How to Disable SIP ALG on the TP-LINK Archer VR900 Modem Router

SIP ALG (Application Layer Gateway) is a feature which is enabled by default in most TP-LINK routers and inspects VoIP traffic as it passes through and modifies the messages on-the-fly.

In few situations this is useful, but in most situations SIP ALG can cause problems using the service. Very often, SIP ALG is poorly implemented causing VoIP messages to be modified in a harmful way or simply corrupts them. In such cases you may experience issues registering your handset, one-way or no audio, unable to receive calls, and issues with Busy Lamp Field (BLF) and Message Waiting Indicators (MWI).

For our Hosted VoIP service, including out Single User services, SIP ALG must be disabled on your TP-LINK router.

This guide explains how to disable SIP ALG on the following models:

  • TP-LINK Archer VR900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit VDSL/ADSL2+ Modem Router
  • TP-LINK Archer VR900 (hardware version 2)

The instructions do differ between different TP-LINK routers. Click here for a list of other TP-LINK routers.

  1. Fire up a browser (Firefox, Chrome etc) and go to (this is the default IP address)
    The default username is admin and the default password is admin

  2. On the top menu click Advanced
  3. On the left, click on NAT Forwarding

  4. By SIP ALG uncheck the box that says Enabled
  5. Click Save

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Further Reading

Further information can be found at TP-Link Archer VR900 Product Page.