How to setup a TP-Link DSL modem router as an Access Point?

Configuration Guide
Updated 10-11-2019 03:00:27 AM 129602
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Note:  To avoid connection issues during setup, make sure to complete the following steps through a computer wired directly to the router.


Physical Connection


Step 1: Connect your computer to LAN port of TP-Link DSL modem router via a cable.

Step 2: Power on the router.


Configuration Guide


1. Log into the router using or the default IP address  The default login username and password are both admin (all lower case).  If needed, you may refer to How to log into the web-based interface of the AC VDSL/ADSL Modem Router for more detailed information.


2. Click Advanced on the top navigation bar, then select Wireless on the left panel. Input your Wireless Network Name (SSID) and Password, then click Save (bottom left of the screen) to save your changes.

3. Click Advanced > Network > LAN > DHCP Server.  Change the LAN address to one on the main router’s subnet. Uncheck the Enable box for DHCPThen click SAVE
Example:  If the root router’s IP is with an IP range of, you would set the TP-Link device to


Note:  After changing the IP address settings, you’ll need to reboot your modem router, then log back into the modem router with the new IP address.

4. Connect your TP-Link modem router to the root router with an Ethernet cable (LAN to LAN) and test your wireless connection through your computer.


Congratulations! All your Wi-Fi enabled devices can connect to the customized wireless network.


Get to know more details of each function and configuration please go to Download Center to download the manual of your product.

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