Before you begin, make sure you intent to place your router in a well-ventilated location far from any heater or heating vent. Avoid locations with direct sunlight. Keep at least 2 inches (5 cm) of clear space around the router.
Step 1: Open a web-browser (such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Apple Safari), and type in the default IP address http://tplinkwifi.net or http://192.168.0.1 and press 'Enter.'
Note: If the login window does not appear, please refer to the Troubleshooting & Support section of the router FAQs.
Step 2: When the login window appears, enter "admin" for the Username and Password, both in lower case letters. Then click the 'Login' button or press 'Enter.'
Step 3: After successful login, the Quick Setup page will appear for you to select your Region and Time zone. After finishing the selection, click 'Next.'
Step 4: Then WAN Connection Type page will appear. Select your connection type (if you know it) or click the 'Auto Detect' button; then click 'Next' and follow the instructions to continue.
Note: Make sure the cable is securely plugged into the Internet port before using Auto-Detect. Auto-Detect supports only three popular connection types, PPPoE, Dynamic IP, and Static IP. If your connection type is L2TP or PPTP, you need to manually select the type and click Next to move forward with configuration. If you are unsure of what your connection type is, click 'Auto Detect.'
Step 5: Select 'Do Not clone MAC Address' then click 'Next' to continue.
Step 6: After finishing the WAN Connection Type selection, you need to configure the basic parameters for your wireless network, including 2.4GHz and 5GHz, and then click 'Next.'
Note: If you change the default SSID and password, write down the new wireless setting.
Step 7: On the Summary page, verify your settings. If anything is incorrect, click 'Back' to change it; if not, click 'Save' to continue.
Step 8: Congratulations! You have completed the Quick Setup process. You can click 'Test Internet Connection,' and then click 'Finish' to exit.