192.168.1.1 – Router Admin Login

192.168.1.1 is part of the Class C private IP address range. Often miswritten as 192.168.l.l, this is the most common default IP address in use for home networking and WiFi routers. Because this IP class is not directly connected to the Internet, data cannot be transmitted to this IP from an outside source with an Internet connection.

If you're unsure of your routers IP address, check the the IP listed next to the default gateway. This can be found by typing ipconfig at the command prompt in Windows or typing ip route | grep default in a Terminal session in MacOS.

How Do I Log In To 192.168.1.1?

1. Go to http://192.168.1.1 or type 192.168.1.1 into your web browser address bar, or click the button below. Ensure connection to the same network as your router. During this first step, if you receive an error message, it may be that 192.168.1.1 is not your router’s IP address.

2. Follow the directions onscreen to a login page to enter a username and password. For the username and password, check underneath or on the back of the router, in the router’s manual, or on the router box.

Note: The default password may have been changed by you previously. At any rate, if you don’t have access to the password for some reason, perform a factory reset on the router. To do so, press and hold the RESET button on the back of the router for fifteen seconds. This will reset the router to its default settings.

3. Once on the admin panel of your router, there are many options for increasing the performance or security of your router’s connection.

192.168.1.1 is a typical default IP address for an Asus or Linksys WiFi router. However, note that all octets are numerical, meaning this is NOT 192.168.l.l nor 192.168.l.1 (192.168.L.L or 192.168.I.I).

192.168.l.l is a common mistake, as it appears visually the same way as 192.168.1.1; however, 192.168.l.l won't get you to the page you need. Ensure that all characters in the IP address are numbers.

Do not add spaces like 192.168. 1.1.

Do not remove any dots that separate the octets (192.168.11 or 19216811) as this will be an incomplete IP address and will likely result in a no response message.

What Is The 192.168 1.1 Username And Password?

admin/admin is the most common username/password but that depends on the type of router. Other popular username/password combinations are admin/Admin, admin/password, and admin/1234. These router default logins and passwords are case sensitive.

If you have forgotten or can't find the login/password for your router, there's usually a small reset button on the back of the router. Press and hold this button for a few seconds until lights on your router blink. Once your router has rebooted, the factory default username and password will be in place again.

CAUTION: Resetting the router using the reset button will erase any custom configuration and put the router back to factory settings. If you had previously setup port forwarding for security cameras or other devices you wanted access to while connecting remotely, these router settings will need to be reapplied.

Usually, port forwarding is disabled in your default settings to protect the devices on your home wireless network.

Routers set 192.168.1.1 as the IP address used to log in to the router's admin page. Router companies use the address as a gateway or access point for admin access to manage router settings. From the admin page, you can change passwords, change access or users, and more, including LAN, WAN, WLAN settings; security settings; DNS settings; and the WiFi SSID, which is the name of the WiFi network.

Changing default username and password for 192.168.1.1

The first thing you should do once you’re on the admin page is change your default router password to a new, secure password as most default passwords are the same. Leaving the default password makes your home network vulnerable to hackers.

Changing the 192.168.1.1 SSID

Access the router and from the settings page, you can change the SSID (WiFi network name). It’s a good idea to change the name to something easily recognizable that will stand out from other networks. This is especially helpful if your neighbors have the same ISP default network names.

Furthermore, if you frequently have guests at your house, it’s a good idea to set up a separate guest SSID.