Setup WiFi on the TP-Link Archer C7

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The TP-Link Archer C7 router is considered a wireless router because it offers WiFi connectivity. WiFi, or simply wireless, allows you to connect various devices to your router, such as wireless printers, smart televisions, and WiFi enabled smartphones.

Other TP-Link Archer C7 Guides

This is the wifi guide for the TP-Link Archer C7.We also have the following guides for the same router:

WiFi Terms

Before we get started there is a little bit of background info that you should be familiar with.

Wireless Name

Your wireless network needs to have a name to uniquely identify it from other wireless networks. If you are not sure what this means we have a guide explaining what a wireless name is that you can read for more information.

Wireless Password

An important part of securing your wireless network is choosing a strong password.

Wireless Channel

Picking a WiFi channel is not always a simple task. Be sure to read about WiFi channels before making the choice.

Encryption

You should almost definitely pick WPA2 for your networks encryption. If you are unsure, be sure to read our WEP vs WPA guide first.

Login To The TP-Link Archer C7

To get started configuring the TP-Link Archer C7 WiFi settings you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the TP-Link Archer C7, follow our TP-Link Archer C7 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the TP-Link Archer C7

If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.

router status mac address internet IP
This is the status page from your TP-Link router.

This wireless setup guide starts on the Home page of the TP-Link Archer C7. Click the link in the left sidebar labeled Dual Band Selection.

Change the WiFi Settings on the TP-Link Archer C7

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This is the wifi setup page from your TP-Link router.

The only setting on this page is deciding what bandwidth you wish to transmit on. If you look to the right side of the page you can see the pros and cons to 5GHz. We recommend choosing the option of Only work in 2.4GHz (802.11b/g/n).

Once you have made your choice, hit the Save button. Then back in the left sidebar select the wireless band you chose on the previous page. We will be picking the option of Wireless 2.4GHz. Then select Wireless Settings below that.

wifi wireless
This is the wifi setup page from your TP-Link router.

You should now be on a page like the one seen here. First you need to change the Wireless Network Name or SSID to something you create. This name can be just about anything you like but try and avoid personal information. Learn more about the SSID in this guide.

The other setting you can change on this page is called the Channel. Make sure you are using channels 1,6, or 11. To find out why, read this guide.

Hit the Save button. Then click the option in the left sidebar labeled Wireless Security under the heading of Wireless2.4GHz.

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This is the wifi security page from your TP-Link router.

For the best security select the option of WPA/WPA2-Personal(Recommended).

Then below that in the Version drop-down list pick WPA2. If you are interested in learning why you should pick this option, read this guide.

Go ahead and set the Encryption to AES.

Finally, change the PSK Password. This is the internet password and should be strong. We recommend using at least 14 to 20 characters in this password. For even more strength avoid words and add a variety of symbols, numbers, and capital letters. More ideas and things to avoid can be found in this Password Guide.

No other settings need to be changed. Simply click the Save button and you are finished.

Possible Problems when Changing your WiFi Settings

After making these changes to your router you will almost definitely have to reconnect any previously connected devices. This is usually done at the device itself and not at your computer.

Other TP-Link Archer C7 Info

Don't forget about our other TP-Link Archer C7 info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the TP-Link Archer C7.We also have the following guides for the same router: