TL-WR940N V6 User Guide

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Chapter 2 Connect to the Internet

This chapter contains the following sections:

Position Your Router

Connect to the Internet

1. Position Your Router

The product should not be located in a place where it will be exposed to moisture or excessive heat.

Place the router in a location where it can be connected to multiple 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.

The router can be placed on a shelf or desktop.

Keep the router away from strong devices with strong electromagnetic interference, such as Bluetooth devices, cordless phones and microwaves.

2. Connect to the Internet

The Router provides three working modes: Standard Wireless Router, Range Extender and Access Point. You can choose the mode to better suit your network needs and follow the guide to complete the configuration.

2.1. Standard Wireless Router Mode

1.Follow the steps below to connect your router.

If your internet connection is through an Ethernet cable from the wall instead of through a DSL / Cable / Satellite modem, connect the Ethernet cable directly to the router’s WAN port, and then follow Step 4 to complete the hardware connection.

1 )Turn off the modem, and remove the backup battery if it has one.

2 )Connect the modem to the router’s Internet port with an Ethernet cable.

3 )Turn on the modem, and then wait about 2 minutes for it to restart.

4 )Connect the power adapter to the router and turn on the router.

2.Connect your computer to the router.

Method 1: Wired

Turn off the Wi-Fi on your computer and connect the devices as shown below.

Method 2: Wirelessly

1 )Find the SSID (Network Name) and Wireless Password printed on the label at the bottom of the router.

2 )Click the network icon of your computer or go to Wi-Fi Settings of your smart device, and then select the SSID to join the network.

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.

Note:

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. Here we take an Android phone as an example.

2 )Immediately press the WPS button on your router.

3.Enter http://tplinkwifi.net in the address bar of a web browser. Use admin for username and password, and then click Login.

Note:

If the above screen does not pop-up, it means that your IE Web-browser has been set to a proxy. Go to menu Tools > Internet Options > Connections > LAN Settings, in the screen that appears, untick the Using Proxy checkbox, and click OK.

4.After successfully login, select Standard Wireless Router and follow the Quick Setup to set up the internet connection.

5.Enjoy! For wireless devices, you may have to reconnect to the wireless network if you have customized the SSID (wireless name) and password during the configuration.

2.2. Range Extender Mode

This mode boosts your home wireless coverage.

1.Connect the power adapter to the router and turn on the router.

2.Connect a computer to the router via an Ethernet cable or wirelessly by using the SSID (wireless name) and password printed on the bottom label of the router.

3.Enter http://tplinkwifi.net in the address bar of a web browser. Use admin for both username and password, and then click Login.

4.After successfully login, select Range Extender mode and follow the Quick Setup to set up the internet connection.

5.Relocate: Place the router between your host router and the Wi-Fi dead zone. The location you choose must be within the range of your existing host network.

6.Enjoy! The extended network shares the same SSID (network name) and password as those of your host network.

2.3. Access Point Mode

This mode transforms your existing wired network to a wireless network.

1.Connect the power adapter to the router and turn on the router.

2.Connect the router to your wired host router’s Ethernet port via an Ethernet cable as shown above.

3.Connect a computer to the router via an Ethernet cable or wirelessly by using the SSID (network name) and password printed on the bottom label of the router.

4.Enter http://tplinkwifi.net in the address bar of a web browser. Use admin for username and password, and then click Login.

Note:

If the above screen does not pop-up, it means that your IE Web-browser has been set to a proxy. Go to menu Tools > Internet Options > Connections > LAN Settings, in the screen that appears, untick the Using Proxy checkbox, and click OK.

5.After successfully login, select Access Point mode and follow the Quick Setup to set up the internet connection.

6.Enjoy! Connect to the wireless network by using the SSID (network name) and password of the router.

 
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