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TL-WA7210N
2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access
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REV2.0.0
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  • Page 1 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point REV2.0.0 1910010786...
  • 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: Canadian Compliance Statement

    Canadian Compliance Statement This device complies with Industry Canada license-exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1)This device may not cause interference, and (2)This device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device. Cet appareil est conforme aux norms CNR exemptes de licence d’Industrie Canada.
  • Page 5: Safety Information

    Продукт сертифіковано згідно с правилами системи УкрСЕПРО на відповідність вимогам нормативних документів та вимогам, що передбачені чинними законодавчими актами України. Safety Information When product has power button, the power button is one of the way to shut off the product; ...
  • Page 6: Declaration Of Conformity

    TP-LINK TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY For the following equipment: Product Description: 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point Model No.: TL-WA7210N 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 7: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS Package Contents ........................... 1 Chapter 1. Introduction ....................... 2 Overview of the Product ...................... 2 Features ..........................2 Conventions ........................4 Panel Layout ........................4 1.4.1 The Front Panel ......................4 1.4.2 The Rear Panel ......................5 Chapter 2. Connecting the Device ....................
  • Page 8 Network ..........................43 4.6.1 LAN ........................... 43 Wireless ..........................44 4.7.1 Wireless Settings ....................... 45 4.7.2 Wireless Security ....................... 46 4.7.3 Wireless MAC Filtering ....................48 4.7.4 Wireless Advanced ....................51 4.7.5 Antenna Alignment ....................52 4.7.6 Distance Setting ......................52 4.7.7 Throughput Monitor ....................
  • Page 9 Wireless ..........................81 5.7.1 Wireless Settings ....................... 82 5.7.2 Wireless Security ....................... 87 5.7.3 MAC Filtering ......................89 5.7.4 Wireless Advanced ....................91 5.7.5 Antenna Alignment ....................92 5.7.6 Distance Setting ......................92 5.7.7 Throughput Monitor ....................93 5.7.8 Wireless Statistics...................... 93 DHCP ..........................
  • Page 10 5.16 Dynamic DNS ......................... 117 5.17 System Tools ........................120 5.17.1 Time Settings ......................121 5.17.2 Diagnostic ....................... 122 5.17.3 Firmware Upgrade ....................123 5.17.4 Factory Defaults ...................... 124 5.17.5 Backup & Restore ....................124 5.17.6 Reboot ........................125 5.17.7 Password ........................
  • Page 11: Package Contents

    2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Package Contents The following items should be found in your package: One TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point  One power Adapter for TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point  One Power Injector  Mounting Kits ...
  • Page 12: Chapter 1. Introduction

    Introduction Overview of the Product The TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point is dedicated to Outdoor wireless network solutions. The TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point will allow you to connect your network with other wireless devices wirelessly, sharing Internet Access, files and fun, easily and securely.
  • Page 13 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide  Provides WLAN ACL (Access Control List).  Supports configuration backup/restore and firmware upgrade.  Supports Web management.  Supports Remote Management.  Supports UPnP, Dynamic DNS, Static Routing, VPN Pass-through.
  • Page 14: Conventions

    2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Conventions The AP or TL-WA7210N, or device mentioned in this User guide stands for TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point without any explanations. Parameters provided in the pictures are just references for setting up the product, which may differ from the actual situation.
  • Page 15: The Rear Panel

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide 1.4.2 The Rear Panel Figure 1-2 Rear Panel sketch View from left to right, the parts are explained below. : This is where you can connect an outside antenna. For this AP, the antenna is built inside, ...
  • Page 16: Chapter 2. Connecting The Device

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Chapter 2. Connecting the Device 2.1 System Requirements Each PC in the LAN needs a working Ethernet Adapter and an Ethernet cable with RJ45  connectors. TCP/IP protocol must be installed on each PC.
  • Page 17: Ap Client Router Mode

    2.3.1 AP Client Router Mode Figure 2-1 Hardware Installation of the TL-WA7210N in AP Client Router mode Connect the LAN port of TL-WA7210N to the POE port of the Power Injector with an Ethernet cable. Connect the PC to the LAN port of the Power Injector with an Ethernet cable.
  • Page 18: Access Point

    This operation mode allows wireless stations to access. Figure 2-3 Hardware Installation of the TL-WA7210N in Access Point mode Connect the LAN port of TL-WA7210N to the POE port of the Power Injector with an Ethernet cable. Connect the LAN port of the Power Injector to the wired network port with an Ethernet cable.
  • Page 19: Repeater And Universal Repeater

    2.3.5 Repeater and Universal Repeater Figure 2-5 Hardware Installation of the TL-WA7210N in (Universal) Repeater mode Connect the LAN port of TL-WA7210N to the POE port of the Power Injector with an Ethernet cable. Plug one end of the Power Adapter into the DC jack on the Power Injector, and the other end in electrical wall socket.
  • Page 20: Client

    2.3.7 Client Figure 2-7 Hardware Installation of the TL-WA7210N in Client mode Connect the LAN port of TL-WA7210N to the POE port of the Power Injector with an Ethernet cable. Connect the PC to the LAN port of the Power Injector with an Ethernet cable.
  • Page 21: Chapter 3. Quick Installation Guide

    The instructions in this section will help you configure each of your PCs to be able to communicate with the AP. The default IP address of the TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point is 192.168.0.254. And the default Subnet Mask is 255.255.255.0. These values can be seen from the LAN.
  • Page 22: Quick Setup

    Internet. With a Web-based (Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator) utility, it is easy to configure and manage the TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point. The Web-based utility can be used on any Windows, Macintosh or UNIX OS with a Web browser.
  • Page 23 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Open your web browser and enter the IP address of the AP (192.168.0.254) and a login screen will display (shown in Figure 3-3). Figure 3-3 Login the router Enter admin for Username and Password (both in lower case letters) on the following login screen.
  • Page 24 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 3-6 Quick Setup Click Next, and then Operation Mode page will appear, shown in Figure 3-7: Figure 3-7 Operation Mode AP Client Router - In this mode, the device enables multi-users to share Internet from WISP.
  • Page 25: Ap Client Router

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide  Note: When you change the operation mode to Client/Repeater, WPS function will stay disabled. Please manually enable this function if needed when you switch back to Access Point/Multi-SSID/Bridge mode. 3.2.1 AP Client Router...
  • Page 26 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 3-10 WISP Station Setting Wireless Name of WISP Station - The SSID of the AP your Device is going to connect to  as a client. You can also use the search function to select the SSID to join.
  • Page 27 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Wireless Security Mode - This option should be chosen according to the AP's security  configuration. It is recommended that the security type is the same as your AP's security type.
  • Page 28 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 3-12 AP List The page below will appear. Create a name for the Local Wireless Network. The security settings for the local network will be set the same as your WISP by default. Then click Next.
  • Page 29: Ap Router

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 3-15 Finish page 3.2.2 AP Router When you choose AP Router Mode on Operation Mode page in Figure 3-7, take the following steps: 1. Click Next in Figure 3-7, and then WAN Connection Type page will appear as shown in Figure 3-16.
  • Page 30 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 3-17 PPPoE 2) Enter the User Name and Password provided by your ISP and then click Next, Figure 3-18 will appear. Figure 3-18 Wireless Wireless Network Name(SSID) - Enter a string of up to 32 characters. The same Name ...
  • Page 31 If you add a router to the network, your ISP may not recognize the MAC address of the router and not allow it to connect. However, TP-LINK router can "clone" or replicate the registered MAC address of the MAIN COMPUTER. Then your ISP can release the Internet connection to the router and all the computers.
  • Page 32 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide  Note: It is strongly recommended to restart the Cable Modem after the Quick Setup is done. This important operation will solve most issues. Choose to clone MAC address or not, if you are unsure, please select YES. Then click Next, and you will come to the page shown in Figure 3-18.
  • Page 33: Access Point

    The default SSID is set to be TP-LINK _xxxxxx(xxxxxx indicates the last unique six characters of each Device's MAC address), which can ensure your wireless network security. But it is recommended strongly that you change your networks name (SSID) to a different value.
  • Page 34 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide  Region - Select your region from the pull-down list. This field specifies the region where the wireless function of the AP can be used. It may be illegal to use the wireless function of the AP in a region other than one of those specified in this filed.
  • Page 35 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Away from large metal surfaces.  Failure to follow these guidelines can result in significant performance degradation or inability to wirelessly connect to the Device. The Network Setting page will appear then. It is recommended that you keep the default settings on this page.
  • Page 36: Multi-Ssid

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide 3.2.4 Multi-SSID When you choose Multi-SSID on Operation Mode page in Figure 3-7, take the following steps: Click Next in Figure 3-7, and then Wireless page will appear as shown in Figure 3-25. Select Enable VLAN.
  • Page 37 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide  VLAN ID - The ID of a VLAN. Only in the same VLAN can a Wireless PC and a wired PC communicate with each other. The value can be between 1 and 4095. If the VLAN function is enabled, when AP forwards packets, the packets out from the LAN port will be added with an IEEE 802.1Q VLAN Tag, whose VLAN ID is just the ID of the VLAN where the sender...
  • Page 38: Repeater (Range Extender)

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 3-26 Network When you finish the wireless setting in Figure 3-26 and click Next, then Figure 3-27 will appear, where you can click Finish button to complete the Quick Setup.
  • Page 39 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 3-28 Wireless  Repeater Mode - Choose mode for repeater. WDS Repeater - In WDS Repeater mode, the AP with WDS enabled will relays data  to an associated root AP. AP function is enabled meanwhile. The wireless repeater relays signal between its stations and the root AP for greater wireless range.
  • Page 40 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Note Dialog  Note: Ensure you select a correct country to comply with local laws. Incorrect settings may cause interference.  Transmission Power - The available options of transmission power are determined by the region selected.
  • Page 41 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 3-29 AP List You will then return to the Wireless page as shown in Figure 3-28. The security mode will be selected automatically, please confirm it and enter the same password as is on your router or access point, then click Next.
  • Page 42: Bridge With Ap

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 3-31 Finish page 3.2.6 Bridge with AP When you choose Bridge with AP on Operation Mode page in Figure 3-7, take the following steps: Click Next in Figure 3-7, and then Wireless page will appear as shown in Figure 3-32. Click Survey button to scan the wireless networks.
  • Page 43 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide  Mac Address of Remote AP: - The Mac Address of the AP your Device is going to connect to as a client. You can also use the survey function to select the BSSID to join.
  • Page 44 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide  Note: The operating distance or range of your wireless connection varies significantly based on the physical placement of the Device. For best results, place your Device Near the center of the area in which your wireless stations will operate.
  • Page 45: Client

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 3-35 Network When you finish the wireless setting in Figure 3-35 and click Next, then Figure 3-36 will appear, where you can click Finish button to complete the Quick Setup.
  • Page 46 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Click Next in Figure 3-7, and then Wireless page will appear as shown in Figure 3-37. Click Survey button to scan the wireless networks. Figure 3-37 Wireless  Wireless Name of Remote AP - The SSID of the AP your Device is going to connect to as a client.
  • Page 47 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide  Transmission Power - The available options of transmission power are determined by the region selected.  Wireless Security Mode - This option should be chosen according to the AP's security configuration.
  • Page 48 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide You will then return to the Wireless page as shown in Figure 3-37. The security mode will be selected automatically, please confirm it and enter the same password as is on your router or access point, then click Next.
  • Page 49 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide  Note: If the wireless connection is poor after basic configuration of operation mode, please select Wireless > Distance Setting, and set the outdoor distance value at 110% of the real distance as shown in Figure 3-41.
  • Page 50: Chapter 4. Ap & Multi-Ssid & Repeater (Range Extender) & Bridge With Ap & Client Operation Mode

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Chapter 4. AP & Multi-SSID & Repeater (Range Extender) & Bridge with AP & Client Operation Mode This Chapter describes how to configure some advanced settings for your Access Point through the web-based management page in standard AP operation mode including AP, Multi-SSID, Repeater (Range Extender), Bridge with AP and Client mode.
  • Page 51: Quick Setup

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Wired This field displays the current settings or information for the LAN, including the MAC address, IP address and Subnet Mask. Wireless This field displays basic information or status for wireless function, including Operation Mode, Name (SSID), Channel, Mode, Channel Width and MAC address.
  • Page 52: Wps

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide AP Router - In this mode, the device enables multi-users to share Internet via ADSL/Cable  Modem. The wireless port share the same IP to ISP through Ethernet WAN port. The Wireless port acts the same as a LAN port while at AP Router mode.
  • Page 53: Network

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide WPS Status - Enable or disable the WPS function here.  Current PIN - The current value of the device's PIN displayed here. The default PIN of the  device can be found in the label or User Guide.
  • Page 54: Wireless

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide be changed. Type - Choosing dynamic IP to get IP address from DHCP server, or choosing static IP to  configure IP address manually. IP Address - Enter the IP address of your router in dotted-decimal notation (factory default: ...
  • Page 55: Wireless Settings

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide 4.7.1 Wireless Settings Selecting Wireless > Wireless Settings will enable you to configure the basic settings for your wireless network on the screen below (Figure 4-7). Figure 4-7 Wireless Settings in AP Client Router mode Wireless Network Name - Enter a string of up to 32 characters.
  • Page 56: Wireless Security

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Channel - This field determines which operating frequency will be used. It is not necessary to  change the wireless channel unless you notice interference problems with another nearby access point.
  • Page 57 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Disable Security - The wireless security function can be enabled or disabled. If disabled, the  wireless stations will be able to connect the device without encryption. It is recommended strongly that you choose one of following options to enable security.
  • Page 58: Wireless Mac Filtering

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Automatic - Select WPA or WPA2 automatically based on the wireless station's • capability and request. • WPA - Wi-Fi Protected Access. WPA2 - WPA version 2. • Encryption - You can select either Automatic, or TKIP or AES.
  • Page 59 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 4-9 Wireless MAC address Filtering The Wireless MAC Address Filtering feature allows you to control wireless stations accessing the AP, which depend on the station's MAC addresses. Selected SSID - If Multi-SSID is enabled, you can choose one of the SSIDs from the ...
  • Page 60 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide To Add a Wireless MAC Address filtering entry, clicking the Add New... button, and following these instructions: The “Add or Modify Wireless MAC Address Filtering entry" page will appear, shown in...
  • Page 61: Wireless Advanced

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide  Note: 1) If you select the radio button Deny the stations specified by any enabled entries in the list to access for Filtering Rules, the wireless station B will still not be able to access the router, however, other wireless stations that are not in the list will be able to access the router.
  • Page 62: Antenna Alignment

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Enable AP Isolation - Isolate all connected wireless stations so that wireless stations cannot  access each other through WLAN. This function will be disabled if WDS/Bridge is enabled.  Note: If you are not familiar with the setting items in this page, it's strongly recommended to keep the provided default values;...
  • Page 63: Throughput Monitor

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Mode - You can select manual or indoor for the mode.  Click Save to keep your settings. 4.7.7 Throughput Monitor Selecting Wireless > Throughput Monitor will helps to watch wireless throughput information in the following screen shown in Figure 4-14.
  • Page 64: Dhcp

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide MAC Address - The connected wireless station's MAC address  Current Status - The connected wireless station's running status, one of STA-AUTH /  STA-ASSOC / AP-UP / WPA / WPA-PSK /WPA2/WPA2-PSK Received Packets - Packets received by the station ...
  • Page 65: Dhcp Clients List

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide DHCP server on your AP. The default setting is Disable. If you disable the Server, you must have another DHCP server within your network or else you must manually configure the computer.
  • Page 66: Address Reservation

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide attached devices, click on the Refresh button. 4.8.3 Address Reservation Selecting DHCP > Address Reservation will enable you to specify a reserved IP address for a PC on the LAN, so the PC will always obtain the same IP address each time when it accesses the AP.
  • Page 67: System Tools

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide  Note: The changes won't take effect until the device reboots. System Tools System Tools option helps you to optimize the configuration of your device. You can upgrade the AP to the latest version of firmware as well as backup or restore the AP’s configuration files. Ping Watch Dog can help to continuously monitor a particular connection to a remote host.
  • Page 68: Time Settings

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 4-22 SNMP Agent - Choose Enable to open this function if you want to have remote control through SNMPv1/v2 agent with MIB-II. Choose Disable to close this function. SysContact - The textual identification of the contact person for this managed node.
  • Page 69 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 4-23 Time settings Time Zone - Select your local time zone from this pull-down list.  To set time manually:  1. Select your local time zone. 2. Enter the Date in Month/Day/Year format.
  • Page 70: Diagnostic

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide 4.9.3 Diagnostic Choose menu “System Tools > Diagnostic”, and then you can transact Ping or Traceroute function to check connectivity of your network in the following screen. Figure 4-24 Diagnostic Tools Diagnostic Tool - Click the radio button to select one diagnostic tool: ...
  • Page 71: Ping Watch Dog

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 4-25 Diagnostic Results  Note: Only one user can use the diagnostic tools at one time. "Ping Count", "Ping Packet Size" and "Ping Timeout" are Ping Parameters, and "Traceroute Max TTL" is Traceroute Parameter.
  • Page 72: Firmware Upgrade

    To upgrade the Device's firmware, follow these instructions:  Download a most recent firmware upgrade file from our website (www.tp-link.com). Enter or select the path name where you save the downloaded file on the computer into the File Name blank.
  • Page 73: Factory Defaults

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide  Note: The firmware version must correspond to the hardware. The upgrade process takes a few moments and the Device restarts automatically when the upgrade is complete. It is important to keep power applied during the entire process.
  • Page 74: Reboot

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide 4.9.9 Reboot Choose menu System Tools > Reboot, and then you can click the Reboot button to reboot the Device via the next screen. Figure 4-31 Reboot the Device Click the Reboot button to reboot the Device.
  • Page 75: System Log

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide 4.9.11 System log Choose menu System Tools > System Log, and then you can view the logs of the Device. Figure 4-33 System Log Auto Mail Feature - Indicates whether auto mail feature is enabled or not.
  • Page 76: Statistics

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide  Note: Only when you select Authentication, do you have to enter the User Name and Password in the following fields. User Name - Your mail account name.  Password - Your mail account password.
  • Page 77 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Packets Statistics Interval - The default value is 10. Select a value between 5 and 60  seconds in the pull-down list. The Packets Statistic interval value indicates the time section of the packets statistic.
  • Page 78: Chapter 5. Ap Client Router & Ap Router Operation Mode

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Chapter 5. AP Client Router & AP Router Operation Mode This Chapter describes how to configure some advanced settings for your Access Point through the web-based management page. In the following explanations, we will take the device in AP Client Router operation mode for example.
  • Page 79 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 5-1 Status This field displays the current settings or information for the LAN, including the MAC address, IP address and Subnet Mask. Wireless This field displays basic information or status for wireless function, including Wireless Radio, Name (SSID), Channel, Mode, Channel Width, MAC address and Client Status.
  • Page 80: Quick Setup

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Traffic Statistics This field displays the router's traffic statistics. System Up Time The total up time of the router since it was powered on or reset. Quick Setup Please refer to Section 3.2: "Quick...
  • Page 81: Wps

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Client - In this mode, the device can be connected to another device via Ethernet port and  act as an adaptor to grant your wired devices access to a wireless network, especially for a Smart TV, Media Player, or game console only with an Ethernet port.
  • Page 82: Network

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Enter the client device’s PIN on the Router Use this method if your client device has a Wi-Fi Protected Setup PIN number. Step 1: Keep the default Status as Enabled and click the Add Device button in 错误!未找到...
  • Page 83 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 5-6 WAN – Dynamic IP This page displays the WAN IP parameters assigned dynamically by your ISP, including IP address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, etc. IP Address - The IP address assigned by your ISP dynamically.
  • Page 84 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Click the Save button to save your settings. If your ISP provides a static or fixed IP Address, Subnet Mask, Gateway and DNS setting, select the Static IP option. The Static IP settings page will appear as shown in Figure 5-7.
  • Page 85 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide 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.
  • Page 86 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 5-9 PPPoE Advanced Settings MTU Size - The default MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) size is 1480 bytes, which 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.
  • Page 87 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 5-10 WAN – BigPond Cable User Name/Password - Enter the User Name and Password provided by your ISP. These  fields are case-sensitive. Auth Server - Enter the authenticating server IP address or host name.
  • Page 88 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide  Note: Sometimes the connection cannot be terminated although you specify a time to Max Idle Time because some applications are visiting the Internet continually in the background. Click the Save button to save your settings.
  • Page 89 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Connect Manually - You can configure the Device to make it connect or disconnect  manually. After a specified period of inactivity (Max Idle Time), the Device will disconnect from your Internet connection, and you will not be able to re-establish your connection automatically as soon as you attempt to access the Internet again.
  • Page 90: Mac Clone

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Connect on Demand - You can configure the Device to disconnect from your Internet  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 Device to automatically re-establish your connection as soon as you attempt to access the Internet again.
  • Page 91: Lan

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Click Save to save your settings.  Note: 1) Only the PC on your LAN can use the Clone MAC Address feature. 2) If you click Save, the Router will prompt you to reboot.
  • Page 92: Wireless Settings

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide be able to configure the corresponding function. The detailed explanations for each submenu are provided below. Figure 5-15 Wireless menu 5.7.1 Wireless Settings Choose menu Wireless > Wireless Settings, and then you can configure the basic settings for the wireless network on the Wireless Settings page(Figure 5-16 &...
  • Page 93 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide the Device in a region other than one of those specified in this filed. If your country or region is not listed, please contact your local government agency for assistance. When you select your local region from the pull-down list, the Note Dialog of TERMS OF USE will pop up.
  • Page 94 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide 2. Wireless settings in AP Client Router mode Figure 5-17 Wireless Settings in AP Client Router mode Wireless Name of WISP Station - The SSID of the AP your Device is going to connect to as ...
  • Page 95 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Note Dialog  Note: Ensure you select a correct country to comply with local laws. Incorrect settings may cause interference. Transmission Power - The available options of transmission power are determined by the ...
  • Page 96 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 5-18 AP List Figure 5-19  Note: If you know the SSID of the desired AP, you can also input it to the field "Wireless Name of WISP Station" manually.
  • Page 97: Wireless Security

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide  Near the center of the area in which your wireless stations will operate;  In an elevated location such as a high shelf;  Away from the potential sources of interference, such as PCs, microwaves, and cordless phones;...
  • Page 98 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Each security option has its own settings as described below: WPA/WPA2 – Personal (Recommended) WEP - Select 802.11 WEP security.  Version - You can select one of following versions: ...
  • Page 99: Mac Filtering

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide For 128-bit encryption - You can enter 26 hexadecimal digits (any combination of 0-9, a-f, • A-F, and null key is not permitted) or 13 ASCII characters. • For 152-bit encryption - You can enter 32 hexadecimal digits (any combination of 0-9, a-f, A-F, and null key is not permitted) or 16 ASCII characters.
  • Page 100 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 5-22 Add or Modify Wireless MAC Address Filtering entry 1. 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.
  • Page 101: Wireless Advanced

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide  Note: 1) If you select the radio button Deny the stations specified by any enabled entries in the list to access for Filtering Rules, the wireless station B will still not be able to access the router, however, other wireless stations that are not in the list will be able to access the router.
  • Page 102: Antenna Alignment

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide  Note: If you are not familiar with the setting items in this page, it's strongly recommended to keep the provided default values; otherwise it may result in lower wireless network performance.
  • Page 103: Throughput Monitor

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide 5.7.7 Throughput Monitor Selecting Wireless > Throughput Monitor will helps to watch wireless throughput information in the following screen shown in Figure 5-26. Figure 5-26 Wireless Throughput Rate - The Throughput unit.
  • Page 104: Dhcp

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Received Packets - Packets received by the station  Sent Packets - Packets sent by the station  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.
  • Page 105: Dhcp Clients List

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Start IP Address - This field specifies the first address in the IP Address pool. 192.168.0.100  is the default start IP address. End IP Address - This field specifies the last address in the IP Address pool. 192.168.0.199 ...
  • Page 106: Address Reservation

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide 5.8.3 Address Reservation Selecting DHCP > Address Reservation will enable you to specify a reserved IP address for a PC on the LAN, so the PC will always obtain the same IP address each time when it accesses the AP.
  • Page 107: Forwarding

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Forwarding There are four submenus under the Forwarding menu (shown in Figure 5-33): Virtual Servers, Port Triggering, DMZ and UPnP. Click any of them, and you will be able to configure the corresponding function.
  • Page 108 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Status - The status of this entry is either Enabled or Disabled.  Modify - To modify or delete an existing entry.  To setup a virtual server entry, please take the following steps: Click the Add New…...
  • Page 109: Port Triggering

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide 5.9.2 Port Triggering Selecting Forwarding > Port Triggering will enable you to set up Port Triggering entries on the page as shown in Figure 5-36. Figure 5-36 Port Triggering Once configured, operation is as follows: A local host makes an outgoing connection to an external host using a destination port number defined in the Trigger Port field.
  • Page 110: Dmz

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 5-37 Add or Modify a Triggering Entry To modify or delete an existing entry, please take the following steps: Click the Modify in the entry you want to modify. If you want to delete the entry, click the Delete.
  • Page 111: Upnp

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide  Note: After you set the DMZ host, the firewall related to the host will not work. 5.9.4 UPnP Selecting Forwarding > UPnP will enable you to configure the UPnP function on the page as...
  • Page 112: Basic Security

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide 5.10.1 Basic Security Choose menu Security > Basic Security, and then you can configure the basic security in the screen as shown in Figure 5-41. Figure 5-41 Basic Security Firewall - Here you can enable or disable the Device's firewall.
  • Page 113: Advanced Security

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide TFTP ALG - To allow TFTP clients and servers to transfer data across NAT, click Enable.  H323 ALG - To allow Microsoft NetMeeting clients to communicate across NAT, click ...
  • Page 114: Local Management

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Enable UDP-FLOOD Filtering - Enable or Disable the UDP-FLOOD Filtering.  UDP-FLOOD Packets Threshold (5~3600) - The default value is 500. Enter a value  between 5 ~ 3600. When the current UPD-FLOOD Packets number is beyond the set value, the Device will start up the blocking function immediately.
  • Page 115: Remote Management

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide After click the Add button, your PC's MAC Address will be placed in the Control List above. Click the Save button to save your settings.  Note: If your PC is blocked and you want to access the Device again, use a pin to press and hold the Reset Button on the back panel about 5 seconds to reset the Device's factory defaults in the Device's Web-Based Utility.
  • Page 116 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 5-45 Parental Control Settings Parental Control - Check Enable if you want this function to take effect; otherwise check  Disable. MAC Address of Parental PC - In this field, enter the MAC address of the controlling PC, or ...
  • Page 117: Access Control

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Then you will go back to the Parental Control Settings page and see the following list. Figure 5-46 Parental Control List Click the Add New... button to add a new Parental Control entry.
  • Page 118 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 5-48 Access Control Rule Management Enable Internet Access Control - Select the check box to enable the Internet Access  Control function, and then the Default Filter Policy can take effect.
  • Page 119: Host

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide 1) In Rule Name field, create a name for the rule. Note that this name should be unique, for example Rule_1. 2) In Host field, select Host_1. 3) In Target field, select Target_1.
  • Page 120: Target

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide For example: If you desire to restrict the Internet activities of host with MAC address  00-11-22-33-44-AA, you should follow the settings below: 1. Click Add New... button to enter the Add or Modify a Host Entry page.
  • Page 121: Schedule

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide 4. In Domain Name field, enter www.google.com. 5. Click Save to complete the settings. 6. Go back to the Target Settings page and see the following list Figure 5-53 Access Target List Click the Add New...
  • Page 122: Advanced Routing

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 5-55 Schedule List Click the Add New... button to add a new target entry. Click the Delete All button to delete all the entries in the table. Click the Next button to go to the next page.
  • Page 123: System Routing Table

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Select Enabled or Disabled for this entry from the Status pull-down list. Click the Save button to save the changes. Figure 5-58 Add or Modify a Static Route Entry To modify or delete an existing entry: Click the Modify in the entry you want to modify.
  • Page 124: Bandwidth Control

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide 5.14 Bandwidth Control Figure 5-60 Bandwidth Control There are two submenus under the Bandwidth Control menu as shown in Figure 5-60: Control Settings and Rules List. Click any of them, and you will be able to configure the corresponding function.
  • Page 125: Ip & Mac Binding

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Description - The information of description include address range, the port range and  protocol of transport layer. Egress Bandwidth - The max upload speed which through the WAN port. The default ...
  • Page 126: Arp List

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 5-65 IP & MAC Binding Setting (Add & Modify) To add IP & MAC Binding entries, follow the steps below. Click the Add New... button as shown in Figure 5-64.
  • Page 127: Dynamic Dns

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 5-67 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.
  • Page 128 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 5-68 Comexe.cn DDNS Settings To set up for DDNS, follow these instructions:  Enter the Domain Names your dynamic DNS service provider gave. Enter the User Name for your DDNS account.
  • Page 129 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 5-69 Dyndns.org DDNS Settings To set up for DDNS, follow these instructions:  Enter the User Name for your DDNS account. Enter the Password for your DDNS account. Enter the Domain Name you received from dynamic DNS service provider.
  • Page 130: System Tools

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 5-70 No-ip.com DDNS Settings To set up for DDNS, follow these instructions:  Enter the User Name for your DDNS account. Enter the Password for your DDNS account. Enter the Domain Name you received from dynamic DNS service provider.
  • Page 131: Time Settings

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 5-71 The System Tools menu 5.17.1 Time Settings Choose menu “System Tools > Time Settings”, and then you can configure the time on the following screen. Figure 5-72 Time settings Time Zone - Select your local time zone from this pull-down list.
  • Page 132: Diagnostic

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide 2. Click the Get GMT button to get GMT from the Internet. To enable Daylight Saving:  1. Select the Enable Daylight Saving checkbox to enable daylight saving function. 2. Schedule the span of time which this function will effect. For example, if you want this function work at 0 o'clock(am) on the 1st Sunday of April and last until at 6 o'clok(pm) on the 2nd Saturday of September, you need choose "Apr", "1st", "Sun", "0am"...
  • Page 133: Firmware Upgrade

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide  Note: You can use ping/traceroute to test both numeric IP address or domain name. If pinging/tracerouting the IP address is successful, but pinging/tracerouting the domain name is not, you might have a name resolution problem. In this case, ensure that the domain name you are specifying can be resolved by using Domain Name System (DNS) queries.
  • Page 134: Factory Defaults

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide 1. Download a most recent firmware upgrade file from our website (www.tp-link.com). 2. Enter or select the path name where you save the downloaded file on the computer into the File Name blank.
  • Page 135: Reboot

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide To restore the AP's configuration, follow these instructions:  Click the Browse button to find the configuration file which you want to restore. Click the Restore button to update the configuration with the file whose path is the one you have input or selected in the blank.
  • Page 136: System Log

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 5-79 Password It is strongly recommended that you change the factory default user name and password of the AP. All users who try to access the AP's web-based utility will be prompted for the AP's user name and password.
  • Page 137 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure 5-81 Mail Account Settings From - Your mail box address.  To - Recipient's address.  SMTP Server - Your SMTP server.  Authentication - Most SMTP Server requires Authentication.
  • Page 138: Statistics

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide 5.17.9 Statistics Choose menu “System Tools > Statistics”, and then you can view the statistics of the Device, including total traffic and current traffic of the last Packets Statistic Interval. Figure 5-82 Statistics The Statistics page shows the network traffic of each PC on the LAN, including total traffic and the value of the last Packets Statistic interval in seconds.
  • Page 139 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Total   Packets - The total number of packets received and transmitted by the Device.  Bytes - The total number of bytes received and transmitted by the Device. Current ...
  • Page 140: Appendix A: Faq

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Appendix A: FAQ How do I configure the router to access the 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 141 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide router and click the "Network" menu link on the left of 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"...
  • Page 142 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide  Note: Your opposite side should call your WAN IP, which is displayed on the “Status” page. How to enable DMZ Host: Login to the router, click the “Forwarding” menu on the left of your browser, and click "DMZ"...
  • Page 143 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure A-8 Virtual Servers A-9 Add or Modify a Virtual server Entry The wireless stations cannot connect to the router. Make sure the "AP Router Radio" is enabled. Make sure that the wireless stations' SSID accord with the router's SSID.
  • Page 144: Appendix B: Configuring The Pc

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide 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 needed.
  • Page 145 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure B-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: ...
  • Page 146 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure B-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 192.168.0.254, specify the IP address as 192.168.0.x (x is...
  • Page 147 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Figure B-4 Now: Click OK to keep your settings.
  • Page 148: Appendix C: Specifications

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Appendix C: Specifications General IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, 802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11n, TCP/IP, DHCP Standards and Protocols FCC, CE Safety & Emission One 10/100M Auto-Negotiation LAN RJ45 port, supporting passive Ports 10BASE-T: UTP category 3, 4, 5 cable (maximum 100m) EIA/TIA-568 100Ω...
  • Page 149: Appendix D: Glossary

    TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide 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 150 TL-WA7210N 2.4GHz 150Mbps Outdoor Wireless Access Point User Guide Alliance (WICA), comprising more than 300 companies, whose products are certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance, based on the IEEE 802.11 standards (also called Wireless LAN (WLAN) and Wi-Fi). This certification warrants interoperability between different wireless devices.