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TL-WR940N
TL-WR941ND
300Mbps Wireless N Router
REV: 3.1.0
1910010921

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  • Page 1 TL-WR940N TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router REV: 3.1.0 1910010921...
  • 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 This device complies with RSS 210 of Industry Canada. This Class B device meets all the requirements of the Canadian interference-causing equipment regulations. Cet appareil numérique de la Classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada. Korea Warning Statements 당해...
  • Page 5: Safety Information

    Safety Information When product has power button, the power button is one of the way to shut off the product; when there is no power button, the only way to completely shut off power is to disconnect the product or the power adapter from the power source. Don’t disassemble the product, or make repairs yourself.
  • Page 6: Declaration Of Conformity

    TP-LINK TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY For the following equipment: Product Description: 300Mbps Wireless N Router Model No.: TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 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 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......................
  • Page 8 DHCP ..........................44 4.7.1 DHCP Settings......................44 4.7.2 DHCP Clients List ....................46 4.7.3 Address Reservation ....................46 Forwarding ..........................47 4.8.1 Virtual Servers ......................48 4.8.2 Port Triggering ......................49 4.8.3 DMZ ........................52 4.8.4 UPnP........................52 Security ..........................53 4.9.1 Basic Security ......................54 4.9.2 Advanced Security....................55 4.9.3 Local Management ....................57 4.9.4 Remote Management .....................58 4.10 Parental Control ........................59...
  • Page 9 4.15.2 Dyndns.org DDNS ....................79 4.15.3 No-ip.com DDNS ....................79 4.16 System Tools ........................80 4.16.1 Time Settings ......................81 4.16.2 Diagnostic .......................82 4.16.3 Firmware Upgrade ....................84 4.16.4 Factory Defaults......................85 4.16.5 Backup & Restore....................85 4.16.6 Reboot ........................86 4.16.7 Password ........................87 4.16.8 System Log......................87 4.16.9 Statistics........................89 Appendix A: FAQ ............................92 Appendix B: Configuring the PC ......................97 Appendix C: Specifications.........................101...
  • Page 10: Package Contents

    300Mbps Wireless N Router Package Contents The following items should be found in your package: TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router DC Power Adapter for TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router Quick Installation Guide Ethernet Cable Resource CD for TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router, including: •...
  • Page 11: Chapter 1. Introduction

    Incredible Speed The TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router provides up to 300Mbps wireless connection with other 802.11n wireless clients. The incredible speed makes it ideal for handling multiple data streams at the same time, which ensures your network stable and smooth. The performance of this 802.11n wireless router will give you the unexpected networking experience at...
  • Page 12: Conventions

    The router or TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND mentioned in this guide stands for TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router without any explanation. Note: The two devices of TL-WR940N and TL-WR941ND are sharing this User Guide. For simplicity, we will take TL-WR941ND for example throughout this Guide. The differences between them are: TL-WR940N router with 3 fixed antennas.
  • Page 13: Panel Layout

    TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router Panel Layout 1.4.1 The Front Panel Figure 1-1 Front Panel sketch The router’s LEDs and the Wireless On/Off button are located on the front panel (View from left to right). Name Status Indication Power is off.
  • Page 14: The Rear Panel

    TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps 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). 1,2,3,4 (LAN): These ports (1, 2, 3, 4) connect the router to the local PC(s).
  • Page 15: Chapter 2. Connecting The Router

    TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router Chapter 2. Connecting the Router 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...
  • Page 16 TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router Power on your PC and cable/DSL modem. Figure 2-1 Hardware Installation of the TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router...
  • Page 17: Chapter 3. Quick Installation Guide

    TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router Chapter 3. Quick Installation Guide This chapter will show you how to configure the basic functions of your TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router using Quick Setup Wizard within minutes. TCP/IP Configuration default domain name TL-WR941ND...
  • Page 18 TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps 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...
  • Page 19: Quick Installation Guide

    TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router Is the TCP/IP configuration for your PC correct? Note: If the router's IP address is 192.168.0.1, your PC's IP address must be within the range of 192.168.0.2 ~ 192.168.0.254. Is the default LAN IP of the router correct? Note: If the LAN IP of the modem connected with your router is 192.168.0.x, the default LAN IP of the...
  • Page 20 TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router After successfully login, you can click the Quick Setup to quickly configure your router. Figure 3-5 Quick Setup Note: The Router will automatically detect the Internet connection. If the Internet is available, the Router will direct you to step 5 Wireless settings; otherwise, you need to continue with step 3 to choose WAN Connection Type.
  • Page 21 TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router Note: L2TP and PPTP cannot be detected by the router. You must select it manually. Before continuing, please make sure the cable of the WAN port is well connected to your device. If the WAN port is not connected, the cable is unplugged page will appear.
  • Page 22 TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router Figure 3-8 Quick Setup - Static IP IP Address - This is the WAN IP address as seen by external users on the Internet (including your ISP). Enter the IP address into the field. Subnet Mask - The Subnet Mask is used for the WAN IP address, it is usually 255.255.255.0.
  • Page 23 TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router Confirm Password - Re-enter the password provided by your ISP to ensure the Password you entered is correct. If the Password is different from the Confirm Password, the screen will appear as shown below. Click OK, and re-enter the Password and Confirm Password.
  • Page 24 TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router Select Static IP if IP Address/ Subnet Mask/ Gateway and DNS server address have been provided by your ISP. Then please enter server IP address or domain name provided by your ISP, and also enter the corresponding parameters.
  • Page 25 TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router Select Static IP if IP Address/ Subnet Mask/ Gateway and DNS server address have been provided by your ISP. Then please enter server IP address or domain name provided by your ISP, and also enter the corresponding parameters.
  • Page 26 TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router country or region is not listed, please contact your local government agency for assistance. Note: Limited by local law regulations, version for North America does not have region selection option. Mode - This field determines the wireless mode which the router works on.
  • Page 27: Chapter 4. Configuring The Router

    TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router Chapter 4. Configuring the Router This chapter will show each Web page's key functions and the configuration way. Login After your successful login, you will see the fifteen main menus on the left of the Web-based utility.
  • Page 28: Quick Setup

    TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router Figure 4-1 Router Status Quick Setup Please refer to 3.2 Quick Installation Guide. -19-...
  • Page 29: Wps

    TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router This section will guide you to add a new wireless device to an existing network quickly by WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) function. Choose menu “WPS”, and you will see the next screen (shown in Figure 4-2 ).
  • Page 30 TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router You can also keep the default WPS Status as Enabled and click the Add Device button in Figure 4-2, then Choose “Press the button of the new device in two minutes” and click Connect. (Shown in the following figure) Figure 4-3 Add A New Device Step 2: Press and hold the WPS button of the client device directly.
  • Page 31: Network

    TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router Step 2: The Wi-Fi Protected Setup LED flashes for two minutes during the Wi-Fi Protected Setup process. Step 3: When the WPS LED is on, the client device has successfully connected to the router. Step 4: Refer back to your client device or its documentation for further instructions.
  • Page 32 TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router Figure 4-6 WAN - Dynamic IP This page displays the WAN IP parameters assigned dynamically by your ISP, including IP address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, etc. Click the Renew button to renew the IP parameters from your ISP. Click the Release button to release the IP parameters.
  • Page 33 TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router Figure 4-7 WAN - Static IP 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.
  • Page 34 TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router Figure 4-8 WAN - PPPoE User Name/Password - Enter the User Name and Password provided by your ISP. These fields are case-sensitive. 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 35 TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router Connect Automatically - The connection can be re-established automatically when it was down. Time-based Connecting - The connection will only be established in the period from the start time to the end time (both are in HH:MM format).
  • Page 36 TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router Service Name/AC Name - The service name and AC (Access Concentrator) name, which should not be configured unless you are sure it is necessary for your ISP. In most cases, leaving these fields blank will work.
  • Page 37 TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router 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. Auth Domain - Type in the domain suffix server name based on your location.
  • Page 38 TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router Figure 4-11 L2TP 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. Click the Connect button to connect immediately.
  • Page 39 TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router Connect Manually - You can configure the router to make it connect or disconnect manually. After a specified period of inactivity (Max Idle Time), the router 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 40 TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router 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-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router PPPoE - Connections which use PPPoE that requires a user name and password. Dynamic IP - Connections which use dynamic IP address assignment. Static IP - Connections which use static IP address assignment. The router can not detect PPTP/L2TP/BigPond connections with your ISP. If your ISP uses one of these protocols, then you must configure your connection manually.
  • Page 42: Wireless

    TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router Figure 4-14 LAN 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: 192.168.0.1).
  • Page 43: Wireless Settings

    TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router 4.6.1 Wireless Settings Choose menu “Wireless→Wireless Setting”, you can configure the basic settings for the wireless network on this page. Figure 4-16 Wireless Settings Wireless Network Name - Enter a value of up to 32 characters. The same name of SSID (Service Set Identification) must be assigned to all wireless devices in your network.
  • Page 44 TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router Note: Limited by local law regulations, version for North America does not have region selection option. Mode - Select the desired mode. The default setting is 11bgn mixed. 11b only - Select if all of your wireless clients are 802.11b.
  • Page 45: Wireless Security

    TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router SSID(to be bridged) - The SSID of the AP your router is going to connect to as a client. You can also use the search function to select the SSID to join. BSSID(to be bridged) - The BSSID of the AP your router is going to connect to as a client.
  • Page 46 TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router Figure 4-17 Wireless Security Disable Security - If you do not want to use wireless security, select this check box, but it’s strongly recommended to choose one of the following modes to enable security. WPA/WPA2 – Personal (Recommended) - It’s the WPA/WPA2 authentication type based on pre-shared passphrase.
  • Page 47 TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router Figure 4-18 • Wireless Password - You can enter ASCII characters between 8 and 63 characters or 8 to 64 Hexadecimal characters. • Group Key Update Period - Specify the group key update interval in seconds. The value should be 30 or above.
  • Page 48 TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router • Group Key Update Period - Specify the group key update interval in seconds. The value should be 30 or above. Enter 0 to disable the update. WEP - It is based on the IEEE 802.11 standard. If you select this check box, you will find a notice in red as show in Figure 4-20.
  • Page 49: Wireless Mac Filtering

    TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router 4.6.3 Wireless MAC Filtering Choose menu “Wireless→MAC Filtering”, you can control the wireless access by configuring the Wireless MAC Address Filtering function, shown in Figure 4-21. Figure 4-21 Wireless MAC address Filtering To filter wireless users by MAC Address, click Enable. The default setting is Disabled.
  • Page 50 TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router Enter the appropriate MAC Address into the MAC Address field. The format of the MAC Address XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX hexadecimal digit). example: 00-0A-EB-00-07-8A. Enter a simple description of the wireless station in the Description field. For example: Wireless station A.
  • Page 51: Wireless Advanced

    TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps 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-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router Fragmentation Threshold - This value is the maximum size determining whether packets will be fragmented. Setting the Fragmentation Threshold too low may result in poor network performance since excessive packets. 2346 is the default setting and is recommended.
  • Page 53: Dhcp

    TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router Current Status - The connected wireless station's running status, one of STA-AUTH / STA-ASSOC / STA-JOINED / WPA / WPA-PSK / WPA2 / WPA2-PSK / AP-UP / AP-DOWN / Disconnected Received Packets - Packets received by the station Sent Packets - Packets sent by the station You cannot change any of the values on this page.
  • Page 54 TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router Figure 4-26 DHCP Settings DHCP Server - Enable or Disable the DHCP server. If you disable the Server, you must have another DHCP server within your network or else you must configure the computer manually.
  • Page 55: Dhcp Clients List

    TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router 4.7.2 DHCP Clients List Choose menu “DHCP→DHCP Clients List”, you can view the information about the clients attached to the router in the next screen (shown in Figure 4-27 ) . Figure 4-27 DHCP Clients List...
  • Page 56: Forwarding

    TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router MAC Address - The MAC address of the PC for which you want to reserve IP address. Assigned IP Address - The IP address of the router reserved. Status - The status of this entry either Enabled or Disabled.
  • Page 57: Virtual Servers

    TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router There are four submenus under the Forwarding menu (shown in Figure 4-30): Virtual Servers, Port Triggering, DMZ and UPnP. Click any of them, and you will be able to configure the corresponding function. 4.8.1 Virtual Servers Choose menu “Forwarding→Virtual Servers”, you can view and add virtual servers in the next...
  • Page 58: Port Triggering

    TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router Select the protocol used for this application, either TCP or UDP, or All. Select the Enable check box to enable the virtual server. Click the Save button. Figure 4-32 Add or Modify a Virtual Server Entry...
  • Page 59 TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router pure NAT router. Port Triggering is used for some of these applications that can work with an NAT router. Figure 4-33 Port Triggering Once the router is configured, the operation is as follows: 1. A local host makes an outgoing connection using a destination port number defined in the Trigger Port field.
  • Page 60 TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router Applications do not have the application you need, enter the Trigger Port and the Incoming Ports manually. Select the protocol used for Trigger Port from the Trigger Protocol drop-down list, either TCP, UDP, or All.
  • Page 61: Dmz

    TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router 4.8.3 Choose menu “Forwarding→DMZ”, you can view and configure DMZ host in the screen (shown in Figure 4-35).The DMZ host feature allows one local host to be exposed to the Internet for a special-purpose service such as Internet gaming or videoconferencing. DMZ host forwards all the ports at the same time.
  • Page 62: Security

    TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router Figure 4-36 UPnP Setting Current UPnP Status - UPnP can be enabled or disabled by clicking the Enable or Disable button. As allowing this may present a risk to security, this feature is enabled by default.
  • Page 63: Basic Security

    TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router 4.9.1 Basic Security Choose menu “Security → Basic Security”, you can configure the basic security in the screen as shown in Figure 4-37. 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.
  • Page 64: Advanced Security

    TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router IPSec Passthrough - Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) is a suite of protocols for ensuring private, secure communications over Internet Protocol (IP) networks, through the use of cryptographic security services. To allow IPSec tunnels to pass through the router, keep the default, Enabled.
  • Page 65 TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router Figure 4-39 Advanced Security Packets Statistics Interval (5~60) - The default value is 10. Select a value between 5 and 60 seconds from the drop-down list. The Packets Statistics Interval value indicates the time section of the packets statistics. The result of the statistics is used for analysis by SYN Flood, UDP Flood and ICMP-Flood.
  • Page 66: Local Management

    TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router 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 router will startup the blocking function immediately.
  • Page 67: Remote Management

    TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router 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. The format for the MAC Address is XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX (X is any hexadecimal digit).
  • Page 68: Parental Control

    TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router number. For example, if your router's WAN address is 202.96.12.8, and the port number used is 8080, please enter http://202.96.12.8:8080 in your browser. Later, you may be asked for the router's password. After successfully entering the username and password, you will be able to access the router's web-based utility.
  • Page 69 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 (http://www.tp-link.com) will be allowed. Select from the Effective Time drop-down list the schedule (e.g. Schedule_1) you want the entry to take effect.
  • Page 70 TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router Figure 4-43 Add or Modify Parental Control Entry For example: If you desire that the child PC with MAC address 00-11-22-33-44-AA can access www.google.com on Saturday only while the parent PC with MAC address 00-11-22-33-44-BB is without any restriction, you should follow the settings below.
  • Page 71: Access Control

    TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router In Status field, select Enable. 4. Click Save to complete the settings. Then you will go back to the Parental Control Settings page and see the following list, as shown in Figure 4-44. Figure 4-44 Parental Control Settings 4.11 Access Control...
  • Page 72 TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps 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.
  • Page 73 TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router 5. Select a schedule from the Schedule drop-down list or choose “Click Here To Add New Schedule”. 6. In the Action field, select Deny or Allow. 7. In the Status field, select Enabled or Disabled to enable or disable your entry.
  • Page 74: Host

    TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router 3. Click “Access Control → Schedule” in the left to enter the Schedule Settings page. Add a new entry with the Schedule Description is Schedule_1, Day is Sat and Sun, Start Time is 1800 and Stop Time is 2000.
  • Page 75 TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router Click the Add New… button. In the Mode field, select IP Address or MAC Address. If you select IP Address, the screen shown is Figure 4-49. 1) In Host Description field, create a unique description for the host (e.g. Host_1).
  • Page 76: Target

    TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router 5. Click Save to complete the settings. Then you will go back to the Host Settings page and see the following list. 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.
  • Page 77 TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router (www.google.com, www.google.cn) will be blocked or allowed. You can enter 4 domain names. 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 78: Schedule

    TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router 3. In Target Description field, create a unique description for the target (e.g. Target_1). 4. In Domain Name field, enter www.google.com. 5. Click Save to complete the settings. Then you will go back to the Target Settings page and see the following list.
  • Page 79 TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router Click the Next button to go to the next page, or click the Previous button return to the previous page. 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...
  • Page 80: Advanced Routing

    TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router 4.12 Advanced Routing Figure 4-56 Advanced Routing There are two submenus under the Advanced Routing menu as shown in Figure 4-56: Static Routing List and System Routing Table. Click any of them, and you will be able to configure the corresponding function.
  • Page 81: System Routing Table

    TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router Destination Network - The Destination Network is the address of the network or host that you want to assign to a static route. Subnet Mask - The Subnet Mask determines which portion of an IP Address is the network portion, and which portion is the host portion.
  • Page 82: Bandwidth Control

    TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router Subnet Mask - The Subnet Mask determines which portion of an IP address is the network portion, and which portion is the host portion. Gateway - This is the IP address of the gateway device that allows for contact between the router and the network or host.
  • Page 83: Rule List

    TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router 4.13.2 Rule List Choose menu “Bandwidth Control → Rule List”, you can view and configure the Bandwidth Control rules in the screen below. Figure 4-62 Bandwidth Control Rules List Description - This is the information about the rules such as address range.
  • Page 84: Ip & Mac Binding

    TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router 4.14 IP & MAC Binding Figure 4-64 the IP & MAC Binding menu There are two submenus under the IP &MAC Binding menu (shown in Figure 4-64): Binding Settings and ARP List. Click any of them, and you will be able to scan or configure the corresponding function.
  • Page 85 TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router Figure 4-66 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 4-62. Enter the MAC Address and IP Address.
  • Page 86: Arp List

    TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router 4.14.2 ARP List To manage the computer, you could observe the computers in the LAN by checking the relationship of MAC address and IP address on the ARP list, and you could configure the items on the ARP list also.
  • Page 87: Comexe.cn Ddns

    TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router service providers such as www.comexe.cn, www.dyndns.org, or www.no-ip.com. The Dynamic DNS client service provider will give you a password or key. 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 4-69 .
  • Page 88: Dyndns.org Ddns

    TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps 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 4-70. Figure 4-70 Dyndns.org DDNS Settings To set up for DDNS, follow these instructions: Type the User Name for your DDNS account.
  • Page 89: System Tools

    TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router Figure 4-71 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.
  • Page 90: Time Settings

    TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router Choose menu “System Tools”, and you can see the submenus under the main menu: Time Settings, Diagnostic, Firmware Upgrade, Factory Defaults, Backup & Restore, Reboot, Password, System Log and Statistics. Click any of them, and you will be able to configure the corresponding function.
  • Page 91: Diagnostic

    TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router Daylight Saving Status - Displays the status whether the Daylight Saving is in use. To set time manually: Select your local time zone. Enter the Date in Month/Day/Year format. Enter the Time in Hour/Minute/Second format.
  • Page 92 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 http://www.tp-link.com) Pings Count - The number of Ping packets for a Ping connection.
  • Page 93: Firmware Upgrade

    TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router Click Start to check the connectivity of the Internet. The Diagnostic Results page displays the result of diagnosis. If the result is similar to the following screen, the connectivity of the Internet is fine. Figure 4-75 Diagnostic Results Note: Only one user can use this tool at one time.
  • Page 94: Factory Defaults

    3. Click the Upgrade button. Note: 1. New firmware versions are posted at http://www.tp-link.com and can be downloaded for free. There is no need to upgrade the firmware unless the new firmware has a new feature you want to use. However, when experiencing problems caused by the router rather than the configuration, you can try to upgrade the firmware.
  • Page 95: Reboot

    TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router Figure 4-78 Backup & Restore Configuration Click the Backup button to save all configuration settings as a backup file in your local computer. To upgrade the router's configuration, follow these instructions. • Click the Browse… button to locate the update file for the router, or enter the exact path to the Setting file in the text box.
  • Page 96: Password

    TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router 4.16.7 Password Choose menu “System Tools → Password”, you can change the factory default user name and password of the router in the next screen as shown in Figure 4-77. Figure 4-80 Password It is strongly recommended that you should change the factory default user name and password of the router, because all users who try to access the router's Web-based utility or Quick Setup will be prompted for the router's default user name and password.
  • Page 97 TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router Figure 4-81 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 4-82.
  • Page 98: Statistics

    TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router SMTP Server - Your smtp server. It corresponds with the mailbox filled in the From field. You can log on the relevant website for Help if you are not clear with the address. Authentication - Most SMTP Server requires Authentication. It is required by most mailboxes that need User Name and Password to log in.
  • Page 99 TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router Figure 4-83 Statistics Current Statistics Status - Enable or Disable. The default value is disabled. To enable, click the Enable button. If disabled, the function of DoS protection in Security settings will be disabled. Packets Statistics Interval (5-60) - The default value is 10. Select a value between 5 and 60 seconds in the pull-down list.
  • Page 100 TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router The number of UDP packets transmitted to the WAN per second at the UDP Tx specified Packets Statistics interval. It is shown like “current transmitting rate / Max transmitting rate”. The number of TCP SYN packets transmitted to the WAN per second at the specified Packets Statistics interval.
  • Page 101: Appendix A: Faq

    TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps 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 102 TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router How do I configure the router to access Internet by Ethernet users? Login 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”.
  • Page 103 TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps 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 104 TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps 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.
  • Page 105 TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router Note: If the above configuration takes effect, to configure to the router by typing http://192.168.0.1:88 (the router’s LAN IP address: Web Management Port) in the address field of the Web browser. Log in to the router, click the “Forwarding” menu on the left of your browser, and click the "Virtual Servers"...
  • Page 106: Appendix B: Configuring The Pc

    TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps 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 needed.
  • Page 107 TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router Figure B-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...
  • Page 108 TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router Figure B-0-3 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 192.168.0.1, specify the IP address as 192.168.0.x (x is from 2 to 254), and Subnet mask is 255.255.255.0.
  • Page 109 TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router Figure B-0-4 -100-...
  • Page 110: Appendix C: Specifications

    TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps 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 111: Appendix D: Glossary

    TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps 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 112 TL-WR940N/TL-WR941ND 300Mbps Wireless N Router 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. This is typically the configuration parameter for a wireless PC card.

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