To configure the router or change access rights, you need an administrator password. But it happens that he was originally unknown or lost. Then the input to the settings menu becomes impossible. In such situations, the password from the router must be restored. This task does not always seem simple, it is important to know the correct instruction.
Getting access to the router
Before any settings or password recovery from the router you need to access it. To do this, it must be connected to the computer. You can do it in two ways: via Wi-Fi and via Ethernet cable, directly. They are both the same; here is a matter of convenience.
After connecting directly, you can open the settings. To change the settings of the routers, the browser is usually used. Often manufacturers of Wi-Fi routers write in the instructions which browser is preferable for working with their device. The point here is a different display of the content of the pages in different browsers, but at the moment any modern browser, for example, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, IE, and Microsoft Edge and so on, will do.
- To access the settings, you need to enter a special address in the browser string. At different manufacturers it can be different and usually this address is specified in the instructions to the Wi-Fi -router. Most often this is http://192.168.1.1/ or http://192.168.0.1/. Also for TP-LINK routers there can be this address http://tplinklogin.net/. When clicking on these links, the authentication window appears.
- We try to enter the standard login: admin password: admin. Also the password can differ from the standard one, be equal to 1234, empty or can be specified on the router itself. If it does not work, then maybe it was changed. In this case, we will consider options for restoring access to the settings.
What to do when the router does not allow settings in the web interface?
- To configure any modern home Wi-Fi-router you need to go to its web interface by IP-address – as a rule, its 192.168.1.1, 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.10.1.
- That is, enter this address in the address bar of the browser, for example: http://192.168.1.1 after that an authorization request should appear.
- You need to enter a login and password to access the web interface of the router. The standard login for 99% of the routers is admin, and the root login is less common.
- The default password is usually admin, 1234, or password. It seems that everything is simple! But sometimes there are problems with this.
Let’s look at the most common reasons why the router’s admin page is not available.
- By 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 the router is not available; the authorization request does not appear. In the browser, the error is that the page was not found. We check which IP-address the router has by default. To do this, you need to turn the device over and read its IP address on the label.
Then it is necessary to check which IP-address is registered on the network card of the computer. To do this, you need to go to Network Connections. To do this, press the key combination Win + R and write the command ncpa.cpl to the Open line and click OK. In the opened window, find the required connection and click on it with the right mouse button. In the context menu, select Status, then click the Details button in the Local Area Connection Status window that appears.
- By 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 the router is available, but swears at incorrect input of the login and password.
More about Web Interface of the Router
- Normally the admin interface of a router in the domestic network is reachable under the standard IP address 192.168.1.1. Unfortunately, this does not always work, perhaps because the IP addresses have been changed or because there are several routers in the network. The following instructions will work anyway.
- Quickly enter the 192.168.1.1 in the address bar of the browser and configure the router – normally this should not be a problem. But what if the router is not reachable at this IP address? This happens, for example, if the router’s address was changed as part of the last setting or if there are multiple routers in the network.
- Of course, a defect cannot be ruled out, but as long as the PC, Mac or the mobile device still comes via the router to the Internet and the management interface of the router must be found somewhere.