TP Link Router Login: Sometimes you might want to change your Router’s password or the number of devices connected to it or quite simply its name. How to do it? There are a lot of things which you can do with your TP-Link router. Let us first see how to log in to your router to access all these settings.
TP-Link Router Login, Password & IP List :
1. First, you need to connect to your router. It can be through a smartphone [Wi-Fi] or a computer [Wi-Fi or Ethernet].
2. Once connected, open your favorite browser and type in ‘192.168.1.1’ in the address bar and hit enter.
3. You will be directed to an admin login page.
4. In the first field, you have to enter your administrator ID and the password in the second field.
5. If this is the first time you’re logging in, the default ID and password for a TP-Link router would both be ‘admin’ in lowercase. You can change them after logging in.
6. Once logged in, you will see a dashboard with information such as the firmware version, MAC Address, IP Address, Subnet, SSID, etc. You might be prompted for a software update. Let the update finish and then carry on.
NOTE: 192.168.1.1 is the Default IP Address For all routers.
Once you’re at the dashboard, there are a lot of things you could do:
1. Quick Setup: If this is the first time you’re logging in, this is the place to go. It will help you set up the main settings of your router. You can change the default SSID, password, admin ID and more.
2. QSS: Quick Security Setup.
3. Network: Here you will be able to see your connection type (Static or Dynamic IP), Default Gateway, Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU – largest single packet) size and Primary and Secondary Domain Name Services (DNS). You can also configure some Local Area Network settings from here.
4. Wireless: Probably the most important of them all, this is where you would find the major settings.
• Changing your SSID: To change the ‘name’ of your Wi-Fi connection, you need to change your Service Set Identifier or SSID. This can be found under the Wireless Settings subtab. You can also change your region and modify channel configurations.
• Changing your Wi-Fi Password: You can change your Wi-Fi password in the Wireless Security subtab. You can change the version and the encryption type. The industry standard is WPA2-PSK and one should refrain from using WEP. Always keep your network password protected.
• Wireless MAC Filtering: Sometimes you might want to filter out certain devices and prevent them from connecting to your Wi-Fi. Well good news, that can now be done. There can be two kinds of filters that can be made. Either you can allow only selected devices to connect or you can disallow selected devices. Whatever be the case, you can simply add the MAC addresses of those devices and stay rest assured.
5. Security: Your TP-Link router can act as a firewall to malicious attacks. In the Security section, you can control the number of packets being sent per second to prevent attacks such as DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) or TCP, UDP or ICMP flooding. These are a few of the common techniques which hackers implement to bring down networks.
You can also add Domain and IP Address based Filtering. This means that you can prevent certain sites from being accessed or certain devices sending data directly from your Router.
6. Parental Control: If you’ve kids connected to your network then you would probably want to have a look at this.
You can configure the time period during which internet access should be granted to a child. You can also prevent other devices in the network from communicating with the child’s device (The router is the middleman, hence making this possible!) If you’re too strict or your kid has exams coming up, you can restrict their access to a list of specified websites. All other sites will be blocked. You can create multiple such routines for multiple devices.
A TP-Link router provides a huge amount of power and customizations. It can only be tapped if you know about them. For a complete internet experience, you should configure your router according to your environment.