It's a safe assumption that if you have landed on this page, your router's IP is 192.168.10.253.
But if you'd like to confirm it, check the box the router came in or find the IP written underneath the device. If you still can't see it, head on over to ipconfig, for confirmation, here's how to do that:
- Open Command Prompt by entering CMD in RUN or by searching in the Start Menu
- Enter ipconfig and hit enter
- Look for Local Area Connection
- There will be a subsection called Default Gateway – the numbers displayed next to it are your IP address
Once you are sure of your router's IP, access the administrative console. Here's how:
- Ensure that the router and the desktop or handheld device are on the same network
- Open any browser (Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Edge, Safari, etc.)
- In the URL bar enter 192.168.10.253, or http://192.168.10.253
- Please ensure you are entering http://192.168.10.253 and not Http //192.168.10.253 or any other mutation of this IP
- A login page will now appear — enter the default credentials (try 'admin' for both username and password)
Now you are in the admin panel, from here you can:
- Change SSID and password of the router
- Change DNS to avoid IP conflicts so you can replace 192.168.10.253 with another private address
- Set parental settings
- Enhance security and set usage limits
If using the right IP address doesn't get you access to the login page, here's what you need to do:
Make sure the device (macOS, WINDOWS, Linux, Android, or iOS) is connected to the router (there is no need for an internet connection).
Ensure that you aren't entering Http //192.168.10.253 instead of http://192.168.10.253. Also, make sure you are entering a one and zero and not capital O, lower-case L, or capital i.
If you are not sure of what the username and password is, do a quick Google search by entering the make and model of your router.
If the default credentials have been changed without your knowledge – reset the device by pressing and holding the reset button to revert the ID and password to the default settings.
If the browser still shows an error page – delete cookies and cache of current browser or use a different browser.
If all else fails — contact an expert to help troubleshoot and fix the device.