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PDF Content Summary: User Guide AC5400 MU-MIMO Tri-Band Gaming Router Archer C5400X REV1.0.0 1910012163 Contents About This Guide .........................................................................................................1 Chapter 1. Get to Know About Your Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 1. 1. Product Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 1. 2. Panel Layout. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 1. 2. 1. Top View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 1. 2. 2. The Side and Back Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Chapter 2. Connect the Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 2. 1. Position Your Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 2. 2. Connect Your Router. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Chapter 3. Log In to Your Router. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Chapter 4. Set Up Internet Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 4. 1. Use Quick Setup Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 4. 2. Quick Setup via Bluetooth with TP-Link Tether App . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 4. 3. Manually Set Up Your Internet Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 4. 4. Set Up the Router as an Access Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 4. 5. Set Up an IPv6 Internet Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 4. 6. Set Up WAN Aggregation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Chapter 5. TP-Link Cloud Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 5. 1. Register a TP-Link ID. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 5. 2. Change Your TP-Link ID Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 5. 3. Manage the User TP-Link IDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 5. 3. 1. Add TP-Link ID to Manage the Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 5. 3. 2. Remove TP-Link ID(s) from Managing the Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 5. 4. Manage the Router via the TP-Link Tether App . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Chapter 6. Guest Network. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 6. 1. Create a Network for Guests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 6. 2. Set Portal Authentication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 6. 3. Customize Guest Network Options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Chapter 7. USB Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 7. 1. Access the USB Storage Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 7. 1. 1. Access the USB Device Locally . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 7. 1. 2. Access the USB Device Remotely . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 7. 1. 3. Customize the Access Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 7. 2. Media Sharing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 7. 3. Printer Sharing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 7. 4. Time Machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Chapter 8. HomeCare – Parental Controls, QoS, Antivirus. . . . . . . . . . . 46 8. 1. Parental Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 8. 1. 1. Scenario 1: Setting Up Access Restrictions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 8. 1. 2. Scenario 2: Monitoring Internet Usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 8. 2. QoS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 8. 3. Antivirus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Chapter 9. Network Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 9. 1. Protect the Network from Cyber Attacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 9. 2. Access Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 9. 3. IP & MAC Binding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Chapter 10. NAT Forwarding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 10. 1. Share Local Resources on the Internet by Virtual Servers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 10. 2. Open Ports Dynamically by Port Triggering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 10. 3. Make Applications Free from Port Restriction by DMZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 10. 4. Make Xbox Online Games Run Smoothly by UPnP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Chapter 11. VPN Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 11. 1. Use OpenVPN to Access Your Home Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 11. 2. Use PPTP VPN to Access Your Home Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Chapter 12. Customize Your Network Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 12. 1. Change the LAN Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 12. 2. Set Up Link Aggregation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 12. 3. Configure to Support IPTV Service. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 12. 4. Specify DHCP Server Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 12. 5. Set Up a Dynamic DNS Service Account . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 12. 6. Create Static Routes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 12. 7. Specify Wireless Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 12. 8. Use WPS for Wireless Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 12. 8. 1. Push the WPS Button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 12. 8. 2. Connect via the Router’s PIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 12. 8. 3. Connect via the Client’s PIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 12. 9. Schedule Your Wireless Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Chapter 13. Manage the Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 13. 1. Set Up System Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 13. 2. Control the LED. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 13. 3. Test the Network Connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 13. 4. Test Your Internet Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 13. 5. Upgrade the Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 13. 5. 1. Online Upgrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 13. 5. 2. Manual Upgrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 13. 6. Backup and Restore Configuration Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91 13. 7. Set the Router to Reboot Regularly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 13. 8. Change the Login Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 13. 9. Password Recovery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 13. 10. Local Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 13. 11. Remote Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 13. 12. System Log. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 13. 13. Monitor the Internet Traffic Statistics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 FAQ ............................................................................................................................. 101 About This Guide This guide is a complement of Quick Installation Guide. The Quick Installation Guide instructs you on quick internet setup, and this guide provides details of each function and shows you the way to configure these functions appropriate to your needs. When using this guide, please notice that features of the router may vary slightly depending on the model and software version you have, and on your location, language, and internet service provider. All screenshots, images, parameters and descriptions documented in this guide are used for demonstration only. Conventions In this guide the following conventions are used: Convention Description Underlined Underlined words or phrases are hyperlinks. You can click to redirect to a website or a specific section. Teal Contents to be emphasized and texts on the web page are in teal, including the menus, items, buttons, etc. > The menu structures to show the path to load the corresponding page. For example, Advanced > Wireless > MAC Filtering means the MAC Filtering function page is under the Wireless menu that is located in the Advanced tab. Note: Ignoring this type of note might result in a malfunction or damage to the device. Tips: Indicates important information that helps you make better use of your device. symbols on the web page • click to edit the corresponding entry. • click to delete the corresponding entry. • click to enable or disable the corresponding entry. • click to view more information about items on the page. More Info The latest software, management app and utility can be found at Download Center at tp-link.com/support. The Quick Installation Guide can be found where you find this guide or inside the package of the router. Specifications can be found on the product page at tp-link.com. A Technical Support Forum is provided for you to discuss our products at forum.tp-link.com. Our Technical Support contact information can be found at the Contact Technical Support page at tp-link.com/support. 1 Chapter 1 Get to Know About Your Router This chapter introduces what the router can do and shows its appearance. It contains the following sections: • Product Overview • Panel Layout Chapter 1 Get to Know About Your Router 1. 1. Product Overview The TP-Link 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. Moreover, it is simple and convenient to set up and use the TP-Link router due to its intuitive web interface and the powerful Tether app. 1. 2. Panel Layout 1. 2. 1. Top View The router’s LED is located on the top. You can check the router’s working status by following the LED Explanation table. 3 Chapter 1 Get to Know About Your Router LED Explanation Name Status Indication Pulsing orange The system is starting up

Solid on white The router is working normally.

Red No internet connection. Orange The router is connected to the internet, but the Wi-Fi is off.

Pulsing white The firmware is being upgraded, WPS connection is being established or the router is being reset. Do not disconnect or power off your router.

Off Power is off or the LED is turned off. Button Description Name Description

(WPS Button) Press this WPS button, and immediately press the WPS button on your client device. The LED of the router should change from pulsing white to solid on, indicating successful WPS connection.

(Wi-Fi Button) Press the Wi-Fi button to turn on or off the wireless function of your router. (LED Button) Press the LED button to turn on or off the LEDs of your router. 1. 2. 2. The Side and Back Panel 4 Chapter 1 Get to Know About Your Router The following parts (view from left to right) are located on the rear panel. Item Description USB 3.0 Ports For connecting your USB storage device or USB printer to the router. Reset Button Use a pin to press and hold this button until the LED blinks to reset the router to its factory default settings. Internet Port For connecting to a DSL/Cable modem, or an Ethernet jack. Ethernet Ports For connecting your PC or other wired devices to the router. Power On/Off Button Press this button to power on or off the router. Power Port For connecting the router to a power socket via the provided power adapter. 5 Chapter 2 Connect the Hardware This chapter contains the following sections: • Position Your Router • Connect Your Router Chapter 2 Connect the Hardware 2. 1. Position Your Router • The router should not be located in a place where it will be exposed to moisture or excessive heat. • Place the router in a location where it can be connected to multiple devices as well as to a power source. • Make sure the cables and power cord are safely placed out of the way so they do not create a tripping hazard. • The router can be placed on a shelf or desktop. • Keep the router away from devices with strong electromagnetic interference, such as Bluetooth devices, cordless phones and microwaves. 2. 2. Connect Your Router Before you start, please turn off your modem if any, and remove the backup battery if it has one. And hold the antennas from the base as shown below and install them If your internet connection is through an Ethernet cable directly from the wall instead of through a DSL / Cable / Satellite modem, connect the Ethernet cable to the router’s Internet port, and then follow step 3 to complete the hardware connection. Internet 1 3 2 7 Chapter 2 Connect the Hardware 1. Connect the modem to your router’s Internet port with an Ethernet cable. 2. Turn on the modem, and then wait about 2 minutes for it to restart. 3. Connect the power adapter to the router and turn on the router. 4. Verify that the LED is on (red or white) before moving on. 5. Connect your computer to the router. • Method 1: Wired Turn off the Wi-Fi on your computer and connect your computer to the router with an Ethernet cable. • 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. Computer Smart Device or < Settings Wi-Fi Connections are available Wireless Network Connection Wi-Fi TP-Link_XXXX TP-Link_XXXX_5G_1 TP-Link_XXXX_5G_2 √Connect automatically Connect CHOOSE A NETWORK... TP-Link_XXXX TP-Link_XXXX_5G_1 TP-Link_XXXX_5G_2 Other... • Method 3: Use the WPS button Wireless devices that support WPS, including Android phones, tablets, and most USB network adapters, 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 for instance. 2 ) Within two minutes, press the button on your router. 8 Chapter 2 Connect the Hardware WLAN On TP-Link_2017 TP-Link_Home My Home

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Chapter 3 Log In to Your Router Chapter 3 Log In to Your Router With a web-based utility, it is easy to configure and manage the router. The web-based utility can be used on any Windows, Mac OS or UNIX OS with a web browser, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Apple Safari. Follow the steps below to log in to your router. 1. Set up the TCP/IP Protocol in Obtain an IP address automatically mode on your computer. 2. Visit tplinkwifi.net, and create a login password for secure management purposes. Then click Let’s Get Started to log in. Note: • If the login window does not appear, please refer to the FAQ Section. • If you have registered a TP-Link ID and bound your cloud router to it, the login password you created here will be invalid. Please log in to the cloud router using your TP-Link ID. 11 Chapter 4 Set Up Internet Connection This chapter introduces how to connect your router to the internet. The router is equipped with a web-based Quick Setup wizard. It has necessary ISP information built in, automates many of the steps and verifies that those steps have been successfully completed. Furthermore, you can also set up an IPv6 connection if your ISP provides IPv6 service. It contains the following sections: • Use Quick Setup Wizard • Quick Setup via Bluetooth with TP-Link Tether App • Manually Set Up Your Internet Connection • Set Up the Router as an Access Point • Set Up an IPv6 Internet Connection • Set Up WAN Aggregation Chapter 4 Set Up Internet Connection 4. 1. Use Quick Setup Wizard The Quick Setup Wizard will guide you to set up your router. Tips: If you need the IPv6 internet connection, please refer to the section of Set Up an IPv6 Internet Connection. Follow the steps below to set up your router. 1. Visit tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the password you set for the router. 2. Click Quick Setup on the top of the page. Then follow the step-by-step instructions to connect your router to the internet. 3. To enjoy a more complete service from TP-Link (remote management, TP-Link DDNS, and more.), log in with your TP-Link ID or click Resigter Now to get one. Then follow the instructions to bind the cloud router to your TP-Link ID. Note: • To learn more about the TP-Link Cloud service, please refer to the TP-Link Cloud Service section. • If you do not want to register a TP-Link ID now, you may click Log In Later to proceed. • If you have changed the preset wireless network name (SSID) and wireless password during the Quick Setup process, all your wireless devices must use the new SSID and password to connect to the router. 4. 2. Quick Setup via Bluetooth with TP-Link Tether App TP-Link Tether lets you set up the router via Bluetooth, avioding the hassle of rejoining the configured wireless network. 1. Launch the Apple App Store or Google Play store and search “TP-Link Tether” or simply scan the QR code to download and install the app. 13 Chapter 4 Set Up Internet Connection 2. Enable your phone’s Bluetooth (and location for Android). iOS Android 3. Launch the Tether app. Select TP-Link C5400X and follow the steps to set up the internet connection. Device Local Device

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4. Connect your devices to the newly configured wireless networks of the router and enjoy the internet! 4. 3. Manually Set Up Your Internet Connection In this part, you can check your current internet connection settings. You can also modify the settings according to the service information provided by your ISP. Follow the steps below to check or modify your internet connection settings. 1. Visit tplinkwifi.net, and log in with your TP-Link ID or the password you set for the router. 2. Go to Basic > Internet. 3. Select your internet connection type from the drop-down list. OR 14 Chapter 4 Set Up Internet Connection Note: If you are unsure of what your connection type is, click Auto Detect. Since different connection types require different cables and connection information, you can also refer to the demonstrations in Step 4 to determine your connection type. 4. Follow the instructions on the page to continue the configuration. Parameters on the figures are just used for demonstration. 1 ) If you choose Dynamic IP, you need to select whether to clone the MAC address. Dynamic IP users are usually equipped with a cable TV or fiber cable. 2 ) If you choose Static IP, enter the information provided by your ISP in the corresponding fields. 15 Chapter 4 Set Up Internet Connection 3 ) If you choose PPPoE, enter the Username and Password provided by your ISP. PPPoE users usually have DSL cable modems. 4 ) If you choose L2TP, enter the Username and Password and choose the Secondary Connection provided by your ISP. Different parameters are needed according to the Secondary Connection you have chosen. 16 Chapter 4 Set Up Internet Connection 5. Click Save. 6. To check your internet connection, click Network Map on the left of the page. After the connection succeeds, the screen will display as follows. Here we take Dynamic IP as an example. 5 ) If you choose PPTP, enter the Username and Password, and choose the Secondary Connection provided by your ISP. Different parameters are needed according to the Secondary Connection you have chosen. 17 Chapter 4 Set Up Internet Connection Note: It may take 1-2 minutes to make the settings valid. Tips: • If your internet connection type is BigPond Cable, please go to Advanced > Network > Internet to set your router. • If you use Dynamic IP and PPPoE and you are provided with any other parameters that are not required on the page, please go to Advanced > Network > Internet to complete the configuration. • If you still cannot access the internet, refer to the FAQ section for further instructions. 4. 4. Set Up the Router as an Access Point The router can work as an access point, transforming your existing wired network to a wireless one. 1. Visit tplinkwifi.net, and log in with your TP-Link ID or the password you set for the router. 2. Go to Advanced > Operation Mode, select Access Point and click Save. The router will reboot and switch to Access Point mode. 18 Chapter 4 Set Up Internet Connection 3. After rebooting, connect the router to your existing wired router via an Ethernet cable. 4. Connect to the Wi-Fi of the router and log in again to the web management page tplinkwifi.net, and click Quick Setup. 5. Configure your wireless settings and click Next. 6. Confirm the information and click Save. Now, you can enjoy Wi-Fi. 19 Chapter 4 Set Up Internet Connection Tips: Functions, such as Parental Controls, Qos and NAT Forwarding, are not supported in the Access Point mode. 4. 5. Set Up an IPv6 Internet Connection Your ISP provides information about one of the following IPv6 internet connection types: PPPoE, Dynamic IP(SLAAC/DHCPv6), Static IP, 6to4 tunnel, Pass-Through (Bridge). 1. Visit tplinkwifi.net, and log in with your TP-Link ID or the password you set for the router. 2. Go to Advanced > IPv6. 3. Enable IPv6 and select the internet connection type provided by your ISP. Tips: If you do not know what your internet connection type is, contact your ISP or judge according to the already known information provided by your ISP. 4. Fill in information as required by different connection types. Red blanks must be filled in.1 ) Static IP: Fill in blanks and click Save. 20 Chapter 4 Set Up Internet Connection 2 ) Dynamic IP (SLAAC/DHCPv6): Click Advanced to input further information if your ISP requires. Click Save. 3 ) PPPoE: By default, the router uses the IPv4 account to connect to the IPv6 server. Click Advanced to input further information if your ISP requires. Click Save and then click Connect. Note: If your ISP provides two separate accounts for the IPv4 and IPv6 connections, please untick the PPPoE same session with IPv4 connection checkbox and manually enter the username and password for the IPv6 connection. 21 Chapter 4 Set Up Internet Connection 4 ) 6to4 Tunnel: An IPv4 internet connection type is a prerequisite for this connection type (Manually Set Up Your Internet Connection). Click Advanced to input further information if your ISP requires. Click Save and then click Connect. 5 ) Pass-Through (Bridge): Click Save and skip to Step 6. 22 Chapter 4 Set Up Internet Connection 5. Configure LAN ports. Windows users are recommended to choose from the first two types. Fill in Address Prefix provided by your ISP, and click Save. Tips: Find Help on the web management page to know more about items. 6. Click Status to check whether you have successfully set up an IPv6 connection. The following figure is an example of a successful PPPoE configuration. Tips: Visit the FAQ section if there is no internet connection. 4. 6. Set Up WAN Aggregation WAN Aggregation transforms the LAN1 port to an additional WAN port, and makes a single high-bandwidth data path. Unleash faster internet from ISPs that provide bandwidth rates over 1Gbps and no longer be limited by your networking hardware. Note: Before enabling this feature, make sure that your ISP supports WAN Aggregation and your modem has two WAN ports. 1. Visit tplinkwifi.net, and log in with your TP-Link ID or the password you set for the router. 2. Go to Advanced > Network > Internet. 3. Toggle on WAN Aggregation to enable it and the router will reboot to apply the settings. 23 Chapter 4 Set Up Internet Connection 4. Connect the router’s WAN port and LAN1 port to your modem’s two WAN ports with two Ethernet cables. 24 Chapter 5 TP-Link Cloud Service TP-Link Cloud service provides a better way to manage your cloud devices. Log in to your router with a TP-Link ID, and you can easily monitor and manage your home network when you are out and about via the Tether app. To ensure that your router stays new and gets better over time, the TP-Link Cloud will notify you when an important firmware upgrade is avaliable. Surely you can also manage multiple TP-Link Cloud devices with a single TP-Link ID. This chapter introduces how to register a new TP-Link ID, bind or unbind TP-Link IDs to manage your router, and the Tether app with which you can manage your home network no matter where you may find yourself. It contains the following sections: • Register a TP-Link ID • Change Your TP-Link ID Information • Manage the User TP-Link IDs • Manage the Router via the TP-Link Tether App Chapter 5 TP-Link Cloud Service 5. 1. Register a TP-Link ID If you have skipped the registration during the Quick Setup process, you can: 1. Visit tplinkwifi.net, and log in with the password you set for the router. 2. Go to Basic > TP-Link Cloud. 3. Click Register Now and follow the instructions to register a TP-Link ID. 4. After activating your TP-Link ID, come back to the TP-Link Cloud page to log in. The TP-Link ID used to log in to the router for the first time will be automatically bound as an Admin. Note: • To learn more about the Admin and User TP-Link ID, refer to Manage the User TP-Link IDs. • Once the router is bound to your TP-Link ID, you need to log in to the router with the TP-Link ID. • Once you have registered a TP-Link ID on the web management page, you can only register another TP-Link ID via the Tether APP. Please refer to Manage the Router via the TP-Link Tether App to install the app. • If you want to unbind the admin TP-Link ID from your router, please go to Basic > TP-Link Cloud, an click Unbind in the Device Information section. 5. 2. Change Your TP-Link ID Information Follow the steps below to change your email address and password of your TP-Link ID as needed. 1. Visit tplinkwifi.net, and log in with your TP-Link ID. 2. Go to Basic > TP-Link Cloud, and focus on the Account Information section. ➢ To change your email address:

1. Click behind the Email.

2. Enter the password of your TP-Link ID, then a new email address. And click Save. 26 Chapter 5 TP-Link Cloud Service ➢ To change your password:

1. Click behind the Password.

2. Enter the current password, then a new password twice. And click Save. 5. 3. Manage the User TP-Link IDs The TP-Link ID used to log in to the router for the first time will be automatically bound as the Admin account. An admin account can add or remove other TP-Link IDs to or from the same router as Users. All accounts can monitor and manage the router locally or remotely, but user accounts cannot: • Reset the router to its factory default settings either on the web management page or in the Tether app. 27 Chapter 5 TP-Link Cloud Service • Add/remove other TP-Link IDs to/from the router. 5. 3. 1. Add TP-Link ID to Manage the Router 1. Visit tplinkwifi.net, and log in with your TP-Link ID. 2. Go to Basic > TP-Link Cloud, and focus on the Bound Accounts section.

3. Click , enter another TP-Link ID as needed and click Save.

Note: If you need another TP-Link ID, please register a new one via the Tether app. Refer to Manage the Router via the TP-Link Tether App to install the app and register a new TP-Link ID. 4. The new TP-Link ID will be displayed in the Bound Accounts table as a User. 5. 3. 2. Remove TP-Link ID(s) from Managing the Router 1. Visit tplinkwifi.net, and log in with your TP-Link ID. 2. Go to Basic > TP-Link Cloud, and focus on the Bound Accounts section. 3. Tick the checkbox(es) of the TP-Link ID(s) you want to remove and click Unbind. 28 Chapter 5 TP-Link Cloud Service 5. 4. Manage the Router via the TP-Link Tether App The Tether app runs on iOS and Android devices, such as smartphones and tablets. 1. Launch the Apple App Store or Google Play store and search “TP-Link Tether” or simply scan the QR code to download and install the app. 2. Connect your device to the router’s wireless network. 3. Launch the Tether app, select the model of your router and log in with your TP-Link ID or the password you set for the router. 4. Manage your router as needed. Note: If you need to remotely access your router from your smart devices, you need to: • Log in with your TP-Link ID. If you don’t have one, refer to Register a TP-Link ID. • Make sure your smartphone or tablet can access the internet with cellular data or a Wi-Fi network. OR 29 Chapter 6 Guest Network This function allows you to provide Wi-Fi access for guests without disclosing your main network. When you have guests in your house, apartment, or workplace, you can create a guest network for them. In addition, you can customize guest network options to ensure network security and privacy. It contains the following sections: • Create a Network for Guests • Set Portal Authentication • Customize Guest Network Options Chapter 6 Guest Network 6. 1. Create a Network for Guests 1. Visit tplinkwifi.net, and log in with your TP-Link ID or the password you set for the router. 2. Go to Advanced > Guest Network. Locate the Wireless section. 3. Create a guest network as needed. 1 ) Tick the Enable Guest Network checkbox for the 2.4GHz/5GHz-1/5GH-2 wireless network. 2 ) Customize the SSID. Don‘t select Hide SSID unless you want your guests to manually input the SSID for guest network access. 3 ) Set Security to WPA/WPA2 Personal, keep the default Version and Encryption values, and customize your own password. 4. Click Save. Now your guests can access your guest network using the SSID and password you set! Tips: To view guest network information, go to Advanced > Status and locate the Guest Network section. 6. 2. Set Portal Authentication Imagine that you run a small shop and provide a guest network for your customers. You want to seize every opportunity to promote your shop, which makes portal authentication an excellent choice. Customers will be directed to a web page for access 31 Chapter 6 Guest Network verification, on which your personalized promotion is displayed. Moreover, you can specify a web link so that the newly connected guest will be redirected to, for example, the official website of your shop. 1. Visit tplinkwifi.net, and log in with your TP-Link ID or the password you set for the router. 2. Go to Advanced > Guest Network. Locate the Wireless section. 3. Select Portal for Security. 4. Select the Authentication Type. • Simple Password – Specify a password for authentication (8-16 alphanumeric or “_” characters are allowed). • No Authentication – Clients can access the network without any authentication. 5. Specify the Authentication Timeout. When a guest’s authentication expires, they have to reconnect to the network. 6. (Optional) Enable Redirect and enter the desired web link. The newly connected guest will be redirected to the website you have specified. 7. (Optional) You can click Click to Edit to personalize the authentication page. • Portal Title – Up to 31 characters. • Terms of Use – Up to 1023 characters. • Logo Image – Upload a JPG or PNG image (less than 100KB) to customize the logo. • Background Image – Upload a JPG or PNG image (less than 2MB) to customize the background. 8. Click Save. 6. 3. Customize Guest Network Options 1. Visit tplinkwifi.net, and log in with your TP-Link ID or the password you set for the router. 32 Chapter 6 Guest Network 2. Go to Advanced > Guest Network. Locate the Settings section. 3. Customize guest network options according to your needs. • Allow guests to see each other Tick this checkbox if you want to allow the wireless clients on your guest network to communicate with each other via methods such as network neighbors and Ping. • Allow guests to access my local network Tick this checkbox if you want to allow the wireless clients on your guest network to communicate with the devices connected to your router’s LAN ports or main network via methods such as network neighbors and Ping. 4. Click Save. Now you can ensure network security and privacy! Tips: To view guest network information, go to Advanced > Status and locate the Guest Network section. 33 Chapter 7 USB Settings This chapter describes how to use the USB ports to share files, media and a printer from the USB storage devices over your home network locally, or remotely through the internet. The router supports USB external flash drives, hard drives and USB printers. It contains the following sections: • Access the USB Storage Device • Media Sharing • Printer Sharing • Time Machine Chapter 7 USB Settings 7. 1. Access the USB Storage Device Insert your USB storage device into the router’s USB port and then access files stored there locally or remotely. Tips: • If you use USB hubs, make sure no more than 4 devices are connected to the router. • If the USB storage device requires using bundled external power, make sure the external power has been connected. • If you use a USB hard drive, make sure its file system is FAT32, exFat, NTFS or HFS+. • Before you physically disconnect a USB device from the router, safely remove it to avoid data damage: Go to Advanced > USB Storage Device > Device Settings and click Remove. 7. 1. 1. Access the USB Device Locally Insert your USB storage device into the router’s USB port and then refer to the following table to access files stored on your USB storage device. Windows computer Go to Computer > Network, then click the Network Server Name (TP- SHARE by default) in the Computer section. Note: Operations in different systems are similar. Here we take Windows 7 as an example. 35 Chapter 7 USB Settings Windows computer Open the Windows Explorer (or go to Computer) and type the server address \\tplinkwifi.net or ftp://tplinkwifi.net in the address bar, then press Enter. 4 ) When prompted, select the Guest radio box. (If you have set up a username and a password to deny anonymous access to the USB disks, you should select the Registered User radio box. To learn how to set up an account for the access, refer to To set up authentication for data security:.) Tablet Use a third-party app for network files management. Tips: You can also access your USB disk by using your Network/Media Server Name as the server address. Refer to To customize the address of the USB disk: to learn more. 7. 1. 2. Access the USB Device Remotely You can access your USB disk outside the local area network. For example, you can: Mac 1 ) Select Go > Connect to Server. 2 ) Type the server address smb://tplinkwifi.net. 3 ) Click Connect. 36 Chapter 7 USB Settings • Share photos and other large files with your friends without logging in to (and paying for) a photo-sharing site or email system. • Get a safe backup for the materials for a presentation. • Remove the files on your camera’s memory card from time to time during the journey. Note: If your ISP assigns a private WAN IP address (such as 192.168.x.x or 10.x.x.x), you cannot use this feature because private addresses are not routed on the Internet. Follow the steps below to configure remote access settings. 1. Visit tplinkwifi.net, and log in with your TP-Link ID or the password you set for the router. 2. Go to Advanced > USB Sharing > USB Storage Device. 3. Tick the FTP(Via Internet) checkbox, and then click Save. 4. Refer to the following table to access your USB disk remotely. 37 Chapter 7 USB Settings Computer 1 ) Open the Windows Explorer (or go to Computer, only for Windows users) or open a web browser. 2 ) Type the server address in the address bar: Type in ftp://<WAN IP address of the router>:<port number> (such as ftp://59.40.2.243:21). If you have specified the domain name of the router, you can also type in ftp://<domain name>:<port number> (such as ftp://MyDomainName:21) 3 ) Press Enter on the keyboard. 4 ) Access with the username and password you set in To set up authentication for data security:. Tips: You can also access the USB disk via a third-party app for network files management, which can resume broken file transfers. Tablet Use a third-party app for network files management. Tips: Click Set Up a Dynamic DNS Service Account to learn how to set up a domain name for you router. 7. 1. 3. Customize the Access Settings By default, all the network clients can access all folders on your USB disk. You can customize your sharing settings by setting a sharing account, sharing specific contents and setting a new sharing address on the router’s web management page. 1. Visit tplinkwifi.net, and log in with your TP-Link ID or the password you set for the router. 2. Go to Advanced > USB Sharing > USB Storage Device. ➢ To customize the address of the USB disk: You can customize the server name and use the name to access your USB disk. 1. In the Access Address section, make sure Network Neighborhood is ticked, and enter a Network/Media Server Name as you like, such as MyShare, then click Save. 38 Chapter 7 USB Settings 2. Now you can access the USB disk by visiting \\MyShare (for Windows) or smb:// MyShare (for Mac). ➢ To only share specific content: 1. Focus on the Sharing Contents and Security section. Click the 2. Decide the way you share the folder: • Access Authentication: Tick to enable access authentication for sharing folders, and you will be required to log in to the Sharing Account to access the USB disk. Refer to To customize the address of the USB disk: to learn more. • Enable Media Sharing: Tick to enable media sharing for sharing folders, and you can view photos, play music and watch movies stored on the USB disk directly from DLNA-supported devices. Click Media Sharing to learn more. button to specify sharing folders and click Save. 39 Chapter 7 USB Settings ➢ To set up authentication for data security: You can set up authentication for your USB device so that network clients will be required to enter username and password when accessing the USB disk. In the Sharing Contents and Security part, enable Access Authentication. The default accounts are admin and visit. Click Note: For Windows users, do not set the sharing username the same as the Windows username. Otherwise, Windows credential mechanism may cause the following problems: • If the sharing password is also the same as the Windows password, authentication will not work since the Windows will automatically use its account information for USB access. • If the sharing password is different from the Windows password, the Windows will be unable to remember your credentials and you will always be required to enter the sharing password for USB access. • Due to Windows credential mechanism, you might be unable to access the USB disk after changing Authentication settings. Please log out from the Windows and try to access again. Or you can change the address of the USB disk by referring to To customize the address of the USB disk:. 7. 2. Media Sharing The feature of Media Sharing allows you to view photos, play music and watch movies stored on the USB disk directly from DLNA-supported devices, such as your computer, tablet and PS2/3/4. 1. When your USB disk is inserted into the router, your DLNA-supported devices (such as your computer and pad) connected to the router can detect and play the media files on the USB disks. 2. Refer to the following table for detailed instructions. to customize the username and a password. 40 Chapter 7 USB Settings Windows Computer • Go to Computer > Network, then click the Media Server Name (Model number-share by default) in the Media Devices section. Note: Here we take Windows 7 as an example. Tablet • Use a third-party DLNA-supported player. 7. 3. Printer Sharing The feature of Printer Sharing helps you share a printer with different computers connected to the router. Note: Printers unlisted on this page may be incompatible with the router: tp-link.com/common/compatible/print-server/. 1. Install the Driver of the Printer Make sure you have installed the driver of the printer on each computer that needs printer service. If you do not have the driver, contact the printer manufacturer. 2. Connect the Printer Connect a printer to the USB port with the USB cable. Wait several seconds until the USB LED becomes solid on. 3. Install the TP-Link USB Printer Controller Utility TP-Link USB Printer Controller Utility helps you access the shared printer. Download and install the utility on each computer that needs printer service. 1 ) Visit tp-link.com/app/usb/. 41 Chapter 7 USB Settings 2 ) Click PC Utility (for Windows users) or Mac Utility to download the installation file and uncompress it. 3 ) Open the uncompressed folder, then click TP-Link USB Printer Controller Setup (for Windows users) or TP-Link UDS Printer Controller Installer (for Mac users) to install the utility. 4. Access the Printer You should set the shared printer as Auto-Connect Printer on every computer that needs printer service.

1 ) Double-click the icon on your desktop to launch the USB Printer Controller.

2 ) Highlight the printer you share. Mac 3 ) Click the Auto-Connect for Printing tab to pull down a list, then select Set Auto- Connect Printer. Windows 42 Chapter 7 USB Settings Mac 4 ) Select the printer you share, then click Apply. Windows Windows 43 Chapter 7 USB Settings Mac 5 ) You will see the printer marked as Auto-Connect Printer. Now you can print with this printer. Mac Tips: The Print Server also allows different clients to share the scan feature of MFPs (Multi-Function Printers). To scan with TP-Link USB Printer Controller, right-click the printer and select Network Scanner. Then, a scanning window will pop up. Finish the scanning process by following on-screen instructions. Windows 44 Chapter 7 USB Settings 7. 4. Time Machine Time Machine backs up all files on your Mac computer to a USB storage device connected to your router. 1. Visit tplinkwifi.net, and log in with your TP-Link ID or the password you set for the router. 2. Go to Advanced > USB Sharing > Time Machine. 3. Tick the checkbox to enable Time Machine. 4. Click Select to select a location for Time Machine backups. 5. Set the Size Limit for Backups. Note: 0 means no limit for the space. 6. Click Save. 45 Chapter 8 HomeCare – Parental Controls, QoS, Antivirus TP-Link HomeCareTM powered by Trend MicroTM provides a kit of features to help you create a personalized network that caters for the whole family. You can ensure appropriate internet access for everyone with Parental Controls, save bandwidth for the things that matter with QoS and keep your network secure with built-in Antivirus. It contains the following sections: • Parental Controls • QoS • Antivirus Chapter 8 HomeCare – Parental Controls, QoS, Antivirus 8. 1. Parental Controls Parental Controls allows you to set up unique restrictions on internet access for each member of your family. You can block inappropriate content, set daily limits for the total time spent online and restrict internet access to certain times of the day. 8. 1. 1. Scenario 1: Setting Up Access Restrictions I want to: Block access to inappropriate online content for my child’s devices, restrict internet access to 2 hours every day and block internet access during bed time (10 PM to 7 AM) on weekdays. How can I 1. Visit tplinkwifi.net, and log in with your TP-Link ID or do that? the password you set for the router. 2. Go to Basic > HomeCare > Parental Controls or Advanced > Parental Controls. 3. Click to create a profile for a family member. 4. Add basic profile information. 1 ) Enter a Name for the profile to make it easier to identify. 2 ) Under Devices, click . 3 ) Select the devices that belong to this family member. Access restrictions will be applied to these devices. Click Add when finished. 47 Chapter 8 HomeCare – Parental Controls, QoS, Antivirus Note: Only devices that have previously been connected to your router’s network are listed here. If you are unable to find the device you want to add, connect it to your network and then try again. 4 ) Click Next. 5. Block content for this profile. 1 ) Select a filter level based on the age of the family member this profile belongs to. Blocked content will then be displayed in the Filter Content list. 2 ) If needed, you can edit the blocked content by clicking to move categories between the Filter Content and Available Categories lists. 3 ) You can also block a specific website or application by clicking next to Filter Content. Enter a keyword (for example, “Facebook”) or a URL (for example, “ facebook.com”), then click Add. and 48 Chapter 8 HomeCare – Parental Controls, QoS, Antivirus 4 ) Click Next. 6. Set time restrictions on internet access. 1 ) Enable Time Limits on Monday to Friday and Saturday & Sunday then set the allowed online time to 2 hours each day. 2 ) Enable Bed Time on Monday to Friday and use the up/ down arrows or enter times in the fields. Devices under this profile will be unable to access the internet during this time period. 3 ) Click Save. Done! The amount of time your child spends online is controlled and inappropriate content is blocked on their devices. 8. 1. 2. Scenario 2: Monitoring Internet Usage I want to: Check which websites my child has visited and how much time they have spent online recently. How can I 1. Visit tplinkwifi.net, and log in with your TP-Link ID or do that? the password you set for the router. 49 Chapter 8 HomeCare – Parental Controls, QoS, Antivirus 2. Go to Basic > HomeCare > Parental Controls or Advanced > Parental Controls. to block the corresponding content for this profile. Done! You can now check up on your child’s online activities. 8. 2. QoS QoS (Quality of Service) allows you to prioritize the internet traffic of specific online activities, such as gaming or streaming. Activities set as high priority will be allocated more bandwidth and so continue to run smoothly even when there is heavy traffic on the network. You can also prioritize the connection of specific devices for a set duration. I want to: Ensure a fast connection while I play online games with friends on my computer for the next 2 hours. How can I 1. Visit tplinkwifi.net, and log in with your TP-Link ID or do that? the password you set for the router. 2. Go to Basic > HomeCare > QoS or Advanced > QoS. in 3. Find the correct profile and click the Insights column. Note: If you have not set up a profile for your child yet, you should do that first by clicking , then follow the steps to create a profile. Refer to Scenario 1: Setting Up Access Restrictions for detailed instructions. 4. Use the drop-down menu to view the websites visited and time spent online for any of the last 7 days. Click to view a complete history. Tips: Click 50 Chapter 8 HomeCare – Parental Controls, QoS, Antivirus 3. In the Application Priority tab, click Gaming to prioritize this online activity. The default is Standard, with no application prioritized. You Done! can now enjoy playing games without lag on your computer for the next 2 hours. 8. 3. Antivirus Your router supports built-in Antivirus powered by Trend MicroTM. It provides malicious content filtering and intrusion prevention for your home network, as well as a quarantine for infected devices. An active database protects every connected device from external threats. Antivirus includes the following protection: • Malicious Content Filter Blocks malicious websites listed in Micro Trend’s database. The database is automatically updated so new malicious websites are blocked when they go live. • Intrusion Prevention System 4. In the Device Priority tab, find your computer and toggle on Priority. Click the entry in the Timing column and select 2 hours as the duration you want the device to be prioritized for. 51 Chapter 8 HomeCare – Parental Controls, QoS, Antivirus Identifies and blocks potential threats from attackers and fixes vulnerabilities in the network. • Infected Device Quarantine Prevents infected devices from sending your sensitive information to clients outside your network or spreading security threats. ➢ To access your router’s Antivirus settings: 1. Visit tplinkwifi.net, and log in with your TP-Link ID or the password you set for the router. 2. Go to Basic > HomeCare > Antivirus or Advanced > Security > Antivirus. 3. Choose the protection types you want to enable. It is recommended to keep them all enabled to ensure the best protection for your network.

4. Click to view threats that have been detected and resolved. 52

Chapter 9 Network Security This chapter guides you on how to protect your home network from cyber attacks and unauthorized users by implementing these three network security functions. You can protect your home network against DoS (Denial of Service) attacks from flooding your network with server requests using DoS Protection, block or allow specific client devices to access your network using Access Control, or you can prevent ARP spoofing and ARP attacks using IP & MAC Binding. It contains the following sections: • Protect the Network from Cyber Attacks • Access Control • IP & MAC Binding Chapter 9 Network Security 9. 1. Protect the Network from Cyber Attacks The SPI (Stateful Packet Inspection) Firewall protects the router from cyber attacks and validate the traffic that is passing through the router based on the protocol. This function is enabled by default. 1. Visit tplinkwifi.net, and log in with your TP-Link ID or the password you set for the router. 2. Go to Advanced > Security > Firewall. It’s recommended to keep the default settings. If necessary, deselect corresponding checkbox and click Save. 9. 2. Access Control Access Control is used to block or allow specific client devices to access your network (via wired or wireless) based on a list of blocked devices (Blacklist) or a list of allowed devices (Whitelist). I want to: Block or allow specific client devices to access my network (via wired or wireless). How can I 1. Visit tplinkwifi.net, and log in with your TP-Link ID or do that? the password you set for the router. 2. Go to Advanced > Security > Access Control. 3. Enable Access Control. 4. Select the access mode to either block (recommended) or allow the device(s) in the list. To block specific device(s): 1 ) Select Blacklist and click Save. 54 Chapter 9 Network Security

Done! 3 ) Click OK. Now you can block or allow specific client devices to access your network (via wired or wireless) using the Blacklist or Whitelist.

2 ) Select the device(s) to be blocked in the Online Devices table by ticking the checkbox(es). 3 ) Click Block above the Online Devices table. The selected devices will be added to Devices in Blacklist automatically. To allow specific device(s): 1 ) Select Whitelist and click Save. 2 ) Click Add in the Devices in Whitelist section. Enter the Device Name and MAC Address (You can copy and paste the information from the Online Devices list if the device is connected to your network). 55 Chapter 9 Network Security 9. 3. IP & MAC Binding IP & MAC Binding, namely, ARP (Address Resolution Protocol) Binding, is used to bind network device’s IP address to its MAC address. This will prevent ARP Spoofing and other ARP attacks by denying network access to an device with matching IP address in the Binding list, but unrecognized MAC address. I want to: Prevent ARP spoofing and ARP attacks. How can I 1. Visit tplinkwifi.net, and log in with your TP-Link ID or do that? the password you set for the router. 2. Go to Advanced > Security > IP & MAC Binding. 3. Enable IP&MAC Binding. Done! 4. Bind your device(s) according to your need. To bind the connected device(s): Click 2 ) Enter the MAC address and IP address that you want to bind. Enter a Description for this binding entry. 3 ) Tick the Enable This Entry checkbox and click OK. Now you don’t need to worry about ARP spoofing and ARP attacks! to add the corresponding device to the Binding List. To bind the unconnected device: 1 ) Click Add in the Binding List section. 56 Chapter 10 NAT Forwarding The router’s NAT (Network Address Translation) feature makes devices on the LAN use the same public IP address to communicate with devices on the internet, which protects the local network by hiding IP addresses of the devices. However, it also brings about the problem that an external host cannot initiatively communicate with a specified device on the local network. With the forwarding feature the router can penetrate the isolation of NAT and allows devices on the internet to initiatively communicate with devices on the local network, thus realizing some special functions. The TP-Link router supports four forwarding rules. If two or more rules are set, the priority of implementation from high to low is Virtual Servers, Port Triggering, UPNP and DMZ. It contains the following sections: • Share Local Resources on the Internet by Virtual Servers • Open Ports Dynamically by Port Triggering • Make Applications Free from Port Restriction by DMZ • Make Xbox Online Games Run Smoothly by UPnP Chapter 10 NAT Forwarding 10. 1. Share Local Resources on the Internet by Virtual Servers When you build up a server on the local network and want to share it on the internet, Virtual Servers can realize the service and provide it to internet users. At the same time Virtual Servers can keep the local network safe as other services are still invisible from the internet. Virtual Servers can be used for setting up public services on your local network, such as HTTP, FTP, DNS, POP3/SMTP and Telnet. Different services use different service ports. Port 80 is used in HTTP service, port 21 in FTP service, port 25 in SMTP service and port 110 in POP3 service. Please verify the service port number before the configuration. I want to: Share my personal website I’ve built in local network with my friends through the internet. For example, the personal website has been built on my home PC (192.168.0.100). I hope that my friends on the internet can visit my website in some way. The PC is connected to the router with the WAN IP address 218.18.232.154. Personal Website Home How can I do that? RouterLAN WAN: 218.18.232.154 1. Assign a static IP address to your PC, for example 192.168.0.100. 2. Visit tplinkwifi.net, and log in with your TP-Link ID or the password you set for the router. 3. Go to Advanced > NAT Forwarding > Virtual Servers. 4. Click Add. Click View Existing Services and select HTTP. The External Port, Internal Port and Protocol will be automatically filled in. Enter the PC’s IP address 192.168.0.100 in the Internal IP field. 5. Click OK. INTERNET 58 Chapter 10 NAT Forwarding Tips: • It is recommended to keep the default settings of Internal Port and Protocol if you are not clear about which port and protocol to use. • If the service you want to use is not in the Service Type, you can enter the corresponding parameters manually. You should verify the port number that the service needs. • You can add multiple virtual server rules if you want to provide several services in a router. Please note that the External Port should not be overlapped. Done! Users on the internet can enter WAN IP (in this example: 218.18.232.154) to visit your personal website. Tips: • The WAN IP should be a public IP address. For the WAN IP is assigned dynamically by the ISP, it is recommended to apply and register a domain name for the WAN referring to Set Up a Dynamic DNS Service Account. Then users on the internet can use domain name to visit the website. • If you have changed the default External Port, you should use WAN IP: External Port or domain name: External Port to visit the website. 10. 2. Open Ports Dynamically by Port Triggering Port Triggering can specify a triggering port and its corresponding external ports. When a host on the local network initiates a connection to the triggering port, all the external ports will be opened for subsequent connections. The router can record the IP address of the host. When the data from the internet return to the external ports, the router can forward them to the corresponding host. Port Triggering is mainly applied to online games, VoIPs, video players and common applications including MSN Gaming Zone, Dialpad and Quick Time 4 players, etc. Follow the steps below to configure the Port Triggering rules: 1. Visit tplinkwifi.net, and log in with your TP-Link ID or the password you set for the router. 2. Go to Advanced > NAT Forwarding > Port Triggering and click Add. 59 Chapter 10 NAT Forwarding 3. Click View Existing Applications, and select the desired application. The Triggering Port, External Port and Protocol will be automatically filled in. The following picture takes application MSN Gaming Zone as an example. 4. Click OK. Tips: • You can add multiple port triggering rules according to your network need. • The triggering ports can not be overlapped. • If the application you need is not listed in the Existing Applications list, please enter the parameters manually. You should verify the external ports the application uses first and enter them into External Port field according to the format the page displays. 10. 3. Make Applications Free from Port Restriction by DMZ When a PC is set to be a DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) host on the local network, it is totally exposed to the internet, which can realize the unlimited bidirectional communication between internal hosts and external hosts. The DMZ host becomes a virtual server with all ports opened. When you are not clear about which ports to open in some special applications, such as IP camera and database software, you can set the PC to be a DMZ host. 60 Chapter 10 NAT Forwarding Note: When DMZ is enabled, the DMZ host is totally exposed to the internet, which may bring some potential safety hazards. If DMZ is not in use, please disable it in time. I want to: Make the home PC join the internet online game without port restriction. For example, due to some port restriction, when playing the online games, you can login normally but cannot join a team with other players. To solve this problem, set your PC as a DMZ host with all ports open. How can I 1. Assign a static IP address to your PC, for example do that? 192.168.0.100. 2. Visit tplinkwifi.net, and log in with your TP-Link ID or the password you set for the router. 3. Go to Advanced > NAT Forwarding > DMZ and select Enable DMZ. 4. Enter the IP address 192.168.0.100 in the DMZ Host IP Address filed. Done! 5. Click Save. The configuration is completed. You’ve set your PC to a DMZ host and now you can make a team to game with other players. 10. 4. Make Xbox Online Games Run Smoothly by UPnP The UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) protocol allows applications or host devices to automatically find the front-end NAT device and send request to it to open the corresponding ports. With UPnP enabled, the applications or host devices on the local network and the internet can freely communicate with each other thus realizing the seamless connection of the network. You may need to enable the UPnP if you want to use applications for multiplayer gaming, peer-to-peer connections, real-time communication (such as VoIP or telephone conference) or remote assistance, etc. 61 Chapter 10 NAT Forwarding Tips: • UPnP is enabled by default in this router. • Only the application supporting UPnP protocol can use this feature. • UPnP feature needs the support of operating system (e.g. Windows Vista/ Windows 7/ Windows 8, etc. Some of operating system need to install the UPnP components). For example, when you connect your Xbox to the router which has connected to the internet to play online games, UPnP will send request to the router to open the corresponding ports allowing the following data penetrating the NAT to transmit. Therefore, you can play Xbox online games without a hitch. XBOX Router LAN WAN Internet If necessary, you can follow the steps to change the status of UPnP. 1. Visit tplinkwifi.net, and log in with your TP-Link ID or the password you set for the router. 2. Go to Advanced > NAT Forwarding > UPnP and toggle on or off according to your needs. 62 Chapter 11 VPN Server The VPN (Virtual Private Networking) Server allows you to access your home network in a secured way through internet when you are out of home. The router offers two ways to setup VPN connection: OpenVPN and PPTP (Point to Point Tunneling Protocol) VPN. OpenVPN is somewhat complex but with greater security and more stable. It is suitable for restricted environment, such as campus network and company intranet. PPTP VPN is more easily used and its speed is faster, it’s compatible with most operating systems and also supports mobile devices. Its security is poor and your packets may be cracked easily, and PPTP VPN connection may be prevented by some ISP. It contains the following sections, please choose the appropriate VPN server connection type as needed. • Use OpenVPN to Access Your Home Network • Use PPTP VPN to Access Your Home Network Chapter 11 VPN Server 11. 1. Use OpenVPN to Access Your Home Network In the OpenVPN connection, the home network can act as a server, and the remote device can access the server through the router which acts as an OpenVPN Server gateway. To use the VPN feature, you should enable OpenVPN Server on your router, and install and run VPN client software on the remote device. Please follow the steps below to set up an OpenVPN connection. Step1. Set up OpenVPN Server on Your Router 1. Visit tplinkwifi.net, and log in with your TP-Link ID or the password you set for the router. 2. Go to Advanced > VPN Server > OpenVPN, and select Enable VPN Server. Note: • Before you enable VPN Server, we recommend you configure Dynamic DNS Service (recommended) or assign a static IP address for router’s WAN port and synchronize your System Time with internet. • The first time you configure the OpenVPN Server, you may need to Generate a certificate before you enable the VPN Server. 3. Select the Servive Type (communication protocol) for OpenVPN Server: UDP, TCP. 4. Enter a VPN Service Port to which a VPN device connects, and the port number should be between 1024 and 65535. 5. In the VPN Subnet/Netmask fields, enter the range of IP addresses that can be leased to the device by the OpenVPN server. 64 Chapter 11 VPN Server 6. Select your Client Access type. Select Home Network Only if you only want the remote device to access your home network; select Internet and Home Network if you also want the remote device to access internet through the VPN Server. 7. Click Save. 8. Click Generate to get a new certificate. Note: If you have already generated one, please skip this step, or click Generate to update the certificate. 9. Click Export to save the OpenVPN configuration file which will be used by the remote device to access your router. Step 2. Configure OpenVPN Connection on Your Remote Device 1. Visit openvpn.net/index.php/download/community-downloads.html to download the OpenVPN software, and install it on your device where you want to run the OpenVPN client utility. Note: You need to install the OpenVPN client utility on each device that you plan to apply the VPN funxtion to access your router. Mobile devices should download a third-party app from Google Play or Apple App Store. 2. After the installation, copy the file exported from your router to the OpenVPN client utility’s “config” folder (for example, C:\Program Files\OpenVPN\config on Windows). The path depends on where the OpenVPN client utility is installed. 3. Run the OpenVPN client utility and connect it to OpenVPN Server. 11. 2. Use PPTP VPN to Access Your Home Network PPTP VPN Server is used to create a VPN connection for remote device. To use the VPN feature, you should enable PPTP VPN Server on your router, and configure the PPTP connection on the remote device. Please follow the steps below to set up a PPTP VPN connection. Step 1. Set up PPTP VPN Server on Your Router 1. Visit tplinkwifi.net, and log in with your TP-Link ID or the password you set for the router. 2. Go to Advanced > VPN Server > PPTP VPN, and select Enable VPN Server. 65 Chapter 11 VPN Server Note: Before you enable VPN Server, we recommend you configure Dynamic DNS Service (recommended) or assign a static IP address for router’s WAN port and synchronize your System Time with internet. 3. In the Client IP Address filed, enter the range of IP addresses (up to 10) that can be leased to the devices by the PPTP VPN server. 4. Click Advanced to set the PPTP connection permission according to your needs. • Select Allow Samba (Network Place) access to allow your VPN device to access your local Samba server. • Select Allow NetBIOS passthrough to allow your VPN device to access your Samba server using NetBIOS name. • Select Allow Unencrypted connections to allow unencrypted connections to your VPN server. 5. Click Save. 6. Configure the PPTP VPN connection account for the remote device, you can create up to 16 accounts. 1 ) Click Add. 66 Chapter 11 VPN Server 2 ) Enter the Username and Password to authenticate devices to the PPTP VPN Server. 3 ) Click OK. Step 2. Configure PPTP VPN Connection on Your Remote Device The remote device can use the Windows built-in PPTP software or a third-party PPTP software to connect to PPTP Server. Here we use the Windows built-in PPTP software as an example. 1. Go to Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center. 2. Select Set up a new connection or network. 3. Select Connect to a workplace and click Next. 67 Chapter 11 VPN Server 4. Select Use my Internet connection (VPN). 5. Enter the internet IP address of the router (for example: 218.18.1.73) in the Internet address field. Click Next. 68 Chapter 11 VPN Server 6. Enter the User name and Password you have set for the PPTP VPN server on your router, and click Connect. 7. The PPTP VPN connection is created and ready to use. 69 Chapter 11 VPN Server 70 Chapter 12 Customize Your Network Settings This chapter guides you on how to configure advanced network features. It contains the following sections: • Change the LAN Settings • Set Up Link Aggregation • Configure to Support IPTV Service • Specify DHCP Server Settings • Set Up a Dynamic DNS Service Account • Create Static Routes • Specify Wireless Settings • Use WPS for Wireless Connection Chapter 12 Customize Your Network Settings 12. 1. Change the LAN Settings The router is preset with a default LAN IP 192.168.0.1, which you can use to log in to its web management page. The LAN IP address together with the Subnet Mask also defines the subnet that the connected devices are on. If the IP address conflicts with another device on your local network or your network requires a specific IP subnet, you can change it. 1. Visit tplinkwifi.net, and log in with your TP-Link ID or the password you set for the router. 2. Go to Advanced > Network > LAN. 3. Type in a new IP Address appropriate to your needs. And leave the Subnet Mask as the default settings. 4. Click Save. Note: If you have set the Virtual Server, DMZ or DHCP address reservation, and the new LAN IP address is not in the same subnet with the old one, then you should reconfigure these features. 12. 2. Set Up Link Aggregation The Link Aggregation feature combines two ports together to make a single highbandwidth data path, thus sustaining a higher-speed and more stable wired network. 1. Visit tplinkwifi.net, and log in with your TP-Link ID or the password you set for the router. 2. Go to Advanced > Network > LAN. 3. Enable Link Aggregation. The router will reboot to apply the settings and the LAN ports 2 and 3 will be used for Link Aggregation. 72 Chapter 12 Customize Your Network Settings 12. 3. Configure to Support IPTV Service I want to: Configure IPTV setup to enable Internet/IPTV/Phone service provided by my internet service provider (ISP). How can 1. Visit tplinkwifi.net, and log in with your TP-Link ID or I do that? the password you set for the router. 2. Go to Advanced > Network > IPTV. 3. If your ISP provides the networking service based on IGMP technology, e.g., British Telecom(BT) and Talk Talk in UK: 1 ) Tick the IGMP Proxy checkbox and select the IGMP Version, either V2 or V3, as required by your ISP. 2 ) Click Save. 3 ) After configuring IGMP proxy, IPTV can work behind your router now. You can connect your set-top box to any of the router’s Ethernet port. If IGMP is not the technology your ISP applies to provide IPTV service: 1 ) Tick Enable IPTV. 2 ) Select the appropriate Mode according to your ISP. • Select Bridge if your ISP is not listed and no other parameters are required. • Select Custom if your ISP is not listed but provides necessary parameters. 3 ) After you have selected a mode, the necessary parameters, including the LAN port for IPTV connection, 73 Chapter 12 Customize Your Network Settings are predetermined. If not, select the LAN type to determine which port is used to support IPTV service. 4 ) Click Save. 5 ) Connect the set-top box to the corresponding LAN port which is predetermined or you have specified in Step 3. Done! Your IPTV setup is done now! You may need to configure your set-top box before enjoying your TV. Tips: Qos and IPTV cannot be enabled at the same time. 12. 4. Specify DHCP Server Settings By default, the DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) Server is enabled and the router acts as a DHCP server; it dynamically assigns TCP/IP parameters to client devices from the IP Address Pool. You can change the settings of the DHCP Server if necessary, and you can reserve LAN IP addresses for specified client devices. 1. Visit tplinkwifi.net, and log in with your TP-Link ID or the password you set for the router. 2. Go to Advanced > Network > DHCP Server. ➢ To specify the IP address that the router assigns: 1. Tick the Enable DHCP Server checkbox. 2. Enter the starting and ending IP addresses in the IP Address Pool. 3. Enter other parameters if the ISP offers. The Default Gateway is automatically filled in and is the same as the LAN IP address of the router. 4. Click Save. ➢ To reserve an IP address for a specified client device: 74 Chapter 12 Customize Your Network Settings 1. Click Add in the Address Reservation section. 2. Click View Exsiting Devices or enter the MAC address of the client device. 3. Enter the IP address to reserve for the client device. 4. Enter the Description for this entry. 5. Tick the Enable This Entry checkbox and click OK. 12. 5. Set Up a Dynamic DNS Service Account Most ISPs assign a dynamic IP address to the router and you can use this IP address to access your router remotely. However, the IP address can change from time to time and you don’t know when it changes. In this case, you might apply the DDNS (Dynamic Domain Name Server) feature on the router to allow you and your friends to access your router and local servers (FTP, HTTP, etc.) using a domain name without checking and remembering the IP address. Note: DDNS does not work if the ISP assigns a private WAN IP address (such as 192.168.1.x) to the router. 1. Visit tplinkwifi.net, and log in with your TP-Link ID or the password you set for the router. 2. Go to Advanced > Network > Dynamic DNS. 3. Select the DDNS Service Provider: TP-Link, NO-IP or DynDNS. It is recommended to select TP-Link so that you can enjoy TP-Link’s superior DDNS service. Otherwise, please select NO-IP or DynDNS. If you don’t have a DDNS account, you have to register first by clicking Go to register. 75 Chapter 12 Customize Your Network Settings Note: To enjoy TP-Link’s DDNS service, you have to log in with a TP-Link ID. If you have not logged in with one, click Log in. 4. Click Register in the Domain Name List if you have selected TP-Link, and enter the Domain Name as needed. If you have selected NO-IP or DynDNS, enter the username, password and domain name of your account. 76


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