- Broadband Internet Access Service (DSL/Cable/Ethernet)
- One DSL/Cable modem that has an RJ45 connector
- Each PC in the LAN needs a working Ethernet Adapter and an Ethernet cable
- TCP/IP protocol must be installed on each PC
- Web browser, such as Internet Explorer 5.0 or later, Netscape Navigator 6.0 or later
Installation Environment Requirements
- Do not place in direct sunlight or near a heater or heating vent
- Do not cluttered or crowded. There should be at least 2 inches (5 cm) of clear space on all sides of the router
- Well ventilated (especially if it is in a closet)
- Operating temperature: 0℃~40℃ (32℉~104℉)
- Operating Humidity: 10%~90%RH, Non-condensing
Wireless Installation Considerations
1. Position your wireless devices and avoid any barrier such as wall and ceiling to keep the number of barriers between the TP-LINK router and other wireless devices to a minimum, because each wall or ceiling can reduce your wireless adapter’s range from 3-90 feet (1-30 meters).
2. Position wireless devices so that the signal will travel straight through a wall or ceiling along the horizontal line instead of at an angle for reducing signal attenuation.
3. Materials and objects such as glass, steel, metal, walls with insulation, water (fish tanks), mirrors, file cabinets, brick and concrete will degrade your wireless signal. But materials and objects have the different effect for wireless signal. For example a solid metal door or aluminum studs may have a negative effect on signal range, so please position wireless device to make the signal passes through dry wall or open doorway.
4. Keep your product away (at least 1-2 meters) from electrical devices or appliances that generate RF noise. And if you are using 2.4GHz cordless phone or other wireless devices such as ceiling fans, lights, video and home security systems, your wireless connection may drop completely. Make sure your 2.4GHz phone base is as far away from your wireless devices as possible. The base transmits a signal even if the phone is not in use.
Before you begin to install
- Make sure your computer can connect to the Internet through your broadband service successfully. If there is any problem, please contact your ISP.
- Please configure the router with the computer that was last connected directly to your modem.
- You can only use the Ethernet port on your modem. If you were using the USB connection before using the router, then you must turn off your modem, disconnect the USB cable and connect an Ethernet cable to the Internet port on the router, and then turn the modem back on. In some cases, you may need to call your ISP to change connection types (USB to Ethernet).
- If you have DSL broadband service and are connecting via PPPoE, make sure you disable or uninstall any PPPoE software such as WinPoet, Broadjump, or Enternet 300 from your computer, or else you will not be able to connect to the Internet. Some ISPs also provide similar PPPoE software.
- Please follow the Quick Installation Guide and User Guide to install and configure your TP-LINK Router.