TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router

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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. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: • • • • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/ TV technician for help.

This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: 1) 2) This device may not cause harmful interference. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

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. The antennas used for this transmitter must be installed to provide a separation distance of at least 20 cm from all persons and must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.”

CE Mark Warning

This is a class B product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause radio interference, in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.

National Restrictions 2400.0-2483.5 MHz Country Bulgaria Restriction Reason/remark General authorization required for outdoor use and public service Outdoor use limited to 10 mW e.i.r.p. within the band 2454-2483.5 MHz Military Radiolocation use. Refarming of the 2.4 GHz band has been ongoing in recent years to allow current relaxed regulation. Full implementation planned 2012 If used outside of own premises, general authorization is required None General authorization required for network and service supply(not for spectrum) This subsection does not apply for the geographical area within a radius of 20 km from the centre of Ny-Ålesund Only for indoor applications

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Conventions The router or TL-WR543G mentioned in this guide stands for TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router without any explanation. including: • • This Guide Other Helpful Information Note: Make sure that the package contains the above items. . If any of the listed items are damaged or missing.Package contents The following contents should be found in your box: One TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router One AC power Adapter for TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router One Quick Installation Guide One Resource CD for TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router. please contact with your distributor.

..................7.................................................... 40 4...... 13 Quick Setup .............................................................40 Port Triggering ..................... 14 Operation Mode .............................. 7 3..33 Site Survey .5.....................................................7 DHCP....................... 1 1............. 5 2...................... 1 Features.......................5 Wireless Settings ...44 UPnP...................................................................................................7.................8.....................3 4..................................3 System Requirements ...........................39 Address Reservation ........................................3.......................................................................................................................................................1 4..........................................................5....................................................................................................................................................................................................................39 4...6...............................................................37 4............................................................................................................................ 2 1.........................2 1.................................................1 4..1 3.................................... 3 Chapter 2 Connecting the Router.............4 Virtual Servers ........2 4........................... 5 Chapter 3 Quick Installation Guide ........ 8 Chapter 4 Configuring the Router .......................................8.......... 38 4............3 4........................................................ 2 The Rear Panel......................................... 13 4.................................................................................3 DHCP Settings...........................1 4.................................42 DMZ .........................................1 2.............................................................................................................................CONTENTS Chapter 1 Introduction .......................2 4.........................................26 4................................................................................8 Forwarding.........................................................................................................3........................... 7 Quick Installation Guide.................................15 WAN........................................................................................5...........16 MAC Clone .......................... 13 Status.............................................................8............2 The Front Panel .......... 5 Connecting the Router.......................... 27 4.....................................................................6....................3 Overview of the Router .........................................................7.....................................................................................................................1 1.................................................6............................................44 .............................2 4...... 14 Network.............................5 Login ..............................3 LAN .......................................................................................... 1 Panel Layout..........................................................................................................................................................................................33 MAC Filtering ....2 2.................................2 TCP/IP configuration...........4 4.2 4..................... 15 4......6..........27 Advanced Settings.........................................1 1....................................................................1 4........4 4................................................................................6 Wireless .................2 4......................................................................................................................3 4......6..34 Wireless Statistics...........................................8........1 4...................................................................................................38 DHCP Clients List ............................................................................................. 5 Installation Environment Requirements ............................................

..................................................................................... 45 4...4 4......4....................................59 Factory Defaults.......................62 Statistics ..2 4.................................13......................1 4.............................................................10 Static Routing ....................................................................................................................................12 Port QoS ..62 Log .................cn DDNS ...5 4.............................................45 IP Address Filtering .................................................4 4..... 56 4.......................48 MAC Filtering .........................................................................................................9..................................................................................3 4......................net DDNS.......9..................................................................................1 4............................................ 53 4.................8 Time .13......................................................................11..........................................11...................7 4.........................5 4.............................63 Appendix A: FAQ ...11 Dynamic DNS ......2 4...........9............6 Firewall........................................3 4..........13......9.............................................................................................................................13...........................................................................................................................................13...... 69 Appendix C: Specifications.....................................60 Backup and Restore .......................................................49 Remote Management .............................9...................... 73 Appendix D: Glossary......................................................................................61 Password .................................................46 Domain Filtering....................................................51 4...............................................58 Firmware ............ 54 4............................ 58 4.....................13......61 Reboot ....................................................................51 Advanced Security........................6 4...............................................................................................................11..........9 Security..................................55 Comexe...............................................................................................................1 4....9.....13............................. 65 Appendix B: Configuring the PC ....................................................org DDNS ...........2 4.........................13.........................................................3 Dyndns...........................................13 System Tools ........................................................................................................................................................................54 Oray.....55 4.... 74 ....................................................................

In addition. In AP client router mode.2 Features Complies with IEEE 802.11b products. Wireless Data transfer rates up to 54Mbps. In AP router mode. In the most attentive wireless security. sharing the Internet Access. IEEE 802. NAT-router and Wireless AP.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Chapter 1 Introduction Thank you for choosing TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router. The transmission range is extended to 4-9 times. 1. up to a distance of 855. IEEE 802. Supports WIFI Internet Access (WISP).11b. It also supports Virtual Server and DMZ host for Port Triggering needs.11g. files and fun. The TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router provides 2 operation modes for multi-user to access the Internet: AP client router and AP router.11g and IEEE 802. The TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router is easy-to-manage. Firewall. files and fun.11g and IEEE 802. It also supports VPN pass-through for sensitive data secure transmission. as well as TKIP/AES encryption security. it can be set to turn off wireless network name (SSID) broadcast so that only stations that have the SSID can be connected.36m tested in China. It is compatible with all IEEE 802. 1. and WPA/WPA2 and WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK authentication. Supports Wireless Distribution System (WDS). It has built-in NAT and DHCP server supporting static IP address distributing.11b standards so that the data transmission rate is up to 54Mbps. it can access the Internet wirelessly by your WISP’s support. the TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router provides multiple protection measures. it supports Port QoS function which can help you to use the network resource sensible. Supports AP Client Router and AP Router operation mode. supporting Auto MDI/MDIX. easily and securely. In AP router mode. Adopts 2x to 3x eXtended Range™.11g and IEEE 802. Its design is dedicated to Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) wireless network solutions.3u standards. and remote management and log so that network administrators can manage and monitor the network in real time.3. -1- .11b solutions. It adopts 2x to 3x eXtended Range™ WLAN transmission technology so that the transmission distance is 2-3 times of traditional IEEE 802. The router provides wireless LAN 64/128/152-bit WEP encryption security. So you can configure it quickly and share the Internet access.1 Overview of the Router The TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router integrates 4-port Switch. These device supports Bridge mode which can make two APs communicate with each other wirelessly. 4 10/100M Auto-Negotiation RJ45 LAN ports. it can access the Internet via ADSL/Cable Modem. Quick Setup is supported and friendly help messages are provided for every step. IEEE 802. The TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router complies with the IEEE 802. 1 10/100M Auto-Negotiation RJ45 WAN port. The TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router will allow you to connect your network wirelessly better than ever. The TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router provides flexible access control in AP router mode so that parents or network administrators can establish restricted access policies for children or staff.

1 The Front Panel The front panel of the TL-WR543G consists of several LED indicators. Static IP. Supports configuration backup/restore and firmware upgrade. Supports UPnP. Provides WLAN ACL (Access Control List) (AP Router mode only). L2TP. Output transmit power adjustable. Dynamic IP. Static Routing. Dynamic DNS.3 Panel Layout 1. Supports Parental Control. Virtual Server.3. Table 2-1 describes the LEDs on the front panel of the router. Figure 1-1 LED Explanation: Front Panel sketch -2- . VPN Pass-through. Special Application and DMZ host. PPTP and Big Pond Cable Internet Access. Provides WPA/WPA2 and 64/128/152-bit WEP encryption security. Supports Web management.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Supports Port-based QoS. View from left to right. Supports enabling/disabling the function of eXtended Range™ manually. 1. Supports PPPoE. Detachable Antenna (reverse SMA connector). Support Port QoS. and MAC address filtering. (AP Router mode only) Built-in NAT and DHCP server supporting static IP address distributing. Domain Name filtering. Built-in firewall supporting IP address filtering. which is designed to indicate connections.

the use of a different adapter may result in product damage.3. Last. release the reset button and wait for the router to reboot.2 The Rear Panel The following parts are located on the rear panel (View from left to right).1-4 On Flashing 1. turn off the router's power. Wireless antenna -3- . until the SYS LED lights up (about 3 seconds). Second.4: WAN: Reset button: There are two ways to reset the router's factory defaults: 1) 2) Use the Factory Defaults function on System Tools -> Factory Defaults page in the router's Web-based Utility. Four 10/100Mbps RJ45 LAN ports for connecting the router to the local PC(s) This WAN port is where you will connect the cable/DSL Modem. AC power socket: Please use the power adapter which is supplied with the TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router only. press and hold the default reset button then turn on the router's power.3. The router is working properly The router has a hardware error There is no wireless device linked to the router The Wireless function is enabled There is no device linked to the corresponding port There is a device linked to the corresponding port but no activity There is an active device linked to the corresponding port SYS Flashing Off WLAN Off Flashing Off WAN. or Ethernet LAN 1. Use the Factory Default Reset button: First.2. Note: Ensure the router is powered on before it restarts completely.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Name PWR Status Off On On Power off Power on Indication The router is initializing or maybe has a system error.

TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Figure 1-2 Rear Panel sketch -4- .

0 or later. Netscape Navigator 6. upright is a good direction. and the other end into an electrical outlet. you also need: Wireless Internet Access Service (WISP).3 Connecting the Router Before you install the router. Locate an optimum location for the router. you also need: Broadband Internet Access Service (DSL/Cable/Ethernet) One DSL/Cable Modem that has an RJ45 connector (you do not need it if you connect the router to the Ethernet) 2.0 or later If the device is configured to AP client router mode. 4. you should connect your PC to the Internet through your broadband service successfully. shown in Figure 2-1(If you want your device works in AP Client router mode. Power off your PC. shown in Figure 2-1.1 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 Web browser. 7. (If you have the wireless NIC and want to use wireless function. you can skip this step. Non-condensing 2. Adjust the direction of the antenna. 6. please contact your ISP.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Chapter 2 Connecting the Router 2. If there is any problem. such as Microsoft Internet Explorer 5. 1. -5- . The place must accord with the Installation Environment Requirements. After that. If the device is configured to AP router mode.2 Installation Environment Requirements Do not place in direct sunlight or near a heater or heating vent Do not cluttered or crowded. Don't forget to pull out the power plug and keep your hands dry. Connect the AC power adapter to the AC power socket on the router. you can skip this step). and the router. The best place is usually near the center of the area in which your PC will connect wirelessly. Normally. The router will start to work automatically. Cable/DSL Modem. There should be at least 2 inches (5 cm) of clear space on all sides of the router Well ventilated (especially if it is in a closet) Operating temperature: 0℃~40℃ (32℉~104℉) Operating Humidity: 10%~90% RH. Connect the PC(s) and each Switch/Hub in your LAN to the LAN Ports on the router.) Connect the DSL/Cable Modem to the WAN port on the router. 5. Power on your PC and Cable/DSL Modem. 3. please install the router according to the following steps. 2.

TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Figure 2-1 Hardware Installation of the TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router -6- .

Connect the local PC to the LAN ports of the router. Open a command prompt. If the result displayed is similar to that shown in Figure 3-1. the PC and router may need to be restarted. you can run the Ping command in the command prompt to verify the network connection between your PC and the router.168. 3. They can be changed as you desire.xxx ("xxx" is from 2 to 254). please refer to Appendix B: Configuring the PC Configure the network parameters.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Chapter 3 Quick Installation Guide After connecting the TL-WR543G Router into your network.1. There are then two ways to configure the IP address for your PC. The built-in DHCP server will assign IP address for the PC.168. Then turn on the router and restart the PC. Subnet Mask is 255.0. This chapter describes how to configure the basic functions of your TL-WR543G Wireless AP Client Router.255. and Gateway is 192. you should configure it. You can access the Internet via the router immediately after successfully configuring.168. These procedures only take you a few minutes.168. as an example we use the default values for description in this guide. Now. These values can be seen from the LAN.255. And the default Subnet Mask is 255.1. If you need instructions as to how to do this. the connection between your PC and the router has been established.1.1.1. The following example is in Windows 2000 OS. If you need instructions as to how to do this.1 (The router's default IP address) Obtain an IP address automatically 1) Set up the TCP/IP Protocol in "Obtain an IP address automatically" mode on your PC.255. Figure 3-1 Success result of Ping command -7- . Configure the IP address manually 1) 2) Set up the TCP/IP Protocol for your PC. 2) Note: For Windows 98 OS or earlier. and then press Enter. and type ping 192.0.1. The IP address is 192. please refer to Appendix B: Configuring the PC Power off the router and PC.255.1 TCP/IP configuration The default IP address of the TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router is 192.

1.168. both in lower case letters. -8- .1. 2.1 in the address field of Web browser. the gateway must be 192.1. The Web-based utility can be used on any Windows. Enter admin for the User Name and Password.254. it is easy to configure and manage the TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router. it means that your PC has not connected to the router.168. Connect to the router by typing http://192. Figure 3-2 Failure result of Ping command Please check the connection following these steps: 1.1.1. Macintosh or UNIX OS with a Web browser.2 Quick Installation Guide With a Web-based (Internet Explorer or Netscape® Navigator) utility.168.1.2 ~ 192. your PC's IP address must be within the range of 192.168. Figure 3-3 Login the router After a moment. Then click the OK button or press the Enter key. Is the TCP/IP configuration for your PC correct? Note: If the router's IP address is 192.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide If the result displayed is similar to that shown in Figure 3-2.168.1 3. a login window will appear similar to that shown in Figure 3-4. Is the connection between your PC and the router correct? Note: The 1/2/3/4 LEDs of LAN port which you link to on the router and LEDs on your PC's adapter should be lit.

Figure 3-5 Quick Setup Click Next. you can configure the router using the Web browser. -9- . and then Choose Operation mode page will appear. it can access the Internet wirelessly by your WISP’s support. In AP router mode. In AP client router mode. If the User Name and Password are correct. in the screen that appears. Please click the Quick Setup link on the left of the main menu and the Quick Setup screen will appear. cancel the Using Proxy checkbox. it means that your Web-browser has been set to a proxy. Go to Tools menu>Internet Options>Connections>LAN Settings. and click OK to finish it. it can access the Internet via ADSL/Cable Modem. shown in Figure 3-6: Figure 3-6 Choose Operation mode The router supports two mode operation modes for multi-user to access the Internet: AP client router and AP router.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Figure 3-4 Login Windows Note: If the above screen does not pop-up.

10 - .This is the WAN IP address as seen by external users on the Internet (including your ISP).PPPoE Account Name and Password .255.Enter the Account Name and Password provided by your ISP.The Subnet Mask is used for the WAN IP address. you will see this page shown in Figure 3-8: Figure 3-8 Quick Setup . Please select one compatible with your ISP. shown in Figure 3-9: Figure 3-9 Quick Setup . If you have difficulty with this process. Click Next to enter the necessary network parameters. the Static IP settings page will appear. the router will automatically receive the IP parameters from your ISP without needing to enter any parameters.255. it is usually 255. If you choose "PPPoE". These fields are case sensitive. please contact your ISP.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Click Next. If you Choose "Static IP". If you choose "Dynamic IP". Subnet Mask . and then Choose WAN Connection Type page will appear. IP Address . Enter the IP address into the field.Static IP Note: The IP parameters should have been provided by your ISP. shown in Figure 3-7: Figure 3-7 Choose WAN Connection Type The router supports three popular ways to connect to the Internet.0 .

The same SSID must be assigned to all wireless devices on your network. This field determines which operating frequency will be used. Mode .Finish . These settings are only for basic wireless parameters. This value is case-sensitive. The default SSID is TP-LINK." Note: The change of wireless settings won't take effect until the router reboots! You can reboot it manually. SSID . If you select 54Mbps (802.11 - . the Wireless settings page will appear below. If enabled. please refer to Section 4. you can configure the following wireless parameters: Wireless Radio . the WLAN LED on the front panel will not be lit and the wireless stations will not be able to access the router.If your ISP provides another DNS server. TP-LINK is NOT the same as tp-link.5: "Reboot" Click the Next button.11g).6: "Wireless. Channel .Indicates the current mode 54Mbps (802. After you complete the above.13.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Default Gateway .11b).Enter a value of up to 32 characters. This field specifies the region where the wireless function of the router can be used. please refer to Section 4. Primary DNS . 11Mbps (802. it is compatible with 11Mbps (802.Enter the gateway IP address into the box if required. enter it into this field. click Next.Wireless settings In this page.Enter the DNS Server IP address into the boxes if required.The current channel in use.Indicates whether the Access Point feature of the router is enabled or disabled.Select your region from the pull-down list. the WLAN LED will be lit up and wireless stations will be able to access the router. Secondary DNS . You will then see the Finish page: Figure 3-11 Quick Setup . for advanced settings.11b). If you need instructions as to how to do this. Region . It may be illegal to use the wireless function of the router in a region other than one of those specified in this field.11g). If disabled. For example. Figure 3-10 Quick Setup .

.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide After finishing all configurations of basic network parameters. please click Finish button to exit this Quick Setup.12 - .

Channel. Mode. Subnet Mask. LAN This field displays the current settings or information for the LAN. IP address. Traffic Statistics This field displays the router's traffic statistics. Security. there are the detailed explanations and instructions for the corresponding page. Wireless MAC address. To apply any settings you have altered on the page. Network. DDNS and System Tools. DHCP. You can also cut the connection by clicking the button. you can configure and manage the router. including the MAC address. The eleven main menus are: Status. Wireless. If PPPoE is chosen as the WAN connection type. Operation Mode. 4. All information is read-only. Static Routing. please click the Save button. There are eleven main menus on the left of the Web-based utility.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Chapter 4 Configuring the Router This chapter describes each Web page's key functions. . Submenus will be available after you click one of the main menus. Default Gateway. System Up Time The total up time of the router from when it was switched on or reset.13 - . 4. 3. and IP address. SSID. Quick Setup. the Disconnect button will be shown here while you are accessing the Internet. including Wireless Radio. IP address and Subnet Mask.2 Status The Status page displays the router's current status and configuration. DNS server and WAN connection type.1 Login After your successful login. 4. 2. Forwarding. The detailed explanations for each Web page key’s function are listed below. On the right of the Web-based utility. WAN These parameters apply to the WAN port of the router. 1. Wireless This field displays basic information or status for wireless function. including MAC address. If you have not connected to the Internet. just click Connect to establish the connection.

Figure 4-2: .14 - . Please select one your want.4 Quick Setup Operation Mode Please refer to Section 3.3 4. AP Client Router and AP Router.2: "Quick Installation Guide. Click Save to save your choice.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Figure 4-1 Router Status 4. (The default mode is AP Client Router)." The router supports two operation modes.

as seen from the LAN. L2TP. . PPTP. Static IP.168. 802.The physical address of the router. and PPTP. All LAN ports and the wireless port share the same IP to ISP through Ethernet WAN port. and you will be able to configure the corresponding function. The Ethernet WAN port is automatically disabled.1. 4. The value can't be changed. Static IP. Click any of them. PPPoE. WAN and MAC Clone.Enter the IP address of your router in dotted-decimal notation (factory default: 192. AP Router: In this mode.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Figure 4-2 Operation Mode AP Client Router: In this mode. PPPoE. the device enables multi-user to share the Internet via ADSL/Cable Modem. The Wireless port acts same as a LAN port while in AP mode. the device enables multi-user to share the Internet from WISP.5 Network Figure 4-3 the Network menu There are three submenus under the Network menu (shown in Figure 4-3): LAN. L2TP.1).1 LAN You can configure the IP parameters of LAN on this page.5. Big Pond Cable. IP Address .1X + Static IP. All LAN ports share the same IP from WISP through Wireless port. 4. the Wireless port works as a WAN port in AP Client mode. The WAN Connection Type can be setup in WAN page by using Dynamic IP.15 - . The WAN Connection Type can be setup in WAN page by using Dynamic IP. While connecting to WISP. The detailed explanations for each submenu are provided below. Figure 4-4 LAN MAC Address .1X + Dynamic IP. 802.

2 WAN You can configure the WAN port parameters on this page.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Subnet Mask . Note: a. If the new LAN IP Address you set is not in the same subnet. If you are not sure which connection type you use currently. c. the router will automatically get IP parameters from your ISP. Subnet Mask. First. etc. Normally use 255. 4. b.An address code that determines the size of the network. MTU Size .The normal MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) value for most Ethernet networks . please choose the WAN Connection Type (Dynamic IP/Static IP/PPPoE/802. the IP Address pool of the DHCP server will not take effect. If you are given a user name and a password. including IP address.0 as the subnet mask. If the new LAN IP Address you set is not in the same subnet. If you choose Dynamic IP. If the device works in the AP Client mode. Clicks the Renew button to renew the IP parameters from your ISP. “PPPoE”. you must use the new IP Address to login the router.16 - . please select Static IP. Click the Release button to release the IP parameters. etc). If you aren’t given any login parameters (fixed IP Address. “L2TP”. Default Gateway.1X + Dynamic IP/802. “Static IP”. and “PPTP”.255. If you are given a fixed IP (static IP).255. If you change the IP Address of LAN. the Virtual Server and DMZ Host will change accordingly at the same time.1X + Static IP/Big Pond Cable/L2TP/PPTP) for the Internet. logging ID.5. please select Dynsamic IP. please select the type of your ISP provided (PPPoE/BigPond/L2TP/PPTP). it only provides five kinds of connection type. “Dynamic IP”. please contact your ISP to obtain the correct information. You can see the page as follows (Figure 4-5): Figure 4-5 WAN – Dynamic IP This page displays the WAN IP parameters assigned dynamically by your ISP. 1. The default type is Dynamic IP. until they are re-configured.

Otherwise. Subnet Mask . shown in Figure 4-6: Figure 4-6 WAN .Enter the subnet Mask in dotted-decimal notation provided by your ISP.(Optional) Enter the DNS address in dotted-decimal notation provided by your ISP. If you choose Static IP. But this is rarely required. If your ISP gives you one or two DNS addresses. (This is rarely required. you can choose this option.The normal MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) value for most Ethernet networks is 1500 Bytes. Default Gateway . Secondary DNS .17 - . . you should have fixed IP Parameters specified by your ISP. and should not be done unless you are sure it is necessary for your ISP connection. usually is 255.(Optional) Enter the gateway IP address in dotted-decimal notation provided by your ISP. Primary DNS .TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide is 1500 Bytes.255. select Use These DNS Servers and enter the primary and secondary addresses into the correct fields.Static IP You should type the following parameters into the spaces provided: IP Address . Note: If you get address and find error when you go to a Web site.0. For some ISPs you may need to modify the MTU. MTU Size .(Optional) Type another DNS address in dotted-decimal notation provided by your ISP if provided. You should contact your ISP to get DNS server addresses. the DNS servers will be assigned dynamically from your ISP. and should not be done unless you are sure it is necessary for your ISP connection. The Static IP settings page will appear. If you cannot get the IP Address normally.Enter the IP address in dotted-decimal notation provided by your ISP. For some ISPs you need to reduce the MTU. Get IP with Unicast DHCP .) 2.A few ISPs' DHCP servers do not support the broadcast applications. it is likely that your DNS servers are set up improperly. But this is rarely required.255.

Time-based Connecting .Enter the User Name and Password provided by your ISP. and you will not be able to re-establish your connection automatically as soon as you attempt to access the Internet again. click the radio button. will the Time-based Connecting function can take effect. the router will disconnect from the Internet connection. Note: Only when you have configured the system time on System Tools -> Time page.PPPoE User Name/Password . enter the number time in minutes that you wish to have the Internet connecting last unless a new link is requested. since some applications is visiting the Internet continually in the background. After a specified period of inactivity (Max Idle Time). enter 0 in the Max Idle Time field. Caution: Sometimes the connection cannot be disconnected although you specify a time to Max Idle Time. To use this option. click the radio button. Connect on Demand enables the router to automatically re-establish your connection as soon as you attempt to access the Internet again.You can configure the router to disconnect your Internet connection after a specified period of inactivity (Max Idle Time).TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide 3. .You can configure the router to make it connect or disconnect manually. Connect on Demand . Otherwise. click the radio button. Otherwise. enter "0" in the Max Idle Time field. These fields are case-sensitive. If you want your Internet connection to remain active at all times. To use this option. If your Internet connection has been terminated due to inactivity.Connect automatically after the router is disconnected. If you want your Internet connection to remain active at all times. Enter the start time in HH:MM format for connecting and end time in HH:MM format for disconnecting in the Period of Time fields.You can configure the router to make it connect or disconnect based on time.18 - . Connect Manually . If you choose PPPoE. Connect Automatically . If you wish to activate Connect on Demand. you should enter the following parameters (Figure 4-7): Figure 4-7 WAN . enter the number of minutes you want to have elapsed before your Internet connection terminates.

If you know that your ISP does not automatically transmit your IP address to the router during login. click “Use the following DNS servers” checkbox and enter the IP address in dotted-decimal notation of your ISP’s primary DNS server. If you choose 802. This should not be done unless you are sure it is necessary for your ISP. these should not be configured unless you are sure it is necessary for your ISP. Click the Connect button to connect immediately. enter it as well. which value is usually fine. If the value is 0.The default MTU size is 1492 bytes.If you know that your ISP does not automatically transmit DNS addresses to the router during login.1X + Dynamic IP. DNS IP address .The default value is 0. you need modify the MTU. Click the Disconnect button to disconnect immediately. For some ISPs. the page shown in Figure 4-8 will then appear: Figure 4-8 PPPoE Advanced Settings Packet MTU .TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Caution: Sometimes the connection cannot be disconnected although you specify a time to Max Idle Time. 4. Click the Save button to save your settings. Detect Online Interval .19 - . Click the Advanced Settings button to set up the advanced option. ISP Specified IP Address . you should enter the follow parameters(Figure 4-9) : . If a secondary DNS server address is available. The router will detect Access Concentrator online at every interval between seconds. it means. you can input the value between 0 and 120. Service Name/AC Name . do not detect.The service name and AC (Access Concentrator) name. click “Use the IP Address specified by ISP” check box and enter the IP Address in dotted-decimal notation. which your ISP provided. since some applications are visiting the Internet continually in the background.

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Figure 4-9 802.1X + Dynamic IP Settings User Name - Enter the user name for 802.1X authentication provided by your ISP Password - Enter the password for 802.1X authentication provided by your ISP. Click Login to start 802.1X authentication. Click Logout to end 802.1X authentication. Host Name - This field is required to be filled by some service provider. 5. If you choose 802.1X + Static IP, you should enter the follow parameters (Figure 4-10) :

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Figure 4-10 802.1X + Static IP Settings User Name - Enter the user name for 802.1X authentication provided by your ISP Password - Enter the password for 802.1X authentication provided by your ISP. Click Login to start 802.1X authentication. Click Logout to end 802.1X authentication. 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. Default Gateway - (Optional) Enter the default gateway IP address in dotted-decimal notation provided by your ISP. 6. If you choose Big Pond Cable, you should enter the following parameters (Figure 4-11):

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Figure 4-11 Big Pond Settings 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. E.g., NSW / ACT - nsw.bigpond.net.au VIC / TAS / WA / SA / NT - vic.bigpond.net.au QLD - qld.bigpond.net.au Connect on Demand - You can configure the router 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 router to automatically re-establish your connection as soon as you attempt to access the Internet again. If you wish to activate Connect on Demand, click the radio button. If you want your 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. Caution: Sometimes the connection cannot be disconnected although you specify a time to Max Idle Time, since some applications are visiting the Internet continually in the background. Connect Automatically - Connect automatically after the router is disconnected. To use this option, click the radio button. 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. To use this option, click the radio button. If you want your Internet connection to remain active at all times, enter "0" in the Max Idle Time
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field. Otherwise, enter the number in minutes that you wish to have the Internet connecting last unless a new link is requested. Caution: Sometimes the connection cannot be disconnected although you specify a time to Max Idle Time, since some applications are visiting the Internet continually in the background. Click the Connect button to connect immediately, Click the Disconnect button to disconnect immediately. 7. If you choose L2TP, you should enter the following parameters (Figure 4-12):

Figure 4-12

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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, Click the Disconnect button to disconnect immediately. Connect on Demand - You can configure the router 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 router to automatically re-establish your connection as soon as you attempt to access the Internet again. If you wish to activate Connect on Demand, click the radio button. If you want your
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If you choose PPTP. you should enter the following parameters (Figure 4-13): . Otherwise. To use this option. To use this option.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Internet connection to remain active at all times.Connect automatically after the router is disconnected. enter the number of minutes you want to have elapsed before your Internet connection terminates. and you will not be able to re-establish your connection automatically as soon as you attempt to access the Internet again. click the radio button. Connect Automatically . enter 0 in the Max Idle Time field. the router will disconnect from your Internet connection. Note: Sometimes the connection cannot be disconnected although you specify a time to Max Idle Time. since some applications is visiting the Internet continually in the background. Connect Manually . If you want your Internet connection to remain active at all times.You can configure the router to make it connect or disconnect manually. Note: Sometimes the connection cannot be disconnected although you specify a time to Max Idle Time. Otherwise. enter the number in minutes that you wish to have the Internet connecting last unless a new link is requested. click the radio button. After a specified period of inactivity (Max Idle Time). enter "0" in the Max Idle Time field. 8. since some applications is visiting the Internet continually in the background.24 - .

Connect on Demand enables the router to automatically re-establish your connection as soon as you attempt to access the Internet again. And click the Save button. Otherwise. click the radio button. These fields are case-sensitive.Enter the User Name and Password provided by your ISP.You can configure the router to disconnect from your Internet connection after a specified period of inactivity (Max Idle Time). If you want your Internet connection to remain active at all times. Dynamic IP/ Static IP – Choose either as you are given by your ISP and enter the ISP’s IP address or the domain name. . Click the Disconnect button to disconnect immediately. Connect on Demand . you should also enter the DNS assigned by your ISP.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Figure 4-13 PPTP Settings User Name/Password . enter 0 in the Max Idle Time field. If you wish to activate Connect on Demand. If you choose static IP and enter the domain name.25 - . Note: Sometimes the connection cannot be disconnected although you specify a time to Max Idle Time. enter the number of minutes you want to have elapsed before your Internet connection terminates. Click the Connect button to connect immediately. If your Internet connection has been terminated due to inactivity.

click the radio button. Click Restore Factory MAC to restore the MAC address of WAN port to the factory default value. the router will disconnect from your Internet connection. Note: Sometimes the connection cannot be disconnected although you specify a time to Max Idle Time.You can configure the router to make it connect or disconnect manually. Your PC's MAC Address . which is used for the WAN port. which is connected to your cable/DSL Modem or Ethernet during installation. enter "0" in the Max Idle Time field. If the MAC address is required.26 - . If your ISP requires that you register the MAC address.5. since some applications are visiting the Internet continually in the background.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide since some applications are visiting the Internet continually in the background. you can click the Clone MAC Address button and this MAC address will fill in the WAN MAC Address field. To use this option. please enter the correct MAC address into this field. After a specified period of inactivity (Max Idle Time). enter the number in minutes that you wish to have the Internet connecting last unless a new link is requested. Otherwise. 2) If you click the Save button.This field displays the MAC address of the PC that is managing the router. the router will prompt you to reboot.3 MAC Clone You can configure the MAC address of the WAN port on this page. Connect Manually . If you want your Internet connection to remain active at all times. To use this option. click the radio button. Click the Save button to save your settings.This field displays the current MAC address of the WAN port. . Note: 1) Only the PC on your LAN can use the MAC Address Clone feature. Figure 4-14: Figure 4-14 MAC Address Clone Some ISPs require that you register the MAC Address of your adapter. Connect Automatically . Changes are rarely needed here. and you will not be able to re-establish your connection automatically as soon as you attempt to access the Internet again.Connect automatically after the router is disconnected. WAN MAC Address . 4. The format for the MAC Address is XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX (X is any hexadecimal digit).

Enable Wireless Router Radio. MAC Filtering and Wireless Statistics. Note: The MAC Filtering is only available in the AP mode. Enable Bridges and Enable SSID Broadcast) are not available and could not be modified.6. 4. In AP Client mode.1 Wireless Settings The basic settings for the wireless network in AP Client mode are set on this page. Site Survey. Advanced Settings. and you will be able to configure the corresponding function. Channel Mode. The detailed explanations for each submenu are provided below. Figure 4-16: .TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide 4. Click any of them.27 - . some options (Region.6 Wireless Figure 4-15 Wireless menu There are four submenus under the Wireless menu (shown in Figure 4-15): Wireless Settings.

It is strongly recommended that you choose this option to encrypt your wireless network.11 authentications. Enable Wireless Security .Select WEP authentication type based on 802. The encryption settings are described below. WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK . For example. Security Type . The default SSID is TP-LINK. The same name (SSID) must be assigned to all wireless devices in your network. TP-LINK is NOT the same as tp-link.The wireless security function can be enabled or disabled. Security Options .Select WPA/WPA2 authentication type based on pre-shared passphrase. the wireless stations will be able to connect the router without encryption. If disabled. This value is case-sensitive.You can select one of the following authentication options: • When you select WEP for authentication type you can select the following . but it is recommended strongly that you change your networks name (SSID) to a different value.28 - . WPA /WPA2 .TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Figure 4-16 Wireless Settings in AP Client Router mode SSID .Enter a value of up to 32 characters.You can select one of the following authentication types: • • • WEP .Select WPA/WPA2 authentication type based on Radius Server.

When you select WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK for authentication type you can select Automatic.29 - . zero key is not permitted) or 16 ASCII characters. Figure 5-16a WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK PSK Passphrase . . These values must be identical on all wireless stations in your network. Open System . Shared Key .When you select WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK or WPA/WPA2 for Authentication Type you can select Automatic. Enter 0 to disable the update. A-F. A-F) in the specified length. For 128-bit encryption . TKIP or AES as Encryptions.You can enter 10 hexadecimal digits (any combination of 0-9. • • • For 64-bit encryption . Key Type .11 Shared Key authentication. ASCII Code Format stands for any combination of keyboard characters in the specified length. a-f.You can enter 26 hexadecimal digits (any combination of 0-9. "Disabled" means the WEP key entry is invalid. WEP Key settings . For 152-bit encryption .You can select ASCII or Hexadecimal format. a-f. Group Key Update Period . zero key is not permitted) or 5 ASCII characters.You can enter 32 hexadecimal digits (any combination of 0-9. WPA –PSK or WPA2-PSK as authentication options. 1-29 seconds are not usable figures.Select 802.Select 802.Select which of the four keys will be used and enter the matching WEP key information for your network in the selected key radio button. WEP Key Format .You can enter a WPA or WPA2 passphrase between 8 and 63 characters long. When you select WPA/WPA2 as an authentication type you can select Automatic WPA or WPA2 as authentication option. Encryption .You can select the WEP key length (64-bit. or 128-bit. Hexadecimal format stands for any combination of hexadecimal digits (0-9. a-f. zero key is not permitted) or 13 ASCII characters.11 Open System authentication. A-F. A-F. or 152-bit) for encryption. The value can be either 0 seconds or from 30 seconds and up. a-f.Select Shared Key or Open System authentication type automatically based on the wireless station request.Specify the group key update interval in seconds.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide authentication options: • • • • • Automatic .

Enter the IP address of the Radius Server Radius Port .30 - .Enter the port number that the radius service used.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Figure 5-16b WPA/WPA2 Radius Server IP . If you select AP Router. Figure 4-17: . the basic settings for the wireless network are set on this page. Radius Password .Enter the password for the Radius Server.

The default region is United States. This field specifies the region where the wireless function of the router can be used.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Figure 4-17 Wireless Settings in AP Router mode Region . then the Note Dialog appears. If your country or region is not listed. Click the Save button. .31 - . Click OK. please contact your local government agency for assistance. It may be illegal to use the wireless function of the router in a region other than one of those specified in this field. When you select your local region from the pull-down list.Select your region from the pull-down list.

TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Note Dialog Note: Limited by local law regulations. Enable Wireless Router Radio . The APs can communicate with each other in Bridge mode unless they know each other’s MAC address.11g) . .The wireless radio of this Router can be enabled or disabled to allow wireless stations access. wireless stations will not be able to access. It is not necessary to change the wireless channel unless you notice interference problems with another nearby access point. Enable Bridges – If you select the Enable Bridges checkbox. Otherwise. Select Enable Bridges and input 00-13-56-A8-9E-1B as following screen shown. Mode . you should do as following: 1.11b wireless stations can connect to the router. The options are: • • 54Mbps (802. Channel .11b wireless stations to connect to the router.11g and 802. you can input MAC address of other APs to communicate with them wirelessly in Bridge mode.Both 802. if the router whose MAC address is 00-13-56-A8-9E-1A wants to communicate with an AP whose MAC address is 00-13-56-A8-9E-1B in Bridge mode. wireless stations will be able to access the router.32 - .11g and 802. • MAC of AP (1-6): Input the MAC address of the AP which you want to communicate with.11g)". the Wireless Router SSID will broadcast its name (SSID) on the air. For example. If enabled.11b wireless stations can connect to the router. Enable SSID Broadcast . 11Mbps (802. version for North America does not have region selection option. which allows both 802.Select the desired wireless mode. There are six entries can be configured. Note: The default is "54Mbps (802.11b) .This field determines which operating frequency will be used.If you select the Enable SSID Broadcast checkbox.Only 802.

4. Figure 4-18 XR . Access the AP's Web-based utility and configure the AP under Bridge mode. Be sure to click the Save button to save your settings on this page.33 - . 1/8 and Min. 4. there are three Security Type (WEP. 1/2. and you can choose one to connect to.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide 2. If enabled. Note: If Bridges is enabled in AP Client mode.2 Advanced Settings This page shows some advanced settings about this router for you.6. There are five options for you to select in the pull-down list: Max. Note: The router will reboot automatically after you click Save.6. . there is only one Security Type (WEP) for you to encrypt the wireless network. Otherwise. 1/4. WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK and WPA/WPA2). Power .The short of eXtended Range™. the wireless transmission distance will be longer in the same condition of circumstance.3 Site Survey This Page shows the site list of scanning result. Note: The router will reboot automatically after you click the Save button.The transmit power of the access point. then input 00-13-56-A8-9E-1A in corresponding Blank.

the Figure 4-16 will be shown.4 MAC Filtering The Wireless MAC Filtering for wireless networks are set on this page. SSID -The SSID of the AP.Choose one AP from list to connect to. usually also the MAC address of the AP. Figure 4-21: . The Figure 4-16 will display and the SSID is TP-LINK-WR543G. Security -The AP communicates in privacy. If you click the Connect. you can click Connect. Choose . Signal -The signal received from the AP. Shown in Figure 4-20: Figure 4-20 the SSID of Wireless Settings 4.34 - .g. And the SSID has been configured. If you see the page as Figure 4-19 and you want to connect to the TP-LINK.6. Channel -The channel the AP works in.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Figure 4-19 AP List BSSID -The BSSID of the AP. E.WR543G site.

MAC Address . For example: . The format of the MAC Address is XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX (X is any hexadecimal digit). otherwise. Enter the appropriate MAC Address into the MAC Address field. Status .TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Figure 4-21 Wireless MAC address Filtering The Wireless MAC Address Filtering feature allows you to control wireless stations accessing the router. To Add a Wireless MAC Address filtering entry. WEP Key .The wireless station's MAC address that you want to access.A simple description of the wireless station. please select the radio button Allow the stations not specified by any enabled entries in the list to access. which depend on the station's MAC addresses. The “Add or Modify Wireless MAC Address Filtering entry" page will appear.Select the privileges for this entry.Specify a unique WEP key (in Hexadecimal format) to access the router. Privilege . you must decide whether the unspecified wireless stations can access the router or not. If you desire that the unspecified wireless stations can access the router. click the Add New… button. To set up an entry. follow these instructions: First. You may select one of the following Allow / Deny / 64-bit / 128-bit / 152-bit. follow these instructions: 1. shown in Figure 4-22: Figure 4-22 Add or Modify Wireless MAC Address Filtering entry To add or modify a MAC Address Filtering entry. select the radio button Deny the stations not specified by any enabled entries in the list to access.35 - .The status of this entry either Enabled or Disabled. Description .

Delete all or disable all entries if there are any entries already. or 152-bit is selected. button and enter the MAC address 00-0A-EB-00-07-5F in the MAC Address field. Click the Add New. and the wireless station C with MAC address 00-0A-EB-00-07-8A be able to access the router when its WEP key is 2F34D20BE2E 54B326C5476586A. button and enter the MAC address 00-0A-EB-00-07-BE in the MAC Address field. while all other wireless stations cannot access the router. Click the Enable All button to make all entries enabled Click the Disabled All button to make all entries disabled.Select Enabled or Disabled for this entry on the Status pull-down list. 2.07-BE be able to access the router. enter wireless station A in the Description field. If you want to delete the entry. For example: 2F34D20BE2. one of Allow / Deny / 64-bit / 128-bit / 152-bit.00-07-5F not be able to access the router.Select the privileges for this entry. The wireless station B with MAC address 00-0A-EB.. Click the Enable button to enable this function. Click the Add New.. enter any combination of hexadecimal digits (0-9. A-F) in the specified length. 128-bit or 152-bit in the Privilege field.. select Deny in the Privilege pull-down list and select Enabled in the Status pull-down list. Click the Save button to save this entry. a-f. Select the radio button: Deny the stations not specified by any enabled entries in the list to access for Filtering Rules. WEP Key will be enabled. 2.If you select 64-bit. 4. click the Delete. 2. 3. or 128-bit. . you should configure the Wireless MAC Address Filtering list by following these steps: 1.36 - . Status . WEP Key . Privilege . To add additional entries. To modify or delete an existing entry: 1. 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 to the previous page. For example: If you desire that the wireless station A with MAC address 00-0A-EB-00. 5. Click the Save button. Note: When 64-bit. Click the Modify in the entry you want to modify.. Click the Save and the Return button. Enter a simple description of the wireless station in the Description field. 5. For example: Wireless station A. repeat steps 1-6. 4. 3. 3. enter wireless station B in the Description field. Modify the information. Click the Save and the Return button. select Allow in the Privilege pull-down list and select Enabled in the Status pull-down list.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide 00-0A-EB-B0-00-0B. 6.

Figure 4-23 The router attached wireless stations MAC Address . no wireless stations can access the router. If the numbers of connected wireless stations go beyond one page.6. button and enter the MAC address 00-0A-EB-00-07-8A in the MAC Address field. Click the Save and the Return button.The connected wireless station's MAC address Current Status . Click the Add New. click on the Refresh button. Received Packets and Sent Packets for each connected wireless station. one of STA-AUTH / STA-ASSOC / AP-UP / WPA / WPA-PSK /WPA2/WPA2-PSK/None Received Packets . enter wireless station C in the Description field.37 - . however. Current Status. enter 2F34D20BE2E54B326C5476586A in the WEP Key field and select Enabled in the Status pull-down list.. select 128-bit in the Privilege pull-down list. other wireless stations that are not in the list will be able to access the router. Note: This page will be refreshed automatically every 5 seconds.The connected wireless station's running status.Packets sent by the station You cannot change any of the values on this page. 2) If you enable the function and select the Deny the stations not 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. . To update this page and to show the current connected wireless stations. click the Next button to go to the next page and click the Previous button to return the previous page.. The filtering rules that configured should be similar to the following list: Note: 1) If you select the radio button Allow the stations not specified by any enabled entries in the list to access for Filtering Rules. 4. thus.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide 6.Packets received by the station Sent Packets .5 Wireless Statistics This page shows MAC Address. and there are not any enable entries in the list.

The default value is 120 minutes.This field specifies the last of the addresses in the IP address pool.7.(Optional. End IP Address .199 is the default end address. Secondary DNS . 192. Click any of them. you must have another DHCP server within your network or else you must manually configure the computer.1. which provides the TCP/IP configuration for all the PC(s) that are connected to the router on the LAN. The range of the time is 1 ~ 2880 minutes. and you will be able to configure the corresponding function.1 DHCP Settings The router is set up by default as a DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server.) Input the IP address of another DNS server if your ISP provides two DNS servers. . The detailed explanations for each submenu are provided below.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide 4. If you disable the Server.1.Enable or Disable the DHCP server.168.1.38 - . Default Gateway .(Optional. 192.(Optional. The DHCP Server can be configured on the page (shown in Figure 4-25): Figure 4-25 DHCP Settings DHCP Server .168. The user will be "leased" this dynamic IP Address. Primary DNS .This field specifies the first of the addresses in the IP address pool. Or consult your ISP. Enter the amount of time.) Suggest to input the IP address of the LAN port of the router.(Optional. Address Lease Time . default value is 192.168. Start IP Address .) Input the DNS IP address provided by your ISP.) Input the domain name of your network.7 DHCP Figure 4-24 The DHCP menu There are three submenus under the DHCP menu (shown in Figure 4-24): DHCP Settings. DHCP Clients List and Address Reservation.1 Default Domain .The Address Lease Time is the amount of time in which a network user will be allowed connection to the router with their current dynamic IP Address. in minutes.100 is the default start address. 4.

2 DHCP Clients List This page shows Client Name.The name of the DHCP client MAC Address . This function will take effect until the router reboots.7. Reserved IP addresses should be assigned to servers that require permanent IP settings. Lease Time .TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Note: To use the DHCP server function of the router.The IP address of the router reserved. Status .3 Address Reservation When you specify a reserved IP address for a PC on the LAN. Figure 4-27 Address Reservation MAC Address . 4.39 - . you must configure all computers on the LAN as "Obtain an IP Address automatically" mode. that PC will always receive the same IP address each time when it accesses the DHCP server. This page is used for address reservation (shown in Figure 4-27).The index of the DHCP Client DHCP Clients List Client Name . click on the Refresh button. DHCP client will request to renew the lease automatically.7.The IP address that the router has allocated to the DHCP client. Click the Add New button. Assigned IP Address . and Lease Time for each DHCP Client attached to the router (Figure 4-26): Figure 4-26 Index . 4. MAC Address.The MAC address of the PC of which you want to reserve IP address. To Reserve IP addresses: 1.The time of the DHCP client leased. Before the time is up. You cannot change any of the values on this page.The MAC address of the DHCP client Assigned IP . Assigned IP.The status of this entry either Enabled or Disabled. (Pop-up Figure 4-28) . To update this page and to show the current attached devices.

Click the Modify in the entry you want to modify.8. 3.) and IP address in dotted-decimal notation of the computer you wish to add. Click the Enable All button to make all entries enabled Click the Disabled All button to make all entries disabled. Enter the MAC address (The format for the MAC Address is XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX. 2. 4. Click the Save button. such as DNS. click the Delete. and all requests from the Internet to this service port will be redirected to the computer specified by the server IP. Click the Next button to go to the next page and Click the Previous button to return the previous page. DMZ and UPnP. 4. Click the Delete All button to delete all entries. The detailed explanations for each submenu are provided below.8 Forwarding Figure 4-29 The Forwarding menu There are four submenus under the Forwarding menu (shown in Figure 4-29): Virtual Servers. If you want to delete the entry. Click the Save button when finished. A virtual server is defined as a service port. Port Triggering. Note: The function won't take effect until the router reboots.1 Virtual Servers Virtual servers can be used for setting up public services on your LAN. 3. Figure 4-28 Add or Modify an Address Reservation Entry To modify or delete an existing entry: 1. Modify the information.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide 2. Any PC that was used for a virtual server must have a static or reserved IP Address because its IP Address may change .40 - . and you will be able to configure the corresponding function. Email and FTP. Click any of them.

You can set up virtual servers on this page. shown in Figure 4-30: Figure 4-30 Virtual Servers Service Port . 5. 2. You can type a service port or a range of service ports (the format is XXX – YYY. and enter the same IP Address for that computer or server.The numbers of External Ports. Protocol . XXX is the start port. Select the Enable checkbox to enable the virtual server. either TCP. Type the IP Address of the computer in the Server IP Address box. IP Address . YYY is the end port). 3.The status of this entry either Enabled or Disabled. Click the Save button. 4. Figure 4-31 Note: Add or Modify a Virtual Server Entry It is possible that you have a computer or server that has more than one type of available service. If so. Status . either TCP or UDP. (pop-up Figure 4-31) Select the service you want to use from the Common Service Port list. To modify or delete an existing entry: . UDP. If the Common Service Port list does not have the service that you want to use. 6.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide when using the DHCP function. or All. select another service. or All (all protocols supported by the router). Click the Add New button.41 - . Select the protocol used for this application. type the number of the service port or service port range in the Service Port box.The IP Address of the PC providing the service application.The protocol used for this application. To setup a virtual server entry: 1.

you must set the Web management port on Security –> Remote Management page to be any value except 80 such as 8080. or All (all protocols supported by the router). 4. You can set up Port Triggering on this page shown in Figure 4-32: Figure 4-32 Once configured. Incoming Ports Range . opens the incoming port or ports associated with this entry in the Port Triggering table. Or else there will be a conflict to disable the virtual server. Port Triggering is used for some of these applications that can work with an NAT router.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide 1. A local host makes an outgoing connection using a destination port number defined in the Trigger Port field. Click the Next button to go to the next page and Click the Previous button to return the previous page. either TCP. 2. video conferencing.The protocol used for Trigger Ports.The port or port range used by the remote system when it responds to the outgoing request. click the Delete.42 - . . Click the Modify in the entry you want to modify. An outgoing connection using this port will "Trigger" this rule. UDP. A response using one of these ports will be forwarded to the PC that triggered this rule. 3. 2. Click the Delete All button to delete all entries. When necessary the external host will be able to connect to the local host using one of the ports defined in the Incoming Ports field.The port for outgoing traffic. If you want to delete the entry. Click the Enable All button to make all entries enabled Click the Disabled All button to make all entries disabled. The router records this connection.2 Port Triggering Some applications require multiple connections. Click the Save button. Internet calling and so on. operation is as follows: Port Triggering 1. Trigger Protocol . You can input at most 5 groups of ports (or port section). These applications cannot work with a pure NAT router. like Internet games. Modify the information. and associates them with the local host.8. Trigger Port . Note: If you set the virtual server of service port as 80. 3.

Enter the range of port numbers used by the remote system when it responds to the PC's request. 2050-2051. 3. Status . 2. Click the Disabled All button to make all entries disabled. To modify or delete an existing entry: 1.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Every group of ports must be set apart with ". If you want to delete the entry. UDP. or All. or ALL (all protocols supported by the router). It has the same effect as adding a new rule. Click the Enable All button to make all entries enabled.43 - . Click the Add New button. either TCP or UDP. For example. either TCP.The status of this entry either Enabled or Disabled.The protocol used for Incoming Ports Range.". Incoming Protocol . Select the protocol used for Trigger Port from the pull-down list. enter the following data on the Port Triggering screen. 3. Select the Enable checkbox to enable. Figure 4-33 Add or Modify a Triggering Entry There are many popular applications in the Popular Application list. or All. 2000-2038. Click the Save button. You can select it. Click the Delete All button to delete all entries Note: . 5. 3010-3030. Modify the information. To add a new rule. either TCP or UDP. and the application will fill in the Trigger Port. 2. 1. (pop-up Figure 4-33) Enter a port number used by the application when it generates an outgoing request. 7. Click the Save button to save the new rule. Click the Modify in the entry you want to modify. 2085. click the Delete. incoming Ports Range boxes and select the Enable checkbox. 6. Select the protocol used for Incoming Ports Range from the pull-down list. 4.

UPnP devices can be automatically discovered by the UPnP service application on the LAN. 3) Incoming Port Range cannot overlap each other. 4. the according opening ports will be closed. 2) Each rule allowed to be used only by one host on LAN synchronously.UPnP can be enabled or disabled by clicking the Enable or Disable button. 3. The trigger connection of other hosts on LAN will be refused. the firewall related to the host will not work. You can configure UPnP on this page that shown in Figure 4-35: Figure 4-35 UPnP Settings Current UPnP Status . Any PC whose port is being forwarded must have its DHCP client function disabled and should have a new static IP Address assigned to it because its IP Address may change when using the DHCP function. Current UPnP Settings List . 2.This table displays the current UPnP information. Note: After you set the DMZ host. DMZ host forwards all the ports at the same time. to access the local host resources or devices as needed. As allowing this may present a risk to security. Click the Enable radio button DMZ Enter the local host IP Address in the DMZ Host IP Address field Click the Save button.4 UPnP The Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) feature allows the devices.44 - . You can set up DMZ host on this page shown in Figure 4-33: Figure 4-34 To assign a computer or server to be a DMZ server: 1.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide 1) When the trigger connection is released. such as Internet computers.8.3 DMZ 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. 4.8. . this feature is disabled by default.

Click Refresh to update the Current UPnP Settings List.External port. which the router opened for the application. “Enabled” means that port is still active.Either Enabled or Disabled. Domain Filtering.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide • • • • • • App Description – The description provided by the application in the UPnP request External Port .1 Firewall Using the Firewall page (shown in Figure 4-37). IP Address Filtering. and you will be able to configure the corresponding function. Status . the port is inactive. Click any of them.The UPnP device that is currently accessing the router. If the general firewall switch is off.Internal port. Internal Port . IP Address . which the router opened for local host. DNS Filtering and MAC Filtering are enabled. you can turn the general firewall switch on or off. Protocol . their settings are ineffective. 4.9 Security Figure 4-36 The Security menu There are six submenus under the Security menu (shown in Figure 4-36): Firewall. 4. The default setting for the switch is off. . MAC Filtering. The detailed explanations for each submenu are provided below.Shows which type of protocol is opened.9.45 - . even if IP Address Filtering. Otherwise. Remote Management and Advanced Security.

There are two default filtering rules of IP Address Filtering. The IP address filtering is set on this page. Enable MAC Filtering . To set up an IP . You can select the default filtering rules of MAC Address Filtering.2 IP Address Filtering The IP address Filtering feature allows you to control the Internet Access by specific users on your LAN based on their IP addresses. either Allow or Deny passing through the router. keep the default setting. Disabled.9. Figure 4-38: Figure 4-38 IP address Filtering To disable the IP Address Filtering feature. either Allow or Deny accessing the router.set IP Address Filtering is enabled or disabled. Enable IP Address Filtering .set Domain Filtering is enabled or disabled.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Figure 4-37 Firewall Settings Enable Firewall . 4.set MAC Address Filtering is enabled or disabled. Enable Domain Filtering .46 - .the general firewall switch is on or off.

Keep the field open. UDP.Enter a range of time in HHMM format. Keep the field open. the entry will take effect from 08:03 to 17:05. which means all LAN IP Addresses have been put into the field. 3. Keep the field open. WAN Port -Enter a WAN Port or a range of WAN Ports in the field.47.238. LAN IP Address .238. 8. 2. For example.20 . in dotted-decimal notation format.1705. Keep the field open. or All (all protocols supported by the router). please follow these instructions: 1.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Address Filtering entry. and click the Add New… button. 7.192.168. Status . Protocol . 25 – 110. To modify or delete an existing entry: 1. 192.Enter a WAN IP Address or a range of WAN IP Addresses in the field. . Click the Enable All button to make all entries enabled Click the Disabled All button to make all entries disabled. For example. which means all WAN Ports have been put into the field.2000. which point to the range time for the entry to take effect. 3.30. 4. WAN IP Address .145.1. click the Delete.Select which protocol is to be used. 6.1. Modify the information.6 – 61. LAN Port . If you want to delete the entry. Click the Save button. in dotted-decimal notation format.145. click Enable Firewall and Enable IP Address Filtering on the Firewall page. which means all LAN ports have been put into the field.Enter a LAN Port or a range of LAN ports in the field. 1030 .168. 61. 9. Action .Select Enabled or Disabled for this entry on the Status pull-down list.Select either Allow or Deny through the router. 2. Click the Save button to save this entry. The page "Add or Modify an IP Address Filtering entry" will appear shown in Figure 4-39: Figure 4-39 Add or Modify an IP Address Filtering Entry To create or modify an IP Address Filtering entry. either TCP. Effective Time .47 - . For example. For example. which means all WAN IP Addresses have been put into the field. 0803 .Enter a LAN IP Address or a range of LAN IP addresses in the field. Click the Modify in the entry you want to modify. 5. For example.

while other PC(s) have no limit you should specify the following IP address filtering list: 4.168. Enter the ID number in the first box you want to move and another ID number in second box you want to move to. click the Add New… button.3 Domain Filtering The Domain Filtering page (shown in Figure 4-40) allows you to control access to certain websites on the Internet by specifying their domains or key words. and then click the Move button to change the entry’s order.7 on your local network. Figure 4-40 Domain Filtering Before adding a Domain Filtering entry. shown in Figure 4-41: Figure 4-41 Add or Modify a Domain Filtering entry .96. and to make the PC with IP Address 192. To Add a Domain filtering entry.1.1.48 - . For example: If you desire to block E-mail received and sent by the IP Address 192.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Click the Delete All button to delete all entries You can change the entry’s order as desired. Click the Next button to the next page and click the Previous button to return to the previous page. you must ensure that Enable Firewall and Enable Domain Filtering have been selected on the Firewall page.9.168.8 unable to visit the website of IP Address 202. The page "Add or Modify a Domain Filtering entry" will appear. Fore entries are before hind entries.12.134.

Type the domain or key word as desired in the field.Select Enabled or Disabled for this entry on the Status pull-down list. Click the Disabled All button to make all entries disabled.Enter a range of time in HHMM format specifying the time for the entry to take effect. Modify the information. A blank in the domain field means all websites on the Internet. Click the Modify in the entry you want to modify. Click the Save button.1705.9. 2. For example.net in the end on the Internet while no limit for other websites.com and websites with .com. if you want to block the PC(s) on your LAN to access websites www. click the Delete. Domain Name . 2.cn.49 - . the MAC Address Filtering page (shown in Figure 4-42) allows you to control access to the Internet by users on your local network based on their MAC Address. 3. Click the Delete All button to delete all entries Click the Next button to go to the next page and the Previous button to return to the previous page. Click the Save button to save this entry. 3. Effective Time .aabbcc. For example: www. To modify or delete an existing entry: 1. . For example. Click the Enabled All button to make all entries enabled.com. . than the entry will take effect from 08:03 to 17:05. 4.xxyy.4 MAC Filtering Like the IP Address Filtering page.net. follow these instructions: 1. if you enter: 0803 .cn.xxyy. Status .TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide To add or modify a Domain Filtering entry. If you want to delete the entry. www. you should specify the following Domain filtering list: 4.

click the Delete. Click the Enable All button to make all entries enabled. Click the Save button. To Add a MAC Address filtering entry. follow these instructions: 1. Modify the information. Click the Modify in the entry you want to modify.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Figure 4-42 MAC address Filtering Before setting up MAC Filtering entries. 4. When finished. To add additional entries. The page "Add or Modify a MAC Address Filtering entry" will appear. 2. For example: 00-0E-AE-B0-00-0B.Select Enabled or Disabled for this entry on the Status pull-down list. The format of the MAC Address is XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX (X is any hexadecimal digit). Click the Save button to save this entry.50 - . Fox example: John’s PC. 3. Status . shown in Figure 4-43: Figure 4-43 Add or Modify a MAC Address Filtering entry To add or modify a MAC Address Filtering entry. To modify or delete an existing entry: 1. If you want to delete the entry. Type the description of the PC in the Description field. . 2. Enter the appropriate MAC Address into the MAC Address field. clicking the Add New… button. repeat steps 1-4. click the Return button to return to the MAC Address Filtering page. 3. you must ensure that Enable Firewall and Enable MAC Filtering have been selected on the Firewall page.

You will be asked for the router's password. For greater security.Web browser access normally uses the standard HTTP service port 80. Fox example: If you want to block the PC with MAC addresses 00-0A-EB-00-07-BE and 00-0A-EB-00-07-5F to access the Internet. if your Router's WAN address is 202.5 Remote Management You can configure the Remote Management function on this page shown in Figure 4-44. Figure 4-44 Remote Management Web Management Port .0. To enable this function. you should specify the Default MAC Address Filtering Rule "Deny these PC(s) with effective rules to access the Internet" on the Firewall page and the following MAC address filtering list on this page: 4. For example. you can protect the router from being attacked by TCP-SYN Flood.12.6 Advanced Security Using Advanced Security page (shown in Figure 4-45).9. UDP Flood and ICMP-Flood from LAN. via the Internet.51 - . enable the Firewall and MAC Address Filtering on the Firewall page. enter in your browser: http://202.8:8080. you will type your router's WAN IP Address into your browser's Address (in IE) or Location (in Navigator) box. followed by a colon and the custom port number.This is the current address you will use when accessing your router from the Internet. To access the router. This feature allows you to manage your Router from a remote location. first.12. . Choose a number between 1024 and 65534.9. you will be able to access the router's Web-based utility.96. Note: Be sure to change the router's default password to a very secure password. This router’s default remote management Web port number is 80.0. The default IP Address is 0. but do not use the number of any common service port. Remote Management IP Address .0.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Click the Disabled All button to make all entries disabled. change the default IP Address to another IP Address as desired. After successfully entering the password. 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 to the previous page. 4. you can change the remote management Web interface to a custom port by entering that number in this box provided.96. It means this function is disabled.8 and you use port number 8080. then.

UDP-FLOOD Packets threshold: (5 ~ 3600) .52 - . When the current ICMP-FLOOD Packets number sis beyond the set value. The default is disabled. . If enabled. Forbid Ping Packet from LAN Port .Enable or Disable the UDP-FLOOD Filtering. the router will start up the blocking function immediately.The default value is 50. the router will start up the blocking function immediately.Enable or Disable forbidding Ping Packet to access the router from the LAN port. Ignore Ping Packet from WAN Port . The Packets Statistic interval value indicates the time section of the packets statistic.Enable or Disable the DoS protection function. When the current TCP-SYN-FLOOD Packets numbers is beyond the set value. When the current UPD-FLOOD Packets numbers is beyond the set value. Enter a value between 5 ~ 3600 packets. Enter a value between 5 ~ 3600 packets. will the flood filters be effective.The default value is 50. the router will start up the blocking function immediately. (Defends against some viruses) Click the Save button to save the settings. UDP Flood and ICMP-Flood. Enter a value between 5 ~ 3600 packets.Enable or Disable the ICMP-FLOOD Attack Filtering. Enable UDP-FLOOD Filtering . Only when it is enabled.The default value is 10.Enable or Disable the TCP-SYN. Enable TCP-SYN-FLOOD Attack Filtering .The default value is 50. ICMP-FLOOD Packets threshold: (5 ~ 3600) . Select a value between 5 and 60 seconds in the pull-down list. DoS protection . the ping packet from the Internet cannot access the router. The default value is disabled. the ping packet from the LAN port cannot access the router. If enabled.FLOOD Attack Filtering. Enable ICMP-FLOOD Attack Filtering .Enable or Disable ignore ping packet from WAN port. The result of the statistic used for analysis by SYN Flood.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Figure 4-45 Advanced Security settings Packets Statistic interval (5 ~ 60) . TCP-SYN-FLOOD Packets threshold: (5 ~ 3600) .

Static Routing Click the Add New button.The Subnet Mask determines which portion of an IP Address is the network portion.This is the IP Address of the gateway device that allows for contact between the router and the network or host. Click the Return button to return to the Advanced Security page 4. (pop up Figure 4-48) Enter the following data: Destination IP Address . Select Enabled or Disabled for this entry on the Status pull-down list. Click the Clear All button to clear all displayed entries.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Click the Blocked DoS Host Table button to display the DoS host table by blocking. and which portion is the host portion. Subnet Mask . . To update this page and to show the current blocked host. To add or delete a route.The IP address that blocked by DoS are displayed here.53 - . 3. Host MAC Address .The MAC address that blocked by DoS are displayed here. The page will appear that shown in Figure 4-46: Figure 4-46 Thwarted DoS Host Table This page shows Host IP Address and Host MAC Address for each host blocked by the router. work in the area under the Static Routing page (shown in Figure 4-47). Figure 4-47 To add static routing entries: 1. 2. Default Gateway . After the table is empty the blocked host will regain the capability to access the Internet. click on the Refresh button. Host IP Address.10 Static Routing A static route is a pre-determined path that network information must travel to reach a specific host or network.The Destination IP Address is the address of the network or host that you want to assign to a static route.

Modify the information. click the Delete. 2.1 Dyndns.comexe. you need to sign up for DDNS service providers such as www.net or www. FTP server.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide 4.cn.dyndns. or other server behind the router.org. The Dynamic DNS client service provider will give you a password or key. 3. www. the page will appear as shown in Figure 4-49: . Add or Modify a Static Route Entry Click the Modify in the entry you want to modify. Click the Enable All button to make all entries enabled.dyndns. It is useful when you are hosting your own website.54 - . If you want to delete the entry. follow these instructions: 4. Before using this feature.11 Dynamic DNS The router offers a Dynamic Domain Name System (DDNS) feature. Figure 4-48 To modify or delete an existing entry: 1.org. Click the Save button.oray. Click the Save button to save it. To set up for DDNS.org DDNS If your selected dynamic DNS Service Provider is www.11. Click the Disabled All button to make all entries disabled. Click the Delete All button to delete all entries 4. DDNS lets you assign a fixed host and domain name to a dynamic Internet IP Address.

org DDNS Settings To set up for DDNS. Domain Name . Type the domain names your dynamic DNS service provider gave.11.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Figure 4-49 Dyndns. Type the Password for your DDNS account. 3.2 Oray.net DDNS Settings To set up for DDNS. follow these instructions: 1. Connection Status . Click Logout to logout of the DDNS service. 2.comexe. 4. Type the Password for your DDNS account.3 Comexe. 2.The domain names are displayed here. the page will appear as shown in Figure 4-51: .oray.cn. 4.net. Connection Status -The status of the DDNS service connection is displayed here. the page will appear as shown in Figure 4-50: Figure 4-50 Oray.11. Click the Login button to login the DDNS service. 3. follow these instructions: 1. Click the Login button to login to the DDNS service. Click Logout to logout the DDNS service.The status of the DDNS service connection is displayed here. Type the User Name for your DDNS account.cn DDNS If your selected dynamic DNS Service Provider is www.net DDNS If your selected dynamic DNS Service Provider is www. 4. Type the User Name for your DDNS account.55 - .

56 - . . 4. It allows you to set the bandwidth priority for every LAN port (LAN1-4) and wireless communication. 3. Connection Status -The status of the DDNS service connection is displayed here. Click the Login button to login to the DDNS service.12 Port QoS Port QoS helps you to use the network resources more reasonable. Type the Password for your DDNS account. 4. You can configure the Port QoS on this page. Click Logout to logout of the DDNS service. 2.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Figure 4-51 Comexe.cn DDNS Settings To set up for DDNS. shown in Figure 4-52. The port that has the highest priority can get the best bandwidth. follow these instructions: 1. Type the User Name for your DDNS account. Type the domain names your dynamic DNS service provider gave.

DownLoad Bandwidth . UpLoad Bandwidth .Enable or Disable QoS function. the surplus bandwidth would be assigned to the highest priority port.57 - . Upload Quantum . You can set the priority for each of them. If Disabled. Download Quantum is 0 and . If you specify the same priority for multi-ports at the same time.Administer the distribution of surplus bandwidth. 3 and Lowest. The unitage is 32kbps. There are five priorities listed in descending order: Highest. 2. the port configuration will be the default value: Upload Quantum is 0. Enable .3. 1. which means four physical LAN port and one wireless interface. 1. If there is still surplus bandwidth after the guaranteed bandwidth of all ports have been satisfied.The download bandwidth provided by your ISP.4 and Wireless.2. Priority . The sum of all ports' upload quantum can't be larger than Upload Bandwidth. The following Port QoS Configuration won't be effective unless it is enabled.The minimum upload guaranteed bandwidth specified for corresponding port.Enable or Disable QoS function for corresponding port.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Figure 4-52 Port QoS Settings Enable QoS . The unitage is 32kbps.The upload bandwidth provided by your ISP.The minimum download guaranteed bandwidth specified for the corresponding port. It is the switch of QoS. Download Quantum . The sum of all ports' download quantum must not be larger than Download Bandwidth. Port . the surplus bandwidth will be shared alike by them.There are five ports.

58 - . Backup and Restore. the port guaranteed bandwidth that you configure is always multiples of 32kbps. Be sure to click Save to save the new settings for the router. Firmware. 2. For H. 4.13. 4. 4. it is recommended strongly that you set a conservative value to avoid the configure value overstep the actual value. there are two unitages provided: "kbps" means 1000 bit/sec.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Priority is "Lowest". For example. Because the wireless communication will engross good-sized of CPU. If you desire highest priority to port 1. and you will be able to configure the corresponding function. both the recommendatory upload and download guaranteed bandwidth are 8kbps and the workable quantum is 1. Password. Note: 1. Because a quantum is equal to 32kbps.264 video.000 bit/sec.729A VoIP. The detailed explanations for each submenu are provided below. 6. we strongly recommended that you should choose the lowest priority for wireless to avoid the excessive use of CPU. 3. If you can't get it. both the recommendatory upload and download guaranteed bandwidth are 64kbps and the workable quantum is 2. Log and Statistics. For G. lower priority (take 2 level for example) to port 2 and lowest priority to wireless communication.1 Time You can set time manually or get GMT from the Internet for the router on this page (shown in Figure 4-54): . In configuring system Bandwidth. Wireless configuration is not available at AP Client Router mode. we assume that the UpLoad Bandwidth and DownLoad Bandwidth supplied by ISP are 10Mbps respectively. 5. You can ask your ISP or network administrator for the actual value of system upload and download Bandwidth. Factory Defaults. Reboot. "Mbps" means 1000. Click any of them. 7.13 System Tools Figure 4-53 The System Tools menu There are eight submenus under the System Tools menu (shown in Figure 4-53): Time. you can configure the router as Figure 4-52 shown.

Enter your local time in HH/MM/SS into the right blanks. please follow the steps below. Date . 2.59 - .2 Firmware The page (shown in Figure 4-55) allows you to upgrade the latest version firmware to keep your router up-to-date. Select your local time zone.13. 2 3 4. The router will obtain GMT automatically from the Internet if it has already connected to the Internet. Click the Get GMT button to get GMT time from the Internet if you have connected to the Internet.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Figure 4-54 Time settings Time Zone . Enter daylight saving beginning time and end time in the right blanks. Note: 1 This setting will be used for some time-based functions such as firewall. Time . If you’re using Daylight saving time. The time will be lost if the router is turned off. 3.Enter your local date in MM/DD/YY into the right blanks. the time limited on these functions will not take effect. 1. if not. Enter date and time in the right blanks Click Save. Time setting follows these steps below: 1. 2.Select your local time zone from this pull down list. Select using daylight saving time. . You must specify your time zone once you login to the router successfully.

Hardware Version . Click the Upgrade button. The router will reboot after the Upgrading has been finished.3 Factory Defaults This page (shown in Figure 4-56) allows you to restore the factory default settings for the router.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Figure 4-55 Firmware Upgrade New firmware is posted at www. Download the latest firmware upgrade file from the TP-LINK website (www.com and can be downloaded for free. Figure 4-56 Restore Factory Default Click the Restore button to reset all configuration settings to their default values.com). 2.tp-link. follow these instructions: 1. • • • The default User Name: admin The default Password: admin The default IP Address: 192. you will lose current configuration settings. there is no need to upgrade firmware. 4. unless the new firmware supports a new feature you need.Displays the current hardware version. 3.168.Displays the current firmware version. Note: 1 2 Do not turn off the router or press the Reset button while the firmware is being upgraded. If the router is not experiencing difficulties. Click Browse to view the folders and select the downloaded file. so make sure you backup the router’s settings before you upgrade its firmware.tp-link.60 - . Note: When you upgrade the router's firmware. To upgrade the router's firmware.1. The hardware version of the upgrade file must accord with the current hardware version.1 .13. Firmware Version .

Upgrade the firmware of the router (system will reboot automatically). 4.4 Backup and Restore This page (shown in Figure 4-57) allows you to save current configuration of router as backup or restore the configuration file you saved before.13.0 Note: Any settings you have saved will be lost when the default settings are restored.13. Static address assignment of DHCP server. Keep the router on during the restoring process.5 Reboot This page (shown in Figure 4-58) allows you to reboot the router. Note: The current configuration will be covered with the uploading configuration file. Click the Restore button. . Figure 4-58 Click the Reboot button to reboot the router. To restore the router's configuration. follow these instructions: • • Click the Browse button to select the backup file which you want to restore.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide • The default Subnet Mask: 255. which include: • • • • • • Change LAN IP Address. The restoration process lasts for 20 seconds and the router will restart automatically. to prevent any damage.61 - .255. Figure 4-57 Backup & Restore Configuration Click the Backup button to save all configuration settings as a backup file in your local computer. 4.255. (System will reboot automatically) MAC Clone (system will reboot automatically) DHCP service function. Reboot the router Some settings of the router will take effect only after rebooting. Web Service Port of the router.

13. Figure 4-59 Password It is recommended strongly that you change the factory default user name and password of the router. Click the Clear Log button to clear all the logs. Click the Clear All button to clear all. . Enter the new Password twice to confirm it. All users who try to access the router's Web-based utility or Quick Setup will be prompted for the router's user name and password. 4. 4.13.6 Password This page (shown in Figure 4-59) allows you to change the factory default user name and password of the router. Click the Save button when finished.62 - .TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide • Restore the router's settings to factory default (system will reboot automatically). Figure 4-60 System Log The router can keep logs of all traffic. You can query the logs to find what happened to the router. Click the Refresh button to refresh the logs.7 Log This page (shown in Figure 4-60) allows you to query the logs of the router. Note: The new user name and password must not exceed 14 characters in length and must not include any spaces.

Figure 4-61 Statistics Current Statistics Status . including total traffic and traffic of the last Packets Statistic interval seconds.Here displays sort as desired Statistics Table: IP Address Packets Total Bytes Packets The total amount of bytes received and transmitted by the router.Enable or Disable. the function of DoS protection in Security settings will be ineffective. To enable. The total amount of bytes received and transmitted in the last Packets Statistic interval seconds.63 - . The IP Address displayed with statistics The total amount of packets received and transmitted by the router.The default value is 10. If disabled. The total amount of packets received and transmitted in the last Packets Statistic interval seconds.13. Packets Statistics Interval . The total amount of the UDP packets transmitted to WAN in the last Packets Statistic interval seconds. The total amount of the ICMP packets transmitted to WAN in the last Packets Statistic interval seconds. The Packets Statistic interval indicates the time section of the packets statistic. Select a value between 5 and 60 seconds in the pull-down list.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide 4. The total amount of the TCP SYN packets transmitted to WAN in the last Packets Statistic interval seconds. . The default value is disabled. Sorted Rules .8 Statistics The Statistics page (shown in Figure 4-61) displays the network traffic of each PC in LAN. click the Enable button. Bytes ICMP Tx UDP Tx TCP SYN Tx Current Click the Save button to save the Packets Statistic interval value.

TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Click the Auto-refresh checkbox to refresh automatically. .64 - . Click the Refresh button to refresh immediately.

you can select “Auto-connecting” for the Internet connection mode. The telephone cord plugs into the Line port of the ADSL Modem. On the WAN page. since some applications is visiting the Internet continually in the background. configure the ADSL Modem configured in RFC1483 bridge model. Figure A-1 4) PPPoE Connection Type If your ADSL lease is in “pay-according-time” mode. Type user name in the “User Name” field and password in the “Password” field. click the “Network” menu on the left of your browser. 2. Figure A-2 Note: 1. Some ISPs require that you register the MAC Address of your adapter. If your ISP requires MAC register. please configure the router following the above steps. Connect the Ethernet cable from your ADSL Modem to the WAN port on the router. finish by clicking “Save”. and click "WAN" submenu.65 - 2) . select “PPPoE” for WAN Connection Type. and click "WAN" submenu. Login to the router. If you are a Cable user. PPPoE Connection Mode Sometimes the connection cannot be disconnected although you specify a time to Max Idle Time. How do I configure the router to access the Internet by ADSL users? 1) 2) 3) First. . finish by clicking “Connect”. click the “Network” menu on the left of your browser. which is connected to your cable/DSL Modem during installation. login to the router and click the "Network" menu link on the left of your browser. 2. select “Dynamic IP” for "WAN Connection Type".TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Appendix A: FAQ 1. select “Connect on Demand” or “Connect Manually” for the Internet connection mode. How do I configure the router to access the Internet by Ethernet users? 1) Login to the router. On the WAN page. Otherwise. Type an appropriate number for “Max Idle Time” to avoid wasting paid time.

Figure A-4 Virtual Servers A-5 Note: Add or Modify a Virtual server Entry Your opposite side should call your WAN IP.168. which is displayed on the “Status” page. click the "Clone MAC Address" button and your PC’s MAC address will fill in the "WAN MAC Address" field. Then click the "Save" button. Figure A-3 3. 4) How to enable DMZ Host: Login to the router. If you start as a response.1.66 - . enter “1720” into the blank behind the “Service Port”. click the “Forwarding” menu on the left of your browser. you need to configure Virtual Server or DMZ Host. then on the “Add or Modify a Virtual Server” page. type the MAC Address into the "WAN MAC Address" field. click Add New. click the “Forwarding” menu on the left of . and your IP address behind the IP Address. On the "MAC Clone" page. Or else. MAC Clone I want to use Netmeeting. It will take effect after rebooting.169 for an example. remember to “Enable” and “Save”. assuming 192. The format for the MAC Address is XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX. How to configure Virtual Server: Login to the router. and click "Virtual Servers" submenu. On the "Virtual Server" page.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide and then click "MAC Clone" submenu link. what do I need to do? 1) 2) 3) If you start Netmeeting as a sponsor. if your PC’s MAC address is proper MAC address. you don’t need to do anything with the router.

1. Click “Save” and reboot the router. On the "DMZ" page. and your IP address behind the IP Address.169 as an example. type a port number except 80.168. into the "Web Management Port" field.1. click “Enable” radio and type your IP address into the “DMZ Host IP Address” field.188 for an example. On the "Remote Management" page. click Add New. and click "DMZ" submenu.67 - . using 192.168.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide your browser. 3) Login to the router. and click "Remote Management" submenu. remember to click the "Save” button. Figure A-7 Note: Remote Management If the above configuration takes effect. Figure A-8 Virtual Servers .1. then on the “Add or Modify a Virtual Server” page.1:88 (the router’s LAN IP address: Web Management Port) in the address field of the Web browser. what should I do? 1) 2) Because the Web Server port 80 will interfere with the Web management port 80 on the router. and click the "Virtual Servers" submenu. click the “Forwarding” menu on the left of your browser. assuming 192. you must change the Web management port number to avoid interference. DMZ I want to build a Web Server on the LAN. Figure A-6 4. To change the Web management port number: Login to the router. On the "Virtual Server" page. to configure to the router by typing http://192. remember to “Enable” and “Save”. enter “80” into the blank behind the “Service Port”.168. click the “Security” menu on the left of your browser. such as 88.

check the IP Address of your wireless stations. Add or Modify a Virtual server Entry The wireless stations cannot connect to the router. Make sure that the wireless stations' SSID accord with the router's SSID.68 - . If the wireless connection is ready. . but you can’t access the router. 1) 2) 3) 4) Make sure the "Wireless Router Radio" is enabled. Make sure the wireless stations have the right KEY for encryption when the router is encrypted.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide A-9 5.

and then click on the Network Connections tab in the appearing window. refer to the adapter’s manual if needed.69 - . Right click the icon that showed below. . Figure 1 4) In the prompt page that showed below. Click the Network and Internet Connections icon. 1. and then click Control Panel.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router 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. Install TCP/IP component 1) 2) 3) On the Windows taskbar. point to Settings. select Properties on the prompt page. double click on the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP). First make sure your Ethernet Adapter is working. click the Start button.

TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Figure 2 5) 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. as shown in the Figure below: . Choose Obtain DNS server automatically.70 - .

168.168.255.0.1.1) into the Default gateway field.168. which has been provided by your ISP . and Subnet mask is 255.1.x (x is from 2 to 254). Select Use the following DNS server addresses radio button.1. And the following items available If the router's LAN IP address is 192.255. type IP address is 192.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Figure 3 Setting IP address manually 1 2 3 4 Select Use the following IP address radio button. In the Preferred DNS Server field you can type the DNS server IP address. Type the router’s LAN IP address (the default IP is 192.71 - .1.

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11g TCP/IP. CE Environmental and Physical Operating Temp.73 - . 4. 5 cable (maximum 100m) Cabling Type EIA/TIA-568 100Ω STP (maximum 100m) 100BASE-TX: UTP category 5. 802. Four 10/100M Auto-Negotiation LAN RJ45 ports supporting Auto MDI/MDIX 10BASE-T: UTP category 3. SYS. WLAN. DHCP. Operating Humidity 0℃~40℃ (32℉~104℉) 10% . NAT.5/3/2/1Mbps Power. SNTP One 10/100M Auto-Negotiation WAN RJ45 port.3. WAN. ICMP. Non-condensing . PPPoE.11b and 802. 5e cable (maximum 100m) EIA/TIA-568 100Ω STP (maximum 100m) Radio Data Rate LEDs Safety & Emissions 54/48/36/24/18/12/9/6Mbps or 11/5.90% RH. 802.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Appendix C: Specifications General Standards Protocols Ports IEEE 802. 1-4 FCC.3u.

It corresponds to the ESSID in the wireless Access Point and to the wireless network name. This is typically the configuration parameter for a wireless PC card. longer-range wireless connections. and WEP encryption for security. ISP (Internet Service Provider) .11g products.PPPoE is a protocol for connecting remote hosts to the Internet over an always-on connection by simulating a dial-up connection. and backward compatibility with IEEE 802. NAT (Network Address Translation) . 802.11b devices.The capability of assigning a fixed host and domain name to a dynamic Internet IP Address.A company that provides access to the Internet.11b networks are also referred to as Wi-Fi networks.11b . .11b and 802. DDNS (Dynamic Domain Name System) .11g . DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) . A traditional 802. DNS (Domain Name System) – An Internet Service that translates the names of websites into IP addresses. For the wireless devices in a network to communicate with each other. all devices must be configured with the same SSID.A hacker attack designed to prevent your computer or network from operating or communicating. SSID .74 - . a 2x to 3x eXtended Range™ based client and access point can maintain a connection at as much as three times the transmission distance of traditional 802.The size in bytes of the largest packet that can be transmitted. Domain Name .A Demilitarized Zone allows one local host to be exposed to the Internet for a special-purpose service such as Internet gaming or videoconferencing. and WEP encryption for security. which gives users the ability to have robust. using OFDM modulation and operating in the unlicensed radio spectrum at 2. With this range-enhancing technology.4GHz. DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) . DoS (Denial of Service) . MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) .4GHz.11g product transmission distance is about 300m.11b standard specifies a wireless networking at 11 Mbps using direct-sequence spread-spectrum (DSSS) technology and operating in the unlicensed radio spectrum at 2.The WLAN device with 2x to 3x eXtended Range™ WLAN transmission technology make its sensitivity up to 105 dB. DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) . T PPPoE (Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet) .11b and 802.A technology that allows data to be sent or received over existing traditional phone lines.A descriptive name for an address or group of addresses on the Internet.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Appendix D: Glossary 2x to 3x eXtended Range™ WLAN Transmission Technology .A Service Set Identification is a thirty-two character (maximum) alphanumeric key identifying a wireless local area network.A protocol that automatically configure the TCP/IP parameters for the all the PC(s) that are connected to a DHCP server.NAT technology translates IP addresses of a local area network to a different IP address for the Internet. 802.specification for wireless networking at 54 Mbps using direct-sequence spread-spectrum (DSSS) technology. a 2x to 3x eXtended Range™ based client and access point can maintain a connection transmission distance may be up to 830m. 802. for a coverage area that is up to nine times greater.The 802.

WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) .net). given by the Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance (WECA.com .A trade name for the 802. http://www.11b wireless networking standard. see http://www. which network serving users are limited in a local area. as described in the IEEE 802.75 - .wi-fi. an industry standards group promoting interoperability among 802. Wi-Fi .11b devices.A group of computers and associated devices communicate with each other wirelessly.11 standard.A data privacy mechanism based on a 64-bit or 128-bit or 152-bit shared key algorithm.tp-link.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) .

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