TP-Link 300Mbps Wireless :: TL-WR1043ND WAN Connection Seems To Be Dropping
Dec 5, 2012
Region : Argentina
Model : TL-WR1043ND
Hardware Version : v1
Region : Canada
I have a T L-WR1043ND v1.9 with the latest factory firmware that I recently purchased. Ran fine for a couple of weeks. Now my WAN connection seems to be dropping. I get an IP and DNS from the ISP but I cannot ping anything (google etc...) past the router. I have to hit the detect button or release and renew the IP in order to gain access. Then after a few hours or a day the issue reoccurs.
Region : Canada Model : TL-WR1043ND Hardware Version : V1 Firmware Version : 3.13.12 Build 120405 Rel.33996n ISP : Bell
I'm having to reboot what is now my 2nd router every 1-2 days in order for all connections to resume working. My 2nd router was working great since Saturday afternoon, and just now I needed to reboot in order for my laptop to connect to the network.Now that it seems pretty clear the router in general isn't faulty, I suspected that the issue was IP lease related, so I was looking at DHCP settings and changed the lease time to 2880 (max setting), from 120 (default). However, this should only prolong how often i'll need to reboot the router. So, what is it that's causing my devices to disconnect or not being able to connect to the router for a prolonged period of time?
Region : Austria Model : TL-WR1043ND Hardware Version : V1 Firmware Version : 3.13.4 Build 110429 Rel.36959n ISP : TPG
I've got a problem with the wireless dropping out randomly. It may take a week before it stops or a couple of hours. I originally thought my microwave oven was swamping the signal when we used it so I relocated the router much further away but this hasn't changed anything. I can still log in to the router from a computer on the wired ports and reboot the router. It also thinks the wireless is working but everything looses connection to it. We have 3 laptops and 4 phones that use the wireless and they all cannot connect when it goes down. This is only a new device - less than 6 months?
Region : UnitedStates Model : TL-WR1043ND Hardware Version : V1 Firmware Version : 3.13.12 Build 120405 Rel.33996n ISP : AT&T
Every 5 to 7 days my router loses connection with WAN (ISP modem) but connection over LAN is fine. It seems that 1043ND tries to connect to DSL modem from AT&T by username and password (that does not exists) instead of doing Dynamic IP. I understand that AT&T modem is of type of PPPoE but there is not a password or user id and connection must be dynamic. Page 192.168.0.1/logininfo of modem complains that I was trying to login with incorrect user id password. Every time I have to
1- connect the modem directly to my computer so the modem resets.
2- I have to reset 1043ND to factory default, reboot, and connect cables back how they were, Then go to WAN page do a release and renew to get connected to WAN again.
Region : Germany Model : TL-WR1043ND Hardware Version : V1 Firmware Version : 121127
is it possible to use the Print Server on the TL-WR1043ND without installing the "Printer Controller Utility"? I have a HP LaserJet 1022 (in compatiblity list) connected which is recognized by the TL-WR1043ND. I want to connect the printer manually to my Windows PC using standard tcp/ip port, but I can't get it working. I tried RAW with Port 9100 and LPR with lp1. What are the right settings??
I've recently bought a TL-WR1043ND & i'm trying to connect my Sky+ box to the Internet. When I connect the box directly to my broadband router all works OK. When I connect via an Ethernet connection on my TP-Link router - it get's an IP address from the router but it will not connect to the internet.
Region : Argentina Model : TL-WR1043ND Hardware Version : V1 Firmware Version : ISP :
Region : Netherlands Model : TL-WR941ND Hardware Version : V3 Firmware Version : 3.13.9 Build 120201 Rel.54965n ISP : Ziggo
I currently have a issue with my TP-link WR941N.When I first connected the router I had a good internet speeds of about 70 mbps. My max provided by the ISP is 120Mbps but 70 was acceptable for me. Recently however the connection is terrible. I regularly have a speeds of 6Mbps via the router, When i directly to the modem via kabel I get a speed of 120Mbps. Therefore I ruled out that the connectivity problem is due to my ISP.
Region : Netherlands Model : TL-WR1043ND Hardware Version : v1 Firmware Version : V1_120405 ISP : UPC
After buying and installing i get no wlan/wifi connection.I do have internet by ethernet, the laptops and ipad sees the wlan/wifi but get no connection? Resetting re-installing manualy or with the wizard doesn't work.
Region : Belgium Model : TL-WR1043ND Hardware Version : V1 Firmware Version : 3.13.12 Build 120405 Rel.33996n ISP : Telenet
I've just bought a TP-Link TL_WR1043ND and when I was configuring the wireless settings first I had a +- 40Mbps connection,a little later the connection dropped to 4Mbps and was constantly dropping the speed.Sometimes it went to 15Mbps and then it drops back to 4Mbps.Right now its only 1Mbps.
Wireless channel: 11 Mode: 11bgn mixed Channel width: Auto Max tx rate: 300Mbps Wireless router radio and SSID broadcasting enabled
Region : Russia Model : TL-WR1043ND Hardware Version : v1 Firmware Version : ISP :
Region : Russia Model : TL-WR1043ND Hardware Version : v1 Firmware Version : wr1043nv1_ru_3_13_10_up(120614) ISP : netbynet
Connection to a router on a cable speed of dowstream-50MBit/s, upstream-3Kbit(!) wifi-dowstream-50MBit/s, upstream-3KbitA cable directly in the personal computer to 70 Mbps there and back.Measured speedtest.net, and as [URL] The matter is that even elementary with an investment it is impossible to send mail - I am connected by different devices-2 of the laptop and 2 smartphones - the same. Technical support of provider already talk sense only in a router. Insertions updated, changed - the same( Firewalls are disconnected, any more don't know what to do and where proceeding speed and all digs-is killed. Russian forum TP-Link is idle.
Region : Argentina Model : TL-WR1043ND Hardware Version : V1 Firmware Version : 3.13.12
I just got one of these to replace my old wrt54g. Seems to me a lot of people are flashing theirs with dd-wrt or openwrt. I was wondering why exactly. Unlike the old wrt54g, the tp-link stock firmware supports a lot of features in my view, especially the so wanted QOS. Do the CFW give the wr1043nd more stability or maybe better performance? Or is it about features? What features a CFW would add to the stock fw?
Region : UnitedKingdom Model : TL-WR1043ND Hardware Version : v1 Firmware Version : ISP :
My house has thick internal walls, so WiFi does not propagate easily. I am fortunate to have FTTP. Therefore I have the following setup: At one end of the house there is a Genexis HRG1000 Fibre Optic Modem / Router with WiFi and 4 ethernet ports. One of its ethernet ports links to a Devolo 200Mb homeplug and there is a matching homeplug at the other end of the house which is linked to a WR1043ND. We have tried two configurations each with various settings. If we link into the WAN port it creates a separate network which cannot be seen from the fibre modem end (since the 196.168.1.n addresses are non-routing) and although this works, we cannot stream / transfer files from the PC (connected to the fibre modem by ethernet) to the smart TV connected to the WR1043ND. The TV can "see" the internet and things like iPlayer work. Various other gadgets can connect either by ethernet or WiFi and get successful internet access. Alternatively If we link into one of the LAN ports, AND disable both the DNS service and the DHCP server in the WR1043ND it all appears as one network, but although it is disabled, all the gadgets and computers try to use the DNS in the WR1043ND rather than that in the fibre modem and consequently there is no internet connectivity. We have tried several combinations of fixed and dynamic IP addresses, rebooting the WR1043ND and the PC etc. but nothing seems to work. What does work is giving both WiFi routers the same SID and password so that moving from one part of the house to another with, say, a smart phone transfers what connectivity there is seamlessly.
Region : Germany Model : TL-WR1043ND Hardware Version : V1 Firmware Version : ISP :
my new TL-WR1043ND. I've just installed the usb print driver for my HP PSC 2355 and it works fine for the PCs.Currently i'm wondering if i have any chance to also print using my iDevices (iPhone & iPad) in an AirPrint like way? The devices are connected via WiFi.
Region : UnitedKingdom Model : TL-WR1043ND Hardware Version : V1 Firmware Version : 1.4.0 Build 111130 Rel.55990n ISP : Titanadsl
My router is a TD W8960N v3 which isn't listed here.I've connected a Synology 110j to the router and need to sort out the port forwarding which I'm not much good at. I am finding the TP Link documentation. I did find the page on DMZ but I don't know what that is.
Region : Argentina Model : TL-WR1043ND Hardware Version : V1
I own a TL-WR1043ND. Until recently it has been working like clock work but after a power cut it seems to have lost its settings. Currently there is a WiFi network: both my iMac and my MacBook Pro manage to create a network between them and i can access / transfer files from one to the other without any problems what so ever. My Gmail app on my iPhone also updates emails on this same network. But when i try to browse the web on both Safari or Firefox or check my email on Mail (OSX email client) I am not being allowed to do so. Its as though there is not internet connection. The same thing is happening to my wife when she is using her Nexus 7.
Unfortunately i have lost my DVD with the setup files and I am there for not managing to access the settings of the router. I have tried searching the web to find the downloadable software but it turns out the only ones that i found are for Windows only.The only way to access the web and update my emails etc is when i connect to the modem via Ethernet cable.
Region : UnitedStates Model : TL-WR1043ND Hardware Version : V1 ISP : Comcast
I'm sort of used to everything failing every 2 days when a new device shows up due to the DHCP timeout issue that I've posted a workaround to. However, after rebooting everything, NOTHING worked. At all.I could get to the Admin page too.The DHCP address to my Comcast modem was 0.0.0.0 etc.The TP-Link "Detect" feature started saying Comcast was issuing me a "Static IP" instead of "Dynamic".Now, I can get an address from the Modem to my PC.So I cloned the PC's MAC ID.If I reboot the TP-Link 5 or 6 times, it might pick up the Comcast IP once, but no routing happens to the internet.I did try putting the static IP address into the TP-Link to see if I could fake it into getting online temporarily, but no.
And... after hours of troubleshooting last night, the router will not hand out DHCP addressed to any LAN equipment any longer either.Even, if I plugged in my laptop (which worked on the Comcast modem), the IP address it received from the TP-Link was the Comcast Public IP!Not a NATed / DHCP IP address! so I Factory Reset the TP-Link via the Admin page AND via a paper clip at least 4x.There were also no thunderstorms. Both the router and the modem are on a UPS / surge protector.The house is not (usually) haunted.I did try the new Beta firmware but that didn't fix anything.I also "upgraded" to DD-WRT.
Region : UnitedStates Model : TL-WR1043ND Hardware Version : V1 Firmware Version : 3.13.12 Build 121210 Rel.73912n (Beta) ISP :
I have tried to go through the tech support email but no dice. My router disconnects every two days. The sys light will stay solid and require a reboot and my computer connected to the router will be unaffected . I have a 30mb connection with only 2-3 wireless clients on at the same time as the wired. The response I got from tech support email after waiting almost a week without a response was :
Because there's not much we can do to fix the problem right now and TL-WR1042ND is more competent for your network, I suggest you to change for it.
If you still don't wanna change for TL-WR1042ND, change for a new TL-WR1043ND to have a try."
This is answer I get after already asking once why they want me to downgrade for a different router . What exactly the TL-WR1042ND is going to do for me that the one I have won't,but I cannot get a answer.I have no idea what they mean by "competent ", I don't believe my network is anything special and see no reason why the problem would be fixed by downgrading . This is the second router since December I have had and really dont feel like paying another 15$ shipping back to newegg for a refund.
Region : UnitedKingdom Model : TL-WR1043ND Hardware Version : V1 Firmware Version : 3.13.12 Build 120405 Rel.33996n ISP : Plusnet
I'm on a fibre connection from Plusnet and bought the TL-WR1043ND because of the advertised ability to use PPTP VPN to connect to my work server (the supplied Plusnet router doesn't allow it and is locked down).However, I cannot connect via PPTP VPN on this TL router either. I know my VPN settings are correct and I have had a brief search and found others have this problem, but short of installing third party firmware on the router, how to get this router running my PPTP VPN?
Region : UnitedStates Model : TL-WR1043ND Hardware Version : Not Clear Firmware Version : ? ISP : Guadalupe Valley Telephone Company (TX)
I am a bit of a noobie and am considering buying a TL-WR1043ND router/access point, but I have read that this router will not connect directly to my ISP over DSL.I have fiber optic to my home from a local telephone company. Whether it will or will not act as the gateway to the Internet. If not, does it connect to another router that acts as a gateway to the Internet? Or what?Secondly, do you recommend this model which, considering features, appears to be good value at arount $50, but would like to know what others think about it.
Region : Sweden Model : TL-WR1043ND Hardware Version : v1 Firmware Version : TL-WR1043ND_V1_120405_ ISP : Tele2 (fiber)
I recently bought your router and I am trying to install it.The problem that I get is that when the router tries to get the dynamic IP from my provider, it gets nothing.I have typed in the DNS servers but no go. Without the router, my uplink works fine. The provider does not lock onto a specific MAC adress.
Region : UnitedStates Model : TL-WR1043ND Hardware Version : V1 Firmware Version : 3.13.12 Build 120405 Rel.33996n ISP : Comcast
Why am I unable to "disable" the UPnP in my TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND wireless router? When I click on the "disable" button nothing changes. I click on the "disable" button that then click of "refresh" and it still doesn't change to disabled.
Region : UnitedStates Model : TL-WR1043ND Hardware Version : V1 Firmwar Version : ISP : AT&T
I recently got a new modem from AT&T. I hooked it up and everything worked fine for a few days. Last night some friends came over with their wireless devices (iphone, ipad) and after a while, the internet got really slow. Then it was unresponsive but it said that we were still connected to the network. So I decided to restart the router. Once it was finished rebooting, we were not even able to connect to the network at all. Even on my computer downstairs I was not able to connect wirelessly. I am connected via ethernet from the router right now on my computer upstairs and that is working fine. I have tried rebooting the router to factory settings, unplugging the modem, rebooting the modem, unplugging the modem, changing the router settings, pretty much every practical solution for simple connectivity issues.
Region : Sweden Model : TL-WR1043ND Hardware Version : Not Clear Firmware Version : ISP :
Have just bought this new router and it works faultlessly on all laptops and mobile phones in the house except for a laptop running Vista, the TCP IP properties look all right, it asks for a username and password ( only if connected by an ethernet cable, otherwise it cant access a network) but they are not accepted, the same username password was accepted for al the other computers
Region : Argentina Model : TL-WR1043ND Hardware Version : V1 Firmware Version : ISP :
I've been using this router for almost 2 years and it has been excellent but since 2 weeks ago it has stopped recognizing anything connected to the LAN port 1 and the WAN port, so it becomes useless as a router because I cannot connect a cable modem. The cable modem was tested successfully with a direct connection to a computer but it doesn't work with the router, and also ANYTHING you connect to these ports on the router is not detected, the lights do not turn on.