How to setup Home Network using TP-Link Router?
TP-Link is one of the leading wireless networking companies with a wide range of products such as wireless routers, mobile phones, cameras, Range extenders, routers, switches and many more. It provides quality products with wonderful post-purchase service and this is the reason which allows TP-Link to form a huge customer base, leaving behind multiple networking vendors in its market. Many people prefer TP-Link router to form a home network because it provides quality features which match their requirements easily.
The home network is a private network which allows users to connect to the internet and make intercommunication between all the connected devices. People deploy a home network to attain flexibility and work efficiency. You just need an internet connection, a router, a modem, Ethernet cables, power source, a computer or a mobile device to form a home network. As stated above TP-Link fulfills all your home network requirements under the same platform. You don’t need to search for an alternative if you have deployed TP-Link for your home network.
Support for TP-Link Router, in this blog, will guide you with step by step assistance for deploying a home network using TP-Link Router.
How to set up a Home Network?
- Setup the Modem device.
- Setup the router device.
- Connect your Devices with the router wired or wirelessly.
We will be discussing all these 3 points in detail. You just need to follow the steps mentioned and you can set up a home network on your own. Let’s get started.
1. Setup Modem
- Attach the designated cable into the modem port.
- Power on the device.
- Lights on the modem would start blinking.
- Focus on send and receive lights pattern. If blinking right, a modem is communicating with your ISP.
- After on and off of these lights, the modem would stabilize these lights, indicating connected to the ISP.
- Now modem is ready to be used.
2. Setup Router
- Unplug modem from the power source.
- Connect the router and the modem using a LAN cable.
- Make connectivity between a router and a computer using Ethernet cable. (TP-Link suggests you make wired connectivity while configuring the router)
- Power on all the connected devices in sequence. Power on the modem first.
- Wait for the lights on the router and modem to become solid green and stable.
- Once lights are stable, open any of the browsers on your computer. Supported browsers are Firefox, Chrome, and Safari etc…
- Type net in URL tab.
- You would be navigated to the TP-Link Router Login Page.
- The default username is admin and password is You can change these credentials when required using TP-Link router’s web management page which is subsequent to this step.
- As stated above you would be prompted to router’s web management page which allows you to view and modify default settings.
- Quick setup tab would come in front of you. Just click next and proceed.
- It would ask you for SSID, password (network key), wireless security mode etc… Select the appropriate values and click next.
- Click finish and log out.
3. Additional Network Security
For this TP-Link suggests you change admin username and password. This is very easy to do and TP-Link Router support will guide you for the same in this blog.
- Perform TP-Link router login using same steps stated above.
- On router’s web management page click System Tools and then password.
- Enter an old username and old password that is admin by default.
- After this enter new username and new password in subsequent fields. TP-Link suggests you choose a strong password that is a combination of Uppercase, lowercase, numeric values, and special characters.
- Save changes and this would take you out of the page where you need to perform login again for disabling WPS which might be a concern of security for many users. If you disable WPS, you won’t be able to connect to your router wirelessly.
- Disable WPS under WPS tab on the router’s web management page.
- Save changes and log out.
4. Connect your devices with router
- Open the Wi-Fi tab in computer or mobile device and select appropriate SSID.
- It would ask you for a password associated with particular SSID.
- If authenticated successfully, you would be connected to a network.
- This completes your home network setup.
If you still face any issues or want to know more about this topic, you can directly connect with TP-Link Router Tech Support at www.routerhelplinenumber.com. Our team will resolve all your questions and issues instantly. You won’t face any delay from our end. You can reach us using the live chat support or can drop us a mail at email@example.com for resolving your queries associated with TP-Link Router.