How to change TP-Link 11N wireless router into a wireless Access Point (new logo)?

Configuration Guide
Updated 04-17-2019 01:05:35 AM
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For router like TL-WR840N_V3, TL-WR840_V4 that has the access point mode, please refer to How to configure the TP-Link 11N wireless router as Access Point (new logo)?


This article will explain how to change your TP-Link N router into an access point. The main router will be connected to the TP-Link N router via LAN port (as seen below).  The WAN port is not used for this configuration.

Step 1

Log into the router’s web management page:

How do I log into the web-based Utility (Management Page) of TP-Link wireless router?


Step 2

Go to Network -> LAN on the side menu and change the LAN IP address of your TP-Link N router to an IP address on the same segment of the main router. This IP address should be outside the main router’s DHCP range.


Example: If your DHCP is - then you can set the IP to

Note: After changing the LAN IP address, a reboot will be required and you will need to log into the TP-Link N router with the new IP address.


Step 3

Go to Wireless -> Wireless Settings and configure the SSID (Network name). Select Save.


Note: Here the SSID refers to the network name of the wireless access point. It can be the same as the main router’s network name, or different.

Step 4

Go to Wireless -> Wireless Security and configure the wireless security. WPA/WPA2-Personal is recommended as the most secure option. Once configured, click Save.

Note: If using a dual band router, repeat this process for the 5GHz band as well.


Step 5

Go to DHCP -> DHCP Settings and select Disable the DHCP Server. Select Save.


Step 6

Go to System Tools -> Reboot and select Reboot to reboot the device.

Step 7

Use an Ethernet cable to connect the main router to your TP-Link N router through their LAN ports (any LAN ports may be used). All other LAN ports on your TP-Link N router will now grant devices Internet access. Alternatively, any Wi-Fi device can now access the Internet through your TP-Link N router by using the SSID and Password set up in the above steps.


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