192.168.10.1 is not so commonly used like 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1, but still it’s used by thousands of routers as their gateway IP. It’s commonly used by D-Link routers. And if your router is using this login IP, then to control your router you have to login to this IP address.
As it’s a very sensitive thing, that’s why the router interface is protected with admin username and password. Router manufacturers provide a default username and password. You can also change your username/password whenever you want.
Let’s see what you can do by logging in to 192.168.10.1:
- You can change WiFi name and password.
- You can turn on Guest Networks if your router has this feature.
- Router interface lets you reset or reboot your router.
- To change your admin credentials, you must login to the gateway IP first.
- You can also change the login IP aka gateway IP.
How to login to 192.168.10.1?
- Connect your computer to the router using LAN cable. You can also use WiFi, but if for any reason the router reboots, you will be disconnected. So wired connectivity is the best for configuring your router.
- Open a browser and in the address bar, type 192.168.10.1 and press Enter.
- A customized login page by your router will appear, which will ask you to enter username and password. Default username and password are labeled on the router bottom.
- Click Login button to access the admin panel.
Note: Login credentials are very sensitive. Anyone who is connected to your network and has login credentials, can control the whole network. So, don’t share the login details with anyone else.
192.168.10.1 vs 192.168.l0.1 vs 192.168.10.l
Simply to say, if you don’t enter a valid IP or URL, your browser simply takes you to your default search engine. So, if your router IP is 192.168.10.1 and you type 192.168.l0.1/192.168.10.l in the address bar, it will be a Google search if Google is your default search engine.
Now what’s the difference among these 3? Let’s clarify:
- 192.168.10.1 – It’s a valid IP address assigned by various router manufacturers to control the router.
- 192.168.l0.1 – It’s a misspelled IP address, where lowercase L is used instead of 1.
- 192.168.10.l – Same as the previous one where 1 is replaced by L.
How to change WiFi name and Password
Every router has a default SSID and Password. Some people use the WiFi name and password given by their ISP. You can always change your WiFi name and password whenever you want.
- Visit 192.168.10.1 from your browser.
- Login with your username and password.
- Go to Wireless > Wireless Settings, in the SSID field, enter your WiFi name. In Password/Passphrase, enter your WiFi password.
- Click Save to change your WiFi name/password.
How to recover your admin password?
If you forget your admin password, you won’t be able to login to the router admin panel. And, like websites you can’t recover your admin password. However you can reset your router which will take back the router to the default state. All configurations will be revert back to default. After resetting your router, you can login with your default username and password.
- Turn on your router if it’s off.
- Find the reset button at the back of your router.
- Press the reset button with a paper clip for 10-15 seconds. The router will reboot once the reset is complete.