Tplink Router Configuration

Connect Power:

  • Connect the power cable to a power source, such as an outlet or a surge protector.
  • Connect the other end of the power line to the router’s power input, which is usually found at the back of the Tplink router.
  • Your router should now be operational.

Using a cable or wire to connect to the modem:

To provide an Internet connection to the local network, your router must be connected to a modem.

  • Get yourself an Ethernet cable.
  • Plug one end of the cable into the router’s Internet (or WAN) port on the back panel. The port could be blue or grey in color.
  • Plug one end of the cable into an accessible Ethernet (or LAN) connector on the modem’s back panel. Yellow is the most common color for these ports.
  • This is usually all that is required to connect your router to a wired network.

Log in:

Open a web browser on a PC linked to the TP-Link router (such as Safari, Google Chrome or Internet Explorer).
In the address box at the top of the browser, type
URL in the browser address bar
If the address does not work, look at the router’s bottom to see what the default access address is. You can also connect using your IP address (for example, or
A TP-Link label with the default access address marked is an example.
If you’re asked for a username and password, it’ll probably be on the same label as your router’s address.
Example of a TP-Link label highlighting the default login and password

The default login credentials are:

admin is the user name.
admin is the password.

Select password:

If at all possible, choose a password that is both difficult to guess and resistant to brute-force attacks.

Change ssid and password:

After login in to the router’s user interface, do the following:

  • Then select Wireless 2.4 and Wireless Settings.
  • Change or confirm the Network Name. Others will notice the network name (or SSID) when looking for available wireless networks in the vicinity. To alter the network name on some models, go to Advanced, Wireless, and then Wireless Settings.
  • Then, under Wireless Security, enter your new password. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save.
  • Select WPA2-PSK as the version. On some models, you must first pick Security, then Version. WPA/WPA2 – Personal and WPA2-PSK are the options.
  • In the box next to Password, type your selected password.
  • After you’ve finished, click Save.
  • Your wifi security settings have been updated, and your devices should now be able to connect.

1You must reconnect your wifi devices every time you modify your wireless security settings.
2If your router is dual-band, which means it has both a 2.4 and a 5 GHz network, you may need to repeat the procedures above for each network because each network can be configured separately. For each band, you must use a distinct network name.
3Because it is handled individually if your router has a guest network, you will need to perform the instructions stated above for the guest network.

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