Setup WiFi on the TP-Link TL-WR743ND

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The TP-Link TL-WR743ND 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-WR743ND.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-WR743ND

To get started configuring the TP-Link TL-WR743ND 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-WR743ND, follow our TP-Link TL-WR743ND Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the TP-Link TL-WR743ND

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 finished logging into the TP-link TL-WR743ND router you need to click the link in the left sidebar labeled Wireless. This should put you on the Wireless Settings page, but if not go ahead and click that option under the Wireless heading.

Change the WiFi Settings on the TP-Link TL-WR743ND

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

You should now be on the page you see here. First you need to enter a new name for your network. This name should be fairly unique. Your network name is how you identify your network. For more info on this particular topic, check out this wireless names guide.

Now is the time to change the Channel if you need to. We recommend staying on either channel 1, 6, or 11. To learn why, take a look at this WiFi Channels guide.

Click the Save button at the bottom of the page.

Go back to the left sidebar and click the option of Wireless Security.

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

This takes you to a page very similar to the one you see here. Click the radio button labeled WPA/WPA2 - Personal (Recommended). Then in the drop down box labeled Version choose the option of WPA2- Personal. Find out why this is our recommendation in this WEP vs. WPA guide.

In the Encryption drop down we recommend choosing AES.

The last setting we will cover in this guide is the Password. This is your Internet password. It is important that this password be strong. Use this Choosing a Strong Password guide to help you.

That's it, your network is more secure now, 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-WR743ND Info

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This is the wifi guide for the TP-Link TL-WR743ND.We also have the following guides for the same router: