Setup WiFi on the TP-Link TL-WR2543ND

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The TP-Link TL-WR2543ND 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-WR2543ND.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-WR2543ND

To get started configuring the TP-Link TL-WR2543ND 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-WR2543ND, follow our TP-Link TL-WR2543ND Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the TP-Link TL-WR2543ND

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 will begin on the Status page of the TP-Link TL-WR2543ND router. First, select the option in the left sidebar labeled Wireless. Then just below that click Wireless Settings.

Change the WiFi Settings on the TP-Link TL-WR2543ND

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

You are then taken to a page like the one you see here. First enter a new name for your network in the box titled Wireless Network Name. It really doesn't matter what you enter here but it's a good idea to avoid personal or router info. To learn more, read our Wireless Name Guide.

Now locate the Channel. If you need to change your channel, make sure it is to either 1,6, or 11. Want to know why, read this guide.

That's it for this page, just click the Save button.

Now back in the left sidebar click the option of Wireless Security.

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

You are now on a page like the one seen here.

On this new page, make sure the radio dot labeled WPA/WPA2 - Personal(Recommended) is filled in. You will need to scroll down to see it.

Under that choose the Version. This is the security measures. We recommend the most secure, WPA/WPA2 - Personal(Recommended). Want to know more, read our WEP vs. WPA guide.

Go ahead and set the Encryption to AES.

The last thing that needs to be changed is the PSK Password. This is the network password. You will need to type this password in each device you want to use your internet. It's important to enter a strong password here. Try using at least 14 characters. We have some more ideas for you in this guide.

That's all there is to do, just don't forget to click the Save button 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 TL-WR2543ND Info

Don't forget about our other TP-Link TL-WR2543ND info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the TP-Link TL-WR2543ND.We also have the following guides for the same router: