Setup WiFi on the TP-Link TL-WR720N

The TP-Link TL-WR720N 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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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.

Encryption

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-WR720N

To get started configuring the TP-Link TL-WR720N 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-WR720N, follow our TP-Link TL-WR720N Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the TP-Link TL-WR720N

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

Let's start this guide on the Status page of the TP-Link TL-WR720N. When configuring the wireless settings, click the link in the left sidebar labeled Wireless. Then make sure you are on the Wireless Settings page.

Change the WiFi Settings on the TP-Link TL-WR720N

On this new page, place your cursor in the box titled SSID1. This is your network ID and should be somewhat unique. This can be anything you like but we suggest avoiding personal information. If you are interested learning more, check out this Wireless Name Guide.

Next, if you need to change your channel go ahead and open the drop down list titled Channel and choose the best channel for your network. We recommend using channels 1,6, or 11. Find out why in this guide.

Go ahead and Save your changes, then click the link in the left sidebar labeled Wireless Security.

On this page, click the radio button labeled WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK.

Set the Version to WPA2-PSK for the strongest security. Learn why in this guide.

We recommend setting the Encryption to AES.

The last setting you need to change is called the PSK Password. This is the internet password and should be at least 14 characters. Learn how to make it a strong and memorable password in this guide.

That's all there is to it. 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.

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