In this tutorial, we will explain how to configure the WiFi on the Wireless Dual Band Gigabit AC1750 Archer C7 router or rather change the WiFi name and password and other wireless configuration parameters. This router belongs to the company TP-LINK, has 3 antennas and a range that can be configured decently.
Access the TP-LINK Archer C7 router (AC1750)
- To access the router first connect your computer directly to the router through a network cable.
- Then open the browser and enter your router’s IP address which corresponds to the default gateway. If you do not know what your default gateway is, you can go to http://tplinkwifi.net or just simply type this in your address bar 192.168.1.1
- When you do this you will be shown a box or a form that will ask for a username and password. You can use the one that the router brings by default or use the TP-LINK Cloud service.
Change WiFi settings
After entering the router you will be presented with the configuration page. Go to “Advanced” at the top, then click “Wireless” and then click “Wireless Settings“.
In case you happen to have any doubts below, they explain what each option is for.
Network Name (SSID)
This is the name of the wireless network. It is advisable to put the one you have not had before to avoid possible conflicts with devices that have the network stored and the name does not have accented letters or characters that can be considered as special in the English language.
Hide SSID is to hide or show the wireless network. If you check that option the wireless network would be invisible to devices that do not have it saved or are not connected to it and to be able to connect you would have to know the name and add it manually to your list of wireless networks. This option is good for increasing the security of a WiFi network.
Security and version
These two options are to establish the type of security that the router will have. It is advisable to choose WPA / WPA2 (Recommended) because as it says it is more recommended because it offers good security with a reduced possibility of compatibility problems and in version choose WPA-PSK, since with 2 it offers more security, but the Possible compatibility issues. In some browsers you must click the date in the security field to be able to change it, as clicking on some browsers does not move.
This is password encryption. You can choose any of the 3 options.
The password is that is configured to WiFi. It can be alphanumeric and can be from 8 to 63 characters. The rule set in the password depends on the type of security you have.
It refers to the types of technology that WiFi will accept so that you accept all possible “802.11b / g / n mixed”.
This option is used to reach the maximum speed supported by 802.11 N technology which is 300 Mbps. It is highly recommended to leave this option in “Auto”.
This is the transmission channel of the wireless network. If you know a lot about the subject you can customise it to one that other nearby networks do not have to improve the fluidity of the signal transmission and avoid possible interference if you do not have knowledge about this it is advisable to leave it in the car.
Transmit Power serves to reduce or increase the reach of the WiFi network.