internet connection will be active all the time.
•
Connect Manually - You can click Connect/Disconnect 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 (Max Idle Time) and not be able to re-establish
when you attempt to access the internet again.
•
Connect on Demand - In this mode, the internet connection can be terminated
automatically after a specified inactivity period (Max Idle Time) and be reestablished when you attempt to access the internet again. If you want to keep
your internet connection 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.
4. 4. 2.
LAN
1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the
router.
2.Go to Network > LAN.
3.Configure the IP parameters of the LAN and click Save.
• MAC Address - The physical address of the LAN ports. The value can not be changed.
• IP Address - Enter the IP address in dotted-decimal notation of your router.
• Subnet Mask - An address code that determines the size of the network. Normally
255.255.255.0 is used as the subnet mask.
Note:
• If you have changed the IP address, you must use the new IP address to log in.
• If the new IP address you set is not in the same subnet as the old one, the IP address pool in the DHCP
Server will be configured automatically, but the Virtual Server and DMZ Host will not take effect until they
are re-configured.
4. 4. 3.
IPTV
1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the
router.
2.Go to Network > IPTV.
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3.Configure IPTV settings and click Save.
• IGMP Snooping - IGMP snooping is designed to prevent hosts on a local network from
receiving traffic for a multicast group they have not explicitly joined. IGMP snooping
is especially useful for bandwidth-intensive IP multicast applications such as IPTV.
• IGMP Proxy - Select to enable IGMP Proxy.
• IGMP Version - Select the IGMP(Internet Group Management Protocol) Proxy Version,
either V2 or V3, according to your ISP.
• IPTV - Select to enable the IPTV feature.
• Mode - Select the appropriate mode according to your ISP.
• LAN 1/2/3/4 - Assign your LAN port to whether function as the Internet supplier or as
the IPTV supplier.
4. 4. 4.
MAC Clone
1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the
router.
2.Go to Network > MAC Clone.
3.Configure the WAN MAC address and click Save.
• WAN MAC Address - This field displays the current MAC address of the WAN port.
If your ISP requires you to register the MAC address, please enter the correct MAC
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address in this field. Click Restore Factory MAC to restore the MAC address of WAN
port to the factory default value.
• 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 Clone MAC Address
and this MAC address will be filled in the WAN MAC Address field.
Note:
• You can only use the MAC Address Clone function for PCs on the LAN.
• If you have changed the WAN MAC address when the WAN connection is PPPoE, it will not take effect
until the connection is re-established.
4. 5.
Dual Band Selection
1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the
router.
2.Go to Dual Band Selection.
3.Select the working radio band as needed and click Save.
4. 6.
Wireless (2.4GHz or 5GHz)
4. 6. 1.
Wireless Settings
1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the
router.
2.Go to Wireless > Basic Settings.
3.Configure the basic settings for the wireless network and click Save.
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• Wireless - Enable or disable wireless network.
• Wireless Network Name - Enter a value of up to 32 characters. The same Name (SSID)
must be assigned to all wireless devices in your network.
• Mode - You can choose the appropriate “Mixed” mode.
• Channel - This field determines which operating frequency will be used. The default
channel is set to Auto. It is not necessary to change the wireless channel unless you
notice interference problems with another nearby access point.
• Channel Width - 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 AP will choose the best
channel automatically.
• Enable SSID Broadcast - If enabled, the router will broadcast the wireless network
name (SSID).
• Enable WDS - You can select this to enable WDS Bridging, with this function, the
Router can bridge two or more WLANs. NOTE: If this checkbox is selected, you had
better make sure the following settings are correct.
• SSID (to be bridged) - The SSID of the AP your Router is going to connect to as a
client. You can also use the scan function to select the SSID to join.
• MAC Address (to be bridged) - The MAC Address of the AP your Router is going to
connect to as a client. You can also use the scan function to select the MAC Address
to join.
• Scan - 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
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• 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.
• Authentication 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.
• Encryption - Please select encryption type base on the source 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
WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) can help you to quickly and securely connect to a network.
This section will guide you to add a wireless device to your router’s network via WPS.
Note:
The WPS function cannot be configured if the wireless function of the router is disabled. Please make sure the wireless
function is enabled before configuration.
1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the
router.
2.Go to Wireless > WPS.
3.Follow a method below to connect your client device to the router’s Wi-Fi network.
Method 1: Press the WPS Buttons on the Router and Client Device
For details, refer to Method 3: Use the WPS button of Connect Your Router.
Method 2: Press the WPS Button on Your Client Device
1.Keep the WPS Status as Enabled and click Add Device.
2.Select Press the WPS button of the new device within the next two minutes and click
Connect.
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3.Within two minutes, press the WPS button on your client device.
4.A success message will appear on the WPS page if the client device has been
successfully added to the router’s network.
Method 3: Enter the Client’s PIN
1.Keep the WPS Status as Enabled and click Add Device.
2.Select Enter new device PIN, enter your client device’s current PIN in the PIN filed and
click Connect.
3.A success message will appear on the WPS page if the client device has been
successfully added to the router’s network.
Method 4: Enter the Router’s PIN
1.Keep the WPS Status as Enabled and get the Current PIN of the router.
2.Enter the router’s current PIN on your client device to join the router’s Wi-Fi network.
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Wireless Security
1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the
router.
2.Go to Wireless > Wireless Security.
3.Configure the security settings of your wireless network and click Save.
• Disable Wireless Security - The wireless security function can be enabled or disabled.
If disabled, wireless clients can connect to the router without a password. It’s strongly
recommended to choose one of the following modes to enable security.
• WPA-PSK/WPA2-Personal - It’s the WPA/WPA2 authentication type based on preshared passphrase.
•
Authentication Type - Select Auto, WPA-PSK or WPA2-PSK.
•
Wireless Password - Enter ASCII or Hexadecimal characters. For Hexadecimal,
the length should be between 8 and 64 characters; for ASCII, the length should
be between 8 and 63 characters.
•
Encryption - Select Auto, TKIP or AES.
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Group Key Update Period - Specify the group key update interval in seconds.
The value can be 0 or at least 30. Enter 0 to disable the update.
• WPA /WPA2-Enterprise - It’s based on Radius Server.
•
Authentication Type - Select Auto, WPA or WPA2.
•
Encryption - Select Auto, TKIP or AES.
•
Radius Server Port - Enter the port that Radius server used.
•
•
•
Radius Server IP - Enter the IP address of the Radius server.
Radius Server 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.
•
•
•
•
•
•
Authentication Type - The default setting is Auto, which can select Shared
Key or Open System authentication type automatically based on the wireless
client’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 (Password) - Select which of the four keys will be used and enter the
matching WEP key. Make sure these values are identical on all wireless clients
in your network.
Key Type - Select the WEP key length (64-bit, 128-bit or 152-bit) for encryption.
Disabled means this WEP key entry is invalid.
64-bit - Enter 10 hexadecimal digits (any combination of 0-9, a-f and A-F. Null
key is not permitted) or 5 ASCII characters.
128-bit - Enter 26 hexadecimal digits (any combination of 0-9, a-f and A-F. Null
key is not permitted) or 13 ASCII characters.
4. 6. 4.
Wireless MAC Filtering
Wireless MAC Filtering is used to deny or allow specific wireless client devices to access
your network by their MAC addresses.
I want to:
Deny or allow specific wireless client devices to access my
network by their MAC addresses.
For example, you want the wireless client A with the MAC
address 00-0A-EB-B0-00-0B and the wireless client B with the
MAC address 00-0A-EB-00-07-5F to access the router, but
other wireless clients cannot access the router
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can I do
that?
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1. Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and
password you set for the router.
2. Go to Wireless > Wireless MAC Filtering.
3. Click Enable to enable the Wireless MAC Filtering function.
4. Select Allow the stations specified by any enabled entries in
the list to access as the filtering rule.
5. Delete all or disable all entries if there are any entries already.
6. Click Add New and fill in the blank.
1 ) Enter the MAC address 00-0A-EB-B0-00-0B/00-0A-EB00-07-5F in the MAC Address field.
2 ) Enter wireless client A/B in the Description field.
3 ) Select Enabled in the Status drop-down list.
4 ) Click Save and click Back.
7. The configured filtering rules should be listed as the picture
shows below.
Done!
4. 6. 5.
Now only client A and client B can access your network.
Wireless Advanced
1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the
router.
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2.Go to Wireless > Wireless Advanced.
3.Configure the advanced settings of your wireless network and click Save.
Note:
If you are not familiar with the setting items on this page, it’s strongly recommended to keep the provided default values;
otherwise it may result in lower wireless network performance.
• Transmit Power - Select High, Middle or Low which you would like to specify for the
router. High is the default setting and recommended.
• Beacon Interval - Enter a value between 40-1000 milliseconds for Beacon Interval
here. Beacon Interval value determines the time interval of the beacons. The beacons
are the packets sent by the router to synchronize a wireless network. 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 a low value for the Fragmentation Threshold 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 1-255 Beacon Intervals. The
default value is 1, which indicates the DTIM Interval is the same as Beacon Interval.
• Enable Short GI - It is recommended to enable this function, for it will increase the
data capacity by reducing the guard interval time.
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• Enable Client Isolation - This function isolates all connected wireless stations so
that wireless stations cannot access each other through WLAN. This function will be
disabled if WDS/Bridge is enabled.
• Enable WMM - WMM function can guarantee the packets with high-priority messages
being transmitted preferentially. It is strongly recommended to enable this function.
4. 6. 6.
Wireless Statistics
1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the
router.
2.Go to Wireless > Wireless Statistics to check the data packets sent and received by
each client device connected to the router.
• MAC Address - The MAC address of the connected wireless client.
• Current Status - The running status of the connected wireless client.
• Received Packets - Packets received by the wireless client.
• Sent Packets - Packets sent by the wireless client.
• SSID - SSID that the station associates with.
4. 7.
Guest Network
Guest Network allows you to provide Wi-Fi access for guests without disclosing your
host network. When you have guests in your house, apartment, or workplace, you
can create a guest network for them. In addition, you can customize guest network
permissions to ensure network security and privacy.
If you run a small shop, you can set up Facebook Wi-Fi. It allows customers to easily
connect to your Wi-Fi by redirecting them to your company’s Facebook page. Here, they
are encouraged to check in and like your page before receiving free web access. This
raises the profile of your business on Facebook and increases customer engagement
with promotional content on your page.
1. Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the
router.
2. Go to Guest Network.
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3. Select a band and enable the Guset Network function.
4. Create a network name for your guest network.
5. Configure the Security type.
•
To configure a secure network, select WPA/WPA2 - Personal and create a
password for the guest network.
•
To set up Facebook Wi-Fi, disable wireless security, enable Facebook Wi-Fi,
click Set Up on Facebook, then follow the instructions to complete Facebook
Wi-Fi settings.
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6. Select Schedule from the Access Time drop-down list and customize it for the
guest network.
7. Customize guest network permissions.
•
Allow Guest To Access My Local Network - If enabled, guests can access the
local network and manage it.
•
Guest Network Isolation - If enabled, guests are isolated from each other.
•
Enable Guest Network Bandwidth Control - If enabled, the Guest Network
Bandwidth Control rules will take effect.
Note:
The range of bandwidth for guest network is calculated according to the setting of Bandwidth Control on the
Bandwidth Control > Control Settings page.
8. Click Save.
4. 8.
DHCP
4. 8. 1.
DHCP Settings
By default, the DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) Server is enabled and the
router acts as a DHCP server; it dynamically assigns TCP/IP parameters to client devices
from the IP Address Pool. You can change the settings of DHCP Server if necessary,
and you can reserve LAN IP addresses for specified client devices.
1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the
router.
2.Go to DHCP > DHCP Settings.
3.Specify DHCP server settings and click Save.
• DHCP Server - Enable or disable the DHCP server. If disabled, you must have another
DHCP server within your network or else you must configure the computer manually.
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• Start IP Address - Specify an IP address for the DHCP Server to start with when
assigning IP addresses.
• End IP Address - Specify an IP address for the DHCP Server to end with when assigning
IP addresses.
• Address Lease Time - The Address Lease Time is the amount of time a network user
will be allowed to connect to the router with the current dynamic IP Address. When
time is up, the user will be automatically assigned a new dynamic IP address.
• Default Gateway (Optional) - It is suggested to input the IP address of the LAN port of
the router.
• Default Domain (Optional) - Input the domain name of your network.
• DNS Server (Optional) - Input the DNS IP address provided by your ISP.
• Secondary DNS Server (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.
• When you choose Smart IP (DHCP) in Network > LAN, the DHCP Server function will be disabled. You will
see the page as below.
4. 8. 2.
DHCP Client List
1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the
router.
2.Go to DHCP > DHCP Client List to view the information of the clients connected to
the router.
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• Client Name - The name of the DHCP client.
• MAC Address - The MAC address of the DHCP client.
• Assigned IP - The IP address that the outer 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 show the
current attached devices, click Refresh.
4. 8. 3.
Address Reservation
You can reserve an IP address for a specific client. When you specify a reserved IP
address for a PC on the LAN, this PC will always receive the same IP address each time
when it accesses the DHCP server.
1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the
router.
2.Go to DHCP > Address Reservation.
3.Click Add New and fill in the blank.
1 ) Enter the MAC address (in XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX format.) of the client for which
you want to reserve an IP address.
2 ) Enter the IP address (in dotted-decimal notation) which you want to reserve for
the client.
3 ) Leave the Status as Enabled.
4 ) Click Save.
4. 9.
Forwarding
The router’s NAT (Network Address Translation) feature makes the devices on the LAN
use the same public IP address to communicate in the internet, which protects the
local network by hiding IP addresses of the devices. However, it also brings about the
problem that external hosts cannot initiatively communicate with the specified devices
in the local network.
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With the forwarding feature, the router can traverse the isolation of NAT so that clients
on the internet can reach devices on the LAN and realize some specific functions.
The TP-Link router includes four forwarding rules. If two or more rules are set, the
priority of implementation from high to low is Virtual Servers, Port Triggering, UPNP and
DMZ.
4. 9. 1.
Virtual Server
When you build up a server in the local network and want to share it on the internet,
Virtual Servers can realize the service and provide it to internet users. At the same time
virtual servers can keep the local network safe as other services are still invisible from
the internet.
Virtual Servers can be used to set up public services in your local network, such as
HTTP, FTP, DNS, POP3/SMTP and Telnet. Different service uses different service port.
Port 80 is used in HTTP service, port 21 in FTP service, port 25 in SMTP service and port
110 in POP3 service. Please verify the service port number before the configuration.
I want to:
Share my personal website I’ve built in local network with my
friends through the internet.
For example, the personal website has been built in my home PC
(192.168.0.100). I hope that my friends on the internet can visit
my website in some way. My PC is connected to the router with
the WAN IP address 218.18.232.154.
Personal Website
Router
LAN
WAN: 218.18.232.154
Home
1. Set your PC to a static IP address, for example 192.168.0.100.
2. Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and
password you set for the router.
3. Go to Forwarding > Virtual Server.
4. Click Add New. Select HTTP from the Common Service
Port list. The service port, internal port and protocol
will be automatically filled in. Enter the PC’s IP address
192.168.0.100 in the IP Address field.
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5. Leave the status as Enabled and click Save.
Done!
Note:
• It is recommended to keep the default settings of Internal Port and
Protocol if you are not clear about which port and protocol to use.
• If the service you want to use is not in the Common Service Port list, you
can enter the corresponding parameters manually. You should verify the
port number that the service needs.
• You can add multiple virtual server rules if you want to provide several
services in a router. Please note that the Service Port should not be
overlapped.
Users on the internet can enter http:// WAN IP (in this example:
http:// 218.18.232.154) to visit your personal website.
Note:
• If you have changed the default Service Port, you should use http:// WAN
IP: Service Port to visit the website.
• Some specific service ports are forbidden by the ISP, if you fail to visit the
website, please use another service port.
4. 9. 2.
Port Triggering
Port triggering can specify a triggering port and its corresponding external ports. When
a host in the local network initiates a connection to the triggering port, all the external
ports will be opened for subsequent connections. The router can record the IP address
of the host. When the data from the internet return to the external ports, the router
can forward them to the corresponding host. Port triggering is mainly applied to online
games, VoIPs, video players and common applications including MSN Gaming Zone,
Dialpad, Quick Time 4 players and more.
Follow the steps below to configure the port triggering rules:
1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the
router.
2.Go to Forwarding > Port Triggering.
3.Click Add New. Select the desired application from the Common Applications list. The
trigger port amd incoming ports will be automatically filled in. The following picture
takes application MSN Gaming Zone as an example.
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4.Leave the status as Enabled and click Save.
Note:
• You can add multiple port triggering rules as needed.
• The triggering ports can not be overlapped.
• If the application you need is not listed in the Common Applications list, please enter the parameters
manually. You should verify the incoming ports the application uses first and enter them in Incoming
Ports field. You can input at most 5 groups of ports (or port sections). Every group of ports must be set
apart with “,”. For example, 2000-2038, 2050-2051, 2085, 3010-3030.
4. 9. 3.
DMZ
When a PC is set to be a DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) host in the local network, it is totally
exposed to the Internet, which can realize the unlimited bidirectional communication
between internal hosts and external hosts. The DMZ host becomes a virtual server with
all ports opened. When you are not clear about which ports to open in some special
applications, such as IP camera and database software, you can set the PC to be a DMZ
host.
Note:
DMZ is more applicable in the situation that users are not clear about which ports to open. When it is enabled, the DMZ
host is totally exposed to the internet, which may bring some potential safety hazards. If DMZ is not in use, please disable
it in time.
I want to:
Make the home PC join the internet online game without port
restriction.
For example, due to some port restriction, when playing the
online games, you can log in normally but cannot join a team
with other players. To solve this problem, set your PC as a DMZ
host with all ports opened.
How
can I do
that?
1. Assign a static IP address to your PC, for example
192.168.0.100.
2. Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and
password you set for the router.
3. Go to Forwarding > DMZ.
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4. Select Enable and enter the IP address 192.168.0.100 in the
DMZ Host IP Address filed.
5. Click Save.
Done!
4. 9. 4.
You’ve set your PC to a DMZ host and now you can make a team
to game with other players.
UPnP
The UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) protocol allows the applications or host devices
to automatically find the front-end NAT device and send request to it to open the
corresponding ports. With UPnP enabled, the applications or host devices on the
local network and the internet can freely communicate with each other realizing the
seamless connection of the network. You may need to enable the UPnP if you want
to use applications for multiplayer gaming, peer-to-peer connections, real-time
communication (such as VoIP or telephone conference) or remote assistance, etc.
Tips:
• UPnP is enabled by default in this router.
• Only the application supporting UPnP protocol can use this feature.
• UPnP feature needs the support of operating system (e.g. Windows Vista/ Windows 7/ Windows 8, etc.
Some of operating system need to install the UPnP components).
For example, when you connect your Xbox to the router which is connected to the internet
to play online games, UPnP will send request to the router to open the corresponding
ports allowing the following data penetrating the NAT to transmit. Therefore, you can
play Xbox online games without a hitch.
LAN
Xbox
WAN
Router
If necessary, you can follow the steps to change the status of UPnP.
1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the
router.
2.Go to Forwarding > UPnP.
3.Click Disable or Enable according to your needs.
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4. 10. Security
This function allows you to protect your home network from cyber attacks and
unauthorized users by implementing these network security functions.
4. 10. 1. Basic Security
1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the
router.
2.Go to Security > Basic Security, and you can enable or disable the security functions.
• Firewall - A firewall protects your network from internet attacks.
•
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 default.
• VPN - VPN Passthrough must be enabled if you want to allow VPN tunnels using IPSec,
PPTP or L2TP protocols to pass through the router’s firewall.
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PPTP Passthrough - Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) allows the Pointto-Point Protocol (PPP) to be tunneled through an IP network. If you want to allow
PPTP tunnels to pass through the router, you can keep the default (Enabled).
L2TP Passthrough - Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) is the method used
to enable Point-to-Point sessions via the internet on the Layer 2 level. If you
want to allow L2TP tunnels to pass through the router, you can keep the default
(Enabled).
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. If you want to allow IPSec
tunnels to pass through the router, you can keep the default (Enabled).
• 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, keep
the default Enable.
TFTP ALG - To allow TFTP clients and servers to transfer data across NAT, keep
the default Enable.
H323 ALG - To allow Microsoft NetMeeting clients to communicate across NAT,
keep the default Enable.
RTSP ALG - To allow some media player clients to communicate with some
streaming media servers across NAT, click Enable.
SIP ALG - To allow some multimedia clients to communicate across NAT, click
Enable.
3.Click Save.
4. 10. 2. Advanced Security
1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the
router.
2.Go to Security > Advanced Security, and you can protect the router from being
attacked by ICMP-Flood, UDP Flood and TCP-SYN Flood.
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• DoS Protection - Denial of Service protection. Select Enable or Disable 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 Statistics in System Tool > Statistics is enabled.
• Enable ICMP-Flood Attack Filtering -Check the box to enable or disable this function.
• ICMP-FLOOD Packets Threshold (5~3600) - The default value is 50. Enter a value
between 5 ~ 3600. When the number of the current ICMP-FLOOD packets is beyond
the set value, the router will startup the blocking function immediately.
• Enable UDP-FLOOD Filtering - Check the box to enable or disable this function.
• UDP-FLOOD Packets Threshold (5~3600) - The default value is 500. Enter a value
between 5 ~ 3600. When the number of the current UPD-FLOOD packets is beyond
the set value, the router will startup the blocking function immediately.
• Enable TCP-SYN-FLOOD Attack Filtering -Check the box to enable or disable this
function.
• TCP-SYN-FLOOD Packets Threshold (5~3600) - The default value is 50. Enter a value
between 5 ~ 3600. When the number of the current TCP-SYN-FLOOD packets is
beyond the set value, the router will startup the blocking function immediately.
• 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 - 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.
3.Click Save.
4.Click Blocked DoS Host List to display the DoS host table by blocking.
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4. 10. 3. Local Management
1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the
router.
2.Go to Security > Local Management, and you can block computers in LAN from
accessing the router.
For example, if you want to allow PCs with specific MAC addresses to access the router’s
web management page locally from inside the network, please follow the instructions
below:
1 ) Select Only the PCs listed can browse the built-in web pages to perform
Administrator tasks.
2 ) Enter the MAC address of each PC separately. The format of the MAC address
is XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX (X is any hexadecimal digit). Only the PCs with the listed
MAC addresses can use the password to browse the built-in web pages to
perform administrator tasks.
3 ) Click Add, and your PC’s MAC address will also be listed.
4 ) Click Save.
Note:
If your PC is blocked but you want to access the router again, press and hold the Reset button to reset the router to the
factory defaults.
4. 10. 4. Remote Management
1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the
router.
2.Go to Security > Remote Management, and you can manage your router from a
remote device via the internet.
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• 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 higher security, you can change the remote management web port to a custom
port by entering a number between 1 and 65534 but do not use the number of any
common service port.
• Remote Management IP Address - This is the address you will use when accessing
your router via a remote device. 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 it is set to 255.255.255.255, then all the remote devices can access the
router from the internet.
Note:
• To access the router, enter your router’s WAN IP address in your browser’s address bar, 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 management page.
• Be sure to change the router’s default password for security purposes.
4. 11. Parental Controls
Parental Controls allows you to block inappropriate and malicious websites, and control
access to specific websites at specific time for your children’s devices.
For example, you want the children’s PC with the MAC address 00-11-22-33-44-AA can
access www.tp-link.com on Saturday only while the parent PC with the MAC address
00-11-22-33-44-BB is without any restriction.
1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the
router.
2.Go to Parental Controls.
3.Check the Enable Parental Controls box and enter the MAC address 00:11:22:33:44:BB
in the MAC Address of Parental PC field.
4.Enter 00:11:22:33:44:AA in the MAC Address 1 field.
5.Create a new schedule with Day is Sat and Time is all day-24 hours. Click Add
6.Enter www.tp-link.com in the Add URL field. Click Add.
7.Click Save.
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Then you will see the page as shown in figure below.
4. 12. Access Control
Access Control is used to deny or allow specific client devices to access your network
with access time and content restrictions.
I want to:
Deny or allow specific client devices to access my network with
access tiem and content restrictions.
For example, If you want to restrict the internet activities of host
with MAC address 00-11-22-33-44-AA on the LAN to access
www.tp-link.com only, please follow the steps below:
How
can I do
that?
1. Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and
password you set for the router.
2. Go to Access Control > Host and configure the host settings:
1 ) Click Add New.
2 ) Select MAC Address as the mode type. Create a unique
description (e.g. host_1) for the host in the Description
field and enter 00-11-22-33-44-AA in the MAC Address
filed.
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3 ) Click Save.
3. Go to Access Control > Target and configure the target
settings:
1 ) Click Add New.
2 ) Select URL Address as the mode type. Create a unique
description (e.g. target_1) for the target in the Target
Description field and enter the domain name, either the
full name or the keywords (for example TP-Link) in the
Add URL Address field.
Note:
Any URL address with keywords in it (e.g. www.tp-link.com) will be
blocked or allowed.
3 ) Click Save.
4. Go to Access Control > Schedule and configure the schedule
settings:
1 ) Click Add New.
2 ) Create a unique description (e.g. schedule_1) for the
schedule in the Schedule Description field and set the
day(s) and time period.
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3 ) Click Save.
5. Go to Access Control > Rule and add a new access control
rule.
1 ) Click Add New.
2 ) Give a name for the rule in the Description field. Select
host_1 from the LAN host drop-down list; select target_1
from the target drop-down list; select schedule_1 from
the schedule drop-down list.
3 ) Leave the status as Enabled as click Save.
6. Select Enable Internet Access Control to enable Access
Control function.
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7. Select Allow the packets specified by any enabled access
control policy to pass through the Router as the default filter
policy and click Save.
Done!
Now only the specific host(s) can visit the target(s) within the
scheduled time period.
4. 13. Advanced Routing
Static Routing is a form of routing that is configured manually by a network administrator
or a user by adding entries into a routing table. The manually-configured routing
information guides the router in forwarding data packets to the specific destination.
4. 13. 1. Static Route List
1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the
router.
2.Go to Advanced Routing > Static Route List.
¾¾ To add static routing entries:
1. Click Add New.
2.Enter the following information.
•
Destination IP Address - 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.
Gateway - This is the IP address of the default gateway device that allows the
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 Save.
You can also do the following operations to modify the current settings.
• Click Delete to delete the entry.
• Click Enable All to enable all the entries.
• Click Disable All to disable all the entries.
• Click Delete All to delete all the entries.
• Click Previous to view the information on the previous screen and Next to view the
information on the next screen.
4. 13. 2. System Routing Table
1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the
router.
2.Go to Advanced Routing > System Routing Table, and you can view all the valid route
entries in use.
• 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.
• Gateway - This is the IP address of the gateway device that allows for contact between
the Router and the network or host.
• Interface - This interface tells you whether the Destination IP Address is on the LAN &
WLAN (internal wired and wireless networks), or the WAN (Internet).
• Click Refresh to refresh the data displayed.
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4. 14. Bandwidth Control
4. 14. 1. Control Settings
1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the
router.
2.Go to Bandwidth Control.
3.Configure the bandwidth as needed and click Save.
The values you configure for the Egress Bandwidth and Ingress Bandwidth should be
less than 100,000Kbps. For optimal control of the bandwidth, please select the right
Line Type and consult your ISP for the total egress and ingress bandwidth.
• Enable Bandwidth Control - Check this box so that the Bandwidth Control settings
can take effect.
• Egress Bandwidth - The upload speed through the WAN port.
• Ingress Bandwidth - The download speed through the WAN port.
4. 14. 2. Rule List
1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the
router.
2.Go to Bandwidth Control and you can view and configure the Bandwidth Control rules.
• Description - This is the information about the rules such as address range.
• Egress Bandwidth - This field displays the max and min upload bandwidth through the
WAN port. The default is 0.
• Ingress Bandwidth - This field displays the max and min download bandwidth through
the WAN port. The default is 0.
• Status - This field displays the status of the rule.
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• Modify - Click Modify/Delete to edit/delete the rule.
¾¾ To add a Bandwidth control rule:
1.Click Add New.
2.Enter the information as the figure shown below.
3.Click Save.
4. 15. IP & MAC Binding
IP & MAC Binding, namely, ARP (Address Resolution Protocol) Binding, is used to bind
a network device’s IP address to its MAC address. This will prevent ARP spoofing and
other ARP attacks by denying network access to a device with a matching IP address in
the ARP list, but with an unrecognized MAC address.
4. 15. 1. Binding Settings
1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the
router.
2.Go to IP & MAC Binding > Binding Settings.
3.Select Enable for ARP Binding.
4.Click Save.
¾¾ To add IP & MAC Binding entries:
1.Click Add New.
2.Select the Bind checkbox.
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3.Enter the MAC address and IP address.
4.Click Save.
¾¾ To modify or delete an existing entry:
1.Select the desired entry in the table.
2.Click Edit or Delete Selected.
4. 15. 2. ARP List
To manage a device, you can observe the device on the LAN by checking its MAC
address and IP address on the ARP list, and you can also configure the items. This page
displays the ARP list which shows all the existing IP & MAC Binding entries.
• MAC Address - The MAC address of the listed computer on the LAN.
• IP Address - The assigned IP address of the listed computer on the LAN.
• Status - Indicates whether or not the MAC and IP addresses are bound.
• Click the Load Selected button to load the selected items to the IP & MAC Binding list.
• Click the Delete Selected button to delete the selected items to the IP & MAC Binding
list.
• Click the Refresh button to refresh all items.
Note:
An item can 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.
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4. 16. Dynamic DNS
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. Thus 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.noip.com. The Dynamic DNS client service provider will give
you a password or key.
1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the
router.
2.Go to Dynamic DNS.
Dyndns DDNS
If the dynamic DNS Service Provider you select is www.dyn.com, the following page will
appear.
To set up for DDNS, follow these instructions:
1.Enter the Domain Name you received from dynamic DNS service provider here.
2.Enter the Username for your DDNS account.
3.Enter the Password for your DDNS account.
4.Click Login.
5.Click Save.
• Connection Status - The status of the DDNS service connection is displayed here.
• Logout - Click Logout to log out of the DDNS service.
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No-ip DDNS
If the dynamic DNS Service Provider you select is www.noip.com, the following page
will appear.
To set up for DDNS, follow these instructions:
1.Enter the Domain Name you received from dynamic DNS service provider.
2.Enter the Username for your DDNS account.
3.Enter the Password for your DDNS account.
4.Click Login.
5.Click Save.
• Connection Status - The status of the DDNS service connection is displayed here.
• Logout - Click Logout to log out of the DDNS service.
Comexe DDNS
If the dynamic DNS Service Provider you select is www.comexe.cn, the following page
will appear.
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To set up for DDNS, follow these instructions:
1.Enter the Domain Name received from your dynamic DNS service provider.
2.Enter the Username for your DDNS account.
3.Enter the Password for your DDNS account.
4.Click Login.
5.Click Save.
• Connection Status - The status of the DDNS service connection is displayed here.
• Logout - Click Logout to log out of the DDNS service.
4. 17. IPv6
This function allows you to enable IPv6 function and set up the parameters of the
router’s Wide Area Network (WAN) and Local Area Network (LAN).
4. 17. 1. IPv6 Status
1. Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the
router.
2. Go to IPv6 > IPv6 Status, and you can view the current IPv6 status information of
the router.
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• WAN - This section shows the current IPv6 information of the router’s WAN port,
including Connection Type, IPv6 Address information, IPv6 Default Gateway, Primary
IPv6 DNS and Secondary IPv6 DNS.
• LAN - This section shows the current IPv6 information of the router’s LAN port,
including IPv6 Address Assign Type, IPv6 Address and Link-local Address.
4. 17. 2. IPv6 WAN
1. Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the
router.
2. Go to IPv6 > IPv6 WAN.
3. Select the WAN Connection Type according to your ISP network topolopy:
•
Dynamic IPv6 - Connections which use dynamic IPv6 address assignment.
•
PPPoEv6 - Connections which use PPPoEV6 that requires a username and
password.
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Static IPv6 - Connections which use static IPv6 address assignment.
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Tunnel 6to4 - Connections which use 6to4 address assignment.
Dynamic IPv6
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IPv6 Address - The IPv6 address assigned by your ISP dynamically.
•
IPv6 Gateway - Enter the default gateway provided by your ISP.
•
•
•
Prefix Length - The length of IPv6 address prefix.
Addressing Type - There are two types of assignation for IPv6 address:
SLAAC (Stateless address auto-configuration) and DHCPv6 (Dynamic Host
Configuration Protocol for IPv6) Server.
MTU(Bytes) - The normal MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) value for most
Ethernet networks is 1500 Bytes. For some ISPs, you may need to modify the
MTU. But this is rarely required, and should not be done unless you are sure it is
necessary for your ISP connection.
If your ISP gives you one or two DNS IPv6 addresses, select Set IPv6 DNS Server
manually and enter the IPv6 DNS Server and Secondary IPv6 DNS Server into the
correct fields. Otherwise, the DNS servers will be assigned from ISP dynamically.
•
•
•
Enable MLD Proxy - Enable the Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD) Proxy
function if you need.
IPv6 DNS Server - Enter the DNS IPv6 address provided by your ISP.
Secondary IPv6 DNS Server - Enter another DNS IPv6 address provided by
your ISP.
Note:
If you get Address not found error when you access a website, it is likely that your DNS servers are set up improperly.
You should contact your ISP to get DNS server addresses.
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Static IPv6
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IPv6 Address - Enter the IPv6 address provided by your ISP.
•
IPv6 Gateway - Enter the default gateway provided by your ISP.
•
•
•
•
•
Prefix Length - The length of IPv6 address prefix.
IPv6 DNS Server - Enter the DNS IPv6 address provided by your ISP.
Secondary IPv6 DNS Server - Enter another DNS IPv6 address provided by
your ISP.
MTU(Bytes) - The normal MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) value for most
Ethernet networks is 1500 Bytes. For some ISPs, you may need to modify the
MTU. But this is rarely required, and should not be done unless you are sure it is
necessary for your ISP connection.
Enable MLD Proxy - Enable the Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD) Proxy
function if you need.
PPPoEv6
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PPP Username/Password - Enter the user name and password provided by
your ISP. These fields are case-sensitive.
Authentication Type – Choose one authentication type from AUTO-AUTH, PAP,
CHAP and MS-CHAP.
Addressing Type - There are two types of assignation for IPv6 address:
SLAAC (Stateless address auto-configuration) and DHCPv6 (Dynamic Host
Configuration Protocol for IPv6) Server.
MTU(Bytes) - The normal MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) value for most
Ethernet networks is 1500 Bytes. For some ISPs, you may need to modify the
MTU. But this is rarely required, and should not be done unless you are sure it is
necessary for your ISP connection.
Enable MLD Proxy - Enable the Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD) Proxy
function if you need.
Use IPv6 address specified by ISP - Input a static IPv6 address from the ISP.
Set IPv6 DNS Server manually - Enter the IP address of the IPv6 DNS server
and secondary IPv6 DNS server.
Tunnel 6to4
•
WAN Connection - Display the available WAN connection.
4. Click Save.
4. 17. 3. IPv6 LAN
1. Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the
router.
2. Go to IPv6 > IPv6 LAN.
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3. Select the Address Autoconfiguration Type which determines the way how the
router assigns IPv6 address for PCs on the LAN:
•
•
Address Autoconfiguration Type - RADAD (Router Advertisement Daemon) and
DHCPv6 (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol for IPv6) Server.
Site Prefix Configuration Type - The type of IPv6 address prefix.
•
•
Note:
Delegated - Get the IPv6 address prefix from the ISP automatically, and the
device will delegate it to the LAN.
Static - Configure the Site Prefix and Site Prefix Length manually. Please
contact your ISP to get more information before you configure them.
If your IPv6 wan connection type is “Tunnel 6to4”, the Site Prefix Configuration Type should be “Static” to make
sure “Tunnel 6to4” works properly..
4. Click Save.
4. 18. System Tools
4. 18. 1. Time Settings
This page allows you to set the time manually or to configure automatic time
synchronization. The Router can automatically update the time from an NTP server via
the internet.
1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the
router.
2.Go to System Tools > Time Settings.
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¾¾ 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.
¾¾ To set time automatically:
5.Select your local time zone.
6.Enter the address or domain of the NTP Server I or NTP Server II.
7.Click Get GMT to get time from the internet if you have connected to the internet.
¾¾ To set Daylight Saving Time:
1.Select Enable DaylightSaving.
2.Select the start time from the drop-down list in the Start field.
3.Select the end time from the drop-down list in the End field.
4.Click Save.
Note:
This setting will be used for some time-based functions such as firewall. You must specify your time zone once you log
in to the router successfully; otherwise, time-based functions will not take effect.
4. 18. 2. LED Control
The LED Control allows you to turn on or off the LEDs on your device according to a
specific time schedule.
1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the
router.
2.Go to System Tools > LED Control.
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3.Enable the Night Mode.
4.Set the LED Off Time and click Save.
4. 18. 3. Diagnostic
Diagnostic is used to test the connectivity between the router and the host or other
network devices.
1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the
router.
2.Go to System Tools > Diagnostic.
• Diagnostic Tool - Select one diagnostic tool.
•
•
Ping - This diagnostic tool troubleshoots connectivity, reachability, and name
resolution to a given host or gateway.
Tracerouter - 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.
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• IP Address/Domain Name - Enter the destination IP address (such as 192.168.0.1) or
Domain name (such as www.tp-link.com).
• Pings Count - The number of Ping packets for a Ping connection.
• Ping Packet Size - The size of Ping packet.
• Ping Timeout - Set the waiting time for the reply of each Ping packet. If there is no
reply in the specified time, the connection is overtime.
• Traceroute Max TTL - The max number of hops for a Traceroute connection.
3.Click Start to check the connectivity of the internet.
4.The Diagnostic Results page displays the diagnosis result. If the result is similar to
the following figure, the connectivity of the internet is fine.
Note:
Only one user can use this tool at one time. Options “Ping Count”, “Ping Packet Size” and “Ping Timeout” are used for the
Ping function. Option “Traceroute Max TTL” is used for the Tracert function.
4. 18. 4. Firmware Upgrade
TP-Link is dedicated to improving and richening the product features, giving users
a better network experience. We will release the latest firmware at TP-Link official
website. You can download the latest firmware file from the Support page of our website
www.tp-link.com and upgrade the firmware to the latest version.
1.Download the latest firmware file for the router from our website www.tp-link.com.
2.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the
router.
3.Go to System Tools > Firmware Upgrade.
4.Click Choose File to locate the downloaded firmware file, and click Upgrade.
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4. 18. 5. Factory Defaults
1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the
router.
2.Go to System Tools > Factory Defaults. Click Restore to reset all settings to the
default values.
•
The default Username: admin
•
The default IP Address: 192.168.0.1
•
•
The default Password: admin
The default Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
4. 18. 6. Backup & Restore
The configuration settings are stored as a configuration file in the router. You can
backup the configuration file in your computer for future use and restore the router to
the previous settings from the backup file when needed.
1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the
router.
2.Go to System Tools > Backup & Restore.
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¾¾ To backup configuration settings:
Click Backup to save a copy of the current settings in your local computer. A “.bin“ file
of the current settings will be stored in your computer.
¾¾ To restore configuration settings:
1.Click Choose File to locate the backup configuration file stored in your computer, and
click Restore.
2.Wait a few minutes for the restoring and rebooting.
Note:
During the restoring process, do not power off or reset the router.
4. 18. 7. Reboot
1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the
router.
2.Go to System Tools > Reboot, and you can restart your router.
Some settings of the router will take effect only after rebooting, including:
• Change the LAN IP Address (system will reboot automatically).
• Change the DHCP Settings.
• Change the Working Modes.
• Change the Web Management Port.
• Upgrade the firmware of the router (system will reboot automatically).
• Restore the router to its factory defaults (system will reboot automatically).
• Update the configuration with the file (system will reboot automatically).
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4. 18. 8. Password
1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the
router.
2.Go to System Tools > Password, and you can change the factory default username
and password of the router.
It is strongly recommended that you change the default username and password of the
router, for all users that try to access the router’s web-based utility or Quick Setup will
be prompted for the router’s username and password.
Note:
The new username and password must not exceed 15 characters and not include any spacing.
3.Click Save.
4. 18. 9. System Log
1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the
router.
2.Go to System Tools > System Log, and you can view the logs of the router.
• 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.
• Clear Log - All the logs will be deleted from the router permanently, not just from the
page.
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4. 18. 10. Statistics
1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the
router.
2.Go to System Tools > Statistics.
3.Enable Traffic Statistics and click Save to get the network traffic of each PC on the
LAN.
IP/MAC Address
The IP and MAC address are displayed with related statistics.
The total number of packets received and transmitted by the
Packets
router.
Total
The total number of bytes received and transmitted by the
Bytes
router.
The total number of packets received and transmitted in the
Packets
last Packets Statistic interval seconds.
The total number of bytes received and transmitted in the last
Bytes
Packets Statistic interval seconds.
The number of the ICMP packets transmitted to WAN per
ICMP Tx second at the specified Packets Statistics interval. It is shown
Current
like “current transmitting rate / Max transmitting rate”.
The number of UDP packets transmitted to the WAN per
UDP Tx
second at the specified Packets Statistics interval. It is shown
like “current transmitting rate / Max transmitting rate”.
The number of TCP SYN packets transmitted to the WAN per
TCP SYN
second at the specified Packets Statistics interval. It is shown
Tx
like “current transmitting rate / Max transmitting rate”.
Reset
Reset the value of he entry to zero.
Operation
Delete
Delete the existing entry in the table.
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4. 19. Log Out
Click Logout at the bottom of the main menu, and you will log out of the web page and
be directed to the login window.
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FAQ
Q1.What should I do if I forget my wireless password?
The default wireless password is printed on the label of the router. If the password has
been altered, please connect your computer to the router using an Ethernet cable and
follow the steps below:
1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the
router.
2.Go to Wireless > Wireless Security to retrieve or reset your wireless password.
Q2.What should I do if I forget my login password of the web management
page?
The default username and password of the web management page are admin (in
lowercase).
If you have altered the username and password but Password Recovery is disabled:
1.Reset the router to factory default settings.
2.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and enter admin (in lowercase) as both username and
password to log in.
Note: You’ll need to reconfigure the router to surf the internet once the router is reset, and please mark down your new
password for future use.
Q3.What should I do if I cannot access the router’s web management
page?
1.Please try the methods below to log in again.
• Make sure your computer the has connected to the router correctly and the corresponding
LED light up.
• Make sure the IP address of your computer is configured as Obtain an IP address automatically
and Obtain DNS server address automatically.
2.Make sure you enter the correct IP address to log in: http://tplinkwifi.net.
• Check your computer’s settings:
3.Go to Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet, and click View network status
and tasks.
1 ) Click Internet Options on the bottom left.
2 ) Click Connections and select Never dial a connection.
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3 ) Click LAN settings and deselect the following three options, and click OK.
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4 ) Go to Advanced > Restore advanced settings, and click OK to save the settings.
• Use another web browser or computer to log in again.
• Reset the router to factory default settings and try again. If the login still fails, please contact
the technical support.
Note: You’ll need to reconfigure the router to surf the internet once the router is reset.
Q4.How do I use the WDS Bridging function to extend my wireless
network?
For example, my house covers a large area. The wireless coverage of the router I’m
using (the root router) is limited. I want to use an extended router to extend the wireless
network of the root router.
•
Note:
WDS bridging only requires configuration on the extended router.
1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the
router.
2.Configure the IP address of the router:
1 ) Go to Network > LAN, configure the IP address of the extended router to be in the
same subnet with the root router; (For example, the IP address of the root router is
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192.168.0.1, the IP address of the extended router can be 192.168.0.2~192.168.0.254.
We take 192.168.0.2 as example.)
2 ) Click Save.
Note: Log in to the web management page again if the IP address of the router is altered.
3.Survey the SSID to be bridged:
1 ) Go to Wireless > Wireless Settings and click Enable WDS Bridging.
2 ) Click Survey, locate the root router’s SSID and click Choose (Here we take
TP-Link_2512 as example).
3 ) If the root router is set with a wireless password, you should enter the wireless password
of the root router.
4 ) Click Save.
4.Disable DHCP:
1 ) Go to DHCP, select Disable, and click Save.
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Now you can go to Status to check the WDS status. When the WDS status is Run, it
means WDS bridging is successfully built.
Q5.What should I do if I cannot access the internet even though the
configuration is finished?
1. Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the
router.
2. Go to Status to check WAN status:
If IP Address is a valid one, please try the methods below and try again:
• Your computer might not recognize any DNS server addresses, please manually configure
DNS server.
1 ) Go to DHCP.
2 ) Enter 8.8.8.8 as Primary DNS, and click Save.
Tips: 8.8.8.8 is a safe and public DNS server operated by Google.
• Restart the modem and the router.
1 ) Power off your modem and the router, and leave them off for 1 minute.
2 ) Power on your modem first, and wait about 2 minutes.
3 ) Power on the router, and wait another 1 or 2 minutes and check the internet access.
• Reset the router to factory default settings and reconfigure the router.
• Upgrade the firmware of the router.
• Check the TCP/IP settings on the particular device if all other devices can get internet from
the router.
If the IP Address is 0.0.0.0, please try the methods below and try again:
• Make sure the physical connection between the router and the modem is proper.
• Clone the MAC address of your computer.
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1 ) Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the
router.
2 ) Go to Network > MAC Clone, select Clone MAC Address and click Save.
•
•
Tips:
Some ISPs will register the MAC address of your computer when you access the internet for the first time
through their Cable modem, if you add a router into your network to share your internet connection, the ISP will
not accept it as the MAC address is changed, so we need to clone your computer’s MAC address to the router.
The MAC addresses of a computer in wired connection and wireless connection are different.
• Modify the LAN IP address of the router.
Note:
Most TP-Link routers use 192.168.0.1/192.168.1.1 as their default LAN IP address, it may conflict with the IP range
of your existent ADSL modem/router. If so, the router is not able to communicate with your modem and cause you
can’t access the internet. To resolve this problem, we need to change the LAN IP address of the router to avoid
such conflict, for example, 192.168.2.1.
1 ) Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the
router.
2 ) Go to Network > LAN.
3 ) Modify the LAN IP address as the follow picture shows. Here we take 192.168.2.1 as an
example.
4 ) Click Save.
• Restart the modem and the router.
1 ) Power off your modem and the router, and leave them off for 1 minute.
2 ) Power on your modem first, and wait about 2 minutes.
3 ) Power on the router, and wait another 1 or 2 minutes and check the internet access.
• Double check the internet Connection Type.
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1 ) Confirm your internet Connection Type, which can be learned from the ISP.
2 ) Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the
router.
3 ) Go to Network > WAN.
4 ) Select your WAN Connection Type and fill in other parameters.
5 ) Click Save.
6 ) Restart the modem and the router.
• Please upgrade the firmware of the router.
If you’ve tried every method above but cannot access the internet, please contact the
technical support.
Q6.What should I do if I cannot find my wireless network or I cannot
connect the wireless network?
If you fail to find any wireless network, please follow the steps below:
• Make sure the wireless function of your device is enabled if you’re using a laptop with a built-in
wireless adapter. You can refer to the relevant document or contact the laptop manufacturer.
• Make sure the wireless adapter driver is installed successfully and the wireless adapter is
enabled.
•
On Windows 7
1 ) If you see the message No connections are available, it is usually because the wireless
function is disabled or blocked somehow.
2 ) Clicking Troubleshoot and windows might be able to fix the problem by itself.
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•
On Windows XP
1 ) If you see the message Windows cannot configure this wireless connection, this is
usually because windows configuration utility is disabled or you are running another
wireless configuration tool to connect the wireless.
2 ) Exit the wireless configuration tool (the TP-Link Utility, for example).
3 ) Select and right click My Computer on Desktop, and select Manage to open Computer
Management window.
4 ) Expand Services and Applications > Services, and find and locate Wireless Zero
Configuration in the Services list on the right side.
5 ) Right click Wireless Zero Configuration, and then select Properties.
6 ) Change Startup type to Automatic, click Start and make sure the Service status is
Started. And then click OK.
If you can find other wireless network except your own, please follow the steps below:
• Check the WLAN LED indicator on your wireless router/modem.
• Make sure your computer/device is still in the range of your router/modem. Move closer if it is
currently too far away.
If you can find your wireless network but fail to connect, please follow the steps below:
• Authenticating problem/password mismatch:
1 ) Sometimes you will be asked to type in a PIN number when you connect to the wireless
network for the first time. This PIN number is different from the Wireless Password/
Network Security Key. Usually you can only find it on the label of your router.
2 ) If you cannot find the PIN or PIN failed, you may choose Connecting using a security
key instead, and then type in the Wireless Password/Network Security Key.
3 ) If it continues to show note of Network Security Key Mismatch, it is suggested to
confirm the wireless password of your wireless router.
Note: Wireless Password/Network Security Key is case sensitive.
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• Windows unable to connect to XXXX / Can not join this network / Taking longer than usual
to connect to this network:
•
Check the wireless signal strength of your network, if it is weak (1~3 bars), please move
•
Change the wireless Channel of the router to 1, 6, or 11 to reduce interference from
•
the router closer and try again.
other networks.
Re-install or update the driver for your wireless adapter of the computer.
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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:
1.This device may not cause harmful interference.
2.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 colocated or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.”
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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.
OPERATING FREQUENCY(the maximum transmitted power)
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The original EU declaration of conformity may be found at http://www.tp-link.com/en/ce
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exposure of the general public to electromagnetic fields by way of health protection.
The device complies with RF specifications when the device used at 20 cm from your
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Restricted to indoor use.
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• Do not use the device where wireless devices are not allowed.
• Adapter shall be installed near the equipment and shall be easily accessible.
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