Tenda N301 is a low-cost router that you can use as an external access point for your wifi hotspot system.
- USB Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (important)
2. Tenda N301 Router
Step 1: Reset Tenda Router
If you have already configured your router, reset it so we will start with fresh configuration. If your Tenda router has not been configured yet, you can skip this step.
To reset the router, find the button at beside the LAN ports which says
WPS/RST. Press the button for about 8 seconds and release it. Wait for the router to restart.
Step 2: Connect to Tenda Router’s WiFi
Using your smart phone or laptop, connect to the router’s wifi SSID. Once connected, open a browser ang go type 192.168.0.1.You will see the quick start page of the router.
Step 3: Connection Type
In the quick start page, change the connection type to
Step 4: Change the WiFi Name
Scroll down to the bottom of the quick start page and change the
WiFi Name according to your preference. Then click
Step 5: Disable DHCP
After changing the wifi name, the router’s wifi will disconnect. Connect again to the SSID of the router’s wifi that you renamed. Then open again your browser and go to 192.168.0.1.
Then go to
OK button. Lastly, reboot the router by clicking
Step 6: Connect the cables
Insert the USB LAN adapter to raspberry pi. Then insert a LAN cable from USB LAN adapter to the
LAN 1 of Tenda router.
Step 7: Enable External Access Point
Turn on the raspberry pi and go to admin interface. Then navigate to
WiFi Settings. Tick the
Show Advanced Options checkbox.
Under the Antenna Type, select
External Access Point. Click
Lastly, go to
Device Management and reboot the machine.