|Description||54Mbps eXtended Rangeâ„¢ Wireless Router TL-WR542G integrates firewall, NAT-router and Wireless AP|
|Data Sheet||Download TP-Link TL-WR542G Data Sheet|
|User Guide||Download TP-Link TL-WR542G User Guide|
|Security Options||64/128/152-bit WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy)|
|Default Login Details||Username: admin|
In order to update your router’s security settings follow these easy steps:
Step1 (Log in to your router)
To log in to your router run Internet Explorer (or your default browser) and enterÂ the IP address of your router in the address bar and hit Enter. To find your IP address in Windows press the windows key and the key “R” at the same time. In the new window, type “cmd” and hit Enter, then type “ipconfig” and hit Enter. Now, under “Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network settings” you should have Default Gateway followed by an array of numbers devided in 4 groups by dots. That is your router’s IP.
After hitting Enter, you will see a login prompt appear on your screen.
To login, use the following username and password in the prompt box.
Password: Â admin
Step3 (Wireless Settings)
Hide SSID Settings
To hide your routerâ€™s SSID, go to Wireless > Wireless Settings. This will pop up a window where you can configure the basic settings for the wireless network. To hide the SSID (Service Set Identification) uncheck the â€œEnable SSID Broadcastâ€ option. This will hide your wireless network from the clients searching for wireless connections and thereby protect your network from hackers.
To make your wireless network safe, you should select the appropriate security option.
To do so go toÂ Â Wireless >Â Wireless Security and select the “Enable Wireless Security” option.
This router supports 64/128/152-bit WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy), WPA/WPA2,Â WPA-PSK (Pre-Shared Key)/WPA2-PSK (Pre-Shared Key). Each one is more secure than the previous one listed.
It is recommended to use WPA-PSK/ WPA2-PSK
WPA -PSK/ WPA2-PSK
For “Security Type” chooseÂ WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK – Itâ€™s the WPA/WPA2 authentication type based on pre-shared passphrase.
Encryption – You can select either Automatic, TKIP, or AES as the Encryption type. It is recommended to use AES encryption
PSK Passphrase – You can enter a Passphrase between 8 and 63 characters. This is the password you are setting to be able to access your wireless network.
Group Key Update Period â€“ Enter “0″ to disable the update.
To save the setting changes you have made to your router, click Save.
Well done! You have now secured your router!