IP address setup, troubleshooting and Faqs

Most of us use a Wi-Fi router in our daily lives. The wireless routers unanimously share a simple default IP address that is chosen by the manufacturer and embedded into the device. The device can be setup using this default IP address and changes can be made to its settings among other things. The default IP address that we are going to talk about today is the default IP gateway.
This default Ip address is commonly used among wireless internet routers that are procured for providing a longer range. They are also popular among broadband modems and also a few counted network switches. They are actively used by manufacturers such as Linksys, Motorola, Sweex and D-Link while also being used by a number of other companies. The default Ip address will more than often be printed on a sticker which you will be able to find on the Wi-Fi router along with the default SSID and password of the device. The IP gateway can be used to set up your device for the first time. The steps shall be given below.

login credentials

The login credentials for the login page are likely to be given in the user manual of the device provided in the packaging. These credentials are pre-determined and default but can be changed later on after you complete setting up your device for the first time. Given below is a list of the probable default admin name and passwords that can be used to log in to the setup page. default admin names and passwords

This is a list of all the combinations of the default admin names and passwords pertaining to the setup page.
Admin name – Password
admin – (blank)
router – router
admin – admin
sweex – mysweex
admin – password
(blank) – Motorola
admin – 1234
admin – CLEAR123
This list contains all the commonly used default admin names and passwords used by the manufacturers. You should be able to find them in the user manual of the device. Once you successfully log in to the page, you will be able to change these credentials given above to suit your needs. You will also be able to change the admin name and password to your Wi-Fi router. We shall discuss how to do that soon. Lets take a look at how to setup your router with the default IP address in a simple point list. router setup

There are a few steps that you will need to follow in order to setup your device using the setup. Given below is a simple list of steps you can follow to set up your router for the first time

  • Bring out your router and connect it to your power outlet to let it turn on and stabilize.
  • Use your modem to connect it to the ISP by using an ethernet cable.
  • After that bring your personal computer or your laptop and connect it to your router.
  • Then open up your browser and type into the address bar. This will redirect you to the setup page.
  • Here you can put in the default admin name and password from the user manual. It will most likely be one of those mentioned in the above list.
  • After that you will need to follow the website UI to choose the SSID, password and encryption of your wireless router among other options.
  • Make sure that you type in the in the address bar correctly or else you may face troubles trying to login to the setup page. There could be various wrong ways such as jus typing or even www. Such mistakes will block you from using the setup page.
  • Before trying to access the login page, change your Personal computers TCP/IPv4 settings for the LAN connection to the DHCP mode or simply choose the static IP option and type in the default IP address.

After doing this, your setup for your device has been completed and it is ready for use for the first time. Since we have understood how to setup the device for the first time.

frequently asked regarding the IP gateway. not working.

At times you wouldn’t be able to access the setup page of the devices linked with the default IP address. The reasons could be trivial. To avoid such circumstances, make sure that the device has a stable connection with the Wi-Fi router. Just to make sure that you have a stable connection, you could try using an ethernet cable rather than using a wireless connection. If you are using a wireless connection, keep the router close to the computer.
The setup page could also face problems in redirecting if you have a firewall that is opposing the access. If so, try turning off your firewall. It will surely solve the issue. Another possible diagnosis could be that your browser is not able to access the login page. Changing your web browser for the setup may help in the process.
Make sure that you type the setup page address in the address bar correctly as mentioned before and not make any mistakes while typing because it will lead to the setup page not responding.
If still, the not working, then try resetting the device back to its factory settings and also try downloading and installing the firmware upgrade which will solve the issue in most cases.

How to reset router

The router can be reset to its factory setting when you need by two different ways. Either you could go up to your router and find the reset button situated in the bottom of the device. Pressing and holding it will make it reset itself. Or you can go to the admin page and login to go to the “reset to factory settings option” to remotely trigger the reset process.

How to download and install firmware updates.

You can do that by keeping your device connected to your computer and then typing in in the address bar of your computer and then login by using the default credentials. After logging in you will need to choose the check for firmware updates option available under the firmware updates menu. It will show you a list of updates ready to be installed and you can click on download and install to start it right away. Quite easy as that.
The firmware updates are important to be installed on a regular basis as they keep the device up to date. They contain bug fixes that resolve issues for you and also security patches to keep that password of your router from slipping into the wrong hands. Therefore, try and regularly install the firmware updates to keep the device running at its prime.

How to change default SSID and password?

When you set up and start your Wi-Fi router for the first time, the SSID and the password of the device will be the default one mentioned on a sticker on the device. If you wish to change it, you can go to the http://www. admin page and login using your credentials. After that choose the administration menu. Under this you can choose and the change the default SSID and password of the router to one that suits you better. You will also be able to change and modify security and other settings on this page while you are there.

How to use the troubleshooter?

You may sometimes face a few issues with the wireless devices. But if you are not able to diagnose the issue then you may not be able to solve the problem. The troubleshooter will do it for you. You will be able to find a troubleshooter in the windows network and sharing center. Another one will require you to visit the setup page. Here under the administration option, you will find the trouble shooter. When you click on this option the troubleshooter will look for issues and then also look for solutions along with it. At the end it will show you a list of the issues diagnosed and also the solutions which you can apply and resolve with a simple click of a button.

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