You can login into your router either using its default ip address or using the ip assigned by the Internet Service Provider. Now all routers have different IP Addresses. But the method to find their ip addresses remains the same. So, in this article we will show you a method to login into your router using your router’s ip address.
Once logged in you will be able to make desired changes on the router. You can change its SSID, password, channels, etc.
So, in order to login into the router you simply need to type its ip address in the url or address bar of any browser. You can have a look at the back of your router and you will find a sticker there. On the sticker you will probably find its ip address, username and password. You can use these details to login into it.
In case you don’t know its ip address then let us help you find it.
Finding Router’s IP Address in order to login into it
Irrespective of which operating system you are using. We, here bring you the most simplest method for finding your router’s ip address. So, you just need to download a software called “netgear genie” provided by a reputed router brand “Netgear” itself. With just two clicks you will be able to find your router’s ip address on your windows, mac, or iOS device. You can use this method for any router brand or type be it linksys, tplink, tenda, netgear, att&t, cisco, etc.
- Click here to download netgear genie. Once you download and install the netgear genie app, open it next.
- On the netgear genie app interface it will show you options like “Internet”, “Wifi Connection”, “Router Settings”, and “Network map”.
- You simply just need to click on “Network map” option. It will show you your entire network of devices at your home.
- At the center of this map will be your router along with its ip address.
- Click on the router at the center of the map and it will show you your router’s ip address.
- You simply just need to type it in the url or address bar of your chrome or firefox or safari browser.
- It will take you to the router’s admin page. Where you need to type username and password.
- Once on the router’s management page you can simply make any changes that you want.
Note:- Be cautious while changing anything on the router like its password or SSID. Because in that case your connected devices will disconnect from the router and you will have to reconnect them back again.
- You can watch our video too for better understanding.
- Moreover, you can uninstall the netgear genie software if you want after this.
How to find router’s ip address on windows computer
In order to login into your router using your windows operating system you must find its ip address first. Now, on Windows computer you can do that by the above mentioned netgear genie for follow the below given steps. You can also watch our video on youtube for better clarity.
- On the bottom left hand corner of your keyboard you need to press the “windows” + “R” key.
- A small “run” box will appear in the lower left hand side of the screen. There you need to type “cmd” and then press “ok”.
- A black screen will appear on the screen. There you simply need to type “ipconfig” and hit “enter” on the keyboard.
- It will show you “Wireless LAN Adapter Wifi” under this look for “default Gateway”. The ip coming beside the default gateway is your router’s ip address. You simply just need to type it in the url or address bar of the browser to access your router’s admin page. Your router’s ip address might be starting with 192.168… or 10.0….etc.
- Now, you just need to type this ip address in the browser. Make sure you only type it in the url or address bar. Typing it in the search bar won’t work.
- On the Router login page it will ask you for your username and password. You can have a look at the back of your router to find its default username and password. If you can’t find it there then use savior google to find your particular brand router’s default username and password.
- Once into the router’s management page you can changes like SSID, Password, Channels or other settings.
How to login into the router on Mac?
If you own a mac and you want to login into the router’s admin page then you must know your router’s ip address. If you don’t know then let us help you first find the ip, then show you the login steps.
- In order to login into the router on mac the steps remain the same as we did on windows. Just finding the ip address on mac is a bit of a different process.
- On a Mac system you need to click on the “apple icon” on the top left hand side.
- Then drop the drop down options select “system preferences”.
- Among all the options showing up on the screen select “Network section” next.
- Your router’s ip address on mac will appear on the right hand side if your Mac is connected with ethernet cable to the router. In case it is connected wirelessly, then you need to tap on “Advance” option.
- There will be a tab with different options, there you need to select “TCP/IP”. Now it says router just below it and it will display its ip address there.
- Copy that ip address or note it down and type it in the browser like safari or chrome and hit enter.
- Make sure your browser is updated while you are accessing your router admin page. You need to type the ip in the url or address bar and not the search bar of the browser.
- On the admin page it will ask for username and password. You can have a look at the sticker pasted on the back of the router for these details. Also, you get in touch with your ISP for this information.
- Once into the router’s management page you can make desired changes.
Login into your router with its App
This is the easiest way to login into your router and to make any changes on it. If your router supports its verified app then you can download and install it. Here let us tell you what is the name of different apps for their respective routers.
In case your router doesn’t support the app login then you can always try login via its ip address. Also while accessing the router make sure your router is connected with ethernet cable from your ISP or Modem to your WAN port. Additionally, your phone should be connected with your router’s wifi network.
For netgear router its official app is netgear nighthawk app. You can download this app from here for iOS and android. With this app you will be able to make any changes on the router. Be it child restriction, changing ssid, or password. These are the list of routers supported by this netgear nighthawk app.
Everybody knows logging into the router via app is the most easiest method. So, you can login into your linksys routers using “Linksys App”. You can click here to download the app for android or iOS. With this app you can do device prioritization, guest access, parental control, internet scheduling, and it works with alexa.
If you own a Tplink router at your home then you can login into it via its IP address, Default ip address or through its app. The former login steps are mentioned above. To login via its app click here to download it for Android or iOS.
With this tplink tether app not only can you manage your router but range extender’s too. If you are setting up your tplink router using this app then make sure your router is connected with cat 5 or ethernet cable to the modem or isp to its WAN port.
To login into dlink router you can use its app. D’Link has numerous apps so don’t get confused for the right one. Click here to download dlink router app for android or iOS. With this app you can manage your router easily.
Setup and Login of netgear router for the first time
If you have bought a netgear router at home then let us guide you with its quick setup and installation. Firstly, make sure there should be an ethernet cable connected between your routers wan port to your modems lan port.
In case you don’t have a modem then the Internet cable should be connected directly to the wan port of the netgear router. Now, let’s login into your router through the browser.
- On your phone or computer goto settings and then to wifi.
- In your wifi list you will see a netgear router default network name Netgear-Router-XXX.
- Connect to this network. Also You can connect an ethernet cable from the lan port on the router to your computer.
- So you can either connect the router to your device wired or wirelessly. Once connected open a browser on your device.
- In the url or address bar of the browser type routerlogin.net or 192.168.1.1.
- It will take you to the netgear router login page. For username and password, type “admin” and “password” respectively.
- In the next window it will ask you to create an account.
- Later it will ask you to create an ssid and password for your router.
- Apart from these you don’t have to make any other changes just hit on save.
- It takes around 2 mins for the router to save settings and to start broadcasting the internet.
Linksys router setup and login for the first time
- Before you try this make sure you have properly connected the ethernet cable from router to the modem.
- Also ethernet should be connected from router router to the pc.
- In case you have connected wirelessly to the linksys router’s network name then also you can login into it.
- Now open a browser on your phone or computer and in the url type 192.168.1.1
- You can access some models of the linksys router via myrouter.local. If none of this works then type linksyssmartwifi.com to access linksys setup page.
- On the login page type password as “admin”
- Follow the on screen instructions to complete the setup.
Asus router login and setup via router.asus.com
- If you want to login into asus router via its browser setup page then do the following first. Make sure you connect an ethernet cable from your modem to your router’s wan port.
- Now connect your phone or computer wirelessly to the asus router default network name showing up in your wifi list.
- You can also use second method wherein you connect ethernet cable from your router’s LAN port to your computer.
- Now, open a browser and in the url or address bar type router.asus.com. Or you can also use “http://www.asusrouter.com:8443/” to access asus router login page.
- On the login page you can follow the on screen instructions and complete the setup..
Dlink Router login via dlinkrouter.local for the first time
- You can login into your dlink router by typing 192.168.0.1 or dlinkrouter.local into the url or address bar of your browser.
- But before this make sure your router is powered on.
- Also make sure you connect an ethernet cable between the WAN port on the router and your modem. In case you don’t have a modem then there must be an internet cable that you need to plug in to the router’s WAN port.
- Now, on the dlink login page it will ask for default username and password. So here type “admin” for username and for password type “admin or blank”.
- Follow on screen instructions to complete the setup.
Tplink router login for the first time
- Open an incognito window and type tplinkwifi.net or tplinklogin.net in the url.
- This way you can access your tplink router login page.
- If this doesn’t work then kindly check if all the cables are connected properly.
- Connect ethernet cable from your router’s wan port to the modem.
- Also the router should be powered on.
- Your phone should be connected to the tplink-router-xxx network name showing up in the wifi list.
- Or if you are trying it on your computer then it should be connected wirelssly to the same network name. Or else you can connect an ethernet cable from routers lan port to the computer. And now you can try to access its login page.
What to do if I can’t access my router’s admin page?
If you can access your routers admin page then there is possibility that you are not trying the right url. The best solution is to try login using its ip address. Check this video here on how to login into any router.
You can also get in touch with your isp and they will help you login into your router. Be cautious before changing anything on the router. The reason being all your connected devices might get disconnected. Like for instance if you change your SSID, you will then have to connect all devices again to the router.
If your router is brand new then you reset the router once and then try the setup and login again. Don’t do this if its already setup, coz in that case you will have to set it up again.