Solved how to turn TPlink 941 to an access point

May 1, 2015 at 08:20:26
Specs: Windows 7
how do i turn tp-link 941 v5 router to just an access point ?
i just bought this router and i wasn't know that it was a router i was though that it just an access
please help

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May 1, 2015 at 18:06:51
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If you have the 941ND v5 then it is a wifi router.

By default most all in one routers (that means those that have a modem and router in the same housing - and the 941 does) the wifi is not enabled. You login to the router's home page and enable it. The ip address for that router home page is

This is the manual for this model, and page 19 is the start of setup in general; and page 34 the start of wifi setup.

There will be a default access control key (frequently and incorrectly called the password) which you use to connect to the router's wifi access point service. It will also often be on a sticker on the base of the router, as will the SSID - the router's name which it broadcasts...

Have a read of the manual, and then if you ned further help post back.

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May 3, 2015 at 06:00:55
To use a wireless router as a wireless access point on an existing wired network you need to change the routers fixed address to the same sequence but a slightly different number than your primary routers number (if the primary router's sequence ends with ' .1 ' then you can use ' .2 ' or ' .11. ' or similar). Then you need to disable the DNS (domain naming) on the wireless router so that there is only the one on the primary router working on your network. The details should be on your full manual which I see is already linked above.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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May 3, 2015 at 08:18:48
And one could simply use the "new" all-in-one router (the tplink) as both wired and wifi; i.e. replace the current (presumably non wifi) with the tplink?

But if the idea to use it as an extender - radiating a wifi connection, then "fingers" suggestion is the path to follow - and read the manual.

Remember that the olde and new router will need to connected to each other by cat-5/ethernet cable.

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