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