– A Detailed Guide

What is is one of the most frequently used IP addresses today. Some of the biggest companies selling data networking hardware products like Linksys, Netgear, TP-Link, Asus as well as a number of smaller ones use this IP address as a default IP for the routers they produce.

When we speak about  this particular IP address we can say that it is a:

Default IP – it allows us to login to the router admin panel and modify its settings

Private IP – it is used in a network and can’t be accessed via the Internet or a device which is not part of the network

How to use

Being a default IP, can be used to secure the wireless network by changing the router default username and password, changing the network name and wireless password, enabling MAC filtering if needed and so on.

However, before we do any of the mentioned modifications we have to login to the router.

Here are the exact steps you can follow. Please note that we have provided the official default router usernames and passwords. You can use these if you haven’t hanged them before or in case you decide to reset the router to factory default settings.

Router Login Step-by-step

NETGEAR router login

NETGEAR routers can be accessed using the and IP addresses. Alternatively you can try logging via this link http://www.routerlogin.net

The official default username and password for NETGEAR routers are:

  • Username: admin
  • Password: password

STEP 1 – Launch your browser

STEP 2 – In the URL bar type the mentioned IP addresses and press Enter on your keyboard.

STEP 3 – If the IP is correct you will be asked to enter the username and password. Enter the ones provided above.

The NETGEAR router settings page should appear if everything is correct.

ASUS router login

ASUS router use the same IP as ther default IP. As well as NETGEAR routers you can login to your ASUS router by usinf a specific link, in this case http://router.asus.com

The official default username and password for ASUS routers are:

  • Username: admin
  • Password: admin

STEP 1 – Launch the browser you use most frequently

STEP 2 – Type in the URL bar. Then press the Enter key on the keyboard.

STEP 3 – When asked to enter the username and password type admin in both fields.

The ASUS router admin page will show up with and you can start navigating through the menus and settings.

LINKSYS router login

You can easily access the LINKSYS router settings either using or http://myrouter.local

The official LINKSYS router default username and password are:

  • Username: admin
  • Password: leave this field blank

STEP 1 – Launch any browser installed on your device

STEP 2 – Type in the address bar or click the link given above

STEP 3 – Now you will be required to enter the default router username.

If the IP and login details are correct you will see the router admin page.

TP-Link router login

You can access your TP-Link router settings using either or Just like Netgear, Asus and Linksys you can use an alternate address. In this case it’s http://tplinklogin.net

The official default username and password for TP-Link routers are:

  • Username: admin
  • Password: admin

STEP 1 – Launch your preferred browser

STEP 2 – Type the given IP addresses or the URL in the address bar and press Enter.

STEP 3 – Type in the default login details in the router login page. In this case type admin in both fields.

You will see the TP-Link router settings page. Feel free to go through the menus and modify the settings as you wish.

Problems & Fixes

I can’t login to my router? Any ideas how to fix this?

  • Fix 1 – Find the correct default IP

If you are not sure what is your default router IP you can find it using the Command Prompt, and the IPCONFIG command. Just follow this guide.

  • Fix 2 – Make sure you are not using a wrong username and password

We have provided the official default username and password above. However if you or your ISP have changed it before, you’ll have to use the new ones. In case you can’t remember, you’ll have to hard-reset your router. However, make sure to try everything else and consider this as a final solution.

  • Fix 3 – Type the IP in the URL/Address bar, not the Search field

A common reason why you can’t see the router login page is that you have typed the default IP in the Search bar. This normally gives you the Google or Bing search results. Instead type the default IP in the URL/ Address bar.

  • Fix 4 – Typing error

Quite often typing 192.168.l.l instead of is the reason why the router login page won’t show up. Be careful!

I’m still having trouble. What’s going on?

Make sure that you have disabled all web proxies. You may also need to check the official router manufacturer’s website for firmware updates.

Also take a look at your cables and make sure that everything is firmly connected. You can try pinging the router in the command prompt to check connectivity. If you get a response, your connections are good. If you don’t, one of your cables could be bad.

How to hard reset your router – Two ways

If you want to reset your router to factory settings you can do it in two ways:

  • Method 1: Via the router settings page
  • Method 2: Using the reset button on the router

However, since we can’t login to our router because we don’t have the default username and password we have to use Method 2.

Method 1: Factory reset your router via the settings page

To do this you have to have access to the router settings page first.

To do this, you first have to login to the router just like we have described above.

After you log in, click Administration in the menu on the left.

Next click Restore/Save/Upload Setting on the top-right of the page.

And finally click on Restore next to Factory default.

Confirm by clicking OK in the pop-up window.

Method 2: Factory reset your router using the Reset button

Before you begin, make sure to have a paperclip or a pen in order to press the Reset button.

This button is normally located at the back of the router.

Press the Reset button and hold it for about 30 seconds. When the Power light starts to flash release the button.

The router will restart. Wait till the lights stabilize and then try to login again when the process is complete. This time you will be able to login with the default username and password.

NOTE: If this didn’t work, you should try the 30-30-30 rule.

In short terms, this means:

  • Press and hold the reset button for 30 seconds
  • While still pressing the Reset button, unplug it from the power source and keep it pressed for another 30 sec.
  • While holding the button, plug the router back in and keep the button for another 30 sec.

These 90 seconds will definitely reset the router to factory settings.

Will the router factory reset affect passwords only?

No. When you reset the router to factory settings it comes down to the default settings. This means that the Network name, the Wi-Fi password, and every other modification made before will be erased.

At the same time, if you decide to set up a new Wi-Fi password, you will have to update it on all the devices that were previously connected you your Wi-Fi network.

Other Router Brands Which Use

While some popular router companies like NETGEAR, TP-Link, ASUS use this IP address there are other smaller companies which use Let’s see their official usernames and passwords.

Tenda routers

  • username: admin
  • password: admin

Totolink routers

  • username: admin
  • password: admin

BenQ routers

  • username: admin
  • password: admin

DrayTek routers

  • username: admin
  • password: leave this field blank

Zyxel routers

  • username: admin
  • password: 1234

Final Words

As you can see, logging into your router is very easy and there is a lot you can do in the settings. Once you find your default IP and login details, write them down for further use. By doing this you’ll be able to react quickly if needed.

If you are still having problems even after taking the steps above, you will want to get in touch with the customer service team. Generally, getting into your router’s configuration interface should take just seconds!