A TP-Link ID is a cloud-based account that you can use on all TP-Link Wi-Fi 6 routers, mesh Wi-Fi systems and smart home devices. The account works with TP-Link’s mobile apps like Tether or Kasa Smart, and it is useful for controlling your devices remotely, from anywhere on the internet. TP-Link accounts are easy to create and use, and they help a lot in making your experience simpler. If you need help creating a TP-Link ID and binding it to your TP-Link Wi-Fi 6 router, here’s how it is done, both from a PC and a smartphone:
How to add or create a TP-Link ID from the Tether mobile app
If you want to create a TP-Link account, tap on the “Create a TP-Link ID button.” You are informed about the benefits of using such an ID. Read them, and tap Next.
You are asked to activate your account. An activation link is sent to your email address. Open the email app on your smartphone, tap on the activation link, and then get back to the Tether app. There, tap “Activated & Log In.”
Enter the login information for your TP-Link ID, and press Log In. Then, continue with the router setup, as instructed in this guide. At the end of the setup process, the Tether app asks whether you want to Bind TP-Link ID. Press BIND NOW, and you are done.
You can now use the Tether app on your smartphone to control your TP-Link Wi-Fi 6 router remotely, from anywhere in the world, as long as you have an internet connection available.
How to add or create a TP-Link account during the initial router setup
If you just bought your new TP-Link Wi-Fi 6 router, and you want to set it up from a laptop or PC, open your favorite web browser, and go to tplinkwifi.net or 192.168.0.1. This action loads TP-Link’s setup wizard, which starts by asking you to create an administrator password for your router. Read this guide for instructions on how to perform the initial setup: 2 ways to set up your TP-Link Wi-Fi 6 router. At the end of the initial setup, you are shown a success message, with details about how your router is configured. Press Next.
You are then asked to “Get TP-Link Cloud Service” and enter the login information of your TP-Link account. If you already have an account, enter your credentials, and press Log In. If you don’t have an account, click the “Sign Up” link.
You are informed that an activation message was sent to your email address. Open your inbox, find this email message, and click the necessary link. Then, back in the TP-Link setup wizard, press Login.
You are now logged in with your TP-Link account on your Wi-Fi 6 router, and you can use it to remotely control your router from your smartphone.
TIP: If you want the best performance from your TP-Link router, it is a good idea to update its firmware. Read this guide to learn how: 2 ways to update the firmware on a TP-Link Wi-Fi 6 router.
How to create a TP-Link account or TP-Link ID from a web browser
If you want to create a TP-Link cloud account or TP-Link ID before setting up your router, open your default web browser on your PC, and navigate to tplinkcloud.com. There you should see a login prompt like the one below. To create a new TP-Link account, click or tap on “Not Registered.”
You are shown a couple of fields you need to complete: the e-mail address you want for your TP-Link ID and the password. Enter the required information, and press OK.
You are asked to check your email inbox for an activation link. Go to your inbox, and click or tap the activation link that is sent to you. If you don’t see this email message, check the Spam folder too. After you have activated your TP-Link ID, you can use it to bind your TP-Link Wi-Fi 6 router and use it in mobile apps to remotely control all kinds of TP-Link devices, including the TP-Link Tether app and Kasa Smart for Android and iOS.
How to bind your TP-Link ID with your Wi-Fi 6 router after the initial setup
If you have already installed your TP-Link Wi-Fi 6 router and the initial setup was finalized without binding it to a TP-Link account, you can make this connection later. To do that, open a web browser, and go to tplinkwifi.net or 192.168.0.1. Enter the local password used to administer your router, and press LOG IN.
Then, in TP-Link’s administration interface, go to Advanced -> TP-Link ID. On the right, enter the login details for your TP-Link account, and press Log In.
If you don’t have an account, click on Sign Up, and enter the email address and password you want to use. Also, don’t forget to activate your account, so that it becomes usable.
How are you using your TP-Link ID?
At the end of this guide, you should have an active TP-Link account that is bound to your TP-Link Wi-Fi 6 router. Before closing, tell us if everything worked well for you and how you plan to use your newly created TP-Link ID. What router and other devices are you going to remotely control with it?