Would you like to learn how to enable the stateful firewall and configure the DOS protection on the TP-LINK ARCHER C6 AC1200? In this tutorial, we are going to configure the firewall and enable the Denial of service protection on the AC1200 router.

• TP-LINK ARCHER C6 AC1200 - Version 2.0

Hardware List:

The following section presents the list of equipment used to create this tutorial.

Every piece of hardware listed above can be found at Amazon website.

Archer C6 AC1200 - Firewall and DOS protection

Open your browser and enter the IP address of your wireless router.

In our example, the following URL was entered in the Browser:


The AC1200 web interface should be presented.

On the login screen, enter the management password.


Access the Advanced tab on the top of the screen.

ARCHER C6 - Advanced menu

Access the SYSTEM TOOLS menu and select the TRAFFIC STATISTICS option.

Archer C6 AC1200 - Traffic Statistics menu

Make sure the Traffic statistics option is enabled.

Archer C6 AC1200 - Traffic statistics

Access the SECURITY menu and select the SETTINGS option.

Archer C6 AC1200 - Security settings menu

On the Security settings screen, perform the following configuration:

• SPI Firewall - Yes.
• DOS Protection - Yes.
• ICMP-FLOOD Attack filtering - Middle.
• UDP-FLOOD Attack filtering - Middle.
• TCP-SYN-FLOOD Attack filtering - Middle.
• Ignore Ping packet from WAN port - Yes.
• Forbid Ping packet from LAN port - No.

Click on the Save button.

Archer C6 AC1200 - SPI Firewall and DOS protection

You can verify the protection levels by accessing the SYSTEM TOOLS menu and selecting the SYSTEM PARAMETERS option.

Archer C6 AC1200 - DOS Protection level

Congratulations, you have configured the Firewall and DOS protection on the AC1200 router.