[FAQ ID: 398]How do I secure my TL-WPA271&TL-WPA281 (Wireless Encryption)?

Suitable for: TL-WPA271, TL-WPA271KIT, TL-WPA281, TL-WPA281KIT

  

TP-LINK wireless powerline adapters have build-in web manage page, we can login the management page to configure its wireless security.
 
Part 1: Access the Web management page
For Windows OS only
 
Step 1:
Connect your windows computer to the wireless powerline adapter’s Ethernet port or wireless. Run the CD came with Powerline adapter, select your model and click the Management Utility.
 
Step 2:
The Utility will scan the whole network and show you all wireless powerline adapter. Please find the adapter to be configured and click Connect to log in the Web-based management utility.  
 
Note : I f another TL-WPA281 is displayed on the screen above and you cannot decide which model is the one you are configuring, please refer to the MAC address under MAC Address column. The device’s MAC address can be found on the label at the bottom of the device.
 
Step 3:
Enter admin for the Username and Password (both in lower case). Then click OK or press Enter.

 
For All Operating Systems
 
Step 1:
Please only plug the wireless adapter to the power socket and connect you computer to the adapter.
 
Step 2:
Manually configure a static IP address for your connection, wired or wireless. The IP address should be 192.168.1.x(1<x<255).
If you don't know how to configure the IP address, please refer to the FAQ below.
 
Step 3:
Open the web browser and type http://192.168.1.1 in the address bar, press the Enter button. Please type admin/admin (username and password) in the coming pop out window.
 
Part 2: Configure the wireless security
 
After a successful login, you can configure and manage the device. There are six main menus on the leftmost column of the Web-based management page: Status, WPS, Network, Wireless, Powerline and System Tools.
 
Submenus will be available after clicking one of the main menus. On the right of the Web-based management page lays the detailed explanations and instructions for the corresponding page.
 
Step 1:
Select Wireless->Wireless Settings on the left side menu to open the wireless settings page. 
 
Please configure a new network name (SSID) for WPA281’s wireless network. You don’t need to change other settings in normal case. At last, please click the Save button.
 
Step 2:
Select Wireless-> Wireless Security on the left side menuto open the wireless security page. Here, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK is recommended. PSK Password is the key of your wireless network, you should remember it. At last, please click the Save button.
 
Step 3:
Select Systems Tools ->Reboot on the left side menu.Click Reboot button to make all the settings take effect.
Note:
After rebooted, please configure you computer to get IP automatically by DHCP.
 
Until now, you have finished all the settings successfully. If you have any problem, please feel free to contact us. support@tp-link.com