TP-Link TL-WR641G User Manual

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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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    CE Declaration of Conformity For the following equipment: TL-WR641G Is herewith confirmed to comply with the requirements set out in the Council Directive on the Approximation of the Laws of the Member States relating to Electromagnetic Compatibility (89/336/EEC), Low-voltage Directive (73/23/EEC) and the Amendment Directive (93/68/EEC), the procedures given in European Council Directive 99/5/EC and 89/3360EEC.

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    EN 60950-1: 2001 EN 55022: 1998 + A1: 2000 + A2: 2003 EN61000-3-2:2001 EN61000-3-3:2001 EN 55024: 1998 +A1: 2001 + A2: 2003 European standards dictate maximum radiated transmit power of 100mW EIRP and frequency range 2.400-2.4835GHz; In France, the equipment must be restricted to the 2.4465-2.4835GHz frequency range and must be restricted to indoor use.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Package contents... 1 Chapter 1: About this Guide ... 2 1.1 Purposes... 2 1.2 Conventions ... 2 1.3 Overview of this User Guide ... 2 Chapter 2: Introduction... 3 2.1 Overview of the Router ... 3 2.2 Features... 3 2.3 Panel Layout ... 4 2.3.1 The Front Panel ...

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    5.8.5 Remote Management ... 39 5.8.6 Advanced Security ... 40 5.9 Static Routing... 42 5.10 DDNS... 43 5.10.1 DDNS ... 43 5.10.2 DDNS... 44 5.11 System Tools ... 44 5.11.1 Firmware ... 45 5.11.2 Factory Defaults ... 45 5.11.3 Reboot ...

  • Page 7: Package Contents

    • Other Helpful Information Wall-mounting screws Note: If any of the listed contents are damaged or missing, please contact the retailer from whom you purchased the TL-WR641G 108Mbps Wireless Router for assistance. 108M Wireless Router User Guide - 1 -...

  • Page 8: Chapter 1: About This Guide, Purposes, Conventions, Overview Of This User Guide

    108M Wireless Router User Guide Chapter 1: About this Guide Thank you for choosing the TL-WR641G 108Mbps Wireless Router. This router provides dedicated solution for Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) networks. With your network all connected, your local wired or wireless network can share Internet access, files and fun for multiple PCs through one ISP account.

  • Page 9: Chapter 2: Introduction, Overview Of The Router, Features

    The TL-WR641G 108Mbps Wireless Router integrates 4-port Switch, firewall, NAT-router and Wireless AP. Its design is dedicated to Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) wireless network solutions. The TL-WR641G 108Mbps Wireless Router will allow you to connect your network wirelessly better than ever, sharing Internet Access, files and fun, easily and securely.

  • Page 10: Panel Layout, The Front Panel, The Rear Panel

    2.3 Panel Layout 2.3.1 The Front Panel The front panel of the TL-WR641G consists of several LED indicators, which is designed to indicate connections. Viewed from left to right. Table 2-1 describes the LEDs on the front panel of the router.

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    WAN RJ45 port for connecting the router to a cable, DSL modem or Ethernet Four LAN 10/100Mbps RJ45 ports for connecting the router to the local PCs AC power socket: only use the power adapter supplied with the TL-WR641G 108Mbps Wireless Router, use of a different adapter may result in product damage.

  • Page 12: Chapter 3: Connecting The Router, System Requirements, Installation Environment Requirements, Connecting The Router

    TL-WR641G Chapter 3: Connecting the Router 3.1 System Requirements Broadband Internet Access Service (DSL/Cable/Ethernet) One DSL/Cable modem that has an RJ45 connector (you do not need it if you connect the router to Ethernet) Each PC on the LAN needs a working Ethernet Adapter and an Ethernet cable with...

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    TL-WR641G 108M Wireless Router User Guide RESET To WAN To LAN Switch/Hub XDSL Cable Ethernet ( 、 、 ) Figure 3-1 Hardware Installation of the TL-WR641G 108Mbps Wireless Router - 7 -...

  • Page 14: Chapter 4: Quick Installation Guide, Tcp/ip Configuration

    TL-WR641G Chapter 4: Quick Installation Guide After connecting the TL-WR641G Router into your network, you should configure it. This chapter describes how to configure the basic functions of your TL-WR641G Wireless Router. These procedures only take you a few minutes. You can access the Internet via the router immediately after successfully configured.

  • Page 15: Quick Installation Guide

    TL-WR641G PC and the router has been established. Figure 4-2 Failed result of Ping command If the result displayed is similar to that shown in figure 4-2, it means that your PC has not connected to the router. Please check it following these steps:...

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    TL-WR641G Note: If the above screen does not prompt, it means that your web-browser has been set to a proxy. Go to Tools menu>Internet Options>Connections>LAN Settings, in the screen that appears, cancel the Using Proxy checkbox, and click OK to finish it.

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    TL-WR641G contact your ISP. If you choose " Dynamic IP", the router will automatically receive the IP parameters from your ISP without needing to enter any parameters. If you Choose "Static IP", the Static IP settings page will appear, shown in figure 4-8: Figure 4-8 Quick Setup - Static IP Note: The IP parameters should have been provided by your ISP.

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    TL-WR641G all wireless devices on your network. The default SSID is TP-LINK. This value is case-sensitive. For example, TP-LINK is NOT the same as TP-Link. Region - Select your region from the pull-down list. This field specifies the region where the wireless function of the router can be used. It may be illegal to use the wireless function of the router in a region other than one of those specified in this filed.

  • Page 19: Chapter 5: Configuring The Router, Login, Status

    TL-WR641G Chapter 5: Configuring the Router This chapter describes each web page's key functions. 5.1 login After your successful login, you can configure and manage the router. There are ten main menus on the left of the web-based utility. Submenus will be available after you click one of the main menus.

  • Page 20: Quick Setup, Network

    TL-WR641G 108M Wireless Router User Guide Figure 5-1 Router Status 5.3 Quick Setup Please refer to Section 4.2: "Quick Installation Guide." 5.4 Network Figure 5-2 the Network menu There are three submenus under the Network menu (shown in figure 5-2): LAN, WAN and MAC Clone.

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    TL-WR641G 5.4.1 LAN You can configure the IP parameters of LAN on this page. MAC Address - the physical address of the router, as seen from the LAN. The value can't be changed. IP Address - Enter the IP address of your router in dotted-decimal notation (factory default:

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    TL-WR641G 108M Wireless Router User Guide Figure 5-4 WAN - Dynamic IP This page displays the WAN IP parameters assigned dynamically by your ISP, including IP address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, etc. Click the Renew button to renew the IP parameters from your ISP. Click the Release button to release the IP parameters.

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    TL-WR641G 108M Wireless Router User Guide Figure 5-5 WAN - Static IP You should type the following parameters into the spaces provided: IP Address - Enter the IP address in dotted-decimal notation provided by your ISP. Subnet Mask - Enter the subnet Mask in dotted-decimal notation provided by your ISP, usually is

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    TL-WR641G 108M Wireless Router User Guide User Name/Password - Enter the User Name and Password provided by your ISP. These fields are case-sensitive. Connect on Demand - You can configure the router to disconnect your Internet connection after a specified period of inactivity (Max Idle Time). If your Internet...

  • Page 25: Mac Clone

    TL-WR641G Packet MTU - The default MTU size is 1492 bytes, which value is usually fine. For some ISPs, you need modify the MTU. This should not be done unless you are sure it is necessary for your ISP. Service Name/AC Name - The service name and AC (Access Concentrator) name, this should not be done unless you are sure it is necessary for your ISP.

  • Page 26: Wireless, Wireless Settings

    SSID - Enter a value of up to 32 characters. The same name (SSID) must be assigned to all wireless devices in your network. The default SSID is TP-LINK, but it is recommended strongly that you change your networks name (SSID) to a...

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    TL-WR641G different value. This value is case-sensitive. For example, TP-LINK is NOT the same as TP-Link. Region - Select your region from the pull-down list. This field specifies the region where the wireless function of the router can be used. It may be illegal to use the wireless function of the router in a region other than one of those specified in this filed.

  • Page 28: Mac Filtering

    TL-WR641G Hexadecimal format stands for any combination of hexadecimal digits (0-9, a-f, A-F) in the specified length. WEP Key settings - Select which of the four keys will be used and enter the matching WEP key information for your network in the selected key radio button.

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    TL-WR641G Figure 5-11: Wireless MAC address Filtering The Wireless MAC Filtering feature allows you to control wireless stations accessing the router, which depend on the station's MAC addresses. MAC Address - The wireless station's MAC address that you want to access.

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    TL-WR641G 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 is XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX (X is any hexadecimal digit). For example: 00-0A-EB-B0-00-0B. Enter a simple description of the wireless station in the Description field. For example: Wireless station A.

  • Page 31: Wireless Statistics

    TL-WR641G MAC Address field, enter wireless station B in the Description field, select Deny in the Privilege pull-down list and select Enabled in the Status pull-down list. Click the Save and the Return button. 6. Click the Add New... button and enter the MAC address 00-0A-EB-00-07-8A in the...

  • Page 32: Dhcp, Dhcp Settings

    TL-WR641G If the numbers of connected wireless stations go beyond one page, click the Next button to go to the next page and click the Previous button to return the previous page. Note: This page will be refreshed automatically every 5 seconds.

  • Page 33: Dhcp Clients List, Address Reservation

    TL-WR641G IP Address. The range of the time is 1 ~ 2880 minutes. The default value is 120 minutes. Default Gateway - (Optional.) Suggest to input the IP address of the LAN port of the router, default value is Default Domain - (Optional.) Input the domain name of your network.

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    TL-WR641G Figure 5-17 Address Reservation MAC Address - The MAC address of the PC of which you want to reserve IP address. Assigned IP Address - The IP address of the router reserved. To Reserve IP addresses: Enter the MAC address (The format for the MAC Address is XX-XX-XX-XX -XX-XX.) and IP address in dotted-decimal notation of the computer you wish to add.

  • Page 35: Forwarding, Virtual Servers

    TL-WR641G 5.7 Forwarding Figure 5-18 the Forwarding menu There are four submenus under the Forwarding menu (shown in figure 5-18): Virtual Servers, Port Triggering, DMZ and UPnP. Click any of them, and you will be able to configure the corresponding function. The detailed explanations for each submenu are provided below.

  • Page 36: Port Triggering

    TL-WR641G Enable - The Enable checkbox to enable the virtual server entry. Common Service Port – Some common services already list in the pull-down list. To setup a virtual server entry: Select the service you want to use from the Common Service Port list, and select the ID you want to use, and click Copy to button.

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    TL-WR641G Once configured, operation is as follows: A local host makes an outgoing connection using a destination port number defined in the Trigger Port field. 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.

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    TL-WR641G Select the protocol used for Incoming Ports Range from the pull-down list, either TCP,UDP, or All. Select the Enable checkbox to enable. Click the Save button to save the new rule. There are many popular applications in the Popular Application list. You can select it and the ID, then click the Copy to button, the application will fill in the Trigger Port, incoming Ports Range boxes and select the Enable checkbox.

  • Page 39: Upnp

    TL-WR641G To assign a computer or server to be a DMZ server: Click the Enable radio button Enter the local host IP Address in the DMZ Host IP Address field Click the Save button. Note: After you set the DMZ host, the firewall related to the host will not work.

  • Page 40: Security, Firewall

    TL-WR641G 5.8 Security Figure 5-23 the Security menu There are six submenus under the Security menu (shown in figure 5-23): Firewall, IP Address Filtering, Domain Filtering, MAC Filtering, Remote Management and Advanced Security. Click any of them, and you will be able to configure the corresponding function.

  • Page 41: Ip Address Filtering

    TL-WR641G Enable Domain Filtering - set Domain Filtering is enabled or disabled. Enable MAC Filtering - set MAC Address Filtering is enabled or disabled. You can select the default filtering rules of MAC Address Filtering, either Allow or Reny accessing the router.

  • Page 42: Domain Filtering

    TL-WR641G WAN IP Address - type a WAN IP Address or a range of WAN IP Addresses in the field, in dotted-decimal notation format. For example, – Keep the field open, which means all WAN IP Addresses have been put into the field.

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    TL-WR641G 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… button. The page " Add or Modify a Domain Filtering entry "...

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    TL-WR641G 108M Wireless Router User Guide For example, if you want to block the PCs on your LAN to access websites, and websites with .net in the end on the Internet while no limit for other websites, you should specify the following Domain filtering list: 5.8.4 MAC Filtering...

  • Page 45: Remote Management

    TL-WR641G Enter the appropriate MAC Address into the MAC Address field. The format of the MAC Address is XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX (X is any hexadecimal digit). For example: 00-0E-AE-B0-00-0B. Type the description of the PC in the Description field. Fox example: John’s PC.

  • Page 46: Advanced Security

    TL-WR641G Web Management Port - Web browser access normally uses the standard HTTP service port 80. This router’s default remote management web port number is For greater security, you can change the remote management web interface to a custom port by entering that number in this box provided. Choose a number between 1024 and 65534, but do not use the number of any common service port.

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    TL-WR641G between 5 and 60 seconds in the pull-down list. The Packets Statistic interval value indicates the time section of the packets statistic. The result of the statistic used for analysis by SYN Flood, UDP Flood and ICMP-Flood. DoS protection - Enable or Disable the DoS protection function. Only when it is enabled, will the flood filters be effective.

  • Page 48: Static Routing

    TL-WR641G Host MAC Address - The MAC address that blocked by DoS are displayed here. To update this page and to show the current blocked host, click on the Refresh button. Click the Clear All button to clear all displayed entries. After the table is empty the blocked host will regain the capability to access Internet.

  • Page 49: Ddns, Ddns

    TL-WR641G Click the Clear All button. Click the Save button. Note: You can set up to 8 entries. 5.10 DDNS The router offers a Dynamic Domain Name System (DDNS) feature. DDNS lets you assign a fixed 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.

  • Page 50: Ddns, System Tools

    TL-WR641G 5.10.2 DDNS If your selected dynamic DNS Service Provider is The page will appear that shown in figure 5-36: Figure 5-36 DDNS Settings To set up for DDNS, follow these instructions: Type the domain names your dynamic DNS service provider gave.

  • Page 51: Firmware, Factory Defaults

    To upgrade the router's firmware, follow these instructions: Download a more recent firmware upgrade file from the TP-LINK website ( Run a TFTP Server on a PC on your LAN, and take the file in the TFTP server’s path.

  • Page 52: Reboot, Password

    TL-WR641G router. Figure 5-39 Restore Factory Default Click the Restore button to reset all configuration settings to their default values. • The default User Name: admin • The default Password: admin • The default IP Address: • The default Subnet Mask: Note: Any settings you have saved will be lost when the default settings are restored.

  • Page 53: Statistics

    TL-WR641G 108M Wireless Router User Guide Figure 5-41 Password It is strongly recommended that you change the factory default user name and password of the router. All users who try to access the router's web-based utility or Quick Setup will be prompted for the router's user name and password.

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    TL-WR641G Current Statistics Status - Enable or Disable. The default value is disabled. To enable, click the Enable button. If disabled, the function of DoS protection in Security settings will be ineffective. Packets Statistics Interval - The default value is 10. Select a value between 5 and 60 seconds in the pull-down list.

  • Page 55: Appendix A: Faq

    TL-WR641G 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.

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    TL-WR641G your browser, and then click "MAC Clone" submenu link. On the "MAC Clone" page, if your PC’s MAC address is proper MAC address, click the "Clone MAC Address" button and your PC’s MAC address will fill in the "WAN MAC Address"...

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    TL-WR641G I want to build a WEB Server on the LAN, what should I do? Because the WEB Server port 80 will interfere with the WEB management port 80 on the router, you must change the WEB management port number to avoid interference.

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    TL-WR641G 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. Make sure the wireless stations have right KEY for encryption when the router is encrypted.

  • Page 59: Appendix B: Configuring The Pcs

    TL-WR641G Appendix B: Configuring the PCs In this section, we’ll introduce how to install and configure the TCP/IP correctly in Windows 95/98. First make sure your Ethernet Adapter is working, refer to the adapter’s manual if needed. Install TCP/IP component On the Windows taskbar, click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.

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    TL-WR641G Figure B-3 Configuration tab 3) Click on Properties. The following TCP/IP Properties window will display and the IP Address tab is open on this window by default. Now you have two ways to configure the TCP/IP protocol below: •...

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    TL-WR641G Figure B-5 Gateway tab Choose Disable DNS on the DNS configuration tab, as shown in the following figure: Figure B-6 DNS Configuration tab • Setting IP address manually Select Specify an IP address on IP Address tab, as shown in the following figure.

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    TL-WR641G Figure B-7 IP Address tab Type the router’s LAN IP address (the default IP is into the New gateway field on the Gateway tab, and click on the Add button, as shown in the figure: Figure B-8 Gateway tab On the DNS Configuration tab, click Enable DNS radio, and type your computer name in to the Host field and a Domain (such as

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    TL-WR641G 108M Wireless Router User Guide click Add button. Shown below: Figure B-9 DNS Configuration tab Now, all the configurations are finished, it will take effect after reboot. - 57 -...

  • Page 64: Appendix C: Specifications

    TL-WR641G Appendix C: Specifications General Standards IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, 802.11b and 802.11g Protocols TCP/IP, PPPoE, DHCP, ICMP, NAT Ports One 10/100M Auto-Negotiation WAN RJ45 port, Four 10/100M Auto-Negotiation LAN RJ45 ports supporting Auto MDI/MDIX Cabling Type 10BASE-T: UTP category 3, 4, 5 cable (maximum 100m)

  • Page 65: Appendix D: Glossary

    TL-WR641G 108M Wireless Router User Guide Appendix D: Glossary WLAN Transmission Technology - 108M Super G WLAN 108M Super G Transmission Technology employs multiple performance-enhancing techniques including packet bursting, fast frames, data compression, and dynamic turbo mode that combine to improve the throughput and range of wireless networking products.

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    TL-WR641G 108M Wireless Router User Guide Domain Name - A descriptive name for an address or group of addresses on the Internet. DoS (Denial of Service) - A hacker attack designed to prevent your computer or network from operating or communicating.

  • Page 67: Appendix E: Contact Information

    TL-WR641G 108M Wireless Router User Guide Appendix E: Contact Information For help with the installation or operation of the TP-LINK TL-WR641G 108Mbps Wireless Router, please contact us. E-mail: Website: - 61 -...

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