The router is a device which connects your home network or office network to the internet. The Wi-Fi routers allow the communication between your home network and the internet wirelessly. It is the router that lets you access the internet on laptop, mobile phone, tablet and iOT devices at your home. Linksys, Belkin, TRENDnet, Motorola, Cisco, D-Link etc are some of the most common router manufacturing companies.192.168.1.1 is the factory default IP address for most of the routers, wireless modems, and cable modems. The IP address 192.168.1.1 allows you to access the network once you enter the username and password. 192.168.1.1 is a gateway or access point for the routers with which you can access the admin panel. You can manage, LAN, WLAN, WAN, DSL, MAC, ADSL, Security and many other security settings right from the admin page. In this article, we will guide you on how to change 192.168.1.1 username and password. We’ll also share with you the default usernames and passwords for logging into 192.168.1.1 admin page on different routers.
What are the most common IP addresses that are assigned as default gateways for various routers?
192.168.1.1, 192.168.0.1, 192.168.1.254, 192.168.0.10, 192.168.0.50, 192.168.0.30, 192.168.0.101 etc. are some of the most common default gateways for the mainstream routers. If you are wondering what would be the default gateway of your router, skip to the next section of this article.
What is a default gateway? How to find the default gateway of my router?
A default gateway is an access point that is used by the networked computer to get connected to the internet protocol. In simpler terms, you need to know a default gateway of your router to be able to access the internet.
Find Your Router Gateway IP on Windows PC
In this example, your default gateway (router) IP address is 192.168.1.1.
- Step 1: Press the Ctrl key and letter ‘R’ key simultaneously to open the Run box. In Run box, enter cmd. It opens up a Command Prompt window.
- Step 2: In the Command Prompt window, type the command ipconfig | findstr /i “Gateway” ( Copy and paste this command in order to avoid typing errors) and hit Enter.
In this case, the default gateway is 192.168.1.1 as shown in the picture below.
Find Your Router Gateway IP on Mac OS X
- Step 1: Go to Finder. In the left panel, click on Applications. Click on Utilities and then open Terminal app.
- Step 2: Copy paste this command – netstat -nr | grep default
It’ll output the default gateway IP address of your router.
What are the Default Username and Password for the IP 192.168.1.1?
The default username and password for 192.168.1.1 page on most routers is admin and admin. Username is admin and password is admin. Or Username is admin and password is password.
If the above default usernames and passwords fail to log in 126.96.36.199 page, then try the router’s brand name for both username and password.
How to Login My Router Using the 192.168.1.1 page?
You can use the default IP address to log in to your router. As mentioned above, 192.168.1.1 is the most common default IP address for the majority of the routers. Whether it is a D-link router or Netgear router or Linksys router or a Cisco router, the process of logging in router 192.168.1.1 page is the same.
- Step 1: Switch on your router. Connect it with your PC using a LAN cable or if you are using a laptop, go to the wi-fi connections and select your router.
- Step 2: Open internet browser. Type 192.168.1.1 in the address bar and hit Enter.
- Step 3: You’ll be greeted with a login page. Enter the default login details. The username is admin and password is admin or password.
- Step 4: Now, you’ll see your router’s admin page. Here you can change the settings or change password for your Wi-fi router.
If your router’s default gateway is not 192.168.1.1 then you may need to find the default gateway first. Scroll to the top of this article where we have shown the method for finding the default IP address of your router.
How to Change 192.168.1.1 Router Admin password?
192.168.1.1 IP address leads you to a router admin page where you can configure your router. The default password is “admin” and everybody knows that. To protect your wi-fi connection from unauthorized access you have to change the 192.168.1.1 password. Or else your internet connection will be used by someone out there or probably he may even take the control over your internet connection.
To change the password for 192.168.1.1 page, you need to type 192.168.1.1 in the address bar of your web browser. Enter the default username and password.
After logging in, navigate to Advanced Settings. Go to the Router Admin. There you’ll see an option called Change Password.
You may have to enter your old password again. Enter the new password and save it.
That’s it. You’ve successfully changed the 192.168.1.1 Router password.
How to Enter Netgear Router Admin Page Using 192.168.1.1?
As mentioned earlier in this article, 188.8.131.52 is the default IP address for logging in to the admin pages of some of the mainstream routers. Netgear is one of the router manufacturers that sets this IP address for entering the admin console. Let’s see how to log in the Netgear router using 192.168.1.1
Step 1: Connect your Netgear router to the power cord and switch it on. Select your Netgear router from Wi-fi settings on your Windows PC or Mac computer.
Step 2: Open any web browser like Firefox or Chrome or Safari etc. On the address bar, enter 192.168.1.1.
Step 3: It loads the admin console of the Netgear router. You have to enter the default login details. The default login details for most of the Netgear routers is
Step 4: Once you enter the login details, you can change your admin username and password. You can also tweak some wireless settings to customize the connections.
Note: It’s the same process to enter the admin page of any router using 192.168.1.1. You have to enter it on the address bar in the browser and click Enter key, just like how open www.google.com or any other webpage. In some of the latest browsers, the 192.168.1.1 admin page opens automatically when you connect the router for the first time on your laptop. Though the router username and passwords can be changed even on mobile phones, it is recommended to use a laptop or computer.
Most of the routers have the default admin username and password at the backside of them. When you purchase a router, check at the rear side of the box for the username and password. Some may give you the instruction manual which mentions the default IP address of your router and it’s default username and password.
How to Reset the Router if192.168.1.1 is not responding?
You may have to reset the router if it’s not responding. There is a chance that there is an issue with the router if 192.168.1.1 is not responding. You’ve to check if the cables are properly connected and the connection between the client (your computer) and the router is properly established. If all your cables are perfect, then you have to reset the router. Here’s the procedure for resetting the router.
After purchasing the new router from the store, one may be excited to use it as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, Most of the people do not know the way to enter the router admin page. The user manuals for many routers are poor and some do not even include the manual in the package. Just type 192.168.1.1 in the address bar of your internet browser (Chrome or Internet Explorer) after connecting your router to your computer. You’ll be greeted with a 192.168.1.1 admin page where you can manage all the router settings.
In this article, we’ve also provided the other default access point IP addresses for the routers. You can try other IP addresses if 192.168.1.1 is not working for you. It is super-important to change your router password as soon as you log in the admin page. Mischief makers are always ready for the free internet connection. You may have to pay the data charges of others if you do not change 192.168.1.1 router admin password. We hope our comprehensive guide has helped you to log in your new router and change its settings.