Setup WiFi on the TP-Link Archer C8

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The TP-Link Archer C8 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 C8 Guides

This is the wifi guide for the TP-Link Archer C8.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 C8

To get started configuring the TP-Link Archer C8 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 C8, follow our TP-Link Archer C8 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the TP-Link Archer C8

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 guide starts on the Home page of the TP-Link Archer C8 router. To change your wireless network settings click Wireless on the left hand side of the page.

Change the WiFi Settings on the TP-Link Archer C8

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

You should be taken to the page shown above.

Start off by setting the Wireless 2.4GHz option to On. We'll only be making changes in this section of the page.

After that you'll need to set a Network Name(SSID). This can be anything you like, however we strongly recommend avoiding the use of any personal information due to security reasons. To learn more visit our Wireless Names Guide.

Beneath that is the Password. This can be whatever you want it to be, however keep in mind that a strong password contains no personal information and is 14-20 characters in length. For more help take a look at our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

That's it for this page. Just be sure to click Save before moving on.

Now click the tab labeled Advanced near the top of the page. From there click Wireless 2.4Ghz in the left hand sidebar and then Wireless Security beneath that.

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

This brings you to a new page.

Select the radio button marked WPA/WPA2 - Personal(Recommended).

Set the Version to WPA2-PSK. This will provide you with the best security. Why? Check out our WEP vs. WPA Guide to learn more.

Now set the Encryption to AES.

Finally you'll set a Wireless Password. This can be whatever you want it to be. However bear in mind that a strong password is made up of 14-20 characters and includes no personal information. For more help take a look through our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

Congratulations! You're done. Just don't forget to save your changes before closing the page.

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 C8 Info

Don't forget about our other TP-Link Archer C8 info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the TP-Link Archer C8.We also have the following guides for the same router: