TP-Link TL-WR542G TP-Link TL-WR542G wireless router
Make TP-Link
Model TL-WR542G
Manufaturer code TL-WR542G
Description 54Mbps eXtended Rangeâ„¢ Wireless Router TL-WR542G integrates firewall, NAT-router and Wireless AP
Wireless Standards 802.11b
802.11g
Manufacturer Homepage http://www.tplink.com
Product Webpage http://www.tplink.com/en/products/details/?model=TL-WR542G#down
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)
WPA/WPA2
WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
Default Login Details Username: admin
Password: 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 enter 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.

TP-Link TL-WR542G IP

Step2 (Login)

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.

TP-Link TL-WR542G login screen

Username: admin

Password:  admin

Step3 (Wireless Settings)

Hide SSID Settings

To hide your router’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 “Enable SSID Broadcast” option. This will hide your wireless network from the clients searching for wireless connections and thereby protect your network from hackers.

TP-Link TL-WR542G Wireless Security Interface

To make your wireless network safe, you should select the appropriate security option.

To do so go to  Wireless > Wireless Security and select the “Enable Wireless Security” option.

TP-Link TL-WR542G Wireless Security Interface

This router supports 64/128/152-bit WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy), WPA/WPA2, 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” choose WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK – It’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

TP-Link TL-WR542G WPA/WPA2-PSK

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 – 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!

Comments

What people think

There are no comments on this entry.

Trackbacks

Websites mentioned my entry.

There are no trackbacks on this entry

Add a Comment

If you think the information provided is incorrect or if you want to submit any wireless networks realted information you could not find on our site, please use the form below:

You must be logged in to post a comment. You don't have an account with SecureWiFi yet? Create your own account now.