is the default IP address that is pre-configured on most routers to access the administration interface. Brands like TP-Link, D-Link, Netgear, Asus, Linksys all use this IP address to login to the router config panel.

So if you have a tpLink, dLink or Netgear router there is a very high chance your router admin UI dashboard can be accessed at

How to Login to

Your wifi router has an admin panel that allows you to configure various settings related to your home wifi network. This admin panel can be accessed through any web browser by typing the router’s IP address in the address bar.

Follow these simple steps to access your router admin panel:

  1. Ensure your laptop/phone is connected to the router’s wifi or plugged into router’s LAN port using an ethernet cable. Wifi gives remote access while an ethernet cable will be needed if wifi isn’t working.
  2. Launch any web browser on your computer or smartphone. Popular ones are Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.
  3. In the browser address bar type your router IP address followed by enter. The common default IP is or
  4. A login prompt will open asking for a username and password. The default credentials are:
     Username: admin Password: admin
  5. Enter the defaults provided above or custom credentials if set. Hit enter or click the Login button.
  6. Congratulations, You will now be logged into your router admin dashboard panel!

Reminder: When entering the IP address, ensure accuracy by avoiding prefixes like “www” or “https” and refrain from misspelling, such as using alphabets instead of numerical digits like “192.168.o.1”. IP addresses exclusively contain numerical digits.

Forgot IPs Address Username and Password?

If you have forgotten your ip address username and password and you are not able to connect to your devices with your wifi then don’t worry, we request you to please read the below helpful guide to find that easily.

Checking The Manual

If you’ve forgotten your username and password for, then you can refer to the router’s manual that comes with every new router or the box it came in. You can also check our List of Default Routes Username and Passwords.

Resetting The Routers

If you have changed or forgotten your router’s default username and password for and can’t remember them, the best solution is to reset the router to its default settings. Follow the steps given below.

  1. Look for a reset button on the back of your router. It’s usually a small, hidden button.
  2. Use a pointy object like a needle or paperclip to press and hold the reset button for about 10-15 seconds.
  3. This will reset all the settings back to default, including the username and password you changed.
  4. You can then log in using the default login credentials.

How to Change Router’s WiFi Password or SSID?

Once logged in, it is highly recommended you change the default admin credentials. Having a username as admin and password as admin is common knowledge. Continuing with defaults means anyone can log in and change important wifi settings with the IP

To modify admin credentials:

  • Login to the admin panel
  • Look for the Management/Administration section. May also be under Advanced settings.
  • Under there look for the admin account and password change option.
  • Enter the new custom username
  • Enter a new strong password & confirm. Include upper, lower, and special characters.
  • Save settings.

These will be the new login credentials going forward instead of the default provided ones.

How to Find The Router’s IP Address?

While is the commonly used IP address, some routers may use a different one.

You can confirm your router’s IP address by checking the sticker label at the back/bottom of your router. There you will find the default access IP address printed.

If there is no sticker, you can also find the router IP address when connected to the router wifi:


  • Open command prompt
  • Type ipconfig
  • Check the default gateway entry. This is your router IP.


  • Go to System Preferences > Network
  • Select your wifi connection
  • Check the Router entry under TCP/IP. This is the IP address.


  • Go to the Wi-Fi settings screen
  • Long press your wifi connection
  • Check the Gateway or Router IP address

Once you know your router IP address you can type it in the browser URL bar to access the admin dashboard.

Common Router Administration Settings

Once logged into your router dashboard, you can configure various aspects of the home network:

1. Wifi Settings

Under Wireless > Basic Settings you can manage your wifi networks including:

  • Network Name (SSID)
  • Broadcast SSID (show/hide)
  • WiFi Password
  • WiFi Band
  • WiFi Channels
  • WiFi Standards (B/G/N/AC/AX)

2. Guest Network

You can create separate guest wifi with different SSIDs & passwords under the Guest Network tab. Guest networks are useful for providing internet access to friends/visitors without giving them access to main home wifi credentials.

3. Parental Controls

Routers allow configuring Parental Control and filters that can block access to inappropriate websites for kid’s profiles.

4. Access Control

You can manually add device MAC addresses under Access Control to limit which devices are allowed or denied access to your wifi router.

5. Port Forwarding

Port Forwarding settings are useful if you want to provide public access to a Web server/computer hosted on your local home network from the internet.

6. Firmware Upgrade

It is recommended to keep your router firmware updated to the latest version available. Old router firmware versions may have vulnerabilities.

How to Troubleshooting Router Admin Access

Sometimes you may change a setting in the router that prevents accessing the admin login page. Or you moved homes and brought your existing router but can’t seem to access it like before.

Follow these troubleshooting steps:

1. Recheck Router IP Address

As explained previously, your router IP can be found through the sticker label behind the router or through ipconfig/ifconfig when connected to the router’s wifi.

Maybe previously you could access but now the router is configured to use the IP address.

2. Try Different Browser

Attempt login using alternate browsers like Chrome, Firefox, and Edge. Sometimes browser cache/cookies prevent accessing the login screen.

3. Reboot your Router

If nothing works, disconnect the router power plug for 15 seconds. Reconnect it back and wait 2 minutes for the router to restart completely. Retry accessing the router login page.

4. Reset your Router

If you have tried the above steps multiple times and still can’t access the admin panel then the last resort is to factory reset. Reset will revert all custom settings back to default.

Steps to reset:

  • Take a pin and Locate the tiny reset hole behind the router
  • Press and hold for 10 seconds until the lights start blinking rapidly
  • The router will now reset itself to defaults.
  • Login again using username: admin password: admin

How to Change Default Router IP Address

The default gateway IP address is publicly accessible hence it is recommended to change it from commonly known IPs like to something more obscure for security reasons.

Follow these steps to modify it:

  • Login into your router admin panel
  • Navigate to LAN, DHCP or Network settings
  • Find the field Router IP Address or Gateway IP address depending or branding
  • Update it from to your preferred IP address like or
  • Save settings. The router will indicate it needs to reboot. Allow it.
  • You can now access the router admin panel on this new IP.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. Unable to access the router admin page?

A1: Follow the troubleshooting guide shared previously:

  • Confirm router IP again through ipconfig and retry
  • Attempt login through different browser
  • Reboot and Reset your router to factory settings

Q2. Internet not working after changing router settings?

A2: If your internet connection isn’t working after configuring PPPoE or Static IP try below solutions:

  • Re-enter ISP provided username and password carefully
  • For old internet plans, copy MAC address from old router and add it in new router WAN settings under “Clone MAC Address” field.

Q3. How do I know my WiFi password?

A3: If you have forgotten or don’t know the current wireless password, login to router admin panel and under Wireless Settings > Security view the password under Wireless Password field.