Share the WIFI bandwidth on the router will make the internet speed more stable. Currently, there are many routers that have bandwidth management features such as the TP Link WR840N or other brands on the market today.
Every user connected to the router will be given the appropriate bandwidth we want, so that the bandwidth they have will be more efficient. Just imagine if it is not shared and all users stream video at one time, the device will compete to take a large bandwidth because it is without restrictions.
In addition, we can also see WIFI users and limit the number of users who can connect to the router to prevent outsiders from entering the router without permission. For that, just follow the steps.
How to Share WIFI Bandwidth with TP Link WR840N
Here we will make settings using a Personal Computer (PC) or laptop, and make sure the PC can be connected to the router.
1. Check PC IP Address
To find out which device to share bandwidth, we need to know the IP device used, and here’s how to check the PC IP address used.
How to Check IP Address
- Open Command Prompt (CMD), how to click Start then type CMD then Enter.
- Then type ipconfig / all.
- On the Wireless LAN Adapter and in the IPv4 Address section, you can see the IP Address used, here I use IP 192.168.105.
- Write down or save your computer’s IP.
2. Login to the Router
To be able to access the features on the router, please login, and access to the IP address of the router. By default the router’s IP address is 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.254 or 192.168.1.254. You can try one of these IPs or you can check it directly on the physical router.
How to Login to the Router
- Open the Browser, either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
- Type the Router IP address in the address bar, then enter.
- Login using the router username and password. By default the username and password is admin.
3. Check the Devices Connected to the Router
To find out how many devices are connected to the router, it’s better to check first, then you will see the IP address, mac address, and type of devices connected.
How to Check Devices Connected to the Router
- Click DHCP on the TP Link WR840N menu on the left.
- Then select DHCP Clients List.
- Then you will see the Clients who are connected to the router along with their IP Address.
4. Limiting the Number of Clients
Limiting the number of connected clients can prevent other users from using WIFI without permission, so that the internet does not become slow.
How to Limit the Number of Clients
- Click DHCP >> DHCP Settings.
- On the DHCP Server please Enable.
- At the Start IP Address, make the initial IP you want to use.
- And the End IP Address is the last IP. For example, here we will only allow 10 clients, so the IP I use is 192.168.0.100 to 192.168.0.109.
- Click Save to Save the settings.
5. Divide the Bandwidth of each Clients
Next is to divide the bandwidth at the router, the distribution of bandwidth can be done for each client or the IP range of clients. Here are the steps.
- Click Bandwidth Control on the TP Link menu.
- Check the Enable Bandwidth Control.
- And fill in the bandwidth for all IPs. For example, the Egress Bandwidth that I use is 150000 Kbps and Ingress Bandwidth is 40000 Kbps.
- Click Save to save settings.
- In Bandwidth Control Rules, click Add New to add the IP or IP Range that you want to limit bandwidth.
- Then enter the minimum and maximum speed for download and upload.
- Click Save, you will see the IP Address Range which has been divided by its bandwidth.
- Repeat the above steps to add multiple IPs to be given bandwidth.
Share the WIFI Router bandwidth on the TP Link WR840N can make the internet more stable, and limiting the number of clients can also speed it up. And thank you for reading this article, if anyone wants to be asked, you can write it in the comments column.