So, your router is there working just fine. But wifi network is dropping too easily. Maybe your router and wifi passwords are weak and you are starting to worry about them. Maybe your wifi name is boring and difficult to memorize and you want to change everything . What should you do to change all these things?
Ok, you are in the right place. Let’s teach you how to login to your router and be able to change the wifi channel your network is operating on (this may solve your connection problems) and also all other changes you want to perform.
You may have a D-Link, a Linksys, TP-Link or Asus router, the manufacturer/brand doesn’t really make the procedure different. The only thing you need to pay attention regarding your router’s brand is the default IP address and login credentials. Different brands usually have different login information and use different IP address also.
So, let’s learn how to login to your router!
Steps to login to your router
In order to login to your router, follow the steps:
- First thing to do is to establish a network connection with the router. You can both connect to the wifi network or to connect directly to the router using an ethernet cable. It is desirable to use the second option. If you use wifi, you will login to the router just fine, but depending on the changes you perform on the network settings the connection might be lost.
- Now you need to open the login page and enter your router’s username and password. Launch your favorite browser and type the default IP address of your router. This address varies depending on model and brand. The most common ones are:
But there are other variants too. You can check the default IP password of your router here. Usually this information is also available on your router’s brand support website and also on your user’s manual.
- After typing the correct IP address you will see the login page of your router. The router’s username and password are requested in order to access the configuration page. Here three situations are possible.
- You changed the default login credentials and have them written down or remember by heart the correct username and password. Good! Just enter the info and press enter key
- You changed the default login credentials and no longer remember them and also don’t have them written in any part. Not good! But easy to solve. Check out the next session.
- You never changed any login information. In this case all you need to do is to find the default values for your router’s brand. This page will help you with this task.
- After entering the correct login information you will be shown your router’s settings page. Now you can manage and change whatever setting you need, like the router’s password ( yes, you should not rely on the default password since it is public information), changing the wifi channel or password and many others.
When you forget the router’s password
If you are among the thousands of users that changed the router’s password but forgot what it is, no worries. The additional step you need to perform is a simply reset of the router in order to restore the original factory settings.
At the back part of the router there is a reset button. To restore the original default settings you need activate and hold this button for something longer than 10 seconds. And that’s it! Now you can login with the default information.