Configuring a router and its wireless network settings is easy, thanks to the admin panel, which accompanies every Wi-Fi router. Admin panel can is also called ‘Firmware’ of the router, as it allows users to configure the router according to their preference, which includes changing Wi-Fi name, password, security, and several other aspects. These changes can only be made possible if you have access to the router’s admin page.
POPULAR ROUTER BRANDS
When it comes to router login, all router brands have the same process more or less. Things that vary include the login address and user interface, as rest everything remains the same. Before heading to the router login process, let’s go through the requirements and features first.
Requirements For Router Login
To log into your router’s admin panel, make sure to fulfil the following requirements:
Most router brands use 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 as their login IP address and default gateway. You can check out the router’s manual or read the guide on how to find router IP addresses on all devices.
When accessing the router’s admin panel, make sure that your device is connected to the router’s wireless network. Most people who find problems logging into the router fail to realize that they are using mobile data or hotspot instead of the router’s network.
Username & Password
You can easily find the username and password to log into the router. You can also go through our list of router passwords that contains default usernames and passwords for all popular brands.
Configurations (Router Settings)
One of the most common reasons for people to log into their router’s console is changing the password of their Wi-Fi. However, things are not confined to just changing Wi-Fi password, but people access the router’s console to change several other settings:
Change Wi-Fi Name
You can change the default Wi-Fi name to something unique and interesting.
Create Guest Network
If you have guests at home who want to access the internet using your Wi-Fi network, then you can create a guest network that allows them to use your internet without sharing your password.
You can set up parental controls through the router’s admin panel and prohibit your kids from using the internet in your absence.
HOW TO ROUTER LOGIN?
As your device is connected to the router’s Wi-Fi network, you can follow the below-mentioned steps to log into the router’s console.
- Launch a web browser on your device and enter the router’s IP address in the address bar, i.e., http://192.168.0.1.
- If the IP address is correct, you will be redirected to a page where you will have to enter the login credentials. Otherwise, the page won’t load and you will see an error.
- Now, if the page is redirected, then you will be asked to enter a username and password for your router. Once entered, click the ‘Login’ button and you will see the router’s configuration page where all the information related to your router is displayed.
- Now that you have successfully logged into the admin panel of your router, you can manage all the router settings such as wireless settings, security settings, firmware settings, and more.
Change Router Login
If you want to secure your wireless network, then make sure to change the default settings such as username & password, wireless network name & password along with login IP address. If you wish to change the admin password of your router, then for that, you need to go to the administration section of the router setup page and update the password by typing your current password.
You can also change the default SSID settings along with updating your Wi-Fi name and password to make sure that your network becomes impenetrable. You can also consider changing security, auth, and encrypt mode, but make sure any setting you change will only come into effect after you reboot your router.
If you come across any issue while performing steps for router login, don’t hesitate to consult router experts.