TP-Link Tether provides the easiest way to access and manage your TP-Link Router/ xDSL Router/ Range Extender with your mobile devices. From quick setup to parental controls, Tether provides a simple, intuitive user interface to see your device status, online client devices and their privileges.
- Setup SSID, password and Internet or VDSL/ADSL settings of your devices
- Block unauthorized users who are accessing your devices
- Manage permissions of client devices
- Parental control function with schedule and URL-based Internet access management
- Find the best location to place your range extender
- Automatically turn off the LEDs at specific time
- Manage most of TP-Link devices simultaneously
Compatible Routers (listed hardware versions and above)
Archer C5400 V1
Archer C3200 V1
Archer C3150 V1
Archer C2600 V1
Archer C2300 V1
Archer A2300 V1
Archer C1900 V1
Archer C9 V1
Archer C8 V1
Archer C7 V1
Archer C1200 V1
Archer C60 V1
Archer C59 V1
Archer C58 V1
Archer C55 V1
Archer C50 V1
Archer C2 V1
Archer C900 V1
Archer C25 V1
Archer C20 V1
Archer C20i V1
Compatible xDSL Routers (listed hardware versions and above)
Archer VR2800v V1
Archer VR2800 V1
Archer VR2600v V1
Archer VR2600 V1
Archer VR900v V1
Archer VR900 V1
Archer VR600v V1
Archer VR600 V1
Archer VR400v V1
Archer VR400 V1
Archer VR200v V1
Archer VR200 V1
Archer D7 V1
Archer D5 V1
Archer D50 V1
Archer D2 V1
Archer D20 V1
Compatible Range Extenders (listed hardware versions and above)
Others(listed hardware versions and above)
Archer MR400 V1
Archer MR200 V2
*To learn how to find the hardware version of your device, go to http://www.tp-link.com/faq-46.html
More devices supported by Tether are coming soon!
● Upgrade firmware is required. Go to the download page to choose the correct version and download the latest firmware: http://www.tp-link.com/support.html
● TP-Link Tether does not work when connected to guest network
● For any issue, please contact http://www.tp-link.com/support.html
-Seperated "HomeShield" tab into "Security" and "Family" tabs, and improved the UI design.
-Fixed some bugs and improved the stability.
Ratings and Reviews
Better than some, needs better QA
I may revise this later, as I'm new to TP_Link Tether. However, here on the 1st day, a "gotcha" emerges: I see _no_obvious_way_to_log_out_! This could be just annoying, but at a certain point, when I wanted to do something beyond logging in and looking around, it advised me that I'd reached Tether's limits, and I should go to the webpage, a link to which it helpfully provided. However, when I got to the webpage & attempted to log in, it informed me that my device allows only a single admin user at a time. Alright, so HOW DO I LOG OUT? Bit of a "gotcha", eh?
The other thing that could use refinement is handling passwords. I would think this would be a prime UseCase for a router interface, deserving of easy visibilty, but apparently I am mistaken. I see no obvious way to manage passwords -- creation, updating, etc.
My guess is that both of my complaints are trivial to the insiders who use it every day and programmed this tool. For those of us "outsiders", however, it occasions some head scratching. What do you say, guys, want to let the rest of us use the tool as easily as you do?
Good quality and connection
If you run your WiFi off a WPS capable router, this is super easy to install. I have a Google WiFi router with no WPS button so it wasn’t easy to connect it at first. The instructions and app for this device also aren’t clear. I ended up using an Ethernet cable straight to the router and connecting with my WiFi settings on my phone and that got the app going. I had to reset the device once as well. I then realized that plugging this thing into a wall outlet means not being able to use the other outlet on that set. It’s too big and the plugs aren’t positioned so you can used both power outlets. Other than those things, it works great and fairly securely. If you just use your combo cable modem and router, with a wps button on it, this will connect super easily. That WPS link will allow things past your routers firewall though as it’s not as secure as others.
Great for initial setup but lacking in network management
First, I really enjoy the router and the initial setup with this app. The setup was very easy—set up an account, network name, & password. For most things beyond that (including any “advanced” network setup), this app isn’t so great. For example, if you want to change the DNS settings or port-forwarding, that’s only through the web interface. This app is limited to seeing what’s connected, sharing your password, and rebooting the router. It’s good at doing that; I just wish the marketing about what the app is for was more clear.
There are also some other minor issues that keep the app from functioning as intended. It only connected to my router locally the first time. Now it always connects to it as a “cloud device” and takes several seconds and network requests to load anything. It also hardly ever keeps my session, so I have to log in basically every time. Finally, sometimes it loses my session when I’m in the middle of rebooting the router so I need to wait on the router, login to the app, then connect to the router again. It’s not terrible but is basically always smoother to do through the web interface.
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- iPod touch
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- Yearly $54.99
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