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TP-LINK Tether

TP-LINK's Tether App provides the easiest way to access, manage and share your router's resources with your iOS and Android devices. From setup, to parental control, to media sharing, Tether provides a simple, intuitive user interface to see what the status of your router is, who's online and what their privileges are. Unique to Tether, from PC-based web management tools, stream media from a flash disk connected to your router onto your device.

Compatible with

iPhone, iPod Touch, require iOS 5.1 or later.
Android phones or tablets, require Android 2.3.3 or later.

To get started with Tether, be sure you are connected to one of our compatible routers below:

Compatible Routers

To use TP-LINK Tether, please click below to update your router to the latest firmware.

Archer C7/TL-WDR4900/
TL-WDR4300/TL-WDR3600/
TL-WDR3500
Firmware updates coming soon!

Setting up your router with Tether

Straight out of the box, use Tether to set up your new TP-LINK router listed in the compatible routers list above. Setup SSID, password and Internet settings to get online in no time!

Live Network Management Access with Tether

Tether will give you an overview of who is connected to the router; see someone who shouldn't be there? Tether also lets you block them from your network at the touch of a button. Say goodbye to Wi-Fi thieving neighbors!

Streaming Router Connected Files and Media to your Devices

Tether allows you to detect and stream media files on USB hard drives or flash disks connected to your router, to your iOS and Android devices.

Supported Media Formats are:

  • Supported audio formats: AAC, HE-AAC, AMR-NB, FLAC, MP2, MP3, Vorbis, and PCM/WAVE
  • Supported video formats: H.263, H.264 AVC, MPEG-4 SP and FLV
  • Supported photo formats: JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP

Managing Administrators and Online Behaviors with Tether

Tether lets you designate which of your devices or users gets to control the router and permissions that come with that. Also, using URL-based 'white list', you can determine which sites are safe to visit (and in so doing, prevent access to those that aren't), while also limiting access to the network during certain times of day for your children's devices, so bed time means bed time!


Administrator Device

Kelly's Laptop

Tether lets you control all the devices on the local network.


  • Managed Device
    Susan's iPhone
    Administrator Device
    Kelly's Laptop
    Managed Device
    Susan's iPhone
    June's iPad
    Guest Phone
  • Managed Device
    June's iPad
    Time: 18:00 19:30

    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
  • Managed Device
    Guest Phone
    Schedule
    18:00 - 19:30 Workday
    Approved Websites
    www.google.com
    www.facebook.com
    www.youtube.com