We will show you how to turn TP-Link Archer or TL Series Routers into an Access Point.
TP-Link Archer and TL Series Routers do not have the ability to change the Network Mode to an Access Point i.e. no way to disable NAT which is necessary to use CUJO in "Bridge Mode", but there is a workaround to do this.
For this purpose you need to change the said router to Access Point by following the below simple steps;
Router as Access Point:
At this point don't connect your CUJO to your Network yet, and follow the steps below:
1) Login to your TP-Link router by using below link and credentials:
2) Open DHCP server configuration screen and disable DHCP server.
Depending on the model of your router you may see one of these interfaces:
a) Navigate to "Advanced" tab -> "Network" -> "DHCP Server"
Disable the DHCP Server by unchecking "Enable" box and hit "Save" button, please see the snapshot below;
b) Navigate to "DHCP" -> "DHCP Settings"
Disable the DHCP Server by selecting "Disable" radio button and hit "Save" button, please see the snapshot below;
3) Unplug Ethernet cable of the Router from the WAN port and plug it into the LAN port as shown in the below snapshot;
Now your TP-Link router is acting as an Access Point.
If you followed the steps correctly you will now be able connect to this Access Point and proceed to CUJO setup;
At this point you could connect CUJO between your ISP Routers and Access Point;
- Connect CUJO's bottom Ethernet port to ISP Router which provides DHCP server and serves as Internet source.
- Connect CUJO's top Ethernet port to LAN port of TP-Link router acting as an Access Point.
If you have done everything correctly as described above, your CUJO will be up and running and will start protecting your Network from Hackers.