TP-Link TL-WA501G Client mode tutorial
Compiled by Fernbay @ Austech, 15 Nov 2009
1. Reset the 501
From the user manual ( )
Use the Factory Default Reset button: First, turn off the AP's power.
press and hold the default reset button then turn on the AP's power, until the
system LED lights up (about 3 seconds). Last, release the reset button and wait
for the AP to reboot.
Note: Ensure the AP is powered on before it restarts completely.
2. Start a PC on the same network to configure the TL-WA501G
Make sure it can browse the network / internet.
Find out the IP address of the gateway (your ADSL Modem IP internal lan IP address) and note it down.
Do this by holding down the windows key and pressing 'R' at the same time. [img]
Type in 'CMD' and press enter. Then type in 'ipconfig' and press enter. Your gateway address will be displayed.
3. Disable any wireless connections is 'Network Connections' (Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections)
Highlight the 'Local Aera Connection', right click, and choose 'properties'
Highligh 'Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPV4) and click 'Properties'
4. Write down the settings
Select 'use the following IP address' and key in 192.168.1.2
In 'Subnet mask' key in 255.255.255.0