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ADSL ROUTER SETUP

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TP-Link ADSL2+ Wireless Router

WHAT TO DO TO SET UP AN ADSL WIRELESS ROUTER

Here is a guide for setting up a TP-Link ADSL2+ Wireless Router for Australian operation in the East Coast time zone. Most other ADSL routers are set up in the same way, so this guide will assist. Refer to your router's default IP address to access its setup menu and use your ISP's settings for your account.

INSTALLATION
VERY IMPORTANT - It is vital to change the default router access password before connecting to the Internet.
QUICK SETUP SETTINGS
Refer to the settings that your ISP provided and use them.
WIRELESS - BASIC SETTINGS
VERY IMPORTANT - Use these settings for higher security.
WIRELESS - SECURITY SETTINGS
VERY IMPORTANT - Always encrypt your wireless connection.
These security settings are for WPA2-PSK mode. Select the security settings you prefer, but avoid using WEP encryption, as it is very easy to crack with many password crackers available on the Internet.
MANAGEMENT - TIME SETTINGS
This is not required but is useful to set.
MANAGEMENT - ACCESS CONTROL - SERVICES SETTINGS
VERY IMPORTANT - Unless it is required by your ISP, do not allow ICMP ping.
MANAGEMENT - ACCESS CONTROL - PASSWORD SETTINGS
VERY IMPORTANT - change the default password immediately.
MANAGEMENT - SETTINGS - BACKUP
If the ADSL router loses its settings, the setup can be immediately restored if a backup file is created. Note where this backup file is located on your computer.