Setup WiFi on the TP-Link TL-WR741N

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The TP-Link TL-WR741N 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-WR741N.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.

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-WR741N

To get started configuring the TP-Link TL-WR741N 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-WR741N, follow our TP-Link TL-WR741N Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the TP-Link TL-WR741N

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 you have logged into the TP-Link TL-WR741N you should be taken to the Status page. From there, click the link in the left side-bar labeled Wireless. This creates some new choices for you, pick the one called Wireless Settings.

Change the WiFi Settings on the TP-Link TL-WR741N

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

You are now on the Wireles Settings page.

First, you need to change the SSID. 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 guide.

Second, you may need to change your channel. Do so by opening the drop down list titled Channel and pick the best channel for your network. We recommend using the channels 1,6, or 11. Find out why in this guide.

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

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

You are now on the Wireless Security page. Make sure the radio button labeled WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK is filled in. This is near the bottom of the page

Next, set the Version to WPA2-PSK for maximum security. Learn why in this guide.

Go ahead and set the Encryption to AES.

The last setting you need to change is called the PSK Password. This is your internet password and should be no less 14 characters. Learn how to make it a strong and memorable password in this password guide.

You did 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.

Other TP-Link TL-WR741N Info

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This is the wifi guide for the TP-Link TL-WR741N.We also have the following guides for the same router: