Trendnet Routers are known for being inexpensive and also have good performance. Trendnet TEW-812DRU modem comes with a dual band 802.11ac and better suited to home conditions. The router does not have any external antennas which makes it portable. You get 4 ethernet ports which come with USB 3.0 connector.
When it comes to security, you can make the router secure using network address translation (NAT) alongside a SPI firewall. You get all the standard security encryption techniques. In this guide below, we talk about the steps that you shall need to login inside the router in case you want to change the default settings.
Steps To Login Inside Trendnet TEW-812DRU Router
Step 1: Open the web browser
Connect your router and check if your cable is working properly. Open the web browser on your system connected to this home network and type the address 192.168.10.1 in URL and hit enter.
Step 2: Enter the Login Credentials
If you enter the correct IP address, you will see the login screen to enter the default credentials. If you have already changed the default credentials, be ready with the changed username and password. Below is the list of most common login credentials:
- Username: admin
- Password: admin
PS: The above combination was found to be correct in 85% cases.
Step 3: Setting Up TEW-812DRU Login Details
Inside the router settings, see for the wireless settings and be cautious about the settings you are going to configure.
Inside the router settings, you can set the SSID(Service Set Identifier) or network name, type of internet connection, the security settings and also modify your router connection.
You will be able to see some tabs like status, wireless settings, firewall and system settings. There are a many options which the user can change like the transmission rate, IP address and even the bandwidth. We always recommend you to change the default username and password. Use the below tips to change the username and password.
Tips to change your username and password:
- Your password should have a mixture of alphanumeric characters and special characters
- Your password should be 8-16 characters long, complex yet easy to remember
- Username should be user-friendly and simple
- Username and password for the router needs to be written down somewhere
Step 4: Change the SSID of your TEW-812DRU Router
A SSID is called the service set Identifier which is essentially the name of your network as visible when you open the wifi tab. Be default, it is always the name of the router manufacturer.
If you don’t change the SSID, it can be very easy for anyone to predict the login details if they aren’t changed. Thus, it is highly recommended that you change the SSID of your new router to something that is personal. As an example, the default SSID for Trendnet is “tew-812dru”
Tips to Change the SSID or Network Name:
- Make the SSID short and simple
- Don’t make it very fancy as it may backfire
- Don’t use any personal information to set the name of your router
Example: Jamers_Wifi, Alpha#1, Charlie#12
Step 5: Secure Trendnet TEW-812DRU Router Settings:
When you log inside the router, you can see a wireless settings tab or a tab for changing the security settings of the router. In the encryption settings, you need to select the option WPA2-PSK which is the best encryption standard in the industry right now. This setting will ensure that router is secure at the optimum level.
Issues and FAQs
1. Does Trendnet TEW-812DRU support 5ghz?
No, Trendnet TEW-812DRU has a maximum of 2.4GHz speed.
2. How do I log into my Trendnet TEW-812DRU?
You can log into the router using the IP address 192.168.10.1 and entering the credentials
3. How to reset my Trendnet TEW-812DRU?
To reset, Trendnet TEW-812DRU is to take a sharp pointed object and press-and-hold it over the reset button for 10 seconds. Once you are done, you will be able to enter the default credentials.