How to set up a MAC Address Filter on a Tenda router

Description: This document details the specifics of setting up a MAC Address Filter on a Tenda router. It is recommended that this document be printed, as the computer and network will be reset during the process. The MAC addresses of the desired devices will be required.

  1. Ensure that all the cables are plugged in to the correct ports as per the included documentation. Remember that the cable from your 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 and press enter.
    Browser Address Bar
  4. When prompted for a username and password enter admin for both (unless you have changed them) and click OK.
    Web Authentication
  5. On the left, click on Security Settings.
    Tenda Security Settings
  6. Below Security Settings, click on MAC Filter.
    Tenda Settings MAC Filter
  7. Click on the check box next to Enable.
    Enable MAC Filter Settings
  8. Click the check box to the right of Enable beneath Access Policy.
    MAC Filter Settings Enabled
  9. Enter the Mac Address of the desired device into the MAC Address fields and click Apply.
    Apply to Save Changes
  10. Attempt to connect wirelessly with the desired device.