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How to Configure Huawei MT880 CPE & MT882 CPE Modems

Huawei MT880 CPE and Huawei MT882 CPE are modems with DHCP function. So these modems have the benefits of routers. We do not need to purchase router to share Internet connection between computers if we have Huawei MT880 CPE or MT882 CPE modems. This tutorial explains the procedure to configure Huawei MT880 CPE & MT882 CPE modems without using setup disc. Before starting to setup Huawei CPE modems, make sure you have the username and password provided by your ISP. It is not the device log on details but the broadband connection username and password. If you don't have them right now, you must contact your ISP before proceeding to next steps.

Setup Huawei MT880 CPE Modem

  1. Connect your computer to MT880 using an Ethernet cable

  2. Power on MT880

  3. Open Internet Explorer and type

  4. You will be prompted to enter username and password.

    User name = admin
    password = admin

  5. When you login to home page, you can see WAN settings

  6. Locate the parameter WAN Type and select PPP

  7. select Connection Type PPPoE.

  8. Select the box Default Route ‘Enabled’.

  9. Scroll down the screen and locate Username and Password fields. Enter the username and password provided by your ISP. If you don't have them, you must contact your ISP.

  10. On left panel select Tools and go to System Settings

  11. Click on Save and Restart the modem

Manual Steps to Setup Huawei MT882 CPE Modem
  1. Connect your computer to MT882 using an Ethernet cable

  2. Power on MT882

  3. Open Internet Explorer and type on the address bar

  4. You will be prompted to enter username and password.

    User name = admin
    password = admin

  5. Click WAN settings under home
    Setup MT880 CPE &  MT882 CPE router

  6. The WAN type would be PPP

  7. The connection type would be PPPOE

  8. Enter the username and password provided by the ISP

  9. Set the maximum idle time

  10. Click apply and save

  11. You may need to restart the Modem for proper working.

How to Connect a Router to Huawei Modem

Since Huawei CPE modems have routing feature, you need to learn router cascading before connecting another router to modem. To learn more about connecting an additional router to Huawei modem, visit the link below.
How to Perform Router Cascading

To check whether Huawei modem is configured correctly and connected to Internet, visit the link below and follow the instructions provided there.
How to Check If Modem is Connected to Internet

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charu said…
i hav a problem. i need help.
problem is tat wen i try tat ip address i.e its not getting connected...nw how to connect..??
charu said…
i hav a problem...can u plz help me...problem is tat wen i try to connect to tat ip its not getting connected dono y???plz help me..

Siju George said…
It can happen due to many factors:

1. Router IP address might be different

2. Browser cache is full

3. Improper local host setting or malicious influence

4. Firewall blocking


1. Make sure that router IP address is

ie. On command prompt type

ping and make sure that you are getting valid replies.

2. Clear browser cache

3. Clear temporary internet files

4. Use a different browser

5. Disable the security suit installed on your computer and try again

I hope it will work.
Siju George said…
First of all please make sure that the router IP address is by referring the router manual. If you cannot make sure it please try the number below.

Or disconnect power cable from the router for 30 seconds and connect it back. When the LAN light is steady on the router try top access the web based setup page.
David said…
Ok cool, i can get in, but how safe is this?? wont the service provider realize this???

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