Chapter 3. Quick Installation Guide
This chapter will show you how to configure the basic functions of your TL-WR841ND Wireless N
Router using Quick Setup Wizard within minutes.
The default IP address of the TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router is 192.168.1.1. And the default
Subnet Mask is 255.255.255.0. These values can be changed as you desire. In this guide, we use
all the default values for description.
Connect the local PC to the LAN ports of the router. And then you can configure the IP address for
your PC in the following two ways.
Configure the IP address manually
Set up the TCP/IP Protocol for your PC. If you need instructions as to how to do this,
please refer to
Configure the network parameters. The IP address is 192.168.1.xxx ("xxx" is any number
from 2 to 254), Subnet Mask is 255.255.255.0, and Gateway is 192.168.1.1 (The router's
default IP address)
Obtain an IP address automatically
Set up the TCP/IP Protocol in "Obtain an IP address automatically" mode on your PC.
If you need instructions as to how to do this, please refer to
Then the built-in DHCP server will assign IP address for the PC.
For Windows 98 OS or before, the PC and router may need to be restarted.
Now, you can run the Ping command in the command prompt to verify the network connection
between your PC and the router. The following example is in Windows 2000 OS.
Open a command prompt, and type ping 192.168.1.1, and then press Enter.
If the result displayed is similar to the Figure 3-1, it means the connection between your PC
and the router has been established well.
Appendix B: "Configuring the PC."
Appendix B: "Configuring the
Wireless N Router