192.168.1.1 Router Admin Login.
See how to find your router’s username, password and IP address in seconds.
Log in to your router admin page (control panel) via 192.168.1.1.
The 192.168.1.1 IP Router Gateway – What Is It?
The majority of modern wireless routers that are used for private networks will have the Default Gateway of 192.168.1.1. This is the private IP address used by the router for that network and other devices are then able to connect to the router, in order to gain access the network itself and to the internet.
Typically, this IP address and Default Gateway is used for two reasons: Firstly, because using the same default IP address makes troubleshooting easier for all networks, and secondly, because it marks the beginning of one of the IP address ranges reserved for use with home, office and corporate networks.
Usually, all computers and devices connected to the network will then be allocated an IP address by the router, which will look similar. Often, this will be 192.168.1.X, with the ‘X’ replaced by a number between 2 and 255.
How Do I Log In to My Router with 192.168.1.1?
By using the 192.168.1.1 Default Gateway IP address, you will usually be able to gain access to your router admin panel, which will allow you to manage your private network, adjust security settings and access various other options. In order to do this, simply follow the steps outlined below:
1. Either visit this link: http://192.168.1.1, or launch your default web browser and enter “http://192.168.1.1” into the address bar, then press enter.
2. If the address does not work, it would suggest this is not your router’s IP address or your network’s Default Gateway. In this event, you can find the correct Default Gateway address by launching ‘Command Prompt’ in Windows, typing ‘ipconfig’ and pressing ‘Enter’. The address will be listed alongside the words ‘Default Gateway’, under ‘Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi’. Simply enter this address into your browser’s address bar instead.
3. When prompted, enter your username and password to login to your router.
I Don’t Know My Router Admin ID or Password – How Do I Find or Reset Them?
If you are unsure of your Admin ID and password, and you do not remember changing them, it is highly likely that they will be the default username and password for that router. This will usually be contained either within the router’s documentation, or on a label attached to the back or the bottom of the router itself.
Alternatively, if you changed your Admin ID and/or password and have forgotten them, the best solution is to perform a factory reset on the router. This will then reset the username and password to the default. The precise method for performing a factory reset may vary from one router to another, but it typically involves pressing and holding a small button on the device itself. You may need to use a thin object, like a pin, pen or pencil, to do this.
Finally, if you are unable to locate the default username or password on the device itself, you may be able to look it up online, based on the specific router you have, or you could try common usernames and passwords.
See our list of default router passwords, if you know the brand of your router.
What Are the Most Common Default Router Admin Usernames and Passwords?
In the event that you need to try and guess the default username and password in order to log in to router’s admin panel, it is best to try some of the most common combinations first. By far the most common default username is ‘admin’, while common passwords include ‘admin’ and ‘password’. Other common examples are listed below:
Common Router Login Usernames:
Common Router Login Passwords:
In many cases, the username and password will match, so a good starting point is to try combinations like ‘admin’ and ‘admin’, or ‘user’ and ‘user’. Occasionally, either the default username or password will be blank, so it is worth trying that. It is also worth experimenting with upper case letters at the start of the username and password.
See our list of default admin usernames and passwords for all major brands on out Default Router Usernames page.
192.168.1.1 Router Admin Login Troubleshooting.
From time to time, users may encounter other problems when attempting to log in to their router’s admin panel. However, the majority of these issues can be identified and resolved by following this troubleshooting guide.
The first thing to check is that the device you are using is definitely connected to the router, either through Wi-Fi, or via an Ethernet cable. It is also worth checking the router itself, to make sure it is plugged in, that the lights are on and that you are not experiencing a hardware failure. If the lights are on, but are indicating that the router is not working, you may need to reset it by removing the power from the router and then reconnecting it.
Next, you should double check that you are definitely entering the IP address correctly. Again, if the default IP address does not work, you can find out your Default Gateway address by launching ‘Command Prompt’ option from the Windows start menu, then typing ‘ipconfig’ and pressing ‘Enter’.
When entering the IP address into your web browser, you should avoid entering ‘www.’ before the address, or using ‘.com’ or any other suffix after it. You may also wish to try another web browser. For most routers, it should be possible to gain access via Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera and Safari.
Lastly, you should take care when entering your username and password, paying particular attention to case sensitivity. For this reason, you should also check that ‘CAPS LOCK’ is turned off on your keyboard.
I Still Can’t Log In to 192.168.1.1. Why Not?
Follow this checklist to ensure that you open the correct router login page.
- Most likely, you have mistyped the IP address. Inexperienced users often write 192.168.l.l in the address bar (entering the letter l instead of the number 1). If you wrote 192.168.ll, 192.168 11 or 192.168 1.1 in the browser address bar, then you have made a mistake and the attempt will result in a search engine query or a server time-out.
- Your router’s IP address is not always 192.168.1.1. The correct router IP address depends on the brandname and model of your router. 192.168.1.1 is the most common default IP address for the major router brands, but many brands use other IP addresses. Other common router IP addresses are: 192.168.0.1, 192.168.2.1, 192.168.1.254, or 10.0.0.1. Try entering these IP addresses in your browser’s address bar, and press Enter. We have also compiled a list of default router IP addresses for all major brands.
- If you enter www or the HTTPS protocol before the 192.168.1.1 IP address in your browser, it will result in an error or search engine search. Try again and enter just 192.168.1.1 in your browser address bar and press enter. Http://192.168.1.1 should also work. Never write www.192.168.1.1 or Https://192.168.1.1.
- A very common mistake by newbies is to enter 192.168.1.1 in the Google, Safari or Bing Search Bar instead of your browser’s URL address bar. You MUST Enter 192.168.1.1 exactly where you enter any other website URL in your browser. Then press ENTER.
- All “Full Stops” must be entered in the IP address. The legitimate router IP address is: 192.168.1.1 and not any of these variations: 19216811, 192.168.11, 192.168.1 1, 192 168 1 1 or 192.168 11. All numbers and ‘Full Stops” must be entered to access your router’s login page.
- Your router could simply be broken or unplugged.