Archer - Configure Access Point Mode

Released On: 2020-07-23 21:29:10Last update time: 2022-05-09 23:49:27

In this mode, your router connects to a wired or wireless router via an Ethernet cable and extends the wireless coverage of your existing network. Advanced functions like NAT, Parental Controls, and QoS are not supported in this mode.


Note: Old firmware may not support Access Point mode. If you don’t see this mode, please upgrade the firmware.


Here we take Archer C2300 for a demonstration.

1. Connect the router’s Internet/WAN port to the existing network using an Ethernet cable.

2. Visit, and log in with your TP-Link ID or the password you set for the router.

3. Go to Advanced > Operation Mode, select Access Point, and click Save. Log in to the router via after the router reboots.



4. Go to Quick Setup or Settings > Wireless > Wireless Settings and set the SSIDs and passwords for the wireless network. Click Next/Save to finish the setting. 



I have set up my A6 using these access point  instructions, and connected by an upgraded 25 foot CAT 8 cable, but my A6 WIFI speeds still drop 25% from that on the ATT Uverse Gateway.


Signal is stronger that from the AT&T, but the speeds are markedly slower.


Need a fix for this

It looks like you lose some ability to set some advanced wireless configuration, like beacon interval, once you switch over to access point mode. This seems like an oversight in the UI.