TP link router is an important device in both offices and homes for providing an internet connection. There are many ways to configure the router but the process that one uses depends on what they want and of what use they want the TP link to be. For instance, if one wants to configure a TP link router to work with a fibre or cable modem if they have one. This article outlines the steps for a successful configuration of a TP link router.
The following steps should be followed when configuring a TP link:
- Attach an active data jack or a modem to the TP link using an Ethernet cable.
- Plug in the router and power it on.
- Connect the wireless network broadcasted by the router. The default WPA2 key and the SSID are on the bottom of the router.
- Open your browser and navigate to tplinkwifi.net
- Login with the default credentials which are admin for user name and admin for password.
- Click system tools and then password on the left side navigation bar to change the default password. This makes it more difficult for someone to change settings in the event that they are able to gain unauthorized access to your network.
- Key in admin on both old username and old password fields and your new user name and password to. Then click save.
- You will be logged out. Login again and ensure that the credentials you entered are functional.
- After logging in, click next to run the quick setup which will manually configure the internet connection and wireless settings. This gets started.
- On the next panel, input your connection details. That is input the network SSID of your choice. It is recommended to choose a name that is not common or personal information as the nearby computers can see your connection. Then type your unique password that you will be using for your connection in the WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK field. Note that the password should be difficult for other people to guess.
- Then click next and then finish
- This step automatically disconnects the computer from the internet. Sigh in using the new username and password that you had set in the process above.
- Note that Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) allows you to connect devices to your network without using the WPA2 key. If physical security of your router is a possible concern, disable WPS by clicking WPS on the nav bar, then clicking Disable WPS.
These steps should be able to lead you through a successful configuration of a TP link router.