Let’s find out how to access your router login page by using this Router IP.
Most routers are plug-and-play, but to change settings or to assign a new username, password, etc. you need to access the admin panel.
You will find the IP address at the bottom of your device or on the box it came in. However, if the IP address is not available in these places, use the Windows ipconfig function to find it.
To do so, you can either:
- Open the “Run” window and enter “Cmd”,
- Go to the start menu and do a quick search for Command Prompt
Once the Command Prompt is open, type ipconfig and press enter. The screen will fill up with a lot of information, the default IP for your router can be seen under Local Area Connection, labeled as Default Gateway.
In this case, the Router IP should be 192.168.0.100. To access the admin panel using it, follow these steps:
- Ensure that the router is connected to the computer or any handheld device
- Open any browser of your choice (Chrome, Safari, Edge, etc.)
- If you have entered the right address, the browser will revert with the router login page, if nothing comes forth; use the ipconfig utility to seek the correct IP address
- Here, you will need to enter the login credentials, which would be either be admin, root, or user (both as username and password), try each to see what works
- If none of them work, do a quick Google search to find the default login and username for your model
By now you should have accessed the admin panel for your router, from here you can do the following:
- Change the SSID, i.e., the name of your wireless network
- Change the password of your wireless network
- Change the DNS used by your router, for instance, if 192.168.0.100 is being used by another device such as the printer; you may want to change the IP address to avoid IP conflicts
- Change the firewall rules to enhance security
- Set parental controls, etc.
If you are facing login problems even though you are entering the correct IP address, i.e., 192.168.0.100, here is how you can rectify the issue:
Ensure you are entering the correct URL, i.e., 192.168.0.100, http://192.168.0.100, or https://126.96.36.199 and that the device in question (computer, tablet, phone, etc.) is connected to the router.
If you changed the password and now you’ve have forgotten it, hard reset your router. Press and hold the button on the device, and your credentials will go back to default.
If the problem persists, use a different browser or delete cache and cookies on the current browser and try again.
Still, if nothing works, get your device checked by a professional.