TL-WR802N V4 User Guide

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Chapter 7 Configure the Router in Range Extender Mode

This chapter presents how to configure the various features of the router working as a range extender.

It contains the following sections:

Status

Operation Mode

Network

Wireless

DHCP

System Tools

Log out

1. Status

1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the router.

2.Go to Status. You can view the current status information of the router.

Firmware Version - The version information of the router’s firmware.

Hardware Version - The version information of the router’s hardware.

LAN - This field displays the current settings of the LAN, and you can configure them on the Network > LAN page.

MAC address - The physical address of the router.

IP address - The LAN IP address of the router.

Subnet Mask - The subnet mask associated with the LAN IP address.

Wireless - This field displays the basic information or status of the wireless function, and you can configure them on the Wireless > Basic Settings page.

Operation Mode - The current wireless working mode in use.

Wireless Radio - Indicates whether the wireless radio feature of the router is enabled or disabled.

Name(SSID) of Root AP - The wireless name of the root router.

Name(SSID) - The wireless name of the router.

Mode - The current wireless mode which the router works on.

Channel - The current wireless channel in use.

Channel Width - The current wireless channel width in use.

MAC Address - The physical address of the router.

System Up Time - The length of the time since the router was last powered on or reset.

Click Refresh to get the latest status and settings of the router.

2. Operation Mode

1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the router.

2.Go to Operation Mode.

3.Select the working mode as needed and click Save.

3. Network

3.1. LAN

1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the router.

2.Go to Network > LAN.

3.Configure the IP parameters of the LAN and click Save.

Type - Either select Smart IP(DHCP) to get IP address from DHCP server, or Static IP to configure IP address manually.

MAC Address - The physical address of the LAN ports. The value can not be changed.

IP Address - Enter the IP address in dotted-decimal notation of your router if you select Static IP (the default one is 192.168.0.1).

Subnet Mask - An address code that determines the size of the network. Normally 255.255.255.0 is used as the subnet mask.

Note:

If you have changed the IP address, you must use the new IP address to log in.

If you select Smart IP(DHCP), the DHCP server of the router will not start up.

If the new IP address you set is not in the same subnet as the old one, the IP address pool in the DHCP Server will be configured automatically, but the Virtual Server and DMZ Host will not take effect until they are re-configured.

4. Wireless

4.1. Connect to Network

1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the router.

2.Go to Wireless > Connect to Network.

3.Click Scan, select your host network from the AP List and click Conenct.

4.Enter your host network’s wireless password in the Password field.

5.Tick Lock to AP checkbox if you want to restrict the device’s connection to only the network with this specific MAC address.

6.Click Save.

4.2. Extended Network

1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the router.

2.Go to Wireless > Extended Network, you can view the SSID and password of the router (Range Extender)’s wireless network.

3.If you want to share the same SSID of the host router, click Copy Host SSID and click Save.

4.3. Wireless MAC Filtering

Wireless MAC Filtering is used to deny or allow specific wireless client devices to access your network by their MAC addresses.

I want to:

Deny or allow specific wireless client devices to access my network by their MAC addresses.

For example, you want the wireless client A with the MAC address 00:0A:EB:B0:00:0B and the wireless client B with the MAC address 00:0A:EB:00:07:5F to access the router, but other wireless clients cannot access the router

How can I do that?

1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the router.

2.Go to Wireless > Wireless MAC Filtering.

3.Click Enable to enable the Wireless MAC Filtering function.

4.Select Allow the stations specified by any enabled entries in the list to access as the filtering rule.

5.Delete all or disable all entries if there are any entries already.

6.Click Add New and fill in the blank.

1 )Enter the MAC address 00:0A:EB:B0:00:0B / 00:0A:EB:00:07:5F in the MAC Address field.

2 )Enter wireless client A/B in the Description field.

3 )Select Enabled in the Status drop-down list.

4 )Click Save and click Back.

7.The configured filtering rules should be listed as the picture shows below.

Done!

Now only client A and client B can access your network.

4.4. Wireless Advanced

1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the router.

2.Go to Wireless > Wireless Advanced.

3.Configure the advanced settings of your wireless network and click Save.

Note:

If you are not familiar with the setting items on this page, it’s strongly recommended to keep the provided default values; otherwise it may result in lower wireless network performance.

Transmit Power - Select High, Middle or Low which you would like to specify for the router. High is the default setting and recommended.

Beacon Interval - Enter a value between 40-1000 milliseconds for Beacon Interval here. Beacon Interval value determines the time interval of the beacons. The beacons are the packets sent by the router to synchronize a wireless network. The default value is 100.

RTS Threshold - Here you can specify the RTS (Request to Send) Threshold. If the packet is larger than the specified RTS Threshold size, the router will send RTS frames to a particular receiving station and negotiate the sending of a data frame. The default value is 2346.

Fragmentation Threshold - This value is the maximum size determining whether packets will be fragmented. Setting a low value for the Fragmentation Threshold may result in poor network performance because of excessive packets. 2346 is the default setting and is recommended.

DTIM Interval - This value determines the interval of the Delivery Traffic Indication Message (DTIM). A DTIM field is a countdown field informing clients of the next window for listening to broadcast and multicast messages. When the router has buffered broadcast or multicast messages for associated clients, it sends the next DTIM with a DTIM Interval value. You can specify the value between 1-255 Beacon Intervals. The default value is 1, which indicates the DTIM Interval is the same as Beacon Interval.

Enable Short GI - It is recommended to enable this function, for it will increase the data capacity by reducing the guard interval time.

Enable Client Isolation - This function isolates all connected wireless stations so that wireless stations cannot access each other through WLAN. This function will be disabled if WDS/Bridge is enabled.

Enable WMM - WMM function can guarantee the packets with high-priority messages being transmitted preferentially. It is strongly recommended to enable this function.

4.5. Wireless Statistics

1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the router.

2.Go to Wireless > Wireless Statistics to check the data packets sent and received by each client device connected to the router.

MAC Address - The MAC address of the connected wireless client.

Current Status - The running status of the connected wireless client.

Received Packets - Packets received by the wireless client.

Sent Packets - Packets sent by the wireless client.

SSID - SSID that the station associates with.

5. DHCP

By default, the DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) Server is enabled and the router acts as a DHCP server; it dynamically assigns TCP/IP parameters to client devices from the IP Address Pool. You can change the settings of DHCP Server if necessary, and you can reserve LAN IP addresses for specified client devices.

5.1. DHCP Settings

1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the router.

2.Go to DHCP > DHCP Settings.

3.Specify DHCP server settings and click Save.

DHCP Server - Enable or disable the DHCP server. If disabled, you must have another DHCP server within your network or else you must configure the computer manually.

Start IP Address - Specify an IP address for the DHCP Server to start with when assigning IP addresses. 192.168.0.100 is the default start address.

End IP Address - Specify an IP address for the DHCP Server to end with when assigning IP addresses. 192.168.0.199 is the default end address.

Address Lease Time - The Address Lease Time is the amount of time a network user will be allowed to connect to the router with the current dynamic IP Address. When time is up, the user will be automatically assigned a new dynamic IP address. The range of the time is 1 ~ 2880 minutes. The default value is 120.

Default Gateway (Optional) - It is suggested to input the IP address of the LAN port of the router. The default value is 192.168.0.1.

Default Domain (Optional) - Input the domain name of your network.

DNS Server (Optional) - Input the DNS IP address provided by your ISP.

Secondary DNS Server (Optional) - Input the IP address of another DNS server if your ISP provides two DNS servers.

Note:

To use the DHCP server function of the router, you must configure all computers on the LAN as Obtain an IP Address automatically.

When you choose Smart IP(DHCP) in Network > LAN, the DHCP Server function will be disabled. You willsee the page as below.

5.2. DHCP Clients List

1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the router.

2.Go to DHCP > DHCP Clients List to view the information of the clients connected to the router.

Client Name - The name of the DHCP client.

MAC Address - The MAC address of the DHCP client.

Assigned IP - The IP address that the outer has allocated to the DHCP client.

Lease Time - The time of the DHCP client leased. After the dynamic IP address has expired, a new dynamic IP address will be automatically assigned to the user.

You cannot change any of the values on this page. To update this page and show the current attached devices, click Refresh.

6. System Tools

6.1. Diagnostic

Diagnostic is used to test the connectivity between the router and the host or other network devices.

1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the router.

2.Go to System Tools > Diagnostic.

Diagnostic Tool - Select one diagnostic tool.

Ping - This diagnostic tool troubleshoots connectivity, reachability, and name resolution to a given host or gateway.

Tracerouter - This diagnostic tool tests the performance of a connection.

Note:

You can use ping/traceroute to test both numeric IP address or domain name. If pinging/tracerouting the IP address is successful, but pinging/tracerouting the domain name is not, you might have a name resolution problem. In this case, ensure that the domain name you are specifying can be resolved by using Domain Name System (DNS) queries.

IP Address/Domain Name - Enter the destination IP address (such as 192.168.0.1) or Domain name (such as www.tp-link.com).

Pings Count - The number of Ping packets for a Ping connection.

Ping Packet Size - The size of Ping packet.

Ping Timeout - Set the waiting time for the reply of each Ping packet. If there is no reply in the specified time, the connection is overtime.

Traceroute Max TTL - The max number of hops for a Traceroute connection.

3.Click Start to check the connectivity of the internet.

4.The Diagnostic Results page displays the diagnosis result. If the result is similar to the following figure, the connectivity of the internet is fine.

6.2. Firmware Upgrade

TP-Link is dedicated to improving and richening the product features, giving users a better network experience. We will release the latest firmware at TP-Link official website
www.tp-link.com. You can download the lastest firmware file from the Support page of our website and upgrade the firmware to the latest version.

1.Download the latest firmware file for the router from our website www.tp-link.com.

2.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the router.

3.Go to System Tools > Firmware Upgrade.

4.Click Choose File to locate the downloaded firmware file, and click Upgrade.

6.3. Factory Defaults

1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the router.

2.Go to System Tools > Factory Defaults. Click Restore to reset all settings to the default values.

Default Username: admin

Default Password: admin

Default IP Address: 192.168.0.1

Default Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

6.4. Backup & Restore

The configuration settings are stored as a configuration file in the router. You can backup the configuration file in your computer for future use and restore the router to the previous settings from the backup file when needed.

1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the router.

2.Go to System Tools > Backup & Restore.

To backup configuration settings:

Click Backup to save a copy of the current settings in your local computer. A “.bin“ file of the current settings will be stored in your computer.

To restore configuration settings:

1.Click Choose File to locate the backup configuration file stored in your computer, and click Restore.

2.Wait a few minutes for the restoring and rebooting.

Note:

During the restoring process, do not power off or reset the router.

6.5. Reboot

Some settings of the router will take effect only after rebooting, including:

Change the LAN IP Address (system will reboot automatically).

Change the DHCP Settings.

Change the Working Modes.

Change the Web Management Port.

Upgrade the firmware of the router (system will reboot automatically).

Restore the router to its factory defaults (system will reboot automatically).

Update the configuration with the file (system will reboot automatically).

1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the router.

2.Go to System Tools > Reboot.

To reboot manually

Click Reboot, and wait a few minutes for the router to rebooting.

To reboot automatically

Select Timeout in the drop-down list of Enable Auto Reboot and specify a time period (1-72hours), then the router will reboot automatically after every this interval.

Select Schedule in the drop-down list of Enable Auto Reboot and specify the Time when the router reboots and Day which to decide how often it reboots.

6.6. Account Management

1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the router.

2.Go to System Tools > Administrator, and focus on the Account Management section. You can change the factory default username and password of the router.

It is strongly recommended that you change the default username and password of the router, for all users that try to access the router’s web-based utility or Quick Setup will be prompted for the router’s username and password.

Note:

The new username and password must not exceed 15 characters and not include any spacing.

3.Click Save.

6.7. Local Management

This feature allows you to block computers on the LAN from accessing the router by using the MAC/IP-based authentication.

1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the router.

2.Go to System Tools > Administrator, and focus on the Service Configuration section.

Allow all LAN conencted devices to manage the router locally

1.Keep the Available Host (IP/MAC) empty, which means you don’t specify any host to manage the router.

2.If you want to access the router via both HTTPS and HTTP, please tick the Enable checkbox in HTTPS Service column. Otherwise, keep it disbled.

3.Keep the local management port as default if you don’t know which port to use.

4.Click Save.

Note:

If the web management port conflicts with the one used for Virtual Server entry, the entry will be automatically disabled after the setting is saved.

Allow a specific device to manage the router locally

1.Enter the IP or MAC address of the host that you want to manage the router in the Available Host (IP/MAC) entry. The format of the MAC address is XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX (X is any hexadecimal digit).

2.If you want to access the router via both HTTPS and HTTP, please tick the Enable box in HTTPS Service column. Otherwise, keep it disbled.

3.Keep the Port as default if you don’t know which port to use.

4.Click Save.

Note:

If your PC is blocked but you want to access the router again, press and hold the Reset button to reset the router to the factory defaults.

Certificate

Download and install the certificate for management via HTTPS if you need it. Once the certificate is installed, warnings will not pop up when you access the router via HTTPS.

6.8. System Log

1.Visit http://tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the username and password you set for the router.

2.Go to System Tools > System Log, and you can view the logs of the router.

Loge Type -By selecting the log type, only logs of this type will be shown.

Log Level - By selecting the log level, only logs of this level will be shown.

Refresh - Refresh the page to show the latest log list.

Clear Log - All the logs will be deleted from the router permanently, not just from the page.

7. Log out

Click Logout at the bottom of the main menu, and you will log out of the web management page and return to the login window.

 
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