When it comes to configuring a router, it is necessary that you have access to the settings and the dashboard of the router. However, it is not necessary that the router is connected to active internet as it can be done offline too. You need to enter the default IP address of the router (192.168.0.1) in the address bar of the web browser and hit the enter bar. But, you need to know that the IP address of the router may not be the same for all and hence it is necessary that you check with the specifications of the router to know the exact IP address of the router. Entering the correct IP address is necessary or else you may be redirected to an error page.
About 192.168.0.1 !!
192.168.0.1 is the default IP address of most of the broadband routers that are used today. Most of the brand of the router makes use of this IP address, and the company pre-sets this default router address for all their router models. But, technical experts can make changes in the address using the router’s administrative console. 192.168.0.1 is the private IPv4 network address which is used by the home network routers to set up the default gateway so that you can gain access to the router settings and dashboard easily with this address through the browser.
How to Login with 192.168.0.1?
The steps for accessing the router settings and dashboard are very simple. You simply need to follow few simple steps carefully, and you can easily gain access to the setting page of the router. Below is the step by step guides to login with 192.168.0.1.
- Launch the web browser on your PC and to access the management console of the router you need to start by entering the IP address 192.168.0.1 manually on the address bar of the browser. Hit the “Enter” bar and wait till the page loads successfully.
- Once the page is loaded, you will get access to the control panel of the router login page and there you need to enter the default Username and Password. Click the “Submit” button and you are done. Remember, the Username and Password of the router is written on the back of the router and if you have changed the default username and password of the router, then you would require entering the new username and password which you have set for the router.
- After the successful login process, you will be redirected to admin page of the router. There you can make changes from the setting page of the router including IP location, DNS settings, Routing and do a lot many things.
What If You Can’t Access 192.168.0.1?
Despite the above mentioned steps, many people are unable to gain access to the router setting page. In such case, you need to ensure that you have entered the correct IP address, i.e. 192.168.0.1. If any number is missing or miss-typed, then the login page won’t reload and you will get an error message or you will be redirected to the error page. In order to learn about the default IP address of the router, you need to check the router IP address list or reverse the router to learn about the default IP address of the router. Even after typing the right IP address many people are unable to access the router setting and this is due to active firewall or antivirus installed on their PC and running in the background. So, in such case they need to stop the firewall for some time until the changes were made in the router.
Changing the Default Router Username and Password!
In order make changes in the default username and password of the router, the users are required to access the setting page of the router and on the setting page they will find the option to make changes in the Username and Password. The tab is available under the administrative tab of the router. Click on “Change Password or Router Name” and then type the new username and the new password for two times and you are done with the process. But, ensure remember the new username and password as it would be used later to gain access to the setting page of the router.
As mentioned earlier, all router of different brands have their own unique and default IP address to identify it easily on the network. It is necessary that you know the default IP address of the router that you are using so as that you can gain access to the router setting page and the dashboard. It is extremely important for you to learn about configurations of the new router with the 192.168.0.1 IP address. The username and password is also an essential thing without which login to the router is not possible.