There’s no doubt typing the wrong IP address is a problem many users suffer from.
You should type that IP address this way 192.168.1.1, but first what is an IP address.
What is an IP Address?
An IP Address, also known as “Internet Protocol”, is a unique identifier assigned to a user browsing the internet through their Internet Service Provider (ISP).
There are plenty of reasons to log in to your router and many settings you can take advantage of to customize and secure your network.
In order to access the web-based setup page of the router, fill in 192.168.1.1 in your browser’s address bar.
Why would you want to log into your Wi-Fi router?
Once you access the web-based setup of the router, you can rename your network, alter the password, adjust the security level, create a guest network, and set up or modify a variety of other options.
How do I access the web-based setup page of the router?
Before you access the web-based setup page of the router, make sure the router is powered on and the computer is wired to one of the ethernet ports on the router.
Then, Complete these steps:
- Open a web browser such as Google Chrome.
- Go to the Address bar and enter the IP Address 192.168.1.1
Note: The IP Address of the router can be changed by these factors:
- If you run the setup CD of the router
- If you change it on the web-based setup page of the router
If you forgot the IP address of the router, you can try one of these steps:
- Check the IP address of the router
- Press the Reset button at the back of the router for 30 seconds.
Note: This procedure resets your router to factory defaults. Any settings on the router erased. The IP address of the router will be 192.168.1.1 and the password is admin after you reset it.
- Enter your username and password to login to your router.
- Once you access your router admin panel you can adjust several options regarding: IP Qos, DNS, Proxy, LAN, WAN, network management, security options, WLAN settings, PPPOE, MAC, WPS, DSL, and DHCP client.
What to do if you forgot your router’s username and password?
- If you don’t know your username and password and you never changed it, try to find them in the label along with the router’s serial number and login address.
- If you changed your password and forgot it, you’ll have to reset the router or modem to factory settings.