Setup WiFi on the TP-Link TD-W8960N

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The TP-Link TD-W8960N 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-W8960N Guides

This is the wifi guide for the TP-Link TD-W8960N v1.3.6. 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-W8960N

To get started configuring the TP-Link TD-W8960N 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-W8960N, follow our TP-Link TD-W8960N Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the TP-Link TD-W8960N

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

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This is the status page from your TP-Link TD-W8960N router.

This wireless setup guide begins on the Device Info page of the TP-Link TD-W8960Nv1.3.6 router. Select the Wireless option in the left sidebar. This opens up a new set of choices. Make sure you are on the one titled Basic.

Change the WiFi Settings on the TP-Link TD-W8960N

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This is the wifi setup page from your TP-Link TD-W8960N router.

There is only one setting to change on this page. It is titled SSID. The SSID is the network name and should be unique. Don't include personal info or router specific information. To learn more, read this guide.

Once that is done, go ahead and save your changes by clicking the Apply/Save button.

Now tick the option of Security in the left sidebar.

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This is the wifi security page from your TP-Link TD-W8960N router.

You should now be on the Wireless -- Security page.

The first section deals with QSS(WPS). Do not use WPS it is very insecure. We recommend disabling this function wherever possible. For more information on this, read our What is WPS Guide.

Scroll down to the section titled Manual Setup AP. The first setting here is titled Network Authentication. This is where you select your security. We recommend the option of WPA2-PSK(best). Learn why in this guide.

Next you need to enter a WPA Pre-Shared Key. This is the internet password. It needs to be strong. We recommend using at least 14 to 20 characters in this new password. More ideas can be found in this guide.

The only other setting you may want to change is the WPA Encryption. Go ahead and set this to AES.

When you are finished, click the Apply/Save button to finalize these settings.

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-W8960N Info

Don't forget about our other TP-Link TD-W8960N info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the TP-Link TD-W8960N v1.3.6. We also have the following guides for the same router: