If you are using a router with brands such as D-Link, NETGEAR, TP-Link, and Sitecom, your default IP address is 192.168.0.1. And using this IP address, you can easily access the Admin web user interface. This is useful when you want to change some settings with regards to your network. From changing SSID and password, you can all do this with the use of 192.168.0.1.
The brands mentioned above are just the most common to use that IP address. There are others as well. And if your internet service provider (ISP) has provided with the same default IP address, you should know that that is your key to logging in to your router’s web user interface.
If you want to know how to use the 192.168.0.1, here is a brief step-by-step instruction to find your way through your router’s web UI. Rest easy as this is not that difficult as you might expect. You can memorize the whole process even with just one try.
How to use 192.168.0.1
On your Windows PC
- Open your web browser. It could be the Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Opera browser.
- On the address bar, type in the 192.168.0.1 and hit ENTER.
- A log in window will appear that will require you to type in your username and password. Usually, the default admin usernames are admin or administrator. The password should be the same as the username or sometimes its password. If your ISP has given you your default username and password, use that instead.
- Hit ENTER as soon as you input the right credentials.
- You should be seeing your router’s web UI. You may now change the settings as you wish. Try to just change the WiFi name and password. Other stuff in there are a bit complicated and might affect your internet speed.
On your smartphone
- On your smartphone, open your preferred web browser. The same goes for Google Chrome or Safari or any available you have installed that can access the internet.
- On the web browser’s address bar, type the default IP address as 192.168.0.1 and hit ENTER.
- You will see the login window, from there type in the default username and password. It could be admin or administrator.
- Hit ENTER and a new page will appear. This will be the default web UI of your router.
- You may now change the settings the way you want. But just keep in mind that you should only change the WiFi name and password. Other stuff in there are a bit sensitive that one wrong change of settings and you will lose your internet connection.
Here is a reminder that should be remembered all the time if you can. When changing some settings in the router’s web UI, try to take note of it. So that if anything goes wrong, you can fix it by just putting it back to default or the way it used to be before you changed it.
If worse things come to worst and you totally forget what you changed. You can always turn the settings back to its factory default. Just find the reset button and press it for good 10 seconds. After it reboots, you can now access the web UI again on your PC, laptop, or smartphone.
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