Setup WiFi on the TP-Link TL-WR940N

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The TP-Link TL-WR940N 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.

Other TP-Link TL-WR940N Guides

This is the wifi guide for the TP-Link TL-WR940N. 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-WR940N

To get started configuring the TP-Link TL-WR940N 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-WR940N, follow our TP-Link TL-WR940N Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the TP-Link TL-WR940N

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 TL-WR940N router.

This guide begins on the Status page of the TP-Link TL-WR940N router. Click the option in the left sidebar labeled Wireless. Then make sure you are on the Wireless Settings page (that option should be highlighted in the left sidebar under wireless.)

Change the WiFi Settings on the TP-Link TL-WR940N

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This is the wifi setup page from your TP-Link TL-WR940N router.

On this page the first thing you will want to do is change the Wireless Network Name. This is the name you give your network so you can identify it. It's not that important what you enter here but we suggest avoiding personal information as a security precaution. Learn more in this guide.

If you need to change your channel, go ahead and do so with the Channel drop-down list. We just ask that you use channels 1,6, or 11. Find out why in this guide.

Don't make any other changes on this page, simply click the Save button before continuing.

Now go back to the left sidebar and select the option of Wireless Security.

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This is the wifi setup page from your TP-Link TL-WR940N router.

You should now be on the page you see above. First, click the radio button labeled WPA/WPA2 - Personal(Recommended). This is near the bottom of the page.

Below that is the Version. We recommend setting this to WPA2-PSK. This is the best security available right now. To learn more read this guide.

Go ahead and set the Encryption to AES.

Finally you need to set the PSK Password. This is the internet password. Be creative and make this password strong. We recommend at least 14 characters. We have lots of ideas for you in this guide.

That's it, nothing else needs to be changed. Just click the Save button.

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-WR940N Info

Don't forget about our other TP-Link TL-WR940N info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the TP-Link TL-WR940N. We also have the following guides for the same router: