How to Configure TP-Link Router for NTC ADSL

Like Digicom, another popular and most used ADSL modem/router in Nepal is TP-Link router. Here we present a step by step visual guide on how to configure Nepal Telecom’s ADSL Internet Connection with your TP-Link Modem or router. For the base reference, we configured and tested for optimality with TP-Link’s 150 Mbps Wireless N ADSL 2+ Modem Router (Model: TD-W8951ND.)

TP Link Wireless N ADSL2+ Modem Router - Test device to configure NTC ADSL Settings

TP Link Wireless N ADSL2+ Modem Router – Test device to configure NTC ADSL Settings

Let’s follow below the guide for how to setup the TP-Link 150Mbps Wireless N ADSL2+ Modem Router as a generic device for the same company.

Open this link (192.168.1.1) in your Internet browser, then Quick Start tab will appear as illustrated. This ADSL Router is ideal for home networking and small business networking. The “Quick Start” wizard will guide you configure the ADSL router to connect to your ISP (Internet Service Provider) ie NTC ADSL.

Quick Start page : TP Link Modem for NTC ADSL Internet Connection

Quick Start page : TP Link Modem for NTC ADSL Internet Connection

Click Run Wizard, which will show the steps needed to configure your TP-Link router. This quick start is a shortcut yet fully functional way to configure the ADSL modem. Follow the simple 4 steps and you will save the ADSL router settings for NTC.

Step 1. Choose your time zone

Step 2. Set your Internet conection

Step 3. Wireless network configuration

Step 4. Save setting of this ADSL Router

Time Zone Configuration

You can begin your configuration by clicking next. In first step it will ask to Choose your time zone, after selecting time zone click next (unfortunately TP-Link hasn’t yet provided the time zone for Nepal which is GMT+05:45, so you will need to choose the closest Indian Time Zone.)

Sadly TP Link ADSL Router doesn't have Nepal Standard Time

Sadly TP Link ADSL Router doesn’t have Nepal Standard Time

ISP Connection Type for NTC ADSL

In this step, you have to select your ISP connection type. There are four types of connection to choose from ie Dynamic & Static IP Address, PPPoE/PPP0A and Bridge Mode. Here you will need to select the third choice of PPPoE/PPPoA option which is common for most of the ADSL or DSL users, and obviously the same NTC ADSL settings in all sorts of routers.

NTC ADSL Configuration on TP Link Router: ISP Connection Types for ADSL

NTC ADSL Configuration on TP Link Router: ISP Connection Types for ADSL

PPPoE/PPPoA Configuration for NTC ADSL

After selecting your ISP connection type, it will ask you to enter username and password provided by your ISP. Ensure to enter your Nepal Telecom’s ADSL subscription username and password. Your NTC ADSL username starts like adslXXXXX where X is a telephone number digit.

A note of caution!
We believe you’ve changed your default NTC ADSL password which would otherwise be easier for hackers to grab your ADSL password for NTC without any guessing. Read this: How to secure NTC ADSL.

Take a note of the PPPoE/PPPoA information provided by NTC ADSL (valid for all sort of routers)

VPI : 8 / VCI : 81 / Connection Type: PPPoE LLC
TP Link NTC ADSL PPPoE Settings

TP Link NTC ADSL PPPoE Settings

WLAN Configuration for TP-Link

You are then asked to configure WLAN settings. To enable wireless (WiFi) access in your TP-Link router, activate the access point (AP) feature. SSID refers to the name of your WiFi connection.

After configuring WLAN settings quick start setup wizard is completed. If you want to modify your changes or mistakes you can click on the back button otherwise click next to save your setting. You are now ready to surf with NTC ADSL Internet Connection from your TP-Link 150Mbps Wireless N ADSL2+ Modem Router.

NTC ADSL Configuration on TP Link Router: Wireless LAN (WLAN) ADSL Configuration

NTC ADSL Configuration on TP Link Router: Wireless LAN (WLAN) ADSL Configuration

Manual way of Configuring NTC ADSL for TP-Link

If you cannot successfully configure your router then there is another alternative way. This is however kind of manual configuration utilizing ADSL connection parameters given by NTC with your TP-Link router.

Instead of going thru Quick Start tab, go to Interface Setup tab. Under this tab go to Internet tab. Fill in the configuration parameters as shown below. Choose the range of VPI & VCI under ATM VC, QoS, and Encapsulation details.

TP Link ADSL Router Interface setup manual configuration

TP Link ADSL Router Interface setup manual configuration

Before moving to another tab save it otherwise you will have to configure it again if you moved to another tab without saving. Go to wireless tab to configure wlan setting.

Specify parameters for configuration of 11n Settings as channel bandwidth, multiple SSIDs, WPS and security features as needed. If you want to use Internet thru multiple wireless devices as different network SSIDs, select yes for Broadcast SSID under Multiple SSIDs settings.

TP Link ADSL Router Wireless (SSID) settings & Security

TP Link ADSL Router Wireless (SSID) settings & Security

This completes our visual tutorial on configuring and securing TP-Link and other generic ADSL router for NTC’s ADSL Internet connection. Do share your experiences and troubleshooting on this.

Comments

    • says

      You need to set up configuration at “ISP Connection Type for NTC ADSL” step where your ISP’s connection type has to be specified. For example, If your Wireless DSL service provider has give you IP linkage, you should proceed this way. The other way is to fill the forms in the manual set up at “Interface Setup / Wireless” step shown above.

  1. Aashish says

    Bro, maile firmware update gare the lastest version maa ani from that day mero router le adsl connect cha vanera nai dekhau daina, maile aru ko router lera aayera check gareko sabai thik cha but mero router bata net chaldaina.. settings ni sabai thik cha.. is it a hardware problem or net??

  2. Ramesh Baral says

    Hello ! Techsansar..
    i have a adsl router and i want to use it as dsl router. so can i manually configure it and use as dsl router?

  3. says

    मैले अफिसमा Tp-link ADSL router प्रयोग गरेको छु । मेरो htc one s मोबाइलमा wifi पासवर्ड सेभ गरेर समेत राखेको हुन्छु तर कहिलेकाहीँ wifi search गर्दा signal नै देखाउँदैन त्यो wifi को । त्यही नजिकका अरू wifi signal देखाउँछ तर अफिसको आफ्नै wifi को signal चाहिँ देखाउँदैन । अरु साथीहरुको मोबाईलमा भने देखाईरहेको हुन्छ त्यो पनि । मेरो मोबाईलमा मात्र देखाउँदैन । wifi name change, password change गर्दा पनि हुँदैन । पूरै रिसेट गर्दा पनि हुँदैन । अचम्मको कुरा २-३ दिन पछि भने आफैँ चल्न थाल्छ। कहिले चाहि २-३ पल्ट router मा power on/off गरेपछि चल्छ, कहिले त्यसो गर्दा पनि चल्दैन ।

  4. diwas says

    Router hard reset garepachi, what will be the username and password for therouter ? I dont recall one given to me

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