There is a newer version of this router - the TL-WR802N - so if you're shopping for routers or considering purchasing more, you should buy the newer model. Configuration files and instructions for the 802 can be found HERE.
When you are using a gatorless split, you may not be able to run ethernet cable across your course to network your Pro controllers. If you use a pair of mobile routers, you can emulate a hard line connection via WiFi. This guide will walk you through the process of configuring a pair of TP-Link TL-WR702N routers to allow Pro controllers to share data wirelessly.
If you're intending to configure multiple different pairs, we suggest you mark them clearly so that the pairs don't become mixed up.
Before you get started, please download the file at the bottom of this article and unzip it onto your desktop for easy access. It contains the configuration files for both the Main and the Client TP-Links.
Configuring the Routers
Start with the Main configuration file. Once the file has been loaded, keep that TP-Link powered on while you configure the Client router.
- Supply power to the Router and connect it to your PC's Ethernet port. Allow up to a minute for the router to boot up.
- Open a web browser and type 192.168.0.254 into the address bar and press Enter.
- You should see a login form similar to what is shown below. The login information is admin for both the User and Password fields.
- When you've entered the login information, you will be directed to the main page of the admin interface. Click the System Tools menu item, then the Backup & Restore option.
- Click the Choose File button and browse your computer for the appropriate .upg file you downloaded from the bottom of this article. Click Restore once you've selected the file, then confirm the restore.
- You will see a status bar for ~30 seconds as the router reboots. When the reboot is complete, the configuration is complete.
To log back into the routers, use their new IP addresses. The Main IP will be 172.20.23.2 and the Client will be 172.20.23.3. The username is still admin. Use the Router Password Cheat Sheet found in the Downloads section of the Timer Portal to learn the new admin password.
Once you're done configuring the Main router, leave the Main powered on and then repeat the process for the Client router.
Now test the routers with two Pro controllers to confirm configuration.