Setup WiFi on the TP-Link TL-WDR3500

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The TP-Link TL-WDR3500 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 TL-WDR3500.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 TL-WDR3500

To get started configuring the TP-Link TL-WDR3500 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 TL-WDR3500, follow our TP-Link TL-WDR3500 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the TP-Link TL-WDR3500

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.

After logging into the TP-Link TL-WDR3500 router you should be taken to the Home page. To get started changing your wireless network settings click Wireless 2.4GHz on the left hand side of the page. Then click Wireless Settings beneath that.

Change the WiFi Settings on the TP-Link TL-WDR3500

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

You should be brought to the page shown above.

Begin by setting a Wireless Network Name. This can be whatever you want it to be, however we strongly suggest avoiding the use of any personal information. To learn more be sure to visit our Wireless Names Guide.

After that you'll need to set the Channel to either 1, 6, or 11. Why are these the best options? Read our WiFi Channels Guide to learn more.

That's it for this page. Be sure to click Save before continuing on.

Click Wireless Security on the left hand side of the page.

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

This takes you to a new page.

Start out by selecting WPA/WPA2 - Personal(Recommended).

Next set the Version to WPA2-PSK. This will provide you with the strongest security. For more information be sure to check out our WEP vs. WPA Guide.

Set the Encryption to AES.

Lastly you'll need to set a PSK Password. This will be your network password and can be anything you like. However, it's a good idea to keep in mind that a strong password consists of 14-20 characters and includes no personal information. For more help be sure to take a look at our Choosing a Strong Password Guide.

Congratulations! You're finished. Just don't forget to save your settings before leaving 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 TL-WDR3500 Info

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This is the wifi guide for the TP-Link TL-WDR3500.We also have the following guides for the same router: