【Resolved Solution】Finally I make my Archer C7 work well with CenturyLink Fiber service!

【Resolved Solution】Finally I make my Archer C7 work well with CenturyLink Fiber service!
【Resolved Solution】Finally I make my Archer C7 work well with CenturyLink Fiber service!
2020-06-05 08:42:56 - last edited 2020-06-05 10:59:28
Model: Archer C7
Hardware Version: V5
Firmware Version:

I bought this TP-Link router – Archer C7 for a few months and it worked perfectly. Since I changed to CenturyLink Fiber internet service last week, the Archer C7 stops working.

 

Absolutely, I understand that I need to connect them correctly and reconfigure the Archer C7 with my new credentials given by CenturyLink.

 

Below is what I have done:

I wired-connected the ONT to the WAN port of the Archer C7 and log in to the web UI to set it up. When I finished the quick setup, the internet LED is still orange, there is still no internet access.

 

Firstly I thought there may be something wrong about the credentials, like my username or password, so I reached out to the ISP, they said it has nothing with their ONT or configuration parameters, I need to check my router instead.

I just hard reset the Archer C7 by holding the reset hole and start the configuration from scratch but still no avail. My families started complaining due to the lack of internet, I know it is an emergency, I need to figure it out ASAP.

 

I called the TP-Link tech support and they gathered some basic information and troubleshooting methods I have done. Then they suggested to enable IPTV/VLAN function under Advanced-Network-IPTV/VLAN page and enter Internet VLAN ID as 201 and tick 802.1Q Tag. Seconds later, I noticed that the internet LED turns blue, and confirmed that I can access the internet. See below:

 

Long story but short, if you cannot access the internet from your TP-Link router with CenturyLink fiber internet service, please enable VLAN ID 201 to give it a shot. It is worth a try. Below is the instruction to set it up. 

https://www.tp-link.com/support/faq/1585/

 

Thank you, TP-Link. It is very appreciated to get such great support from you guys. Therefore, I would have no hesitation in making a purchase from TP-Link in the future and will recommend family or friends also.

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Re:【Resolved Solution】Finally I make my Archer C7 work well with CenturyLink Fiber service!
2020-06-28 16:13:06
good info
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Re:【Resolved Solution】Finally I make my Archer C7 work well with CenturyLink Fiber service!
2020-07-22 12:07:47
nice
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Re:【Resolved Solution】Finally I make my Archer C7 work well with CenturyLink Fiber service!
2020-09-04 13:04:00

Thanks a lot for sharing!

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