192.168.1.254 is one of the less popular default IP addresses used today. If you own a wireless router produced by 2Wire, Netopia or some of the router brands mentioned below, chances are that this IP is the default one. However, you can always check your default IP address via the Command Prompt.
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How to login with 192.168.1.254?
The 192.168.1.254 login procedure in order to access the router admin panel is the same as with other default IP addresses.
You type the default IP address in the browser address bar like the image, and press Enter on the keyboard.
If this is the correct router IP, the login window will appear and you will have to enter the router’s default username and password.
Generally, the username and password are the default ones (unless they have been changed by you or someone else) and you can easily find them printed on a sticker on the router itself.
The 192.168.l.254 login problem
When you try to login to your router, there is one thing you have to keep in mind.
Many users type 192.168.l.254, which is a simple, yet very common mistake. As any other IP address, this one is also made of numbers only. This means that you have to take care and type it properly. So, instead of typing 192.168.l.254 with the letter “l”, make sure to type the number “1”.
This certainly isn’t a huge mistake, but can cause you a little headache, especially if you are in a hurry to access the router’s settings page.
Another important thing that has to be kept in mind is that your PC has to be part of the home network or physically connected to the router with an Ethernet cable in order for the login window to appear. Otherwise, you won’t be able to get to the point where you enter your login credentials.
Router brands using 192.168.1.254 IP address
In the next few paragraphs we are going to list the router brands which use 192.168.1.254 as a default IP along with their default usernames and passwords.
Although the default 2Wire login IP is 192.168.1.254, their settings can be also accessed via the address “gateway.2Wire.net” address. Just make sure not to type 192.168.l.254.
When the login window appears the following login details will give you access to your router settings. However, if they fail, you can contact your ISP for support or try to reset your router to default settings. If you choose the second option, you have to be aware that all the changes that were previously made to the router settings will be erased.
Password 1: admin
Password 2: wireless
Billion routers are still present on the market. With the help of the Billion router login IP and the default login credentials you will be able to easily configure your router. Therefore, you can try logging in with the following details.
Netopia routers have added a higher level of security by making the password for their newer models the same as the router’s serial number. The older models of its routers use 192.168.1.254 for Netopia router login, while the newer ones use 192.168.1.1 as a default IP.
If you have an older router try:
Password: 1234 or admin.
For newer models the router password is the 6-digit serial number of the router.
Tehnicolor routers, formerly known as Thomson, are generally shipped without a default username and password, so it is enough to use 192.168.1.254 to access the router settings. Eventually you may be asked to enter your login credentials. In this case you can use:
Password 1: connect2th
Password 2: the router’s serial number
Password 3: blank
Why should you login to your router?
Once you have successfully logged into your router, it is recommended to change your router default login details. Taking care of the security of your router or home network is something you should always keep in mind.
Therefore, once you access the wireless router settings page make sure to make some changes at least in the following areas:
- Change the default router IP
- Change the default username and password
- Change the default network name
These minor changes will significantly increase the security of your home network, so they are definitely worth trying. If you are interested in this you can check our article “Why And How To Secure Your Wireless Router“.
At the end
We hope we have helped you learn a little more about 192.168.1.254 and the login process for the router brands which use this address. As you can see, it is quite a simple procedure and it is definitely something worth knowing.