Logging in to 192.168.1.1 using User Name and Password and Configuring Wi-Fi Settings
When you want to change any settings (changing router password, wireless settings, security settings, etc.) on the routers that you use in your home or office, you must first connect to your router. The router manufacturers have specified specific IP addresses to provide this connection. To find out which IP address you can use to access your router, see our topic titled “How to learn the router IP address?”. The IP number 192.168.1.1 is the most preferred one by the manufacturers among these IP numbers.
When you want to change the settings on your router, just type 192.168.1.1 in the address bar of your web browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, etc.) and press enter. When you see the login page, you need to enter your credentials (the user name and password). You can find the information about the credentials in the manual of your router or simply read our topic titled “The default user name and password information”.
If the router you use has just been purchased or its settings have not been changed before, you can access the router admin panel by using the default user name and password without any problem. If that is not the case, you must configure your router to the factory settings, which means you have to reset it. To do this, you must press the reset button on the router. If you have trouble resetting, you can find a detailed explanation on our topic titled “How to reset the router?”.
Logging in to 192.168.1.1 using User Name and Password
After accessing the admin panel of your router and configuring the required settings, you had better change the password; otherwise, leaving the default password unchanged is a security risk. Therefore, you need to change your login password in the panel. This will prevent the people from accessing your router at your home or office. In case you forget the password, you can reset the router to the default settings.
The most important detail to ensure your Internet access is the registration of the user name and password provided by your ISP (Internet Service Provider) to the router interface. You can do this easily with the assistance of the installation wizard in the CD, which is included with the router. Also, professional users can access the router interface and do it manually.
When configuring the wireless network settings on the router, you need to change the name of the Wi-Fi network (SSID, Service Set Identifier) information. This will be the name that appears when you list Wi-Fi networks around on any device (PCs, laptops, tablets, phones, etc). Setting your name or the name of a family member is not a good choice. Because no one will know that this network name belongs to you unless you say it. You can even have more security by enabling SSID hiding option in the wireless access tab of the router management panel that you have accessed using the IP address 192.168.1.1.
Today, WPA2-PSK, the most current encryption method, is used for wireless security. You must enable this in the router panel. You must then set a password that is difficult to guess. It is recommended that the password includes letters, numbers, and special characters and it should be at least 8 characters long.
You can also create a list of devices that are allowed to access your wireless network using Machine Access Code (MAC) Filtering; thus, you do not allow the connection of other devices, thus taking better safety precautions.
Below are the most commonly used username and password for ROUTER devices using 192.168.1.1 IP address:
User name : admin & User name : admin
Password : admin & Password : password