Top 20 TP-LINK TD-W8901G Router Questions & Answers


Sameer, First thing to do is establishing some facts of this router. Please look at the labels at the bottom of the unit and let me know the firmware version. Something like v1, v2 or v4. Pls look here for the example http://www.tp-link.com/lk/Article/?id=46.

You now have to connect the router to a pc with a network cable, that pc is NOT connected to the internet. For instance with a separate laptop, disable the wifi. The network cable connects the router (one of the LAN connections) to the pc.
Invoke a browser and write in the address line 193.168.1.1 with ID admin and password admin. This should open the service program from the router. Go to Firmware upgrade. And follow the rules. Generally you have to check the latest firmware in the TP-Link site and download that file to your pc. IF you have any questions we are always here to help.
Success, Fred

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try reset your router first , then upgrading

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There is a fairly easy way to block facebook.com
Go and enter your router by writing 192.168.1.1 into a browser address line. It will answer asking for ID and password. Use default admin and admin.

The website to block is 173.252.110.27

Success, Fred

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I think it's in the admin panel, if you select the "Wireless" option (not any of the subcategories) and untick Hide SSID Broadcast.

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If you don't remember your settings, you will have to reset your router to factory default. To do a Hard Reset do this:
While the modem router is powered on, press and hold the reset button on the rear panel (next to the on/off switch) with a pin for 10s, and then release the reset button.
Wait for 2 minutes, try to login to the device (http://192.168.1.1) again by the default username and password (admin/admin);
If you don't have the user guide, you can get it here. This is also the place where you can find firmware updates and advanced troubleshooting information (it's called "V2 - Installation Guide" ...don't ask me why)

Since this is an ADSL modem, make sure you have the information provided by your ISP: Username, Password, VPI, VCI and Connection Type or you will not be able to connect to the internet.

Let me know if you have any questions and

Good luck!

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Your router is out of support, so it won't be easy to upgrade the firmware.
You should log into the router. With its IP address (192.168.1.1) and standard ID (admin) and password (admin). You get there by opening a browser and typing the ip address in the adress URL line. Please check back to me after you succeeded to get this far. Fred

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You can find the entire user manual here.

http://www.tp-link.com/resources/software/201161016042811.pdf

Look at section 4.5.2 on filtering. It will give you all the details you need.

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Reset the device and reconfigure the SSID and Security Key using this procedure:http://www.tp-linkru.com/resources/software/201161016042811.pdf And this: http://www.tp-link.us/products/details/?model=TD-W8901G

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What Linksys router are we talking about?

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Wireless Protocols A wireless router's range is determined by what 802.11 protocol is used, the overall strength of the router itself, and the nature of the obstructions and interference in the area.
The 802.11g protocol supports speeds up to 56Mbps. Its biggest drawback is that this protocol operates on the same band (2.4GHz) as many other devices, such as microwaves and cordless phones. Because of this, in all likelihood your wireless connection will be negatively impacted by interference from other devices.
The 802.11n protocol operates on the 5GHz band and is advertised to support speeds up to 300Mbps. Actual speeds, however, are much less. To take advantage of this protocol, all connected devices must be 802.11n compliant, and you should be aware that the 5GHz band, while allowing for less interference than the 2.4GHz band, will result in reduced signal range.
Wireless Signal Strength and Speed
Signal strength depends on the distance, the number of obstacles, and the type of obstacles your signal encounters. Signal strength stability is affected by physical changes in the environment, such as movement of the computer, people movement, and electrical devices. In fact, I completely lose my signal if I have my laptop in the kitchen when the microwave is running. Troubleshooting your wireless router can be very difficult because there are so many constantly changing variables that affect wireless signal quality. Consider the following to improve your wireless router signal and speed:
Position your router in a better location. Try to locate it in the center of the house. Elevate the router in the room and keep it away from other electronic devices and metal objects. Since cordless phones can adversely affect router performance, position the router as far away from phones as possible. The fewer obstacles in the way, the better chance your computer has of obtaining a quality signal.
Change the Wi-Fi Channel. Signal quality can be adversely affected if too many people use the same channel. See if switching channels makes any difference. You can use channels 1 through 11, but for best performance, use 1, 6, or 11.
Update firmware or drivers. Check your router's web site to ensure the latest firmware has been installed on the router. Also, make sure the latest driver has been installed. I noticed a slight increase in signal strength when I updated my driver.
Replace your antenna. Replacing your antenna with a high gain antenna may improve your signal quality. There was no noticeable improvement when I tried this option.
Replace your adapter. Check to make sure your computer's internal adapter isn't defective. If necessary, you can either replace the internal adapter or purchase an USB adapter, The USB adapter includes an external antenna.
Implement an additional access point or repeater. In theory, additional access points and repeaters will extend the distance of the signal. There are mixed reviews as to how effective these are, but they are worth a try if other options are unsuccessful.
There are several applications designed to monitor your wireless router performance. However, one way to obtain a rough estimate of your router's performance is to hold a laptop near the router. Access the wireless utility software on the laptop and note the readout, which should be excellent or close to 100%. Carry the laptop out of the room, noting any changes in signal strength. If the signal strength drops to poor or a very low percentage signal reading, then the router may be performing properly but obstacles, either structural or electrical, may be interfering with your router's broadcast signal. The results of your evaluations will help you determine if wireless signal quality issues exist in certain locations in your house.
What Worked for Me
There are several possible ways to improve wireless router signal quality in your home. Try the least expensive solutions first. Otherwise, you may be needlessly spending money for equipment that doesn't solve your specific issue. In my particular case, I was able to obtain some slight improvement by updating software and making some system improvements. Ultimately, I was able to get the signal strength and speed I wanted by using two routers on opposite ends of the house. My primary router, which is connected to the modem, is on the first floor. My secondary router is on the second floor and is connected to the primary router by an ethernet cable. This was the best and least expensive solution that provided me with very good coverage inside and outside my house.
*Although Belkin has discontinued the F5D8231-4 model, it is available from some online companies.

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Try to reset your connection ...unplug all the connection and after few minutes again connect it..


If you need any kind of technical assistance you can contact support cell at http://www.vtechsquad.com/

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1. select the MAC you want to remove
2. change status from Static to Auto
3. click SAVE

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CONTINUAL DISCONNECTION OF WIRELESS CONNECTION
There are a few things thatcan cause you to lose wireless connection with your wireless router.1. Weak signal strength,check the signal strength on your wireless card. If it is weak move thewireless router away from brick or concrete walls and if possible locatethe wireless router higher up.2. Have you secured yourwireless router from people near your from unauthorized access? i.e. change thedefault password, setup encryption use WPA2 or WPA, change the default SSID,and turn off SSID broadcast, and for added protection, enable MAC addressfiltering which allows only the MAC address/es of your wireless card/s toconnect to your wireless router.3. You could be gettinginterference from electrical sources such as air conditioners, arc welders,washing machines etc. If so, the power supply to the wireless routers andcomputers etc should be connected to a surge protection power board, betterstill connect your computer equipment to an UPS (Uninterrupted PowerSupply). 4. Check the channels ofthe wireless routers and access points in your area and change the broadcastchannel on your wireless router to an unused channel or one that is currentlyused but has the weakest signal strength. This will minimize interferencewith your wireless router from other wireless routers and accesspoints in your area.

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Here is a support site from TP-Link that tells you 2 options for resetting your options to factory defaults so you can setup your network again.


http://www.tp-link.com/en/article/?id=82

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Turn the modem and router off. Turn the modem on and let it cycle up for about a minute or two, then plug the router in and let it cycle up.

If you turn the system off at night or if a power outage in the house occurs then when things are turned back on both the modem and router starts cycling up. If the router finishes cycling up before the modem, you will have connection problems.

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even though my pc was set to DMZ port 80 was still in use for the web-interface. I've changed the router web admin port to 81 and now it is fine.

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I suggest you use Aobo filter to block website.
http://www.parental-controls-software.net/

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If you are paying for a downlink speed of 384 Kbps you should be getting at lease around 300. First bypass your router - connect your cable/DSL ethernet line directly from the modem to your PC. Go to http://www.auditmypc.com/internet-speed-test.asp run the speed test and see what your download speed is.

If it's less than 300 call your service provider & ask them to check out your line. If they say that you are getting 300 Kbps or more, you have a problem with the ethernet card in your PC. Replace it.

Of course, if your speed is OK when you bypass the router, you have a router problem. Contact the manufacturer or replace it.

If you have any additional questions contact me by clicking on the "Add a comment" link located under your problem description on FixYa. Also, if you believe that this information was helpful to you, please rate my solution using FixYa's "Solution Helpful" rating scale.
Best regards,
Yavacotech

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