How to Set Up a TP-Link Wi-Fi Router Using the Tether APP

Configuration Guide
Updated 03-22-2024 14:19:09 PM FAQ view icon875685
This Article Applies to: 

Note: This article applies to TP-Link wireless routers that are compatible with the TP-Link Tether app.

The Archer AX55is used as an example in this case.

Step 1. Connect an Ethernet cable between your modem and the router’s WAN port, as seen in Picture 1, or an Ethernet port from the wall as in Picture 2.

Picture 1

Picture 2

Step 2. Connect your smartphone to the Wi-Fi network of your TP-Link Wi-Fi Router. The default wireless network name and password of your router are printed on the label beneath the device.

Step 3. Launch the Tether App on your phone.

Step 4. Select your TP-Link wireless router from the device list.

Step 5. Create a username and password for your  router.

Step 6. Select your Internet connection type, such as PPPoE, Dynamic IP, and Static IP, or fill in the VLAN ID if required by your ISP. VLAN ID information will need to be confirmed with your ISP. The Common connection types of ISPs listed is for reference only.

If connection type is Dynamic IP, please select it and click Next

If the connection type is PPPOE, enter the username and password provided by your ISP and click Next.


Note: If connecting the TP-Link router to a modem or another router, as shown in Picture 1, please choose Dynamic IP. If you are unsure whether the source Ethernet cable is connected to a modem or router (e.g., the cable is run from the wall, as shown in Picture 2), it is recommended  to confirm with ISP whether or not that connection is an Internet source.

Picture 1

Picture 2

If your ISP requires a VLAN ID, please obtain the VLAN ID from your ISP and enter it using the following steps:

  1. Enable IPTV/VLAN, select Custom if your ISP is not on the list
  2. Enter the VLAN ID provided by your ISP for the Internet VLAN ID
  3. Check 802.1Q Tag and leave the priority at the default setting.
  4. Choose Internet for all the LAN ports.
  5. Do not change other settings unless necessary, or instructed by your ISP, and click on “Done” to apply changes.

Step 7. When prompted “Do you need to change your MAC address”, please select from the available options based on your networking needs. 

Note: Please choose “Do not Change MAC address (Recommended)” if you are not sure.

Step 8. Customize the 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wireless Network settings.

Step 9. Set the preferred Update Time for automatic firmware updates, or Skip this step if preferred.

Step 10. Confirm and apply your settings. The Tether APP will then test your network connection and will notify you if the setup was successful, or if there were any issues connecting.

Step 11. Done! You are now ready to enjoy your Internet connection.


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