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  • Chapter 1 Introduction
  • 1.1 Overview of the Router
  • 1.2 Features
  • 1.3 Panel Layout
  • 1.3.1 The Front Panel
  • 1.3.2 The Rear Panel
  • Chapter 2 Connecting the Router
  • 2.1 System Requirements
  • 2.2 Installation Environment Requirements
  • 2.3 Connecting the Router
  • Chapter 3 Quick Installation Guide
  • 3.1 TCP/IP configuration
  • 3.2 Quick Installation Guide
  • Chapter 4 Configuring the Router
  • 4.1 Login
  • 4.2 Status
  • 4.3 Quick Setup
  • 4.4 Operation Mode
  • 4.5 Network
  • 4.5.1 LAN
  • 4.5.2 WAN
  • 4.5.3 MAC Clone
  • 4.6 Wireless
  • 4.6.1 Wireless Settings
  • 4.6.2 Advanced Settings
  • 4.6.3 Site Survey
  • 4.6.4 MAC Filtering
  • 4.6.5 Wireless Statistics
  • 4.7 DHCP
  • 4.7.1 DHCP Settings
  • 4.7.2 DHCP Clients List
  • 4.7.3 Address Reservation
  • 4.8 Forwarding
  • 4.8.1 Virtual Servers
  • 4.8.2 Port Triggering
  • 4.8.3 DMZ
  • 4.8.4 UPnP
  • 4.9 Security
  • 4.9.1 Firewall
  • 4.9.2 IP Address Filtering
  • 4.9.3 Domain Filtering
  • 4.9.4 MAC Filtering
  • 4.9.5 Remote Management
  • 4.9.6 Advanced Security
  • 4.10 Static Routing
  • 4.11 Dynamic DNS
  • 4.11.1 Dyndns.org DDNS
  • 4.11.2 Oray.net DDNS
  • 4.11.3 Comexe.cn DDNS
  • 4.12 Port QoS
  • 4.13 System Tools
  • 4.13.1 Time
  • 4.13.2 Firmware
  • 4.13.3 Factory Defaults
  • 4.13.4 Backup and Restore
  • 4.13.5 Reboot
  • 4.13.6 Password
  • 4.13.7 Log
  • 4.13.8 Statistics
  • Appendix A: FAQ
  • Appendix B: Configuring the PC
  • Appendix C: Specifications
  • Appendix D: Glossary

TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router

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COPYRIGHT & TRADEMARKS
Specifications are subject to change without notice. is a registered trademark of TP-LINK TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. Other brands and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. No part of the specifications may be reproduced in any form or by any means or used to make any derivative such as translation, transformation, or adaptation without permission from TP-LINK TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. Copyright © 2008 TP-LINK TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD. All rights reserved.

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

France

Italy

Luxembourg

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Implemented

Russian Federation Note: It’s not used outdoors in France.

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please contact with your distributor. including: • • This Guide Other Helpful Information Note: Make sure that the package contains the above items. . Conventions The router or TL-WR543G mentioned in this guide stands for TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router without any explanation. 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.

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

......................................................................................13................................................................................................2 4............ 45 4..................................................................13....................................................................3 Dyndns.................................................................9..................46 Domain Filtering.......61 Password .....13......................................11 Dynamic DNS ...........................62 Log ............................................ 69 Appendix C: Specifications........................................................13........... 73 Appendix D: Glossary..........................1 4..........................6 4.........................................................................3 4....................................6 Firewall.............................................9..61 Reboot ..............11.................................12 Port QoS .......11.............48 MAC Filtering .................................................................62 Statistics .. 58 4........13 System Tools ..........................................................1 4.......3 4.........................................13...................................................................................................51 4.....2 4..............5 4.......................................9 Security...................................58 Firmware .................................................................................................9...8 Time ...............5 4....1 4...........................................................................................................................................................9................................................. 54 4...........................................................................................................55 4.....................................................................................................................4 4.54 Oray.................. 65 Appendix B: Configuring the PC .4 4............11.............. 53 4..................................................................................9.............59 Factory Defaults..............................................................9....60 Backup and Restore .51 Advanced Security................................ 56 4........................................................................................45 IP Address Filtering ..................49 Remote Management .....................63 Appendix A: FAQ .......................................10 Static Routing ........................................2 4...............................................................................................55 Comexe.............................................................net DDNS...........................................................................................13............................7 4..............................................................org DDNS .....4............13.............................................................. 74 ..................................13.........................cn DDNS ........

easily and securely. It is compatible with all IEEE 802. In AP router mode.11g and IEEE 802. as well as TKIP/AES encryption security. In AP client router mode. Supports WIFI Internet Access (WISP). NAT-router and Wireless AP. it can access the Internet via ADSL/Cable Modem.36m tested in China.3. The TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router is easy-to-manage. 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. Supports AP Client Router and AP Router operation mode.11g and IEEE 802. files and fun. the TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router provides multiple protection measures. It adopts 2x to 3x eXtended Range™ WLAN transmission technology so that the transmission distance is 2-3 times of traditional IEEE 802. -1- .11b products. It also supports Virtual Server and DMZ host for Port Triggering needs. 1. In addition. supporting Auto MDI/MDIX. 1. In the most attentive wireless security. Firewall. IEEE 802. These device supports Bridge mode which can make two APs communicate with each other wirelessly. 1 10/100M Auto-Negotiation RJ45 WAN port. up to a distance of 855.2 Features Complies with IEEE 802. In AP router mode. it can access the Internet wirelessly by your WISP’s support.11g. The TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router will allow you to connect your network wirelessly better than ever. IEEE 802. sharing the Internet Access. Quick Setup is supported and friendly help messages are provided for every step. 4 10/100M Auto-Negotiation RJ45 LAN ports. Adopts 2x to 3x eXtended Range™.11b standards so that the data transmission rate is up to 54Mbps. It has built-in NAT and DHCP server supporting static IP address distributing. IEEE 802. 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.11b solutions. It also supports VPN pass-through for sensitive data secure transmission. and remote management and log so that network administrators can manage and monitor the network in real time.3u standards.11b. So you can configure it quickly and share the Internet access.1 Overview of the Router The TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router integrates 4-port Switch. it supports Port QoS function which can help you to use the network resource sensible.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Chapter 1 Introduction Thank you for choosing TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router. The transmission range is extended to 4-9 times. files and fun. and WPA/WPA2 and WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK authentication. Wireless Data transfer rates up to 54Mbps.11g and IEEE 802. The router provides wireless LAN 64/128/152-bit WEP encryption security. Supports Wireless Distribution System (WDS). Its design is dedicated to Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) wireless network solutions. The TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router complies with the IEEE 802. it can be set to turn off wireless network name (SSID) broadcast so that only stations that have the SSID can be connected.

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

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

2 Installation Environment Requirements Do not place in direct sunlight or near a heater or heating vent Do not cluttered or crowded.) Connect the DSL/Cable Modem to the WAN port on the router. 5. and the router. shown in Figure 2-1(If you want your device works in AP Client router mode. you can skip this step).TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Chapter 2 Connecting the Router 2. The router will start to work automatically. Power on your PC and Cable/DSL Modem. such as Microsoft Internet Explorer 5. 1. please contact your ISP. Don't forget to pull out the power plug and keep your hands dry. The place must accord with the Installation Environment Requirements. Connect the PC(s) and each Switch/Hub in your LAN to the LAN Ports on the router. shown in Figure 2-1. and the other end into an electrical outlet.0 or later If the device is configured to AP client router mode. Normally. Adjust the direction of the antenna. Cable/DSL Modem. 2.3 Connecting the Router Before you install the router. you should connect your PC to the Internet through your broadband service successfully. Netscape Navigator 6. If the device is configured to AP router mode. Non-condensing 2. The best place is usually near the center of the area in which your PC will connect wirelessly. 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. 4. you can skip this step. (If you have the wireless NIC and want to use wireless function. After that. Power off your PC. -5- . upright is a good direction.0 or later.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. If there is any problem. Locate an optimum location for the router. 6. you also need: Wireless Internet Access Service (WISP). 3. 7. Connect the AC power adapter to the AC power socket on the router. please install the router according to the following steps. 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.

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

255. Then turn on the router and restart the PC.0.1 TCP/IP configuration The default IP address of the TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router is 192.1. If you need instructions as to how to do this. If you need instructions as to how to do this. This chapter describes how to configure the basic functions of your TL-WR543G Wireless AP Client Router. There are then two ways to configure the IP address for your PC. the connection between your PC and the router has been established. If the result displayed is similar to that shown in Figure 3-1.0. Configure the IP address manually 1) 2) Set up the TCP/IP Protocol for your PC. you can run the Ping command in the command prompt to verify the network connection between your PC and the router. you should configure it.1. And the default Subnet Mask is 255. Subnet Mask is 255. 2) Note: For Windows 98 OS or earlier.168. You can access the Internet via the router immediately after successfully configuring. The following example is in Windows 2000 OS.255.1. the PC and router may need to be restarted. The IP address is 192. Figure 3-1 Success result of Ping command -7- . Now.255.255. Connect the local PC to the LAN ports of the router.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. and type ping 192. These values can be seen from the LAN. These procedures only take you a few minutes.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Chapter 3 Quick Installation Guide After connecting the TL-WR543G Router into your network. please refer to Appendix B: Configuring the PC Configure the network parameters. please refer to Appendix B: Configuring the PC Power off the router and PC. and then press Enter.168.168.1. as an example we use the default values for description in this guide. They can be changed as you desire. Open a command prompt. 3. The built-in DHCP server will assign IP address for the PC.1. and Gateway is 192.1.168.xxx ("xxx" is from 2 to 254).

it is easy to configure and manage the TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router. both in lower case letters. Macintosh or UNIX OS with a Web browser.168.1. 2. the gateway must be 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.1. Figure 3-3 Login the router After a moment. The Web-based utility can be used on any Windows.2 ~ 192.1. Connect to the router by typing http://192.168. it means that your PC has not connected to the router.168. a login window will appear similar to that shown in Figure 3-4. your PC's IP address must be within the range of 192. Then click the OK button or press the Enter key.1. -8- .168.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide If the result displayed is similar to that shown in Figure 3-2.168.254. Enter admin for the User Name and Password.1.2 Quick Installation Guide With a Web-based (Internet Explorer or Netscape® Navigator) utility.1 in the address field of Web browser.1 3. Figure 3-2 Failure result of Ping command Please check the connection following these steps: 1.1. Is the TCP/IP configuration for your PC correct? Note: If the router's IP address is 192.

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

the Static IP settings page will appear. Subnet Mask .TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Click Next.Static IP Note: The IP parameters should have been provided by your ISP. If you have difficulty with this process. it is usually 255.10 - . Click Next to enter the necessary network parameters. the router will automatically receive the IP parameters from your ISP without needing to enter any parameters. If you choose "Dynamic IP".255.Enter the Account Name and Password provided by your ISP. If you choose "PPPoE".The Subnet Mask is used for the WAN IP address. please contact your ISP. Please select one compatible with your ISP.0 . 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 "Static IP". These fields are case sensitive.This is the WAN IP address as seen by external users on the Internet (including your ISP).255. shown in Figure 3-9: Figure 3-9 Quick Setup . IP Address .PPPoE Account Name and Password . and then Choose WAN Connection Type page will appear. you will see this page shown in Figure 3-8: Figure 3-8 Quick Setup . Enter the IP address into the field.

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

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

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

Figure 4-2: ." The router supports two operation modes. (The default mode is AP Client Router).TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Figure 4-1 Router Status 4.4 Quick Setup Operation Mode Please refer to Section 3.14 - .2: "Quick Installation Guide.3 4. Please select one your want. Click Save to save your choice. AP Client Router and AP Router.

1. WAN and MAC Clone. 802. The Wireless port acts same as a LAN port while in AP mode. Static IP. IP Address . .1X + Dynamic IP.5 Network Figure 4-3 the Network menu There are three submenus under the Network menu (shown in Figure 4-3): LAN. Big Pond Cable. 802. and you will be able to configure the corresponding function.The physical address of the router. the Wireless port works as a WAN port in AP Client mode. L2TP. The value can't be changed. All LAN ports share the same IP from WISP through Wireless port. AP Router: In this mode.1X + Static IP. and PPTP. The WAN Connection Type can be setup in WAN page by using Dynamic IP. The WAN Connection Type can be setup in WAN page by using Dynamic IP.5. Click any of them. Static IP.15 - . PPTP.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Figure 4-2 Operation Mode AP Client Router: In this mode. 4.1). The Ethernet WAN port is automatically disabled. PPPoE. the device enables multi-user to share the Internet from WISP. All LAN ports and the wireless port share the same IP to ISP through Ethernet WAN port. as seen from the LAN.168. The detailed explanations for each submenu are provided below. Figure 4-4 LAN MAC Address .Enter the IP address of your router in dotted-decimal notation (factory default: 192. PPPoE.1 LAN You can configure the IP parameters of LAN on this page. the device enables multi-user to share the Internet via ADSL/Cable Modem. L2TP. While connecting to WISP. 4.

and “PPTP”.16 - .5. please select Static IP.2 WAN You can configure the WAN port parameters on this page. If you choose Dynamic IP. If the new LAN IP Address you set is not in the same subnet. If you are given a fixed IP (static IP). If you change the IP Address of LAN. 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.255. you must use the new IP Address to login the router. Clicks the Renew button to renew the IP parameters from your ISP.0 as the subnet mask. etc). Note: a. 4. Default Gateway. Subnet Mask. including IP address. etc. please contact your ISP to obtain the correct information. If you aren’t given any login parameters (fixed IP Address. until they are re-configured. please choose the WAN Connection Type (Dynamic IP/Static IP/PPPoE/802. 1.255.1X + Dynamic IP/802. “Static IP”. If the device works in the AP Client mode. b. “L2TP”.1X + Static IP/Big Pond Cable/L2TP/PPTP) for the Internet. If the new LAN IP Address you set is not in the same subnet. Click the Release button to release the IP parameters. it only provides five kinds of connection type. If you are given a user name and a password. The default type is Dynamic IP. please select Dynsamic IP. If you are not sure which connection type you use currently. the router will automatically get IP parameters from your ISP.An address code that determines the size of the network. “Dynamic IP”. 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. c. please select the type of your ISP provided (PPPoE/BigPond/L2TP/PPTP).The normal MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) value for most Ethernet networks . MTU Size . logging ID. “PPPoE”. Normally use 255.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Subnet Mask . First.

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

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

Service Name/AC Name . Detect Online Interval . Click the Connect button to connect immediately. enter it as well. This should not be done unless you are sure it is necessary for your ISP.The default MTU size is 1492 bytes. Click the Advanced Settings button to set up the advanced option. these should not be configured unless you are sure it is necessary for your ISP. Click the Disconnect button to disconnect immediately. it means.19 - . DNS IP address . If a secondary DNS server address is available. which value is usually fine. For some ISPs.If you know that your ISP does not automatically transmit your IP address to the router during login. you need modify the MTU. The router will detect Access Concentrator online at every interval between seconds. If the value is 0.1X + Dynamic IP. If you choose 802. which your ISP provided.The service name and AC (Access Concentrator) name. click “Use the following DNS servers” checkbox and enter the IP address in dotted-decimal notation of your ISP’s primary DNS server. click “Use the IP Address specified by ISP” check box and enter the IP Address in dotted-decimal notation.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. the page shown in Figure 4-8 will then appear: Figure 4-8 PPPoE Advanced Settings Packet MTU . ISP Specified IP Address . Click the Save button to save your settings. since some applications are visiting the Internet continually in the background.The default value is 0. do not detect. you should enter the follow parameters(Figure 4-9) : .If you know that your ISP does not automatically transmit DNS addresses to the router during login. 4. 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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since some applications is visiting the Internet continually in the background. 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.Connect automatically after the router is disconnected. Otherwise. enter "0" in the Max Idle Time field. enter the number in minutes that you wish to have the Internet connecting last unless a new link is requested.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Internet connection to remain active at all times. 8. If you want your Internet connection to remain active at all times. Note: Sometimes the connection cannot be disconnected although you specify a time to Max Idle Time. After a specified period of inactivity (Max Idle Time). the router will disconnect from your Internet connection. Connect Automatically . click the radio button. enter 0 in the Max Idle Time field. since some applications is visiting the Internet continually in the background. you should enter the following parameters (Figure 4-13): . Connect Manually . Otherwise. click the radio button. To use this option. enter the number of minutes you want to have elapsed before your Internet connection terminates. If you choose PPTP.You can configure the router to make it connect or disconnect manually.24 - . Note: Sometimes the connection cannot be disconnected although you specify a time to Max Idle Time.

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

After a specified period of inactivity (Max Idle Time). since some applications are visiting the Internet continually in the background. To use this option. click the radio button.5.26 - . Connect Automatically . please enter the correct MAC address into this field.This field displays the current MAC address of the WAN port. 2) If you click the Save button. which is used for the WAN port.Connect automatically after the router is disconnected. WAN MAC Address . click the radio button. enter "0" in the Max Idle Time field. Otherwise.This field displays the MAC address of the PC that is managing the router. If you want your Internet connection to remain active at all times.3 MAC Clone You can configure the MAC address of the WAN port on this page. the router will prompt you to reboot. Note: 1) Only the PC on your LAN can use the MAC Address Clone feature. Note: Sometimes the connection cannot be disconnected although you specify a time to Max Idle Time. If your ISP requires that you register the MAC address. Your PC's MAC Address . If the MAC address is required.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide since some applications are visiting the Internet continually in the background. Click the Save button to save your settings.You can configure the router to make it connect or disconnect manually. enter the number in minutes that you wish to have the Internet connecting last unless a new link is requested. To use this option. Figure 4-14: Figure 4-14 MAC Address Clone Some ISPs require that you register the MAC Address of your adapter. and you will not be able to re-establish your connection automatically as soon as you attempt to access the Internet again. The format for the MAC Address is XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX (X is any hexadecimal digit). . which is connected to your cable/DSL Modem or Ethernet during installation. the router will disconnect from your Internet connection. Click Restore Factory MAC to restore the MAC address of WAN port to the factory default value. 4. Changes are rarely needed here. Connect Manually . you can click the Clone MAC Address button and this MAC address will fill in the WAN MAC Address field.

Enable Wireless Router Radio. Enable Bridges and Enable SSID Broadcast) are not available and could not be modified. Click any of them. MAC Filtering and Wireless Statistics. Advanced Settings. Site Survey. The detailed explanations for each submenu are provided below.27 - . In AP Client mode. Figure 4-16: . 4.6.6 Wireless Figure 4-15 Wireless menu There are four submenus under the Wireless menu (shown in Figure 4-15): Wireless Settings. and you will be able to configure the corresponding function. some options (Region. Note: The MAC Filtering is only available in the AP mode. Channel Mode.1 Wireless Settings The basic settings for the wireless network in AP Client mode are set on this page.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide 4.

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

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

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

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

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

there are three Security Type (WEP. 1/2.33 - . 1/4.The short of eXtended Range™. the wireless transmission distance will be longer in the same condition of circumstance. Access the AP's Web-based utility and configure the AP under Bridge mode. Note: The router will reboot automatically after you click Save. WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK and WPA/WPA2). Otherwise. Note: The router will reboot automatically after you click the Save button.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide 2. there is only one Security Type (WEP) for you to encrypt the wireless network. There are five options for you to select in the pull-down list: Max. 4. Power .3 Site Survey This Page shows the site list of scanning result. Figure 4-18 XR . and you can choose one to connect to. 1/8 and Min. then input 00-13-56-A8-9E-1A in corresponding Blank.6.6. 4.2 Advanced Settings This page shows some advanced settings about this router for you. If enabled. Be sure to click the Save button to save your settings on this page.The transmit power of the access point. . Note: If Bridges is enabled in AP Client mode.

g. Signal -The signal received from the AP. usually also the MAC address of the AP. SSID -The SSID of the AP. E. Figure 4-21: . And the SSID has been configured. Shown in Figure 4-20: Figure 4-20 the SSID of Wireless Settings 4.Choose one AP from list to connect to. If you click the Connect.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Figure 4-19 AP List BSSID -The BSSID of the AP.6. Choose . you can click Connect. If you see the page as Figure 4-19 and you want to connect to the TP-LINK.4 MAC Filtering The Wireless MAC Filtering for wireless networks are set on this page.34 - .WR543G site. The Figure 4-16 will display and the SSID is TP-LINK-WR543G. the Figure 4-16 will be shown. Security -The AP communicates in privacy. Channel -The channel the AP works in.

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

select Deny in the Privilege pull-down list and select Enabled in the Status pull-down list.Select Enabled or Disabled for this entry on the Status pull-down list. Click the Save button. 4. Click the Save and the Return button. 5. 2.. 3.07-BE be able to access the router. For example: 2F34D20BE2. Modify the information. 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. Click the Add New. 3. enter wireless station B in the Description field. Click the Modify in the entry you want to modify. Privilege . WEP Key will be enabled. For example: If you desire that the wireless station A with MAC address 00-0A-EB-00.Select the privileges for this entry. Click the Save button to save this entry. or 128-bit. select Allow in the Privilege pull-down list and select Enabled in the Status pull-down list.00-07-5F not be able to access the router. repeat steps 1-6. 3. Delete all or disable all entries if there are any entries already. Note: When 64-bit. while all other wireless stations cannot access the router. To add additional entries. 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. enter any combination of hexadecimal digits (0-9. To modify or delete an existing entry: 1. Click the Save and the Return button. Select the radio button: Deny the stations not specified by any enabled entries in the list to access for Filtering Rules. 6. or 152-bit is selected. If you want to delete the entry.36 - . you should configure the Wireless MAC Address Filtering list by following these steps: 1. Click the Add New.. 128-bit or 152-bit in the Privilege field. The wireless station B with MAC address 00-0A-EB. button and enter the MAC address 00-0A-EB-00-07-BE in the MAC Address field. Enter a simple description of the wireless station in the Description field. 2. Status .TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide 00-0A-EB-B0-00-0B. Click the Enable All button to make all entries enabled Click the Disabled All button to make all entries disabled. . click the Delete. one of Allow / Deny / 64-bit / 128-bit / 152-bit. A-F) in the specified length. Click the Enable button to enable this function.. 4. 5. a-f. For example: Wireless station A. enter wireless station A in the Description field. button and enter the MAC address 00-0A-EB-00-07-5F in the MAC Address field.If you select 64-bit.. WEP Key .

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

Default Gateway .1 DHCP Settings The router is set up by default as a DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server. .This field specifies the first of the addresses in the IP address pool.199 is the default end address. Start IP Address .(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.(Optional. Address Lease Time . Secondary DNS . which provides the TCP/IP configuration for all the PC(s) that are connected to the router on the LAN. Primary DNS . Or consult your ISP. The default value is 120 minutes. 192.(Optional. End IP Address .168. The detailed explanations for each submenu are provided below.(Optional. If you disable the Server.This field specifies the last of the addresses in the IP address pool. and you will be able to configure the corresponding function.7. Enter the amount of time.1.7 DHCP Figure 4-24 The DHCP menu There are three submenus under the DHCP menu (shown in Figure 4-24): DHCP Settings.100 is the default start address.Enable or Disable the DHCP server.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide 4. DHCP Clients List and Address Reservation. you must have another DHCP server within your network or else you must manually configure the computer. The user will be "leased" this dynamic IP Address.168. 192.) Input the domain name of your network.1. Click any of them.1. in minutes.) Input the DNS IP address provided by your ISP. 4.1 Default Domain . The range of the time is 1 ~ 2880 minutes.) Suggest to input the IP address of the LAN port of the router.38 - . default value is 192. The DHCP Server can be configured on the page (shown in Figure 4-25): Figure 4-25 DHCP Settings DHCP Server .168.) Input the IP address of another DNS server if your ISP provides two DNS servers.

This function will take effect until the router reboots. Status . 4.The IP address of the router reserved. and Lease Time for each DHCP Client attached to the router (Figure 4-26): Figure 4-26 Index . DHCP client will request to renew the lease automatically. You cannot change any of the values on this page. 4. Assigned IP Address . Lease Time .7.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Note: To use the DHCP server function of the router.The MAC address of the DHCP client Assigned IP .The status of this entry either Enabled or Disabled. Before the time is up.3 Address Reservation When you specify a reserved IP address for a PC on the LAN.39 - . Assigned IP. To update this page and to show the current attached devices.The IP address that the router has allocated to the DHCP client.The time of the DHCP client leased.The MAC address of the PC of which you want to reserve IP address.7.2 DHCP Clients List This page shows Client Name. click on the Refresh button.The name of the DHCP client MAC Address . Reserved IP addresses should be assigned to servers that require permanent IP settings. Figure 4-27 Address Reservation MAC Address . This page is used for address reservation (shown in Figure 4-27). that PC will always receive the same IP address each time when it accesses the DHCP server. (Pop-up Figure 4-28) . MAC Address. you must configure all computers on the LAN as "Obtain an IP Address automatically" mode. To Reserve IP addresses: 1.The index of the DHCP Client DHCP Clients List Client Name . Click the Add New button.

Enter the MAC address (The format for the MAC Address is XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX. Click the Save button. Click the Delete All button to delete all entries. 4.1 Virtual Servers Virtual servers can be used for setting up public services on your LAN. Figure 4-28 Add or Modify an Address Reservation Entry To modify or delete an existing entry: 1. 2. Click the Save button when finished.) and IP address in dotted-decimal notation of the computer you wish to add. and all requests from the Internet to this service port will be redirected to the computer specified by the server IP. Click the Modify in the entry you want to modify. 3. Any PC that was used for a virtual server must have a static or reserved IP Address because its IP Address may change .8.8 Forwarding Figure 4-29 The Forwarding menu There are four submenus under the Forwarding menu (shown in Figure 4-29): Virtual Servers. click the Delete. 3. DMZ and UPnP. Port Triggering. Click any of them. 4.40 - . A virtual server is defined as a service port. Email and FTP. such as DNS.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide 2. Note: The function won't take effect until the router reboots. Click the Next button to go to the next page and Click the Previous button to return the previous page. and you will be able to configure the corresponding function. The detailed explanations for each submenu are provided below. Click the Enable All button to make all entries enabled Click the Disabled All button to make all entries disabled. Modify the information. If you want to delete the entry.

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

4. operation is as follows: Port Triggering 1. An outgoing connection using this port will "Trigger" this rule. opens the incoming port or ports associated with this entry in the Port Triggering table. Internet calling and so on. 3. Modify the information. Trigger Port . Trigger Protocol . click the Delete. Port Triggering is used for some of these applications that can work with an NAT router.The protocol used for Trigger Ports. like Internet games. video conferencing.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide 1. A local host makes an outgoing connection using a destination port number defined in the Trigger Port field. 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.2 Port Triggering Some applications require multiple connections. You can set up Port Triggering on this page shown in Figure 4-32: Figure 4-32 Once configured. 3. These applications cannot work with a pure NAT router. 2. Incoming Ports Range . and associates them with the local host. . Click the Enable All button to make all entries enabled Click the Disabled All button to make all entries disabled.8. Click the Delete All button to delete all entries. you must set the Web management port on Security –> Remote Management page to be any value except 80 such as 8080. The router records this connection. or All (all protocols supported by the router).The port or port range used by the remote system when it responds to the outgoing request. Or else there will be a conflict to disable the virtual server. 2.42 - . If you want to delete the entry. A response using one of these ports will be forwarded to the PC that triggered this rule. Note: If you set the virtual server of service port as 80. You can input at most 5 groups of ports (or port section). 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. either TCP. Click the Save button. UDP.The port for outgoing traffic.

The protocol used for Incoming Ports Range. Incoming Protocol . Click the Save button. For example. 1. Click the Disabled All button to make all entries disabled. 2085. 2050-2051. Enter the range of port numbers used by the remote system when it responds to the PC's request. (pop-up Figure 4-33) Enter a port number used by the application when it generates an outgoing request. 3. Click the Add New button. Click the Delete All button to delete all entries Note: . either TCP or UDP. either TCP or UDP. Click the Save button to save the new rule. either TCP. 3010-3030.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Every group of ports must be set apart with ". Modify the information. click the Delete. To add a new rule. or ALL (all protocols supported by the router). Click the Enable All button to make all entries enabled. 2000-2038. To modify or delete an existing entry: 1. 3.43 - . Select the protocol used for Trigger Port from the pull-down list. If you want to delete the entry. 6. UDP. It has the same effect as adding a new rule. Select the Enable checkbox to enable. Figure 4-33 Add or Modify a Triggering Entry There are many popular applications in the Popular Application list. or All. incoming Ports Range boxes and select the Enable checkbox. Select the protocol used for Incoming Ports Range from the pull-down list.". enter the following data on the Port Triggering screen. You can select it. Click the Modify in the entry you want to modify. 7.The status of this entry either Enabled or Disabled. 5. Status . or All. 4. 2. and the application will fill in the Trigger Port. 2.

The trigger connection of other hosts on LAN will be refused.8. As allowing this may present a risk to security. the according opening ports will be closed. UPnP devices can be automatically discovered by the UPnP service application on the LAN. this feature is disabled by default. 4. to access the local host resources or devices as needed. 4. 3) Incoming Port Range cannot overlap each other.8. 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. You can configure UPnP on this page that shown in Figure 4-35: Figure 4-35 UPnP Settings Current UPnP Status . Click the Enable radio button DMZ Enter the local host IP Address in the DMZ Host IP Address field Click the Save button.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. DMZ host forwards all the ports at the same time. 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.UPnP can be enabled or disabled by clicking the Enable or Disable button.44 - .TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide 1) When the trigger connection is released. . the firewall related to the host will not work. 2) Each rule allowed to be used only by one host on LAN synchronously.This table displays the current UPnP information. such as Internet computers. Current UPnP Settings List . 3. Note: After you set the DMZ host.4 UPnP The Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) feature allows the devices. 2.

IP Address Filtering.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide • • • • • • App Description – The description provided by the application in the UPnP request External Port . the port is inactive.Internal port.1 Firewall Using the Firewall page (shown in Figure 4-37). . The default setting for the switch is off. Remote Management and Advanced Security. Internal Port . The detailed explanations for each submenu are provided below. even if IP Address Filtering. Otherwise.9 Security Figure 4-36 The Security menu There are six submenus under the Security menu (shown in Figure 4-36): Firewall. Click any of them. their settings are ineffective. which the router opened for the application.Either Enabled or Disabled. “Enabled” means that port is still active. Protocol . and you will be able to configure the corresponding function. 4. Status . MAC Filtering. which the router opened for local host. Click Refresh to update the Current UPnP Settings List. 4. DNS Filtering and MAC Filtering are enabled. IP Address . you can turn the general firewall switch on or off.The UPnP device that is currently accessing the router.Shows which type of protocol is opened. If the general firewall switch is off.External port. Domain Filtering.9.45 - .

Disabled.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.set MAC Address Filtering is enabled or disabled. 4.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Figure 4-37 Firewall Settings Enable Firewall .the general firewall switch is on or off.set Domain Filtering is enabled or disabled. Enable Domain Filtering . Enable IP Address Filtering .9.46 - . To set up an IP . The IP address filtering is set on this page. Enable MAC Filtering .set IP Address Filtering is enabled or disabled. keep the default setting. You can select the default filtering rules of MAC Address Filtering. There are two default filtering rules of IP Address Filtering. either Allow or Deny accessing the router. either Allow or Deny passing through the router. Figure 4-38: Figure 4-38 IP address Filtering To disable the IP Address Filtering feature.

please follow these instructions: 1. WAN IP Address .1. in dotted-decimal notation format. Action .168. Click the Modify in the entry you want to modify.1705. Keep the field open. WAN Port -Enter a WAN Port or a range of WAN Ports in the field. 2. Keep the field open. 61.238. in dotted-decimal notation format. LAN IP Address . 5. For example.Enter a WAN IP Address or a range of WAN IP Addresses in the field.Select which protocol is to be used. 25 – 110. Modify the information. Protocol .6 – 61. 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. 6. Keep the field open.Enter a LAN Port or a range of LAN ports in the field.238. 4. 7. 1030 . Click the Enable All button to make all entries enabled Click the Disabled All button to make all entries disabled.20 .145.168.Enter a LAN IP Address or a range of LAN IP addresses in the field. Status . and click the Add New… button. click Enable Firewall and Enable IP Address Filtering on the Firewall page.47 - . Click the Save button to save this entry. For example. which point to the range time for the entry to take effect. For example. or All (all protocols supported by the router). LAN Port .Enter a range of time in HHMM format. For example.Select either Allow or Deny through the router. click the Delete.192. 9. 0803 . 3. 8. which means all LAN IP Addresses have been put into the field.1. 2.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Address Filtering entry.47. For example. either TCP. Click the Save button.Select Enabled or Disabled for this entry on the Status pull-down list. which means all WAN Ports have been put into the field.145. Effective Time . UDP. 3. To modify or delete an existing entry: 1. Keep the field open. 192. .30.2000. which means all WAN IP Addresses have been put into the field. If you want to delete the entry. the entry will take effect from 08:03 to 17:05. which means all LAN ports have been put into the field.

168. Click the Next button to the next page and click the Previous button to return to the previous page. Enter the ID number in the first box you want to move and another ID number in second box you want to move to. Figure 4-40 Domain Filtering Before adding a Domain Filtering entry. The page "Add or Modify a Domain Filtering entry" will appear. and then click the Move button to change the entry’s order. To Add a Domain filtering entry.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.8 unable to visit the website of IP Address 202. while other PC(s) have no limit you should specify the following IP address filtering list: 4.9.1.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.168.7 on your local network.1. click the Add New… button. you must ensure that Enable Firewall and Enable Domain Filtering have been selected on the Firewall page. Fore entries are before hind entries.12. and to make the PC with IP Address 192.48 - . For example: If you desire to block E-mail received and sent by the IP Address 192. shown in Figure 4-41: Figure 4-41 Add or Modify a Domain Filtering entry .134.96.

Click the Disabled All button to make all entries disabled. If you want to delete the entry.com and websites with . . 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. www.Select Enabled or Disabled for this entry on the Status pull-down list.cn. 2.9. For example.net.1705. than the entry will take effect from 08:03 to 17:05. 2. Click the Save button to save this entry.xxyy. if you enter: 0803 . Effective Time . . follow these instructions: 1.aabbcc.Enter a range of time in HHMM format specifying the time for the entry to take effect. Click the Save button. Domain Name . 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.cn.4 MAC Filtering Like the IP Address Filtering page. click the Delete. Click the Enabled All button to make all entries enabled.49 - .net in the end on the Internet while no limit for other websites.Type the domain or key word as desired in the field. Modify the information.xxyy. Status . if you want to block the PC(s) on your LAN to access websites www. For example. 3. Click the Modify in the entry you want to modify.com. To modify or delete an existing entry: 1. For example: www. A blank in the domain field means all websites on the Internet.com. you should specify the following Domain filtering list: 4. 4. 3.

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

0. .96. This feature allows you to manage your Router from a remote location.5 Remote Management You can configure the Remote Management function on this page shown in Figure 4-44. To enable this function. first.8:8080. 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 will type your router's WAN IP Address into your browser's Address (in IE) or Location (in Navigator) box. After successfully entering the password. For example. you can change the remote management Web interface to a custom port by entering that number in this box provided. 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.51 - . It means this function is disabled. followed by a colon and the custom port number. enter in your browser: http://202.This is the current address you will use when accessing your router from the Internet. For greater security. Figure 4-44 Remote Management Web Management Port .12. Choose a number between 1024 and 65534. you will be able to access the router's Web-based utility. you can protect the router from being attacked by TCP-SYN Flood. To access the router. Note: Be sure to change the router's default password to a very secure password. but do not use the number of any common service port. via the Internet. 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. The default IP Address is 0.9. You will be asked for the router's password.96.Web browser access normally uses the standard HTTP service port 80.8 and you use port number 8080.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Click the Disabled All button to make all entries disabled. 4. enable the Firewall and MAC Address Filtering on the Firewall page.9. if your Router's WAN address is 202.12. This router’s default remote management Web port number is 80. Remote Management IP Address . UDP Flood and ICMP-Flood from LAN.0. change the default IP Address to another IP Address as desired.0.6 Advanced Security Using Advanced Security page (shown in Figure 4-45). then.

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

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

Figure 4-48 To modify or delete an existing entry: 1.1 Dyndns. www. If you want to delete the entry. DDNS lets you assign a fixed host and domain name to a dynamic Internet IP Address.11 Dynamic DNS The router offers a Dynamic Domain Name System (DDNS) feature.comexe. click the Delete. you need to sign up for DDNS service providers such as www. 2.dyndns.oray. Click the Disabled All button to make all entries disabled. 3. Before using this feature. or other server behind the router.cn. Click the Delete All button to delete all entries 4. the page will appear as shown in Figure 4-49: .54 - .dyndns.net or www. FTP server. Click the Enable All button to make all entries enabled. follow these instructions: 4.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide 4. It is useful when you are hosting your own website. Add or Modify a Static Route Entry Click the Modify in the entry you want to modify.org. Click the Save button to save it.org. Modify the information.11.org DDNS If your selected dynamic DNS Service Provider is www. The Dynamic DNS client service provider will give you a password or key. To set up for DDNS. Click the Save button.

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

4. Type the domain names your dynamic DNS service provider gave. It allows you to set the bandwidth priority for every LAN port (LAN1-4) and wireless communication. 4. Click Logout to logout of the DDNS service. .cn DDNS Settings To set up for DDNS. The port that has the highest priority can get the best bandwidth. Connection Status -The status of the DDNS service connection is displayed here. Type the Password for your DDNS account. shown in Figure 4-52. 3. You can configure the Port QoS on this page.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Figure 4-51 Comexe. Click the Login button to login to the DDNS service.56 - . 2.12 Port QoS Port QoS helps you to use the network resources more reasonable. follow these instructions: 1. Type the User Name for your DDNS account.

The following Port QoS Configuration won't be effective unless it is enabled. UpLoad Bandwidth . the surplus bandwidth will be shared alike by them. the port configuration will be the default value: Upload Quantum is 0. 2.The minimum upload guaranteed bandwidth specified for corresponding port. Enable . Priority .Administer the distribution of surplus bandwidth. You can set the priority for each of them. Upload Quantum . It is the switch of QoS. If you specify the same priority for multi-ports at the same time. 1.The upload bandwidth provided by your ISP. DownLoad Bandwidth .Enable or Disable QoS function. There are five priorities listed in descending order: Highest. the surplus bandwidth would be assigned to the highest priority port.4 and Wireless.2.3. If Disabled.Enable or Disable QoS function for corresponding port.The minimum download guaranteed bandwidth specified for the corresponding port. If there is still surplus bandwidth after the guaranteed bandwidth of all ports have been satisfied. which means four physical LAN port and one wireless interface. The sum of all ports' download quantum must not be larger than Download Bandwidth.The download bandwidth provided by your ISP.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Figure 4-52 Port QoS Settings Enable QoS . Port .57 - . The unitage is 32kbps. The sum of all ports' upload quantum can't be larger than Upload Bandwidth.There are five ports. Download Quantum is 0 and . Download Quantum . 1. 3 and Lowest. The unitage is 32kbps.

4. there are two unitages provided: "kbps" means 1000 bit/sec.000 bit/sec. Reboot.264 video. Firmware. Note: 1. The detailed explanations for each submenu are provided below. For example. In configuring system Bandwidth. Log and Statistics. Wireless configuration is not available at AP Client Router mode. lower priority (take 2 level for example) to port 2 and lowest priority to wireless communication. 4. Be sure to click Save to save the new settings for the router. both the recommendatory upload and download guaranteed bandwidth are 8kbps and the workable quantum is 1. and you will be able to configure the corresponding function. both the recommendatory upload and download guaranteed bandwidth are 64kbps and the workable quantum is 2. we assume that the UpLoad Bandwidth and DownLoad Bandwidth supplied by ISP are 10Mbps respectively.1 Time You can set time manually or get GMT from the Internet for the router on this page (shown in Figure 4-54): . 7.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Priority is "Lowest". 3. For G. If you desire highest priority to port 1.729A VoIP. we strongly recommended that you should choose the lowest priority for wireless to avoid the excessive use of CPU. 5. If you can't get it. "Mbps" means 1000. For H. Click any of them. Password. Backup and Restore. 2. You can ask your ISP or network administrator for the actual value of system upload and download Bandwidth. it is recommended strongly that you set a conservative value to avoid the configure value overstep the actual value. Because a quantum is equal to 32kbps. Factory Defaults.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. the port guaranteed bandwidth that you configure is always multiples of 32kbps.13.58 - . 6. Because the wireless communication will engross good-sized of CPU. you can configure the router as Figure 4-52 shown. 4.

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

Download the latest firmware upgrade file from the TP-LINK website (www.168.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Figure 4-55 Firmware Upgrade New firmware is posted at www. If the router is not experiencing difficulties.13. 3. 2.tp-link.tp-link. Click the Upgrade button. The hardware version of the upgrade file must accord with the current hardware version.1 . follow these instructions: 1. Figure 4-56 Restore Factory Default Click the Restore button to reset all configuration settings to their default values. 4. Note: When you upgrade the router's firmware. To upgrade the router's firmware. unless the new firmware supports a new feature you need. Firmware Version . Hardware Version .1.com). you will lose current configuration settings. there is no need to upgrade firmware. • • • The default User Name: admin The default Password: admin The default IP Address: 192.com and can be downloaded for free.3 Factory Defaults This page (shown in Figure 4-56) allows you to restore the factory default settings for the router.Displays the current hardware version. Note: 1 2 Do not turn off the router or press the Reset button while the firmware is being upgraded. so make sure you backup the router’s settings before you upgrade its firmware. Click Browse to view the folders and select the downloaded file.60 - .Displays the current firmware version. The router will reboot after the Upgrading has been finished.

13. Upgrade the firmware of the router (system will reboot automatically).13.5 Reboot This page (shown in Figure 4-58) allows you to reboot the router. (System will reboot automatically) MAC Clone (system will reboot automatically) DHCP service function.0 Note: Any settings you have saved will be lost when the default settings are restored. The restoration process lasts for 20 seconds and the router will restart automatically.255. 4. 4. To restore the router's configuration. Keep the router on during the restoring process.255. Figure 4-58 Click the Reboot button to reboot the router. . to prevent any damage. Reboot the router Some settings of the router will take effect only after rebooting.61 - . Figure 4-57 Backup & Restore Configuration Click the Backup button to save all configuration settings as a backup file in your local computer.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. Click the Restore button. Web Service Port of the router.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide • The default Subnet Mask: 255. Static address assignment of DHCP server. which include: • • • • • • Change LAN IP Address. Note: The current configuration will be covered with the uploading configuration file. follow these instructions: • • Click the Browse button to select the backup file which you want to restore.

13. Click the Save button when finished. 4.13. 4. Click the Refresh button to refresh the logs. Figure 4-59 Password It is recommended strongly that you change the factory default user name and password of the router. Figure 4-60 System Log The router can keep logs of all traffic. Click the Clear All button to clear all. 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.7 Log This page (shown in Figure 4-60) allows you to query the logs of the router. Note: The new user name and password must not exceed 14 characters in length and must not include any spaces.6 Password This page (shown in Figure 4-59) allows you to change the factory default user name and password of the router. Click the Clear Log button to clear all the logs.62 - . Enter the new Password twice to confirm it.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide • Restore the router's settings to factory default (system will reboot automatically). . You can query the logs to find what happened to the router.

13.63 - .8 Statistics The Statistics page (shown in Figure 4-61) displays the network traffic of each PC in LAN. the function of DoS protection in Security settings will be ineffective. Packets Statistics Interval . . The total amount of the UDP packets transmitted to WAN in the last Packets Statistic interval seconds.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 IP Address displayed with statistics The total amount of packets received and transmitted by the router. Select a value between 5 and 60 seconds in the pull-down list. To enable. click the Enable button. The total amount of the TCP SYN packets transmitted to WAN in the last Packets Statistic interval seconds. The total amount of the ICMP packets transmitted to WAN in the last Packets Statistic interval seconds. The total amount of packets received and transmitted in the last Packets Statistic interval seconds.Enable or Disable. The default value is disabled.Here displays sort as desired Statistics Table: IP Address Packets Total Bytes Packets The total amount of bytes received and transmitted by the router. Sorted Rules . The total amount of bytes received and transmitted in the last Packets Statistic interval seconds.The default value is 10. Figure 4-61 Statistics Current Statistics Status . If disabled. including total traffic and traffic of the last Packets Statistic interval seconds. The Packets Statistic interval indicates the time section of the packets statistic.

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

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

click Add New. MAC Clone I want to use Netmeeting. what do I need to do? 1) 2) 3) If you start Netmeeting as a sponsor. then on the “Add or Modify a Virtual Server” page. you need to configure Virtual Server or DMZ Host. How to configure Virtual Server: Login to the router.66 - .169 for an example. click the “Forwarding” menu on the left of . On the "MAC Clone" page. click the "Clone MAC Address" button and your PC’s MAC address will fill in the "WAN MAC Address" field.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide and then click "MAC Clone" submenu link. If you start as a response. click the “Forwarding” menu on the left of your browser. and click "Virtual Servers" submenu. which is displayed on the “Status” page. and your IP address behind the IP Address.1. On the "Virtual Server" page. 4) How to enable DMZ Host: Login to the router. if your PC’s MAC address is proper MAC address. remember to “Enable” and “Save”. Figure A-4 Virtual Servers A-5 Note: Add or Modify a Virtual server Entry Your opposite side should call your WAN IP. Or else. you don’t need to do anything with the router. Then click the "Save" button. type the MAC Address into the "WAN MAC Address" field. enter “1720” into the blank behind the “Service Port”. It will take effect after rebooting. Figure A-3 3. The format for the MAC Address is XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX.168. assuming 192.

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

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

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

Now you have two ways to configure the TCP/IP protocol below: Setting IP address automatically Select Obtain an IP address automatically. as shown in the Figure below: .70 - .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. Choose Obtain DNS server automatically.

x (x is from 2 to 254). Select Use the following DNS server addresses radio button.1.255.0. and Subnet mask is 255.1.1.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.168.71 - .168.255.168.1) into the Default gateway field. In the Preferred DNS Server field you can type the DNS server IP address. And the following items available If the router's LAN IP address is 192. type IP address is 192.1. which has been provided by your ISP . Type the router’s LAN IP address (the default IP is 192.

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Non-condensing . DHCP. 1-4 FCC. 4.3. PPPoE. NAT. Four 10/100M Auto-Negotiation LAN RJ45 ports supporting Auto MDI/MDIX 10BASE-T: UTP category 3. ICMP. 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. SNTP One 10/100M Auto-Negotiation WAN RJ45 port. 5 cable (maximum 100m) Cabling Type EIA/TIA-568 100Ω STP (maximum 100m) 100BASE-TX: UTP category 5.3u. Operating Humidity 0℃~40℃ (32℉~104℉) 10% .5/3/2/1Mbps Power.11b and 802. WAN.90% RH. WLAN. CE Environmental and Physical Operating Temp. 802.TL-WR543G 54M Wireless AP Client Router User Guide Appendix C: Specifications General Standards Protocols Ports IEEE 802.73 - . SYS. 802.11g TCP/IP.

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

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

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