TPlink TL-WR840N Router Configuration Guide.

The TP-Link TL-WR840N router is designed to fully meet the need of Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) networks and users demanding higher networking performance. The powerful antennas ensure continuous Wi-Fi signal to all your devices while boosting widespread coverage throughout your home, and the built-in Ethernet ports supply high-speed connection to your wired devices.

The router’s LEDs are located on the front panel. You can check the router’s working status by following the LED explanation table.

LEDIndication
Internet LEDOrangeSolid on:Router Mode: The WAN port is connected, but internet is not available.Access Point Mode: The WAN port is not connected.Range Extender Mode: The router is not connected to the host network.WISP Mode: Internet is not available.Blinking:The WAN port is not connected while in Router Mode.
GreenSolid on:Router/WISP Mode: Internet is available.Access Point Mode: The WAN port is connected.Range Extender Mode: The router is connected to the host network.Blinking:The system is starting up or firmware is being upgraded*.
LAN LEDGreenSolid on: At least one LAN port is connected.
Wi-Fi LEDGreenSolid on:Wireless function is enabled.Blinking:WPS connection is in progress. This may take up to 2 minutes.

* To avoid device damage, do not disconnect or power off your router during the upgrade.

The following parts (view from left to right) are located on the rear panel.

ItemDescription
Power PortFor connecting the router to a power socket via the provided power adapter.
WAN PortFor connecting to a DSL/Cable modem, or an Ethernet port.
Ethernet Ports (1/2/3/4)For connecting your PCs or other wired network devices to the router.
WPS/RESET ButtonTo enable the WPS function, press this button for 1 second. If you have a WPS-supported device, you can press this button to quickly establish connection between the router and the client device and automatically configure wireless security for your wireless network.
Press and hold this button for more than 5 seconds until the Internet LED blinks to reset the router to its factory default settings.
AntennasUsed for wireless operation and data transmitting. Upright them for the best Wi-Fi performance.

Connect to the Internet

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

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 and 5 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 WAN 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.

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 )Tab 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 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. WISP Mode

This mode connectes to the ISP network wirelessly in areas without wired service.

1.Connect the power adapter to the router and power 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 WISP mode and follow the Quick Setup to set up the internet connection.

5.Enjoy! Connect your devices to the wireless network and enjoy the internet.

2.3. Range Extender Mode

This mode boosts your home wireless coverage.

1.Connect the power adapter to 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.

2.4. Access Point Mode

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

1.Connect the power adapter to 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.

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