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TL-WR720N
150Mbps Wireless N Router
Rev: 1.0.0
1910010617

Summary of Contents

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    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Rev: 1.0.0 1910010617...

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    Specifications are subject to change without notice. is a registered trademark of TP-LINK TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. Other brands and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. No part of the specifications may be reproduced in any form or by any means or used to make any derivative such as translation, transformation, or adaptation without permission from TP-LINK TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.

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    FCC RF Radiation Exposure Statement This equipment complies with FCC RF radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This device and its antenna must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter. “To comply with FCC RF exposure compliance requirements, this grant is applicable to only Mobile Configurations.

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    Industry Canada Statement: This device complies with RSS-210 of the Industry Canada Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1)This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2)This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

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    TP-LINK TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY For the following equipment: Product Description: 150Mbps Wireless N Router Model No.: TL-WR720N Trademark: TP-LINK We declare under our own responsibility that the above products satisfy all the technical regulations applicable to the product within the scope of Council Directives:...

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router CONTENTS Package Contents .......................... 1 Chapter 1. Introduction......................... 2 Overview of the Router....................2 Conventions ......................... 2 Main Features ......................3 Panel Layout ........................ 4 1.4.1 The Front Panel....................4 1.4.2 The Rear Panel ....................5 Chapter 2.

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router 4.7.3 Address Reservation ..................42 Forwarding ......................... 43 4.8.1 Virtual Servers ....................43 4.8.2 Port Triggering ....................45 4.8.3 DMZ........................ 47 4.8.4 UPnP ......................47 Security ........................49 4.9.1 Firewall ......................49 4.9.2 IP Address Filtering..................50 4.9.3 Domain Filtering .....................

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    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router 4.16.7 Password......................86 4.16.8 System Log..................... 86 4.16.9 Statistics ......................88 Appendix A: FAQ .......................... 91 Appendix B: Configuring the PCs....................96 Appendix C: Specifications ......................99 Appendix D: Glossary........................ 100...

  • Page 9: Package Contents

    The following items should be found in your package: TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Power Adapter for TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Quick Installation Guide Resource CD for TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router, including: • This Guide • Other Helpful Information Note: Make sure that the package contains the above items.

  • Page 10: Chapter 1. Introduction, Overview Of The Router, Conventions

    Flexible Access Control The TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router provides flexible access control, so that parents or network administrators can establish restricted access policies for children or staff. It also supports Virtual Server and DMZ host for Port Triggering, and then the network administrators can manage and monitor the network in real time with the remote management function.

  • Page 11: Main Features

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Main Features Make use of IEEE 802.11n wireless technology to provide a wireless data rate of up to 150Mbps One 10/100M Auto-Negotiation RJ45 WAN port, two 10/100M Auto-Negotiation RJ45 LAN ports supporting Auto MDI/MDIX Provides WPA/WPA2, WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK authentication, TKIP/AES encryption security...

  • Page 12: Panel Layout, The Front Panel

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Panel Layout 1.4.1 The Front Panel Figure 1-1 Front Panel sketch The Router’s LEDs and the WPS button are located on the front panel (View from left to right). Name Status Indication Power is off.

  • Page 13: The Rear Panel

    POWER: The Power socket is where you will connect the power adapter. Please use the power adapter provided with this TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router. WAN: The WAN port is where you will connect the DSL/cable Modem, or Ethernet.

  • Page 14: Chapter 2. Connecting The Router, System Requirements, Installation Environment Requirements, Connecting The Router

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Chapter 2. Connecting the Router System Requirements Broadband Internet Access Service (DSL/Cable/Ethernet) One DSL/Cable Modem that has an RJ45 connector (which is not necessary if the Router is connected directly to the Ethernet.) PCs with a working Ethernet Adapter and an Ethernet cable with RJ45 connectors TCP/IP protocol on each PC Web browser, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 , Netscape Navigator 6.0 or above...

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    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Power on your PC and Cable/DSL Modem. Figure 2-1 Hardware Installation of the 150Mbps Wireless N Router...

  • Page 16: Chapter 3. Quick Installation Guide, Tcp/ip Configuration

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Chapter 3. Quick Installation Guide This chapter will show you how to configure the basic functions of your 150Mbps Wireless N Router using Quick Setup Wizard within minutes. TCP/IP Configuration The default domain name of the 150Mbps Wireless N Router is http://tplinklogin.net, the default IP address is 192.168.0.1, and the default Subnet Mask is 255.255.255.0.

  • Page 17: Quick Installation Guide

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router If the result displayed is similar to the Figure 3-2, it means the connection between your PC and the Router failed. Figure 3-2 Failure result of Ping command Please check the connection following these steps:...

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    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router To access the configuration utility, open a web-browser and type the default address http://tplinklogin.net in the address field of the browser. Figure 3-3 Login the Router After a moment, a login window will appear, similar to the Figure 3-4. Enter admin for the User Name and Password, both in lower case letters.

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    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Figure 3-6 Choose WAN Connection Type The Router provides Auto-Detect function and supports three popular ways PPPoE, Dynamic IP and Static IP to connect to the Internet. It’s recommended that you make use of the Auto-Detect function. If you are sure of what kind of connection type your ISP provides, you can select the very type and click Next to go on configuring.

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    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router If the connection type detected is Dynamic IP, the next screen will appear as shown in Figure 3-9. If the connection type detected is Static IP, the next screen will appear as shown in Figure 3-8.

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    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Figure 3-9 Quick Setup – Wireless Wireless Radio - Enable or disable the wireless radio by choosing from the drop-down list. SSID - Enter a value of up to 32 characters. The same name of SSID (Service Set Identification) must be assigned to all wireless devices in your network.

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    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router PSK Password - You can enter ASCII or Hexadecimal characters. For ASCII, the key can be made up of any numbers from 0 to 9 and any letters from A to Z, and the length should be between 8 and 63 characters.

  • Page 23: Chapter 4. Configuring The Router, Login, Status

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Chapter 4. Configuring the Router This chapter will show each Web page's key functions and the configuration way. Login After your successful login, you will see the main menu on the left of the Web-based utility. On the right, there are the corresponding explanations and instructions.

  • Page 24: Quick Setup

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Figure 4-1 Router Status Quick Setup Please refer to Section 3.2: "Quick Installation Guide". This section will guide you to add a new wireless device to an existing network quickly by WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) function.

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    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Figure 4-2 WPS Current SSID – The router supports multi-SSID and you can choose one SSID which you want to configure its WPS function from the drop-down list. For example, if your wireless client wants to connect to one of the router’s SSID “TP-LINK_E3C860” by WPS,you should select TP-LINK_E3C860 as Current SSID.

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    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Figure 4-3 Add A New Device Step 2: Press and hold the WPS button of the client device directly. Step 3: The Wi-Fi Protected Setup LED flashes for two minutes during the Wi-Fi Protected Setup process.

  • Page 27: Network

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Note: The WPS LED on the Router will light green for five minutes if the device has been successfully added to the network. The WPS function cannot be configured if the Wireless Function of the Router is disabled.

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    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router 4.5.2 Choose menu “Network→WAN”, and then you can configure the IP parameters of the WAN on the screen below. If your ISP provides the DHCP service, please choose Dynamic IP type, and the Router will automatically get IP parameters from your ISP.

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    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Get IP with Unicast DHCP - A few ISPs' DHCP servers do not support the broadcast applications. If you cannot get the IP Address normally, you can choose this option. (It is rarely required.) If your ISP provides a static or fixed IP Address, Subnet Mask, Gateway and DNS setting, select Static IP.

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    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Figure 4-9 WAN - PPPoE User Name/Password - Enter the User Name and Password provided by your ISP. These fields are case-sensitive. Secondary Connection - It’s available only for PPPoE Connection. If your ISP provides an extra Connection type such as Dynamic/Static IP to connect to a local area network, then you can check the radio button of Dynamic/Static IP to activate this secondary connection.

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    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router start time to the end time (both are in HH:MM format). Note: Only when you have configured the system time on System Tools -> Time Settings page, will the Time-based Connecting function can take effect.

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    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router The default value is “0”. You can input the value between “0”and “120”. The value “0” means no detect. DNS IP address - If your ISP does not automatically assign DNS addresses to the Router during login, please click “Use the following DNS servers”...

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    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router MTU Size - The normal MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) value for most Ethernet networks is 1500 Bytes. It is not recommended that you change the default MTU Size unless required by your ISP. Connect on...

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    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Figure 4-12 WAN –L2TP User Name/Password - Enter the User Name and Password provided by your ISP. These fields are case-sensitive. Dynamic IP/ Static IP - Choose either as you are given by your ISP. Click the Connect button to connect immediately.

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    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router After a specified period of inactivity (Max Idle Time), the Router will disconnect from your Internet connection, and you will not be able to re-establish your connection automatically as soon as you attempt to access the Internet again. To use this option, click the radio button. If you want your Internet connection to remain active at all times, enter "0"...

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    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router If you choose static IP and enter the domain name, you should also enter the DNS assigned by your ISP. And click the Save button. Click the Connect button to connect immediately. Click the Disconnect button to disconnect immediately.

  • Page 37: Mac Clone, Wireless

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router 4.5.3 MAC Clone Choose menu “Network→MAC Clone”, and then you can configure the MAC address of the WAN on the screen below, Figure 4-14: Figure 4-14 MAC Address Clone Some ISPs require that you register the MAC Address of your adapter. Changes are rarely needed here.

  • Page 38: Wireless Settings

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router 4.6.1 Wireless Settings Choose menu “Wireless→Wireless Setting”, and then you can configure the basic settings for the wireless network on this page. Figure 4-16 Wireless Settings SSID (1-4) - Up to four SSIDs for each BSS (Basic Service Set) can be entered in the filed SSID1 ~ SSID4.

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    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Note Dialog Note: Limited by local law regulations, version for North America does not have region selection option. Channel - This field determines which operating frequency will be used. The default channel is set to Auto, so the AP will choose the best channel automatically. It is not necessary to change the wireless channel unless you notice interference problems with another nearby access point.

  • Page 40: Wireless Security

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router SSID (to be bridged) - The SSID of the AP your Router is going to connect to as a client. • You can also use the search function to select the SSID to join. BSSID (to be bridged) - The BSSID of the AP your Router is going to connect to as a •...

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    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Figure 4-17 Disable Security - If you do not want to use wireless security, select this check box, but it’s strongly recommended to choose one of the following modes to enable security. WEP - It is based on the IEEE 802.11 standard. If you select this check box, you will find a notice in red as show in Figure 4-18 .

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    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router • Type - you can choose the type for the WEP security on the drop-down list. The default setting is Automatic, which can select Open System or Shared Key authentication type automatically based on the wireless station's capability and request.

  • Page 43: Wireless Mac Filtering

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router • Radius Server IP - Enter the IP address of the Radius Server. • Radius Port - Enter the port that radius service used. • Radius Password - Enter the password for the Radius Server.

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    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Figure 4-21 Wireless MAC address Filtering To filter wireless users by MAC Address, click Enable. The default setting is Disabled. MAC Address - The wireless station's MAC address that you want to filter. Status - The status of this entry either Enabled or Disabled.

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    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Wireless station A. Select Enabled or Disabled for this entry on the Status drop-down list. Click the Save button to save this entry. To modify or delete an existing entry: Click the Modify in the entry you want to modify. If you want to delete the entry, click the Delete.

  • Page 46: Wireless Advanced

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router 4.6.4 Wireless Advanced Choose menu “Wireless→Wireless Advanced”, and then you can configure the advanced settings of your wireless network. Figure 4-23 Wireless Advanced Transmit Power - Here you can specify the transmit power of Router. You can select High, Middle or Low which you would like.

  • Page 47: Wireless Statistics

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router DTIM Interval value. You can specify the value between 1-255 Beacon Intervals. The default value is 1, which indicates the DTIM Interval is the same as Beacon Interval. Enable WMM - WMM function can guarantee the packets with high- priority messages being transmitted preferentially.

  • Page 48: Dhcp, Dhcp Settings

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Note: This page will be refreshed automatically every 5 seconds. DHCP Figure 4-25 The DHCP menu There are three submenus under the DHCP menu (shown in Figure 4-25 ): DHCP Settings, DHCP Clients List and Address Reservation. Click any of them, and you will be able to configure the corresponding function.

  • Page 49: Dhcp Clients List

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router addresses. 192.168.0.199 is the default end address. Address Lease Time - The Address Lease Time is the amount of time a network user will be allowed connection to the Router with their current dynamic IP Address. Enter the amount of time in minutes and the user will be "leased"...

  • Page 50: Address Reservation

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router 4.7.3 Address Reservation Choose menu “DHCP→Address Reservation”, and then you can view and add a reserved address for clients via the next screen (shown in Figure 4-28 ). When you specify a reserved IP address for a PC on the LAN, that PC will always receive the same IP address each time when it accesses the DHCP server.

  • Page 51: Forwarding, Virtual Servers

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Click the Enable/ Disable All button to make all entries enabled/disabled Click the Delete All button to delete all entries Click the Next button to go to the next page and Click the Previous button to return to the previous page.

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    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Modify - To modify or delete an existing entry. To setup a virtual server entry: Click the Add New... button. (pop-up Figure 4-32 ) Select the service you want to use from the Common Service Port list. If the Common Service Port menu does not list the service that you want to use, enter the number of the service port or service port range in the Service Port field.

  • Page 53: Port Triggering

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router 4.8.2 Port Triggering Choose menu “Forwarding→Port Triggering”, you can view and add port triggering in the next screen (shown in Figure 4-33 ). Some applications require multiple connections, like Internet games, video conferencing, Internet telephoning and so on. Port Triggering is used for some of these applications that cannot work with a pure NAT Router.

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    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Figure 4-34 Add or Modify a Triggering Entry Trigger Port - The port for outgoing traffic. An outgoing connection using this port will trigger this rule. Trigger Protocol - The protocol used for Trigger Ports, either TCP, UDP, or All (all protocols supported by the Router).

  • Page 55: Upnp

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router The Router records this connection, opens the incoming port or ports associated with this entry in the Port Triggering table, and associates them with the local host. When necessary, the external host will be able to connect to the local host using one of the ports defined in the Incoming Ports field.

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    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Figure 4-36 UPnP Setting Current UPnP Status - UPnP can be enabled or disabled by clicking the Enable or Disable button. This feature is enabled by default. Current UPnP Settings List - This table displays the current UPnP information.

  • Page 57: Security, Firewall

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Security Figure 4-37 The Security menu There are seven submenus under the Security menu as shown in Figure 4-37: Firewall, IP Address Filtering, Domain Filtering, MAC Address Filtering, Local Management, Remote Management and Advanced Security. Click any of them, and you will be able to configure the corresponding function.

  • Page 58: Ip Address Filtering

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Enable MAC Address Filtering - set MAC Address Filtering is enabled or disabled. You can select the default filtering rules of MAC Address Filtering, either Allow or Deny accessing the router. 4.9.2 IP Address Filtering The IP address Filtering feature allows you to control Internet Access by specific users on your LAN based on their IP addresses.

  • Page 59: Domain Filtering

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router LAN Port - Enter a LAN Port or a range of LAN ports in the field. For example, 1030 - 2000. Keep the field open, which means all LAN ports have been put into the field.

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    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router specifying their domains or key words. Figure 4-41 Domain Filtering Before adding a Domain Filtering entry, you must ensure that Enable Firewall and Enable Domain Filtering have been selected on the Firewall page. To Add a Domain filtering entry, click the Add New…...

  • Page 61: Mac Address Filtering

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Click the Delete All button to delete all entries Click the Next button to go to the next page and the Previous button to return to the previous page. For example: if you want to block the PC(s) on your LAN to access websites www.xxyy.com.cn, www.aabbcc.com and websites with .net in the end on the Internet while no limit for other...

  • Page 62: Local Management

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router To add or modify a MAC Address Filtering entry, follow these instructions: Enter the appropriate MAC Address into the MAC Address field. The format of the MAC Address XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX hexadecimal digit). example: 00-0E-AE-B0-00-0B. Type the description of the PC in the Description field. Fox example: John’s PC.

  • Page 63: Remote Management

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Figure 4-45 Local Management By default, the radio button “All the PCs on the LAN are allowed to access the Router's Web-Based Utility” is checked. If you want to allow PCs with specific MAC Addresses to access the Setup page of the Router's Web-Based Utility locally from inside the network, check the radio button “Only the PCs listed can browse the built-in web pages to perform Administrator...

  • Page 64: Advanced Security

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Figure 4-46 Remote Management Web Management Port - Web browser access normally uses the standard HTTP service port 80. This Router's default remote management web port number is 80. For greater security, you can change the remote management web port to a custom port by entering that number in the box provided.

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    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Figure 4-47 Advanced Security settings Packets Statistic interval (5 ~ 60) - The default value is 10. Select a value between 5 and 60 seconds in the pull-down list. The Packets Statistic interval value indicates the time section of the packets statistic.

  • Page 66: Parental Control

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Forbid Ping Packet from LAN Port - Enable or Disable forbidding Ping Packet to access the router from the LAN port. The default value is disabled. If enabled, the ping packet from the LAN port cannot access the router. (Defends against some viruses) Click the Save button to save the settings.

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    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router To add a new entry, please follow the steps below. Click the Add New… button and the next screen will pop-up as shown in Figure 4-50. Figure 4-50 Add or Modify Parental Control Entry Parental Control - Check Enable if you want this function to take effect; otherwise, check Disable.

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    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Give a description (e.g. Allow Google) for the website allowed to be accessed in the Website Description field. Enter the allowed domain name of the website, either the full name or the keywords (e.g. google) in the Allowed Domain Name field. Any domain name with keywords in it (www.google.com, www.google.com.hk) will be allowed.

  • Page 69: Access Control, Rule

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Figure 4-51 Parental Control Settings 4.11 Access Control Figure 4-52 Access Control There are four submenus under the Access Control menu as shown in Figure 4-52: Rule, Host, Target and Schedule. Click any of them, and you will be able to configure the corresponding function.

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    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Schedule - Here displays the schedule selected in the corresponding rule. Enable - Here displays the status of the rule, enabled or not. Check this option to enable a specific entry. Modify - Here you can edit or delete an existing rule.

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    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router MAC Address - Enter the MAC address of the host in XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX format (e.g. 00-11-22-33-44-AA). Click Next when finishing creating the host entry, and the next screen will appear as shown in Figure 4-55. Figure 4-55 Quick Setup – Create an Access Target Entry Target Description - In this field, create a description for the target.

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    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Domain Name - Here you can enter 4 domain names, either the full name or the keywords (for example, google). Any domain name with keywords in it (www.google.com, www.google.cn) will be blocked or allowed. Click Next when finishing creating the access target entry, and the next screen will appear as shown in Figure 4-56.

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    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Figure 4-57 Quick Setup – Create an Internet Access Control Entry Rule - In this field, create a name for the rule. Note that this name should be unique (e.g. Rule_1). Host - In this field, select a host from the drop-down list for the rule. The default value is the Host Description you set just now.

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    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Figure 4-58 Add Internet Access Control Entry For example: If you desire to allow the host with MAC address 00-11-22-33-44-AA to access www.google.com only from 18:00 to 20:00 on Saturday and Sunday, and forbid other hosts in the LAN to access the Internet, you should follow the settings below: Click the submenu Rule of Access Control in the left to return to the Rule List page.

  • Page 75: Host

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router 4.11.2 Host Choose menu “Access Control → Host”, and then you can view and set a Host list in the screen as shown in Figure 4-59. The host list is necessary for the Access Control Rule.

  • Page 76: Target

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Figure 4-61 Add or Modify a Host Entry For example: If you desire to restrict the internet activities of host with MAC address 00-11-22-33-44-AA, you should first follow the settings below: 1. Click Add New... button in Figure 4-59 to enter the Add or Modify a Host Entry page.

  • Page 77

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router If you select IP Address, the screen shown is Figure 4-63. Figure 4-63 Add or Modify an Access Target Entry 1) In Target Description field, create a unique description for the target (e.g. Target_1). 2) In IP Address field, enter the IP address of the target.

  • Page 78: Schedule

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router (www.google.com, www.google.cn) will be blocked or allowed. You can enter 4 domain names. Click the Save button. Click the Delete All button to delete all the entries in the table. Click the Next button to go to the next page, or click the Previous button to return to the previous page.

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    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router To add a new schedule, follow the steps below: 1. Click Add New... button shown in Figure 4-65 and the next screen will pop-up as shown in Figure 4-66. 2. In Schedule Description field, create a unique description for the schedule (e.g.

  • Page 80: Static Routing

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Then you will go back to the Schedule Settings page and see the following list. 4.12 Static Routing A static route is a pre-determined path that network information must travel to reach a specific host or network. To add or delete a route, work in the area under the Static Routing page.

  • Page 81

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Click the Modify in the entry you want to modify. If you want to delete the entry, click the Delete. Modify the information. Click the Save button. Click the Enable All button to make all entries enabled.

  • Page 82: Binding Settings

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Click Enable to enable this entry. Click the Clear button to clear a single entry. Click the Clear All button to clear all entries. Click the Save button to save all configurations. Note: The conversion relation of bandwidth: 1Mbps = 1000Kbps.

  • Page 83

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Bind - Check this option to enable ARP binding for a specific device. Modify - To modify or delete an existing entry. When you want to add or modify an IP & MAC Binding entry, you can click the Add New… button or Modify button, and then you will go to the next page.

  • Page 84: Arp List, Dynamic Dns

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Figure 4-73 Find IP & MAC Binding Entry Click the Enable All button to make all entries enabled. Click the Delete All button to delete all entries. 4.14.2 ARP List To manage the computer, you could observe the computers in the LAN by checking the relationship of MAC address and IP address on the ARP list, and you could also configure the items on the ARP list.

  • Page 85: Comexe.cn Ddns, Dyndns.org Ddns

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router host and domain name to a dynamic Internet IP Address. It is useful when you are hosting your own website, FTP server, or other server behind the router. Before using this feature, you need to sign up for DDNS service providers such as www.dyndns.org.

  • Page 86: No-ip.com Ddns

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Figure 4-76 Dyndns.org DDNS Settings To set up for DDNS, follow these instructions: Type the User Name for your DDNS account. Type the Password for your DDNS account. Type the Domain Name you received from dynamic DNS service provider here.

  • Page 87: System Tools, Time Settings

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router To set up for DDNS, follow these instructions: Type the User Name for your DDNS account. Type the Password for your DDNS account. Type the Domain Name you received from dynamic DNS service provider. Click the Login button to log in the DDNS service.

  • Page 88

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Figure 4-79 Time settings Time Zone - Select your local time zone from this pull down list. Date - Enter your local date in MM/DD/YY into the right blanks. Time - Enter your local time in HH/MM/SS into the right blanks.

  • Page 89: Diagnostic

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Internet. To set Daylight Saving: Check the box to enable Daylight Saving. Select the start time from the drop-down lists in the Start field. Select the end time from the drop-down lists in the End field.

  • Page 90

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Figure 4-81 Diagnostic Tools Diagnostic Tool - Check the radio button to select one diagnostic too. Ping - This diagnostic tool troubleshoots connectivity, reachability, and name resolution to a given host or gateway. Traceroute - This diagnostic tool tests the performance of a connection.

  • Page 91: Firmware Upgrade

    Router’s current hardware version. To upgrade the Router's firmware, follow these instructions below: Download a most recent firmware upgrade file from our website (www.tp-link.com). Enter or select the path name where you save the downloaded file on the computer into the File Name blank.

  • Page 92: Factory Defaults

    150Mbps Wireless N Router Note: New firmware versions are posted at http://www.tp-link.com and can be downloaded for free. There is no need to upgrade the firmware unless the new firmware has a new feature you want to use. However, when experiencing problems caused by the Router rather than the configuration, you can try to upgrade the firmware.

  • Page 93: Reboot

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Figure 4-85 Backup & Restore Configuration Click the Backup button to save all configuration settings as a backup file in your local computer. To upgrade the Router's configuration, follow these instructions. • Click the Browse button to find the configuration file which you want to restore.

  • Page 94: Password, System Log

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router 4.16.7 Password Choose menu “System Tools → Password”, and then you can change the factory default user name and password of the Router in the next screen as shown in Figure 4-87. Figure 4-87 Password...

  • Page 95

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Figure 4-88 System Log Auto Mail Feature - Indicates whether auto mail feature is enabled or not. Mail Settings - Set the receiving and sending mailbox address, server address, validation information as well as the timetable for Auto Mail Feature, as shown in Figure 4-89.

  • Page 96: Statistics

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router You can log on the relevant website for help if you are not clear with the address. • Authentication - Most SMTP Server requires Authentication. It is required by most mailboxes that need User Name and Password to log in.

  • Page 97

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Figure 4-90 Statistics Current Statistics Status - Enable or Disable. The default value is disabled. To enable it, click the Enable button. If it is disabled, the function of DoS protection in Security settings will be disabled.

  • Page 98

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Statistics Table: IP/MAC Address The IP and MAC address are displayed with related statistics. Packets The total number of packets received and transmitted by the Router. Total Bytes The total number of bytes received and transmitted by the Router.

  • Page 99: Appendix A: Faq

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Appendix A: FAQ How do I configure the Router to access Internet by ADSL users? First, configure the ADSL Modem configured in RFC1483 bridge model. Connect the Ethernet cable from your ADSL Modem to the WAN port on the Router. The telephone cord plugs into the Line port of the ADSL Modem.

  • Page 100

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router How do I configure the Router to access Internet by Ethernet users? Login to the Router, click the “Network” menu on the left of your browser, and click "WAN" submenu. On the WAN page, select “Dynamic IP” for "WAN Connection Type", finish by clicking “Save”.

  • Page 101

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Figure A-5 Add or Modify a Virtual server Entry Note: Your opposite side should call your WAN IP, which is displayed on the “Status” page. How to enable DMZ Host: Log in to the Router, click the “Forwarding” menu on the left of your browser, and click "DMZ"...

  • Page 102

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router F igure A-7 Remote Management Note: If the above configuration takes effect, you can visit and configure the Router by typing http://192.168.0.1:88 (the Router’s LAN IP address: Web Management Port) in the address field of the Web browser. If the LAN IP of the modem connected with your router is 192.168.1.x, the default LAN IP of the Router will automatically switch from 192.168.0.1 to...

  • Page 103

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Figure A-9 Add or Modify a Virtual server Entry The wireless stations cannot connect to the Router. Make sure the "Wireless Router Radio" is enabled. Make sure that the wireless stations' SSID accord with the Router's SSID.

  • Page 104: Appendix B: Configuring The Pcs

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Appendix B: Configuring the PCs In this section, we’ll introduce how to install and configure the TCP/IP correctly in Windows XP. First make sure your Ethernet Adapter is working, refer to the adapter’s manual if needed.

  • Page 105

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router In the prompt page that showed below, double click on the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP). Figure B-2 The following TCP/IP Properties window will display and the IP Address tab is open on this window by default.

  • Page 106

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Select Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server automatically, as shown in the Figure below: Figure B-3 -98-...

  • Page 107: Appendix C: Specifications

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Appendix C: Specifications General IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE802.11n, IEEE802.11b, IEEE Standards 802.11g Protocols TCP/IP, PPPoE, DHCP, ICMP, NAT, SNTP One 10/100M Auto-Negotiation WAN RJ45 port, Two 10/100M Ports Auto-Negotiation LAN RJ45 ports supporting Auto MDI/MDIX 10BASE-T: UTP category 3, 4, 5 cable (maximum 100m) EIA/TIA-568 100Ω...

  • Page 108: Appendix D: Glossary

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router Appendix D: Glossary 802.11n - 802.11n builds upon previous 802.11 standards by adding MIMO (multiple-input multiple-output). MIMO uses multiple transmitter and receiver antennas to allow for increased data throughput via spatial multiplexing and increased range by exploiting the spatial diversity, perhaps through coding schemes like Alamouti coding.

  • Page 109

    TL-WR720N 150Mbps Wireless N Router identifying a wireless local area network. For the wireless devices in a network to communicate with each other, all devices must be configured with the same SSID. This is typically the configuration parameter for a wireless PC card. It corresponds to the ESSID in the wireless Access Point and to the wireless network name.

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