TD-W9960 V1.2 User Guide

Chapter 2 Connect the Hardware

This chapter contains the following sections:

Position Your Modem Router

Connect Your Modem Router

1. Position Your Modem Router

With the modem router, you can access your network from anywhere within the wireless network coverage. However, the wireless signal strength and coverage vary depending on the environment your modem router is in. Obstacles may limit the range of the wireless signal, for example, concrete structures, thick walls.

For best Wi-Fi performance, and to keep your network secure:

Do not locate the modem router in a place where it will be exposed to moisture or excessive heat.

Keep the product away from strong electromagnetic radiation and devices that emit electromagnetic waves.

Place the modem router in a location where it can be connected to the various devices as well as to a power source.

Make sure the cables and power cord are safely placed out of the way so they do not create a tripping hazard.

Tips: The modem router can be placed on a shelf or desktop.

2. Connect Your Modem Router

Follow the steps below to connect your modem router.

1.Connect the DSL line and power adapter. The electrical outlet shall be installed near the device and shall be easily accessible.

2.Connect your computer to the modem router.

Method 1: Wired

Connect your computer’s Ethernet port to the LAN port on the modem router via the Ethernet cable.

Method 2: Wirelessly

Use the default SSID (Wireless Network Name) and Wireless Password printed on the included Wi-Fi Info Card or on the product label of the modem router to connect wirelessly.

Method 3: Use the WPS button

Wireless devices that support WPS, including Android phones, tablets, most USB network cards, can be connected to your router through this method. (WPS is not supported by iOS devices.)


The WPS function cannot be configured if the wireless function of the router is disabled. Also, the WPS function will be disabled if your wireless encryption is WEP. Please make sure the wireless function is enabled and is configured with the appropriate encryption before configuring the WPS.

1 )Tap the WPS icon on the device’s screen.

2 )Immediately press the WPS button on your modem router.

3 )The Wi-Fi LED flashes quickly.

4 )When the Wi-Fi LED stabilizes and remains on, the client device has successfully connected to the modem router.