How to bind a TCP IP Address to a Specific MAC Address on a Tenda Router
Description: At times it is helpful to have a specific IP address given to a device every time it connects (Static IP). For example, network printers work better when they always have the same address. The MAC address of a device is a unique address / id number for that specific device. This guide assumes that the device is already connected to the router on the network and needs to have a Static IP address.
- On any computer that is already connected to the router, open a web browser. In the address bar at the top, type the IP address of the router (the default for Tenda routers is 192.168.0.1) and press the enter key.
- This will open the Tenda login screen. Type the username and password associated with the router and press OK. (the default username and password are both admin).
- Click on DHCP Server on the left side.
- Click on DHCP List&Binding just below this.
- Look for the device that needs the Static IP address and record the MAC address for that device.
- Click on the Static IP address field and enter an IP address for this device.
- Click on the MAC Address fields one by one and enter the two digit number letter combinations for the MAC address. Use upper case letters.
- When finished click on Add.
- Then Click on the check box labeled IP-MAC Bind.
- Click Apply at the bottom of the page. The IP address is now locked to the device.