Using TP-LINK Wireless ADSL2+ Router As Relay Unit?
Jan 10, 2012
I use a wired network connection to my neighbours Vodafone Modem (We share his monthly cost). I also have a TP-LINK 54M Wireless ADSL2+ Router from a previous broadband contract with a landline phone company. Is it possible to reset and configure the TP-LINK Router to act as a relay unit, connected to the network cable, so I can then use my laptop elsewhere in the house?
I'm looking to replace a broken Linksys 8-port router that was connected to a D-Link Wi-Fi unit. I'm not sure what hardware to go with for use in a house ~2000 sq. ft. I'll be using an Xbox (currently hardwired), Wii (wifi equipped), iPad, PC laptop along with a desk top PC (currently hardwired) sometimes simultaneously.
Region : UnitedStates Model : TD-W8961ND Hardware Version : V2 Firmware Version : ISP : ATT
I want to add more users to my home network and I couldn't, at this moment I only can connect 8 devices (12 devices at least) when I try to connect the next one its impossible, but if I take off one of the connected devices then the router allows to connect the new one.How can I connect more than 8 devices to my router ? (wireless)Also, is there any limits with Wireless MAC Address Filter ? because I can't add more than 8 MAC addresses in my old router I could do that.
Region : India Model : TD-W8968 Hardware Version : V1 Firmware Version : 0.6.0 1.1 v0005.0 Build 120926 Rel.27100n ISP : BSNL
I Bought thisTD-W8968 a month back.. It was working alright till a few days back. From the past 3days i'm experiencing internet light and DSL light going off...The DSL light is not constant even for 5min...When the DSL light comes up, the internet light takes almost 5min to comeup or before internet light come up the DSL light goes off.There wasn't problem with my old UT star modem..I already checked,its running fine without disconnection..When i replace it with TD-W8968 router ,the problem continues.. When my internet connection was good...The SNR margin was like 25 for upstream and 31 for downstream...After 2 days it went mad. here are the images shows about current reading..Fluctuates between 0.2 - 100 upstream and 2-35 for downstream
Region : India Model : TD-W8101G Hardware Version : V3 Firmware Version : 3.0.0 Build 110119 Rel.26016 ISP : BSNL
Recently my wireless router has started disconnecting again and again...Whenever I connect it to my desktop and laptop (sometimes iphone), it disconnects in between which causes a lot of delay .The work which could be completed in minutes takes hours. Here is my current system log from the router : code...
Region : UnitedKingdom Model : TD-W8960N Hardware Version : V4 Firmware Version : ISP : Be Internet
I have a router supplied by my ISP which is effectively locked down, the wireless on that router give me a massive 35 Mbps (yes i know... awesome) so I wanted to get something that would allow me to stream movies wirelessly in the house. The setup I had before was Thompson DSL router downstairs (ISP router) running the DSL connection and Wireless, a TP-Link 200Mbps Power over Ethernet connecting upstairs to a Netgear ADSL Wireless router (somewhat flaky device). This router had DHCP disabled and a static IP address, I had configured wireless with the same SSID, password and channel as the ISP router and they were all happy and everything was working (most of the time except when the netgear would crash or the 35MB wifi was too slow to achieve what I wanted).
What I would like to do is this... ISP router downstairs with wifi disabled so it just handles DHCP and DSL connection, router upstairs (New TP-Link) running new WiFi, DHCP disabled (static IP address for Router) but connected to router downstairs through TP-Link Power over Ethernet.
I was hoping it was as simple as the Netgear router where disabling DHCP was enough for it to see the other router and just work but it isn't doing that
I can ping the ISP router but cannot get to the internet,
Region : UnitedKingdom Model : TD-W8961ND Hardware Version : Not Clear Firmware Version : V.3 ISP : ADSL24
Using windows 7 and 8 on different machines I am unable access my routers web based set up.
I enter the usual "admin" and password in the login box. 3 goes and then get error message. or hangs on waiting.(connected to the router with Ethernet Cable). Could this be a windows based problem. I think it was ok on XP but that is gone now. Router is working fine but I just cant access it to alter any settings.
My 2 other spare routers which are not TP-link also have the same problem.
Region : UnitedKingdom Model : TD-W8961ND Hardware Version : V3 Firmware Version : 3.0.0 Build 120524 Rel.05221
I have just bought this ADSL router. Of course, the first thing I did was upgrade the firmware, or so I thought.It seems that the firmware on the TP website is older than the one which was pre-installed onto the router.Website Firmware: 3.0.0 Build 120524 Rel.05221 ------------- i.e. 24.May.2012 Release 05221.Pre-loaded Firmware on router: 3.0.0 Build 120808 Rel.28888 -------------- i.e. 8.August.2012 Release 28888.I have foolishly uploaded the older firmware to the router from the website. I wanted to see what version number showed in the Router's Firmware page so I did a ROM backup, thinking I could always reload the "current" firmware. As it turns out, the ROM file is just the user settings backup.
It is sad that TP-Link doesn't provide change logs. Where to find later firmwares, or even what the change to the firmware was?And when we can expect a new firmware to be uploaded to the website?
Region : Malaysia Model : TD-W8968 Hardware Version : V1 Firmware Version : 0.6.0 1.1 v0005.0 Build 120926 Rel.27100n ISP : TM
I am having difficulty setting up the W8968 to replace the router given by TM for the Unifi connection.I tried updating the firmware of the modem router and used quick setup to configure the device as a wireless router using PPPoE, but still couldn't connect to the internet using the WAN port.I noticed there was a guide for TD-W8960N to set up TM Unifi but the web interface is too different from the W8968 interface.
Region : UnitedStates Model : TD-W8960N Hardware Version : V3 Firmware Version : ISP :
My Toshiba laptop can't get connected to the wireless ADSL modem router TD-W8960N. I have 4 different laptops and one desktop, all connected to the router very well, only the Toshiba cannot get on Internet. I can connect to the wireless network on the laptop, but it shows limited access.
Region : Australia Model : TD-W8950ND Hardware Version : V1 Firmware Version : 1.2.9 build 110212 Rel.22296n
I made some changes on my wireless modem router to stop dhcp and dns provided by my device. A server is now doing it, but at the same time I appear to have connection issues where I didn't before. In an attempt to resolve the issues I looked at the System Log and a number of things were coming up that concerned me. These are as follows:
-user: tr69c: Unable to retrieve attributes in scratch PAD
-user: Stored Parameter Attribute data is corrupt or missing
Additionally I'm getting a lot of kernel: Intrusion alerts which I can't determine how serious they are. Where to start tracking down these issues (if they even warrant investigation).
Region : Portugal Model : TD-W8970 Hardware Version : V1 Firmware Version : ISP :
Two week ago I bought the TD-W8970 ADSL router model. Im using a canon pixma IP4700 printer connected to the router USB print server port and everything is working without any issues if I just look to the router functionalities.
However since that Ive installed TP-LINK USB Printer Controller, my both computers (desktop with windows 7 and laptop with windows 8) are getting very often some BSOD.
I was editing all files automatically generated by windows on this cases and if seems that the cause of this issue is the file TplinkUDSMBus.sys (installed by USB Printer Controller).
To check the impact of this, Ive uninstalled the TP-LINK USB Printer Controller software from my laptop and I dont have any BSOD since 5 days ago. In the desktop Im still have the same issue.
The router print server is a nice functionality and I really want to use it.
Region : UnitedKingdom Model : TD-W8968 Hardware Version : V1 Firmware Version : latest ISP : french orange
I am trying to set up port forwarding on this router but it seems I need to use virtual servers but in all the guides there is a menu for this under the advance settings nat menu.I do not have that option, I have downloaded the latest firmware but still nothing.
I want to set up a DLNA server (asus MB) to stream TV to my Sony Bravia (N based wifi) unit. I have a dir-655 (wonderful router) and am wondering if it will work to pass DLNA signals thru. It is hardware version A4 and firmware version 1.21... Will I need to upgrade the firmware? Can I get an HD signal?
I want absolute max throughput possible to be achieved in all focal points. We're all in internet related industries. Between gaming and web-development latency and throughput are major factors for us.
1) Garage (office). downstairs
2) Each bedroom x4. upstairs
3) Living room. downstairs
The fastest line we can get is Comcast 50mbdown/5up (Wideband).
I am looking for the best way to achieve wireless and wired performance for our setup.
Our gaming computers may be in our bedroom, and we also may bring it down to the office every now and then for LAN sessions. Most wireless will be happening downstairs with our laptops, but since we may do LAN sessions then hard wired latency may be important there too.
I dont know if placing one D-link DGL 4500 on the top floor would be enough; which I currently own. url...As far as I'm aware wireless signals transfer best top down. Would this wireless router be enough on top floor and that's it?
Region : Australia Model : TD-W8970 Hardware Version : V1 Firmware Version : ISP :
Im having issues setting up port forwarding with my Synology NAS.
My house is all connected via network cable, going to a main 24-port switch, which is connected to a Modem/Router (TP-LINK in this case). I can access the NAS from anywhere on my home network, send and receive is fine. I previously used a Billion modem/router in the same config and it all worked fine.
The problem is that when going through the Synology setup, it fails to see the tp-link. So therefore I cannot run its port forwarding program to setup all my ports. Which in turn the NAS can't access the internet. I have started going through the port-forward setting on the router interface, and manually entered the ports - i realized that I'm limited to the number of ports i'm allowed to open! I have also run a port testing program, some are successfully opened the others are not.
Is there some button i need to check or switch on the modem?
For a while now I've been thinking of setting up a (hopefully) secure remote access from a location outside of my local network. Since I'm going to be away from where I usually live for about six months due to the location of my Course that I'm going to study, I want to be able to remotely access the router if something were to happen. Up until this point, I've been doing the management through a Teamviewer 6/7 remote access with my home computer and connecting from the inside IP address (Example: 192.168.1.1), but it's going to be taken away so I wouldn't be able to do that this year. Is it possible to set up a secure telnet on a Linksys E3000 Wireless Unit that way I can control it through Command Prompt, or would I have to set up Remote Management Access to use the unit outside the network through programs like Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox?
Region : Italy Model : TD-W8970 Hardware Version : V1 Firmware Version : TD-W8970_V1_130201
I just bought online a brand new TD-W8970 modem/router but I'm in trouble with getting ADSL working.I set up a PPPoE connection with the settings from my ISP but the ADSL Led on the device is solid OFF and in the Admin section it says DSL Status: Not Connected.
Region : UnitedKingdom Model : TD-W8970 Hardware Version : V1 Firmware Version : ISP : Virgin
I've just replaced my aging ZyXel Wireless Router with a TD-W8970 which connects to the internet with no problems whatsoever. However, I have an ethernet connected Western Digital MyBookLive NAS which is happily allocated an IP addess but does not show up on my network on my PC (Windows Vista - fully patched). A usb connected pen drive and exactly the same. Am I missing something blindingly obvious? On the ZyXel the NAS worked with no problems whatsoever.
The problem with the NAS was my internet security Bitdefender. For some reason, on installing the TP-W8970, it switched my firewall status to public from home/office. Corrected that and the NAS can now be seen over the network. This does not fix the USB attached pen drive not being seen problem though.
Region : UnitedKingdom Model : TD-W8960N Hardware Version : V3 Firmware Version : 1.4.0 Build 111130 Rel.55990n ISP : BT Broadband
Just got myself a new Modem/Router (TD-W8960N), and it wasn't until I had it all up and running that I realised it didn't have USB port on the back.Anyways, I was wondering how I could go about fixing this? I stumbled upon this (TP-Link TD-8817) on Amazon and wasn't sure if I could attach this to it in bridged mode or something. This has the USB socket I need. If this was all I needed, how do they connect together? I have a BT connection btw.Also, I have a Justop Android 4.0 TV Box (media player). Would this be able to see the HDD for streaming movies.
Region : Others Model : TD-W8901G Hardware Version : V6 Firmware Version : ISP :
problem with filtering
Region : Syria Model : TD-W8901G ver 6.0 54Mbps wireless G ADSL2+:
I used the url filter utility inside the router program. I put some url for example www.google.com, I wanted to try the filtering cababilty, Later I deleted all these adresses , but unfortunatley it keeps telling me the following message: "The system returned: (110) Connection timed out The remote host or network may be down. Your cache administrator is webmaster@proxy1."
I purchased a WRT150N in early Dec 07. I had a number of problems with the unit disconnecting from wired and wireless connections erratically anywhere from 1/2 hr to 10 hrs. of operation. Troubleshoot thru Linksys chat. Ended up replacing router. Now I am having the same problem with replacement router. I've updated my windows XP, SP2, updated Ethernet driver and manually reconfigured router per Linksys advise. Wife and my laptops have N adapters, primary PC is wired in. It seems to disconnect all connections at same time, totally random. The only way to reconnect is to power down router for a few seconds and then power up.
Region : Spain Model : TD-W8961ND Hardware Version : V3 Firmware Version : 3.0.0 Build 120524 Rel.05221 ISP : linksys1.jpg I have wifi at home this link installed. 192.168.1.1 is a TD-W8961ND 192.168.1.4 is a linksys wrtt54gl
And I have two problems.
1) I can not see any desktops in my local net, and with old router I could see all, for example (diskstation, dm800, etc...) In my macbook air I can not see my NAS Synology and with old router I do.
2) All PCs that are conected to 192.168.1.4 have not IP. and DHCP in TD-W8961ND is activated.