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Summary of Configuration Information and Changes
Modem Login Page:                           

Modem Administrator User Name:      

Modem Administrator Password:


DSL password (Default is password, if you reset modem)

Where to go in Menu: Wireless→Basic Settings
  • Channel: Switch from Auto to Least Congested Channel (Usually 3,4, 8 or 9)

1. Using an Ethernet cable plug into one of the yellow Local Area Network Ports at the back of the W9970 modem.

TP-Link TD-W9970 LAN Ports
TP-Link TD-W9970 LAN Ports

2. Connect to the Local Area Network on your computer. The network name should be NCF_XXXX or TP-Link_XXXXXX.  Your computer should indicate an Ethernet connection as opposed to wireless (symbols vary by Operating System). 

3.  Open any Internet browser on your computer and connect to the modem by typing in the address bar (as shown below).

TP-Link TD-W9970 Log In
TP-Link TD-W9970 Log In

4.  Log in to the Administrative Account

  • Username: admin
  • Password: Your DSL password   (Default is password, if you reset modem)

5. From the Status page, navigate through the Wireless menu option to Basic Settings on the left.

TP-Link TD-W9970 WiFi Channel Change
TP-Link TD-W9970 WiFi Channel Change

 6. On the Wireless Basic Settings page, make the following changes:

  • Channel: change from [Auto] to channel with the least interference as determined by your wireless interference tests.


  • Wireless channels shouldn't have to be changed often (more than once every 6-12 months). If you find yourself making these changes too frequently, you may have to invest in a mid to high end router with additional channels on the 5Ghz frequency. Contact NCF for recommendations if needed.