What is the TP-Link Router Alexa Skill and how do I use it?

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Updated 05-09-2020 06:57:25 AM
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What is TP-Link Router Skill for Alexa?

TP-Link Router Skill is a kit of skills developed for TP-Link Wi-Fi products to work with Amazon Alexa. Thanks to this feature, you can control and customize your home network by giving simple voice commands to Alexa.

TP-Link Router Skill contains two kinds of skills, custom skill and native skill. When using custom skills, you need to add the TP-Link prefix to voice commands. While using native skills, no prefix is needed.

Here we take one of the router skills as an example.

Custom Skill: Alexa, ask TP-Link to turn on the guest Wi-Fi.

Native Skill: Alexa, turn on the guest Wi-Fi.

Note: Currently only Deco M5 supports TP-Link native skill. But don’t worry, more models will support this feature in future updates.

 

What functions can I control with TP-Link Router Skill?

With TP-Link Router Skills, you can control some functions of your TP-Link routers, including Guest Network, Night Mode, LED, etc.

Please check the List below to see if your TP-Link product is compatible.

Wi-Fi Routers Product

Model

Hardware version

Supported Functions

Archer AX11000

V1

QoS, Speedtest®, Guest Network,

LED, WPS, Night Mode

Archer AX6000

V1

Archer C5400X

V1

Archer C5400

V2

Archer C4000

V2

Archer A20

V1

Archer C3150

V2

Archer C2300

V1

Archer A2300

V1

Archer C7

V4/V5 

Guest Network, LED,

WPS, Night Mode

Archer C9

V5 

Archer C90

V6

Archer A7

V5 

Archer A9

V5/V6

Archer A10

V1

QoS (Device Priority), Guest Network,

LED, WPS, Night Mode

Archer A2600

V1

Whole Home Wi-Fi Product

Deco M9 Plus

V1

QoS, Speedtest®, Guest Network,

LED, Night Mode

Deco M5

V1/V2

Deco P7

V1

Deco M4

V1

QoS, Guest Network, LED, Night Mode

        Deco S4                V2

Deco P9

V1

Deco E4

V1

Deco M3

V1

Deco E3

V1

Deco W2400

V1

 

How do I use TP-Link Router Skill?

To use the TP-Link Router Skill, just speak to your Amazon speakers (such as Amazon Echo, Amazon Echo Show, etc) with the following voice commands.

Voice Commands of TP-Link Custom Skills

Function

Action

Command

LED

On

Alexa, ask TP-Link to turn/switch on the router's lights.

Alexa, tell TP-Link I want to/I would like to enable my router's lights.

Alexa, ask TP-Link to show me the router's light.

Off

Alexa, ask TP-Link to turn/switch off the router's lights.

Alexa, tell TP-Link I want to/I would like to disable my router's lights.

Alexa, tell TP-Link I don't want to see the router's lights.

Night Mode

On

Alexa, ask TP-Link to turn/switch on the night mode.

Alexa, tell TP-Link I want to/I would like to enable/activate the sleep mode.

Alexa, tell TP-Link I am going to sleep.

Off

Alexa, ask TP-Link to turn/switch off the night mode.

Alexa, tell TP-Link I want to/I would like to disable/deactivate the sleep mode.

Set time

Alexa, ask TP-Link to change the time/times/timing of night mode.

Alexa, tell TP-Link I want to/I would like to change the night mode time/times/timing.

WPS

On

Alexa, tell TP-Link I want to connect/add a new device to the network.

Alexa, ask TP-Link to help me connect/add my device to Wi-Fi.

Alexa, ask TP-Link to turn/switch on the WPS.

Alexa, tell TP-Link I want to/I would like to enable/activate the WPS.

Guest Network

On

Alexa, tell TP-Link I have friends coming.

Alexa, ask TP-Link to turn/switch on the guest Wi-Fi.

Alexa, tell TP-Link I want to/I would like to enable/activate the guest network.

Off

Alexa, ask TP-Link to turn/switch off the guest Wi-Fi.

Alexa, tell TP-Link I want to/I would like to disable/deactivate the guest network.

Speedtest®

Test Speed

Alexa, ask TP-Link to run/start/do/perform a Speedtest®.

Alexa, ask TP-Link what's my internet speed.

Alexa, ask TP-Link how fast is my network.

Alexa, tell TP-Link I want to/I would like to know if my speed is slow.

Alexa, ask TP-Link to turn/switch on the Speedtest®.

Alexa, tell TP-Link I want to/I would like to enable the Speedtest®.

QoS

On (Application Priority)

  • Gaming Mode:
    Alexa, tell TP-Link I want to/I would like to/I am going to/I will be play games.
    Alexa, ask TP-Link to prioritize gaming.
    Alexa, ask TP-Link to turn/switch on the gaming mode.
    Alexa, tell TP-Link I want to/I would like to enable the game mode.
  • Streaming Mode:
    Alexa, tell TP-Link I want to/I would like to/I am going to/I will be watch videos.
    Alexa, ask TP-Link to prioritize streaming.
    Alexa, ask TP-Link to turn/switch on the streaming mode.
    Alexa, tell TP-Link I want to/I would like to enable the stream mode.
  • Surfing Mode:
    Alexa, tell TP-Link I want to/I would like to/I am going to/I will be surf the internet.
    Alexa, ask TP-Link to prioritize surfing.
    Alexa, ask TP-Link to turn/switch on the surfing mode.
    Alexa, tell TP-Link I want to/I would like to enable the surf mode.
  • Chatting Mode:
    Alexa, tell TP-Link I want to/I would like to/I am going to/I will be chat with my friends.
    Alexa, ask TP-Link to prioritize chatting.
    Alexa, ask TP-Link to turn/switch on the chatting mode.
    Alexa, tell TP-Link I want to/I would like to enable the chat mode.
  • Standard Mode:
    Alexa, ask TP-Link to turn/switch off the standard mode.
    Alexa, tell TP-Link I want to/I would like to disable the standard mode.
    Alexa, tell TP-Link I don't want to prioritize any application/online activity.
  • Custom Mode:
    Alexa, ask TP-Link to turn/switch on the custom mode.
    Alexa, tell TP-Link I want to/I would like to enable the custom priority.

Off (Application Priority)

  • Gaming Mode:
    Alexa, ask TP-Link to turn/switch off the gaming mode.
    Alexa, tell TP-Link I want to/I would like to disable the game mode.
  • Streaming Mode:
    Alexa, ask TP-Link to turn/switch off the streaming mode.
    Alexa, tell TP-Link I want to/I would like to disable the stream mode.
  • Surfing Mode:
    Alexa, ask TP-Link to turn/switch off the surfing mode.
    Alexa, tell TP-Link I want to/I would like to disable the surf mode.
  • Chatting Mode:
    Alexa, ask TP-Link to turn/switch off the chatting mode.
    Alexa, tell TP-Link I want to/I would like to disable the chat mode.
  • Custom Mode:
    Alexa, ask TP-Link to turn/switch off the custom mode.
    Alexa, tell TP-Link I want to/I would like to disable the custom priority.

Prioritize (Device Priority)

Alexa, ask TP-Link to prioritize my favorite device for 2 hours.

Alexa, tell TP-Link I want to/I would like to prioritize my favorite device.

Alexa, ask TP-Link to set/assign/give QoS to my devices all the time.

Stop prioritizing (Device Priority)

Alexa, ask TP-Link to stop prioritizing my devices.

Alexa, tell TP-Link I want to/I would like to remove the priority of my favorite device.

Alexa, tell TP-Link I don't want to prioritize my devices anymore.

 

Voice Commands of TP-Link Native Skills

Function

Action

Command

LED

On

Alexa, turn on router lights

Off

Alexa, turn off router lights

Night Mode

On

Alexa, turn on night mode

Off

Alexa, turn off night mode

WPS

On

Alexa, turn on WPS

Guest Network

On

Alexa, turn on guest network/turn on guest Wi-Fi

Off

Alexa, turn off guest network/turn on guest Wi-Fi

QoS

On

Alexa, set QoS to gaming/standard/streaming/chatting/surfing/custom

or

Alexa, set Application priority to gaming/standard/streaming/chatting/surfing/custom

Access Control

(Required extra configuration on the Alexa App, refer to the link for details.)

Alexa, pause Wi-Fi for John's tablet (John's tablet is the name of the tablet).
Alexa, pause internet for Jane's computer.
Alexa, enable the Wi-Fi for Junior's tablet for thirty minutes.
Alexa, enable the internet for Junior's phone for three hours.
Alexa, turn off the Wi-Fi for John's tablet.
Alexa, enable the internet for Junior's phone for three hours.

 

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