Setup WiFi on the TP-Link TD-W8950ND

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The TP-Link TD-W8950ND 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.

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This is the wifi guide for the TP-Link TD-W8950ND.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.


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-W8950ND

To get started configuring the TP-Link TD-W8950ND 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-W8950ND, follow our TP-Link TD-W8950ND Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the TP-Link TD-W8950ND

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 begins on the Device Info page of the TP-Link TD-W8950ND router. Select the option of Wireless in the left sidebar. Then make sure Basic is chosen.

Change the WiFi Settings on the TP-Link TD-W8950ND

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

You should now be on the Wireless -- Basic page. This page contains two of the settings we went over earlier. The first is the SSID. This is the network ID and should be unique. It should not contain any router specific information or personal info. To learn more, check out this guide.

The other setting on this page is the Channel. All you need to do here is make sure you are on channels 1,6, or 11. 6 being the most popular you may want to choose 1, or 11. To learn more, check out this guide.

When you are finished, click the Save/Apply button at the bottom of the page.

Now select the Security option under Wireless.

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

Now on the Wireless -- Security page, click the radio button closest to the bottom of the page that reads WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK(recommended).

Next, select the Version. We recommend the use of WPA2-PSK. This is the strongest form of security. Take a look at this guide for more information.

Go ahead and set the Encryption key to AES.

Finally the last setting you need to change is titled Network Key. This is the internet password. It is a good idea to create a strong password here. Learn more about passwords in this guide.

That's all you need to do to make your network more secure. Go ahead and click the Save/Apply to finalize these settings before you exit.

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-W8950ND Info

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This is the wifi guide for the TP-Link TD-W8950ND.We also have the following guides for the same router: