TP-Link is one of the most common routers that people buy because they have reliable hardware performance. Here is how you should set up yours. There are a lot of apps nowadays from Google Play Store that can actually hack Wi-Fi networks. These apps hide in the guise of WPS test app. These types of apps penetrate the WPS weakness by using the default factory login details. But these vulnerabilities can be fixed by simply changing the default values to your own personal configuration. So in this article, we will tell you a comprehensive guide to TP-Link router setup and configuration.
You can also do this for a different reason. If you just think that having your very own password and SSID network is a good idea then go for it. Or perhaps you just want to get sole access to the network and you do not want other members of the family to connect as well, that could be done too.
Anyway, if those are your reasons, this article can help you learn the TP-Link router setup and configuration. Let’s begin.
How to Setup TP-Link Router
This step-by-step guide is the typical guide to most TP-Link routers. So if you have a specific TP-Link router model, it is highly possible that it goes similar to this setup. You may check if your router model has the same settings values as this in the following guide.
- First, you have to make sure you are currently connected to the TP-Link router that you want to configure. If that is already setup then you may now proceed.
- Open your preferred browser and type in the address bar the TPlinkwifi.net or the 192.168.1.1. Either one of that will bring you to the login page of your router.
- For the default username and password, it is both admin. Yes, that’s admin for password and admin for the username.
- Press Enter and you will see the web user interface of the router.
- If this is your first time, click on the Quick Setup tab and follow the prompts. You can choose whether Static or Dynamic IP setup you would use. The dynamic option is the most common configuration as they are easier to setup and good for fewer connected devices. The IP static setup is a little more on manual configuration and best for more connected devices. If you know how it works then you can choose this option. If you do not know how to do it, opt for the Dynamic IP setup. Use the 126.96.36.199 as your primary DNS and 188.8.131.52 for the secondary DNS and hit Save.
- After you finish the Quick Setup, you may go straight with the Wi-Fi setup.
- Open your browser on the device connected to the network.
- On the browser address bar, type in the 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1.
- Look for the Wireless tab bar.
- On the SSID name, create your preferred network name. You can name it after yourself or whatever that makes you happy.
- On the Security option, choose your preferred encryption. We will recommend the WPA2-PSK as it is much harder to hack.
- On the password option, type your personal password. It could be anything. Try to use numbers and a combination of capital and small letter. Keep in mind that you should use a password that is difficult for others to figure out but easy for you to remember.
- Save or hit Apply to finalize the setup.
That’s it. I hope you get to properly configure your TP-Link router. You should be connected by now. If this guide is not the one you are looking for, you may go to TP-Link official website for the specific manual for your router model.
If you have questions and other concerns, please feel free to leave your thoughts in the comment section. We will be more than willing to respond and help out as much as we can.