TP Link Router Configuration

This document describes the process of configuring a TP Link router.

Basic Setup

  1. Use an Ethernet cable to attach a modem or active data jack to the blue Ethernet port on your TP Link router.

  2. Plug in the router and power on using the Power On/Off switch on the back of the device.

  3. Connect to the wireless network broadcasted by the router. The default SSID and WPA2 key are printed on the bottom of the device.

  4. In your web browser, navigate to

  5. Enter the default user name and password, which are both "admin". Click Login.

  6. The center panel when you log in is labeled Quick Setup. Click Next to get started.

  7. In the Wireless Network Name field, type the SSID that you want to use with your wireless network. Keep in mind that nearby computers can see your SSID. Don't use personal information or information about what type of router you have.

  8. In the WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK field, type the password that you want to use with your wireless network. Make sure you use a strong password that would be difficult for others to guess.

  9. Click Next.

  10. Click Finish.

  11. You will now be disconnected from your wireless network. Sign in using your new SSID and password.

Your Wireless network is now set up!

Additional Security

For additional security, we recommend changing the admin user name and 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.

  1. In your web browser, navigate to

  2. Enter the default user name and password, which are both "admin". Click Login.

  3. In the navigation bar on the left side, click System Tools, then Password.

  4. Enter "admin" in both the Old User Name and Old Password fields.

  5. Enter a new user name and password in the New User Name, New Password, and Confirm New Password fields. Your password must be between 1 - 15 character and may not include spaces. Do not use the same password that you used for your wireless network. Do not share this user name or password with anyone.

  6. Click Save.

  7. You will be logged out. Verify that you are able to sign in with your new user name and password.

  8. 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.


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