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  • Page 2 COPYRIGHT & TRADEMARKS Specifications are subject to change without notice. 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.
  • Page 3: 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 ... 3 2.3.1 The Front Panel ...
  • Page 4 5.9.1 DDNS ... 36 5.9.2 DDNS... 36 5.10 System Tools... 37 5.10.1 Time ... 38 5.10.2 Firmware ... 38 5.10.3 Factory Defaults... 39 5.10.4 Reboot ... 39 5.10.5 Password ... 40 5.10.6 Log... 41 5.10.7 Statistics... 41 Appendix A: FAQ... 43 Appendix B: Configuring the PCs...
  • Page 5: Package Contents

    Package contents The following contents should be found in your box: One TL-R460 Cable/DSL Router One AC power Adapter for TL-R460 Cable/DSL Router Quick Installation Guide One Resource CD for TL-R460 Cable/DSL Router, including: • This Guide • 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-R460 Cable/DSL Router for assistance.
  • Page 6: Chapter 1: About This Guide

    TL-R460 Cable/DSL Router User Guide Chapter 1: About this Guide Thank you for choosing the TL-R460 Cable/DSL Router. This router provides dedicated solutions for Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) networks. With your network all connected, your local network can share Internet access, files and fun for multiple PCs through one ISP account.
  • Page 7: Chapter 2: Introduction

    Chapter 2: Introduction 2.1 Overview of the Router The TL-R460 Cable/DSL Router integrates a 4-port switch, firewall, and NAT-router. Its design is dedicated to Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) network solutions. The TL-R460 Cable/DSL Router will allow you to connect your network better than ever, sharing Internet Access, files and fun, easily and securely.
  • Page 8: The Rear Panel

    indicate connections. Viewed from left to right. Table 2-1 describes the LEDs on the front panel of the router. Figure 2-1: Front Panel sketch Name Action Not lit The router works properly Lit up The router has a hardware error Not lit The router has a hardware error Lit up...
  • Page 9: Chapter 3: Connecting The Router

    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 (It’s not necessary if you connect the router to Ethernet) Each PC on the LAN needs a working Ethernet Adapter and an Ethernet cable with RJ45 connectors TCP/IP protocol must be installed on each PC Web browser, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or later, Netscape Navigator...
  • Page 10 TL-R460 Cable/DSL Router User Guide RESET To WAN To LAN Switch/Hub XDSL Cable Ethernet ( 、 、 ) Figure 3-1 Hardware Installation of the TL-R460 Cable/DSL Router - 6 -...
  • Page 11: Chapter 4: Quick Installation Guide

    Chapter 4: Quick Installation Guide After connecting the TL-R460 router into your network, you should configure it. This chapter describes how to configure the basic functions of your TL-R460 Cable/DSL Router. These procedures only take you a few minutes. You can access the Internet via the router immediately after it has been successfully configured.
  • Page 12: Quick Installation Guide

    your PC and the router has been established. Figure 4-2 Failed result of Ping command If the result displayed is similar to what shown in figure 4-2, it means that your PC has not connected to the router. If so, refer to the following steps for a solution. Is the connection between your PC and the router correct? Note: The Link/Act LEDs of LAN port on the router and LEDs on your PC's adapter should be lit.
  • Page 13 TL-R460 Cable/DSL Router User Guide 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. If the User Name and Password are correct, you can configure the router using the web browser.
  • Page 14 ISP. These fields are case sensitive. If you have difficulty with this process, please 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.
  • Page 15: Chapter 5: Configuring The Router

    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 nine main menus on the left of the web-based utility. Submenus will be available after you click one of the main menus.
  • Page 16: Quick Setup

    TL-R460 Cable/DSL 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.
  • Page 17: Wan

    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: Subnet Mask - An address code that determines the size of the network. Normally use as the subnet mask.
  • Page 18 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.
  • Page 19 TL-R460 Cable/DSL 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
  • Page 20 TL-R460 Cable/DSL Router User Guide Click Logout to end 802.1x authentication. If you choose PPPoE, you should enter the following parameters (figure 5-6): Figure 5-6 WAN - PPPoE User Name/Password - Enter the User Name and Password provided by your ISP. These fields are case-sensitive.
  • Page 21 TL-R460 Cable/DSL Router User Guide that you wish to have the Internet connecting last unless a new link is requested. Caution: Sometimes the connection cannot be disconnected although you specify a time to Max Idle Time. This is because there may still be active applications in the background, which may cause fee accounted by your ISP.
  • Page 22: Mac Clone

    5.4.3 MAC Clone You can configure the MAC address of the WAN port on this page, figure 5-8: Figure 5-8 MAC Address Clone Some ISPs require that you register the MAC address of your adapter, which is connected to your cable, DSL modem or Ethernet during installation. You do not generally need to change anything here.
  • Page 23: Dhcp Settings

    5.5.1 DHCP Settings The router is set up by default as a DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server, which provides the TCP/IP configuration for all the PCs that are connected to the router on the LAN. The DHCP Server can be configured on the page (shown in figure 5-10): DHCP Server - Enable or Disable the DHCP server.
  • Page 24: Address Reservation

    DHCP Client attached to the router (figure 5-11): Figure 5-11 DHCP Clients List Index - The index of the DHCP Client Client Name - The name of the DHCP client MAC Address - The MAC address of the DHCP client Assigned IP - The IP address that the router has allocated to the DHCP client.
  • Page 25: Forwarding

    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. Click the Save button when finished.
  • Page 26 Service Port - The numbers of External Ports. You can type a service port or a range of service ports (the format is XXX – YYY, XXX is Start port, YYY is End port). IP Address - The IP address of the PC running the service application Protocol - The protocol used for this application, either TCP, UDP, or All (all protocols supported by the router).
  • Page 27: Port Triggering

    Click the Save button. To delete a service entry: Clear the entry's all information except for the Protocol pull-down list. Click the Save button. To delete all service entries: 1. Click the Clear All button. 2. Click the Save button Click the Next button to go to the next page and Click the Previous button to return the previous page.
  • Page 28 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). Incoming Ports Range - The port or port range used by the remote system when it responds to the outgoing request.
  • Page 29: Dmz

    Note: When the trigger connection is released, the according opening ports will be closed. Each rule allowed to be used only by one host on LAN synchronously. The trigger connection of other hosts on LAN will be refused. Incoming Port Range cannot overlap each other. 5.6.3 DMZ The DMZ host feature allows one local host to be exposed to the Internet for a special-purpose service such as Internet gaming or videoconferencing.
  • Page 30: Security

    Enable UPnP - UPnP can be enabled or disabled by clicking the Enable or Disable button. As allowing this may present a risk to security, this feature is disabled by default. Current UPnP Settings Table - this table displays the current UPnP information. App Description –...
  • Page 31: Ip Address Filtering

    Figure 5-19 Firewall Settings Enable Firewall - The general firewall switch is on or off. Enable IP Address Filtering - Set IP Address Filtering is enabled or disabled. There are two default filtering rules of IP Address Filtering, either Allow or Reny passing through the router.
  • Page 32 To disable the IP Address Filtering feature, keep the default setting, Disabled. To set up an IP Address Filtering entry, click Enable Firewall and Enable IP Address Filtering on the Firewall page, and click the Add New… button. The page " Add or Modify an IP Address Filtering entry "...
  • Page 33: Domain Filtering

    TL-R460 Cable/DSL Router User Guide Click the Disable All button to disable all entries. Click the Delete All button to delete all entries You can change the entry’s order as desired. Fore entries are before hind entries. Enter the ID number in the first box you want to move and another ID number in the second box you want to move to, and then click the Move button to change the entry’s order.
  • Page 34 Figure 5-23 Add or Modify a Domain Filtering entry To add or modify a Domain Filtering entry, follow these instructions: Effective Time - Enter a range of time in HHMM format, which point to the range time for the entry to take effect. For example, 0803 - 1705, the entry will take effect from 08:03 to 17:05.
  • Page 35: Mac Filtering

    5.7.4 MAC Filtering Like the IP Address Filtering page, the MAC Address Filtering page (shown in figure 5-24) allows you to control access to the Internet by users on your local network based on their MAC addresses. Figure 5-24 MAC Address Filtering Before setting up MAC Filtering entries, you must ensure that Enable Firewall and Enable MAC Filtering have been selected on the Firewall page.
  • Page 36: Remote Management

    Click the Enable All button to enable all entries. Click the Disable All button to disable all entries. 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.
  • Page 37: Advanced Security

    router's password. After successfully entering the password, you will be able to access the router's web-based utility. Note: Be sure to change the router's default password to a very secure password. 5.7.6 Advanced Security Using Advanced Security page (shown in figure 5-27), you can protect the router from being attacked by TCP-SYN Flood, UDP Flood and ICMP-Flood from LAN.
  • Page 38: Static Routing

    value between 5 ~ 3600 packets. When the current UPD-FLOOD Packets numbers are beyond the set value, the router will start up the blocking function immediately. Enable TCP-SYN-FLOOD Attack Filtering - Enable or Disable the TCP-SYN- FLOOD Attack Filtering. TCP-SYN-FLOOD Packets threshold: (5 ~ 3600) - The default value is 50. Enter a value between 5 ~ 3600 packets.
  • Page 39: Ddns

    To add static routing entries: 1. Enter the following data: Destination IP Address - The Destination IP Address is the address of the network or host that you want to assign to a static route. Subnet Mask - The Subnet Mask determines which portion of an IP address is the network portion, and which portion is the host portion.
  • Page 40: Ddns

    5.9.1 DDNS If your selected dynamic DNS Service Provider is The page shown in figure 5-30 will appear: Figure 5-30 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.
  • Page 41: System Tools

    Figure 5-31 DDNS Settings To set up for DDNS, follow these instructions: Type the domain names your dynamic DNS service provider gave. Type the User Name for your DDNS account. Type the Password for your DDNS account. Click the Login button to login to the DDNS service. Connection Status: The status of the DDNS service connection is displayed here.
  • Page 42: Time

    5.10.1 Time You can set the time manually or get GMT from the Internet for the router on this page (shown in figure 5-33): 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 43: 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 44: Password

    Figure 5-36 Reboot the router Click the Reboot button to reboot the router. Some settings of the router will take effect only after rebooting, which include: • Change LAN IP Address. (System will reboot automatically) • MAC Clone (system will reboot automatically) •...
  • Page 45: Log

    5.10.6 Log This page (shown in figure 5-38) allows you to query the Logs of the router. The router can keep logs of all traffic. You can query the logs to find what happened to the router. Click the Refresh button to refresh the logs. Click the Clear Log button to clear all the logs.
  • Page 46 Statistics Table: The IP address displayed with statistics IP Address The total amount of packets received and transmitted by the router. Packets Total The total amount of bytes received and transmitted by the router. Bytes The total amount of packets received and transmitted in the last Packets Packets Statistic interval seconds.
  • Page 47: Appendix A: Faq

    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. Login to the router, click the “Network”...
  • Page 48 your browser, and then click "MAC Clone" submenu link. On the "MAC Clone" page, if your PC’s MAC address is a proper MAC address, click the "Clone MAC Address" button and your PC’s MAC address will fill in the "WAN MAC Address"...
  • Page 49 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.
  • Page 50: Appendix B: Configuring The Pcs

    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.
  • Page 51 window that appears. An example is shown in the following figure: Figure B-3 Configuration tab 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: •...
  • Page 52 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.
  • Page 53 TL-R460 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 into the Domain field.
  • Page 54 TL-R460 Cable/DSL 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. - 50 -...
  • Page 55: Appendix C: Specifications

    Appendix C: Specifications General Standards IEEE 802.3, 802.3u Protocols TCP/IP, PPPoE, DHCP, ICMP, NAT, SNTP 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) 100BASE-TX: UTP category 5, 5e cable (maximum 100m) Power Supply 9V~ 0.8A...
  • Page 56: Appendix D: Glossary

    TL-R460 Cable/DSL Router User Guide Appendix D: Glossary DDNS (Dynamic Domain Name System) - The capability of assigning a fixed host and domain name to a dynamic Internet IP address. DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) - A protocol that automatically configure the TCP/IP parameters for the all the PCs that are connected to a DHCP server.
  • Page 57: Appendix E: Contact Information

    TL-R460 Cable/DSL Router User Guide Appendix E: Contact Information For help with the installation or operation of the TP-LINK TL-R460 Cable/DSL Router, please contact us. E-mail: Website: - 53 -...