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TL-WR841N
TL-WR841ND
Wireless N Router
Rev: 3.0.2
1910010228

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  • Page 1 TL-WR841N TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Rev: 3.0.2 1910010228...
  • Page 2: Fcc Statement

    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: Ce Mark Warning

    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.
  • Page 4: Declaration Of Conformity

    TP-LINK TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY For the following equipment: Product Description: Wireless N Router Model No.: TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND 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 5: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS Package Contents..........................1 Chapter 1. Introduction........................2 Overview of the Router .......................2 Conventions ........................3 Main Features ........................3 Panel Layout ........................4 1.4.1 The Front Panel......................4 1.4.2 The Rear Panel ......................5 Chapter 2. Connecting the Router .....................6 System Requirements......................6 Installation Environment Requirements ................6 Connecting the Router ......................6 Chapter 3.
  • Page 6 4.6.5 Wireless Statistics....................45 DHCP ..........................46 4.7.1 DHCP Settings..................... 46 4.7.2 DHCP Clients List ....................47 4.7.3 Address Reservation ................... 48 Forwarding ........................49 4.8.1 Virtual Servers ..................... 49 4.8.2 Port Triggering ..................... 51 4.8.3 DMZ ........................53 4.8.4 UPnP ........................
  • Page 7 4.15.2 Dyndns.org DDNS ....................78 4.15.3 No-ip.com DDNS ....................78 4.16 System Tools........................79 4.16.1 Time Settings....................... 80 4.16.2 Diagnostic ......................81 4.16.3 Firmware Upgrade....................82 4.16.4 Factory Defaults....................83 4.16.5 Backup & Restore....................84 4.16.6 Reboot ......................... 84 4.16.7 Password ......................85 4.16.8 System Log......................
  • Page 8: Package Contents

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Package Contents The following items should be found in your package: TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router DC Power Adapter for TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Quick Installation Guide Resource CD for TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router, including: • This Guide •...
  • Page 9: Chapter 1. Introduction

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Chapter 1. Introduction Thank you for choosing the TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router. 1.1 Overview of the Router The TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router integrates 4-port Switch, Firewall, NAT-Router and Wireless AP. Powered by 2x2 MIMO technology, the Wireless N Router delivers exceptional range and speed, which can fully meet the need of Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) networks and the users demanding higher networking performance.
  • Page 10: Conventions

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router 1.2 Conventions The Router or TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND mentioned in this guide stands for TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router without any explanation. Note: The two devices of TL-WR841N and TL-WR841ND are sharing this User Guide. For simplicity, we will take TL-WR841ND for example throughout this Guide. The differences between them are: TL-WR841N Router with 2 fixed antennas.
  • Page 11: Panel Layout

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router 1.4 Panel Layout 1.4.1 The Front Panel Figure 1-1 Front Panel sketch The Router’s LEDs and the QSS button are located on the front panel (View from left to right). Name Status Indication Power is off. Power Power is on.
  • Page 12: The Rear Panel

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router 1.4.2 The Rear Panel Figure 1-2 Rear Panel sketch The following parts are located on the rear panel (View from left to right). POWER: The Power socket is where you will connect the power adapter. Please use the power adapter provided with this TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router.
  • Page 13: Chapter 2. Connecting The Router

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Chapter 2. Connecting the Router 2.1 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, Mozilla Firefox or Apple Safari 2.2 Installation Environment Requirements...
  • Page 14 TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router electrical outlet. The Router will start to work automatically. Power on your PC and Cable/DSL Modem. Figure 2-1 Hardware Installation of the TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router - 7 -...
  • Page 15: Chapter 3. Quick Installation Guide

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router 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. 3.1 TCP/IP Configuration 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.
  • Page 16 TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Figure 3-1 Success result of Ping command If the result displayed is similar to the Figure 3-2, it means the connection between your PC and the Router is failed. Figure 3-2 Failure result of Ping command Please check the connection following these steps: Is the connection between your PC and the Router correct? Note:...
  • Page 17: Quick Installation Guide

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router The 1/2/3/4 LEDs of LAN ports which you link to on the Router and LEDs on your PC's adapter should be lit. Is the TCP/IP configuration for your PC correct? Note: If the Router's IP address is 192.168.1.1, your PC's IP address must be within the range of 192.168.1.2 ~ 192.168.1.254.
  • Page 18 TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router cancel the Using Proxy checkbox, and click OK to finish it. After successfully log in, you can click the Quick Setup menu to quickly configure your Router. Figure 3-5 Quick Setup Click Next, and then WAN Connection Type page will appear, shown in Figure 3-6. Figure 3-6 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.
  • Page 19 TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Figure 3-7 Quick Setup - PPPoE User Name/Password - Enter the User Name and Password provided by your ISP. These fields are case sensitive. If you have difficulty with this process, please contact your ISP. 2) If the connection type detected is Dynamic IP, the next screen will appear as shown in Figure 3-9.
  • Page 20 SSID is set to be TP-LINK_xxxxxx (xxxxxx indicates the last unique six numbers of each Router’s MAC address). 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.
  • Page 21 TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Disable Security - The wireless security function can be enabled or disabled. If disabled, the wireless stations will be able to connect the Router without encryption. It is recommended strongly that you choose one of following options to enable security. WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK - Select WPA based on pre-shared passphrase.
  • Page 22: Chapter 4. Configuring The Router

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Chapter 4. Configuring the Router This chapter will show each Web page's key functions and the configuration way. 4.1 Login After your successful login, you will see the fifteen main menus on the left of the Web-based utility. On the right, there are the corresponding explanations and instructions.
  • Page 23: Quick Setup

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Figure 4-1 Router Status 4.3 Quick Setup Please refer to Section 3.2: "Quick Installation Guide”. 4.4 QSS This section will guide you to add a new wireless device to an existing network quickly by QSS (Quick Secure Setup) function. - 16 -...
  • Page 24: Qss

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Choose menu “QSS”, and you will see the next screen (shown in Figure 4-2 ). Figure 4-2 QSS QSS Status - Enable or disable the QSS function here. Current PIN - The current value of the Router's PIN is displayed here. The default PIN of the Router can be found in the label or User Guide.
  • Page 25 TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Step 2: Press and hold the QSS button of the adapter directly for 2 or 3 seconds. Step 3: Wait for a while until the next screen appears. Click Finish to complete the QSS configuration. The QSS Configuration Screen of Wireless Adapter Method Two: Step 1: Press the QSS button on the front panel of the Router.
  • Page 26 TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router The QSS Configuration Screen of Wireless Adapter Step 3: Wait for a while until the next screen appears. Click Finish to complete the QSS configuration. The QSS Configuration Screen of Wireless Adapter Method Three: Step 1: Keep the default QSS Status as Enabled and click the Add device button in Figure 4-2, then the following screen will appear.
  • Page 27 TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Figure 4-3 Add A New Device Step 2: Choose “Press the button of the new device in two minutes” and click Connect. Step 3: For the configuration of the wireless adapter, please choose “Push the button on my access point”...
  • Page 28: By Pin

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router The QSS Configuration Screen of Wireless Adapter II. By PIN If the new device supports Wi-Fi Protected Setup and the PIN method, you can add it to the network by PIN with the following two methods. Method One: Enter the PIN into my Router Step 1: Keep the default QSS Status as Enabled and click the Add device button in Figure 4-2, then the following screen will appear.
  • Page 29 TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router The QSS Configuration Screen of Wireless Adapter Note: In this example, the default PIN code of this adapter is 16952898 as the above figure shown. Method Two: Enter the PIN from my Router Step 1: Get the Current PIN code of the Router in Figure 4-2 (each Router has its unique PIN code.
  • Page 30: Network

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Note: The default PIN code of the Router can be found in its label or the QSS configuration screen as Figure 4-2. You will see the following screen when the new device successfully connected to the network.
  • Page 31: Wan

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router 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 or reset it in dotted-decimal notation (factory default: 192.168.1.1). Subnet Mask - An address code that determines the size of the network.
  • Page 32 TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router 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. MTU Size - The normal MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) value for most Ethernet networks is 1500 Bytes.
  • Page 33 TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router 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 255.255.255.0. Default Gateway - (Optional) Enter the gateway IP address in dotted-decimal notation provided by your ISP.
  • Page 34 TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router 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. Disabled - The Secondary Connection is disabled by default, so there is PPPoE connection only.
  • Page 35 TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Figure 4-9 PPPoE Advanced Settings MTU Size - The default MTU size is “1480” bytes, which is usually fine. It is not recommended that you change the default MTU Size unless required by your ISP. Service Name/AC Name - The service name and AC (Access Concentrator) name should not be configured unless you are sure it is necessary for your ISP.
  • Page 36 TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router If your ISP provides BigPond Cable (or Heart Beat Signal) connection, please select BigPond Cable. And you should enter the following parameters (Figure 4-10): Figure 4-10 User Name/Password - Enter the User Name and Password provided by your ISP. These fields are case-sensitive.
  • Page 37 TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Connect on Demand - In this mode, the Internet connection can be terminated automatically after a specified inactivity period (Max Idle Time) and be re-established when you attempt to access the Internet again. If you want your Internet connection keeps active all the time, please enter “0”...
  • Page 38 TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Figure 4-11 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.
  • Page 39 TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Internet connection to remain active at all times, enter 0 in the Max Idle Time field. Otherwise, enter the number of minutes you want to have elapsed before your Internet connection terminates. Connect Automatically - Connect automatically after the Router is disconnected. To use this option, check the radio button.
  • Page 40 TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Figure 4-12 PPTP Settings 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 and enter the ISP’s IP address or the domain name.
  • Page 41: Mac Clone

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router connection after a specified period of inactivity (Max Idle Time). If your Internet connection has been terminated due to inactivity, Connect on Demand enables the Router to automatically re-establish your connection as soon as you attempt to access the Internet again.
  • Page 42: Wireless

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Figure 4-13 MAC Address Clone Some ISPs require that you register the MAC Address of your adapter. Changes are rarely needed here. WAN MAC Address - This field displays the current MAC address of the WAN port. If your ISP requires you to register the MAC address, please enter the correct MAC address into this field in XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX format (X is any hexadecimal digit).
  • Page 43 SSID is set to be TP-LINK_xxxxxx (xxxxxx indicates the last unique six numbers of each Router’s MAC address). 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.
  • Page 44 TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router 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 45: Wireless Security

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Figure 4-16 4.6.2 Wireless Security Choose menu “Wireless → Wireless Security”, you can configure the security settings of your wireless network. There are five wireless security modes supported by the Router: WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy), WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access), WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2), WPA-PSK (Pre-Shared Key), WPA2-PSK (Pre-Shared Key).
  • Page 46 TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Figure 4-17 Wireless Security Disable Security - If you do not want to use wireless security, check this radio button. 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 check this radio button, you will find a notice in red as show in Figure 4-18.
  • Page 47 TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router • Type - you can choose the type for the WEP security on the pull-down list. The default setting is Automatic, which can select Shared Key or Open System authentication type automatically based on the wireless station's capability and request. •...
  • Page 48: Wireless Mac Filtering

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router • Radius Server IP - Enter the IP address of the Radius server. • Radius Port - Enter the port number of the Radius server. • Radius Password - Enter the password for the Radius server. •...
  • Page 49 TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Figure 4-21 Wireless MAC Filtering To filter wireless users by MAC Address, click Enable. The default setting is Disable. MAC Address - The wireless station's MAC address that you want to filter. Status - The status of this entry, either Enabled or Disabled. Description - A simple description of the wireless station.
  • Page 50 TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Give a simple description for the wireless station in the Description field. For example: Wireless station A. Select Enabled or Disabled for this entry on the Status pull-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.
  • Page 51: Wireless Advanced

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router 4.6.4 Wireless Advanced Choose menu “Wireless → Wireless Advanced”, 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 52: Wireless Statistics

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router DTIM Interval - This value determines the interval of the Delivery Traffic Indication Message (DTIM). A DTIM field is a countdown field informing clients of the next window for listening to broadcast and multicast messages. When the Router has buffered broadcast or multicast messages for associated clients, it sends the next DTIM with a DTIM Interval value.
  • Page 53: Dhcp

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router You cannot change any of the values on this page. To update this page and to show the current connected wireless stations, click on the Refresh button. 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.
  • Page 54: Dhcp Clients List

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router have another DHCP server within your network or else you must configure the computer manually. Start IP Address - Specify an IP address for the DHCP Server to start with when assigning IP addresses. 192.168.1.100 is the default start address. End IP Address - Specify an IP address for the DHCP Server to end with when assigning IP addresses.
  • Page 55: Address Reservation

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Lease Time - The time of the DHCP client leased. After the dynamic IP address has expired, a new dynamic IP address will be automatically assigned to the user. You cannot change any of the values on this page. To update this page and to show the current attached devices, click the Refresh button.
  • Page 56: Forwarding

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router 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. Modify the information. Click the Save button. Click the Enable/Disabled All button to make all entries enabled/disabled Click the Delete All button to delete all entries.
  • Page 57 TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Service Port - The numbers of External Ports. You can type a service port or a range of service ports (in XXX – YYY format, XXX is the start port number, YYY is the end port number).
  • Page 58: Port Triggering

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Click the Enable/Disabled 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 the previous page.
  • Page 59 TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router the PC that triggered this rule. You can input at most 5 groups of ports (or port sections). Every group of ports must be set apart with ",". For example, 2000-2038, 2050-2051, 2085, 3010-3030. Incoming Protocol - The protocol used for Incoming Ports Range, either TCP or UDP, or ALL (all protocols supported by the Router).
  • Page 60: Dmz

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Click the Delete All button to delete all entries Note: When the trigger connection is released, the corresponding opening ports will be closed. Each rule is allowed to be used only by one host on LAN synchronously. The trigger connection of other hosts on LAN will be refused.
  • Page 61: Security

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Figure 4-36 UPnP Current UPnP Status - UPnP can be enabled or disabled by clicking the Enable or Disable button. Current UPnP Settings List - This table displays the current UPnP information. App Description - The description provided by the application in the UPnP request. •...
  • Page 62 TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Figure 4-38 Basic Security Firewall - A firewall protects your network from the outside world. Here you can enable or disable the Router’s firewall. SPI Firewall - SPI (Stateful Packet Inspection, also known as dynamic packet filtering) helps to prevent cyber attacks by tracking more state per session.
  • Page 63: Advanced Security

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router gateway to support address and port translation for certain application layer "control/data" protocols such as FTP, TFTP, H323 etc. FTP ALG - To allow FTP clients and servers to transfer data across NAT, keep the default Enable. TFTP ALG - To allow TFTP clients and servers to transfer data across NAT, keep the default Enable.
  • Page 64: Local Management

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router section of the packets statistics. The result of the statistics is used for analysis by SYN Flood, UDP Flood and ICMP-Flood. DoS Protection - Denial of Service protection. Check the Enable or Disable button to enable or disable the DoS protection function. Only when it is enabled, will the flood filters be enabled.
  • Page 65: Remote Management

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Figure 4-40 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 tasks”, and then enter each MAC Address in a separate field.
  • Page 66: Parental Control

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Figure 4-41 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.
  • Page 67 Description field. Enter the allowed domain name of the website, either the full name or the keywords (e.g. tp-link) in the Allowed Domain Name field. Any domain name with keywords in it (www.tp-link.com, www.tp-link.com.cn) will be allowed. - 60 -...
  • Page 68 TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Select from the Effective Time drop-down list the schedule (e.g. Schedule_1) you want the entry to take effect. If there are not suitable schedules for you, click the Schedule in red below to go to the Advance Schedule Settings page and create the schedule you need. In the Status field, you can select Enabled or Disabled to enable or disable your entry.
  • Page 69: Access Control

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router 1. Click “Parental Control” menu on the left to enter the Parental Control Settings page. Check Enable and enter the MAC address 00-11-22-33-44-BB in the MAC Address of Parental PC field. 2. Click “Access Control → Schedule” on the left to enter the Schedule Settings page. Click Add New...
  • Page 70 TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Figure 4-46 Access Control Rule Management Enable Internet Access Control - Select the check box to enable the Internet Access Control function, so the Default Filter Policy can take effect. Rule Name - Here displays the name of the rule and this name is unique. Host - Here displays the host selected in the corresponding rule.
  • Page 71 TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router 6. In the Action field, select Deny or Allow. 7. In the Status field, select Enabled or Disabled to enable or disable your entry. Click the Save button. Click the Enable All button to enable all the rules in the list. Click the Disable All button to disable all the rules in the list.
  • Page 72: Host

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router 4. Click “Access Control → Rule” in the left to return to the Access Control Rule Management page. Select “Enable Internet Access Control” and choose "Deny the packets not specified by any access control policy to pass through the Router". 5.
  • Page 73 TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router 1) In Host Description field, create a unique description for the host (e.g. Host_1). 2) In LAN IP Address field, enter the IP address. If you select MAC Address, the screen shown is Figure 4-50. 1) In Host Description field, create a unique description for the host (e.g. Host_1). 2) In MAC Address field, enter the MAC address.
  • Page 74: Target

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router 4.11.3 Target Choose menu “Access Control → Target”, you can view and set a Target list in the screen as shown in Figure 4-51. The target list is necessary for the Access Control Rule. Figure 4-51 Target Settings Target Description - Here displays the description about the target and this description is unique.
  • Page 75 TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router 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 return to the previous page.
  • Page 76: Schedule

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router 5. Click Save to complete the settings. Then you will go back to the Target Settings page and see the following list, 4.11.4 Schedule Choose menu “Access Control → Schedule”, you can view and set a Schedule list in the next screen as shown in Figure 4-54.
  • Page 77: Static Routing

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Figure 4-55 Advanced Schedule Settings For example: If you desire to restrict the internet activities of 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, you should first follow the settings below: 1.
  • Page 78 TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Figure 4-56 Static Routing To add static routing entries, follow the steps below. Click Add New… shown in Figure 4-56, you will see the following screen Figure 4-57. Figure 4-57 Add or Modify a Static Route Entry Enter the following data.
  • Page 79: Bandwidth Control

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Click the Previous button to view the information in the previous screen, click the Next button to view the information in the next screen. 4.13 Bandwidth Control Figure 4-58 There are two submenus under the Bandwidth Control menu as shown in Figure 4-58. Click any of them, and you will be able to configure the corresponding function.
  • Page 80 TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Figure 4-60 Bandwidth Control Rules List Description - This is the information about the rules such as address range. Egress bandwidth - This field displays the max and mix upload bandwidth through the WAN port, the default is 0. Ingress bandwidth - This field displays the max and mix download bandwidth through the WAN port, the default is 0.
  • Page 81: Ip & Mac Binding Setting

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router 4.14 IP & MAC Binding Setting Figure 4-62 the IP & MAC Binding menu There are two submenus under the IP &MAC Binding menu (shown in Figure 4-62): Binding Settings and ARP List. Click any of them, and you will be able to scan or configure the corresponding function.
  • Page 82: Arp List

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router To add IP & MAC Binding entries, follow the steps below. Click the Add New... button as shown in Figure 4-63. Enter the MAC Address and IP Address. Select the Bind checkbox. Click the Save button to save it. To modify or delete an existing entry, follow the steps below.
  • Page 83: Dynamic Dns

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Figure 4-66 ARP List MAC Address - The MAC address of the controlled computer in the LAN. IP Address - The assigned IP address of the controlled computer in the LAN. Status - Indicates whether or not the MAC and IP addresses are bound. Configure - Load or delete an item.
  • Page 84: Comexe.cn Ddns

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router 4.15.1 Comexe.cn DDNS If the dynamic DNS Service Provider you select is www.comexe.cn , the page will appear as shown in Figure 4-67 . Figure 4-67 Comexe.cn DDNS Settings To set up for DDNS, follow these instructions: Type the Domain Name received from your dy namic DNS service provider.
  • Page 85: Dyndns.org Ddns

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router 4.15.2 Dyndns.org DDNS If the dynamic DNS Service Provider you select is www.dyndns.org, the page will appear as shown in Figure 4-68. Figure 4-68 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.
  • Page 86: System Tools

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Figure 4-69 No-ip.com 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. Click the Login button to log in the DDNS service.
  • Page 87: Time Settings

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Password, System Log and Statistics. Click any of them, and you will be able to configure the corresponding function. The detailed explanations for each submenu are provided below. 4.16.1 Time Settings Choose menu “System Tools → Time Settings”, you can configure the time on the following screen.
  • Page 88: Diagnostic

    In this case, ensure that the domain name you are specifying can be resolved by using Domain Name System (DNS) queries. IP Address/Domain Name - Type the destination IP address (such as 202.108.22.5) or Domain name (such as www.tp-link.com). - 81 -...
  • Page 89: Firmware Upgrade

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Pings Count - The number of Ping packets for a Ping connection. Ping Packet Size - The size of Ping packet. Ping Timeout - Set the waiting time for the reply of each Ping packet. If there is no reply in the specified time, the connection is overtime.
  • Page 90: Factory Defaults

    To upgrade the Router's firmware, follow these instructions below: 1. Download a more recent firmware upgrade file from the TP-LINK website (www.tp-link.com). 2. Type the path and file name of the update file into the File field. Or click the Browse button to locate the update file.
  • Page 91: Backup & Restore

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router 4.16.5 Backup & Restore Choose menu “System Tools → Backup & Restore”, you can save the current configuration of the Router as a backup file and restore the configuration via a backup file as shown in Figure 4-76.
  • Page 92: Password

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router • Change the Wireless configurations. • Change the Web Management Port. • Upgrade the firmware of the Router (system will reboot automatically). • Restore the Router's settings to factory defaults (system will reboot automatically). • Update the configuration with the file (system will reboot automatically. 4.16.7 Password Choose menu “System Tools →...
  • Page 93 TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Figure 4-79 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 4-80. - 86 -...
  • Page 94 TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Figure 4-80 Mail Account Settings From - Your mail box address. The Router would connect it to send logs. To - Recipient’s address. The destination mailbox where the logs would be received. SMTP Server - Your smtp server. It corresponds with the mailbox filled in the From field.
  • Page 95: Statistics

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router current logs either at a specified time everyday or by intervals, but only one could be the current effective rule. Enter the desired time or intervals in the corresponding field as shown in Figure 4-80 Click Save to keep your settings. Click Back to return to the previous page.
  • Page 96 TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router the packets statistic. Select the Auto-refresh checkbox to refresh automatically. Click the Refresh button to refresh immediately. Sorted Rules - Select a rule from the pull-down list to display the corresponding statistics.. Click Reset All to reset the values of all the entries to zero. Click Delete All to delete all entries in the table.
  • Page 97: Appendix A: Faq

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND 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 98 TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Log in 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. Some ISPs require that you register the MAC Address of your adapter, which is connected to your cable/DSL Modem during installation.
  • Page 99 TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND 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 100 TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Figure A-7 Basic Security 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. To change the WEB management port number: Log in to the Router, click the “Security”...
  • Page 101 TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router the "Virtual Servers" submenu. On the "Virtual Servers" page, click Add New…, then on the “Add or Modify a Virtual Server” page, enter “80” into the blank next to the “Service Port”, and your IP address next to the “IP Address”, assuming 192.168.1.188 for an example, remember to Enable and Save.
  • Page 102: Appendix B: Configuring The Pc

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Appendix B: Configuring the PC 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 necessary. Configure TCP/IP component On the Windows taskbar, click the Start button, and then click Control Panel.
  • Page 103 TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Figure 0-2 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 Select Obtain an IP address automatically, Choose Obtain DNS server automatically, as shown in the Figure below: - 96 -...
  • Page 104 TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Figure 0-3 Note: For Windows 98 OS or before, the PC and Router may need to be restarted. Setting IP address manually Select Use the following IP address radio button. And the following items available If the Router's LAN IP address is 192.168.1.1, specify the IP address as 192.168.1.x (x is from 2 to 254), and the Subnet mask as 255.255.255.0.
  • Page 105 TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Now: Click OK to keep your settings. - 98 -...
  • Page 106: Appendix C: Specifications

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router Appendix C: Specifications General Standards IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, 802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11n Protocols TCP/IP, PPPoE, DHCP, ICMP, NAT, SNTP One 10/100M Auto-Negotiation WAN RJ45 port, Four 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 107: Appendix D: Glossary

    TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND 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 108 TL-WR841N/TL-WR841ND Wireless N Router hosts to the Internet over an always-on connection by simulating a dial-up connection. SSID - A Service Set Identification is a thirty-two character (maximum) alphanumeric key 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.

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