Setup Guide for TP-Link EAP265 HD Access Point

The TP-Link EAP265 HD Access Point is a wall mount device designed to give an optimum speed of around 1750 MBps with its dual radios(2.4 GHz and 5 GHz). The Gigabit ports on its rear support PoE or PoE+ devices. It comes with a passive Gigabit PoE injector as well as a plug. The professional internal antennas and MU-MIMO technology proffer you to expand the WiFi coverage connecting many devices in real time.
The TP-Link Omada Sdn EAP265 HD is compatible with Intelligent monitoring as well as a centralized cloud. With seamless roaming, you will be able to stream videos and interrupt voice calls in various locations. It will be the best choice to install for business purposes, especially in a high density area. The setup can be done using the Omada app and web browser. For the meticulous setup guide, review the info below.

TP-Link EAP265 HD Access Point Setup(Hardware Installation)

Unbox the access point and remove the EAP265 manual, PoE switch, network cord, and other add-ons. After doing this, apply the electrical current to the device to initiate the setup procedure. You may fix the device to the wall or ceiling before or after the setup process.

Apply Power To TP-Link Access Point Dual Band

The first thing you have to do is to apply the electrical current to the EAP265 HD. As the device supports PoE support as well, you can utilize the PoE switch, PoE adapter, and powerline adapter.

  • To apply current to the EAP265 HD via PoE switch, attach the network cord to the PoE switch and to the TP-Link access point.
  • To apply current to the EAP265 HD via PoE adapter, join the network cord to the ethernet jack of the TP-Link access point and to the PoE adapter port. Now, join the powerline cord to the power jack of the adapter. Now attach the powerline cord from the PoE adapter jack to the electrical socket.
  • You can apply the electrical current to the EAP265 simply by joining the powerline adapter to the access point power jack and to the AC outlet.

Guide for TP-Link EAP265 HD Access Point Setup

You have two methods to set up your EAP265 using Standalone mode or Controller mode. Here both methods have been discussed. But firstly, view the setup in Standalone Mode.

Steps for TP-Link EAP265 HD AC1750 Access Point Setup – Standalone Mode

Before going ahead, get sure the DHCP server is enabled on your WiFi box. Join the network cord to the EAP265 access point and your WiFi box. You can set up the Omada Controller using two ways i.e, the Omada app and web browser. The Standalone setup is generally used for small networks.

TP-Link Omada EAP265 HD Setup – Omada App
  • Download the Omada app from the mobile application store on your cell phone. You can also use the QR code in the manual to download the Omada app.
  • Now, open the WLAN configuration on your cell phone and look for the network name with TP-Link_2.4GHz_XXXXXX or TP-Link_5GHz_XXXXXX. The XXXXXX on the network name may be numeric and may vary. Join the network. If you are encountering an issue while finding the network name, see the label of the EAP265 HD access point.
  • Launch the Omada app on your cell phone and stay calm till the Standalone interface is revealed. Pick the device EAP265 HD from the list for setup.
TP-Link Omada Sdn EAP265 HD Setup – Web Browser
  • On your laptop or cell phone Wlan settings, join the network name with TP-Link_2.4GHz_XXXXXX or TP-Link_5GHz_XXXXXX.
  • Now, launch any casual web crawler and typify the EAP265 web address tplinkeap.net. Hit enter to reach the EAP265 login page. Type the user identification. Use the EAP265 default password and username as admin.
  • Now follow the interface prompts to modify the username, passphrase, and customize the parameters. Once done, reconnect your digital phone or laptop to the EAP265 network one more time. This ends the Standalone setup process.

Steps for TP-Link EAP265 HD Access Point Setup – Controller Mode

The Omada controller must have access to the network of the Omada devices or you can say router, switch, or EAP access points. This setup is used for high density areas to provide further WiFi coverage.

Type 1: Omada Software Controller

On your Windows OS and Linux OS, download the Omada software controller from the web address TP-Link support page. Once installed, run the file and go after the setup wizard info to install the controller software and install it. To control the EAP265 device, the software should be kept running in the background.

Type 2: Omada Hardware Controller

The Omada Hardware Controller is helpful if you do not have a spare laptop to keep running the Omada software controller in the network. This needs to be bought additionally.

TP-Link EAP265 HD Software Configuration – Omada App

Before going ahead, get sure the cell phone and the controller both have access to the internet.

  • Download the Omada app from the mobile application store on your cell phone. You can also use the QR code in the manual to download the Omada app.
  • Now, open the WLAN configuration on your cell phone and look for the network name with TP-Link_2.4GHz_XXXXXX or TP-Link_5GHz_XXXXXX. The XXXXXX on the network name may be numeric and may vary. Join the network.
  • Launch the Omada app and chase Local Access. Touch the + symbol from the top flank of the interface on the app and then go after the interface prompts to set up the controller.
Omada Software Controller
  • Get sure that you have not disabled the Cloud access on the controller. The controller must be linked to the TP-Link account.
  • Now, launch the Omada app and then log in using a TP-Link account. Next, go to cloud access. The app will reveal the list of controllers you have connected to the TP-Link account. Next, go after the info to conclude the controller setup.
Omada Hardware Controller

Get sure that you have not disabled the Cloud access on the controller. Cloud access has been enabled by default. Inspect whether the Cloud light is illuminating randomly.
Launch the Omada app and chase Local Access. Touch the + symbol from the top flank of the interface on the app and then go after the interface prompts to set up the controller

TP-Link EAP265 HD Access Point Controller Setup – Web Browser

Chase the Omada Controller web interface.

Omada Software Controller

  • Launch the Omada Software Controller on the laptop. Once the initial procedure begins.
  • The controller opens the web interface. If the web interface does not open, then do it manually using the web crawler.
Omada Hardware Controller

Once the Omada Hardware Controller obtains its IP address from the WiFi box DHCP server, you will be able to spot the WiFi box DHCP clients.

  • First, you need to find the IP address of the WiFi box. For that, open the command on your laptop and then typify ipconfig. It will reveal the WiFi box IP address.
  • Launch the web crawler on the laptop and typify the IP address. Now login to the WiFi box web interface using the user identification. Go to the Network and then LAN configuration. The DHCP client list reveals the IP address.
  • Next, typify the IP address of the controller in the search portal
  • Now launch the Omada software controller to conclude the quick setup wizard.
  • Once the Quick setup wizard concludes, do the login by typifying the user’s identification. Next, set up the controller.
  • To manage the remote access for the Omada Software controller, you need to link the account. As you have already linked the TP-Link account to the controller, now chase the web address omada.tplinkcloud.com and use the TP-Link user identification. Pick up the device and launch it to set it up further.
  • For the hardware controller, chase the web address omada.tplinkcloud.com and hit add controller, and then pick hardware controller. Next, follow the prompts to complete the setup.
  • Once you have concluded the setup, install it on the ceiling or the wall using the screws and plastic anchors.

Guide for TP-Link EAP265 HD Troubleshooting

This troubleshooting guide will help you to get out of any problem you are encountering while utilizing the EAP265 device.

  • Get assured that you have ended the setup in a complete way as stated above. Inspect all the wire cord connections. If the WiFi range is low, probe the position from the WiFi box. Maintain the client distance to the EAP265 device less than 15 meters. The obstacles such as electronic devices, concrete walls, and glasses may affect the range.
  • Get sure you are trying to connect with the SSID as on the EAP265 label. For the initial login, typify the default passphrase as on the device label.
  • Try to connect with another radio of the access point instead of the one. If the problem still exists, then reset the device.
  • Do the TP-Link EAP265 HD access point reset by holding the reset button for around 7 seconds. The access point will boot up and all the settings will be reset.
  • If login is accessible, then do the TP-Link EAP265 HD firmware update. Before going to update the firmware of the EAP265 HD device, back up all the settings you have done. Once done, do these steps to update the firmware
  • Chase the web address tp-link.com and fill the model number EAP265 in the hunt box.
  • Download the proper file on the laptop. Use the depressed software to extract the zip file.
  • Now power up your EAP265 device and connect the TP-Link network.
  • Access the login page and then navigate to the System and then the firmware update section. Click the browse symbol and then place the unzipped firmware file. Next, upload it to initiate the firmware update process. Once it begins, do not switch off your EAP265 device. It will boot up by itself.

TP-Link EAP265 HD Review

A small and compact access point comes with multimode setup options. For small use, it can be set up as standalone mode while as controller mode for high density areas. Therefore it is a complete solution for home and business purposes. You can manage the device with a software and hardware controller. The range and optimized speed are much better than WiFi 6 on the speed test. Highly recommended.