Setup WiFi on the TP-Link TD-W8151N

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The TP-Link TD-W8151N 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 TD-W8151N Guides

This is the wifi guide for the TP-Link TD-W8151N.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 TD-W8151N

To get started configuring the TP-Link TD-W8151N 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 TD-W8151N, follow our TP-Link TD-W8151N Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the TP-Link TD-W8151N

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

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

After logging into the TP-Link TD-W8151N router you should be taken to the Home page. Start off by clicking Interface Setup near the top of the page and then Wireless just beneath that.

Change the WiFi Settings on the TP-Link TD-W8151N

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

You should be taken the page shown above.

First make sure that the Channel is set to either 1, 6, or 11. Want to know why these are the best options? Read our WiFi Channels Guide to find out.

After that make sure that the Use WPS option is set to No. Why? Take a look at our What is WPS Guide to learn more.

Next you'll need to set an SSID. This will be your network name and can be anything you like. However, due to security reasons we highly recommend avoiding any sort of personal information.To learn more visit our Wireless Names Guide.

Now make sure that the Authentication Type is set to WPA2-PSK. This will provide you with the best security. Why? Take a look at our WEP vs. WPA Guide to learn more.

Set the Encryption to AES.

Lastly you'll need to set a Pre-Shared Key. This will be your network password and can be whatever you want, however keep in mind that a strong password is 14-20 characters in length and includes no personal information. For more help be sure to check out our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

That's it! You're finished. 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 TD-W8151N Info

Don't forget about our other TP-Link TD-W8151N info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the TP-Link TD-W8151N.We also have the following guides for the same router: