Are you new to this router network setup and you have no idea on how to install and configure the TP-Link router? Don’t worry. Here’s the simple guide to follow. Make sure you properly follow my steps to setup/configure and reset your TP-Link router.
TP-Link Router Setup
- First, turn OFF your modem, router, and computer.
- Then, connect your modem to the TP-Link router using an Ethernet cable and computer to LAN port of router via Ethernet cable.
- Now, turn On all of your devices and give a power supply to them.
- To get started, you need to know your router’s IP address to access the admin panel of your TP-Link router. If you already knew that, then move to next step nor watch this video to find your default router IP address.
- Now, launch your web browser and point it to your IP address from the above method or 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.0.254.
- Once you have pointed your browser to your router’s IP address, a new prompt window appears on the screen which asks you for the router username and password. If you haven’t used or changed the network settings before, then you can fill the username and password with the default username and password of TP-Link router. Type “admin” in both the field and select OK button.
- By doing this, you will be taken to the router management or admin panel.
- Here, you can configure WAN connection type. To do this, go to Network > WAN on the left of the web page.
- And change the WAN Connection Type to PPPoE.
- Enter your PPPoE username and password which are provided by your ISP. If you don’t have the requirements, then contact your ISP for more support.
- Once after setting up the WAN, click Save to apply the settings to your network.
- A few seconds later, check the status of the WAN page. If you see any IP address under WAN, then it indicates that the connection between the Router and the Modem is established.
- In case, if you can’t see the WAN IP address, please read the following steps.
- First, Turn OFF the DSL modem, router, and computer for about 2 minutes.
- Now, turn ON all of your devices (modem, router, and computer) and wait until the modem, router, and the computer gets ready.
- Then, try to follow it from first.
Steps to reset TP-Link router
You have two different methods to reset the TP-Link router to the Router’s factory defaults as following.
Step 1: Press and hold the RESET button
To reset your TP-Link router easily, press and hold the WPS/Reset button for 10 seconds until the SYS LED becomes quick-flash from slow-flash. This reset button is located on the rear panel of your TP-Link router. Then, release the button and wait for few minutes to reset to its factory default settings.
Step 2: By Router’s Web-based Utility (management page)
If you are on your TP-Link router management panel, click on System Tools > Factory Defaults. Here, you could see the Restore button which can reset all configuration to their default values. Click Restore and apply changes.