Setup WiFi on the TP-Link TD864W

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The TP-Link TD864W 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 TD864W Guides

This is the wifi guide for the TP-Link TD864W.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 TD864W

To get started configuring the TP-Link TD864W 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 TD864W, follow our TP-Link TD864W Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the TP-Link TD864W

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 router.

This wireless setup guide begins on the TP-Link TD864W's System Status page. Click the link at the top of the page labeled Setup. Then on the left side of the page select WLAN and Basic.

Change the WiFi Settings on the TP-Link TD864W

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

You are now on the Wireless Basic Settings page. You can change two settings on this page, the SSID and the Channel.

Let's begin with the SSID. In the first section you should find the SSID box, go ahead and enter a new name for your network here. This is somewhat like a network ID and so should be somewhat unique. Our only advise is to avoid personal information or router data. To learn more check out our Wireless Name guide.

Now take a look in the third section and open up the drop down list titled Channel Number. Make sure you are on channels 1,6, or 11. Find out why in this Wireless Channels guide.

Hit the Apply Changes button near the bottom to save your changes. Now back in the left sidebar click the option of Security.

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

You should now be on the Wireless Security Setup page.

Using the Encryption drop down list pick the best security for your network. For maximum security choose WPA2(AES). Find out why in this WPA2 guide.

Go ahead and make sure the WPA Authentication Mode is set to Personal (Pre-Shared Key).

The Pre-Shared Key Format should be set to Passphrase.

The last thing you need to do is change the Pre-Shared Key. This is your internet password and should be strong. We recommend using at least 14 to 20 characters and some symbols, capital letters, and numbers mixed in for added strength. More on passwords can be found by clicking this link.

You did it! Before you exit don't forget to save your changes by clicking the Apply Changes button.

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 TD864W Info

Don't forget about our other TP-Link TD864W info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the TP-Link TD864W.We also have the following guides for the same router: