Archer C7 V5 User Guide

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Chapter 1 Get to Know About Your Router

This chapter introduces what the router can do and shows its appearance.

It contains the following sections:

Product Overview

Appearance

1. Product Overview

The TP-Link router is designed to fully meet the need of Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) networks and users demanding higher networking performance. The powerful antennas ensure continuous Wi-Fi signal to all your devices while boosting widespread coverage throughout your home, and the built-in Ethernet ports supply high-speed connection to your wired devices.

Moreover, it is simple and convenient to set up and use the TP-Link router due to its intuitive web interface and the powerful Tether app.

2. Appearance

2.1. The Front Panel

The router’s LEDs (view from left to right) are located on the front panel. You can check the router’s working status by following the LED Explanation table.

LED Explanation

Name

Status

Indication

(Power)

On

The system has started up successfully.

Flashing

The system is starting up or the firmware is being upgraded. Do not disconnect or power off your router.

Off

Power is off.

(2.4GHz Wireless)

On

The 2.4GHz wireless band is enabled.

Off

The 2.4GHz wireless band is disabled.

(5GHz Wireless)

On

The 5GHz wireless band is enabled.

Off

The 5GHz wireless band is disabled.

(Internet)

Green On

Internet service is available.

Orange On

The router’s Internet port is connected, but the internet service is not available.

Off

The router’s Internet port is unplugged.

(Ethernet)

On

A powered-on device is connected to the router’s corresponding Ethernet port.

Off

No powered-on device is connected to the router’s corresponding Ethernet port.

(USB)

On

The inserted USB device is ready to use.

Flashing

A USB device is being identified.

Off

No device is plugged into the USB port.

(WPS)

On/Off

This light remains on for 5 minutes when a WPS connection is established, then turns off.

Flashing

WPS connection is in progress. This may take up to 2 minutes.

2.2. The Back Panel

The router’s ports (view from left to right) are located on the rear panel.

Item

Description

Power Port

For connecting the router to a power socket via the provided power adapter.

Power On/Off Button

Press this button to power on or off the router.

Reset Button

Press and hold this button for more than 5 seconds to reset the router to its factory default settings.

USB Port

For connecting to a USB device.

Internet Port

For connecting to a DSL/Cable modem, or an Ethernet jack.

Ethernet Ports (1/2/3/4)

For connecting your PC or other Ethernet network devices to the router.

WPS/Wi-Fi On/Off

Press this button, and immediately press the WPS button on your device. The WPS LED of the router should change from flashing to solid on, indicating successful WPS connection.

Press and hold the Wi-Fi button for about 2 seconds to turn on or off the wireless function of your router.

Antennas

Used for wireless operation and data transmit. Upright them for the best
Wi-Fi performance.

 
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