Use TP-Link Archer MR400 as an Access Point

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Use TP-Link Archer MR400 as an Access Point
Use TP-Link Archer MR400 as an Access Point
2020-12-11 09:55:14 - last edited 2020-12-17 22:43:17
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Hi all,

  I bought this router because I needed a router with a good balance between price and features that would accept a sim card to share a 4G connection to work at home.

  After a few months of a successful usage I finally have a proper internet connection and I would like to use this router as an access point but I'm unable to find this option.

  Will this be supported? I've got 3 routers at my house at this moment (the ISP router, a tp-link tl-wr841nd and the  tp-link archer mr400) and I would like to have both tp-link routers as Access Points (the other one is already configured).

 

Best Regards,

Luís Pinho

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Re:Use TP-Link Archer MR400 as an Access Point-Solution
2020-12-11 14:31:12 - last edited 2020-12-17 22:43:17

@lpine 

 

You should be able to use MR400 as AP if you configure like in this reference.

Connect main router LAN port to MR400 LAN port (Not WAN).

Choose Router mode operation.

Set LAN IP address in the same IP subnet as the main router.

Disable DHCP server in MR400.

Reboot the MR400.

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Re:Use TP-Link Archer MR400 as an Access Point-Solution
2020-12-11 14:31:12 - last edited 2020-12-17 22:43:17

@lpine 

 

You should be able to use MR400 as AP if you configure like in this reference.

Connect main router LAN port to MR400 LAN port (Not WAN).

Choose Router mode operation.

Set LAN IP address in the same IP subnet as the main router.

Disable DHCP server in MR400.

Reboot the MR400.

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2020-12-11 14:39:02 - last edited 2020-12-14 10:01:15

@Ivaylo I'll try to do that, thanks.

 

At this moment the router is being used for working purposes, so, I'm unable to try it.

This router doesn't have a dedicated wan port, it has a port(4) that acts as both wan and lan but I will try it and check if it works.

 

Thanks again for your feedback, if it works I'll came back here and set it as the correct answer.

 

Best Regards,

Luís Pinho

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2020-12-11 14:49:24 - last edited 2020-12-14 10:01:15
Yes, use one of the other 3 LAN (only) ports to do that.
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Re:Use TP-Link Archer MR400 as an Access Point [Answered by @Ivaylo]
2020-12-17 18:19:23

@Ivaylo Just wanted to thank your great help, it worked as described by you.

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Re:Use TP-Link Archer MR400 as an Access Point [Answered by @Ivaylo]
2020-12-17 22:01:14
Glad to hear that. You can mark the thread as solved by selecting a post as a Recommended Solution.
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Re:Use TP-Link Archer MR400 as an Access Point [Answered by @Ivaylo]
2020-12-17 22:43:36
Done, thanks again
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