TL-WR940N V6 User Guide

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

Panel Layout

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. Panel Layout

2.1. Top View

The router’s LED is located on the front panel. You can check the router’s working status by following the LED Explanation table.



On (Orange)

Power is on, but there is no internet connection.

On (Blue)

Router Mode: The internet is available.

Range Extender Mode: The router is connected to the host network.

Access Point Mode: At least one of the WAN/LAN ports is connected.

Blinking slowly

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

Blinking quickly

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

2.2. The Back Panel

The following parts (view from left to right) are located on the rear panel.



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 until the LED blinks to restore the router to its factory default settings.

Wi-Fi/WPS Button

Press this button for more than 5 seconds to turn on or off the wireless function of the router.

To enable the WPS function, press and hold this button for 1 second. If you have a WPS-supported device, you can press this button to quickly establish connection between the router and the client device and automatically configure wireless security for your wireless network.

Internet Port

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

Ethernet Ports (1/2/3/4)

For connecting your PCs or other wired network devices to the router.


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