The main device in every home and office used to setup a wireless network is the wireless router. What most of us do is just ask for the wireless password and we are good to go. But what happens if you have to replace the wireless router or experience some network connection issues?
Of course it’s easy to contact your ISP or customer support but it definitely feel better when you do some things on your own.
Well, in that case we need to know how to setup the router or at least how to login to the wireless router.
Logging into the router is easy and simple and the process is similar no matter which router brand or model you use. So let’s see what we need first.
Before you try to login to your router
Before you try to login to your router there are a few things you need to know.
- The default router IP
- The default router username and password.
The default router IP address
Here is a list of the most commonly used default IP addresses and the router companies which use them for their routers.
|Default IP Address||Router Brand|
On the other hand here is a guide on how to find the default router login IP address. It’s easy to follow.
The default router username and password.
The default username and password can be easily found on the sticker under the router or in the user’s manual. In case you don’t have any of these you can take a look at our Default Router Login Username and Password Table below.
The Router Login Steps
Step 1 – Launch your browser (Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari…)
Step 2 – Type the default IP in the Address bar and press the Enter key on your keyboard.
Step 3 – Enter the default router username and password when asked
Yes, it’s that simple! So, what’s next?
Why you need to know how to login to your router?
There are many things you can do once you gain access to the router admin area. Let’s take a brief look at some of the possibilities.
Wireless Network Security
The wireless network can be easily secured from the router settings. Once you gain access to the router admin panel you can change the wireless network name, protect the network with a strong password, change the default router login details, and so on.
Each change you make represents an additional layer of wireless network security.
Taking care of your privacy is very important today. When you share your wireless password with someone else you automatically give them access to the router settings, as well as the files in your network. Luckily, this can be easily limited by setting up a Guest network.
Port Forwarding and Blocking
If you are a gamer you will be interested in port forwarding and blocking.
Your kids will have to follow some strict rules about spending some time online through the Parental Controls every modern router has. You can easily set up the days and hours they will have Internet connection on their devices based on their MAC address.
Almost all routers available today come with a default IP and login details. These login details are not the same for all manufacturers, although some of them use the same IP, username and password. So, if you haven’t changed the default username or password, you will be able to access your router settings page using the details given in the table below.
Here is a list of official default router login details for some popular (and less popular) router brands. These include the default login IP address, login URL (if there is one for your router), default username and password.
|Router||Default IP||Login URL||Username||Password|
|Belkin||192.168.2.1||-||-||[leave it blank]|
|admin||[leave it blank]|
|DrayTek||192.168.1.1||-||admin||[leave it blank]|
|Linksys||192.168.1.1||http://myrouter.local||admin||[leave it blank]|
|Sitecom||192.168.0.1||http://sitecom.router||admin||admin (or check the back label on the bottom of your router)|
|Thomson||192.168.1.254||-||Administrator (note the uppercase A)||the serial number of your router without the part in brackets|
|U.S. Robotics Wireless MAXg Router||192.168.2.1||-||You create a user name during first setup||You create a password during first setup|
|Verizon 9100EM||192.168.1.1||-||admin||password or the router's serial number|
|Verizon MI424WR||192.168.1.1||-||admin||password or the router's serial number|
|Actiontec MI424WR||192.168.1.1||-||admin||password or the router's serial number|
|D-Link DI-624||192.168.1.1||-||admin||[leave it blank]|
If you can’t login to your router configuration page using the details given above, make sure to check the following:
- Check if you have typed everything correctly – usernames and passwords are case sensitive.
- Check the default IP address. You can read this article to see how to find the default router IP address.
If nothing helps, you will have to reset your router to factory settings. To do this properly, you can check your router’s documentation on how to reset the router to factory settings.
If your router brand is not listed here, you can simply use Google to search for your router model manual.