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54Mbps eXtended Range™ Wireless Router (Discontinued Products)
TL-WR542G

Highlights:

  • Establish a 54Mbps wireless connection, sharing Internet access, downloading file
  • IP based bandwidth control allows administrators to determine how much bandwidth is allotted to each PC
  • WDS wireless bridge provides seamless bridge to expand wireless network
  • External detachable antennas allow for better alignment and stronger antenna upgrades

Overview

What This Product Does

54Mbps eXtended Range™ Wireless Router TL-WR542G integrates firewall, NAT-router and Wireless AP, which is dedicated to Small Office / Home Office (SOHO) allowing you to establish a better wireless connection than ever, sharing Internet Access, online-gaming or video streaming. Also, TL-WR542G supports WDS wireless bridge offering seamless bridging to expand your network coverage, making it convenient for you to pick up the signal during different rooms or offices. When it comes to the installation, Easy Setup Assistant could lead you through the setup process step-by-step, and even helps with wireless network settings and security configurations, especially for novice users.

4X Range – eXtended Range Technology

TL-WR542G complies with the IEEE 802.11g/b standards and adopts 2x to 3x eXtended Range WLAN transmission technology so that transmission distance is 2 -3 times that of traditional 11g/b solutions. That is to say, transmission range is extended to 4-9 times, which could effectively improve wireless performance.

IP QoS - Control Bandwidth Reasonably

Among the wireless network, indiscriminate Internet surfing and bandwidth-guzzling downloads by internal users often leave home or small office with insufficient bandwidth. TL-WR542G supports IP QoS function, allowing optimum utilization of bandwidth and offers bandwidth control over congestion, preventing the bandwidth abuse. In this way, the users of a small network receive committed and specific bandwidth, preventing non-critical applications from degrading network performance.

WPA / WPA2 Encryptions - Advanced Security

As for the security of WI-FI connection, WEP encryption has been no longer the strongest and safest guards for outside threats. TL-WR542G provides WPA/WPA2 encryptions (Both Personal and Enterprises) that are created by the WI-FI Alliance industry group, preventing your network from outside intrusions efficiently.

Easy Setup

Even novice users can easily setup their networking products. The device comes with a CD with an Easy Setup Assistant that leads you through the setup process step-by-step, and even helps with wireless network settings and security configurations.

Detachable Antenna

TL-WR542G offers 3dBi external antenna that can be rotated and adjusted in different directions to fit various operation environments, and can bring better performance than the internal antenna. For even more demanding applications, the detachable antenna can be replaced with diverse antennas to show even greater flexibility and wider wireless coverage.

Features

  • 54Mbps transmission rates, better for wireless network surfing or downloading
  • Adopts 2x to 3x eXtended range technology for wider wireless coverage
  • WDS wireless bridge provides seamless bridging to expand your wireless network
  • IP QoS assures the optimum utilization of bandwidth for fear of bandwidth abuse
  • Supports PPPOE, Dynamic IP, Static IP, L2TP, PPTP and BigPond Cable internet access
  • Built-in firewall supporting IP/MAC address and domain filtering to control certain network access
  • Easy Setup Assistant provides quick & hassle free installation
  • Compatible with all the 802.11b/g products
  • External detachable antennas allow for better alignment and stronger antenna upgrades

Specifications

HARDWARE FEATURES
Interface4 10/100Mbps LAN Ports
1 10/100Mbps WAN Port
ButtonReset Button
External Power Supply9VDC/0.6A
Wireless StandardsIEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b
Antenna5dBi Detachable Omni-Directional (RP-SMA)
Dimensions ( W x D x H )6.9 x 4.4 x 1.2 in. (174 x 111 x 30mm)
WIRELESS FEATURES
Frequency2.4-2.4835GHz
Signal Rate11g: Up to 54Mbps(dynamic)
11b: Up to 11Mbps(dynamic)
EIRP<20dBm(EIRP)
Reception Sensitivity54M: -68dBm@10% PER
11M: -85dBm@8% PER
6M: -88dBm@10% PER
1M: -90dBm@8% PER
Wireless FunctionsEnable/Disable Wireless Radio, WDS Bridge
Wireless Security64/128/152-bit WEP / WPA / WPA2,WPA-PSK / WPA2-PSK
SOFTWARE FEATURES
WAN TypeDynamic IP/Static IP/PPPoE/
PPTP/L2TP/BigPond
DHCPServer, Client, DHCP Client List,
Address Reservation
Quality of ServiceBandwidth Control
Port ForwardingVirtual Server,Port Triggering, UPnP, DMZ
Dynamic DNSDynDns, Comexe, PeanutHull
VPN Pass-ThroughPPTP, L2TP, IPSec (ESP Head)
Access ControlParental Control, Local Management Control, Host List, Access Schedule, Rule Management
Firewall SecurityDoS, SPI Firewall
IP Address Filter/MAC Address Filter/Domain Filter
IP and MAC Address Binding
ManagementAccess Control
Local Management
Remote Management
OTHERS
CertificationCE, FCC, RoHS
Package ContentsTL-WR542G
1 detachable omni directional antenna
Power supply unit
Resource CD
Quick Installation Guide
System RequirementsMicrosoft® Windows® 98SE, NT, 2000, XP, Vista™ or Windows 7, MAC® OS, NetWare®, UNIX® or Linux.
EnvironmentOperating Temperature: 0℃~40℃ (32℉~104℉)
Storage Temperature: -40℃~70℃ (-40℉~158℉)
Operating Humidity: 10%~90% non-condensing
Storage Humidity: 5%~90% non-condensing

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Some official firmware of TP-LINK products can be replaced by the third party firmware such as DD-WRT. TP-LINK does not provide technical support and does not guarantee the performance and stability of third party firmware. Damage to the product as a result of using third party firmware will void the product's warranty.