[FAQ ID: 393]How to Configure the AP Mode on the TL-WR702N

Suitable for: TL-WR702N

Note: This FAQ is only suitable for TL-WR702N with firmware version 130314 or older; it is NOT suitable for 130528 or later version.

Definition:The TL-WR702N is connected to a wired network and transforms the wired Internet access into wireless so that multiple devices can share the Internet.

Application:
1.     Office, hotel and places where only wired network is available.
2.     LAN gaming party, small meeting and other situations where a temporary wireless network is needed.
Physical Connection
Step 1:
Connect the TL-WR702N directly to your computer’s Ethernet port by an Ethernet cable;
 
Step 2:
Power on the TL-WR702N.
Initial Computer Setup– For Windows 7, Vista & XP (For Mac OS X, please go to page3)
Step 1:
Windows 7&Windows Vista: Go to Start->Control Panel ->Network and Sharing Center
Windows XP: Go to Start->Control Panel->Network Connections
 
Step 2:
Windows 7: Go to Network andSharing Center>Change Adapter settings
Windows Vista: Go to Network andSharing Center>Manage Network Connections
Windows XP: (Go to Next Step)
 
Step 3:
Windows 7, Vista and XP: Right Click Local Area Connection >Select Properties > Double Click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) or Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) forWindows XP.
 
Step 4:
Windows 7, Vista and XP: Select “Use the Following IP address:
Type the following information:
1.     IP address: 192.168.0.10
2.     Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Click OK to exit.
Click OK again to apply the settings.
Windows 7, Vista & XP
 
Initial Computer Setup– For Mac OS X
Go to the Apple>System Preferences>Network> Highlight Ethernet >Configure IPv4: Using DHCP with manual address
Input the IPv4 Address: 192.168.0.10
Click Apply
Access the Management Page
Open a Web Browser > Type 192.168.0.254 in the address bar > Press Enter
Enter the default User Name: admin
Enter the default Password: admin
Click OK
 
Run Quick Setup
Step 1:
Go to Quick Setup-> Click Next
 
Step 2:
Select AP-> Click Next
 
Step 3:
Customize your wireless name (SSID) and password
 
Wireless Radio: Enable
SSID: (Rename Your Wireless Name)
Region:(Select Your Current Location)
Channel: Auto
Mode: 11bgn mixed
Channel Width: Auto
Security Options: WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
PSK Password: (Create a Private Password)
 
Click Next

 

Step 4:
Click: Reboot, and wait until it goes to 100%
Relocate the WR702N
You may now connect the WR702N directly into your Wired Ethernet Network Connection as displayed on the picture below.
Congratulations! All your Wi-Fi enabled devices can connect to the customized wireless network.
Final Computer Reversion– For Windows 7, Vista & XP (For Mac OS X, please go to page 8)
Step 1:
Windows 7&Windows Vista: Go to Start>Control Panel >Network and Sharing Center
Windows XP: Go to Start>Control Panel>Network Connections


Step 2:
Windows 7: Go to Network andSharing Center>Change Adapter settings 
Windows Vista: Go to Network andSharing Center>Manage Network Connections
Windows XP: (Go to Next Step)
  
 
Step 3:
Windows 7, Vista and XP: Right Click Local Area Connection >Select Properties > Double Click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) or Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) forWindows XP.
 
Step 4:
Windows 7, Vista and XP: Select “Obtainan IP address automatically” and “Obtain DNS server address automatically
Click OK to exit
Click OK again to apply the settings.
Windows 7, Vista & XP
Final Computer Reversion (For Mac OS X)
Go to the Apple->System Preferences->Network-> Highlight Ethernet ->Configure IPv4: Using DHCP.
Click Apply.
 
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