Q: What is Tether?
A: Tether APP lets you access your TP-Link devices on your smartphone, and brings an easier way to help accomplish the most common settings such as Internet connection, wireless network name and password, access control rules etc.
Q: Does Tether support my TP-Link device?
A: Currently Tether supports the following models (English firmware). Only the corresponding hardware version listed and newer versions will support Tether.
To use Tether, please download and upgrade your device to the latest firmware from our website.
The English firmware on www.tp-link.com/en
are most updated and suitable for universal use. For localized firmware compatibility please check the firmware release notes on corresponding websites.
More models will support Tether gradually through firmware update.
Q: What if Tether cannot detect my TP-Link device in the “Device” Page?
A: 1. Make sure your device is in the compatibility list and is updated with the latest firmware.
2. Make sure you are not connecting to the device through a Guest Network.
Q: What if Tether failed to log in my TP-Link device?
A: 1. Make sure your device is updated with the latest firmware.
2. Make sure you enter the correct username/password, it is the same with your web login. The default username/password is admin/admin.
3. Tether cannot log in your range extender if you have set up your range extender with a static LAN IP which is not in the same subnet with your router. Please make sure the range extender is in the same subnet with the router.
Q: Will Tether support TL-WDR4900 in the future?
A: Sorry. TL-WDR4900 is discontinued and won’t release new upgraded firmware. But Tether 1.0 will continue supporting it. Android users can retrieve Tether 1.0 from our support team.
Q: Will Tether support TL-WA850RE 1.0 in the future?
A: Sorry. TL-WA850RE V1 is discontinued and won’t release new upgraded firmware.
Tether does NOT support the following models either:
TL-WA750RE V1/TL-WA854RE V1/TL-WA860RE V1/TL-WA830RE V2
Q: Does Tether work if my smartphone is connecting to the 5GHz Network of my dual band device?
A: Yes. Tether works with both bands of 2.4GHz and 5GHz. But it does not work if you are connecting to your device through Guest Network.
Q: Does Tether work if my smartphone is connecting to a Guest Network?
A: Sorry. Tether does not work if you are connecting to your device through a Guest Network.
Make sure you are connecting to the main network of your device before using Tether.
Q: Does Tether work if my TP-Link devices work as AP?
A: Sorry. Tether does not work if TP-Link devices work as AP/access point.
Q: Does Tether work if I change the LAN IP of my TP-Link device?
A: Yes. Just be sure your smartphone is still connecting to your device after you changed the LAN IP. And be sure your smartphone is still in the same subnet with your device after you changed the LAN IP.
Q: What’s the username and password to sign in to Tether?
A: The default username and password are both admin (small case), same as that to log in to the web-based management page. Use the one you’ve created to sign in if it’s not admin any more. And we can only hard reset the TP-LINK device to revert it back to admin if you forgot your username or password.
Q: I have some suggestions/questions for TP-Link Tether. How could I contact you?
A: If you need more help with TP-Link Tether,
Post a thread on our forum to feedback your suggestions/questions.
Thank you for your attention to TP-Link.
User Application Requirement | Updated 10-10-2017 03:15:31 AM