How to setup and use the Media Server feature on the TP-Link wireless routers to share media files?

If you have Archer C7 V2/V3 with firmware published on 2014/9/29 and later, Archer C5 V1 with firmware published on 2014/9/12 and later. Please follow this instruction to set it up:
How to setup and use the Media Server feature on the Archer C7/C5 router to share media files?
If you have Archer C2, Archer C20i, please follow this instruction to set it up:
How to set up and use the Media Server feature on the Archer C2 and Archer C20i routers to share media files?
If you have  Archer C8, Archer C9, Archer C5 V2 please follow this instruction to set it up:
How to enable Media Sharing on the Archer C8 or C9 router?
Here I set an example to share the videos in my USB drive, I use the router TL-WR1043ND and Windows 7 Media Player to play it.
 
Step 1. Log into the router page and go to USB Settings -> Media Server.
 
 
Step 2. Enable Media Server service and choose the folders you want to share.
 

 
 
 
Step 3. Run Windows Media Players and Go to Library.
 
 
Step 4. Windows Media Player has discovered the media server. Please choose it and select the content.
 
 
Step 5. You can play it.
 
 
Note: Other players may not be able to discover the media server due to that they don´t support DLNA protocol.
 
The following multi-media formats are proved to be supported by our wireless routers’ Media Server function.
 
 
This Article Suits for:
TL-WR842N , Archer C20( V1 ) , TL-WR842ND
User Application Requirement | Updated 03-02-2015 02:43:56 AM