Let’s learn more about your router’s dashboard:
If you want to change credentials or add or remove any permission, you need to access the central console for which you need to use the router IP.
Look under the device to find it, or follow these steps to know the IP you need to use to get to the router login page:
- Open Command Prompt by entering “CMD” in the Run windowpane or search the start menu
- Once opened, type ipconfig and run the command
- Now find where it says Local Area Connection, and underneath it, you will see your router IP marked as Default Gateway
The IP can be anything from the IANA list such as 192.168.1.1, 192.168.2.1, 10.0.1.1, 192.168.0.30, 192.168.0.1, 192.168.101.1, etc.
In this case, to access the admin panel, the router IP should be 192.168.101.1.
To establish a connection, carry out the following steps:
- Make sure the router is connected to a computer, mobile, or tablet
- Open a browser of your choosing
- In the URL section or address bar enter 192.168.101.1, http://192.168.101.1, or https://188.8.131.52
- Now on the router login page that appears — enter the default credentials. In case you don’t have them, search online for the default user id or password for your device’s make and model.
If you have entered the right credentials, you will now see the router’s console; here you can do the following:
- Change user ID and password for the router and admin panel
- Change the default IP address assigned to your router if you regularly have IP conflicts because another device also has the same IP address
- Change the security levels, allow or restrict access
- Reboot the device
- If required, set parental locks to restrict access to certain websites
- Check user activity, login history and the number of connections on your network
Despite entering the right IP address, if you are still unable to login, or if the browser reverts with an error page — do the following:
Ensure that the operating system is connected to the router wirelessly or via an Ethernet cable.
If you or someone else has changed the login credentials and don’t remember what they are, you may need to do a hard reset. There’s a tiny button on the router, use a pin-like object to press and hold it.
The lights will flash, and your router will be back to its factory settings. Now you can use the router login ID and password assigned by the manufacturer.
If you can’t reach the login page — delete the cache and cookies of the browser and try again.
If you still get an error instead of the router login page — use a different browser.
If the error remains, get the router checked by an expert.