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Monday, January 9, 2012

How to change the IP address of a Tenda Router

Description: Changing the IP address is helpful when connecting to some modems so there is no conflict on the network.

The internet and most networks function by using addresses. Each computer or device has its own mailbox (address) where the delivery of information comes to. In order for this to work smoothly, devices cannot share the same address (TCP/IP). Most routers are set to a default address of that works well in a home or small business setting. However sometimes modems provided by an internet service provider will be at this same address causing a conflict and stopping access to the network and internet. The best way to deal with this conflict is to change the address of the router. The following steps are for a TENDA router.
  1. Connect a computer to the Tenda router.
    • Plug in an Ethernet cable in one of the yellow ports.
    • Plug the other end of the same Ethernet cable into the computer.


  2. On the computer open Internet Explorer.
  3. In the address bar type at the top type - "" (without the quotes) and press enter.
    • Typing /main.html is not needed it will be added automatically

      address bar

  4. A pop up will occur asking for a user name and password.
    • Default User name is admin
    • Default Password is admin
  5. On the left column click on WLAN settings

      WLAN settings

    • When that opens up select Advanced Settings

      advanced settings

    • Click on the IP Address row
    • Change the 0 (zero) to a 1 (one). This will move the address away from a modem or other router.
    • Click on Apply.


  6. A message will appear about the router.
    • Click OK at this message.


    • The router will reboot and finish applying the new IP address.


    • Once you see the router rebooting as above, disconnect the Ethernet cable from the router and wait for 60 seconds.
  7. Plug in the Ethernet cable back into the router and the computer.
  8. Test your new IP address
    • Open Internet Explorer and in the address bar at the top, type in "" (without the quotes) and press enter.
  9. You will have a pop up box asking for a user name and password.
    • Default username admin
    • Default password admin
  10. If you see the opening screen for the Tenda setup you have successfully changed the IP address.
    • If for any reason this does NOT come up, try to connect to the router with the default IP address and repeat the steps above.
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