How does TP-Link’s Router Skill for Amazon Alexa work?

What is TP-Link Router Skill for Alexa?

TP-Link Router Skill is a Custom Skill for Amazon Alexa, developed for TP-Link Wi-Fi products. With it, you can control and customize your home network by giving simple voice commands to Alexa.

Check the  Alexa Compatibility List for TP-Link Wi-Fi Products to see if your TP-Link product is compatible..

The following settings can be adjusted using our Router Skill:  QoS, Guest Network, LED control, running a speed test, WPS and Night Mode.

 

How do I use TP-Link Router Skill?

These are the commands for the supported functions. Use these commands to tell Alexa what to do.

Note:  “TP-Link”  must be part of your voice commands for Alexa to understand.

TP-Link Router Skill Commands

Use Case

Official Command

Explanation

QoS

“Alexa, ask TP-Link to prioritize gaming”

Gaming data is given the highest priority on the network.

“Alexa, ask TP-Link to prioritize video streaming”

Video streaming data is given the highest priority on the network.

“Alexa, ask TP-Link to prioritize surfing”

Web browsing data is given the highest priority on the network.

“Alexa, ask TP-Link to prioritize chatting”

Chatting data is given the highest priority on the network.

“Alexa, ask TP-Link to turn on custom priority”

Prioritize data for applications according to the Custom priority settings.

“Alexa, ask TP-Link to prioritize my favorite device for 2 hours”

Devices classified as Favorite Devices in Tether/Deco app will be prioritized for 2 hours.

Guest Network

“Alexa, tell TP-Link I have friends coming”

Enable Guest Network.

“Alexa, ask TP-Link for my guest Wi-Fi details”

Alexa will read out the Guest Network name and password.

LED

“Alexa, ask TP-Link to turn on my router’s lights”

Turn on the router’s LEDs.

Speed Test

“Alexa, ask TP-Link to run a speed test”

Test the upload and download speeds of your network.

WPS

“Alexa, tell TP-Link I want to connect a new device to the network”

Activates the router’s WPS function. Tap the WPS button on the new device immediately afterwards to finish the connection.

Night Mode

“Alexa, ask TP-Link to enable night mode“

Enable Night Mode.

“Alexa, tell TP-Link I want to change night mode settings”

Change the start and end time of Night Mode.

Note:

Variations of these commands should also work, as long as you include “TP-Link” in the command.

These are examples of Alexa voice commands. Saying these in your own way should also work. Let’s take Speed Test as an example:

Besides “Alexa, ask TP-Link to run a speed test”, you can also say:

Alexa, ask TP-Link how fast is my network speed;

Alexa, ask TP-Link what’s my internet speed;

Alexa, tell TP-Link I want to check my network speed;

This Article Applies to:
Archer C3150 V2 , Archer C5400( V2 ) , Deco M5
When You Set Up | Updated 08-04-2017 09:46:16 AM