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For this walk through, you will need a computer that is hard-wired (connected using an Ethernet cable) to your router. If you are on a wireless computer, you cannot connect to the router without knowing the password. If you do not have an Ethernet cable, you can either purchase one at any office supply center, otherwise, you will have to reset the router, and enter your configuration information for your connection again. This walk through also assumes that the router's default IP address and administration user name and password are at defaults. If you have changed either of these, you will be unable to log into the router using this walk through and you will have to reset the router, and enter your configuration information for your connection again.

 

  • First, open Internet Explorer or your preferred Internet Browser.
  • Go up to the address bar at the top of the page, and backspace everything out of it.
  • Next, type in the IP address of the router, by default it is 192.168.1.1.
  • If everything is connected correctly, the browser will ask you for a user name and a password. By default, the user name is admin and the password is admin. Enter that, and press OK when done.
  • If the user name and password are accepted, the browser will load a TP-Link Status page.
  • To set up security, click Wireless on the left-hand side, then click Security Settings.
  • This will show you the security type currently enabled on the router, and the settings surrounding it.
  • If you are using WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK, copy down the PSK Passphrase exactly as it appears including letter case.
  • If you are using WEP, copy down Key 1 exactly as it appears.
  • You can close this window when done. Try entering that passphrase when connecting wireless to the router. It should authenticate.