A. Before Installation
- Static IP Identification
In order to configure the settings of the device, you must statically define an IP address from the same network block to your local network card with the default IP address (eg 192.168.1.254) defined on the device. In the factory settings of the device
The defined interface writes on the label under IP. (There is a label under the device as below picture)
You can do this by following the instructions below according to your operating system.
First, please connect an Ethernet (LAN) cable between the modem and your computer.
Enter Control Panel from the Start menu.
- If it is XP from Control Panel, enter Network Connections / Network and Sharing Center if Vista or Windows 7.
- Right click on the network adapter (Local Area Connection) to connect to your TP-LINK device under Network Connections in XP / Manage Network Connections in Vista / Change Adapter settings in Windows 7.
- In the network connectivity features, double-click Internet protocols (TCP / IP) / Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP / IPv4) for Vista and Windows 7.
- In the opened Internet protocols (TCP / IP) or Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP / IPv4) window, select the Use the following IP address option and enter the IP address 192.168.1.20 in the IP address field that opens below.
- When you come to the Subnet Mask field under the IP address field, the address 255.255.255.0 will automatically come here.
You don’t need to change this area.
6. Complete the process by clicking the OK button at the bottom right of the window.
7.After completing these processes, you can open your internet browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox etc.) and access the device’s web interface at http://192.168.1.254.
Open your internet browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox etc.) on your computer and enter the IP address of the device in the address line and press Enter.
Enter the device identification information on the username and password page that comes up. It writes on the label under the default credentials of the device.
First, configure the IP address of the device according to the network block where you will add the device. Make the configuration from the Network page. After configuring your settings, save them by clicking the Save button.
IP Address: Write an unused IP here from the IP block on the network where you will connect the device. (Ex: 192.168.0.0 (between 1-254) IP block on the network that the device will be included in. 192.168.0.254 IP address is not used we learned and set this IP to the device.)
Subnet Mask: Subnet mask for the network block. (Ex: Subnet Mask automatically assigned for IP block 192.168.0.0 is 255.255.255.0.) For Subnet Mask, determine the configuration on the network to which the device will be connected. (Ex: In the network to which the device will be connected, define 192.168.0.0 IP block and if the defined Subnet Mask is 255.255.255.0, define the same Subnet Mask on the device.)
Gateway: The gateway IP address on the network to which the device is connected. (Ex: If the gateway on the network to which the device is connected is 192.168.0.1, write this section.)
Confirm by clicking OK in the warning window that comes up.
After the process, wait for your device to turn on. After the reboot is completed, enter the IP address you have just defined and the IP address on your computer in the same network block so that you can enter the device interface again.
(For example: 192.168.0.254 is the IP address we have just set on the device. Set the IP address on your computer to 192.168.0.20.)
Click Wireless> Wireless Settings page in the device interface.
Press the “Survey” button to find the wireless access points and then click the device
Find the wireless access point you will connect and click the “Connect” link.
NOTE: It is recommended that you secure the channel on the wireless access point you want to connect to avoid problems with the wireless connection.
NOTE: The signal level between the wireless access point and the access point must be at least 15dB-20dB. If the signal is below this value, there may be a problem with the connection. For an efficient connection, shorten the distance between the devices and make sure that the signal value is at least 15dB and above.
Save the settings by clicking the Save button.
We will define a wireless password to the device. Click Wireless> Wireless Security page. The device is selected as “Disable Security” by default. Learn the encryption type and password on the access point you have connected the device to and configure your settings in the relevant sections.
After completing the configuration on the page, save your settings by clicking the “Save” button. Confirm by clicking “OK” in the warning window that comes up.
Click the “click here” button in the warning window on the page.
Press the “Reboot” button on the page. Confirm by clicking “OK” in the warning window that appears.
After this process, wait for the device to turn on again. After completing “Restart“, your device will be installed in “Range Extender” mode.
After setting all your devices, do not forget to set the Static IP setting (default Get an IP address automatically) to the previous setting that you assigned to your local network card.