How to customize basic wireless settings of TP-Link cable modem routers (new logo)
The modem router’s wireless network name (SSID), password, and security option are preset in the factory. The preset SSID and password can be found on the product label. You can customize the wireless settings according to your needs.
1. Log into the web-based management interface of the cable modem router. If you don’t know how to do that, please refer to How to log into the web-based management interface of TP-Link cable modem routers (new logo)?
2. Go to Basic > Wireless page.
To enable or disable the wireless function:
Enable the 2.4 GHz or 5GHz Wireless Network. If you don’t want to use the wireless function, just deselect the box. If you disable the wireless function, all the wireless settings won’t be effective.
To change the wireless network name (SSID) and wireless password:
Enter a new SSID using up to 32 characters. The value is case-sensitive.
If you use a wireless device to change the wireless settings, you will be disconnected.
To hide SSID:
Select Hide SSID, and your SSID will not broadcast. Your SSID won’t display on your wireless device when you scan for local wireless network list and you need to manually join the network.
To change the mode or channel:
Go to Advanced > Wireless 2.4G or Wireless 5G > Basic Settings page.
Power: Select the transmit power of the modem router. You can select 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% as you like. 100% is the default setting and is recommended.
Mode: Select the desired mode.
• 802.11n only: Select only if all of your wireless clients are 802.11n devices.
• 802.11gn mixed: Select if you are using both 802.11g and 802.11n wireless clients.
• 802.11bgn mixed: Select if you are using a mix of 802.11b, 11g, and 11n wireless
When 802.11n only mode is selected, only 802.11n wireless stations can connect to the modem router.
It is strongly recommended that you select 802.11bgn mixed, and all of 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n wireless stations can connect to the modem router.
• 802.11ac only (5GHz): Select only if all of your wireless clients are 802.11ac devices.
• 802.11ac/n mixed (5GHz): Select if you are using both 802.11ac and 802.11n wireless clients.
• 802.11a/n/ac mixed (5GHz): Select if you are using a mix of 802.11a, 802.11n and
802.11ac wireless clients. It is strongly recommended that you select 11a/n/ac mixed.
Channel: Select the channel you want to use from the drop-down list. This field determines which operating frequency will be used. It is not necessary to change the wireless channel unless you notice interference problems with another nearby access point.
Bandwidth: Select the channel width from the drop-down list. The default setting is
Auto for 2.4GHz wireless network and 80MHz for 5GHz wireless network, which can adjust the channel width for your clients automatically.
To change the security option:
1. Go to Wireless 2.4G or Wireless 5G > Primary Network page.
2. Select an option from the Security drop-down list. The router provides four options,
No Security, WPA/WPA2 Personal (Recommended), WPA/WPA2 Enterprise, WEP.
WPA2 uses the newest standard and the security level is the highest. We don’t recommend you to change the default settings unless necessary.
Get to know more details of each function and configuration please go to Download Center to download the manual of your product.
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