How to Install TP-Link Wireless Router to Work With a DSL Modem

tp-link wireless routerWhenever anyone buys a new computer, he/she becomes excited to start working on it. However, it is not a simple process to just take out the PC set out of the packed boxes, switch it on and it is ready for you to operate on it. You need to link all the equipment and set it up. Same way, a home router also needs the similar kind of setting up. You need to connect it to a network and do the hardware settings. Although, it is not a very demanding task, but it is not simple either.

These days the companies are doing their best to make the set up easy and simplified to organize network equipment and their accessories even for the individuals with no technical background. They provide menus with clear instructions on how to put together the hardware and connect it to the network.

Nowadays, while most new routers are marked with color codes, several others have labeled ports, to make it convenient for the user to set them without any hassles. In fact, there are manufacturers who take one step further and offer pre-configured routers, and you just need to set them synchronically with the network with basic directions. In Addition, the configurations of the latest wireless routers in 2017, such as Google Wi-Fi, are an incredibly easy process and provide quick and smooth application based set up.

If you have a cable/fiber modem, it is easy to connect to the net provided by your ISP without much issue. But, in that case, the internet accessibility will be limited to one device or one user only. For internet connectivity amongst other devices, you need to install a TP-Link router and connect it to the Cable/fiber modem.

The internet service provider in your area gives you a static IP address. To connect your PC to a TP-Link router, you have to configure the local IP address of your PC. For this, you can seek information regarding the set up from the “How do I install TP-Link wireless router to link to a Modem for static IP address” manual.

You can also connect to the internet through a modem without any efforts. Using the dynamic IP address, you can access the internet on more than on the device. For this, please take reference from “How do I install TP-Link router to work with an ADSL modem (Dynamic IP)” guidelines.

We will advise you to follow some easy steps to connect to the internet through various simplified instructions in the form of six phases.

Hardware Settings

  1. Turn of all your devices you want to connect such as a computer, modem, and router.
  2. Link the modem to the TP-Link router’s WAN port with the help of an Ethernet cable. Also, connect your PC to the LAN port of the TP-Link router through the Ethernet cable provided.
  3. Switch on the devices in a sequential manner, modem first, followed by the router and then PC.

Phase 1

Once the hardware setup is done, you need to login to the management web page for router through the link provided.

Phase 2

How to configure the WAN link:

When you open the web page provided above, you will see a network option on the left side of the page, click on that. Then click on WAN and modify the WAN Connection Type to PPPoE.

Phase 3

Then you need to add the PPPoE username along with the password given by your Internet service provider.

Phase 4

You can save your settings, by selecting the save option provided in the menu. This will connect you to the web in some time.

Phase 5

After several minutes, see the WAN port on the status web page. Any IP address displayed on it indicates that the connection between your modem and router has been created.

Phase 6

If you do not find any WAN IP address or no internet connectivity, then follow the steps below.

  1. Switch off your DSL modem, followed by the router and computer in a sequential manner. Wait for a few minutes and then switch on the modem.
  2. Give modem sometime to get configured and once the modem is ready, turn on the router and your PC after that. This will establish the connection between your devices and connect you to the internet.


Connecting a router to your devices is not a tedious process. You just need to be careful with the connections and follow the instructions or guidelines provided in the physical or online manual. If you want elaborated information, then please leave a comment or contact us.

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