– Router Admin Login is part of the Class C private IP address range. This is a common default IP address in use for home networking and WiFi routers. Because IP address 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 router's IP address, it's usually 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

1. Go to, type the IP address into the address bar of your web browser, or click the button below. Ensure connection to the same network as your router.

If you receive an error message, it may be that is not your router’s IP address. Click here to check your router’s IP address.

2. Then, navigate to the 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: If the default password has changed, and 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.

The above is a typical default IP address for a D-Link, Motorola, Netopia, Zyxel, and AT&T WiFi router.

All octets are numerical, meaning this is not 192.168.l.254 or 192.168.L.254. Do not add spaces like 192.168. 1.254. Avoid other common mistakes like:

  • 192.168.254, 192.168 254, or 192.168.254., as these omit part of the address
  • http 192.168 254, 192.168.1254, or 1921681254, as these omit necessary punctuation
  • 192.168.I.254/, 192.168.I.254/admin, or 192.168.I.1.254, as these add letters and numbers

Though some of these are easy mistakes to make, they are incomplete IP addresses and will likely result in a no response message. A 192.168.I.254 login won't get you where you need to go; make sure you enter the right address to get to your router login.

The back of a Linksys router

What is the username and password?

admin/admin is the most common router login and router password. However, it depends on the type of router. Other popular login credential combinations are admin/Admin, admin/password, and admin/1234.

These router default logins and passwords are case sensitive. If username admin doesn't work, you can try leaving that field blank or check the common router login chart to find your username and password.

If you have forgotten or can't find the login and 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.

Default settings typically have all port forwarding disabled to protect the devices on your home WiFi network.

After you have access to your router, you can navigate to the settings page and update the WiFi SSID, or add parental controls. A network management page will also show all devices connected to this router and modem setup. From the admin page, you can change passwords, change access or users, and more, including LAN, WAN, and WLAN settings; DSL; security settings; and DNS settings.

How do I change my password?

To change your password, do it from the admin page. Find the advanced settings on the admin page and select Change Password. You'll be able to enter your new password and save it for future logins.

When choosing a new password for your router, make sure it's secure and includes no personal information. Try to include a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols in your password for maximum strength. Run the password through the password strength test tool after changing it to ensure that your new password is secure.

Changing your password is important; 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.

Fixing connectivity issues

If you find that you're not able to access the web administrator, try the following to see if it solves the issue:

  • Unplug your router and wait a few minutes before plugging it back in to reset the connection. If necessary, you can also try resetting your router.
  • Make sure that you have the correct IP address for your router and that you're entering it correctly. Ensure that you haven't skipped a dot or inserted a space where it doesn't belong.
  • Update your browser or try using another browser altogether; it may be a cache issue or a problem with an outdated browser.
  • Make sure your antivirus software isn't getting in the way by temporarily disabling it.

In most cases, one of these changes will allow you to connect to the router login.

Changing SSID

From the admin page, you can also 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, you can also change the WiFi password if you feel it's been compromised by those accessing the Internet from your wireless network.

Additionally, if you frequently have guests at your house, it’s a good idea to set up a separate guest SSID. This prevents you from having to share your home WiFi at all; guests can use the guest network instead.