Make WIFI at Your Home with Router TP-Link & Speedy


This article describes how to manually configure a TP-LINK Router for broadband DSL that uses PPPoE (Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet) for authentication.

STEP 1:

Before You Begin

In order to set up your TP-LINK Router, be sure to first have the following:

  • A TP-LINK Router.
  • A DSL modem.
  • A working computer that can be wired in directly to the router for initial configuration and testing.
  • Two (2) standard Ethernet network cables (crossover cable or straight cable). TP-LINK Routers come with one (1) standard network cable that you can use. Also, all ports of TP-LINK Routers support auto-MDIX, so any kind of cables you can use.

The PPPoE DSL username and password assigned by your ISP (Internet Service Provider). If you are not sure what your username and password are, contact your ISP (Internet Service Provider) for more information.

STEP 2:

Check Your Internet Connection

Before installing your TP-LINK Router, it is important to first verify that you can successfully access the Internet by connecting directly to your modem (without your TP-LINK Router installed).

  • If you are connecting for the first time, follow the instructions provided by your provider to set up your modem and computer for online access.
  • Verify that you are able to access the Internet without any problems. If you are not able to get a connection, contact your Internet Service Provider for assistance.

When you are able to access the Internet using your modem, continue to Step 3 and proceed with the installation of your TP-LINK Router.

STEP 3:

Connect the Hardware
Follow these steps to connect your TP-LINK Router to your modem and computer.

  • Shut down your computer and unplug the power cords connected to your modem and TP-LINK Router if they are currently powered on.
  • Disconnect the network cable that connects to the back of your computer.
  • Connect the network cable that you just removed to the WAN port located on the back of your TP-LINK Router. Your modem should now be connected to your TP-LINK Router.
  • Connect a second network cable back into your computer (into the same port that was disconnected in #2).
  • Connect the other end of the second network cable to one of the numbered ports located on the back of your TP-LINK Router (labeled 1, 2, 3, 4, etc.). Your computer should now be connected to your TP-LINK Router.

The following diagram shows how your network should be connected. Verify that your connections are correct, and continue to the next step.

6. Plug the included power adapter into the router’s Power port. Then, plug the other end of the power adapter into a nearby electrical outlet to supply power to your router.

7. Turn on your computer.

Do not turn on your modem at this time. Only your router and computer should be turned on for Step 4.

STEP 4:

Configure the Router

Follow these steps to configure your TP-LINK Router.

  • On the computer that is connected to the TP-LINK Router, open a web browser such as Internet Explorer or Netscape.
  • Type http://192.168.1.1/ into your browser’s Address or Location bar and click Go or press the [Enter] key on your keyboard. The IP address 192.168.1.1 is the default IP address of TP-LINK Routers.
  • A user name and password prompt will appear. Type in admin (lower case) for the username and password. The username and password admin are the default username and password of TP-LINK Routers.

NOTE: The following username/password prompt screen will vary by operating system.

  • Once logged in, the router’s web-based utility should load. Click Network -> WAN on the left, then select the PPPoE option on the drop down list.

PPPoE is selected, enter your PPPoE DSL username and password provided by your Internet Service Provider into the router’s User Name and Password fields. If you are not sure what your username and password are, contact your Internet Service Provider for more information.

NOTE: Be sure to clear the ‘Password’ field before entering your account password.

  • If the Connect Automatically option is not selected, be sure to select it instead of the ‘Connect on Demand’ option. The ‘Connect Automatically’ option will ensure that your connection stays connected even when it is not in use.
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the Save button depending on router model, to save your changes.

STEP 5:

Power Cycle
Follow these steps to power on and off your devices in the correct order.

  • Shut down your computer.
  • Verify that your modem is turned off (either by unplugging the power cord or by using a power switch on the modem).
  • Unplug the power cord from the back of your router and confirm that the front panel lights turn off. At this stage, all devices (your modem, router, and computer) should be powered off.
  • Wait for about 30 seconds.
  • Plug in the modem’s power cord. If there is an additional power switch required to power on your modem, be sure to use it to apply power and turn on the modem.
  • Observe the indicator lights located on the modem and wait for the lights to stop blinking. A light indicating Power as well as DSL (or Internet, Online, Ready, etc.) should become solid to indicate a connection to your Internet Service Provider. The names of modem lights will vary depending on modem brand and model.
  • Next, plug in the router’s power cord. After a few seconds, the Internet light (or WAN lights) on the front of the router as well as additional lights on your modem should turn on to indicate a connection.
  • Turn on your computer.

STEP 6:

Check the Connection
Follow these steps to check your connection to your Internet Service Provider.

  • On the computer that is connected to the TP-LINK Router, open a web browser such as Internet Explorer or Netscape.
  • Type http://192.168.1.1/ into your browser’s Address or Location bar and click Go or press the [Enter] key on your keyboard. The IP address 192.168.1.1 is the default IP address of TP-LINK Routers.

  • A user name and password prompt will appear. Type in admin (lower case) for the username and password. The username and password admin are the default username and password of TP-LINK Routers.
  • Once logged in, the router’s web-based utility should load. Click on the Status on the left to load the router’s Status page.
  • In the Status page, look for a section labeled WAN. This will indicate the status of the connection.

One of the following statuses may appear:

  • Connect,If the status is Connect, your TP-LINK Router is still off-line.
  • Disconnect,If the status is Disconnect, your TP-LINK Router successfully established a connection to your Internet Service provider and you should be able to access the Internet!

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