Install DD-WRT Firmware on TP-LINK TL-WR740N/ND V4 Wireless Router

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This article explains How to Install DD-WRT Firmware on TP-LINK TL-WR740N/ND V4 Wireless Router. Its management IP is 192.168.0.1.

Step 1 : Log in TP-LINK TL-WR740N/ND V4 Wireless Router

Open a web-browser (such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Apple Safari). Enter the ip address of TP-LINK TL-WR740N/ND V4 Wireless Router : 192.168.0.1.

  • Username : admin

  • Password : admin

Install DD-WRT Firmware on TP-LINK TL-WR740N/ND V4 Wireless Router

After logging in, you will see the hardware version of the TL-WR740N router.

Install DD-WRT Firmware on TP-LINK TL-WR740N/ND V4 Wireless Router

Step 2 : Download Firmware

Go to "https://www.dd-wrt.com", click "Router Database".

Install DD-WRT Firmware on TP-LINK TL-WR740N/ND V4 Wireless Router

Search "WR740N", it will give you a list of router model.

Install DD-WRT Firmware on TP-LINK TL-WR740N/ND V4 Wireless Router

Click "4.x" revision, you will open a download page. Then, click "factory-to-ddwrt.bin" to download.

Install DD-WRT Firmware on TP-LINK TL-WR740N/ND V4 Wireless Router

After downloading, copy the file "factory-to-ddwrt.bin" to your computer desktop.

Step 3 : Fireware Upgrade

Go to "System Tools" > "Firmware Upgrade".

Click "Choose File" button to select your "factory-to-ddwrt.bin" in the desktop. Then, click "Upgrade".

Install DD-WRT Firmware on TP-LINK TL-WR740N/ND V4 Wireless Router

The upgrade will take a few seconds.

Install DD-WRT Firmware on TP-LINK TL-WR740N/ND V4 Wireless Router

After the upgrade, it will prompt "Software Upgraded Successfully!", then it will restart.

Install DD-WRT Firmware on TP-LINK TL-WR740N/ND V4 Wireless Router

Finally, your computer automatically reconnects to the router and router's IP address changes to "192.168.1.1".

Install DD-WRT Firmware on TP-LINK TL-WR740N/ND V4 Wireless Router

Step 4 : Setup DD-WRT

Visit "http://192.168.1.1", you will see that the interface of the router has changed. The first time you visit, it will prompt you to change the default user name and password because it is not safe to use the default user name and password (both are "admin").

Install DD-WRT Firmware on TP-LINK TL-WR740N/ND V4 Wireless Router

SSID Setting

Install DD-WRT Firmware on TP-LINK TL-WR740N/ND V4 Wireless Router

Wi-Fi Password Setting.

Install DD-WRT Firmware on TP-LINK TL-WR740N/ND V4 Wireless Router

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