Owing to its technicalities, setting up a router does not seem like a piece of cake. To do so, you are expected to know the basic cords, wires, and equipment needed in the process. So we have broken down the steps to make the procedure a simpler and more accessible one for you. Forget all your worries and let the following steps smoothly guide you till the end.
First and foremost, if you already have an existing router, switch it off and disconnect it. If you are a new router user then just move over to the next step.
Basic Steps to Setup TP-Link Router:
Power off your Modem:
- To power off your modem, you will have to disconnect the power cord at the back of your modem.
- If your modem is equipped with backup batteries that help it to run even when the power is off, then safely remove these backup batteries.
Prepare the New router:
- Attach the external antennas at the back of the router.
- You will find an Ethernet cable attached to the back of your modem. Connect this cable to the internet port of your router.
Switch on your modem: To power on the Modem
- Connect the power cord
- Re-insert the backup batteries (if you have them)
- This process takes time. So you will have to wait for a few minutes for the modem to come online.
Connect your PC or laptop with the new Router:
- Check and make sure that your PC or laptop is not connected to any other wireless network.
- Connect the two devices with another Ethernet cable.
- Attach this Ethernet cable in one of the yellow ports you will find behind your router.
Turn on your router:
- Once your router is turned on, wait for the system LED to gradually start flashing.
Steps to Setup TP-Link Router: Configuration Guide
Customize your Wireless Network: You can find the default password in the label under your router. For security purposes, it is recommended that you change the default password. This is relatively easy:
- Open any internet browser, like Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, or others.
- Type default IP address like 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 in the address bar.
- A pop-up window will open. It will ask you to enter the username and password. Type in the default for both, which is ‘admin’.
- You will be redirected to the Admin Panel.
- Go to Quick Setup to manually configure your internet connection and wireless settings. You will realize that there are various connection types – Auto Detect by which your router can automatically detect your connection type, Dynamic IP which is for cable modem connections and connections behind all-in-one modem routers, Static IP when you have already been provided with specific IP parameters by your ISP, and PPPOE which is for connections whose username and password has been provided by your ISP.
- Since we are using a cable modem, let us select the second option, which is Dynamic IP.
- Choose the frequency you want to set for your wireless network and click on Next.
- On this page, you will have the option to change the network name and also create your wireless password.
- Once you have changed the details, click on Next.
- A page will open showing, Congratulations. This means you have been successful in setting up your wireless connection.
Connecting to the Wireless Network:
- Highlight the name of your network connection, and click on Connect.
- Enter the password that you have just created.
- Your device will be connected to the wireless internet connection.
If you can follow the steps that we have explained for you, it will be easier to set up your TP-Link Router. Once your router starts working, make sure you keep your router updated at all times.