Before proceeding to write the instructions, I’ll pay attention to a question that worries probably very many who have thought about installing a Wi-Fi router. This is about the harmfulness of Wi-Fi, about this I wrote an article, you can read here. And one more thing, you ask (yes what to ask there, if you are reading this article, you probably already bought a router) why did I choose the TP-Link TL-WR841N router? According to my observations, this is the best option for such a price, I gave 300 UAH for it. (1200 rubles). This is not an expensive router that can provide a full Wi-Fi network for the home.
Connecting TP-Link TL-WR841N
1. You brought the router home or to the office, it doesn’t matter, open the box and find a lot of pieces of paper, the disk on which contains instructions and a wizard for setting up the router. Also, the router itself is of course included, if not, then you were deceived :), a network cable for connecting it to the computer and a power supply, like everything.
2. Connect the router to the computer. Everything is very simple here. We put the router near the computer, just the cable in the kit is not very long, if necessary, you can compress more cable (you can even do it yourself, in more detail here). This can be done in almost any computer store.
We connect power to the router and plug it into a power outlet. Then we connect the Internet cable to the blue WAN socket. The TP-Link TL-WR841N router has 4 LAN ports, which means that you can connect 4 computers via a network cable. We connect the computer to the router using the cable that comes with the kit. Here are the pictures:
Let’s quickly go through the buttons and connectors:
On / Off button. Power cable. WAN connector, for connecting to the Internet. LAN connector for connecting the router to the computer via a network cable. Button for resetting the router.
That’s all, our router is connected. Let’s move on to setting up now.
Configuring TP-Link TL-WR841N Router
To configure the router, open any browser, and in the address bar we write 192.168.0.1, usually 192.168.1.1 passes, but I managed to get access to the settings only through 192.168.0.1. Only after setting up the firmware update do I get access to the settings by 192.168.1.1.