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TP-Link TL-WA701ND Access Point configuration problem

Discussion in 'Networking' started by william69, Sep 23, 2011.

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  1. william69

    william69 Thread Starter

    Sep 22, 2011
    Tp-Link supply an IP address to bring up a Dialog Box to allow you to log in and configure this device online, it is But it does not work, when typed into the browser it will not connect to the site and allow configuration of the unit.
    I am trying to configure it as a universal repeater from a wireless network, that I have permission to use, to my laptop to improve reception. (only have 2 bars at present)
    Can this access point be configured be configured any other way, I have an Ethernet cable with it, or is there a way of sorting the problem. TP-Link have no idea. I have now spent 10-15 hrs on the problem.:mad::confused:

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  2. kanfaar


    Aug 18, 2011
    Generally speaking, there's a limited number of ways to access a router's configuration utility. Some will have an access port on the back of the router; but with the typical home-type router, you would utilize the web-browser method. Sometimes this is with a name like 'tp-linkrouterconfig' (or something to that effect), but more often than not it's via a specific IP address as you show above. Some routers will allow configuration through the wireless connection(s), but some specifically require you to be wired directly to the router.

    Either way, you will have to be connected directly through that particular router, not through a different one. (eg - You shouldn't be able to access the TP-Link config utility while you're plugged into the other one across the way, or while accessing through another router's wireless connection)

    Now, if you're trying to:

    Unless you're simply trying to state that you'd use your Web Browser to do so, then there's NO WAY you're going to configure your home router from outside the home network.
  3. TP-LINK


    Sep 19, 2011
    Dear William,
    This is Howard from TP-LINK Support Force.

    For your question, I guess you just connect your PC directly to the LAN port of TL-WA701ND.
    Since the TL-WA701ND won't assign you an IP address, it's impossible to access its management page.
    Please refer to the Troubleshooting part of Quick Installation Guide, assign your PC a fix IP address and then connect directly to the LAN port of TL-WA701ND and access its management page.

    Note, after setting the TL-WA701ND, please change the Ethernet adapter back to "Obtain IP address automatically and Obtain DNS Server address automatically".

    TP-LINK Support Force
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