How to set up 3G/4G or 4G/5G Deco Routers?

Configuration Guide
Updated 10-21-2022 02:56:11 AM 16454
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You can set your Deco as a 3G/4G or 4G/5G router or a wireless router to meet the needs of different network scenarios.

Here we take Deco X80-5G for example.

Note:

Features available in Deco may vary by model and software version. All steps and images described here are only examples and may not reflect your actual Deco experience.

Set up your Deco in 3G/4G or 4G/5G Router mode

When working in 3G/4G or 4G/5G Router mode, Deco connects to the internet via a SIM card inserted.

1. Go to Google Play or the App Store to download the Deco app. Install the Deco app on your Android or iOS smartphone or tablet.

2. Open Deco app. Log in or sign up to set up a TP-Link ID.

Note: If you already have a TP-Link Cloud account, you can log in with your account.

3. Tap Let’s begin.

4. Select your Deco model.

5. Select Use as a 4G/5G Router.

6. Unpack the contents of the box. Once you verify you have everything, go to the next step.

7. Insert a SIM card to your Deco.

8. Place your Deco in an open area near a window and power outlet. Look for a location where it can receive a strong 5G signal.

9. Power on your Deco and wait until the LED pulses blue.

10. Connect your phone to the Deco’s default SSID printed on the bottom label (such as Deco_XXXX).

Note: Some phones may connect to the default SSID automatically. The Deco app will notify it found the Deco.

11. Assign your connected Deco to a room. The location will be also used as this Deco’s name.

12. Confirm or customize the SIM card information. If you are not sure, contact your ISP.

13. Create your Wi-Fi network name and password.

14. Connect your phone/tablet to the Deco’s Wi-Fi.

15. Setup complete. Now you can connect all your devices to the Deco network. If you have other Deco units in the same package, just plug in these Decos and they will be added to the network within 2 minutes.

Set up your Deco in Wi-Fi Router mode

When working in Wireless Router mode, Deco connects to the internet via an Ethernet cable. If you already have a modem or your internet comes via an Ethernet cable from the wall, you can set the Deco as a regular wireless router to share the internet.

1. Go to Google Play or the App Store to download the Deco app. Install the Deco app on your Android or iOS smartphone or tablet.

2. Open Deco app. Log in or sign up to set up a TP-Link ID.

Note: If you already have a TP-Link Cloud account, you can log in with your account.

3. Tap Let’s begin.

4. Select your Deco model.

5. Select Use as a Wi-Fi Router.

6. Unpack the contents of the box. Once you verify you have everything, go to the next step.

7. Power off your modem and remove the backup battery if it has one.

8. Connect one of your Deco units to your modem via Ethernet cable and power on both devices.

9. Wait for the ‘Internet’ light to be stable on your modem.

10. Wait until Deco’s LED light pulses blue.

Note: If the LED is not pulsing blue, press the RESET on Deco for one second, the LED will turn to yellow. Just wait for about 2 minutes until the LED turn to pulsing blue and go on.

11. Connect your phone to the Deco’s default SSID printed on the bottom label (such as Deco_XXXX).

Note: Some phones may connect to the default SSID automatically. The Deco app will notify it found the Deco.

12. Assign your connected Deco to a room. The location will be also used as this Deco’s name.

13. Choose your internet connection type. If you can’t confirm this information, contact your ISP for a check. If your ISP has VLAN settings, filling in the VLAN information then go to the next step.

14. Create your Wi-Fi network name and password.

15. Connect your phone/tablet to the Deco’s Wi-Fi.

16. Setup complete. Now you can connect all your devices to the Deco network. If you have other Deco units in the same package, just plug in these Decos and they will be added to the network within 2 minutes.

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