For the ease of the router setup, the TP-Link routers are suitable devices to consider. The TP-Link Router Setup can be done in less than one minute. The setup process is time-saving and requires no technical skills.
Setting up a new router is as easy as pie. TP-Link gave you the freedom to set it up on your own with their user-friendly interface, but if that’s not enough for you, they also offer free professional installation services in most countries and areas around the world.
Steps to set TP-Link Router setup
1) Unpack your new TP-Link Router and install it.
2) Use an Ethernet cable to connect the router with a PC. Or, if the setup wizard supports a wireless connection, run the software that comes with the device on a computer.
3) Access your browser and type in www. tp link wifi/net. Click on the Proceed Button to get into the login page and enter a password for your router’s admin page if you change it from the default password! (Default Password: admin). Type in username as well.
4) In this step, you’re ready to configure network names and passwords and set up wifi security protocols. This step is much easier because TP-Link made it simple by providing an option to clone the existing router’s interface so that all routers’ network information can easily be copied into a new router without any hassles. You have to type the WAN/LAN LAN IP Address and WAN/LAN LAN Subnet Mask and click the Clone button.
5) TP-LINK Tether provides an easy way to access the TP-Link Router Setup page, regardless of the PC used. This will help you get access to any router settings you want quickly by using a browser.
6) Now, give your home network a new name; TP-Link gives this option in their interface so that you can change it from default “homenet” or “home” network, which is quite confusing at times. Type in whatever name you like instead of those two names. Also, type in your preferred wifi password (Note: Refer Password for wifi setup tab).
7) After setting the IP address and passwords, start using your router. When you’re done configuring the settings, don’t forget to click on the Save button and then go back to the main wifi page by clicking on the “home” button.
8) Now, choose a wifi name like home or homenet as TP-Link calls it instead of randomly generated one with SSID and give password security so that only authorized people will be able to connect and enjoy your network. Your device will get configured automatically when connected via cable with the network. If not, then run the setup wizard, which can be found in the software CD of your router.
9) Under the MAC filtering section, enable the MAC filter feature (disabled by default). This helps to prevent unauthorized access of strangers to the network. Under the Firewall Settings section, enable SPI (stateful packet inspection) and disable SPI Hairpin Mode.
10) Click on the Wireless-N Broadband Router tab to get into the wireless settings page of your TP-Link wireless router, where you can change your SSID name, wifi password, and other security settings according to your preference. Also, assign a static IP address for each PC connected with this router to always have the same IP address after restarting the devices. The MAC filtering / DHCP server / DMZ host settings will help manage multiple users over the private network without affecting their privacy or connectivity issues from time to time.