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How to set up TP-LINK C1200 modem for Windows 10

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE
Your router has been pre-configured, you do not need to follow each step of the set-up guide but should retain this document in case you need to manually configure your equipment.
To configure your PC/Laptop with your wireless password including changing your wireless password, please proceed to step 4.

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Contents
1. Physical Connection
2. Network Configuration
3. Configuring Internet
4. Configuring WI-FI
5. Change of Password

 

1. PHYSICAL CONNECTION
Please refer to the Quick Installation Guide that came with your router.
PLEASE NOTE: Have your router powered on and connected directly to your PC via Ethernet Cable before you begin, as these instructions are based on wired Ethernet connection


2. NETWORK CONFIGURATION
PPPoE connection does not require you to have an IP address or DNS settings manually encoded on your network card. PPPoE connection uses authentication to establish the Internet connection and its after doing this that your router is assigned an IP and DNS settings from TPG.
To begin, your PC needs to receive a private IP address from the router. Most NBN routers have DHCP enabled by default that will take care of this.

 

 

Pic 1.JPGTo ensure your Network Card is ready for this, please follow the following steps:
A. Click Start -> Settings -> Network and Internet -> Ethernet -> Change adapter options
B. Right click on Ethernet, and then click Properties

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C. Under Ethernet properties, select Internet

 

Pic 2.JPGProtocol Version 4 TCP/IP v4 and then click Properties

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pic 3.JPGD. Ensure “Obtain an IP address automatically” is selected
E. Ensure “Obtain DNS server address automatically” is selected
F. Click OK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3. CONFIGURING ROUTER
A. Open your browser and in the address bar type http://tplinkwifi.net or http://192.168.1.1 and press Enter
B. Enter admin for both the username and password and click Login.

If you have changed the login credentials,
please enter the current username and password

for your router interface.

 

 

TP 2.JPGC. Click Quick Setup tab towards the top of the page.
D. Select your Time Zone, and click Next.
E. Click on PPPoE, and click Next.
F. Type in your own TPG username and password, and click Next.

 

 

TP 3.JPGG. You can change your Wi-Fi settings in this step. By default, the router is configured with the following Wi-Fi security settings:
SSID (name for the Wi-Fi connection): TP-LINK_XXXX
(XXXX is a random 4 digit alpha numeric code)
Password: By default, the password is printed on a sticker underneath your router (Wireless Password/Pin).

You can enter your own text as an option.
Click Next to continue.

 

 

TP 4.JPGH. On the summary page click Save
Click Finish to complete the Quick Setup.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. CONFIGURING WI-FI
To use Wi-Fi, ensure that you have already setup your wireless
adapter on your PC/laptop.
A. Click Start -> Settings -> Network and Internet

 

 

TP 5.JPGB. Click Wi-Fi and then find the SSID (Network name) of your modem. By default, the network name should be
TP-LINK_XXXX (XXXX is a random 4 digit alpha numeric code).

C. Ensure Connect Automatically is ticked, and then Click Connect.

Note: You’ll see an option that says “share this network with my contacts”.

We recommend you don’t tick this box.

 

 

 

TP 6.JPGD. You will now be prompted to enter your network security
key/ Wireless password. By default, the password is printed on a sticker underneath your router (Wireless Password/Pin).
E. Click NEXT to finish.

F. You should now see your status as ‘Connected’.

 

Note: You’ll see an option that says “share this network with my contacts”.

We recommend you don’t tick this box.

 

 

5. CHANGE OF PASSWORD
For security purposes we highly recommend that you change your
password if you are using your default or if you believe your password security has been compromised.
To change your password, first please visit www.tpg.com.au/password
Your new password will take approximately 10-15 minutes to take effect, after which you must reconfigure your new password in your router.

 

 

PLEASE NOTE:
Each time your router is powered on, it will initialize this automated authentication process after which your router will receive a public IP address (fixed or dynamic depending on your plan) and DNS settings from TPG.