As more and more devices are becoming “smart,” the list of those that can be controlled using Amazon Alexa is also growing. The point of full home automation doesn’t seem too far away now. Smart home devices that can be controlled by intelligent digital and personal assistant like the Amazon Alexa include smart lights, smart bulbs, Security cameras, Wifi Routers , thermostats, doorbells and locks etc. If you have recently bought an Amazon Echo device and are confused about how to connect your Wi-Fi Routers like TP-Link with it, then you don’t have to worry too much. We`ll provide below a step-by-step guide on how to connect TP-Link Wi-FI Router to Alexa. Let`s begin!
Alexa can control smart home devices in two ways. Some devices gets directly connected to Alexa and is ready for operation, while others must first be connected to a smart home hub, which will then connect to Alexa later. In order to connect your TP-Link Wi-Fi Router to Amazon Echo Alexa, your Wi-Fi Router needs to be first set up and running. And below are the detailed steps on how to control your Wi-Fi Router With Alexa.
Before Connecting to the Alexa, Make your TP-Link Router Ready!
In order to connect TP-Link Wi-Fi router to the alexa, first you need to set up your wifi router by following the instructions below, Then proceed with the connection process.
Make sure, you have an working and active internet connection.
A modem provided by your Internet Service Provider.
An iPhone or Android with access to the App Store or Google Play.
A Windows PC/Laptop or a Mac.
TP-Link Wi-Fi Router Setup Process
Open the App Store or Google Play on your mobile device or tablet. Search for ‘TP-Link Tether App’ and install the application. Use this Tether app to configure and manage your router. Don`t open the application until your new router is connected.
Now, find your ISP`s modem. You will find it near the point where your phone or main cable line enters the house. It`s usually in the fuse box. Put the network cable into the yellow connector on your modem. Now, connect it to the yellow connector on the router and insert the connector of the router into the wall socket.
Open Wireless settings on your phone and search for your new router. You can see the network name and password on the bottom. Use the information, to establish a connection which is there on the label on the bottom of your router. Your phone may indicate that there is no internet connection available. This is because you haven`t installed the wireless router yet.
Now. open the TP-Link Tether app. The app will immediately start searching for TP-Link router in your networks. You will find your router in “local devices” option. Tap the icon to begin the installation and enter the username and password. You can find the credentials on the label at the bottom of the router. You can also use ‘admin’ as default username and password.
Now, its finally time to set up your router. The application will walk you through the settings. First, select the connection type. Did you put the router behind your ISP`s modem? This way, your modem automatically assigns an Internet Protocol (IP) address to your router. In the next step, you can still change the network name and choose your own password. Tip: choose something difficult that you can easily remember.
You`ve now done all the necessary settings. You’ll get an overview of the name you’ve chosen for your network and more. Make sure you remember your network name. You can write it down in some notebook, for example. Click ‘Save’ in the upper right corner to save all settings. Later, the router will then test the connection. Click ‘Finish’ to complete the setup.
You can even create a TP-Link cloud account by tapping “Bind to” option and selecting a new router. With this, you can easily control Wi-Fi router remotely via app.
That`it. Your TP-Link Wireless Router is setup successfully now!
Steps to Connect TP-Link Wi-Fi Router to Alexa
After setting up your TP-Link Wifi router by following the above mentioned steps , you can now easily connect your TP-Link Wi-Fi Router to Alexa through easy-to-apply steps. To Control your Wi-Fi router with Alexa, follow the step by step instructions given below:
Prepare your AVS (Alexa Voice Service) enabled device such as Amazon Echo, Echo dot, Amazon Tap, or Echo show.
Navigate to the Amazon Alexa App on your mobile device and sign in with your Amazon.com account.
Tap on More option and then select Skills and games.
Search for TP-Link Router, and then select it.
Click on Enable to use.
Enter your TP-Link credentials and then tap Authorize.
Your Wi-Fi router is now successfully linked to your alexa device.
You can now use Alexa to manage your home network using voice commands.
In case, it that doesn’t work, you can contact our official Alexa experts at any hour of the day by hitting chat box option.
Alexa Commands Supported by TP-Link Wi-Fi Routers
When you connect your TP-Link Router with Alexa, you can do many things. For example you can say “Alexa, turn on guest Wi-Fi/guest network. and it will turn on. So here are some examples of voice commands supported by TP-Link Router Alexa:
Alexa, pause the Wi-Fi for Linda iPad for one hour. (Only Deco M5 Supported).
Alexa, pause my Wi-Fi for 3 hours. (Only Deco M5 supported).
Alexa, ask TP-Link to turn off guest network/guest Wi-fi.
This was all about How to Connect TP-Link Wi-Fi Router to Alexa. We hope that this blog has helped you connect and control your router with Amazon Alexa efficiently. If you your router is still not connected with alexa, ask an expert for help. You can ask your queries in the chat box given below, or just call us directly on the Alexa Helpline toll free number +1-872-888-1589. Our team of technical sexperts is available 24/7 to assist you with any issue related to the alexa device.