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Friday, January 6, 2012

How to set up a Tenda Router with AT&T

Description: This document details the specifics of setting up a Tenda router with an AT&T internet connection. It is recommended that this document be printed, as the computer and network will be reset during the process.
  1. Ensure that all the cables are plugged in to the correct ports as per the included documentation. Remember that the cable from your AT&T Modem plugs in to the WAN port on the back of the Tenda router.
  2. Using a computer that is plugged directly in to the Tenda router via one of the yellow ports, open up an Internet window and locate the address bar and erase everything from the field.
  3. In the same location, type in "" (without quotes) and press enter.

  4. When prompted for a username and password enter "admin" for both (without quotes) and click OK.


  5. Once the setup wizard is displayed click Next to proceed with setup.
  6. During basic setup the wizard will ask for the connection type. Select ADSL virtual Dial-up (via PPPoE) and click Next.
  7. Enter the user account credentials.
    • Should these credentials be unknown they can be determined by contacting AT&T.
  8. Click the Apply button to complete setup.
  9. On the left, click on Advanced Settings.

    Advanced Settings

  10. On the left, click on MAC Address Clone.
  11. Click on MAC Address Clone and then click on Apply. The router will then reboot.

    Mac Address Clone

  12. Once the router has rebooted, the Tenda router screen will reappear. If it does not, go through steps 3-5 to reconnect.
  13. On the left, click on Advanced Settings.

    advanced settings

  14. In the IP Address field, change the IP address from to and click Apply. The router will then reboot.

    IP address

  15. Once the router has rebooted, unplug the power to the Tenda Router and the AT&T Modem.
  16. Restart the computer.
  17. After 30 seconds, plug the power in to the modem.
  18. After another 30 seconds, plug the power in to the Tenda router. Wait one minute and your internet connection should be working.
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