D-Link is one of the Taiwanese electronic engineering companies that arose to global influence very quickly after its foundation in 1986, in Taipei. Producing network adapters during the first years, D-Link increased its portfolio over time starting to design and produce other electronic solutions, specially in the networking field. Nowadays D-Link’s routers and modems are widely used and the company is a market leader on the segment of wifi equipment.
It will be no surprise if somewhere in your home you have one of D-link’s routers. What if you need to change the router or wifi password? What if you want to change the networking settings of the D-Link router, like changing the wifi channel? Well, for that you will need to login to your D-Link router, and this is exactly what this text talks about.
How to login to your D-Link router
If you want to login to your D-Link router, just execute the steps listed below:
- Connect your PC to the router. Is is preferred that you use a ethernet cable for that, since it provides a safer connection that will not be lost in case you change any if the wifi settings (like password or name).
- Now you need access the router login page. This is done by opening your internet browser and typing the IP address of the router. The large majority of D-Link routers use the IP: 192.168.0.1. But other possible addresses are 192.168.0.50 and 192.168.0.40. When you type the IP address your internet browser will show the login page of your D-Link router’s configuration panel.
- Now you need to enter the username and password. Possible usernames are:
Possible passwords are:
- After you tried the login credentials of step three and found out which ones are correct, you will be redirected to the configuration panel. And that’s it! You are in your D-Link router’s management page.
You may need to reset your D-Link router
A very common issue that users found when trying to access their router’s configuration panel is when the default passwords don’t work and they cannot remember what is the the correct password of the router.
If you are one of the users who set up a new password when you first installed the router on your home and then forgot it, you will need to restore the router to its original factory settings. After doing that you will be able to use the D-Link default login credentials again and enter your router’s configuration page.
Reset the router to factory settings
This is a very simple operation. Just press and hold the reset button for a while. Be sure you hold it for no less than 10 seconds. This simple operation will reset the router to its original default settings, including the login credentials you need for getting in the configuration panel.
Now there’s nothing more preventing you from logging to your D-Link router. Go ahead!