Today, we are going to discuss the TP link wireless router setup steps that are suitable for both Dual-band routers and 11N wireless routers.
First of all, you need to set up the Hardware connection of the TP-link router. You need to disconnect and power off your old existing router. In case, if you are not using any existing router, move forward with the next step:
Setup Tp-Link Router-
Power off your broadband modem by disconnecting the power chord at the back of the modem.
Some broadband modems also have the functionality for backup batteries that keep the modem on while the power is off. If your modem has the backup batteries, you need to remove them. Now, attach and install the external antennas on the back of the router.
the Ethernet cable coming from the modem needs to be plugged into the internet port of the router. Now, turn on the modem by plugging the power cable back into the modem and reattach the backup batteries if available.
Wait for 2 – 3 minutes for the modem to turn online and before switching on the router, grab another Ethernet cable to connect your pc or laptop to one of the yellow ports on the D-link router. Ensure that your computer is not connected to any other existing Wi-Fi network.
Now, power on the router and wait until the LED lamp starts flashing.
Test the internet connection & connectivity
On your computer, open the internet browser such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. Visit any website on your computer to test the internet connection and if you are able to access the internet while the Ethernet cable is plugged in, it means that you are now able to connect your wireless devices to your D-link wireless network.
By default, the network name is TP-link_2.4Ghz or TP-link_5Ghz with 6 letters and numbers behind it. The wireless password can be found on the label at the bottom of your router.
If you are having any trouble accessing the internet or want to modify the wireless network, please follow the below-mentioned steps:
1- Open any internet browser on your computers like Google Chrome or Safari and type in tplinklogin.net into the address bar and a pop up will show up on the screen.
2- It will prompt you to type in the username and password to web console login and default values for both are admin and admin.
3- Let’s go into the admin panel and click on “quick setup” to manually set up your internet connection and wireless network.
4- There are many connection types to choose from. The first option “auto detect” allows your router to automatically discover and detect the connection type.
5- The seconds one dynamic IP type is for setting up cable modem connections.
6- Static IP connection type is for setting up connections where your Internet service provider(ISP) has provided you with specific IP parameters.
7- PPPoE connections are for setting up connections with username and password provided by your ISP.
Let’s discuss the Dynamic IP as an instance assuming we are using a cable modem. If mac clone shows up, click on “No” and proceed further.
Choose the frequency you want to set up for your wireless network.
Click “next” and you can go ahead rename the 2.4Ghz wireless network name and create your own wireless password on this page.
You can rename the 5Ghz wireless network name and create your own wireless password and the default wireless password is on the router’s label and clicks “next”.
Congrats! You have successfully setup the TP-link wireless router.
You can go ahead and connect your wireless enabled devices to your newly setup wireless network.
You can type the network key that we just created while setting up the TP-link router and connect to the network.
Hope all this Information helps