is probably most frequently used default gateway in modems or routers produced by some of the major networking equipment manufacturing corporations like D-Link, Netgear, TP-Link and others.

If you want to configure your router the first thing you need to know is how to use

How to Login to

If you are sure that your router or modem is using as a default gateway, you can access the router admin console in a few simple steps.

  1. Make sure you are connected to the network. This is the first and most important step, so if you want to configure your router using your laptop or smartphone you will have to connect to the Wi-Fi network first. However we recommend using a wired connection via the network cable on your PC or laptop for such changes.
  2. Open the browser you use most often.
  3. In the URL bar, either type or click the button below.
  1. You should see the router login page.
  2. Enter the default router username and password.
  3. After you enter the login details you will access the router admin console. Now you can start changing the default router configuration settings.

Can’t access the router on Read this!

The router login process should be easy and without any issues. However, you may experience some issues at some points so it’s good to know what to do if you can’t login to your router. Here are some tips and tricks that may save you from such situations.

  • Check whether you are connected to the router or the wireless network.
    • Checking this on a wired connection is easy. You just have to look at the cable and eventually check whether it sits firmly in the LAN port.
    • If you are using a wireless connection, you can place the mouse pointer on the network icon in the taskbar on the bottom-left part of your screen.
  • Make sure you are using the correct router IP. We have described how to find the router IP on our homepage.
  • Make sure to type correctly.
  • Try accessing it from another browser.
  • Disable your antivirus or firewall.
  • Restart the router and try again.
  • Check the wires, a loose network cable may be the reason.
  • Depending on your router you can try the following if doesn’t open the login page:
    • TP-LINK: www.tplinkwifi.net
    • NETGEAR: http://routerlogin.net
    • D-LINK: http://dlinkrouter.local
    • SITECOM: http://sitecom.router
    • AT&T: http://ATT.Router

You forgot or don’t know the router IP and login details

Reset the router to Factory defaults

In case you have changed the default router IP or login details and you have forgotten them, you will have to reset the router to factory settings to regain access o the router admin console.

The factory reset option should be used as a last option. All the changes you have made before will be erased and you will have to configure the router from the beginning. This also means that you will be able to login to the router using the default IP, username and password.

The router hard-reset steps are generally the same in most routers so we recommend searching for the exact steps based on your router model.

  1. To reset the router to factory settings you will need a pointy object like a paperclip or a pen.
  2. Locate the router reset button. It is usually hidden in order to prevent accidental resetting.
router reset button
The hidden router reset button.
  1. Press the reset button with the pen or paperclip and hold it for 10-30 seconds.
  2. Release the button when the router restarts and leave it to power up again and the lights to stabilize.
  3. Repeat the router login steps given above. Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Changing the default router IP is one of the recommended steps you have to take in order to secure your network. You have to log in to the router to change this IP. When you save the settings you will be logged off the router and in most cases it will restart in order to apply the changes.

Normally the default router IP, username and password are written in the user’s manual. If you have it, try to find them and try to login.

Most routers have the IP and login details printed on a label which can be found on the router itself. Just look for it underneath your router. You will also find the router serial number. Some companies use the router’s serial number as a router password.  

This is a common typing error. The correct IP is and is made of numbers only. Using the 192.168.o.1 or 192.168.l.0.1 login IP won’t open the login page.