About TP-Link Archer C9 router
The TP-Link archer is not as flashy as its pyramid-shaped siblings. The design and colour theme are typically smooth-expanse with a white supported and elegant silver-trimmed body. In the zeal of making a unique and elegant router, TP-link has designed various routers with different and attractive shapes and designs. Archer C9 is one of such routers. It is a budget-friendly router also because you don’t require to have an extender if you buy this router. It can deliver up to AC1900 moniker with 1900 Mbps speed on both the bands. It has a USB port with 3.0 port forwarding. You cannot mount this router on the wall, or laid flat. It gives the users rock-solid reliability and easy setup with tplinkwifi.net if you see the price, as compare to other similar routers, it is the best of all. It’s a dual-band gigabit wireless cable router.
How to use my TP-Link Archer C9 router as Access Point Mode?
Follow the below steps to set your TP-Link Archer C9 router as an access point.
- The computer that you have will go into the second LAN port of your TP-Link Archer C9 router. For this connection, you need to take an Ethernet cable. Hook the cable with its tips into the respective LAN ports of the computer and the router.
- Open up the browser that you have on your mobile, computer, tablet, or laptop. Just launch the browser and navigate it to www.tplinkwifi.net or you can use here the IP address of your router, that you can see printed on the back or the bottom of the router.
- After the Login, you will get a login prompt window. The window will ask you to give information about the user name and password of your router. At the username introduce the default username admin, but at the password field enter the password as the default password of your router.
Now you will see the desired tplinkwifi.net login home page. On the home page, you have to go to the following’
- Network>and then LAN from the side menu.
- Then change the LAN IP address of your Archer C9 router.
- The IP address should be the same as the IP of your old router.
- This IP address must be available on the DHCP range of your main router.
Example: If the DHCP range of your main router is 192.168.2.100-192.168.2.199, then the IP address on your Archer C9 router should be set as 192.168.2.X where X is the DHCP range, outside of your main router, such as 192.168.1.1
Now, go to the other options from the menu bar;
Wireless>then Wireless Settings> and then configure the SSID which you can keep the same or a little different from your main router. Now click SAVE. to apply the settings, clicking the save tab is important.
How to secure my Archer C9 router?
- From the same home page of www.tplinkwifi.net go to Wireless>and then go to Wireless Security, and configure the wireless security settings on your mobile.
- The recommended security setting is WPA/WPA2-Personal because it is the most secure option that you can give to your router. Once configured, click Save.
- If you are using a dual-band router, then you have to set these encryptions for the 2.4 GHz band and 5 GHz band.
- Go to DHCP, then DHCP settings. Now you can disable the DHCP server. After disabling the DHCP server, you can SAVE the settings on your mobile.
- After saving the security encryptions, go to System Tools, and from here you have to reboot the router by selecting the reboot option from your device.
- At last, again use an Ethernet cable to connect the main router, Archer C9 to the old router through the LAN ports, anyone which are available.
- All the LAN ports of your TP-Link router will now authorize internet access to all the other wireless devices of your home.
- Now, any of the WIFI device in your home can access the internet through your TP-Link Archer C9 router using the same SSID and password. This is the same credentials that you used to configure the web interface of your router.
In case you want to set your Archer C9 router as a range extender mode, then you have to select the option “Setup as an Extender Mode” and begin the entire setup same as you did to set your router as an “access point mode”. With www.tplinkwifi.net you can set any of the mode to access on your router.