192.168.1.1 is one of the most popular private IP addresses used to access the router admin panel. Millions of routers from dozens of manufacturers use this IP address as the default login IP.
You need three things to login to a router admin panel.
- Router Login IP
- Admin username
- Admin Password
How to login to 192.168.1.1?
- Connect your computer/smartphone to the router using LAN cable or WiFi.
- Open a browser and type 192.168.1.1 in the address bar.
- A login page or a browser pop-up will ask you for the username and password.
- Enter the login credentials and click the Login button to access your router admin page.
How to know that 192.168.1.1 is my router login IP?
You have to know whether 192.168.1.1 is your router’s default gateway or not. If it’s not your default gateway, then you won’t be able to access it. So, you should be assured that it’s the login IP of your router.
For Windows users:
- Press Windows icon and search cmd on the search bar.
- Open Command Prompt from the search results.
- Type ipconfig and press Enter.
- The IP address shown in the Default Gateway is your router login IP.
For Android users:
- Connect to your WiFi from your smartphone
- Go to Settings > WiFi.
- Tap on your WiFi name.
- Gateway IP is your login IP.
For MacOS users:
- Open the Terminal in your Macbook.
- Type this command in the terminal netstat -nr | grep default
- Press Enter and you will find your Gateway IP.
The problem occurs when people try to type their router login IP 192.168.1.1, then Google auto suggests 192.168.l.l which is basically lowercase L instead of 1. When you click on 192.168.l.l. It will take you to Google not on your router login IP.
What to do if you typed 192.168.l.l?
Millions of people click on 192.168.l.l instead of entering 192.168.1.1 in the address bar. If you are one of them who clicked on the Google autosuggestion, you can simply type 192.168.1.1 and hit enter without clicking on any Google suggestion.
How to change router login IP?
Most of the router will enable you to change default login IP of your router which is known as LAN IP too. You can set a custom login IP and it will replace the default 192.168.1.1.
But, the default login IP will be back once you reset your router. Other than that, the custom login I will simply work fine.
- Visit 192.168.1.1 and login with our account details.
- Navigate to Network > LAN
- In LAN IP, enter your custom login IP.
- Click Save to change your router login IP.
How to change WiFi name & password?
Unfortunate truth is most people don’t know how to change their WiFi name. That’s why they use either a default router WiFi name or a WiFi name provided by their ISP.
They simply don’t know how to change their WiFi name and/or password. Doesn’t matter what your router login IP is, every router has a dedicated section for controlling WiFi networks.
- Visit 192.168.1.1 and login to your router admin panel.
- Navigate to Wireless > Basic Settings. In Basic Settings, SSID is where you have to enter your WiFi name.
- Navigate to Wireless > Wireless Settings. Passphrase/Pre-shared key/WPA2-Personal Key is your WiFi password.
- After changing WiFi name/password, click Apply/Save changes.
How to reset your router?
Resetting a router is a basic operation every router owner should be aware of. And every router in this world follows the same reset process. If the router is in front of you, it will take less than a minute to reset the router.
- First of all, power on your router. The router needs to be turned on while resetting.
- Find the reset button at the back end of your router. Reset is labeled under the button.
- Press the reset button with a needle, paper clip or something similar for 10-15 seconds.
- All the LED lights on the router will flash and come back back to normal when the reset process is finished.