Today we would talking about how to open your router’s configuration panel. But firstly let’s find out why we need to do it. It’s not really hard to answer this question. We can set up our home Wi-Fi router’s settings, which can make router to work faster and more effective. Moreover, you can change your password or network name, if you don’t like old name or have some suspicions that unknown users can use your wireless network without your permission, because that can be cause of unexpected payments for the Internet.
It’s necessary to connect your router to personal computer by cable, if you want to configure it. There are different methods, but I think that this is the most convenient, because all of your manipulations won’t cause some troubles with router. If you wish to make minor changes in settings, you can do this through control panel after router connecting via Wi-Fi. The only thing that absolutely necessary to do not is to update router’s firmware via a wireless network. Only network cable can be used to firmware updating or your will be broken. That mean that you need to pay for new router or for repair.
In order to open web interface of your router, enter 192.168.1.1 (sometimes 192.168.0.1) IP address in address bar of your browser.
List of the most popular web-interface IP addresses you can find here:
D-Link, TP-link, Tenda,2Wire, Actiontec, Eminent, LevelOne, Linksys, Motorola, Netopia, Planet, Senao, Siemens, Sitecom, SMC Networks, Trendnet, usually use 192.168.0.1.
ZyXEL, Asus, ZTE, Netgear, Huawei usually use 192.168.1.1.
Sercomm, Aztech, Gigabyte usually use 192.168.1.254.
After that in the appeared window you need to enter a username and password.
If you haven’t changed them, they are “admin” and “admin” by default. There are situations, when password and username aren’t “admin”. You can find information on bottom cover of router.
What to do if I forgot my router password and username after changing?
If access password has changed and you have lost it or forgotten, most likely, you have to reset all router’s settings. You can do it by pressing special button. This button is slightly recessed into router’s body, because someone can press it accidentally. Press and hold it for ten seconds.
After that all settings will be reset to defaults and router can be configured again by using default username and password to enter in web-interface.