To access the 192.168.1.254 IP address on your device, you first need to be connected to the internet. Then, follow the steps below:
To log on to the router's administrative control page you have to enter the address on your web browser's URL bar.
If you type the address wrong due to the autocomplete feature of the browser, you won't be able to log on.
For example, you are highly likely to type the IP address as 192.168.I.254 instead of 192.168.1.254 due to the autocomplete feature. You will then get an error saying that the page does not exist. Thus, check the address carefully before you press enter to log on to your router's web interface.
After you have typed in the correct IP address in the web browser, you will reach the login page of the IP address' web interface.
Here, you will need to enter the default login ID and password to log on to the interface. Most of the time, the default login is admin, and the password field is blank. If you have already changed the username and password, you will need to type in those. If you haven't, you can just click enter and log on to the control panel of the router.
Once you have logged on to the web interface of the router, you can change the configuration any way that you wish to. However, you need to note down the default or previous settings before you proceed with any changes. This way, if anything goes wrong, you can put things back the way they were.
If you are unable to configure your router you may have ti reset it. All you need to do is find the tiny reset button at the bottom of the router and press it for 15-30 seconds. This will set your router to default factory settings and erase all the changes that you've made in the past.
The first thing you need to do after you log on to 192.168.1.254 IP address' web interface is to change the username and password. This way, you will be able to protect the configuration of your router, not allowing any hacker to change your network settings. You should also keep a note of the password somewhere so that in case you forget it, you will always have back up. However, if you've forgotten the password and haven't noted it down, you may have to reset the router again.
You can also configure several other settings of your router including setting up a firewall, opening ports, or do more customizations on its control panel. There are several options available on the menu and you can click on anyone you would like to change. However, it is advised to always make a note of the previous settings so you can go back to them if something goes wrong.