How to set up Deco X20-DSL and Deco X73-DSL

Configuration Guide
Updated 10-24-2022 10:08:06 AM 4164
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You can set up your Deco as a DSL modem router or a wireless router to meet the needs of different network scenarios.

Here we take Deco X73-DSL 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 DSL Modem Router mode

When working in DSL Modem Router mode, Deco connects to the internet via a phone cable.

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 DSL Modem Router.

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

7. If you need phone service, connect your Deco to the splitter and connect the DSL splitter to the phone jack. If not, connect your Deco to the phone jack with the provided phone cable.

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

9. Connect the analog phone to the fxs port of your Deco.

Note: Fxs port is only supported on some Deco models.

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. Choose your current region and ISP (Internet Service Provider). If you cannot find your ISP in the list, select Other.

13. Select your DSL connection type.

14. Choose your internet connection type and enter the necessary information. If you are not sure, contact your ISP for a check. If your ISP has VLAN settings, filling in the VLAN information then go to the next step.

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

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

17. Set VoIP. Add your telephone accounts to the Deco and start making phone calls over the internet.

Note: VoIP feature is only supported for some Deco models.

18. 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 the analog phone to the fxs port of your Deco.

Note: Fxs port is only supported on some Deco models.

12. 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.

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

14. 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.

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

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

17. Set VoIP. Add your telephone accounts to the Deco and start making phone calls over the internet.

Note: VoIP feature is only supported for some Deco models.

18. 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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