C7V2 AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router User Manual TP-Link Technologies Co., Ltd.

TP-Link Technologies Co., Ltd. AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router

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Archer C7
AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router
REV4.0.2
1910011613
COPYRIGHT & TRADEMARKS
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
is a registered trademark
of TP-LINK TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. Other brands and product names are trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective holders.
No part of the specifications may be reproduced in any form or by any means or used to make any
derivative such as translation, transformation, or adaptation without permission from TP-LINK
TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. Copyright © 2016 TP-LINK TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. All rights
reserved.
http://www.tp-link.com
FCC STATEMENT
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
•
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
•
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/ TV technician for help.
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
1) This device may not cause harmful interference.
2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Note: The manufacturer is not responsible for any radio or TV interference caused by
unauthorized modifications to this equipment. Such modifications could void the user’s authority
to operate the equipment.
FCC RF Radiation Exposure Statement:
This equipment complies with FCC RF radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled
environment. This device and its antenna must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with
any other antenna or transmitter.
“To comply with FCC RF exposure compliance requirements, this grant is applicable to only
Mobile Configurations. The antennas used for this transmitter must be installed to provide a
separation distance of at least 20 cm from all persons and must not be co-located or operating in
conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.”
This device is restricted in indoor environment only.
CE Mark Warning
This is a class B product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause radio
interference, in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
OPERATING FREQUENCY(the maximum transmitted power)
2412MHz—2472MHz (20dBm)
5180MHz—5240MHz (23dBm) 5260MHz——5320MHz(23dBm),5500MHz——5700MHz(30dBm)
EU declaration of conformity
TP-Link hereby declares that the device is in compliance with the essential requirements
and other relevant provisions of directives 2014/53/EU, 2009/125/EC and 2011/65/EU.
The original EU declaration of conformity may be found at http://www.tp-link.com/en/ce
The temperature for use:0-40°C
Canadian Compliance Statement
This device complies with Industry Canada license-exempt RSSs. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
1) This device may not cause interference, and
2) This device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired
operation of the device.
Le présent appareil est conforme aux CNR d’Industrie Canada applicables aux appareils radio
exempts de licence. L’exploitation est autorisée aux deux conditions suivantes :
1)
l’appareil ne doit pas produire de brouillage;
2)
l’utilisateur de l’appareil doit accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique subi, meme si le
brouillage est susceptible d’en compromettre le fonctionnement.
This radio transmitter (IC: 8853A-C7/ Model: Archer C7) has been approved by Industry Canada
to operate with the antenna types listed below with the maximum permissible gain indicated.
Antenna types not included in this list (Appendix C), having a gain greater than the maximum gain
indicated for that type, are strictly prohibited for use with this device.
Le présent émetteur radio (IC: 8853A-C7/ Model: Archer C7) a été approuvé par Industrie Canada
pour fonctionner avec les types d'antenne énumérés ci-dessous et ayant un gain admissible
maximal. Les types d'antenne non inclus dans cette liste (Annexe C), et dont le gain est supérieur
au gain maximal indiqué, sont strictement interdits pour l'exploitation de l'émetteur.
Caution:
1) The device for operation in the band 5150–5250 MHz is only for indoor use to reduce the
potential for harmful interference to co-channel mobile satellite systems;
2) For devices with detachable antenna(s), the maximum antenna gain permitted for devices in
the band 5725-5850 MHz shall be such that the equipment still complies with the e.i.r.p. limits
specified for point-to-point and non-point-to-point operation as appropriate; and
The high-power radars are allocated as primary users (i.e. priority users) of the bands 5250-5350
MHz and 5650-5850 MHz and that these radars could cause interference and/or damage to
LE-LAN devices.
Avertissement:
1) Le dispositif fonctionnant dans la bande 5150-5250 MHz est réservé uniquement pour une
utilisation à l’intérieur afin de réduire les risques de brouillage préjudiciable aux systèmes de
satellites mobiles utilisant les mêmes canaux;
2) Le gain maximal d'antenne permis pour les dispositifs avec antenne(s) amovible(s) utilisant la
bande 5725-5850 MHz doit se conformer à la limitation P.I.R.E spécifiée pour l’exploitation
point à point et non point à point, selon le cas.
En outre, les utilisateurs devraient aussi être avisés que les utilisateurs de radars de haute
puissance sont désignés utilisateurs principaux (c.-à-d., qu’ils ont la priorité) pour les bandes
5250-5350 MHz et 5650-5850 MHz et que ces radars pourraient causer du brouillage et/ou des
dommages aux dispositifs LAN-EL.
Radiation Exposure Statement:
This equipment complies with IC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled
environment. This equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance 20cm
between the radiator & your body.
Déclaration d'exposition aux radiations:
Cet équipement est conforme aux limites d'exposition aux rayonnements IC établies pour un
environnement non contrôlé. Cet équipement doit être installé et utilisé avec un minimum de 20
cm de distance entre la source de rayonnement et votre corps.
Industry Canada Statement
CAN ICES-3 (B)/NMB-3(B)
Korea Warning Statements
당해 무선설비는 운용중 전파혼신 가능성이 있음.
NCC Notice
注意!
依據 低功率電波輻射性電機管理辦法
第十二條 經型式認證合格之低功率射頻電機,非經許可,公司、商號或使用者均不得擅自變更頻率、
加大功率或變更原設計之特性或功能。
第十四條 低功率射頻電機之使用不得影響飛航安全及干擾合法通行;經發現有干擾現象
時,應立即停用,並改善至無干擾時方得繼續使用。前項合法通信,指依電信規定作業之無線電信。
低功率射頻電機需忍受合法通信或工業、科學以及醫療用電波輻射性電機設備之干擾。
減少電磁波影響,請妥適使用。
BSMI Notice
安全諮詢及注意事項

請使用原裝電源供應器或只能按照本產品注明的電源類型使用本產品。

清潔本產品之前請先拔掉電源線。請勿使用液體、噴霧清潔劑或濕布進行清潔。

注意防潮,請勿將水或其他液體潑灑到本產品上。

插槽與開口供通風使用,以確保本產品的操作可靠並防止過熱,請勿堵塞或覆蓋開口。

請勿將本產品置放於靠近熱源的地方。除非有正常的通風,否則不可放在密閉位置中。

請不要私自打開機殼,不要嘗試自行維修本產品,請由授權的專業人士進行此項工作。
Safety Information

When product has power button, the power button is one of the way to shut off the product;
when there is no power button, the only way to completely shut off power is to disconnect the
product or the power adapter from the power source.

Don’t disassemble the product, or make repairs yourself. You run the risk of electric shock
and voiding the limited warranty. If you need service, please contact us.

Avoid water and wet locations.

Adapter shall be installed near the equipment and shall be easily accessible.

The plug considered as disconnect device of adapter.
Explanation of the symbols on the product label
Symbol
Explanation
DC voltage
RECYCLING
This product bears the selective sorting symbol for Waste electrical and electronic
equipment (WEEE). This means that this product must be handled pursuant to
European directive 2012/19/EU in order to be recycled or dismantled to minimize
its impact on the environment.
User has the choice to give his product to a competent recycling organization or to
the retailer when he buys a new electrical or electronic equipment.
CONTENTS
Package Contents..................................................................................................... 1
Chapter 1.
Introduction ......................................................................................... 2
1.1
Overview of the Router .................................................................................................2
1.2
Conventions ..................................................................................................................3
1.3
Main Features ...............................................................................................................3
1.4
Panel Layout .................................................................................................................4
1.4.1
The Front Panel ................................................................................................4
1.4.2
The Rear Panel .................................................................................................5
Chapter 2.
Connecting the Router ....................................................................... 7
2.1
System Requirements ..................................................................................................7
2.2
Installation Environment Requirements ........................................................................7
2.3
Connecting the Router ..................................................................................................7
Chapter 3.
Quick Installation Guide ..................................................................... 9
3.1
TCP/IP Configuration ....................................................................................................9
3.2
Quick Installation Guide .............................................................................................. 11
Chapter 4.
Configuring the Router .................................................................... 21
4.1
Login ...........................................................................................................................21
4.2
Status ..........................................................................................................................21
4.3
Quick Setup ................................................................................................................23
4.4
Network .......................................................................................................................23
4.4.1
WAN ................................................................................................................23
4.4.2
LAN .................................................................................................................32
4.4.3
MAC Clone ......................................................................................................33
4.4.4
IPTV ................................................................................................................34
4.5
Dual Band Selection ...................................................................................................34
4.6
Wireless 2.4GHz .........................................................................................................35
4.6.1
Wireless Settings ............................................................................................35
4.6.2
WPS ................................................................................................................37
4.6.3
Wireless Security ............................................................................................39
4.6.4
Wireless MAC Filtering ...................................................................................42
4.6.5
Wireless Advanced .........................................................................................45
4.6.6
Wireless Statistics ...........................................................................................46
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4.7
4.8
Wireless 5GHz ............................................................................................................47
4.7.1
Wireless Settings ............................................................................................47
4.7.2
WPS ................................................................................................................48
4.7.3
Wireless Security ............................................................................................51
4.7.4
Wireless MAC Filtering ...................................................................................54
4.7.5
Wireless Advanced .........................................................................................56
4.7.6
Wireless Statistics ...........................................................................................57
Guest Network ............................................................................................................58
4.8.1
4.9
Wireless Settings ............................................................................................58
DHCP ..........................................................................................................................60
4.9.1
DHCP Settings ................................................................................................60
4.9.2
DHCP Clients List ...........................................................................................61
4.9.3
Address Reservation ......................................................................................61
4.10 USB Settings...............................................................................................................63
4.10.1 Disk Settings ...................................................................................................63
4.10.2 Folder Sharing ................................................................................................64
4.10.3 Print Server .....................................................................................................66
4.11 NAT .............................................................................................................................67
4.12 Forwarding ..................................................................................................................67
4.12.1 Virtual Servers ................................................................................................67
4.12.2 Port Triggering ................................................................................................69
4.12.3 DMZ ................................................................................................................72
4.12.4 UPnP ...............................................................................................................72
4.13 Security .......................................................................................................................73
4.13.1 Basic Security .................................................................................................73
4.13.2 Advanced Security ..........................................................................................75
4.13.3 Local Management .........................................................................................76
4.13.4 Remote Management .....................................................................................77
4.14 Parental Control ..........................................................................................................78
4.15 Access Control ............................................................................................................81
4.15.1 Rule .................................................................................................................81
4.15.2 Host .................................................................................................................87
4.15.3 Target ..............................................................................................................88
4.15.4 Schedule .........................................................................................................90
4.16 Advanced Routing ......................................................................................................92
4.16.1 Static Routing List ...........................................................................................92
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4.17 Bandwidth Control ......................................................................................................94
4.17.1 Control Settings ..............................................................................................94
4.17.2 Rules List ........................................................................................................95
4.18 IP & MAC Binding .......................................................................................................96
4.18.1 Binding Settings ..............................................................................................96
4.18.2 ARP List ..........................................................................................................98
4.19 Dynamic DNS .............................................................................................................99
4.19.1 Comexe DDNS ...............................................................................................99
4.19.2 Dyndns DDNS...............................................................................................100
4.19.3 No-IP DDNS ..................................................................................................100
4.20 IPv6 Support .............................................................................................................101
4.20.1 IPv6 Status ....................................................................................................102
4.20.2 IPv6 Setup ....................................................................................................103
4.21 System Tools.............................................................................................................108
4.21.1 Time Settings ................................................................................................109
4.21.2 Diagnostic ..................................................................................................... 110
4.21.3 Firmware Upgrade ........................................................................................ 112
4.21.4 Factory Defaults ............................................................................................ 113
4.21.5 Backup & Restore ......................................................................................... 113
4.21.6 Reboot........................................................................................................... 114
4.21.7 Password ...................................................................................................... 115
4.21.8 System Log ................................................................................................... 115
4.21.9 Statistics ........................................................................................................ 117
4.22 Logout ....................................................................................................................... 119
Appendix A: FAQ .................................................................................................. 120
Appendix B: Configuring the PC ......................................................................... 125
Appendix C: Specifications ................................................................................. 128
Appendix D: Glossary .......................................................................................... 129
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Package Contents
The following items should be found in your package:

Archer C7 AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router

DC Power Adapter for Archer C7 AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router

Ethernet Cable

Quick Installation Guide
 Note:
Make sure that the package contains the above items. If any of the listed items are damaged or
missing, please contact your distributor.
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Chapter 1. Introduction
1.1
Overview of the Router
The Archer C7 AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router integrates 4-port Switch, Firewall,
NAT-router and Wireless AP. Powered by 3x3 MIMO technology, the AC1750 Wireless Dual Band
Gigabit Router delivers exceptional range and speed, which can fully meet the need of Small
Office/Home Office (SOHO) networks and the users demanding higher networking performance.
Your wireless connections are radio band selectable to avoid interference in your area, and the four
built-in Gigabit ports supply high-speed connection to your wired devices.
Incredible Speed
The Archer C7 AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router provides up to 1750Mbps wireless
connection with other wireless clients. The incredible speed makes it ideal for handling multiple data
streams at the same time, which ensures your network stable and smooth. The performance of this
802.11ac wireless router will give you the unexpected networking experience at speed much faster
than 802.11n. It is also compatible with all IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b and IEEE
802.11g products.
Multiple Security Protections
With multiple protection measures, including SSID broadcast control and wireless LAN
64/128/152-bit WEP encryption, Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA2- PSK, WPA- PSK), as well as
advanced Firewall protections, the Archer C7 AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router
provides complete data privacy.
Flexible Access Control
The Archer C7 AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router provides flexible access control, so that
parents or network administrators can establish restricted access policies for children or staff. It also
supports Virtual Server and DMZ host for Port Triggering, and then the network administrators can
manage and monitor the network in real time with the remote management function.
Simple Installation
Since the router is compatible with virtually all the major operating systems, it is very easy to
manage. Quick Setup Wizard is supported and detailed instructions are provided step by step in
this user guide. Before installing the router, please look through this guide to know all the router’s
functions.
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Conventions
The router or Archer C7 mentioned in this guide stands for Archer C7 AC1750 Wireless Dual Band
Gigabit Router without any explanation.
1.3
Main Features

Complies with IEEE 802.11ac.

One 10/100/1000M Auto-Negotiation RJ45 Internet port, four 10/100/1000M Auto-Negotiation
RJ45 Ethernet ports, supporting Auto MDI/MDIX.

Provides USB ports supporting storage/FTP/Media/Print Server.

Provides WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK authentication, TKIP/AES encryption security.

Shares data and Internet access for users, supporting Dynamic IP/ Static IP/ PPPoE/ PPTP/
L2TP/ BigPond Internet access.

Supports simultaneous 2.4GHz and 5GHz connections for 1750Mbps of total available
bandwidth.

Supports Virtual Server, Special Application and DMZ host.

Supports UPnP, Dynamic DNS, Static Routing.

Provides Automatic-connection and Scheduled Connection on certain time to the Internet.

Built-in NAT and DHCP server supporting static IP address distributing.

Supports Parental Control and Access Control.

Connects Internet on demand and disconnects from the Internet when idle for PPPoE.

Provides 64/128/152-bit WEP encryption security and wireless LAN ACL (Access Control
List).

Supports Flow Statistics.

Supports IPv6.

Supports firmware upgrade and Web management.
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Panel Layout
1.4.1
The Front Panel
Figure 1-1 LEDs on the front panel
The router’s LEDs are located on the front panel (View from left to right).
Name
(Power)
(System)
(Wireless
2.4GHz)
(Wireless
5GHz)
(Ethernet)
(Internet)
(WPS)
(USB on
the rear panel)
Status
Indication
Off
Power is off.
On
Power is on.
On
The router is initializing or maybe has a system error.
Flashing
The router is working properly.
Off
The router has a system error.
Off
The wireless function is disabled.
Flashing
Off
Flashing
The wireless function is enabled. The router is working on
2.4GHz radio band.
The wireless function is disabled.
The wireless function is enabled. The router is working on
5GHz radio band.
Off
There is no device linked to the corresponding port.
On
There is a device linked to the corresponding port but there
is no activity.
Flashing
There is an active device linked to the corresponding port.
Slow
Flashing
A wireless device is connecting to the network by WPS
function. This process will last in the first 2 minutes.
On
A wireless device has been successfully added to the
network by WPS function.
Quick
Flashing
A wireless device failed to be added to the network by WPS
function.
Off
No storage device or printer is plugged into the USB port.
On
A storage device or printer has connected to the USB port.
Table 1-1 The LEDs Description
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 Note:
1.
After a device is successfully added to the network by WPS function, the WPS LED will keep
on for about 5 minutes and then turn off.
2.
The router is set to working concurrently in 2.4GHz and 5GHz by default. If you desire to
choose the working frequency, please go to 4.5 Dual Band Selection.
1.4.2
The Rear Panel
Figure 1-2 Rear Panel sketch
The following parts are located on the rear panel (View from left to right).

Power: The Power socket is where you will connect the power adapter. Please use the
power adapter provided with this Archer C7 AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router.

On/Off: The switch for the power.

Wireless On/Off: The switch for the wireless function.

USB: The USB port connects to a USB storage device or a USB printer.

Internet: This port is where you will connect the DSL/cable Modem, or Ethernet.

Ethernet (1, 2, 3, 4): These ports (1, 2, 3, 4) connect the router to the local PC(s).

WPS/Reset:
Pressing this button for less than 5 seconds enables the WPS function. If your client devices,
such as wireless adapters, that support Wi-Fi Protected Setup, then you can press this
button to quickly establish a connection between the router and client devices and
automatically configure wireless security for your wireless network.
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Pressing this button for more than 5 seconds enables the Reset function. With the router
powered on, press and hold the WPS/Reset button (approximately 8 seconds) until the SYS
LED becomes quick-flash from slow-flash. And then release the button and wait the router
to reboot to its factory default settings.

Wireless antenna: To receive and transmit the wireless data.
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Chapter 2. Connecting the Router
2.1
System Requirements

Broadband Internet Access Service (DSL/Cable/Ethernet)

One DSL/Cable Modem that has an RJ45 connector (which is not necessary if the router is
connected directly to the Ethernet)

PCs with a working Ethernet Adapter and an Ethernet cable with RJ45 connectors

TCP/IP protocol on each PC

Web browser, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Apple Safari
2.2
Installation Environment Requirements

Place the router in a well-ventilated place far from any heater or heating vent

Avoid direct irradiation of any strong light (such as sunlight)

Keep at least 2 inches (5 cm) of clear space around the router

Operating Temperature: 0℃~40℃ (32℉~104℉)

Operating Humidity: 10%~90%RH, Non-condensing
2.3
Connecting the Router
Before installing the router, make sure your PC is connected to the Internet through the
broadband service successfully. If there is any problem, please contact your ISP. After that, please
install the router according to the following steps. Don't forget to pull out the power plug and keep
your hands dry.
1.
Power off your modem (if the modem has a backup battery, please remove it too.), and
disconnect your existing router if you have one.
2.
Connect the Internet port on your Router to the Modem’s LAN port with an Ethernet cable.
3.
Connect your computer to one of the Ethernet ports labeled 1~4 on the Router with an
Ethernet cable.
4.
Power on the modem and wait for 2 minutes.
5.
Make sure the Wireless On/Off switch is On. Then plug the provided power adapter into the
Power jack and the other end to a standard electrical wall socket. Press the On/Off button to
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power on the Router. (Before you power on the Router, please make sure your computer is
NOT connected to any other wireless network.)
Figure 2-1 Hardware Installation
Figure 2-2 USB Installation
 Note:
If you want to use the router to share files or printer, plug the USB storage device to the USB port
or connect the printer to the router with a matching cable.
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Chapter 3. Quick Installation Guide
This chapter will show you how to configure the basic functions of your AC1750 Wireless Dual
Band Gigabit Router using Quick Setup Wizard within minutes.
3.1
TCP/IP Configuration
The default IP address of the router is 192.168.0.1 and the default Subnet Mask is 255.255.255.0.
These values can be changed as you desire. In this guide, we use all the default values for
description.
Connect the local PC to the Ethernet ports of the router and then you can configure the IP address
for your PC by the following method: Set up the TCP/IP Protocol in "Obtain an IP address
automatically" mode on your PC. If you need instructions as to how to do this, please refer to
Appendix B: Configuring the PC. Then the built-in DHCP server will assign IP address for the PC.
Now, you can run the Ping command in the command prompt to verify the network connection
between your PC and the router. The following example is in Windows XP OS.
Open a command prompt, and type ping 192.168.0.1, and then press Enter.

If the result displayed is similar to the Figure 3-1, it means the connection between your PC
and the router has been established well.
Figure 3-1 Success result of Ping command
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If the result displayed is similar to Figure 3-2, it means the connection between your PC and
the router failed.
Figure 3-2 Failure result of Ping command
Please check the connection following these steps:
1.
Is the connection between your PC and the router correct?
 Note:
The 1/2/3/4 LEDs of Ethernet ports which you link to on the router and LEDs on your PC's adapter
should be lit.
2.
Is the TCP/IP configuration for your PC correct?
 Note:
If the router's IP address is 192.168.0.1, your PC's IP address must be within the range of
192.168.0.2 ~ 192.168.0.254.
3.
Is the default LAN IP of the router correct?
 Note:
If the LAN IP of the modem connected with your router is 192.168.0.x, the default LAN IP of the
router will automatically switch from 192.168.0.1 to 192.168.1.1 to avoid IP conflict. Therefore, in
order to verify the network connection between your PC and the router, you can open a command
prompt, and type ping 192.168.1.1, and then press Enter.
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Quick Installation Guide
With a Web-based utility, it is easy to configure and manage the AC1750 Wireless Dual Band
Gigabit Router. The Web-based utility can be used on any Windows, Macintosh or UNIX OS with
a Web browser, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Apple Safari.
1.
To access the configuration utility, open a web-browser and type in the default IP address
http://tplinkwifi.net in the address field.
Figure 3-3 Log in the router
After a moment, a login window will appear, similar to Figure 3-4. Enter admin for the User
Name and Password, both in lower case letters. Then click the Login button or press the
Enter key.
Figure 3-4 Login Windows
 Note:
If the above screen does not pop up, it means that your Web-browser has been set to a proxy.
Go to Tools menu>Internet Options>Connections>LAN Settings, in the screen that
appears, cancel the Using Proxy checkbox, and click OK to finish it.
2.
After successful login, the Quick Setup page will appear for you to quickly configure your
router.
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Figure 3-5 Quick Setup
3.
Click Next, and then WAN Connection Type page will appear, shown in Figure 3-6.
Figure 3-6 WAN Connection Type
The router provides Auto-Detect function and supports five popular ways PPPoE, Dynamic IP, Static
IP, L2TP and PPTP to connect to the Internet. It’s recommended that you make use of the
Auto-Detect function. If you are sure of what kind of connection type your ISP provides, you can select
the very type and click Next to go on configuring.
4.
If you select Auto-Detect, the router will automatically detect the connection type your ISP
provides. Make sure the cable is securely plugged into the Internet port before detection. The
appropriate configuration page will be displayed when an active Internet service is
successfully detected by the router.
1) If the connection type detected is Dynamic IP, the next screen will appear as shown in
Figure 3-7. Please select to clone the MAC address or not, according to your situation.
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Figure 3-7 Quick Setup – MAC Clone
2) If the connection type detected is Static IP, the next screen will appear as shown in
Figure 3-8. Configure the following parameters and then click Next to continue.
Figure 3-8 Quick Setup - Static IP

IP Address - This is the WAN IP address as seen by external users on the Internet
(including your ISP). Your ISP will provide you with the IP address you need to enter
here. Enter the IP address into the field.

Subnet Mask - The Subnet Mask is used for the WAN IP address. Your IPS will provide
you with the subnet mask which is usually 255.255.255.0.

Default Gateway - Your ISP will provide you with the Gateway address which is the ISP
server’s address. Enter the gateway IP address into the box if required.

Primary DNS - Enter the DNS Server IP address into the box if required.

Secondary DNS - (Optional) If your ISP provides another DNS server, enter it into this
field.
3) If the connection type detected is PPPoE/Russian PPPoE, the next screen will appear as
shown in Figure 3-9. Configure the following parameters and then click Next to continue.
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Figure 3-9 Quick Setup – PPPoE/Russia PPPoE

User Name/Password - Enter the User Name and Password provided by your ISP.
These fields are case-sensitive. If you have difficulty with this process, please contact
your ISP.

Confirm Password - Enter the password again to make sure that the password is
correct.
Check the radio button of Dynamic/Static IP to activate the secondary connection if your ISP
provides an extra Connection type such as Dynamic/Static IP to connect to a local area network.
4) If the connection type detected is L2TP/ Russian L2TP, the next screen will appear as
shown in Figure 3-10. Configure the following parameters and then click Next to continue.
Figure 3-10 Quick Setup – PPTP/Russia PPTP
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User Name/Password - Enter the User Name and Password provided by your ISP.
These fields are case-sensitive. If you have difficulty with this process, please contact
your ISP.
Select Static IP if IP Address/ Subnet Mask/ Gateway and DNS server address have been
provided by your ISP. Then please enter server IP address or domain name provided by your
ISP, and also enter the corresponding parameters.
Select Dynamic IP if none of the above parameters are provided. Then you just need to enter
server IP address or domain name provided by your ISP.
5) If the connection type detected is PPTP/Russian PPTP, the next screen will appear as
shown in Figure 3-11. Configure the following parameters and then click Next to continue.
Figure 3-11 Quick Setup – L2TP/Russia L2TP

User Name/Password - Enter the User Name and Password provided by your ISP.
These fields are case-sensitive. If you have difficulty with this process, please contact
your ISP.
Select Static IP if IP Address/ Subnet Mask/ Gateway and DNS server address have been
provided by your ISP. Then please enter server IP address or domain name provided by your
ISP, and also enter the corresponding parameters.
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Select Dynamic IP if none of the above parameters are provided. Then you just need to enter
server IP address or domain name provided by your ISP.
5.
After finishing WAN Connection Type selection, the Dual Band Selection page will appear as
shown in Figure 3-12. Here we take “Concurrently with 2.4GHz and 5GHz (802.11a/b/g/n)” for
example. Click Next to continue.
Figure 3-12 Quick Setup – Dual Band Selection

2.4GHz - You can use the 2.4GHz band to connect to many classic wireless devices like
gaming consoles, laptops, DVRs, ect.

5GHz - This band is less crowded and is used for time-sensitive music, video streaming
or gaming. Using this band can avoid interference with 2.4GHz networks or noisy
devices like cordless phones and microwave ovens.
6.
Configure the basic parameters for 2.4GHz wireless network in the following screen as
shown in Figure 3-13, and then click Next.
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Figure 3-13 Quick Setup – Wireless

Wireless Radio - Indicates whether the wireless radio feature of the Router is enabled
or disabled.

Wireless Network Name - Enter a string of up to 32 characters. The same Name
(SSID) must be assigned to all wireless devices in your network. The default SSID is set
to be TP-LINK_xxxx (xxxx indicates the last unique four characters of each Router's
MAC address), which can ensure your wireless network security. But it is recommended
strongly that you change your networks name (SSID) to a different value. This value is
case-sensitive. For example, MYSSID is NOT the same as MySsid.

Wireless Security

Disable Security - The wireless security function can be enabled or disabled. If
disabled, the wireless stations will be able to connect the router without encryption.

Enable Security (WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK) - It’s selected by default, with the default
PSK password the same as the default PIN code.

No Change - If you chose this option, wireless security configuration will not
change!
The above settings are only for basic wireless parameters. For advanced settings, please
check “More Advanced Wireless Settings”, and then you can set the following parameters.
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
Band - This field displayed the operating frequency being configured.

Mode - This field determines the wireless mode which the router works on.

11bg mixed - Select if you are using both 802.11b and 802.11g wireless clients.

11bgn mixed - Select if you are using a mix of 802.11b, 11g, and 11n wireless
clients.

Channel Width - Select any channel width from the drop-down list. The default setting
is “Auto”, which can adjust the channel width for your clients automatically.

Channel - 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. If you select “Auto”, then the AP will select the best
channel automatically.
7.
Configure the basic parameters for 5GHz wireless network in the following screen as shown
in Figure 3-14, and then click Next.
Figure 3-14 Quick Setup – Wireless

Wireless Radio - Choose from the drop-down list to enable or disable the wireless
radio.
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Wireless Network Name - Enter a string of up to 32 characters. The same Name
(SSID) must be assigned to all wireless devices in your network. The default SSID is set
to be TP-LINK_xxxx_5G (xxxx indicates the last unique four characters of each
Router's MAC address), which can ensure your wireless network security. But it is
recommended strongly that you change your networks name (SSID) to a different value.
This value is case-sensitive. For example, MYSSID is NOT the same as MySsid.

Wireless Security

Disable Security - The wireless security function can be enabled or disabled. If
disabled, the wireless stations will be able to connect the router without encryption.

Enable Security (WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK) - It’s selected by default, with the default
PSK password the same as the default PIN code.

No Change - If you chose this option, wireless security configuration will not
change!
The above settings are only for basic wireless parameters. For advanced settings, please
check “More Advanced Wireless Settings”, and then you can set the following parameters.

Band - This field displayed the operating frequency being configured.

Mode - This field determines the wireless mode which the router works on.

11an mixed - Select if you are using both 802.11a and 802.11n wireless clients.

11a/n/ac mixed – Select if you are using 802.11a, 802.11n and 802.11ac wireless
clients.

Channel - 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. If you select “Auto”, then the AP will select the best
channel automatically.
8.
Click the Finish button to complete the Quick Setup.
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Figure 3-15 Quick Setup - Finish
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Chapter 4. Configuring the Router
This chapter will show each Web page's key functions and the configuration way.
4.1
Login
Figure 4-1 Login Windows
Enter admin for the User Name and Password, both in lower case letters. Then click the Login
button or press the Enter key.
After your successful login, you will see the main menus on the left of the Web-based utility. On the
right, there are the corresponding explanations and instructions.
The detailed explanations for each Web page’s key function are listed below.
4.2
Status
The Status page provides the current status information about the router. All information is
read-only.
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Figure 4-2 Status
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Quick Setup
Please refer to 3.2 Quick Installation Guide.
4.4
Network
Figure 4-3 the Network menu
There are three submenus under the Network menu (shown in Figure 4-3): WAN, LAN, MAC
Clone, and IPTV. Click any of them, and you will be able to configure the corresponding function.
4.4.1
WAN
Choose menu “Network → WAN”, you can configure the IP parameters of the WAN on the
screen below.
1.
If your ISP provides the DHCP service, please choose Dynamic IP type, and the router will
automatically get IP parameters from your ISP. You can see the page as follows (Figure
4-4):
Figure 4-4 WAN - Dynamic IP
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This page displays the WAN IP parameters assigned dynamically by your ISP, including IP
address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, etc. Click the Renew button to renew the IP
parameters from your ISP. Click the Release button to release the IP parameters.

MTU Size - The normal MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) value for most Ethernet networks
is 1500 Bytes. It is not recommended that you change the default MTU Size unless required
by your ISP.

Use These DNS Servers - If your ISP gives you one or two DNS addresses, select Use
These DNS Servers and enter the primary and secondary addresses into the correct fields.
Otherwise, the DNS servers will be assigned dynamically from your ISP.
 Note:
If you find error when you go to a website after entering the DNS addresses, it is likely that
your DNS servers are set up improperly. You should contact your ISP to get DNS server
addresses.

Host Name - This option specifies the Host Name of the router.

Get IP with Unicast DHCP - A few ISPs' DHCP servers do not support the broadcast
applications. If you cannot get the IP Address normally, you can choose this option. (It is
rarely required.)
Click the Save button to save your settings.
2.
If your ISP provides a static or fixed IP Address, Subnet Mask, Gateway and DNS setting,
select Static IP. The Static IP settings page will appear, shown in Figure 4-5.
Figure 4-5 WAN - Static IP

IP Address - Enter the IP address in dotted-decimal notation provided by your ISP.

Subnet Mask - Enter the subnet Mask in dotted-decimal notation provided by your ISP,
usually is 255.255.255.0.
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Default Gateway - (Optional) Enter the gateway IP address in dotted-decimal notation
provided by your ISP.

MTU Size - The normal MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) value for most Ethernet networks
is 1500 Bytes. It is not recommended that you change the default MTU Size unless required
by your ISP.

Primary/Secondary DNS - (Optional) Enter one or two DNS addresses in dotted-decimal
notation provided by your ISP.
Click the Save button to save your settings.
3.
If your ISP provides a PPPoE connection, select PPPoE/Russia PPPoE option. And you
should enter the following parameters (Figure 4-6):
Figure 4-6 WAN - PPPoE

User Name/Password - Enter the User Name and Password provided by your ISP. These
fields are case-sensitive.

Secondary Connection - It’s available only for PPPoE Connection. If your ISP provides an
extra Connection type such as Dynamic/Static IP to connect to a local area network, then you
can check the radio button of Dynamic/Static IP to activate this secondary connection.

Disabled - The Secondary Connection is disabled by default, so there is PPPoE
connection only. This is recommended.

Dynamic IP - You can check this radio button to use Dynamic IP as the secondary
connection to connect to the local area network provided by ISP.
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Static IP - You can check this radio button to use Static IP as the secondary connection
to connect to the local area network provided by ISP.

Connect on Demand - In this mode, the Internet connection can be terminated automatically
after a specified inactivity period (Max Idle Time) and be re-established when you attempt to
access the Internet again. If you want your Internet connection keeps active all the time,
please enter “0” in the Max Idle Time field. Otherwise, enter the number of minutes you want
to have elapsed before your Internet access disconnects.

Connect Automatically - The connection can be re-established automatically when it was
down.

Time-based Connecting - The connection will only be established in the period from the
start time to the end time (both are in HH:MM format).
 Note:
Only when you have configured the system time on “System Tools → Time Settings” page,
will the Time-based Connecting function can take effect.

Connect Manually - You can configure the router to make it connect or disconnect manually.
After a specified period of inactivity (Max Idle Time), the router will disconnect from your
Internet connection, and you will not be able to re-establish your connection automatically as
soon as you attempt to access the Internet again. To use this option, check the radio button. If
you want your Internet connection to remain active at all times, enter "0" in the Max Idle Time
field. Otherwise, enter the number of minutes that you wish to have the Internet connecting
last unless a new link is requested.
Click the Connect button to connect immediately. Click the Disconnect button to disconnect
immediately.
Caution: Sometimes the connection cannot be terminated although you specify a time to Max Idle
Time because some applications are visiting the Internet continually in the background.
If you want to do some advanced configurations, please click the Advanced button, and the page
shown in Figure 4-7 will then appear:
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Figure 4-7 PPPoE Advanced Settings

MTU Size - The default MTU size is “1480” bytes, which is usually fine. It is not
recommended that you change the default MTU Size unless required by your ISP.

Service Name/AC Name - The service name and AC (Access Concentrator) name should
not be configured unless you are sure it is necessary for your ISP. In most cases, leaving
these fields blank will work.

ISP Specified IP Address - If your ISP does not automatically assign IP addresses to the
router during login, please click “Use IP address specified by ISP” check box and enter the
IP address provided by your ISP in dotted-decimal notation.

Detect Online Interval - The router will detect Access Concentrator online at every interval.
The default value is “0”. You can input the value between “0” and “120”. The value “0” means
no detect.

Primary DNS/Secondary DNS - If your ISP does not automatically assign DNS addresses to
the router during login, please click “Use the following DNS servers” check box and enter
the IP address in dotted-decimal notation of your ISP’s primary DNS server. If a secondary
DNS server address is available, enter it as well.
Click the Save button to save your settings.
4.
If your ISP provides BigPond Cable (or Heart Beat Signal) connection, please select
BigPond Cable. And you should enter the following parameters (Figure 4-8):
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Figure 4-8 WAN - BigPond Cable

User Name/Password - Enter the User Name and Password provided by your ISP. These
fields are case-sensitive.

Auth Server - Enter the authenticating server IP address or host name.

Auth Domain - Type in the domain suffix server name based on your location.
e.g.
NSW / ACT - nsw.bigpond.net.au
VIC / TAS / WA / SA / NT - vic.bigpond.net.au
QLD - qld.bigpond.net.au

MTU Size - The normal MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) value for most Ethernet networks
is 1500 Bytes. It is not recommended that you change the default MTU Size unless required
by your ISP.

Connect on Demand - In this mode, the Internet connection can be terminated automatically
after a specified inactivity period (Max Idle Time) and be re-established when you attempt to
access the Internet again. If you want your Internet connection keeps active all the time,
please enter “0” in the Max Idle Time field. Otherwise, enter the number of minutes you want
to have elapsed before your Internet access disconnects.

Connect Automatically - The connection can be re-established automatically when it was
down.

Connect Manually - You can configure the router to make it connect or disconnect manually.
After a specified period of inactivity (Max Idle Time), the router will disconnect from your
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Internet connection, and you will not be able to re-establish your connection automatically as
soon as you attempt to access the Internet again. To use this option, check the radio button. If
you want your Internet connection to remain active at all times, enter "0" in the Max Idle Time
field. Otherwise, enter the number of minutes that you wish to have the Internet connecting
last unless a new link is requested.
Click the Connect button to connect immediately. Click the Disconnect button to disconnect
immediately.
Caution: Sometimes the connection cannot be terminated although you specify a time to Max Idle
Time because some applications are visiting the Internet continually in the background.
Click the Save button to save your settings.
5.
If your ISP provides L2TP connection, please select L2TP/Russia L2TP option. And you
should enter the following parameters (Figure 4-9):
Figure 4-9 WAN - L2TP/Russia L2TP

User Name/Password - Enter the User Name and Password provided by your ISP. These
fields are case-sensitive.
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Dynamic IP/ Static IP - Choose either as you are given by your ISP. Click the Connect
button to connect immediately. Click the Disconnect button to disconnect immediately.

Connect on Demand - You can configure the router to disconnect from your Internet
connection after a specified period of inactivity (Max Idle Time). If your Internet connection
has been terminated due to inactivity, Connect on Demand enables the router to
automatically re-establish your connection as soon as you attempt to access the Internet
again. If you wish to activate Connect on Demand, check the radio button. If you want your
Internet connection to remain active at all times, enter 0 in the Max Idle Time field. Otherwise,
enter the number of minutes you want to have elapsed before your Internet connection
terminates.

Connect Automatically - Connect automatically after the router is disconnected. To use this
option, check the radio button.

Connect Manually - You can configure the router to make it connect or disconnect manually.
After a specified period of inactivity (Max Idle Time), the router will disconnect from your
Internet connection, and you will not be able to re-establish your connection automatically as
soon as you attempt to access the Internet again. To use this option, check the radio button. If
you want your Internet connection to remain active at all times, enter "0" in the Max Idle Time
field. Otherwise, enter the number of minutes that you wish to have the Internet connecting
last unless a new link is requested.
Caution: Sometimes the connection cannot be disconnected although you specify a time to Max
Idle Time, because some applications are visiting the Internet continually in the background.
Click the Save button to save your settings.
6.
If your ISP provides PPTP connection, please select PPTP/Russia PPTP option. And you
should enter the following parameters (Figure 4-10):
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Figure 4-10 PPTP Settings

User Name/Password - Enter the User Name and Password provided by your ISP. These
fields are case-sensitive.

Dynamic IP/ Static IP - Choose either as you are given by your ISP and enter the ISP’s IP
address or the domain name.
If you choose static IP and enter the domain name, you should also enter the DNS assigned
by your ISP. And click the Save button.
Click the Connect button to connect immediately. Click the Disconnect button to disconnect
immediately.

Connect on Demand - You can configure the router to disconnect from your Internet
connection after a specified period of inactivity (Max Idle Time). If your Internet connection
has been terminated due to inactivity, Connect on Demand enables the router to
automatically re-establish your connection as soon as you attempt to access the Internet
again. If you wish to activate Connect on Demand, check the radio button. If you want your
Internet connection to remain active at all times, enter “0” in the Max Idle Time field.
Otherwise, enter the number of minutes you want to have elapsed before your Internet
connection terminates.
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Connect Automatically - Connect automatically after the router is disconnected. To use this
option, check the radio button.

Connect Manually - You can configure the router to make it connect or disconnect manually.
After a specified period of inactivity (Max Idle Time), the router will disconnect from your
Internet connection, and you will not be able to re-establish your connection automatically as
soon as you attempt to access the Internet again. To use this option, click the radio button. If
you want your Internet connection to remain active at all times, enter "0" in the Max Idle Time
field. Otherwise, enter the number in minutes that you wish to have the Internet connecting
last unless a new link is requested.
Caution: Sometimes the connection cannot be disconnected although you specify a time to Max
Idle Time because some applications are visiting the Internet continually in the background.
Click the Save button to save your settings.
 Note:
If you don't know how to choose the appropriate connection type, click the Detect button to allow
the router to automatically search your Internet connection for servers and protocols. The
connection type will be reported when an active Internet service is successfully detected by the
router. This report is for your reference only. To make sure the connection type your ISP provides,
please refer to the ISP. The various types of Internet connections that the router can detect are as
follows:

PPPoE - Connections which use PPPoE that requires a user name and password.

Dynamic IP - Connections which use dynamic IP address assignment.

Static IP - Connections which use static IP address assignment.
The router cannot detect PPTP/L2TP/Big Pond connections with your ISP. If your ISP uses one
of these protocols, then you must configure your connection manually.
4.4.2
LAN
Choose menu “Network → LAN”, you can configure the IP parameters of the LAN on the screen
as below.
Figure 4-11 LAN
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MAC Address - The physical address of the router, as seen from the LAN. The value can't
be changed.

IP Address - Enter the IP address of your router or reset it in dotted-decimal notation
(factory default: 192.168.0.1).

Subnet Mask - An address code that determines the size of the network. Normally use
255.255.255.0 as the subnet mask.
 Note:
1)
If you change the IP Address of LAN, you must use the new IP Address to log in the router.
2)
If the new LAN IP Address you set is not in the same subnet, the IP Address pool of the DHCP
server will change accordingly at the same time,while the Virtual Server and DMZ Host will
not take effect until they are re-configured.
4.4.3
MAC Clone
Choose menu “Network → MAC Clone”, you can configure the MAC address of the WAN on
the screen below, Figure 4-12:
Figure 4-12 MAC Address Clone
Some ISPs require that you register the MAC Address of your adapter. Changes are rarely
needed here.

WAN MAC Address - This field displays the current MAC address of the Internet port. If
your ISP requires you to register the MAC address, please enter the correct MAC address
into this field in XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX format (X is any hexadecimal digit).

Your PC's MAC Address - This field displays the MAC address of the PC that is managing
the router. If the MAC address is required, you can click the Clone MAC Address button
and this MAC address will fill in the WAN MAC Address field.
Click Restore Factory MAC to restore the MAC address of Internet port to the factory default
value. Click the Save button to save your settings.
 Note:
Only the PC on your LAN can use the MAC Address Clone function.
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IPTV
Choose menu “Network → IPTV”, you can configure the IPTV function on the screen below,
Figure 4-13Figure 4-12:
Figure 4-13 IPTV

IGMP Proxy- If you want to watch TV through IGMP, please Enable it.

Mode
•
Automatic - There would be no change to the LAN ports, work with IGMP Proxy
technology, allowing watch IPTV via wired and wireless connection.
•
Bridge - Assign an individual LAN port for IPTV set-top-box, which can get IP address
from ISP directly, without any quality loss even when PCs connect with router are
downloading torrents at maximum speed, since this LAN port is isolated from other NAT
LAN ports.
•
802.1Q Tag VLAN - ISP would provide the networking service based on 802.1Q Tag
VLAN technology. You can assign different VLAN Tag ID for different LAN ports, to
connect PC, IPTV set-top-box or IP-phone. Please contact with you ISP to get the VLAN
ID information.
4.5
Dual Band Selection
Choose menu “Dual Band Selection”, and you can choose the working frequency for your router.
It is recommended that your computers and devices running video and voice applications use the
5GHz band, while your guest access and computers that are only browsing the web use the
2.4GHz band.
Figure 4-14 Dual Band Selection
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Concurrently with 2.4GHz and 5GHz (802.11a/b/g/n/ac) - Choose this option, and then
the router will work concurrently in 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequency.

Only work in 2.4GHz (802.11b/g/n) - Choose this option, and then the router will only work
in 2.4GHz frequency. You can use the 2.4GHz band to connect to many classic wireless
devices like gaming consoles, laptops, DVRs, ect.

Only work in 5GHz (802.11a/n/ac) - Choose this option, and then the router will only work in
5GHz frequency. This band is less crowded and is used for time-sensitive music, video
streaming or gaming. Using this band can avoid interference with 2.4GHz networks or noisy
devices like cordless phones and microwave ovens.
4.6
Wireless 2.4GHz
Figure 4-15 Wireless menu
There are six submenus under the Wireless menu (shown in Figure 4-15): Wireless Settings,
WPS, Wireless Security, Wireless MAC Filtering, Wireless Advanced and Wireless
Statistics. Click any of them, and you will be able to configure the corresponding functions.
4.6.1
Wireless Settings
Choose menu “Wireless 2.4GHz → Wireless Settings”, you can configure the basic settings for
the wireless network of 2.4GHz on this page.
Figure 4-16 Wireless Settings - 2.4GHz

Wireless Network Name - Enter a value of up to 32 characters. The same Name (SSID)
must be assigned to all wireless devices in your network.
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Note Dialog

Mode - This field determines the wireless mode which the router works on.

11bg mixed - Select if you are using both 802.11b and 802.11g wireless clients.

11bgn mixed - Select if you are using a mix of 802.11b, 11g, and 11n wireless clients. It
is strongly recommended that you set the Mode to 802.11bgn mixed, and all of
802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n wireless stations can connect to the router.

Channel Width - Select the channel width from the drop-down list. The default setting is
automatic, which can adjust the channel width for your clients automatically.
 Note:
If 11bg mixed is selected in the Mode field, the Channel Width selecting field will turn grey
and the value will become 20M, which is unable to be changed.

Channel - This field determines which operating frequency will be used. The default channel
is set to Auto, so the AP will choose the best channel automatically. It is not necessary to
change the wireless channel unless you notice interference problems with another nearby
access point.

Enable SSID Broadcast - When wireless clients survey the local area for wireless networks
to associate with, they will detect the SSID broadcast by the router. If you select the Enable
SSID Broadcast checkbox, the Wireless router will broadcast its name (SSID) on the air.

Enable WDS Bridging - Check this box to enable WDS. With this function, the router can
bridge two or more WLANs. If this checkbox is selected, you will have to set the following
parameters as shown in Figure 4-17. Make sure the following settings are correct.
Figure 4-17 WDS Setting

SSID (to be bridged) - The SSID of the AP your router is going to connect to as a client.
You can also use the search function to select the SSID to join.

MAC Address (to be bridged) - The BSSID of the AP your router is going to connect to
as a client. You can also use the search function to select the BSSID to join.

Survey - Click this button, you can search the AP which runs in the current channel.
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Key type - This option should be chosen according to the AP's security configuration. It
is recommended that the security type is the same as your AP's security type

WEP Index - This option should be chosen if the key type is WEP(ASCII) or WEP(HEX).
It indicates the index of the WEP key.

Auth Type - This option should be chosen if the key type is WEP(ASCII) or WEP(HEX).
It indicates the authorization type of the Root AP.

Password - If the AP your router is going to connect needs password, you need to fill
the password in this blank.
4.6.2
WPS
Choose menu “Wireless 2.4GHz → WPS”, you can the screen as shown in Figure 4-18. This
section will guide you to add a new wireless device to an existing network quickly by WPS (Wi-Fi
Protected Setup) function.
Figure 4-18 WPS

WPS Status - Enable or disable the WPS function here.

Current PIN - The current value of the router's PIN is displayed here. The default PIN of the
router can be found in the label or User Guide.

Restore PIN - Restore the PIN of the router to its default.

Gen New PIN - Click this button, and then you can get a new random value for the router's
PIN. You can ensure the network security by generating a new PIN.

Disable Router’s PIN - If this box is checked, and then wireless clients will not be able to
connect to the wireless network with PIN code.

Add device - You can add a new device to the existing network manually by clicking this
button.
If the wireless adapter supports Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), you can establish a wireless
connection between wireless adapter and router using either Push Button Configuration (PBC)
method or PIN method.
 Note:
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To build a successful connection by WPS, you should also do the corresponding configuration of
the new device for WPS function meanwhile.
I.
Use the Wi-Fi Protected Setup Button
Use this method if your client device has a WPS button.
Step 1: Press the WPS/Reset button on the back panel of the router, as shown in Figure 4-19.
You can also keep the default WPS status as Enabled and click the Add device button
in Figure 4-18. Then choose “Press the button of the new device in two minutes” and
click Connect, shown in Figure 4-20.
Figure 4-19
Figure 4-20 Add A New Device
Step 2: Press and hold the WPS button of the client device.
Step 3: The Wi-Fi Protected Setup LED flashes for two minutes during the Wi-Fi Protected Setup
process.
Step 4: When the WPS LED is on, the client device has successfully connected to the router.
II. Enter the client device’s PIN on the router
Use this method if your client device does not have the WPS button, but has a Wi-Fi Protected
Setup PIN number.
Step 1: Keep the default WPS status as Enabled and click the Add device button in Figure
4-18, then Figure 4-21 will appear.
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Figure 4-21 Add A New Device
Step 2: Enter the PIN number from the client device in the field on the WPS screen above. Then
click Connect button.
Step 3: “Connect successfully” will appear on the screen of Figure 4-21, which means the
client device has successfully connected to the router.
III. Enter the router’s PIN on your client device
Use this method if your client device asks for the router’s PIN number.
Step 1: On the client device, enter the PIN number listed on the router’s Wi-Fi Protected Setup
screen, shown in Figure 4-18 (It is also labeled on the bottom of the router).
Step 2: The Wi-Fi Protected Setup LED flashes for two minutes during the Wi-Fi Protected
Setup process.
Step 3: When the WPS LED is on, the client device has successfully connected to the router.
 Note:
1) The WPS LED on the router will light green for five minutes if the device has been
successfully added to the network.
2) The WPS function cannot be configured if the Wireless Function of the router is disabled.
Please make sure the Wireless Function is enabled before configuring the WPS.
4.6.3
Wireless Security
Choose menu “Wireless 2.4GHz → Wireless Security”, you can configure the security settings
of your wireless network. There are five wireless security modes supported by the router:
WPA-Personal, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, and WEP.
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Figure 4-22 Wireless Security

Disable Security - If you do not want to use wireless security, check this radio button. But it’s
strongly recommended to choose one of the following modes to enable security.

WPA/WPA2-Personal - It’s the WPA/WPA2 authentication type based on pre-shared
passphrase. The router is configured by this security type by default.
• Version - you can choose the version of the WPA-PSK security on the drop-down list. The
default setting is Automatic, which can select WPA-PSK (Pre-shared key of WPA) or
WPA2-PSK (Pre-shared key of WPA2) automatically based on the wireless station's
capability and request.
• Encryption - When WPA-PSK or WPA is set as the Authentication Type, you can select
either Automatic, or TKIP or AES as Encryption.
 Note:
If you check the WPA/WPA2-Personal radio button and choose TKIP encryption, you will
find a notice in red as shown in Figure 4-23.
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Figure 4-23 WPA/WPA2 - Personal
• PSK Password - You can enter ASCII characters between 8 and 63 characters or 8 to 64
Hexadecimal characters. The default password is the same with the default PIN code,
which is labeled on the bottom of the router or can be found in Figure 4-18.
• Group Key Update Period - Specify the group key update interval in seconds. The value
should be 30 or above. Enter 0 to disable the update.

WPA/WPA2- Enterprise - It’s based on Radius Server.
• Version - you can choose the version of the WPA security on the drop-down list. The
default setting is Automatic, which can select WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) or WPA2
(WPA version 2) automatically based on the wireless station's capability and request.
• Encryption - You can select either Automatic, or TKIP or AES.
 Note:
If you check the WPA/WPA2-Enterprise radio button and choose TKIP encryption, you will
find a notice in red as shown in Figure 4-24.
Figure 4-24 WPA/WPA2 - Enterprise
• Radius Server IP - Enter the IP address of the Radius server.
• Radius Port - Enter the port number of the Radius server.
• Radius Password - Enter the password for the Radius server.
• Group Key Update Period - Specify the group key update interval in seconds. The value
should be 30 or above. Enter 0 to disable the update.

WEP - It is based on the IEEE 802.11 standard. If you check this radio button, you will find a
notice in red as show in Figure 4-25.
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Figure 4-25 WEP
• Type - you can choose the type for the WEP security on the drop-down list. The default
setting is Automatic, which can select Shared Key or Open System authentication type
automatically based on the wireless station's capability and request.
• WEP Key Format - Hexadecimal and ASCII formats are provided here. Hexadecimal
format stands for any combination of hexadecimal digits (0-9, a-f, A-F) in the specified
length. ASCII format stands for any combination of keyboard characters in the specified
length.
• WEP Key - Select which of the four keys will be used and enter the matching WEP key that
you create. Make sure these values are identical on all wireless stations in your network.
• Key Type - You can select the WEP key length (64-bit, or 128-bit, or 152-bit.) for
encryption. "Disabled" means this WEP key entry is invalid.
64-bit - You can enter 10 hexadecimal digits (any combination of 0-9, a-f, A-F, and null key
is not permitted) or 5 ASCII characters.
128-bit - You can enter 26 hexadecimal digits (any combination of 0-9, a-f, A-F, and null
key is not permitted) or 13 ASCII characters.
152-bit - You can enter 32 hexadecimal digits (any combination of 0-9, a-f, A-F, and null
key is not permitted) or 16 ASCII characters.
 Note:
If you do not set the key, the wireless security function is still disabled even if you have
selected Shared Key as Authentication Type.
Be sure to click the Save button to save your settings on this page.
4.6.4
Wireless MAC Filtering
Choose menu “Wireless 2.4GHz → Wireless MAC Filtering”, you can control the wireless
access by configuring the Wireless MAC Filtering function, shown in Figure 4-26.
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Figure 4-26 Wireless MAC Filtering
To filter wireless users by MAC Address, click Enable. The default setting is Disabled.

MAC Address - The wireless station's MAC address that you want to filter.

Status - The status of this entry, either Enabled or Disabled.

Description - A simple description of the wireless station.
To Add a Wireless MAC Address filtering entry, click the Add New… button. The "Add or Modify
Wireless MAC Address Filtering entry" page will appear, shown in Figure 4-27:
Figure 4-27 Add or Modify Wireless MAC Address Filtering entry
To add or modify a MAC Address Filtering entry, follow these instructions:
1.
Enter the appropriate MAC Address into the MAC Address field. The format of the MAC
Address
is
XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX
(X
is
any
hexadecimal
digit).
For
example:
00-0A-EB-B0-00-0B.
2.
Give a simple description for the wireless station in the Description field. For example:
Wireless station A.
3.
Select Enabled or Disabled for this entry on the Status drop-down list.
4.
Click the Save button to save this entry.
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To modify an existing entry:
1.
Click the Modify in the entry you want to modify.
2.
Modify the information.
3.
Click the Save button.
Click the Delete in the entry you want to delete to delete an existing entry.
Click the Enable All button to make all entries enabled
Click the Disable All button to make all entries disabled.
Click the Delete All button to delete all entries.
Click the Next button to go to the next page.
Click the Previous button to return to the previous page.
For example: If you desire that the wireless station A with MAC address 00-0A-EB-B0-00-0B and
the wireless station B with MAC address 00-0A-EB-00-07-5F are able to access the router, but all
the other wireless stations cannot access the router, you can configure the Wireless MAC Address
Filtering list by following these steps:
1. Click the Enable button to enable this function.
2. Select the radio button “Allow the entries specified by any enabled entries in the list to
access” for Filtering Rules.
3. Delete all or disable all entries if there are any entries already.
4. Click the Add New... button.
1)
Enter the MAC address 00-0A-EB-B0-00-0B/00-0A-EB-00-07-5F in the MAC Address
field.
2)
Enter wireless station A/B in the Description field.
3)
Select Enabled in the Status drop-down list.
4)
Click the Save button.
5)
Click the Back button.
The filtering rules that configured should be similar to the following list:
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Wireless Advanced
Choose menu “Wireless 2.4GHz → Wireless Advanced”, you can configure the advanced
settings of your wireless network.
Figure 4-28 Wireless Advanced

Transmit Power - Here you can specify the transmit power of router. You can select High,
Middle or Low which you would like. High is the default setting and is recommended.

Beacon Interval - Enter a value between 20-1000 milliseconds for Beacon Interval here.
The beacons are the packets sent by the router to synchronize a wireless network. Beacon
Interval value determines the time interval of the beacons. The default value is 100.

RTS Threshold - Here you can specify the RTS (Request to Send) Threshold. If the packet
is larger than the specified RTS Threshold size, the router will send RTS frames to a
particular receiving station and negotiate the sending of a data frame. The default value is
2346.

Fragmentation Threshold - This value is the maximum size determining whether packets
will be fragmented. Setting the Fragmentation Threshold too low may result in poor network
performance because of excessive packets. 2346 is the default setting and is
recommended.

DTIM Interval - This value determines the interval of the Delivery Traffic Indication Message
(DTIM). A DTIM field is a countdown field informing clients of the next window for listening to
broadcast and multicast messages. When the router has buffered broadcast or multicast
messages for associated clients, it sends the next DTIM with a DTIM Interval value. You can
specify the value between 1-15 Beacon Intervals. The default value is 1, which indicates the
DTIM Interval is the same as Beacon Interval.

Enable WMM - WMM function can guarantee the packets with high-priority messages being
transmitted preferentially. It is strongly recommended.
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Enable Short GI - This function is recommended for it will increase the data capacity by
reducing the guard interval time.

Enabled AP Isolation - This function can isolate wireless stations on your network from
each other. Wireless devices will be able to communicate with the router but not with each
other. To use this function, check this box. AP Isolation is disabled by default.
 Note:
If you are not familiar with the setting items in this page, it's strongly recommended to keep the
provided default values; otherwise it may result in lower wireless network performance.
4.6.6
Wireless Statistics
Choose menu “Wireless 2.4GHz → Wireless Statistics”, you can see the MAC Address,
Current Status, Received Packets and Sent Packets for each connected wireless station.
Figure 4-29 Wireless Statistics

MAC Address - The connected wireless station's MAC address

Current Status - The connected wireless station's running status, one of STA-AUTH/
STA-ASSOC/ STA-JOINED/ WPA/ WPA-PSK/ WPA2/ WPA2-PSK/ AP-UP/ AP-DOWN/
Disconnected

Received Packets - Packets received by the station

Sent Packets - Packets sent by the station
You cannot change any of the values on this page. To update this page and to show the current
connected wireless stations, click on the Refresh button.
If the numbers of connected wireless stations go beyond one page, click the Next button to go to
the next page and click the Previous button to return the previous page.
 Note:
This page will be refreshed automatically every 5 seconds.
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Wireless 5GHz
Figure 4-30 Wireless menu
There are six submenus under the Wireless menu (shown in Figure 4-15): Wireless Settings,
WPS, Wireless Security, Wireless MAC Filtering, Wireless Advanced and Wireless
Statistics. Click any of them, and you will be able to configure the corresponding functions.
4.7.1
Wireless Settings
Choose menu “Wireless 5GHz → Wireless Settings”, you can configure the basic settings for
the wireless network of 5GHz on this page.
Figure 4-31 Wireless Settings - 5GHz

Wireless Network Name - Enter a value of up to 32 characters. The same Name (SSID)
must be assigned to all wireless devices in your network.

Mode - Select the desired mode.

11an mixed - Select if you are using both 802.11a and 802.11n wireless clients. It is
strongly recommended that you set the Mode 11an mixed, and all of 802.11a and
802.11n wireless stations can connect to the router.

11a/n/ac mixed - Select if you are using a mix of 802.11a, 11n, and 11ac wireless
clients. It is strongly recommended that you set the Mode to 802.11a/n/ac mixed, and
all of 802.11a, 802.11n, and 802.11ac wireless stations can connect to the router.
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Channel - This field determines which operating frequency will be used. The default channel
is set to Auto, so the router will choose the best channel automatically. It is not necessary to
change the wireless channel unless you notice interference problems with another nearby
access point.

Enable SSID Broadcast - When wireless clients survey the local area for wireless networks
to associate with, they will detect the SSID broadcast by the router. If you select the Enable
SSID Broadcast checkbox, the Wireless router will broadcast its name (SSID) on the air.

Enable WDS Bridging - Check this box to enable WDS. With this function, the router can
bridge two or more WLANs. If this checkbox is selected, you will have to set the following
parameters as shown in Figure 4-32. Make sure the following settings are correct.
Figure 4-32

SSID (to be bridged) - The SSID of the AP your router is going to connect to as a client.
You can also use the search function to select the SSID to join.

MAC Address (to be bridged) - The BSSID of the AP your router is going to connect to
as a client. You can also use the search function to select the BSSID to join.

Survey - Click this button, you can search the AP which runs in the current channel.

Key type - This option should be chosen according to the AP's security configuration. It
is recommended that the security type is the same as your AP's security type

WEP Index - This option should be chosen if the key type is WEP(ASCII) or
WEP(HEX).It indicates the index of the WEP key.

Auth Type - This option should be chosen if the key type is WEP(ASCII) or
WEP(HEX).It indicates the authorization type of the Root AP.

Password - If the AP your router is going to connect needs password, you need to fill
the password in this blank.
4.7.2
WPS
Choose menu “Wireless 5GHz → WPS”, you can the screen as shown in Figure 4-33. This
section will guide you to add a new wireless device to an existing network quickly by WPS (Wi-Fi
Protected Setup) function.
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Figure 4-33 WPS

WPS Status - Enable or disable the WPS function here.

Current PIN - The current value of the router's PIN is displayed here. The default PIN of the
router can be found in the label or User Guide.

Restore PIN - Restore the PIN of the router to its default.

Gen New PIN - Click this button, and then you can get a new random value for the router's
PIN. You can ensure the network security by generating a new PIN.

Add device - You can add a new device to the existing network manually by clicking this
button.
If the wireless adapter supports Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), you can establish a wireless
connection between wireless adapter and router using either Push Button Configuration (PBC)
method or PIN method.
 Note:
To build a successful connection by WPS, you should also do the corresponding configuration of
the new device for WPS function meanwhile.
I.
Use the Wi-Fi Protected Setup Button
Use this method if your client device has a Wi-Fi Protected Setup button.
Step 1: Press the WPS/Reset button on the back panel of the router, as shown in Figure 4-34.
You can also keep the default WPS status as Enabled and click the Add device button in
Figure 4-33. Then choose “Press the button of the new device in two minutes” and
click Connect, shown in Figure 4-35.
Figure 4-34
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Figure 4-35 Add A New Device
Step 2: Press and hold the WPS button of the client device directly.
Step 3: The Wi-Fi Protected Setup LED flashes for two minutes during the Wi-Fi Protected Setup
process.
Step 4: When the WPS LED is on, the client device has successfully connected to the router.
II. Enter the client device’s PIN on the router
Use this method if your client device does not have the WPS button, but has a Wi-Fi Protected
Setup PIN number.
Step 1: Keep the default WPS status as Enabled and click the Add device button in Figure 4-33,
then Figure 4-36 will appear.
Figure 4-36 Add A New Device
Step 2: Enter the PIN number from the client device in the field on the above WPS screen. Then
click Connect button.
Step 3: “Connect successfully” will appear on the screen of Figure 4-36, which means the client
device has successfully connected to the router.
III. Enter the router’s PIN on your client device
Use this method if your client device asks for the router’s PIN number.
Step 1: On the client device, enter the PIN number listed on the router’s Wi-Fi Protected Setup
screen, shown in Figure 4-33 (It is also labeled on the bottom of the router).
Step 2: The Wi-Fi Protected Setup LED flashes for two minutes during the Wi-Fi Protected Setup
process.
Step 3: When the WPS LED is on, the client device has successfully connected to the router.
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 Note:
1)
The WPS LED on the router will light green for five minutes if the device has been
successfully added to the network.
2)
The WPS function cannot be configured if the Wireless Function of the router is disabled.
Please make sure the Wireless Function is enabled before configuring the WPS.
4.7.3
Wireless Security
Choose menu “Wireless 5GHz → Wireless Security”, you can configure the security settings of
your wireless network.
There are five wireless security modes supported by the router: WPA-Personal, WPA2-Personal,
WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise, and WEP.
Figure 4-37 Wireless Security

Disable Security - If you do not want to use wireless security, check this radio button. But it’s
strongly recommended to choose one of the following modes to enable security.

WPA/WPA2-Personal - It’s the WPA/WPA2 authentication type based on pre-shared
passphrase. The router is configured by this security type by default.
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Version - you can choose the version of the WPA-PSK security on the drop-down list.
The default setting is Automatic, which can select WPA-PSK (Pre-shared key of WPA)
or WPA2-PSK (Pre-shared key of WPA2) automatically based on the wireless station's
capability and request.
•
Encryption - When WPA-PSK or WPA is set as the Authentication Type, you can select
either Automatic, or TKIP or AES as Encryption.
 Note:
If you check the WPA/WPA2-Personal radio button and choose TKIP encryption, you will
find a notice in red as shown in Figure 4-38.
Figure 4-38 WPA/WPA2 - Personal
•
PSK Password - You can enter ASCII characters between 8 and 63 characters or 8 to
64 Hexadecimal characters. The default password is the same with the default PIN code,
which is labeled on the bottom of the router or can be found in Figure 4-33.
•
Group Key Update Period - Specify the group key update interval in seconds. The
value should be 30 or above. Enter 0 to disable the update.

WPA /WPA2- Enterprise - It’s based on Radius Server.
•
Version - you can choose the version of the WPA security on the drop-down list. The
default setting is Automatic, which can select WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) or WPA2
(WPA version 2) automatically based on the wireless station's capability and request.
•
Encryption - You can select either Automatic, or TKIP or AES.
 Note:
If you check the WPA/WPA2-Enterprise radio button and choose TKIP encryption, you will
find a notice in red as shown in Figure 4-39.
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Figure 4-39 WPA/WPA2 - Enterprise
•
Radius Server IP - Enter the IP address of the Radius server.
•
Radius Port - Enter the port number of the Radius server.
•
Radius Password - Enter the password for the Radius server.
•
Group Key Update Period - Specify the group key update interval in seconds. The
value should be 30 or above. Enter 0 to disable the update.

WEP - It is based on the IEEE 802.11 standard. If you check this radio button, you will find a
notice in red as show in Figure 4-40.
Figure 4-40 WEP
•
Type - you can choose the type for the WEP security on the drop-down list. The default
setting is Automatic, which can select Shared Key or Open System authentication
type automatically based on the wireless station's capability and request.
•
WEP Key Format - Hexadecimal and ASCII formats are provided here. Hexadecimal
format stands for any combination of hexadecimal digits (0-9, a-f, A-F) in the specified
length. ASCII format stands for any combination of keyboard characters in the specified
length.
•
WEP Key - Select which of the four keys will be used and enter the matching WEP key
that you create. Make sure these values are identical on all wireless stations in your
network.
•
Key Type - You can select the WEP key length (64-bit, or 128-bit, or 152-bit.) for
encryption. "Disabled" means this WEP key entry is invalid.
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64-bit - You can enter 10 hexadecimal digits (any combination of 0-9, a-f, A-F, and null
key is not permitted) or 5 ASCII characters.
128-bit - You can enter 26 hexadecimal digits (any combination of 0-9, a-f, A-F, and null
key is not permitted) or 13 ASCII characters.
152-bit - You can enter 32 hexadecimal digits (any combination of 0-9, a-f, A-F, and null
key is not permitted) or 16 ASCII characters.
 Note:
If you do not set the key, the wireless security function is still disabled even if you have
selected Shared Key as Authentication Type.
Be sure to click the Save button to save your settings on this page.
4.7.4
Wireless MAC Filtering
Choose menu “Wireless 5GHz → MAC Filtering”, you can control the wireless access by
configuring the Wireless MAC Filtering function, shown in Figure 4-41.
Figure 4-41 Wireless MAC Filtering
To filter wireless users by MAC Address, click Enable. The default setting is Disabled.

MAC Address - The wireless station's MAC address that you want to filter.

Status - The status of this entry, either Enabled or Disabled.

Description - A simple description of the wireless station.
To Add a Wireless MAC Address filtering entry, click the Add New… button. The "Add or Modify
Wireless MAC Address Filtering entry" page will appear, shown in Figure 4-42:
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Figure 4-42 Add or Modify Wireless MAC Address Filtering entry
To add or modify a MAC Address Filtering entry, follow these instructions:
1.
Enter the appropriate MAC Address into the MAC Address field. The format of the MAC
Address
is
XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX
(X
is
any
hexadecimal
digit).
For
example:
00-0A-EB-B0-00-0B.
2.
Give a simple description for the wireless station in the Description field. For example:
Wireless station A.
3.
Select Enabled or Disabled for this entry on the Status drop-down list.
4.
Click the Save button to save this entry.
To modify an existing entry:
1.
Click the Modify in the entry you want to modify.
2.
Modify the information.
3.
Click the Save button.
Click the Delete in the entry you want to delete to delete an existing entry.
Click the Enable All button to make all entries enabled
Click the Disable All button to make all entries disabled.
Click the Delete All button to delete all entries.
Click the Next button to go to the next page.
Click the Previous button to return to the previous page.
For example: If you desire that the wireless station A with MAC address 00-0A-EB-B0-00-0B and
the wireless station B with MAC address 00-0A-EB-00-07-5F are able to access the router, but all
the other wireless stations cannot access the router, you can configure the Wireless MAC Address
Filtering list by following these steps:
1. Click the Enable button to enable this function.
2. Select the radio button “Allow the entries specified by any enabled entries in the list to
access” for Filtering Rules.
3. Delete all or disable all entries if there are any entries already.
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4. Click the Add New... button.
5. Enter the MAC address 00-0A-EB-B0-00-0B/00-0A-EB-00-07-5F in the MAC Address field.
6. Enter wireless station A/B in the Description field.
7. Select Enabled in the Status drop-down list.
8. Click the Save button.
9. Click the Back button.
The filtering rules that configured should be similar to the following list:
4.7.5
Wireless Advanced
Choose menu “Wireless 5GHz → Wireless Advanced”, you can configure the advanced
settings of your wireless network.
Figure 4-43 Wireless Advanced

Transmit Power - Here you can specify the transmit power of router. You can select High,
Middle or Low which you would like. High is the default setting and is recommended.

Beacon Interval - Enter a value between 20-1000 milliseconds for Beacon Interval here.
The beacons are the packets sent by the router to synchronize a wireless network. Beacon
Interval value determines the time interval of the beacons. The default value is 100.

RTS Threshold - Here you can specify the RTS (Request to Send) Threshold. If the packet
is larger than the specified RTS Threshold size, the router will send RTS frames to a
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particular receiving station and negotiate the sending of a data frame. The default value is
2346.

Fragmentation Threshold - This value is the maximum size determining whether packets
will be fragmented. Setting the Fragmentation Threshold too low may result in poor network
performance because of excessive packets. 2346 is the default setting and is
recommended.

DTIM Interval - This value determines the interval of the Delivery Traffic Indication Message
(DTIM). A DTIM field is a countdown field informing clients of the next window for listening to
broadcast and multicast messages. When the router has buffered broadcast or multicast
messages for associated clients, it sends the next DTIM with a DTIM Interval value. You can
specify the value between 1-15 Beacon Intervals. The default value is 1, which indicates the
DTIM Interval is the same as Beacon Interval.

Enable WMM - WMM function can guarantee the packets with high-priority messages being
transmitted preferentially. It is strongly recommended.

Enable Short GI - This function is recommended for it will increase the data capacity by
reducing the guard interval time.

Enabled AP Isolation - This function can isolate wireless stations on your network from
each other. Wireless devices will be able to communicate with the router but not with each
other. To use this function, check this box. AP Isolation is disabled by default.
 Note:
If you are not familiar with the setting items in this page, it's strongly recommended to keep
the provided default values; otherwise it may result in lower wireless network performance.
4.7.6
Wireless Statistics
Choose menu “Wireless 5GHz → Wireless Statistics”, you can see the MAC Address, Current
Status, Received Packets and Sent Packets for each connected wireless station.
Figure 4-44 Wireless Statistics

MAC Address - The connected wireless station's MAC address

Current Status - The connected wireless station's running status, one of STA-AUTH/
STA-ASSOC/ STA-JOINED/ WPA/ WPA-PSK/ WPA2/ WPA2-PSK/ AP-UP/ AP-DOWN/
Disconnected
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
Received Packets - Packets received by the station

Sent Packets - Packets sent by the station
You cannot change any of the values on this page. To update this page and to show the current
connected wireless stations, click on the Refresh button.
If the numbers of connected wireless stations go beyond one page, click the Next button to go to
the next page and click the Previous button to return the previous page.
 Note:
This page will be refreshed automatically every 5 seconds.
4.8
Guest Network
Figure 4-45 The Guest Network menu
There are one submenus under the Guest Network menu (shown in Figure 4-45): Wireless
Settings.
4.8.1
Wireless Settings
Choose menu “Guest Network → Wireless Settings”, you can configure the Guest Network
Wireless Settings on the page as shown in Figure 4-46.
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Figure 4-46 Guest Network Wireless Settings

Allow Guest To Access My Local Network - If enabled, guests can communicate with
hosts.

Enable Guest Network Bandwidth Control - If enabled, the Guest Network Bandwidth
Control rules will take effect.

Egress Bandwidth For Guest Network - The upload speed through the WAN port for Guest
Network.

Ingress Bandwidth For Guest Network - The download speed through the WAN port for
Guest Network.

Guest Network (2.4G/5G) - Click to enable or disable the Guest Network function here.

Network Name - Enter a value of up to 32 characters. The same Name (SSID) must be
assigned to all wireless devices in your Guest Network.

Wireless Security - You can configure the security of Guest Network here.

Access Time - During this time the wireless stations could accessing the AP.
 Note:
The range of bandwidth for Guest Network is calculated according to the setting of Bandwidth
Control on the page “Bandwidth Control->Control Settings”.
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DHCP
Figure 4-47 The DHCP menu
There are three submenus under the DHCP menu (shown in Figure 4-47): DHCP Settings,
DHCP Clients List and Address Reservation. Click any of them, and you will be able to
configure the corresponding functions.
4.9.1
DHCP Settings
Choose menu “DHCP → DHCP Settings”, you can configure the DHCP Server on the page as
shown in Figure 4-48.The router is set up by default as a DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration
Protocol) server, which provides the TCP/IP configuration for all the PC(s) that are connected to
the router on the LAN.
Figure 4-48 DHCP Settings

DHCP Server - Enable or Disable the DHCP server. If you disable the Server, you must
have another DHCP server within your network or else you must configure the computer
manually.

Start IP Address - Specify an IP address for the DHCP Server to start with when assigning
IP addresses. 192.168.0.100 is the default start address.

End IP Address - Specify an IP address for the DHCP Server to end with when assigning IP
addresses. 192.168.0.199 is the default end address.

Address Lease Time - The Address Lease Time is the amount of time a network user will
be allowed connection to the router with their current dynamic IP Address. Enter the amount
of time in minutes and the user will be "leased" this dynamic IP Address. After the time is up,
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the user will be automatically assigned a new dynamic IP address. The range of the time is 1
~ 2880 minutes. The default value is 120 minutes.

Default Gateway - (optional.) It is suggested to input the IP address of the Ethernet port of
the router. The default value is 192.168.0.1.

Default Domain - (optional) Input the domain name of your network.

Primary DNS - (optional) Input the DNS IP address provided by your ISP or consult your ISP.

Secondary DNS - (optional) Input the IP address of another DNS server if your ISP provides
two DNS servers.
 Note:
To use the DHCP server function of the router, you must configure all computers on the LAN as
"Obtain an IP Address automatically".
4.9.2
DHCP Clients List
Choose menu “DHCP → DHCP Clients List”, you can view the information about the clients
attached to the router in the screen as shown in Figure 4-49.
Figure 4-49 DHCP Clients List

Client Name - The name of the DHCP client

MAC Address - The MAC address of the DHCP client

Assigned IP - The IP address that the router has allocated to the DHCP client

Lease Time - The time of the DHCP client leased. After the dynamic IP address has expired,
a new dynamic IP address will be automatically assigned to the user.
You cannot change any of the values on this page. To update this page and to show the current
attached devices, click the Refresh button.
4.9.3
Address Reservation
Choose menu “DHCP → Address Reservation”, you can view and add a reserved address for
clients via the next screen (shown in Figure 4-50). When you specify a reserved IP address for a
PC on the LAN, that PC will always receive the same IP address each time when it accesses the
DHCP server. Reserved IP addresses should be assigned to the servers that require permanent
IP settings.
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Figure 4-50 Address Reservation

MAC Address - The MAC address of the PC for which you want to reserve an IP address.

Reserved IP Address - The IP address reserved for the PC by the router.

Status - The status of this entry, either Enabled or Disabled.
To Reserve an IP address:
1.
Click the Add New… button. Then Figure 4-51 will pop up.
2.
Enter the MAC address (in XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX format.) and IP address (in dotted-decimal
notation) of the computer for which you want to reserve an IP address.
3.
Click the Save button.
Figure 4-51 Add or Modify an Address Reservation Entry
To modify an existing entry:
1.
Click the Modify in the entry you want to modify.
2.
Modify the information.
3.
Click the Save button.
Click the Delete in the entry you want to delete to delete an existing entry.
Click the Enable/Disable All button to make all entries enabled/disabled
Click the Delete All button to delete all entries.
Click the Next button to go to the next page and Click the Previous button to return the previous
page.
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4.10 USB Settings
Figure 4-52 The USB Settings menu
There are five submenus under the USB Settings menu (shown in Figure 4-52):Disk Settings,
Folder Sharing, and Print Server. Click any of them, and you will be able to configure the
corresponding functions.
4.10.1
Disk Settings
Choose menu “USB Settings→Disk Settings”, you can configure the USB drive connected to
the Router, and view the Device Settings like ID, Volume, Capacity, Free Space and Sharing
Status.
Figure 4-53 Disk Setting

Volume - The volume name of the storage drive. Volume 1-8 is mapped to USB Port 1,
Volume 9-16 is mapped to USB Port 2.

Capacity - The storage capacity of the USB driver.

Free - The available space of the USB driver.

Active - Indicates the sharing status of each storage volume.
Follow the instructions below to set up your router as a file server:
1. Plug the external hard drive or USB flash drive into the router.
2. Click Scan to find the connected drive.
3. Click Safely Remove to eject the connected drive.
4. Check the Active box to enable file sharing.
5. Uncheck the Active box to disable file sharing.
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Folder Sharing
Choose menu “USB Settings→Folder Sharing”, you can create an FTP server that can be
accessed from the Internet or your local network.
Figure 4-54 FTP Server Configuration

Sharing Account

Use Login Account - You can use the login account or create a new one. The username
and the password are the same as that of the login account. When choosing Use Login
Account as shared account, the text boxes below cannot be edited.

Use Following Account - You can create a new username and password.

Username - Type the username that you want to give access to the USB drive. The
username must be composed of alphanumeric symbols not exceeding 15 characters
in length.

Password - Enter the password in the Password field. The password must be
composed of alphanumeric symbols not exceeding 15 characters in length. For
security purposes, the password for each user account is not displayed.


Confirm Password - Re-enter the password here.
Sharing Settings

Network/Media Server Name - Name of the USB drive connected to the router. Please
note that the network connection is enabled by default.

Enable - The Access Method is active if the Enable box is selected.
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Access Method - Available methods to access the storage device.
Network Neighborhood: This method is enabled by default. To access the USB drive
for example from a Windows computer:
2)
i.
Select Start > Run.
ii.
Enter \\192.168.0.1 in the dialog box and click the OK button.
FTP: This method is disabled by default. If you select this check box and click the Save
button, the LAN users can access the USB drive through FTP. To access the USB drive
for example from a Windows computer:
3)
i.
Select Start > Run.
ii.
Enter ftp://192.168.0.1:21 in the dialog box and click the OK button.
FTP (Remote): This method is disabled by default. If you select this check box, remote
users can access the USB drive through FTP over the Internet. This feature supports
both downloading and uploading of files. To access the USB drive for example from a
Windows computer:
i.
Select Start > Run.
ii.
Enter ftp://WAN IP:port in the dialog box and click the OK button.
 Note:
If the port for FTP (Remote) is changed, the port for FTP will be changed to the same
port.

1)
Sharing Mode
If Sharing All is selected, all the folders in the USB drive will be shared. Besides
Authentication will appear for you to choose or not.
2)
If Sharing Folders is selected, only the folders you specified will be shared. You have to
click the Create Share Folder to specify folders allowed to be shared in the next screen.
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Figure 4-55 Add or Modify Share Folder

Allow Guest Network Access - Select the check box to allow the Guest Network to
have access to the shared folder.

Enable Authentication - Select the check box to require users to log in with a
username and password. You can create a new login in the Advanced USB
Settings page. Otherwise, the username and password will be the same as
your Web Management login information.

Enable Write Access - Select the check box to allow users to make changes to the
folder content.

Enable Media Sharing - Select this checkbox to enable media sharing.
To specify your sharing folders:
i.
Select the volume where you would like to create your sharing folder.
ii.
Create a share name, e.g. Movie.
iii.
Select to enable the corresponding function(s) as you desire.
iv. Click the Save button.
4.10.3
Print Server
Choose menu “USB Settings→Print Server”, you can configure print server on this page as
shown below.
Figure 4-56 Pint Server Setting
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There are two states of the print server, as follows.

Online - Indicates the print service has been turned on, and no user is using the print service
at present. You can click the "Stop" button to stop the print service.

Offline - Indicates the print service feature is disabled. You can click "Start" button to start the
print service.
4.11 NAT
Choose “NAT”, and you can enable or disable the NAT and Hardware NAT Control feature. The
NAT Rules and Hardware NAT will work properly only when the NAT Control feature is enabled.
Figure 4-57 The Forwarding menu

Current NAT Status - If enabled, the NAT function and the Forwarding configuration will take
effect. If disabled, neither NAT function nor Forwarding configuration will take effect.

Current Hardware NAT Status - If enabled, the Hardware NAT feature will take effect. If
disabled, neither Hardware NAT feature will take effect.
4.12
Forwarding
Figure 4-58 The Forwarding menu
There are four submenus under the Forwarding menu (shown in Figure 4-58): Virtual Servers,
Port Triggering, DMZ and UPnP. Click any of them, and you will be able to configure the
corresponding function.
4.12.1
Virtual Servers
Choose menu “Forwarding→Virtual Servers”, and then you can view and add virtual servers in
the next screen (shown in Figure 4-59). Virtual servers can be used for setting up public services
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on your LAN. A virtual server is defined as a service port, and all requests from Internet to this
service port will be redirected to the computer specified by the server IP. Any PC that was used
for a virtual server must have a static or reserved IP address because its IP address may change
when using the DHCP function. If you want the Virtual Servers configuration take effect, please
make sure the NAT is enabled.
Figure 4-59 Virtual Servers

Service Port - The numbers of External Service Ports. You can enter a service port or a
range of service ports (the format is XXX – YYY; XXX is the Start port and YYY is the End
port).

Internal Port - The Internal Service Port number of the PC running the service application.
You can leave it blank if the Internal Port is the same as the Service Port, or enter a
specific port number when Service Port is a single one.

IP Address - The IP address of the PC running the service application.

Protocol - The protocol used for this application, either TCP, UDP, or All (all protocols
supported by the router).

Status - The status of this entry, "Enabled" means the virtual server entry is enabled.

Common Service Port - Some common services already exist in the drop-down list.

Modify - To modify or delete an existing entry.
To setup a virtual server entry:
1.
Click the Add New... button. (pop-up Figure 4-60)
2.
Select the service you want to use from the Common Service Port list. If the Common
Service Port menu does not list the service that you want to use, enter the number of the
service port or service port range in the Service Port field.
3.
Enter the IP address of the computer running the service application in the IP Address field.
4.
Select the protocol used for this application in the Protocol drop-down list, either TCP, UDP,
or All.
5.
Select the Enabled option in the Status drop-down list.
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Click the Save button.
Figure 4-60 Add or Modify a Virtual Server Entry
 Note:
It is possible that you have a computer or server that has more than one type of available service.
If so, select another service, and type the same IP address for that computer or server.
To modify an existing entry:
1.
Click the Modify in the entry you want to modify.
2.
Modify the information.
3.
Click the Save button.
Click the Delete in the entry you want to delete to delete an existing entry.
Click the Enable/ Disable All button to make all entries enabled/ disabled.
Click the Delete All button to delete all entries.
Click the Next button to go to the next page and click the Previous button to return to the
previous page.
 Note:
If you set the service port of the virtual server as 80, you must set the Web management port on
Security → Remote Management page to be any other value except 80 such as 8080.
Otherwise there will be a conflict to disable the virtual server.
4.12.2
Port Triggering
Choose menu “Forwarding→Port Triggering”, you can view and add port triggering in the next
screen (shown in Figure 4-61). Some applications require multiple connections, like Internet
games, video conferencing, Internet telephoning and so on. Port Triggering is used for some of
these applications that cannot work with a pure NAT router.
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Figure 4-61 Port Triggering
To add a new rule, follow the steps below.
1.
Click the Add New… button, the next screen will pop-up as shown in Figure 4-62.
2.
Select a common application from the Common Applications drop-down list, then the
Trigger Port field and the Incoming Ports field will be automatically filled. If the Common
Applications do not have the application you need, enter the Trigger Port and the
Incoming Ports manually.
3.
Select the protocol used for Trigger Port from the Trigger Protocol drop-down list, either
TCP, UDP, or All.
4.
Select the protocol used for Incoming Ports from the Incoming Protocol drop-down list,
either TCP or UDP, or All.
5.
Select Enabled in Status field.
6.
Click the Save button to save the new rule.
Figure 4-62 Add or Modify a Triggering Entry

Trigger Port - The port for outgoing traffic. An outgoing connection using this port will trigger
this rule.

Trigger Protocol - The protocol used for Trigger Ports, either TCP, UDP, or All (all
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Incoming Port - The port or port range used by the remote system when it responds to the
outgoing request. A response using one of these ports will be forwarded to the PC which
triggered this rule. You can input at most 5 groups of ports (or port sections). Every group of
ports must be separated with ",", for example, 2000-2038, 2046, 2050-2051, 2085,
3010-3030.

Incoming Protocol - The protocol used for Incoming Port, either TCP, UDP, or ALL (all
protocols supported by the router).

Status - The status of this entry, Enabled means the Port Triggering entry is enabled.

Modify - To modify or delete an existing entry.

Common Applications - Some popular applications already listed in the drop-down list of
Incoming Protocol.
To modify an existing entry:
1.
Click the Modify in the entry you want to modify.
2.
Modify the information.
3.
Click the Save button.
Click the Delete in the entry you want to delete to delete an existing entry.
Click the Enable All button to make all entries enabled.
Click the Disable All button to make all entries disabled.
Click the Delete All button to delete all entries
Once the router is configured, the operation is as follows:
1.
A local host makes an outgoing connection to an external host using a destination port
number defined in the Trigger Port field.
2.
The router records this connection, opens the incoming port or ports associated with this
entry in the Port Triggering table, and associates them with the local host.
3.
When necessary, the external host will be able to connect to the local host using one of the
ports defined in the Incoming Ports field.
 Note:
1.
When the trigger connection is released, the corresponding opened ports will be closed.
2.
Each rule can only be used by one host on the LAN at a time. The trigger connection of other
hosts on the LAN will be refused.
3.
Incoming Ports ranges cannot overlap each other.
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DMZ
Choose menu “Forwarding→DMZ”, and then you can view and configure DMZ host in the screen
(shown in Figure 4-63).The DMZ host feature allows one local host to be exposed to the Internet
for a special-purpose service such as Internet gaming or videoconferencing. The router forwards
packets of all services to the DMZ host. Any PC whose port is being forwarded must have its
DHCP client function disabled and should have a new static IP Address assigned to it because its
IP Address may be changed when using the DHCP function.
Figure 4-63 DMZ
To assign a computer or server to be a DMZ server:
1.
Click the Enable button.
2.
Enter the IP address of a local PC that is set to be DMZ host in the DMZ Host IP Address
field.
3.
Click the Save button.
4.12.4
UPnP
Choose menu “Forwarding→UPnP”, and then you can view the information about UPnP in the
screen (shown in Figure 4-64). The Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) feature allows the devices,
such as Internet computers, to access the local host resources or devices as needed. UPnP
devices can be automatically discovered by the UPnP service application on the LAN.
Figure 4-64 UPnP Setting
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Current UPnP Status - UPnP can be enabled or disabled by clicking the Enable or Disable
button. This feature is enabled by default.

Current UPnP Settings List - This table displays the current UPnP information.

App Description - The description about the application which initiates the UPnP
request.

External Port - The port which the router opened for the application.

Protocol - The type of protocol which is opened.

Internal Port - The port which the router opened for local host.

IP Address - The IP address of the local host which initiates the UPnP request.

Status - Either Enabled or Disabled. "Enabled" means that the port is still active;
otherwise, the port is inactive.
Click the Enable button to enable UPnP.
Click the Disable button to disable UPnP.
Click the Refresh button to update the Current UPnP Settings List.
4.13 Security
Figure 4-65 The Security menu
There are four submenus under the Security menu as shown in Figure 4-65: Basic Security,
Advanced Security, Local Management and Remote Management. Click any of them, and you
will be able to configure the corresponding functions.
4.13.1
Basic Security
Choose menu “Security → Basic Security”, and then you can configure the basic security in the
screen as shown in Figure 4-66.
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Figure 4-66 Basic Security

Firewall - A firewall protects your network from the outside world. Here you can enable or
disable the router’s firewall.

SPI Firewall - SPI (Stateful Packet Inspection, also known as dynamic packet filtering)
helps to prevent cyber attacks by tracking more state per session. It validates that the
traffic passing through the session conforms to the protocol. SPI Firewall is enabled by
factory default. If you want all the computers on the LAN exposed to the outside world,
you can disable it.

VPN - VPN Passthrough must be enabled if you want to allow VPN tunnels using VPN
protocols to pass through the router.

PPTP Passthrough - Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) allows the
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) to be tunneled through an IP network. To allow PPTP
tunnels to pass through the router, click Enable.

L2TP Passthrough - Layer Two Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) is the method used to
enable Point-to-Point sessions via the Internet on the Layer Two level. To allow L2TP
tunnels to pass through the router, click Enable.

IPSec Passthrough - Internet Protocol security (IPSec) is a suite of protocols for
ensuring private, secure communications over Internet Protocol (IP) networks, through
the use of cryptographic security services. To allow IPSec tunnels to pass through the
router, click Enable.

ALG - It is recommended to enable Application Layer Gateway (ALG) because ALG allows
customized Network Address Translation (NAT) traversal filters to be plugged into the
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gateway to support address and port translation for certain application layer "control/data"
protocols such as FTP, TFTP, H323 etc.

FTP ALG - To allow FTP clients and servers to transfer data across NAT, click Enable.

TFTP ALG - To allow TFTP clients and servers to transfer data across NAT, click
Enable.

H323 ALG - To allow Microsoft NetMeeting clients to communicate across NAT, click
Enable.

RTSP ALG - To allow some media player clients to communicate with some streaming
media servers across NAT, click Enable.

SIP ALG - To allow some multimedia clients to communicate across NAT, click Enable.
Click the Save button to save your settings.
4.13.2
Advanced Security
Choose menu “Security → Advanced Security”, and then you can protect the router from being
attacked by TCP-SYN Flood, UDP Flood and ICMP-Flood in the screen as shown in Figure 4-67.
Figure 4-67 Advanced Security

Packets Statistics Interval (5~60) - The default value is 10. Select a value between 5 and
60 seconds from the drop-down list. The Packets Statistics Interval value indicates the time
section of the packets statistics. The result of the statistics is used for analysis by SYN Flood,
UDP Flood and ICMP-Flood.
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DoS Protection - Denial of Service protection. Check the Enable or Disable button to
enable or disable the DoS protection function. Only when it is enabled, will the flood filters be
enabled.
 Note:
Dos Protection will take effect only when the Traffic Statistics in “System Tools →
Statistics” is enabled.

Enable ICMP-FLOOD Attack Filtering - Enable or Disable the ICMP-FLOOD Attack
Filtering.

ICMP-FLOOD Packets Threshold (5~3600) - The default value is 50. Enter a value
between 5 ~ 3600. When the current ICMP-FLOOD Packets number is beyond the set value,
the router will startup the blocking function immediately.

Enable UDP-FLOOD Filtering - Enable or Disable the UDP-FLOOD Filtering.

UDP-FLOOD Packets Threshold (5~3600) - The default value is 500. Enter a value
between 5 ~ 3600. When the current UPD-FLOOD Packets number is beyond the set value,
the router will startup the blocking function immediately.

Enable TCP-SYN-FLOOD Attack Filtering - Enable or Disable the TCP-SYN-FLOOD
Attack Filtering.

TCP-SYN-FLOOD Packets Threshold (5~3600) - The default value is 50. Enter a value
between 5 ~ 3600. When the current TCP-SYN-FLOOD Packets numbers is beyond the set
value, the router will startup the blocking function immediately.

Ignore Ping Packet From WAN Port - Enable or Disable Ignore Ping Packet From WAN
Port. The default setting is disabled. If enabled, the ping packet from the Internet cannot
access the router.

Forbid Ping Packet From LAN Port - Enable or Disable Forbid Ping Packet From LAN Port.
The default setting is disabled. If enabled, the ping packet from LAN cannot access the router.
This function can be used to defend against some viruses.
Click the Save button to save the settings.
Click the Blocked DoS Host List button to display the DoS host table by blocking.
4.13.3
Local Management
Choose menu “Security → Local Management”, and then you can configure the management
rule in the screen as shown in Figure 4-68. The management feature allows you to deny
computers in LAN from accessing the router.
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Figure 4-68 Local Management
By default, the radio button “All the PCs on the LAN are allowed to access the Router's
Web-Based Utility” is checked. If you want to allow PCs with specific MAC Addresses to access
the Setup page of the router's Web-Based Utility locally from inside the network, check the radio
button “Only the PCs listed can browse the built-in web pages to perform Administrator
tasks”, and then enter each MAC Address in a separate field. The format for the MAC Address is
XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX (X is any hexadecimal digit). Only the PCs with MAC address listed can
use the password to browse the built-in web pages to perform Administrator tasks while all the
others will be blocked.
After click the Add button, your PC's MAC Address will be placed in the list above.
Click the Save button to save your settings.
 Note:
If your PC is blocked but you want to access the router again, use a pin to press and hold the
WPS/Reset button (hole) on the back panel for about 5 seconds to reset the router’s factory
defaults on the router’s Web-Based Utility.
4.13.4
Remote Management
Choose menu “Security → Remote Management”, and then you can configure the Remote
Management function in the screen as shown in Figure 4-69. This feature allows you to manage
your router from a remote location via the Internet.
Figure 4-69 Remote Management
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Web Management Port - Web browser access normally uses the standard HTTP service
port 80. This router's default remote management web port number is 80. For greater security,
you can change the remote management web port to a custom port by entering that number
in the box provided. Choose a number between 1 and 65534 but do not use the number of
any common service port.

Remote Management IP Address - This is the current address you will use when accessing
your router from the Internet. This function is disabled when the IP address is set to the
default value of 0.0.0.0. To enable this function change 0.0.0.0 to a valid IP address. If set to
255.255.255.255, then all the hosts can access the router from internet.
 Note:
1.
To access the router, you should type your router's WAN IP address into your browser's
address (in IE) or Location (in Navigator) box, followed by a colon and the custom port
number. For example, if your router's WAN address is 202.96.12.8, and the port number
used is 8080, please enter http://202.96.12.8:8080 in your browser. Later, you may be asked
for the router's password. After successfully entering the username and password, you will
be able to access the router's web-based utility.
2.
Be sure to change the router's default password to a very secure password.
4.14 Parental Control
Choose menu “Parental Control”, and then you can configure the parental control in the screen
as shown in Figure 4-70. The Parental Control function can be used to control the internet
activities of the child, limit the child to access certain websites and restrict the time of surfing.
Figure 4-70 Parental Control Settings
To add a new entry, please follow the steps below.
1.
Click the Add New… button and the next screen will pop-up as shown in Figure 4-71.
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Figure 4-71 Add or Modify Parental Control Entry
•
MAC Address of Child PC - Enter the MAC address of the PC you want to control, or
you can make use of the All MAC Address In Current LAN item below. If you leave it
blank, then the rule will be applied to all of the PCs except the parental PC.
•
ALL MAC Address In Current LAN - You can see the MAC addresses of all PCs in
current LAN by clicking on the drop-down button. Choose one of them, then this MAC
address will be filled to the MAC Address of Child PC field.
•
Website Description - In this field, create a description for the website(s). Note that
this description should be unique.
•
Allowed Domain Name - In this field, you can enter 8 domain names allowed for the
child to access, either the full name or the keywords (for example TP-LINK). Any
domain name with keywords in it (www.tp-link.com, www.tp-link.com.cn) will be
allowed.
•
Effective Time - In this field, choose the effective time for the rule or you can make use
of Access Control > Schedule to create the schedule as you like. The default value is
Anytime.
•
Status - In this field, there are two options, Enabled or Disabled. Enabled means that
this rule will take effect while Disabled means that this rule won't take effect.
2.
Enter the MAC address of the PC (e.g. 00-11-22-33-44-AA) you’d like to control in the MAC
Address of Child PC field, or you can choose the MAC address from the All Address in
Current LAN drop-down list.
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Give a description (e.g. Allow TP-LINK) for the website allowed to be accessed in the
Website Description field.
4.
Enter the allowed domain name of the website, either the full name or the keywords (e.g.
TP-LINK) in the Allowed Domain Name field. Any domain name with keywords in it
(www.tp-link.com, www.tp-link.com.cn) will be allowed.
5.
Select from the Effective Time drop-down list the schedule (e.g. Schedule_1) you want. If
there are not suitable schedules for you, click the Schedule in red below to go to the
Advance Schedule Settings page and create the schedule you need.
6.
In the Status field, you can select Enabled or Disabled to enable or disable your entry.
7.
Click the Save button.
Click the Enable All button to enable all the rules in the list.
Click the Disable All button to disable all the rules in the list.
Click the Delete All button to delete all the entries in the table.
Click the Next button to go to the next page, or click the Previous button to return to the previous
page.
For example: If you desire that the child PC with MAC address 00-11-22-33-44-AA can access
www.tp-link.com on Saturday only while the parent PC with MAC address 00-11-22-33-44-BB is
without any restriction, you should follow the settings below.
1.
Click “Parental Control” menu on the left to enter the Parental Control Settings page. Check
Enable and enter the MAC address 00-11-22-33-44-BB in the MAC Address of Parental PC
field.
2.
Click “Access Control → Schedule” on the left to enter the Schedule Settings page. Click
Add New... button to create a new schedule with Schedule Description is Schedule_1, Day is
Sat and Time is all day-24 hours.
3.
Click “Parental Control” menu on the left to go back to the Add or Modify Parental Control
Entry page:
4.
1)
Click Add New... button.
2)
Enter 00-11-22-33-44-AA in the MAC Address of Child PC field.
3)
Enter “Allow TP-LINK” in the Website Description field.
4)
Enter “www.tp-link.com” in the Allowed Domain Name field.
5)
Select “Schedule_1” you create just now from the Effective Time drop-down list.
6)
In Status field, select Enable.
Click Save to complete the settings.
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Then you will go back to the Parental Control Settings page and see the following list, as
shown in Figure 4-72.
Figure 4-72 Parental Control Settings
4.15 Access Control
Figure 4-73 Access Control
There are four submenus under the Access Control menu as shown in Figure 4-73: Rule, Host,
Target and Schedule. Click any of them, and you will be able to configure the corresponding
function.
4.15.1
Rule
Choose menu “Access Control → Rule”, and then you can view and set Access Control rules in
the screen as shown in Figure 4-74.
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Figure 4-74 Access Control Rule Management
 Enable Internet Access Control - Select the check box to enable the Internet Access
Control function, so the Default Filter Policy can take effect.
 Rule Name - Here displays the name of the rule and this name is unique.
 Host - Here displays the host selected in the corresponding rule.
 Target - Here displays the target selected in the corresponding rule.
 Schedule - Here displays the schedule selected in the corresponding rule.
 Enable - Here displays the status of the rule, enabled or not. Check this option to enable a
specific entry.
 Modify - Here you can edit or delete an existing rule.
 Setup Wizard - Click the Setup Wizard button to create a new rule entry.
 Add New... - Click the Add New... button to add a new rule entry.
 Enable All - Click the Enable All button to enable all the rules in the list.
 Disable All - Click the Disable All button to disable all the rules in the list.
 Delete All - Click the Delete All button to delete all the entries in the table.
 Move - You can change the entry’s order as desired. Enter in the first box the ID number of
the entry you want to move and in the second box another ID number, and then click the
Move button to change the entries’ order.
Click the Next button to go to the next page.
Click the Previous button to return to the previous page.
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There are two methods to add a new rule.
Method One:
1.
Click Setup Wizard button and the next screen will appear as shown in Figure 4-75.
Figure 4-75 Quick Setup – Create a Host Entry

Host Description - In this field, create a unique description for the host (e.g. Host_1).

Mode - Here are two options, IP Address and MAC Address. You can select either of
them from the drop-down list.
If the IP Address is selected, you can see the following item:
• LAN IP Address - Enter the IP address or address range of the host in
dotted-decimal format (e.g. 192.168.0.23).
If the MAC Address is selected, you can see the following item:
• MAC Address - Enter the MAC address of the host in XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX format
(e.g. 00-11-22-33-44-AA).
2.
Click Next when finishing creating the host entry, and the next screen will appear as shown in
Figure 4-76.
Figure 4-76 Quick Setup - Create an Access Target Entry
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Target Description - In this field, create a description for the target. Note that this
description should be unique (e.g. Target_1).

Mode - Here are two options, IP Address and Domain Name. You can choose either of
them from the drop-down list.
If the IP Address is selected, you will see the following items:
•
IP Address - Enter the IP address (or address range) of the target (targets) in
dotted-decimal format (e.g. 192.168.0.23).
•
Target Port - Specify the port or port range for the target. For some common service
ports, you can make use of the Common Service Port item below.
•
Protocol - Here are four options, All, TCP, UDP, and ICMP. Select one of them from the
drop-down list for the target.
•
Common Service Port - Here lists some common service ports. Select one from the
drop-down list and the corresponding port number will be filled in the Target Port field
automatically. For example, if you select "FTP", "21" will be filled in the Target Port
automatically.
If the Domain Name is selected, you will see the following items:
•
Domain Name - Here you can enter 4 domain names, either the full name or the
keywords (for example, TP-LINK). Any domain name with keywords in it
(www.tp-link.com, www.tp-link.com.cn) will be blocked or allowed.
3.
Click Next when finishing creating the access target entry, and the next screen will appear as
shown in Figure 4-77.
Figure 4-77 Quick Setup - Create an Advanced Schedule Entry

Schedule Description - In this field, create a description for the schedule. Note that this
description should be unique (e.g. Schedule_1).

Day - Choose Select Days and select the certain day (days), or choose Everyday.
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Time - Select "24 hours", or specify the Start Time and Stop Time yourself.

Start Time - Enter the start time in HHMM format (HHMM are 4 numbers). For example
0800 is 8:00.

Stop Time - Enter the stop time in HHMM format (HHMM are 4 numbers). For example
2000 is 20:00.
4.
Click Next when finishing creating the advanced schedule entry, and the next screen will
appear as shown in Figure 4-78.
Figure 4-78 Quick Setup - Create an Internet Access Control Entry

Rule - In this field, create a name for the rule. Note that this name should be unique (e.g.
Rule 1).

Host - In this field, select a host from the drop-down list for the rule. The default value is
the Host Description you set just now.

Target - In this filed, select a target from the drop-down list for the rule. The default value
is the Target Description you set just now.

Schedule - In this field, select a schedule from the drop-down list for the rule. The
default value is the Schedule Description you set just now.

Status - In this field, there are two options, Enabled or Disabled. Select Enabled so
that the rule will take effect. Select Disabled so that the rule won't take effect.
5.
Click Finish to complete adding a new rule.
Method Two:
1.
Click the Add New… button and the next screen will pop up as shown in Figure 4-79.
2.
Give a name (e.g. Rule_1) for the rule in the Rule Name field.
3.
Select a host from the Host drop-down list or choose “Click Here To Add New Host List”.
4.
Select a target from the Target drop-sown list or choose “Click Here To Add New Target
List”.
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Select a schedule from the Schedule drop-down list or choose “Click Here To Add New
Schedule”.
6.
In the Status field, select Enabled or Disabled to enable or disable your entry.
7.
Click the Save button.
Figure 4-79 Add Internet Access Control Entry
For example: If you desire to allow the host with MAC address 00-11-22-33-44-AA to access
www.tp-link.com only from 18:00 to 20:00 on Saturday and Sunday, and forbid other hosts in the
LAN to access the Internet, you should follow the settings below:
1.
Click the submenu Rule of Access Control in the left to return to the Rules List page. Select
Enable Internet Access Control and choose "Allow the packets specified by any enabled
access control policy to pass through the router".
2.
We recommend that you click Setup Wizard button to finish all the following settings.
3.
Click the submenu Host of Access Control in the left to enter the Host List page. Add a new
entry with the Host Description is Host_1 and MAC Address is 00-11-22-33-44-AA.
4.
Click the submenu Target of Access Control in the left to enter the Target List page. Add a
new entry with the Target Description is Target_1 and Domain Name is www.tp-link.com.
5.
Click the submenu Schedule of Access Control in the left to enter the Schedule List page.
Add a new entry with the Schedule Description is Schedule_1, Day is Sat and Sun, Start
Time is 1800 and Stop Time is 2000.
6.
Click the submenu Rule of Access Control in the left, Click Add New... button to add a new
rule as follows:
1)
In Rule Name field, create a name for the rule. Note that this name should be unique, for
example Rule_1.
2)
In Host field, select Host_1.
3)
In Target field, select Target_1.
4)
In Schedule field, select Schedule_1.
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In Status field, select Enabled.
6)
Click Save to complete the settings.
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Then you will go back to the Access Control Rule Management page and see the following list.
4.15.2
Host
Choose menu “Access Control → Host”, and then you can view and set a Host list in the
screen as shown in Figure 4-80. The host list is necessary for the Access Control Rule.
Figure 4-80 Host Settings

Host Description - Here displays the description of the host and this description is unique.

Information - Here displays the information about the host. It can be IP or MAC.

Modify - To modify or delete an existing entry.
To add a new entry, please follow the steps below.
1.
Click the Add New… button.
2.
In the Mode field, select IP Address or MAC Address.
1)
2)
3.
If you select IP Address, the screen shown is Figure 4-81.

In Host Description field, create a unique description for the host (e.g. Host_1).

In LAN IP Address field, enter the IP address.
If you select MAC Address, the screen shown is Figure 4-82.

In Host Description field, create a unique description for the host (e.g. Host_2).

In MAC Address field, enter the MAC address.
Click the Save button to complete the settings.
Click the Delete All button to delete all the entries in the table.
Click the Next button to go to the next page, or click the Previous button to return to the previous
page.
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Figure 4-81 Add or Modify a Host Entry
Figure 4-82 Add or Modify a Host Entry
For example: If you desire to restrict the internet activities of host with MAC address
00-11-22-33-44-AA, you should first follow the settings below:
1.
Click Add New... button in Figure 4-80 to enter the Add or Modify a Host Entry page.
2.
In Mode field, select MAC Address from the drop-down list.
3.
In Host Description field, create a unique description for the host (e.g. Host_2).
4.
In MAC Address field, enter 00-11-22-33-44-AA.
5.
Click Save to complete the settings.
Then you will go back to the Host Settings page and see the following list.
4.15.3
Target
Choose menu “Access Control → Target”, and then you can view and set a Target list in the
screen as shown in Figure 4-83. The target list is necessary for the Access Control Rule.
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Figure 4-83 Target Settings
 Target Description - Here displays the description about the target and this description is
unique.
 Information - The target can be IP address, port, or domain name.
 Modify - To modify or delete an existing entry.
To add a new entry, please follow the steps below.
1.
Click the Add New… button.
2.
In Mode field, select IP Address or Domain Name.
3.
If you select IP Address, the screen shown is Figure 4-84.
Figure 4-84 Add or Modify an Access Target Entry
1)
In Target Description field, create a unique description for the target (e.g. Target_1).
2)
In IP Address field, enter the IP address of the target.
3)
Select a common service from Common Service Port drop-down list, so that the Target
Port will be automatically filled. If the Common Service Port drop-down list doesn’t
have the service you want, specify the Target Port manually.
4)
4.
In Protocol field, select TCP, UDP, ICMP or ALL from the drop-down list.
If you select Domain Name, the screen shown is Figure 4-85.
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Figure 4-85 Add or Modify an Access Target Entry
1)
In Target Description field, create a unique description for the target (e.g. Target_1).
2)
In Domain Name field, enter the domain name, either the full name or the keywords (for
example, TP-LINK) in the blank. Any domain name with keywords in it (www.tp-link.com,
www.tp-link.com.cn) will be blocked or allowed. You can enter 4 domain names.
5.
Click the Save button.
Click the Delete All button to delete all the entries in the table.
Click the Next button to go to the next page, or click the Previous button to return to the previous
page.
For example: If you desire to restrict the internet activities of host with MAC address
00-11-22-33-44-AA in the LAN to access www.tp-link.com only, you should first follow the settings
below:
1.
Click Add New… button in Figure 4-83 to enter the Add or Modify an Access Target Entry
page.
2.
In Mode field, select Domain Name from the drop-down list.
3.
In Target Description field, create a unique description for the target (e.g. Target_1).
4.
In Domain Name field, enter www.tp-link.com.
5.
Click Save to complete the settings.
Then you will go back to the Target Settings page and see the following list.
4.15.4
Schedule
Choose menu “Access Control → Schedule”, and then you can view and set a Schedule list in
the next screen as shown in Figure 4-86. The Schedule list is necessary for the Access Control
Rule.
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Figure 4-86 Schedule Settings

Schedule Description - Here displays the description of the schedule and this description is
unique.

Day - Here displays the day(s) in a week.

Time - Here displays the time period in a day.

Modify - Here you can edit or delete an existing schedule.
To add a new schedule, follow the steps below:
1. Click Add New... button shown in Figure 4-86 and the next screen will pop-up as shown in
Figure 4-87.
2. In Schedule Description field, create a unique description for the schedule (e.g.
Schedule_1).
3. In Day field, select the day or days you need.
4. In Time field, you can select all day-24 hours or you may enter the Start Time and Stop Time
in the corresponding field.
5. Click Save to complete the settings.
Click the Delete All button to delete all the entries in the table.
Click the Next button to go to the next page, or click the Previous button to return to the previous
page.
Figure 4-87 Advanced Schedule Settings
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For example: If you desire to restrict the internet activities of host with MAC address
00-11-22-33-44-AA to access www.tp-link.com only from 18:00 to 20:00 on Saturday and
Sunday, you should first follow the settings below:
1.
Click Add New... button shown in Figure 4-86 to enter the Advanced Schedule Settings
page.
2.
In Schedule Description field, create a unique description for the schedule (e.g.
Schedule_1).
3.
In Day field, check the Select Days radio button and then select Sat and Sun.
4.
In Time field, enter 1800 in Start Time field and 2000 in Stop Time field.
5.
Click Save to complete the settings.
Then you will go back to the Schedule Settings page and see the following list.
4.16 Advanced Routing
Figure 4-88 Advanced Routing
There are two submenus under the Advanced Routing menu as shown in Figure 4-88: Static
Routing List and System Routing Table. Click any of them, and you will be able to configure the
corresponding function.
4.16.1
Static Routing List
Choose menu “Advanced Routing → Static Routing List”, and then you can configure the
static route in the next screen (shown in Figure 4-89). A static route is a pre-determined path that
network information must travel to reach a specific host or network.
Figure 4-89 Static Routing
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To add static routing entries:
1.
Click Add New… shown in Figure 4-89, you will see the following screen.
Figure 4-90 Add or Modify a Static Route Entry
2.
Enter the following data:

Destination Network - The Destination Network is the address of the network or host that
you want to assign to a static route.

Subnet Mask - The Subnet Mask determines which portion of an IP Address is the
network portion, and which portion is the host portion.

Default Gateway - This is the IP Address of the gateway device that allows for contact
between the router and the network or host.
3.
Select Enabled or Disabled for this entry on the Status drop-down list.
4.
Click the Save button to make the entry take effect.
Other configurations for the entries:
Click the Delete button to delete the entry.
Click the Enable All button to enable all the entries.
Click the Disable All button to disable all the entries.
Click the Delete All button to delete all the entries.
Click the Previous button to view the information in the previous screen, click the Next button to
view the information in the next screen.
4.16.2
System Routing Table
Choose menu “Advanced Routing → System Routing Table”, and then you can view the
System Routing Table in the next screen (shown in Figure 4-91). System routing table views all of
the valid route entries in use. The Destination IP address, Subnet Mask, Gateway, and Interface
will be displayed for each entry.
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Figure 4-91 System Routing Table

Destination Network - The Destination Network is the address of the network or host to
which the static route is assigned.

Subnet Mask - The Subnet Mask determines which portion of an IP address is the network
portion, and which portion is the host portion.

Gateway - This is the IP address of the gateway device that allows for contact between the
router and the network or host.

Interface - This interface tells you either the Destination IP Address is on the LAN & WLAN
(internal wired and wireless networks), or on the WAN (Internet).
4.17 Bandwidth Control
Figure 4-92 Bandwidth Control
There are two submenus under the Bandwidth Control menu as shown in Figure 4-92: Control
Settings and Rules List. Click any of them, and you will be able to configure the corresponding
function. The detailed explanations for each submenu are provided below.
4.17.1
Control Settings
Choose menu “Bandwidth Control → Control Settings”, and then you can configure the
Egress Bandwidth and Ingress Bandwidth in the next screen. Their values you configure should
be less than 100000Kbps. For optimal control of the bandwidth, please select the right Line Type
and ask your ISP for the total bandwidth of the egress and ingress.
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Figure 4-93 Bandwidth Control Settings

Enable Bandwidth Control - Check this box so that the Bandwidth Control settings can take
effect.

Line Type - Select the right type for you network connection. If you don’t know how to choose,
please ask your ISP for the information.

Egress Bandwidth - The upload speed through the Internet port.

Ingress Bandwidth - The download speed through the Internet port.
4.17.2
Rules List
Choose menu “Bandwidth Control → Rules List”, and then you can view and configure the
Bandwidth Control rules in the screen below.
Figure 4-94 Bandwidth Control Rules List

Description - This is the information about the rules such as address range.

Egress bandwidth - This field displays the max and mix upload bandwidth through the
Internet port, the default is 0.

Ingress bandwidth - This field displays the max and mix download bandwidth through the
Internet port, the default is 0.

Enable - This displays the status of the rule.

Modify - Click Modify to edit the rule. Click Delete to delete the rule.
To add/modify a Bandwidth Control rule, follow the steps below.
1.
Click Add New… shown in Figure 4-94, you will see a new screen shown in Figure 4-95.
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Enter the information like the screen shown below.
Figure 4-95 Bandwidth Control Rule Settings
3.
Click the Save button.
4.18 IP & MAC Binding
Figure 4-96 the IP & MAC Binding menu
There are two submenus under the IP &MAC Binding menu (shown in Figure 4-96): Binding
Settings and ARP List. Click any of them, and you will be able to scan or configure the
corresponding function. The detailed explanations for each submenu are provided below.
4.18.1
Binding Settings
This page displays the IP & MAC Binding Setting table; you can operate it in accord with your
desire (shown in Figure 4-97).
Figure 4-97 Binding Setting

MAC Address - The MAC address of the controlled computer in the LAN.

IP Address - The assigned IP address of the controlled computer in the LAN.
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
Bind - Check this option to enable ARP binding for a specific device.

Modify - To modify or delete an existing entry.
Click the Enable All button to make all entries enabled.
Click the Delete All button to delete all entries.
When you want to add or modify an IP & MAC Binding entry, you can click the Add New… button
or Modify button, and then you will go to the next page. This page is used for adding or
modifying an IP & MAC Binding entry (shown in Figure 4-98).
Figure 4-98 IP & MAC Binding Setting (Add & Modify)
To add IP & MAC Binding entries, follow the steps below.
1.
Click the Add New... button as shown in Figure 4-97.
2.
Enter the MAC Address and IP Address.
3.
Select the Bind checkbox.
4.
Click the Save button to save it.
Figure 4-99
To modify or delete an existing entry, follow the steps below.
1.
Find the desired entry in the table.
2.
Click Modify or Delete as desired on the Modify column.
To find an existing entry, follow the steps below.
1.
Click the Find button as shown in Figure 4-99.
2.
Enter the MAC Address or IP Address.
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Click the Find button on the page.
Figure 4-100 Find IP & MAC Binding Entry
4.18.2
ARP List
To manage the computer, you could observe the computers in the LAN by checking the
relationship of MAC address and IP address on the ARP list, and you could also configure the
items on the ARP list. This page displays the ARP List; it shows all the existing IP & MAC Binding
entries (shown in Figure 4-101).
Figure 4-101 ARP List

MAC Address - The MAC address of the controlled computer in the LAN.

IP Address - The assigned IP address of the controlled computer in the LAN.

Status - Indicates whether or not the MAC and IP addresses are bound.

Configure - Load or delete an item.

Load - Load the item to the IP & MAC Binding list.

Delete - Delete the item.
Click the Bind All button to bind all the current items, available after enable.
Click the Load All button to load all items to the IP & MAC Binding list.
Click the Refresh button to refresh all items.
 Note:
An item could not be loaded to the IP & MAC Binding list if the IP address of the item has been
loaded before. Error warning will prompt as well. Likewise, "Load All" only loads the items without
interference to the IP & MAC Binding list.
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4.19 Dynamic DNS
Choose menu “Dynamic DNS”, and you can configure the Dynamic DNS function.
The router offers the DDNS (Dynamic Domain Name System) feature, which allows the hosting of
a website, FTP server, or e-mail server with a fixed domain name (named by yourself) and a
dynamic IP address, and then your friends can connect to your server by entering your domain
name no matter what your IP address is. Before using this feature, you need to sign up for DDNS
service providers such as www.comexe.cn, www.dyn.com, or www.noip.com. The Dynamic DNS
client service provider will give you a password or key.
4.19.1
Comexe DDNS
If the dynamic DNS Service Provider you select is www.comexe.cn, the page will appear as
shown in Figure 4-102.
Figure 4-102 Comexe DDNS Settings
To set up for DDNS, follow these instructions:
1.
Enter the Domain Name your dynamic DNS service provider gave.
2.
Enter the User Name for your DDNS account.
3.
Enter the Password for your DDNS account.
4.
Click the Login button to login the DDNS service.
Connection Status -The status of the DDNS service connection is displayed here.
Click Logout to log out of the DDNS service.
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 Note:
If you want to login again with another account after a successful login, please click the Logout
button, then input your new username and password and click the Login button.
4.19.2
Dyndns DDNS
If the dynamic DNS Service Provider you select is www.dyn.com, the page will appear as shown
in Figure 4-103.
Figure 4-103 Dyndns DDNS Settings
To set up for DDNS, follow these instructions:
1.
Enter the User Name for your DDNS account.
2.
Enter the Password for your DDNS account.
3.
Enter the Domain Name you received from dynamic DNS service provider.
4.
Click the Login button to login to the DDNS service.
Connection Status -The status of the DDNS service connection is displayed here.
Click Logout to logout of the DDNS service.
 Note:
If you want to login again with another account after a successful login, please click the Logout
button, then input your new username and password and click the Login button.
4.19.3
No-IP DDNS
If the dynamic DNS Service Provider you select is www.noip.com, the page will appear as
shown in Figure 4-104.
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Figure 4-104 No-IP DDNS Settings
To set up for DDNS, follow these instructions:
1.
Enter the User Name for your DDNS account.
2.
Enter the Password for your DDNS account.
3.
Enter the Domain Name you received from dynamic DNS service provider.
4.
Click the Login button to login to the DDNS service.
Connection Status - The status of the DDNS service connection is displayed here.
Click Logout to log out the DDNS service.
 Note:
If you want to login again with another account after a successful login, please click the Logout
button, then input your new username and password and click the Login button.
4.20 IPv6 Support
Figure 4-105 IPv6 Support
There are two submenus under the IPv6 Support menu (shown in Figure 4-105): IPv6 Status and
IPv6 Setup. Click either of them, and you will be able to scan or configure the corresponding
function. The detailed explanations for each submenu are provided below.
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4.20.1 IPv6 Status
Figure 4-106 IPv6 Status
The IPv6 Status page displays the router's current IPv6 status and configuration. All information
is read-only.
 WAN
•
Connection Type - The IPv6 connection way for WAN
•
IPv6 Address - The WAN IPv6 address
•
IPv6 Default Gateway - The router's default gateway
•
Primary IPv6 DNS - The primary IPv6 DNS address
•
Secondary IPv6 DNS - The secondary IPv6 DNS address
 LAN
•
IPv6 Address Assign Type - There are two types of assignation for IPv6 address:
SLAAC (Stateless address auto-configuration) and DHCPv6 (Dynamic Host
Configuration Protocol for IPv6) Server.

SLAAC
IPv6 Address Prefix -The Prefix of IPv6 Address

DHCPv6 Server
Release Time - the length of time a network user will be allowed to keep connecting
to the router with the current DHCPv6 Address. Enter the amount of time (in
seconds) that the DHCPv6 address will be leased. The time range is 1~691200
seconds. The default value is 86400 seconds.
IPv6 Address - Displays the LAN IPv6 Address.
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4.20.2 IPv6 Setup
Figure 4-107 Enable/Disable IPv6

Enable IPv6 - Tick the checkbox to enable the IPv6 function. It’s enabled by default.

WAN Connection Type - Choose the correct WAN connection type based on your ISP
network topology.
•
DHCPv6 - Connections which use dynamic IPv6 address assignment.
•
Static IPv6 - Connections which use static IPv6 address assignment.
•
PPPoEv6 - Connections which use PPPoEV6 that requires a user name and password.
•
Tunnel 6to4 - Connections which use 6to4 address assignment.
Different types of WAN connection require you to do different settings. Below are the detailed
explanations for the respective type.
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DHCPv6
Figure 4-108 DHCPv6

Get non-temporary IPv6 address - Get a non-temporary IPv6 address from the ISP.

Get IPv6 prefix delegation - Get a temporary IPv6 address and IPv6 prefix from the ISP, the
temporary IPv6 address is set to the WAN port, and the LAN port advertise IPv6 address by
RADVD or DHCPs.

IPv6 Address - The IPv6 address assigned by your ISP dynamically.
Click the Renew button to renew the IPv6 parameters from your ISP.
Click the Release button to release the IPv6 parameters from your ISP.
If your ISP gives you one or two DNS IPv6 addresses, select Use the following IPv6 DNS
Servers and enter the Primary IPv6 DNS and Secondary IPv6 DNS into the correct fields.
Otherwise, the DNS servers will be assigned from ISP dynamically.
 Primary IPv6 DNS - Enter the DNS IPv6 address in dotted-decimal notation provided by your ISP.
 Secondary IPv6 DNS - Enter another DNS IPv6 address in dotted-decimal notation provided
by your ISP.
 Note:
If you get Address not found error when you access a Web site, it is likely that your DNS servers
are set up improperly. You should contact your ISP to get DNS server addresses.
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Get IPv6 with Unicast DHCP - A few ISPs' DHCP servers do not support the broadcast
applications. If you can't get the IPv6 Address normally, you can choose Unicast. (You
generally need not to check this option).

IPv6 Address Assign Type - There are two types of assignation for IPv6 address: SLAAC
(Stateless address auto-configuration) and DHCPv6 (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
for IPv6) Server.
SLAAC
• IPv6 Address Prefix -The Prefix of IPv6 Address
DHCPv6 Server
• Release Time - the length of time a network user will be allowed to keep connecting to the
router with the current DHCPv6 Address. Enter the amount of time (in seconds) that the
DHCPv6 address will be leased. The time range is 1~691200 seconds. The default value
is 86400 seconds.
• IPv6 Address - Displays the LAN IPv6 Address.
2)
Static IPv6
Figure 4-109 Static IPv6
 IPv6 Address - Enter the IPv6 address in dotted-decimal notation provided by your ISP.
 Default Gateway - Enter the default gateway in dotted-decimal notation provided by your ISP.
 MTU Size - The normal MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) value for most Ethernet networks
is 1500 Bytes. For some ISPs, you may need to modify the MTU. But this is rarely required,
and should not be done unless you are sure it is necessary for your ISP connection.
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 Primary DNS - Enter the DNS IPv6 address in dotted-decimal notation provided by your ISP.
 Secondary DNS - Enter another DNS IPv6 address in dotted-decimal notation provided by
your ISP.
 IPv6 Address Assign Type - There are two types of assignation for IPv6 address: SLAAC
(Stateless address auto-configuration) and DHCPv6 (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol for
IPv6) Server.
SLAAC
•
IPv6 Address Prefix -The Prefix of IPv6 Address
DHCPv6 Server
•
Release Time - the length of time a network user will be allowed to keep connecting to
the router with the current DHCPv6 Address. Enter the amount of time (in seconds) that
the DHCPv6 address will be leased. The time range is 1~691200 seconds. The default
value is 86400 seconds.
•
3)
IPv6 Address - Displays the LAN IPv6 Address.
PPPoEv6
Figure 4-110 PPPoEv6

User Name/Password - Enter the User Name and Password provided by your ISP. These
fields are case-sensitive.

Get IPv6 Address Way
•
Get non-temporary IPv6 address - Get a non-temporary IPv6 address by DHCPv6
from the ISP.
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Get IPv6 prefix delegation - Get a prefix delegation IPv6 address by DHCPv6 from the
ISP, and the clients in LAN create IPv6 address with the delegation.
Use IP address specified by ISP - Input a static IPv6 address from the ISP
Click the Connect button to connect immediately.
Click the Disconnect button to disconnect immediately.
•

IPv6 Address Assign Type - There are two types of assignation for IPv6 address: SLAAC
(Stateless address auto-configuration) and DHCPv6 (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
for IPv6) Server.
SLAAC
• IPv6 Address Prefix -The Prefix of IPv6 Address
DHCPv6 Server
• Release Time - the length of time a network user will be allowed to keep connecting to the
router with the current DHCPv6 Address. Enter the amount of time (in seconds) that the
DHCPv6 address will be leased. The time range is 1~691200 seconds. The default value
is 86400 seconds.
• IPv6 Address - Displays the LAN IPv6 Address.
4)
Tunnel 6to4
Figure 4-111 Tunnel 6to4
 Address/Subnet Mask/Default Gateway - the IPv4 address/ subnet mask/ default gateway
assigned, in dotted-decimal notation.
 MTU Size - The normal MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) value for most Ethernet networks
is 1480 Bytes. For some ISPs, you may need to modify the MTU. But this is rarely required,
and should not be done unless you are sure it is necessary for your ISP connection.
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If your ISP gives you one or two DNS IPv6 addresses, select Use the following IPv6 DNS
Servers and enter the Primary IPv6 DNS and Secondary IPv6 DNS into the correct fields.
Otherwise, the DNS servers will be assigned from ISP dynamically.
 Primary IPv6 DNS - Enter the DNS IPv6 address in dotted-decimal notation provided by your
ISP.
 Secondary IPv6 DNS - Enter another DNS IPv6 address in dotted-decimal notation provided
by your ISP.

IPv6 Address Assign Type - There are two types of assignation for IPv6 address: SLAAC
(Stateless address auto-configuration) and DHCPv6 (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
for IPv6) Server.
SLAAC
• IPv6 Address Prefix -The Prefix of IPv6 Address
DHCPv6 Server
• Release Time - the length of time a network user will be allowed to keep connecting to the
router with the current DHCPv6 Address. Enter the amount of time (in seconds) that the
DHCPv6 address will be leased. The time range is 1~691200 seconds. The default value
is 86400 seconds.
• IPv6 Address - Displays the LAN IPv6 Address.
4.21 System Tools
Figure 4-112 The System Tools menu
Choose menu “System Tools”, and you can see the submenus under the main menu: Time
Settings, Diagnostic, Firmware Upgrade, Factory Defaults, Backup & Restore, Reboot,
Password, System Log and Statistics. Click any of them, and you will be able to configure the
corresponding functions. The detailed explanations for each submenu are provided below.
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Time Settings
Choose menu “System Tools → Time Settings”, and then you can configure the time on the
following screen.
Figure 4-113 Time settings

Time Zone - Select your local time zone from this pull down list.

Date - Enter your local date in MM/DD/YY into the right blanks.

Time - Enter your local time in HH/MM/SS into the right blanks.

NTP Server I / NTP Server II - Enter the address or domain of the NTP Server I or NTP
Server II, and then the router will get the time from the NTP Server preferentially. In addition,
the router built-in some common NTP Servers, so it can get time automatically once it
connects the Internet.

Enable Daylight Saving - Check the box to enable the Daylight Saving function.

Start - The time to start the Daylight Saving. Select the month in the first field, the week in the
second field, the day in the third field and the time in the last field.

End - The time to end the Daylight Saving. Select the month in the first field, the week in the
second field, the day in the third field and the time in the last field.

Daylight Saving Status - Displays the status whether the Daylight Saving is in use.
To set time manually:
1.
Select your local time zone.
2.
Enter the Date in Month/Day/Year format.
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3.
Enter the Time in Hour/Minute/Second format.
4.
Click Save.
To set time automatically:
1.
Select your local time zone.
2.
Enter the address or domain of the NTP Server I or NTP Server II.
3.
Click the Get GMT button to get system time from Internet if you have connected to the
Internet.
To set Daylight Saving:
1.
Check the box to enable Daylight Saving.
2.
Select the start time from the drop-down lists in the Start field.
3.
Select the end time from the drop-down lists in the End field.
4.
Click the Save button to save the settings.
Figure 4-114 Time settings
 Note:
1.
This setting will be used for some time-based functions such as firewall. You must specify
your time zone once you login to the router successfully, otherwise, these functions will not
take effect.
2.
The time will be lost if the router is turned off.
3.
The router will automatically obtain GMT from the Internet if it is configured accordingly.
4.
The Daylight Saving will take effect one minute after the configurations are completed.
4.21.2
Diagnostic
Choose menu “System Tools → Diagnostic”, and then you can transact Ping or Traceroute
function to check connectivity of your network in the following screen.
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Figure 4-115 Diagnostic Tool

Diagnostic Tool - Check the radio button to select one diagnostic too.

Ping - This diagnostic tool troubleshoots connectivity, reachability, and name resolution to a
given host or gateway.

Traceroute - This diagnostic tool tests the performance of a connection.
 Note:
You can use ping/traceroute to test both numeric IP address or domain name. If
pinging/tracerouting the IP address is successful, but pinging/tracerouting the domain name
is not, you might have a name resolution problem. In this case, ensure that the domain name
you are specifying can be resolved by using Domain Name System (DNS) queries.

IP Address/Domain Name - Enter the IP Address or Domain Name of the PC whose
connection you wish to diagnose.

Pings Count - Specifies the number of Echo Request messages sent. The default is 4.

Ping Packet Size - Specifies the number of data bytes to be sent. The default is 64.

Ping Timeout - Time to wait for a response, in milliseconds. The default is 800.

Traceroute Max TTL - Set the maximum number of hops (max TTL to be reached) in the
path to search for the target (destination). The default is 20.
Click Start to check the connectivity of the Internet.
The Diagnostic Results page displays the result of diagnosis.
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If the result is similar to the following screen, the connectivity of the Internet is fine.
Figure 4-116 Diagnostic Results
 Note:
1.
2.
Only one user can use the diagnostic tools at one time.
"Ping Count", "Ping Packet Size" and "Ping Timeout" are Ping Parameters, and "Traceroute
Max TTL" is Traceroute Parameter.
4.21.3
Firmware Upgrade
Choose menu “System Tools → Firmware Upgrade”, and then you can update the latest
version of firmware for the router on the following screen.
Figure 4-117 Firmware Upgrade

Firmware Version - Displays the current firmware version.

Hardware Version - Displays the current hardware version. The hardware version of the
upgrade file must accord with the router’s current hardware version.
To upgrade the router's firmware, follow these instructions below:
1.
Download a most recent firmware upgrade file from our website (www.tp-link.com).
2.
Enter or select the path name where you save the downloaded file on the computer into the
File blank.
3.
Click the Upgrade button.
4.
The router will reboot while the upgrading has been finished.
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 Note:
1)
New firmware versions are posted at www.tp-link.com and can be downloaded for free. There
is no need to upgrade the firmware unless the new firmware has a new feature you want to
use. However, when experiencing problems caused by the router rather than the
configuration, you can try to upgrade the firmware.
2)
When you upgrade the router's firmware, you may lose its current configurations, so before
upgrading the firmware please write down some of your customized settings to avoid losing
important settings.
3)
Do not turn off the router or press the Reset button while the firmware is being upgraded. Loss
of power during the upgrade could damage the router.
4)
The firmware version must correspond to the hardware.
5)
The upgrade process takes a few moments and the router restarts automatically when the
upgrade is complete.
4.21.4
Factory Defaults
Choose menu “System Tools → Factory Defaults”, and then and you can restore the
configurations of the router to factory defaults on the following screen
Figure 4-118 Restore Factory Default
Click the Restore button to reset all configuration settings to their default values.

The default User Name: admin

The default Password: admin

The default Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
 Note:
All changed settings will be lost when defaults are restored.
4.21.5
Backup & Restore
Choose menu “System Tools → Backup & Restore”, and then you can save the current
configuration of the router as a backup file and restore the configuration via a backup file as
shown in Figure 4-119.
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Figure 4-119 Backup & Restore Configuration

Click the Backup button to save all configuration settings as a backup file in your local
computer.

To upgrade the router's configuration, follow these instructions.
•
Click the Browse button to find the configuration file which you want to restore.
•
Click the Restore button to update the configuration with the file whose path is the one
you have input or selected in the blank.
 Note:
The current configuration will be covered with the uploading configuration file. Wrong process will
lead the device unmanaged. The restoring process lasts for 20 seconds and the router will restart
automatically then. Keep the power of the router on during the process, in case of any damage.
4.21.6
Reboot
Choose menu “System Tools → Reboot”, and then you can click the Reboot button to reboot
the router via the next screen.
Figure 4-120 Reboot the router
Some settings of the router will take effect only after rebooting, which include
•
Change the LAN IP Address (system will reboot automatically).
•
Change the DHCP Settings.
•
Change the Wireless configurations.
•
Change the Web Management Port.
•
Upgrade the firmware of the router (system will reboot automatically).
•
Restore the router's settings to factory defaults (system will reboot automatically).
•
Update the configuration with the file (system will reboot automatically.
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Password
Choose menu “System Tools → Password”, and then you can change the factory default user
name and password of the router in the next screen as shown in Figure 4-121.
Figure 4-121 Password
It is strongly recommended that you should change the factory default user name and password
of the router, because all users who try to access the router's Web-based utility or Quick Setup
will be prompted for the router's default user name and password.
 Note:
The new user name and password can contain between 1-15 characters in length but not include
any spaces. Enter the new Password twice to confirm it.
Click the Save button when finished.
Click the Clear All button to clear all.
4.21.8
System Log
Choose menu “System Tools → System Log”, and then you can view the logs of the router.
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Figure 4-122 System Log

Auto Mail Feature - Indicates whether auto mail feature is enabled or not.

Mail Settings - Set the receiving and sending mailbox address, server address, validation
information as well as the timetable for Auto Mail Feature, as shown in Figure 4-123.
Figure 4-123 Mail Account Settings
•
From - Your mail box address. The router would connect it to send logs.
•
To - Recipient’s address. The destination mailbox where the logs would be received.
•
SMTP Server - Your smtp server. It corresponds with the mailbox filled in the From field.
You can log on the relevant website for help if you are not clear with the address.
•
Authentication - Most SMTP Server requires Authentication. It is required by most
mailboxes that need User Name and Password to log in.
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 Note:
Only when you select Authentication, do you have to enter the User Name and Password in
the following fields.
•
User Name - Your mail account name filled in the From field. The part behind @ is
included.
•
Password - Your mail account password.
•
Confirm The Password - Enter the password again to confirm.
•
Enable Auto Mail Feature - Select it to mail logs automatically. You could mail the
current logs either at a specified time every day or by intervals, but only one could be the
current effective rule. Enter the desired time or intervals in the corresponding field as
shown in Figure 4-123.
Click Save to keep your settings.
Click Back to return to the previous page.

Log Type - By selecting the log type, only logs of this type will be shown.

Log Level - By selecting the log level, only logs of this level will be shown.

Refresh - Refresh the page to show the latest log list.

Save Log - Click to save all the logs in a txt file.

Mail Log - Click to send an email of current logs manually according to the address and
validation information set in Mail Settings.

Clear Log - All the logs will be deleted from the router permanently, not just from the page.
Click the Next button to go to the next page, or click the Previous button to return to the previous
page.
4.21.9
Statistics
Choose menu “System Tools → Statistics”, and then you can view the statistics of the router,
including total traffic and current traffic of the last Packets Statistic Interval.
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Figure 4-124 Statistics

Current Statistics Status - Enable or Disable. The default value is disabled. To enable it,
click the Enable button. If it is disabled, the function of DoS protection in Security settings will
be disabled.

Packets Statistics Interval (5-60) - The default value is 10. Select a value between 5 and
60 seconds in the drop-down list. The Packets Statistic interval indicates the time section of
the packets statistic.

Sorted Rules - Choose how the displayed statistics are sorted.
Select the Auto-refresh checkbox to refresh automatically.
Click the Refresh button to refresh immediately.
Click Reset All to reset the values of all the entries to zero.
Click Delete All to delete all entries in the table.
Statistics Table:
IP/MAC Address
Total
Current
The IP and MAC address are displayed with related statistics.
Packets
The total number of packets received and transmitted by the
router.
Bytes
The total number of bytes received and transmitted by the router.
Packets
The total number of packets received and transmitted in the last
Packets Statistic interval seconds.
Bytes
The total number of bytes received and transmitted in the last
Packets Statistic interval seconds.
ICMP
Tx
The number of the ICMP packets transmitted to WAN per second
at the specified Packets Statistics interval. It is shown like
“current transmitting rate / Max transmitting rate”.
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UDP Tx
The number of UDP packets transmitted to the WAN per second
at the specified Packets Statistics interval. It is shown like
“current transmitting rate / Max transmitting rate”.
TCP
SYN Tx
The number of TCP SYN packets transmitted to the WAN per
second at the specified Packets Statistics interval. It is shown like
“current transmitting rate / Max transmitting rate”.
Reset
Reset the value of he entry to zero.
Delete
Delete the existing entry in the table.
There would be 5 entries on each page. Click Previous to return to the previous page and Next to
the next page.
4.22 Logout
Click the Logout tab at the bottom of the main menu, and then the web-page will be logged out
and return to the login window.
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Appendix A: FAQ
1.
How do I configure the router to access Internet by ADSL users?
1)
First, configure the ADSL Modem configured in RFC1483 bridge model.
2)
Connect the Ethernet cable from your ADSL Modem to the Internet port on the router.
The telephone cord plugs into the Line port of the ADSL Modem.
3)
Login to the router, click the “Network” menu on the left of your browser, and click "WAN"
submenu. On the WAN page, select “PPPoE/Russia PPPoE” for WAN Connection Type.
Type user name in the “User Name” field and password in the “Password” field, type
password in the “Confirm Password” field again, finish by clicking “Connect”.
Figure A-1 PPPoE Connection Type
4)
If your ADSL lease is in “pay-according-time” mode, select “Connect on Demand” or
“Connect Manually” for Internet connection mode. Type an appropriate number for “Max
Idle Time” to avoid wasting paid time. Otherwise, you can select “Auto-connecting” for
Internet connection mode.
Figure A-2 PPPoE Connection Mode
 Note:
1.
2.
Sometimes the connection cannot be disconnected although you specify a time to Max
Idle Time, since some applications is visiting the Internet continually in the background.
If you are a Cable user, please configure the router following the above steps.
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How do I configure the router to access Internet by Ethernet users?
1)
Login to the router, click the “Network” menu on the left of your browser, and click "WAN"
submenu. On the WAN page, select “Dynamic IP” for "WAN Connection Type", finish by
clicking “Save”.
2)
Some ISPs require that you register the MAC Address of your adapter, which is
connected to your cable/DSL Modem during installation. If your ISP requires MAC
register, login to the router and click the "Network" menu link on the left of your browser,
and then click "MAC Clone" submenu link. On the "MAC Clone" page, if your PC’s MAC
address is proper MAC address, click the "Clone MAC Address" button and your PC’s
MAC address will fill in the "WAN MAC Address" field. Or else, type the MAC Address
into the "WAN MAC Address" field. The format for the MAC Address is
XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX. Then click the "Save" button. It will take effect after rebooting.
Figure A-3 MAC Clone
3.
I want to use Netmeeting, what do I need to do?
1)
If you start Netmeeting as a host, you don’t need to do anything with the router.
2)
If you start as a response, you need to configure Virtual Server or DMZ Host and make
sure the H323 ALG is enabled.
3)
How to configure Virtual Server: Log in to the router, click the “Forwarding” menu on the
left of your browser, and click "Virtual Servers" submenu. On the "Virtual Servers"
page, click Add New…. Then on the “Add or Modify a Virtual Server Entry” page,
enter “1720” for the “Service Port” blank, and your IP address for the “IP Address” blank,
taking 192.168.0.169 for an example, remember to select the Status to be Enabled and
Save.
Figure A-4 Virtual Servers
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Figure A-5 Add or Modify a Virtual server Entry
 Note:
Your opposite side should call your WAN IP, which is displayed on the “Status” page.
4)
How to enable DMZ Host: Log in to the router, click the “Forwarding” menu on the left of
your browser, and click "DMZ" submenu. On the "DMZ" page, click Enable radio button
and type your IP address into the “DMZ Host IP Address” field, using 192.168.0.169 as
an example, remember to click the Save button.
Figure A-6 DMZ
5)
How to enable H323 ALG: Log in to the router, click the “Security” menu on the left of
your browser, and click “Basic Security” submenu. On the “Basic Security” page,
check the Enable radio button next to H323 ALG. Remember to click the Save button.
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Figure A-7 Basic Security
4.
I want to build a WEB Server on the LAN, what should I do?
1)
Because the WEB Server port 80 will interfere with the WEB management port 80 on the
router, you must change the WEB management port number to avoid interference.
2)
To change the WEB management port number: Log in to the router, click the “Security”
menu on the left of your browser, and click "Remote Management" submenu. On the
"Remote Management" page, type a port number except 80, such as 88, into the "Web
Management Port" field. Click Save and reboot the router.
Figure A-8 Remote Management
 Note:
If the above configuration takes effect, you can visit and configure the router by typing
http://192.168.0.1:88 (the router’s LAN IP address: Web Management Port) in the address
field of the Web browser. If the LAN IP of the modem connected with your router is
192.168.0.x, the default LAN IP of the router will automatically switch from 192.168.0.1 to
192.168.1.1 to avoid IP conflict; in this case, please try http://192.168.1.1:88.
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Log in to the router, click the “Forwarding” menu on the left of your browser, and click
the "Virtual Servers" submenu. On the "Virtual Servers" page, click Add New…, then
on the “Add or Modify a Virtual Server” page, enter “80” into the blank next to the
“Service Port”, and your IP address next to the “IP Address”, assuming 192.168.0.188
for an example, remember to select the status to be Enabled and Save.
Figure A-9 Virtual Servers
Figure A-10 Add or Modify a Virtual server Entry
5.
The wireless stations cannot connect to the router.
1)
Make sure the "Wireless router Radio" is enabled.
2)
Make sure that the wireless stations' SSID accord with the router's SSID.
3)
Make sure the wireless stations have right KEY for encryption when the router is
encrypted.
4)
If the wireless connection is ready, but you can’t access the router, check the IP Address
of your wireless stations.
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Appendix B: Configuring the PC
In this section, we’ll introduce how to install and configure the TCP/IP correctly in Windows 7. First
make sure your Ethernet Adapter is working, refer to the adapter’s manual if needed.
1.
Install TCP/IP component
1)
On the Windows taskbar, click the Start button, and then click Control Panel.
2)
Click the Network and Internet, and click the Network and Sharing Center, then click
Change adapter settings.
3)
Right click the icon that showed below, select Properties on the prompt page.
Figure B-1
4)
In the prompt page that showed below, double click on the Internet Protocol Version 4
(TCP/IPv4).
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Figure B-2
5)
The following TCP/IP Properties window will display and the IP Address tab is open on
this window by default.
Now you have two ways to configure the TCP/IP protocol below:
 Setting IP address automatically
Select Obtain an IP address automatically, Choose Obtain DNS server automatically, as
shown in the Figure below:
Figure B-3
 Setting IP address manually
Select Use the following IP address radio button. And the following items available
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If the router's LAN IP address is 192.168.0.1, specify the IP address as 192.168.0.x (x is from
2 to 254), and Subnet mask is 255.255.255.0.
Type the router’s LAN IP address (the default IP is 192.168.0.1) into the Default gateway
field.
Select Use the following DNS server addresses radio button. In the Preferred DNS Server
field you can type the DNS server IP address, which has been provided by your ISP
Figure B-4
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Appendix C: Specifications
General
IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE
Standards
802.11a, IEEE 802.11e, IEEE 802.11i, IEEE 802.1X, IEEE 802.3X, IEEE
802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Protocols
Ports
TCP/IP, PPPoE, DHCP, ICMP, NAT, SNTP
1 10/100/1000M Auto-Negotiation Internet RJ45 port;
4 10/100/1000M Auto-Negotiation Ethernet RJ45 ports supporting Auto
MDI/MDIX;
2 USB ports supporting storage/FTP/Media/Print Server;
10BASE-T: UTP category 3, 4, 5 cable (maximum 100m)
EIA/TIA-568 100Ω STP (maximum 100m)
Cabling Type
100BASE-TX: UTP category 5, 5e cable (maximum 100m)
EIA/TIA-568 100Ω STP (maximum 100m)
1000BASE-TX: UTP category 5, 5e cable (maximum 100m)
EIA/TIA-568 100Ω STP (maximum 100m)
LEDs
Safety & Emissions
Power, System, Wireless 2.4GHz, Wireless 5GHz, Ethernet (1-4),
Internet, WPS
FCC, CE
Wireless
Frequency Band*
Radio Data Rate
Frequency Expansion
Modulation
Security
Sensitivity @PER
Antenna
2.4GHz, 5GHz
11b: 1/2/5.5/11Mbps
11a/g: 6/9/12/18/24/36/48/54/Mbps
11n: 45/90/135/180/270/360/405/450Mbps
11ac: up to 1.3Gbps
DSSS (Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum)
11ac: 256-QAM for OFDM
11n/g/a: QPSK,BPSK,16-QAM, 64-QAM for OFDM
11b: CCK,DQPSK,DBPSK
WEP, WPA/WPA2, WPA2-PSK/WPA-PSK
5G:
2.4G:
11a 6Mbps:-96dBm
11g 54M:-77dBm
11a 54Mbps:-79dBm
11n HT20:-74dmB
11ac HT20:-71dBm
11n HT40:-72dBm
11ac HT40:-66dBm
11ac HT80:-63dBm
Three 5GHz 5dBi detachable antennas (RP-SMA)
Three 2.4GHz internal antennas
Environmental and Physical
Temperature
Humidity
Operating: 0℃~40℃ (32℉~104℉)
Storage: -40℃~70℃ (-40℉~158℉)
Operating: 10% - 90% RH, Non-condensing
Storage: 5% - 90% RH, Non-condensing
* Only 2.412GHz~2.462GHz is allowed to be used in USA, which means only channel 1~11 is available for
American users to choose.
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Appendix D: Glossary

802.11ac - IEEE 802.11ac is a wireless computer networking standard of 802.11.This
specification will enable multi-station WLAN throughput of at least 1 gigabit per second .This
is accomplished by extending the air interface concepts embraced by 802.11n: wider RF
bandwidth, more MIMO spatial streams, multi-user MIMO, and high-density modulation (up to
256 QAM).

802.11n - 802.11n builds upon previous 802.11 standards by adding MIMO (multiple-input
multiple-output). MIMO uses multiple transmitter and receiver antennas to allow for increased
data throughput via spatial multiplexing and increased range by exploiting the spatial diversity,
perhaps through coding schemes like Alamouti coding. The Enhanced Wireless Consortium
(EWC) [3] was formed to help accelerate the IEEE 802.11n development process and
promote a technology specification for interoperability of next-generation wireless local area
networking (WLAN) products.

802.11b - The 802.11b standard specifies a wireless networking at 11 Mbps using
direct-sequence spread-spectrum (DSSS) technology and operating in the unlicensed radio
spectrum at 2.4GHz, and WEP encryption for security. 802.11b networks are also referred to
as Wi-Fi networks.

802.11g - specification for wireless networking at 54 Mbps using direct-sequence
spread-spectrum (DSSS) technology, using OFDM modulation and operating in the
unlicensed radio spectrum at 2.4GHz, and backward compatibility with IEEE 802.11b devices,
and WEP encryption for security.

DDNS (Dynamic Domain Name System) - The capability of assigning a fixed host and domain
name to a dynamic Internet IP Address.

DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) - A protocol that automatically configure the
TCP/IP parameters for the all the PC(s) that are connected to a DHCP server.

DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) - A Demilitarized Zone allows one local host to be exposed to the
Internet for a special-purpose service such as Internet gaming or videoconferencing.

DNS (Domain Name System) - An Internet Service that translates the names of websites into
IP addresses.

Domain Name - A descriptive name for an address or group of addresses on the Internet.

DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) - A technology that allows data to be sent or received over
existing traditional phone lines.
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ISP (Internet Service Provider) - A company that provides access to the Internet.
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MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) - The size in bytes of the largest packet that can be
transmitted.
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AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router
NAT (Network Address Translation) - NAT technology translates IP addresses of a local area
network to a different IP address for the Internet.
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PPPoE (Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet) - PPPoE is a protocol for connecting remote
hosts to the Internet over an always-on connection by simulating a dial-up connection.
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SSID - A Service Set Identification is a thirty-two character (maximum) alphanumeric key
identifying a wireless local area network. For the wireless devices in a network to
communicate with each other, all devices must be configured with the same SSID. This is
typically the configuration parameter for a wireless PC card. It corresponds to the ESSID in
the wireless Access Point and to the wireless network name.
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WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) - A data privacy mechanism based on a 64-bit or 128-bit or
152-bit shared key algorithm, as described in the IEEE 802.11 standard.

Wi-Fi - A trade name for the 802.11b wireless networking standard, given by the Wireless
Ethernet Compatibility Alliance (WECA, see http://www.wi-fi.net), an industry standards group
promoting interoperability among 802.11b devices.
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WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) - A group of computers and associated devices
communicate with each other wirelessly, which network serving users are limited in a local
area.
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