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TL-R402M
Cable/DSL Router
Rev: 3.0.2
1910010053

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  • Page 1 TL-R402M Cable/DSL Router Rev: 3.0.2 1910010053...
  • Page 2 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.
  • Page 3: Fcc Statement

    FCC STATEMENT This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
  • Page 4 Do not use this product near water, for example, in a wet basement or near a swimming pool. Avoid using this product during an electrical storm. There may be a remote risk of electric shock from lightning.
  • Page 5: Package Contents

    Make sure that the package contains the above items. If any of the listed items are damaged or missing, please contact with your distributor. Conventions The router or TL-R402M mentioned in this guide stands for TL-R402M Cable/DSL Router without any explanation.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction ...1 Overview of the Router ... 1 Features... 1 Panel Layout... 2 1.3.1 The Front Panel ... 2 1.3.2 The Rear Panel... 3 Chapter 2. Connecting the Router ...4 System Requirements... 4 Installation Environment Requirements ... 4 Connecting the Router ...
  • Page 7 Forwarding... 23 4.6.1 Virtual Servers ... 23 4.6.2 Port Triggering ... 25 4.6.3 DMZ ... 27 4.6.4 UPnP... 28 Security... 29 4.7.1 Firewall... 29 4.7.2 IP Address Filtering... 30 4.7.3 Domain Filtering... 33 4.7.4 MAC Filtering ... 34 4.7.5 Remote Management ... 36 4.7.6 Ping from WAN ...
  • Page 8: Chapter 1. Introduction

    Thank you for choosing TL-R402M Cable/DSL Router. 1.1 Overview of the Router The TL-R402M 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-R402M Cable/DSL Router will allow you to connect your network better than ever, sharing Internet Access, files and fun, easily and securely.
  • Page 9: Panel Layout

    There is a device linked to the corresponding port but no 1-4/WAN Lit up activity Flashing There is an active device linked to the corresponding port TL-R402M Cable/DSL Router User Guide Figure 1-1 Indication M1 and M2 are flashing synchronously, the router is restoring the factory default settings.
  • Page 10: The Rear Panel

    WAN: This WAN port is where you will connect the DSL/cable Modem, or Ethernet LAN 1,2,3,4: These ports (1, 2, 3, 4) connect the router to the local PC(s) TL-R402M Cable/DSL Router User Guide Figure 1-2 Rear Panel sketch...
  • Page 11: Chapter 2. Connecting The Router

    Connect the DSL/Cable modem to the WAN port on the router, shown in figure 3-1. Connect the AC power adapter to the AC power socket on the router, and the other end into an electrical outlet. The router will start to work automatically. TL-R402M Cable/DSL Router User Guide...
  • Page 12 TL-R402M Cable/DSL Router User Guide Power on your PC(s) and Cable/DSL modem. Figure 2-1 Hardware Installation of the TL-R402M Cable/DSL Router...
  • Page 13: Chapter 3. Quick Installation Guide

    Chapter 3. Quick Installation Guide After connecting the TL-R402M router into your network, you should configure it. This chapter describes how to configure the basic functions of your TL-R402M 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 14: Quick Installation Guide

    With a Web-based (Internet Explorer or Netscape Router is easy to configure and manage. The Web-based utility can be used on any Windows, Macintosh or UNIX OS with a web browser. TL-R402M Cable/DSL Router User Guide ® Navigator) utility, the TL-R402M Cable/DSL...
  • Page 15 TL-R402M Cable/DSL Router User Guide Connect to the router by typing http://192.168.1.1 in the address field of web browser. Figure 3-3 Login to the router After a moment, a login window will appear similar to that shown in Figure 4-4. Enter admin for the User Name and Password, both in lower case letters.
  • Page 16 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. TL-R402M Figure 3-5 Quick Setup Figure 3-7 Quick Setup - PPPoE Cable/DSL Router User Guide...
  • Page 17 Click the Next button, then you will see the Finish page: After finishing all configurations of basic network parameters, please click Finish button to exit this Quick Setup. TL-R402M Figure 3-8 Quick Setup - Static IP Figure 3-9 Quick Setup - Finish...
  • Page 18: Chapter 4. Configuring The Router

    TL-R402M Cable/DSL Router User Guide Chapter 4. Configuring the Router This chapter describes each web page's key functions. 4.1 Login After your successful login, you can configure and manage the router. There are eight main menus on the left of the web-based utility. Submenus will be available after you click one of the main menus.
  • Page 19: Quick Setup

    Clone. Click any of them, and you will be able to configure the corresponding function. The detailed explanations for each submenu are provided below. 4.4.1 LAN You can configure the IP parameters of the LAN on this page. TL-R402M Cable/DSL Router User Guide Figure 4-1 Router Status...
  • Page 20: Wan

    ISP with the correct information. If you choose Dynamic IP, the router will automatically get IP parameters from your ISP. You can see the page as follows (Figure 4-4): TL-R402M Cable/DSL Router User Guide Figure 4-3 LAN...
  • Page 21 You should contact your ISP to get DNS server addresses. If you choose Static IP, you should have fixed IP parameters specified by your ISP. The Static IP settings page will appear, shown in Figure 4-5: TL-R402M Cable/DSL Router User Guide Figure 4-4 WAN - Dynamic IP...
  • Page 22 Secondary DNS - (Optional) Type another DNS address in dotted-decimal notation provided by your ISP if provided If you choose PPPoE, you should enter the following parameters (Figure 4-6): TL-R402M Cable/DSL Router User Guide Figure 4-5 WAN - Static IP...
  • Page 23 TL-R402M Cable/DSL Router User Guide Figure 4-6 WAN - PPPoE 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).
  • Page 24 The router will detect Access Concentrator online at every interval between seconds. If the value is 0, it means do not detect DNS IP Address - If you know that your ISP does not automatically transmit DNS TL-R402M Cable/DSL Router User Guide...
  • Page 25 Server IP Address/Name - Please type the correct Server IP Address/Name which your ISP provided MTU Size (in bytes) - The default value is 1460, which is usually fine. For some ISPs, you TL-R402M Cable/DSL Router User Guide Figure 4-8 WAN – L2TP...
  • Page 26: Mac 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. TL-R402M Cable/DSL Router User Guide Figure 4-9 MAC Address Clone...
  • Page 27: Dhcp

    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 4-11): TL-R402M Cable/DSL Router User Guide...
  • Page 28: Dhcp Clients List

    "Obtain an IP Address automatically" mode. This function will take effect until the router reboots. 4.5.2 DHCP Clients List This page shows Client Name, MAC Address, Assigned IP and Lease Time for each DHCP TL-R402M Cable/DSL Router User Guide Figure 4-11 DHCP Settings...
  • Page 29: Address Reservation

    IP address each time it accesses the DHCP server. Reserved IP addresses should be assigned to servers that require permanent IP settings. This page is used for address reservation (shown in Figure 4-13). TL-R402M Cable/DSL Router User Guide Figure 4-12 DHCP Clients List...
  • Page 30: Forwarding

    The detailed explanations for each submenu are provided below. 4.6.1 Virtual Servers Virtual servers can be used for setting up public services on your LAN, such as DNS, Email and TL-R402M Figure 4-13 Address Reservation Cable/DSL Router User Guide...
  • Page 31 Type the IP address of the computer in the Server IP Address box. Select the protocol used for this application, either TCP,UDP, or All. Select the Enable checkbox to enable the virtual server. TL-R402M Cable/DSL Router User Guide Figure 4-15 Virtual Servers...
  • Page 32: Port Triggering

    These applications cannot work with a pure NAT router. Port Triggering is used for some of these applications that can work with an NAT router. You can set up Port Triggering on this page shown in Figure 4-16: TL-R402M Cable/DSL Router User Guide...
  • Page 33 Common Applications - Some popular applications already listed in the pull-down list To add a new rule, enter the following data on the Port Triggering screen Enter a port number used by the application when it generates an outgoing request. TL-R402M Cable/DSL Router User Guide Figure 4-16 Port Triggering...
  • Page 34: Dmz

    Internet gaming or videoconferencing. DMZ host forwards all the ports at the same time. Any PC whose port is being forwarded must have its DHCP client function disabled and should have a new static IP address assigned to it because its IP address may change when TL-R402M Cable/DSL Router User Guide...
  • Page 35: Upnp

    App Description - The description provided by the application in the UPnP request External Port - External port, which the router opened for the application Protocol - Which type of protocol is opened TL-R402M Cable/DSL Router User Guide Figure 4-17 DMZ...
  • Page 36: Security

    Using the Firewall page (shown in Figure 4-20), you can turn the general firewall switch on or off. The default setting for the switch is off. If the general firewall switch is off, even if IP Address Filtering, DNS Filtering and MAC Filtering are enabled, their settings are ineffective. TL-R402M Cable/DSL Router User Guide...
  • Page 37: 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. The IP Address Filtering is set on this page, Figure 4-21: TL-R402M Cable/DSL Router User Guide Figure 4-20 Firewall Settings...
  • Page 38 WAN IP addresses have been put into the field. WAN Port - Type a WAN Port or a range of WAN Ports in the field. For example, 25 – 110. TL-R402M Cable/DSL Router User Guide Figure 4-21 IP Address Filtering...
  • Page 39 Filtering on the Firewall page, then, you should specify the Default IP Address Filtering Rule "Deny these PCs with effective rules to access the Internet" on the Firewall page and the following IP address filtering list on this page: TL-R402M Cable/DSL Router User Guide...
  • Page 40: Domain Filtering

    Status - Select Enabled or Disabled for this entry on the Status pull-down list. Click the Save button to save this entry. To add additional entries, repeat steps 1-3. When finished, click the Return button to return to the Domain filtering page. TL-R402M Cable/DSL Router User Guide Figure 4-23 Domain Filtering...
  • Page 41: Mac Filtering

    Like the IP Address Filtering page, the MAC Address Filtering page (shown in Figure 4-25) allows you to control access to the Internet by users on your local network based on their MAC addresses. TL-R402M Cable/DSL Router User Guide Filtering...
  • Page 42 Click the Save button to save this entry. To add additional entries, repeat steps 1-4. When finished, click the Return button to return to the MAC Address Filtering page. To Modify or delete an existing entry: TL-R402M Figure 4-25 MAC Address Filtering hexadecimal Cable/DSL Router User Guide digit).
  • Page 43: Remote Management

    Choose a number between 1024 and 65534, but do not use the number of any common service port TL-R402M Figure 4-27 Remote Management Cable/DSL Router User Guide...
  • Page 44: Ping From Wan

    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 (shown in Figure 4-29). TL-R402M Cable/DSL Router User Guide Figure 4-28 Ping from WAN...
  • Page 45 Select the entry as you desire and make all of its fields blank. Click the Save button. To delete all the entries: Click the Clear All button. Click the Save button. TL-R402M Cable/DSL Router User Guide Figure 4-29 Static Routing...
  • Page 46: System Tools

    Note: When you upgrade the router's firmware, you may lose its configuration settings, so make sure TL-R402M Cable/DSL Router User Guide Figure 4-31 Firmware Upgrade www.tp-link.com...
  • Page 47: Factory Defaults

    To upgrade the router's firmware, follow these instructions: Download a more recent firmware upgrade file from the TP-LINK website (www.tp-link.com). Run a TFTP Server on a PC on your LAN, and take the file in the TFTP server’s path.
  • Page 48: Reboot

    Restore the router's settings to factory default (system will reboot automatically) 4.9.4 Password This page (shown in Figure 4-34) allows you to change the factory default user name and password of the router. TL-R402M Cable/DSL Router User Guide Figure 4-33 Reboot the router...
  • Page 49: Log

    Enter the new Password twice to confirm it Click the Save button when finished Click the Clear All button to clear all 4.9.5 Log This page (shown in Figure 4-35) allows you to query the Logs of the router. TL-R402M Cable/DSL Router User Guide Figure 4-34 Password...
  • Page 50 TL-R402M Cable/DSL Router User Guide Figure 4-35 System Log 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 51: Appendix A: Faq

    Time, since some applications visit the Internet continually in the background. If you are a Cable user, please configure the router following the above steps. How do I configure the router to access Internet by Ethernet users? TL-R402M Figure 1 PPPoE Connection Type Figure 2 PPPoE Connection Mode...
  • Page 52 " Virtual Servers" submenu. On the "Virtual Server" page, enter “1720” into the blank below the “Service Port”, and your IP address below the IP Address, assuming 192.168.1.169 for an example, remember to “Enable” and “Save”. TL-R402M Cable/DSL Router User Guide Figure 3 MAC Clone...
  • Page 53 "Remote Management" submenu. On the "Remote Management" page, type a port number except 80, such as 88, into the "Web Management Port" field. Click “Save” and reboot the router. TL-R402M Cable/DSL Router User Guide Figure 4 Virtual Server...
  • Page 54 TL-R402M Cable/DSL Router User Guide Figure 6 Remote Management Note: If the above configuration takes effect, to configure to the router by typing http://192.168.1.1:88 (the router’s LAN IP address: Web Management Port) in the address field of the web browser.
  • Page 55: Appendix B: Configuring The Pcs

    Connections tab in the appearing window. Right click the icon that showed below, select Properties on the prompt page. In the prompt page that showed below, double click on the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP). TL-R402M Cable/DSL Router User Guide Figure 1...
  • Page 56 TL-R402M Cable/DSL Router User Guide Figure 2 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: Setting IP address automatically...
  • Page 57 Type the router’s LAN IP address (the default IP is 192.168.1.1) into the Default gateway field. Select Use the following DNS server addresses radio button. In the Preferred DNS Server field you can type the DNS server IP address, which has been provided by your ISP TL-R402M Cable/DSL Router User Guide Figure 3...
  • Page 58 TL-R402M Cable/DSL Router User Guide Figure 4...
  • Page 59: Appendix C: Specifications

    DHCP DDNS Forwarding Rules Management Power Supply LEDs Certifications TL-R402M Cable/DSL Router User Guide General IEEE802.3 10Base-T IEEE802.3u 100Base-TX 1 10/100M Auto-Negotiation RJ45 port, Auto MDI/MDIX 4 10/100M Auto-Negotiation RJ45 ports, Auto MDI/MDIX 10Base-T: UTP category 3, 4, 5 cable (maximum 100m) EIA/TIA-568 100Ω...
  • Page 60 Environmental and Physical Operating Temperature 0°C~40°C (32℉~104℉ ) Storage Temperature -40°C~70°C (-40℉~158℉) Operating Humidity 10%~90% RH non-condensing Storage Humidity 5%~90% RH non-condensing TL-R402M Cable/DSL Router User Guide...
  • Page 61: Appendix D: Glossary

    TL-R402M 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.

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