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. please contact with your distributor. 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.

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

....................................2 4....................4 4....................................................................................................................................11.........8 Time ....................................................................................................61 Reboot ............9....................................13.........................................................................................2 4................................................4 4............. 58 4......................................................54 Oray.......5 4.......13........................................ 56 4..........................................................46 Domain Filtering.................................................................................13..............................................55 Comexe.........................51 Advanced Security................................13 System Tools .........................1 4......9.4..........................3 4.................................................................59 Factory Defaults...............6 Firewall..................................................3 Dyndns.........................................................9 Security...............................62 Log .................................13........................................................2 4.....12 Port QoS ........................................net DDNS..............51 4.13............................................................................6 4............................................................. 74 ............................7 4.................................60 Backup and Restore .......................cn DDNS .................................9................................................48 MAC Filtering ......................62 Statistics .............61 Password ..........................................................................................................11..............................58 Firmware ................... 53 4........ 45 4..............10 Static Routing ................................................................................................................org DDNS ...............................9.........5 4.........................11.......63 Appendix A: FAQ .13......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................49 Remote Management ............................1 4.......................................... 73 Appendix D: Glossary.55 4...............................................13...9......... 65 Appendix B: Configuring the PC ......................9.................................................................................. 69 Appendix C: Specifications..............................................................................................................11 Dynamic DNS ...........3 4....13..........................................................................1 4.................45 IP Address Filtering ...................... 54 4....................

easily and securely. IEEE 802. In AP router mode. IEEE 802. files and fun. These device supports Bridge mode which can make two APs communicate with each other wirelessly.36m tested in China. Adopts 2x to 3x eXtended Range™. It also supports VPN pass-through for sensitive data secure transmission. Supports AP Client Router and AP Router operation mode.3u standards.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Chapter 1 Introduction Thank you for choosing TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router. The TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router is easy-to-manage. IEEE 802. Supports Wireless Distribution System (WDS).2 Features Complies with IEEE 802.11g. It has built-in NAT and DHCP server supporting static IP address distributing. It also supports Virtual Server and DMZ host for Port Triggering needs. it supports Port QoS function which can help you to use the network resource sensible. 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.11g and IEEE 802. 4 10/100M Auto-Negotiation RJ45 LAN ports. It adopts 2x to 3x eXtended Range™ WLAN transmission technology so that the transmission distance is 2-3 times of traditional IEEE 802.11g and IEEE 802.1 Overview of the Router The TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router integrates 4-port Switch. Wireless Data transfer rates up to 54Mbps. The router provides wireless LAN 64/128/152-bit WEP encryption security. files and fun. The TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router complies with the IEEE 802. So you can configure it quickly and share the Internet access. supporting Auto MDI/MDIX.3. it can access the Internet via ADSL/Cable Modem. up to a distance of 855. and remote management and log so that network administrators can manage and monitor the network in real time. NAT-router and Wireless AP. it can access the Internet wirelessly by your WISP’s support. Firewall. 1. the TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router provides multiple protection measures. sharing the Internet Access. 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. Quick Setup is supported and friendly help messages are provided for every step.11b solutions. -1- . it can be set to turn off wireless network name (SSID) broadcast so that only stations that have the SSID can be connected.11b products. 1 10/100M Auto-Negotiation RJ45 WAN port. In the most attentive wireless security. In addition. In AP client router mode. and WPA/WPA2 and WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK authentication. 1. The transmission range is extended to 4-9 times. The TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router will allow you to connect your network wirelessly better than ever. In AP router mode. Its design is dedicated to Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) wireless network solutions.11g and IEEE 802. It is compatible with all IEEE 802.11b. Supports WIFI Internet Access (WISP). as well as TKIP/AES encryption security.11b standards so that the data transmission rate is up to 54Mbps.

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

the use of a different adapter may result in product damage. Last. 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. Second.2 The Rear Panel The following parts are located on the rear panel (View from left to right).3.2. turn off the router's power. Note: Ensure the router is powered on before it restarts completely. 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. press and hold the default reset button then turn on the router's power.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. AC power socket: Please use the power adapter which is supplied with the TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router only.1-4 On Flashing 1. or Ethernet LAN 1.3. until the SYS LED lights up (about 3 seconds). release the reset button and wait for the router to reboot. Use the Factory Default Reset button: First. Wireless antenna -3- .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.

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

please install the router according to the following steps. Power off your PC. 5.2 Installation Environment Requirements Do not place in direct sunlight or near a heater or heating vent Do not cluttered or crowded. 3. Locate an optimum location for the router. 4. 2. please contact your ISP. 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. you can skip this step. 7. Don't forget to pull out the power plug and keep your hands dry. Normally. 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. 1. you can skip this step). Connect the AC power adapter to the AC power socket on the router.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Chapter 2 Connecting the Router 2. Adjust the direction of the antenna. you should connect your PC to the Internet through your broadband service successfully.3 Connecting the Router Before you install the router. After that. Cable/DSL Modem. 6. If there is any problem.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. shown in Figure 2-1(If you want your device works in AP Client router mode. The place must accord with the Installation Environment Requirements. shown in Figure 2-1. The router will start to work automatically.) Connect the DSL/Cable Modem to the WAN port on the router. The best place is usually near the center of the area in which your PC will connect wirelessly. Connect the PC(s) and each Switch/Hub in your LAN to the LAN Ports on the router. upright is a good direction.0 or later. you also need: Wireless Internet Access Service (WISP). Netscape Navigator 6. such as Microsoft Internet Explorer 5. If the device is configured to AP router mode. and the router. Non-condensing 2.0 or later If the device is configured to AP client router mode. -5- . (If you have the wireless NIC and want to use wireless function. and the other end into an electrical outlet. Power on your PC and Cable/DSL Modem.

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

and then press Enter. the connection between your PC and the router has been established.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Chapter 3 Quick Installation Guide After connecting the TL-WR543G Router into your network.168.1. please refer to Appendix B: Configuring the PC Power off the router and PC.1.1. Figure 3-1 Success result of Ping command -7- . 3. please refer to Appendix B: Configuring the PC Configure the network parameters.0.168. If you need instructions as to how to do this.255.1.168.0. Open a command prompt. This chapter describes how to configure the basic functions of your TL-WR543G Wireless AP Client Router. They can be changed as you desire. 2) Note: For Windows 98 OS or earlier. You can access the Internet via the router immediately after successfully configuring. There are then two ways to configure the IP address for your PC. Configure the IP address manually 1) 2) Set up the TCP/IP Protocol for your PC. The IP address is 192.1 (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. These procedures only take you a few minutes.xxx ("xxx" is from 2 to 254). Now.1. The built-in DHCP server will assign IP address for the PC.168. you should configure it.255. These values can be seen from the LAN. and Gateway is 192.1 TCP/IP configuration The default IP address of the TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router is 192. Subnet Mask is 255. Then turn on the router and restart the PC. and type ping 192.1.255. And the default Subnet Mask is 255. you can run the Ping command in the command prompt to verify the network connection between your PC and the router. If you need instructions as to how to do this.255. as an example we use the default values for description in this guide. The following example is in Windows 2000 OS. If the result displayed is similar to that shown in Figure 3-1. Connect the local PC to the LAN ports of the router. the PC and router may need to be restarted.

168. both in lower case letters. Then click the OK button or press the Enter key. Figure 3-3 Login the router After a moment. it is easy to configure and manage the TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router.1.2 ~ 192. -8- .168. the gateway must be 192. Connect to the router by typing http://192. 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. it means that your PC has not connected to the router. Figure 3-2 Failure result of Ping command Please check the connection following these steps: 1. Enter admin for the User Name and Password. your PC's IP address must be within the range of 192. The Web-based utility can be used on any Windows.1.1.1.168.168.254.1.168. Is the TCP/IP configuration for your PC correct? Note: If the router's IP address is 192. a login window will appear similar to that shown in Figure 3-4.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide If the result displayed is similar to that shown in Figure 3-2.1 3. Macintosh or UNIX OS with a Web browser. 2.1 in the address field of Web browser.1.2 Quick Installation Guide With a Web-based (Internet Explorer or Netscape® Navigator) utility.

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

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

Select your region from the pull-down list. enter it into this field.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Default Gateway .Enter a value of up to 32 characters. If you select 54Mbps (802. This value is case-sensitive. it is compatible with 11Mbps (802. Mode .11b). This field specifies the region where the wireless function of the router can be used.13. the WLAN LED will be lit up and wireless stations will be able to access the router. 11Mbps (802.6: "Wireless.Indicates whether the Access Point feature of the router is enabled or disabled.If your ISP provides another DNS server.The current channel in use. click Next. please refer to Section 4. If enabled. please refer to Section 4. Figure 3-10 Quick Setup . After you complete the above.Indicates the current mode 54Mbps (802. TP-LINK is NOT the same as tp-link. you can configure the following wireless parameters: Wireless Radio . Region . If you need instructions as to how to do this. This field determines which operating frequency will be used. Primary DNS . Secondary DNS . It may be illegal to use the wireless function of the router in a region other than one of those specified in this field. The same SSID must be assigned to all wireless devices on your network. If disabled. 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. For example. the Wireless settings page will appear below.Wireless settings In this page.11g).Finish .Enter the DNS Server IP address into the boxes if required.11 - . You will then see the Finish page: Figure 3-11 Quick Setup . the WLAN LED on the front panel will not be lit and the wireless stations will not be able to access the router. Channel . for advanced settings. These settings are only for basic wireless parameters.Enter the gateway IP address into the box if required. SSID .11g).11b).5: "Reboot" Click the Next button.

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

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

Figure 4-2: .3 4.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Figure 4-1 Router Status 4. Please select one your want.4 Quick Setup Operation Mode Please refer to Section 3.2: "Quick Installation Guide.14 - . Click Save to save your choice." The router supports two operation modes. AP Client Router and AP Router. (The default mode is AP Client Router).

1X + Dynamic IP. Click any of them.1. and PPTP. Static IP. Figure 4-4 LAN MAC Address . PPTP. 802. The detailed explanations for each submenu are provided below.1). All LAN ports share the same IP from WISP through Wireless port. Big Pond Cable. 802.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Figure 4-2 Operation Mode AP Client Router: In this mode. . and you will be able to configure the corresponding function. 4. L2TP. the Wireless port works as a WAN port in AP Client mode.1 LAN You can configure the IP parameters of LAN on this page. IP Address . All LAN ports and the wireless port share the same IP to ISP through Ethernet WAN port.5. the device enables multi-user to share the Internet from WISP.The physical address of the router. The WAN Connection Type can be setup in WAN page by using Dynamic IP. While connecting to WISP.1X + Static IP. 4.15 - . as seen from the LAN.168. The Ethernet WAN port is automatically disabled. L2TP. the device enables multi-user to share the Internet via ADSL/Cable Modem. WAN and MAC Clone.Enter the IP address of your router in dotted-decimal notation (factory default: 192. Static IP. The value can't be changed. The WAN Connection Type can be setup in WAN page by using Dynamic IP.5 Network Figure 4-3 the Network menu There are three submenus under the Network menu (shown in Figure 4-3): LAN. PPPoE. AP Router: In this mode. The Wireless port acts same as a LAN port while in AP mode. PPPoE.

“Dynamic IP”. the Virtual Server and DMZ Host will change accordingly at the same time. the IP Address pool of the DHCP server will not take effect. Normally use 255.255. Clicks the Renew button to renew the IP parameters from your ISP. Click the Release button to release the IP parameters.The normal MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) value for most Ethernet networks . b. If you are given a fixed IP (static IP).An address code that determines the size of the network. and “PPTP”. please select Dynsamic IP. please select Static IP. Default Gateway. logging ID. including IP address. 1. please choose the WAN Connection Type (Dynamic IP/Static IP/PPPoE/802.5. The default type is Dynamic IP.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Subnet Mask . it only provides five kinds of connection type. If you change the IP Address of LAN. “L2TP”. 4. If the new LAN IP Address you set is not in the same subnet. Subnet Mask.2 WAN You can configure the WAN port parameters on this page. If you choose Dynamic IP. First. until they are re-configured. If you are given a user name and a password. If you aren’t given any login parameters (fixed IP Address. MTU Size . “Static IP”. the router will automatically get IP parameters from your ISP.0 as the subnet mask. c. If you are not sure which connection type you use currently.1X + Static IP/Big Pond Cable/L2TP/PPTP) for the Internet. If the device works in the AP Client mode.255. “PPPoE”.1X + Dynamic IP/802. please select the type of your ISP provided (PPPoE/BigPond/L2TP/PPTP). please contact your ISP to obtain the correct information. If the new LAN IP Address you set is not in the same subnet. Note: a.16 - . etc. you must use the new IP Address to login the router. etc). 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.

select Use These DNS Servers and enter the primary and secondary addresses into the correct fields. But this is rarely required.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide is 1500 Bytes. You should contact your ISP to get DNS server addresses. MTU Size . it is likely that your DNS servers are set up improperly.Enter the IP address in dotted-decimal notation provided by your ISP. you can choose this option.A few ISPs' DHCP servers do not support the broadcast applications. and should not be done unless you are sure it is necessary for your ISP connection. But this is rarely required.The normal MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) value for most Ethernet networks is 1500 Bytes.) 2.(Optional) Type another DNS address in dotted-decimal notation provided by your ISP if provided. shown in Figure 4-6: Figure 4-6 WAN .(Optional) Enter the DNS address in dotted-decimal notation provided by your ISP. The Static IP settings page will appear. If your ISP gives you one or two DNS addresses. Primary DNS .Static IP You should type the following parameters into the spaces provided: IP Address .(Optional) Enter the gateway IP address in dotted-decimal notation provided by your ISP. For some ISPs you need to reduce the MTU. Subnet Mask . For some ISPs you may need to modify the MTU.17 - . the DNS servers will be assigned dynamically from your ISP. Secondary DNS . Get IP with Unicast DHCP . If you choose Static IP. Default Gateway . you should have fixed IP Parameters specified by your ISP. (This is rarely required. and should not be done unless you are sure it is necessary for your ISP connection.255.255. Otherwise.Enter the subnet Mask in dotted-decimal notation provided by your ISP. usually is 255. .0. If you cannot get the IP Address normally. Note: If you get address and find error when you go to a Web site.

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

If you choose 802. click “Use the following DNS servers” checkbox and enter the IP address in dotted-decimal notation of your ISP’s primary DNS server. DNS IP address . Click the Disconnect button to disconnect immediately. these should not be configured unless you are sure it is necessary for your ISP. which your ISP provided.The service name and AC (Access Concentrator) name.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. Service Name/AC Name . you should enter the follow parameters(Figure 4-9) : . The router will detect Access Concentrator online at every interval between seconds.The default MTU size is 1492 bytes. Click the Advanced Settings button to set up the advanced option. Click the Save button to save your settings.If you know that your ISP does not automatically transmit your IP address to the router during login. 4. ISP Specified IP Address . it means. do not detect.If you know that your ISP does not automatically transmit DNS addresses to the router during login. Detect Online Interval . which value is usually fine. For some ISPs. This should not be done unless you are sure it is necessary for your ISP.19 - .The default value is 0. enter it as well. If the value is 0.1X + Dynamic IP. If a secondary DNS server address is available. the page shown in Figure 4-8 will then appear: Figure 4-8 PPPoE Advanced Settings Packet MTU . click “Use the IP Address specified by ISP” check box and enter the IP Address in dotted-decimal notation. you need modify the MTU. since some applications are visiting the Internet continually in the background. Click the Connect button to connect immediately. you can input the value between 0 and 120.

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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

L2TP Settings

User Name/Password - Enter the User Name and Password provided by your ISP. These fields are case-sensitive. Dynamic IP/ Static IP – Choose either as you are given by your ISP. Click the Connect button to connect immediately, 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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8. enter the number of minutes you want to have elapsed before your Internet connection terminates. Note: Sometimes the connection cannot be disconnected although you specify a time to Max Idle Time. you should enter the following parameters (Figure 4-13): . click the radio button. After a specified period of inactivity (Max Idle Time). Otherwise. and you will not be able to re-establish your connection automatically as soon as you attempt to access the Internet again. enter "0" in the Max Idle Time field. click the radio button. If you choose PPTP. Connect Manually . If you want your Internet connection to remain active at all times. enter the number 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. Note: Sometimes the connection cannot be disconnected although you specify a time to Max Idle Time.24 - . enter 0 in the Max Idle Time field. the router will disconnect from your Internet connection. since some applications is visiting the Internet continually in the background. To use this option.You can configure the router to make it connect or disconnect manually. Otherwise. Connect Automatically . 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.

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

Click the Save button to save your settings. WAN MAC Address . and you will not be able to re-establish your connection automatically as soon as you attempt to access the Internet again. the router will disconnect from your Internet connection.26 - . click the radio button. the router will prompt you to reboot. If your ISP requires that you register the MAC address. Connect Manually .5.You can configure the router to make it connect or disconnect manually. Otherwise. Figure 4-14: Figure 4-14 MAC Address Clone Some ISPs require that you register the MAC Address of your adapter. .This field displays the current MAC address of the WAN port.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide since some applications are visiting the Internet continually in the background. Click Restore Factory MAC to restore the MAC address of WAN port to the factory default value. which is used for the WAN port. Changes are rarely needed here. you can click the Clone MAC Address button and this MAC address will fill in the WAN MAC Address field. To use this option. To use this option.This field displays the MAC address of the PC that is managing the router. please enter the correct MAC address into this field. enter "0" in the Max Idle Time field. If you want your Internet connection to remain active at all times.Connect automatically after the router is disconnected. enter the number in minutes that you wish to have the Internet connecting last unless a new link is requested. Note: Sometimes the connection cannot be disconnected although you specify a time to Max Idle Time. Connect Automatically . 2) If you click the Save button. which is connected to your cable/DSL Modem or Ethernet during installation. 4.3 MAC Clone You can configure the MAC address of the WAN port on this page. After a specified period of inactivity (Max Idle Time). Note: 1) Only the PC on your LAN can use the MAC Address Clone feature. Your PC's MAC Address . click the radio button. since some applications are visiting the Internet continually in the background. The format for the MAC Address is XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX (X is any hexadecimal digit). If the MAC address is required.

6 Wireless Figure 4-15 Wireless menu There are four submenus under the Wireless menu (shown in Figure 4-15): Wireless Settings. Site Survey. Note: The MAC Filtering is only available in the AP mode. Click any of them. Channel Mode. some options (Region. Figure 4-16: .27 - . 4. In AP Client mode. Enable Bridges and Enable SSID Broadcast) are not available and could not be modified.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide 4.1 Wireless Settings The basic settings for the wireless network in AP Client mode are set on this page. Enable Wireless Router Radio. MAC Filtering and Wireless Statistics. Advanced Settings. The detailed explanations for each submenu are provided below. and you will be able to configure the corresponding function.6.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3. Click the Add New. Click the Save button to save this entry. a-f. A-F) in the specified length. Click the Save and the Return button. Enter a simple description of the wireless station in the Description field. For example: If you desire that the wireless station A with MAC address 00-0A-EB-00. button and enter the MAC address 00-0A-EB-00-07-BE in the MAC Address field. Privilege . while all other wireless stations cannot access the router. 4. Select the radio button: Deny the stations not specified by any enabled entries in the list to access for Filtering Rules. click the Delete. one of Allow / Deny / 64-bit / 128-bit / 152-bit. or 128-bit. 5.Select Enabled or Disabled for this entry on the Status pull-down list. enter wireless station B in the Description field. For example: 2F34D20BE2. If you want to delete the entry. Click the Save button.36 - . Click the Save and the Return button. 3. WEP Key . 2. 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. Click the Modify in the entry you want to modify. enter any combination of hexadecimal digits (0-9. ..07-BE be able to access the router. Click the Enable All button to make all entries enabled Click the Disabled All button to make all entries disabled. 2. Click the Enable button to enable this function. 4.00-07-5F not be able to access the router. Status . Click the Add New. 3. 128-bit or 152-bit in the Privilege field. you should configure the Wireless MAC Address Filtering list by following these steps: 1.. 5.. The wireless station B with MAC address 00-0A-EB. Note: When 64-bit. 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. Modify the information.Select the privileges for this entry.. select Deny in the Privilege pull-down list and select Enabled in the Status pull-down list. For example: Wireless station A. enter wireless station A in the Description field. Delete all or disable all entries if there are any entries already. or 152-bit is selected. WEP Key will be enabled.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide 00-0A-EB-B0-00-0B. To add additional entries. To modify or delete an existing entry: 1. 6. button and enter the MAC address 00-0A-EB-00-07-5F in the MAC Address field. select Allow in the Privilege pull-down list and select Enabled in the Status pull-down list.If you select 64-bit. repeat steps 1-6. 2.

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

) Input the IP address of another DNS server if your ISP provides two DNS servers.(Optional. The default value is 120 minutes. If you disable the Server.100 is the default start address. 4. Primary DNS .) Input the DNS IP address provided by your ISP.This field specifies the first of the addresses in the IP address pool.) Suggest to input the IP address of the LAN port of the router.(Optional.) Input the domain name of your network. 192.168. Click any of them.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide 4. The range of the time is 1 ~ 2880 minutes. Start IP Address .7.1 DHCP Settings The router is set up by default as a DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server.7 DHCP Figure 4-24 The DHCP menu There are three submenus under the DHCP menu (shown in Figure 4-24): DHCP Settings.168.(Optional. which provides the TCP/IP configuration for all the PC(s) that are connected to the router on the LAN. Default Gateway .1. DHCP Clients List and Address Reservation. 192. The DHCP Server can be configured on the page (shown in Figure 4-25): Figure 4-25 DHCP Settings DHCP Server . End IP Address . in minutes.168.1. Secondary DNS .1 Default Domain . The user will be "leased" this dynamic IP Address. default value is 192. Enter the amount of time. .199 is the default end address.Enable or Disable the DHCP server. Or consult your ISP.This field specifies the last of the addresses in the IP address pool. Address Lease Time .38 - . you must have another DHCP server within your network or else you must manually configure the computer. and you will be able to configure the corresponding function.(Optional.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. The detailed explanations for each submenu are provided below.1.

4.The IP address of the router reserved. Click the Add New button. To Reserve IP addresses: 1.39 - . MAC Address. DHCP client will request to renew the lease automatically.The name of the DHCP client MAC Address .TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Note: To use the DHCP server function of the router.The status of this entry either Enabled or Disabled. Figure 4-27 Address Reservation MAC Address . that PC will always receive the same IP address each time when it accesses the DHCP server. Assigned IP.3 Address Reservation When you specify a reserved IP address for a PC on the LAN. Before the time is up. This page is used for address reservation (shown in Figure 4-27). click on the Refresh button. Status . (Pop-up Figure 4-28) . and Lease Time for each DHCP Client attached to the router (Figure 4-26): Figure 4-26 Index . You cannot change any of the values on this page.The MAC address of the DHCP client Assigned IP .The IP address that the router has allocated to the DHCP client.7. Lease Time . This function will take effect until the router reboots. 4.The time of the DHCP client leased.7. Assigned IP Address . To update this page and to show the current attached devices.The index of the DHCP Client DHCP Clients List Client Name .The MAC address of the PC of which you want to reserve IP address.2 DHCP Clients List This page shows Client Name. Reserved IP addresses should be assigned to servers that require permanent IP settings. you must configure all computers on the LAN as "Obtain an IP Address automatically" mode.

and all requests from the Internet to this service port will be redirected to the computer specified by the server IP. 4. and you will be able to configure the corresponding function. Click the Save button when finished. Note: The function won't take effect until the router reboots. A virtual server is defined as a service port. 3. 2.) and IP address in dotted-decimal notation of the computer you wish to add. Port Triggering. DMZ and UPnP.1 Virtual Servers Virtual servers can be used for setting up public services on your LAN.8 Forwarding Figure 4-29 The Forwarding menu There are four submenus under the Forwarding menu (shown in Figure 4-29): Virtual Servers. Click the Modify in the entry you want to modify. Click the Next button to go to the next page and Click the Previous button to return the previous page. click the Delete. Click the Enable All button to make all entries enabled Click the Disabled All button to make all entries disabled.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide 2. Modify the information. 3. Click the Save button. Enter the MAC address (The format for the MAC Address is XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX. 4. Click the Delete All button to delete all entries. Any PC that was used for a virtual server must have a static or reserved IP Address because its IP Address may change .8.40 - . Click any of them. Figure 4-28 Add or Modify an Address Reservation Entry To modify or delete an existing entry: 1. If you want to delete the entry. such as DNS. Email and FTP. The detailed explanations for each submenu are provided below.

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

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

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

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. Click the Enable radio button DMZ Enter the local host IP Address in the DMZ Host IP Address field Click the Save button. 3. UPnP devices can be automatically discovered by the UPnP service application on the LAN. 2. 4. 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. such as Internet computers. 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. to access the local host resources or devices as needed.This table displays the current UPnP information. As allowing this may present a risk to security. DMZ host forwards all the ports at the same time. You can configure UPnP on this page that shown in Figure 4-35: Figure 4-35 UPnP Settings Current UPnP Status .8.44 - . this feature is disabled by default.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. Current UPnP Settings List .TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide 1) When the trigger connection is released.4 UPnP The Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) feature allows the devices. the according opening ports will be closed. The trigger connection of other hosts on LAN will be refused. 4. Note: After you set the DMZ host. the firewall related to the host will not work. 3) Incoming Port Range cannot overlap each other. .

If the general firewall switch is off. which the router opened for the application.9. “Enabled” means that port is still active. IP Address Filtering. Click Refresh to update the Current UPnP Settings List.The UPnP device that is currently accessing the router. Protocol . 4. which the router opened for local host.1 Firewall Using the Firewall page (shown in Figure 4-37). Status . The detailed explanations for each submenu are provided below. . even if IP Address Filtering. Domain Filtering.Internal port. Click any of them. and you will be able to configure the corresponding function. you can turn the general firewall switch on or off. MAC Filtering. The default setting for the switch is off.45 - .TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide • • • • • • App Description – The description provided by the application in the UPnP request External Port . Internal Port . Remote Management and Advanced Security.Shows which type of protocol is opened. IP Address . Otherwise. the port is inactive. 4.External port. their settings are ineffective. DNS Filtering and MAC Filtering are enabled.Either Enabled or Disabled.9 Security Figure 4-36 The Security menu There are six submenus under the Security menu (shown in Figure 4-36): Firewall.

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

1030 . 4. which means all WAN IP Addresses have been put into the field. LAN Port . click the Delete. For example. 61. which point to the range time for the entry to take effect. 25 – 110.Enter a LAN IP Address or a range of LAN IP addresses in the field.168.Select either Allow or Deny through the router. 2. which means all WAN Ports have been put into the field. either TCP. Status . For example. Click the Save button to save this entry.30. For example.168. Keep the field open. Keep the field open.47. the entry will take effect from 08:03 to 17:05.20 . LAN IP Address .145. 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. For example. Keep the field open. 6. 5.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Address Filtering entry. . or All (all protocols supported by the router). Protocol . Click the Modify in the entry you want to modify.Enter a LAN Port or a range of LAN ports in the field.Select Enabled or Disabled for this entry on the Status pull-down list. Keep the field open. WAN IP Address . 3. Effective Time .1. 2. please follow these instructions: 1. For example. Action .1705. If you want to delete the entry. 192. WAN Port -Enter a WAN Port or a range of WAN Ports in the field.2000. in dotted-decimal notation format. To modify or delete an existing entry: 1. click Enable Firewall and Enable IP Address Filtering on the Firewall page. and click the Add New… button.192.1. which means all LAN ports have been put into the field.238. 0803 . 3. UDP.238.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. 7.Select which protocol is to be used.Enter a range of time in HHMM format.47 - . 9. 8. which means all LAN IP Addresses have been put into the field.6 – 61. Click the Save button. Modify the information. in dotted-decimal notation format.145.

7 on your local network. Figure 4-40 Domain Filtering Before adding a Domain Filtering entry.96. while other PC(s) have no limit you should specify the following IP address filtering list: 4. For example: If you desire to block E-mail received and sent by the IP Address 192. you must ensure that Enable Firewall and Enable Domain Filtering have been selected on the Firewall page.12.1.168.48 - . shown in Figure 4-41: Figure 4-41 Add or Modify a Domain Filtering entry .8 unable to visit the website of IP Address 202.134. To Add a Domain filtering entry.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.9. Click the Next button to the next page and click the Previous button to return to the previous page. The page "Add or Modify a Domain Filtering entry" will appear.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.1. Fore entries are before hind entries. click the Add New… button. and to make the PC with IP Address 192. and then click the Move button to change the entry’s order. Enter the ID number in the first box you want to move and another ID number in second box you want to move to.168.

if you want to block the PC(s) on your LAN to access websites www.1705. Status . For example. 4. Effective Time .49 - . Domain Name . Click the Enabled All button to make all entries enabled. 3.Enter a range of time in HHMM format specifying the time for the entry to take effect. Click the Modify in the entry you want to modify. if you enter: 0803 . For example: www. 2. www. Modify the information. 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.9.net.Select Enabled or Disabled for this entry on the Status pull-down list. .net in the end on the Internet while no limit for other websites. Click the Disabled All button to make all entries disabled. you should specify the following Domain filtering list: 4. 2. follow these instructions: 1.Type the domain or key word as desired in the field. click the Delete.4 MAC Filtering Like the IP Address Filtering page. Click the Save button to save this entry.com and websites with .aabbcc.cn. For example. Click the Save button. To modify or delete an existing entry: 1. A blank in the domain field means all websites on the Internet.com. than the entry will take effect from 08:03 to 17:05. If you want to delete the entry. 3. .xxyy.xxyy. 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.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide To add or modify a Domain Filtering entry.com.cn.

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

12.This is the current address you will use when accessing your router from the Internet. For greater security. 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. . followed by a colon and the custom port number.8:8080. but do not use the number of any common service port. It means this function is disabled.0. You will be asked for the router's password. This feature allows you to manage your Router from a remote location.6 Advanced Security Using Advanced Security page (shown in Figure 4-45).Web browser access normally uses the standard HTTP service port 80.96. After successfully entering the password. enable the Firewall and MAC Address Filtering on the Firewall page. if your Router's WAN address is 202. For example.9.51 - .5 Remote Management You can configure the Remote Management function on this page shown in Figure 4-44. To enable this function.0. via the Internet.0.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Click the Disabled All button to make all entries disabled. then. Choose a number between 1024 and 65534. This router’s default remote management Web port number is 80.8 and you use port number 8080.9. first. you will type your router's WAN IP Address into your browser's Address (in IE) or Location (in Navigator) box. change the default IP Address to another IP Address as desired. To access the router.12. 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. Figure 4-44 Remote Management Web Management Port . 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. you can change the remote management Web interface to a custom port by entering that number in this box provided. Note: Be sure to change the router's default password to a very secure password. 4. you will be able to access the router's Web-based utility. The default IP Address is 0. UDP Flood and ICMP-Flood from LAN. enter in your browser: http://202. you can protect the router from being attacked by TCP-SYN Flood.96. Remote Management IP Address .

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

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

dyndns.cn.comexe.org. To set up for DDNS. 2. Click the Enable All button to make all entries enabled. Add or Modify a Static Route Entry Click the Modify in the entry you want to modify.11.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide 4.org. It is useful when you are hosting your own website. or other server behind the router. follow these instructions: 4. Figure 4-48 To modify or delete an existing entry: 1. If you want to delete the entry. 3. Modify the information.1 Dyndns. The Dynamic DNS client service provider will give you a password or key.oray. FTP server.54 - .11 Dynamic DNS The router offers a Dynamic Domain Name System (DDNS) feature.dyndns.org DDNS If your selected dynamic DNS Service Provider is www. www. the page will appear as shown in Figure 4-49: . DDNS lets you assign a fixed host and domain name to a dynamic Internet IP Address. Click the Save button to save it. Click the Disabled All button to make all entries disabled. Click the Delete All button to delete all entries 4. Click the Save button. you need to sign up for DDNS service providers such as www. Before using this feature. click the Delete.net or www.

org DDNS Settings To set up for DDNS. the page will appear as shown in Figure 4-50: Figure 4-50 Oray.net DDNS If your selected dynamic DNS Service Provider is www. 3.cn DDNS If your selected dynamic DNS Service Provider is www. 4.55 - .11.net.2 Oray. the page will appear as shown in Figure 4-51: . Click Logout to logout the DDNS service. Click the Login button to login to the DDNS service.cn.comexe. follow these instructions: 1. 2. 4. follow these instructions: 1.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Figure 4-49 Dyndns.The status of the DDNS service connection is displayed here. Click Logout to logout of the DDNS service. Type the User Name for your DDNS account. Type the User Name for your DDNS account. Type the Password for your DDNS account. 2. Click the Login button to login the DDNS service. Type the domain names your dynamic DNS service provider gave.3 Comexe.11. Type the Password for your DDNS account. 4. Connection Status .oray. Connection Status -The status of the DDNS service connection is displayed here. 3.net DDNS Settings To set up for DDNS.The domain names are displayed here. Domain Name .

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

the port configuration will be the default value: Upload Quantum is 0. 2.Enable or Disable QoS function. Port . 1. It is the switch of QoS. the surplus bandwidth would be assigned to the highest priority port. which means four physical LAN port and one wireless interface. Enable . The following Port QoS Configuration won't be effective unless it is enabled.The download bandwidth provided by your ISP.4 and Wireless.There are five ports.The minimum download guaranteed bandwidth specified for the corresponding port.57 - . The unitage is 32kbps. Upload Quantum .The upload bandwidth provided by your ISP. UpLoad Bandwidth .Enable or Disable QoS function for corresponding port. If Disabled. If there is still surplus bandwidth after the guaranteed bandwidth of all ports have been satisfied. The sum of all ports' download quantum must not be larger than Download Bandwidth. You can set the priority for each of them.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Figure 4-52 Port QoS Settings Enable QoS . The sum of all ports' upload quantum can't be larger than Upload Bandwidth.Administer the distribution of surplus bandwidth. If you specify the same priority for multi-ports at the same time. 3 and Lowest. 1.3.The minimum upload guaranteed bandwidth specified for corresponding port. Download Quantum is 0 and . DownLoad Bandwidth . the surplus bandwidth will be shared alike by them. Download Quantum . Priority . The unitage is 32kbps.2. There are five priorities listed in descending order: Highest.

For H.729A VoIP. Factory Defaults. you can configure the router as Figure 4-52 shown. 3. 6. You can ask your ISP or network administrator for the actual value of system upload and download Bandwidth. 4. Click any of them. the port guaranteed bandwidth that you configure is always multiples of 32kbps. Backup and Restore.264 video.1 Time You can set time manually or get GMT from the Internet for the router on this page (shown in Figure 4-54): . "Mbps" means 1000. both the recommendatory upload and download guaranteed bandwidth are 64kbps and the workable quantum is 2. both the recommendatory upload and download guaranteed bandwidth are 8kbps and the workable quantum is 1. 4. Firmware.000 bit/sec. Password.13. lower priority (take 2 level for example) to port 2 and lowest priority to wireless communication.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Priority is "Lowest". Reboot. and you will be able to configure the corresponding function. For example. Because a quantum is equal to 32kbps. 2. it is recommended strongly that you set a conservative value to avoid the configure value overstep the actual value. 7. Because the wireless communication will engross good-sized of CPU. Log and Statistics. Be sure to click Save to save the new settings for the router. The detailed explanations for each submenu are provided below. Note: 1.13 System Tools Figure 4-53 The System Tools menu There are eight submenus under the System Tools menu (shown in Figure 4-53): Time. Wireless configuration is not available at AP Client Router mode. we strongly recommended that you should choose the lowest priority for wireless to avoid the excessive use of CPU. 5. For G. 4. If you desire highest priority to port 1.58 - . there are two unitages provided: "kbps" means 1000 bit/sec. we assume that the UpLoad Bandwidth and DownLoad Bandwidth supplied by ISP are 10Mbps respectively. If you can't get it. In configuring system Bandwidth.

1. Select using daylight saving time. 3. If you’re using Daylight saving time. Enter daylight saving beginning time and end time in the right blanks. if not. Enter date and time in the right blanks Click Save. the time limited on these functions will not take effect. 2.Enter your local time in HH/MM/SS into the right blanks. The router will obtain GMT automatically from the Internet if it has already connected to the Internet. please follow the steps below. Select your local time zone. 2 3 4. Time setting follows these steps below: 1.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Figure 4-54 Time settings Time Zone . Time . The time will be lost if the router is turned off. 2. Click the Get GMT button to get GMT time from the Internet if you have connected to the Internet.59 - .Enter your local date in MM/DD/YY into the right blanks.2 Firmware The page (shown in Figure 4-55) allows you to upgrade the latest version firmware to keep your router up-to-date. Date .Select your local time zone from this pull down list. Note: 1 This setting will be used for some time-based functions such as firewall.13. You must specify your time zone once you login to the router successfully. .

tp-link.tp-link.1. Download the latest firmware upgrade file from the TP-LINK website (www. follow these instructions: 1.Displays the current hardware version. Click Browse to view the folders and select the downloaded file.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Figure 4-55 Firmware Upgrade New firmware is posted at www.13. • • • The default User Name: admin The default Password: admin The default IP Address: 192.1 . there is no need to upgrade firmware. so make sure you backup the router’s settings before you upgrade its firmware. Note: When you upgrade the router's firmware. Note: 1 2 Do not turn off the router or press the Reset button while the firmware is being upgraded. Hardware Version . unless the new firmware supports a new feature you need. Figure 4-56 Restore Factory Default Click the Restore button to reset all configuration settings to their default values.3 Factory Defaults This page (shown in Figure 4-56) allows you to restore the factory default settings for the router. The router will reboot after the Upgrading has been finished.Displays the current firmware version. 3. The hardware version of the upgrade file must accord with the current hardware version. Click the Upgrade button. 4.com).com and can be downloaded for free. Firmware Version . 2. To upgrade the router's firmware.168. If the router is not experiencing difficulties. you will lose current configuration settings.60 - .

255. which include: • • • • • • Change LAN IP Address. Figure 4-57 Backup & Restore Configuration Click the Backup button to save all configuration settings as a backup file in your local computer. Static address assignment of DHCP server. To restore the router's configuration.13. Click the Restore button.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide • The default Subnet Mask: 255. to prevent any damage. Keep the router on during the restoring process. follow these instructions: • • Click the Browse button to select the backup file which you want to restore. Note: The current configuration will be covered with the uploading configuration file.13.4 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.5 Reboot This page (shown in Figure 4-58) allows you to reboot the router. Web Service Port of the router. Upgrade the firmware of the router (system will reboot automatically). 4. . 4.61 - . The restoration process lasts for 20 seconds and the router will restart automatically.0 Note: Any settings you have saved will be lost when the default settings are restored. Reboot the router Some settings of the router will take effect only after rebooting.255. (System will reboot automatically) MAC Clone (system will reboot automatically) DHCP service function. Figure 4-58 Click the Reboot button to reboot the router.

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. Click the Clear Log button to clear all the logs. Note: The new user name and password must not exceed 14 characters in length and must not include any spaces. Click the Clear All button to clear all. 4. Enter the new Password twice to confirm it.13. You can query the logs to find what happened to the router. 4.62 - .TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide • Restore the router's settings to factory default (system will reboot automatically). . Click the Save button when finished. Figure 4-59 Password It is recommended strongly that you change the factory default user name and password of the router.7 Log This page (shown in Figure 4-60) allows you to query the logs of the router. Figure 4-60 System Log The router can keep logs of all traffic.13. Click the Refresh button to refresh the logs.6 Password This page (shown in Figure 4-59) allows you to change the factory default user name and password of the router.

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

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. .

Some ISPs require that you register the MAC Address of your adapter.65 - 2) . finish by clicking “Save”. How do I configure the router to access the Internet by ADSL users? 1) 2) 3) First. click the “Network” menu on the left of your browser. click the “Network” menu on the left of your browser. 2. 2. . If you are a Cable user. select “Connect on Demand” or “Connect Manually” for the Internet connection mode. Figure A-2 Note: 1. which is connected to your cable/DSL Modem during installation. select “Dynamic IP” for "WAN Connection Type". Type user name in the “User Name” field and password in the “Password” field. and click "WAN" submenu. select “PPPoE” for WAN Connection Type. Type an appropriate number for “Max Idle Time” to avoid wasting paid time. On the WAN page. If your ISP requires MAC register. Login to the router. you can select “Auto-connecting” for the Internet connection mode. 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 Ethernet users? 1) Login to the router. login to the router and click the "Network" menu link on the left of your browser. Figure A-1 4) PPPoE Connection Type If your ADSL lease is in “pay-according-time” mode. finish by clicking “Connect”. The telephone cord plugs into the Line port of the ADSL Modem. configure the ADSL Modem configured in RFC1483 bridge model. and click "WAN" submenu. On the WAN page. please configure the router following the above steps.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Appendix A: FAQ 1. Connect the Ethernet cable from your ADSL Modem to the WAN port on the router. since some applications is visiting the Internet continually in the background. Otherwise.

click Add New. what do I need to do? 1) 2) 3) If you start Netmeeting as a sponsor. and your IP address behind the IP Address. MAC Clone I want to use Netmeeting. click the “Forwarding” menu on the left of your browser.1.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide and then click "MAC Clone" submenu link. type the MAC Address into the "WAN MAC Address" field. 4) How to enable DMZ Host: Login to the router. you don’t need to do anything with the router. Figure A-3 3.169 for an example. On the "MAC Clone" page. click the “Forwarding” menu on the left of .168. If you start as a response.66 - . On the "Virtual Server" page. then on the “Add or Modify a Virtual Server” page. Then click the "Save" button. It will take effect after rebooting. Figure A-4 Virtual Servers A-5 Note: Add or Modify a Virtual server Entry Your opposite side should call your WAN IP. which is displayed on the “Status” page. and click "Virtual Servers" submenu. assuming 192. you need to configure Virtual Server or DMZ Host. enter “1720” into the blank behind the “Service Port”. click the "Clone MAC Address" button and your PC’s MAC address will fill in the "WAN MAC Address" field. The format for the MAC Address is XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX. Or else. How to configure Virtual Server: Login to the router. if your PC’s MAC address is proper MAC address. remember to “Enable” and “Save”.

168. On the "Remote Management" page.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide your browser. click Add New. enter “80” into the blank behind the “Service Port”. Click “Save” and reboot the router. click the “Forwarding” menu on the left of your browser. to configure to the router by typing http://192. Figure A-6 4. click “Enable” radio and type your IP address into the “DMZ Host IP Address” field. and click the "Virtual Servers" submenu. On the "Virtual Server" page. and click "DMZ" submenu. DMZ I want to build a Web Server on the LAN. such as 88. you must change the Web management port number to avoid interference. click the “Security” menu on the left of your browser.1. remember to click the "Save” button. Figure A-8 Virtual Servers . To change the Web management port number: Login to the router.188 for an example. On the "DMZ" page. type a port number except 80.67 - .1:88 (the router’s LAN IP address: Web Management Port) in the address field of the Web browser. Figure A-7 Note: Remote Management If the above configuration takes effect.168. assuming 192. into the "Web Management Port" field. using 192.1.168. and click "Remote Management" submenu.169 as an example. what should I do? 1) 2) Because the Web Server port 80 will interfere with the Web management port 80 on the router. then on the “Add or Modify a Virtual Server” page. remember to “Enable” and “Save”. and your IP address behind the IP Address.1. 3) Login to the router.

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

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

as shown in the Figure below: .70 - . Choose Obtain DNS server automatically.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.

Select Use the following DNS server addresses radio button.168. which has been provided by your ISP .1) into the Default gateway field.1.0. Type the router’s LAN IP address (the default IP is 192. And the following items available If the router's LAN IP address is 192.168.1.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.1.255.255.x (x is from 2 to 254).71 - . and Subnet mask is 255.168. In the Preferred DNS Server field you can type the DNS server IP address.1. type IP address is 192.

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3u. Non-condensing . NAT.73 - . Operating Humidity 0℃~40℃ (32℉~104℉) 10% .11b and 802. 802.5/3/2/1Mbps Power.11g TCP/IP. 5 cable (maximum 100m) Cabling Type EIA/TIA-568 100Ω STP (maximum 100m) 100BASE-TX: UTP category 5. ICMP. PPPoE. WLAN. Four 10/100M Auto-Negotiation LAN RJ45 ports supporting Auto MDI/MDIX 10BASE-T: UTP category 3. SYS.90% RH.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Appendix C: Specifications General Standards Protocols Ports IEEE 802. SNTP One 10/100M Auto-Negotiation WAN RJ45 port. CE Environmental and Physical Operating Temp. 1-4 FCC. 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. 4. DHCP. WAN.3. 802.

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

as described in the IEEE 802. WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) . see http://www.tp-link.net).11b devices. http://www.A data privacy mechanism based on a 64-bit or 128-bit or 152-bit shared key algorithm.75 - . given by the Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance (WECA. an industry standards group promoting interoperability among 802.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) .com .A group of computers and associated devices communicate with each other wirelessly.11b wireless networking standard. Wi-Fi .wi-fi.11 standard.A trade name for the 802. which network serving users are limited in a local area.

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