how to access router configuration page

How to Access Router Configuration Page

Do you have trouble logging to your router settings? Don’t know the router’s Administration login address?  Here is my tutorial on how to access router configuration page

how to access router configuration

 

If you are having problems to access your router configuration page, its easy to solve with my tutorial on how to access your router configuration page.

When you need to change some important settings, such as your WiFi password, it can become annoying to all of us to find out that you cannot even access your router’s settings. You may not be able to log in to your router’s home page.

How could we change the settings if we cannot log in?

This can be annoying to us, so today I’d like to share my tips, so that you can configure important settings on your router..

First we need to make sure that our PC is connected to the router using Ethernet Cable. This can be directly connected or through a network switch. Then we can proceed into finding out how to access our router configuration page. 

 

How to access your router settings

Here are a few tips to try if you find you cannot access your router’s settings.

 

Step 1

The first thing you are going to need to do is to Click the Start Icon located on the task manager in the bottom left hand corner, for windows users.

 

Step 2

Next thing we need to do is to go to the command prompt, to find out what the IP address is, this is usually called the “Gateway Address” and we need to use this to login to our router’s administration page. Once we have selected the start ICON, In the programs and files dialog box type cmd to open the command prompt.

 

step 3In the command prompt, we need to find out the Gateway IP Address, this IP Address will be used to login to your router’s homepage. Type the command: ipconfig /all – You will then see a list shown below with your IP Configuration.  To find out what your router login is, this will be where it says “Default Gateway” the IP Address should be something like 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.1.0 This will depend on the manufacture of your router/modem.  All manufacturers such as Netgear, CISCO, Belkin, or TP-Link will all have a different IP Address.  Once you have determined the “Default Gateway” you can now use this address to access your Router homepage.

 

Windows IP Configuration

   Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : BRPC1
Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : Home

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : Home
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : BC-AE-C5-C2-86-08
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::f450:7ee8:7889:3fbc%10(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.8(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, 13 May 2014 5:38:12 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, 15 May 2014 5:38:12 AM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 247246533
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-1A-93-1F-CA-BC-AE-C5-C2-86-08
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.Home:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : Home
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:9d38:90d7:10b7:392a:840c:f9e7(Preferred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::10b7:392a:840c:f9e7%11(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

 

step 4 Once you have determined your Default Gateway, fire up your favorite web browser of your choice such as Mozilla Firefox or chrome and enter the default gateway address as shown

 

 

how to access router configuration

step 5 You will then receive a login screen, where you will be required to access your authentication settings.  This is typically something like user name: admin password: password.  This is always different to each manufacturer.  It is advisable to always change your default password. If this doesn’t work, check the manufacturers webpage or on the back of your router.

 

how to access router configuration

 

step 6Once you have entered your credentials, click the “Log In” icon to login to your router’s administration Interface

how to access router configuration

 

That’s it, You have successfully logged in to your router’s homepage.  But what if you have entered the default gateway, and your web browser does not allow you to log in to your administration interface what do we do?

 

Cannot Login to your Router Administration Page after entering the default Gateway

step 1

Check cables and leads, in most cases your phone line may have become disconnected, check the link leds on the modem to determine that a connection has been established. There could be an issue with your Ethernet cable also, if there is no flashing Leds, replace your cable and try again!

 

step2If you experience an error such as “This webpage is not available” message, in most cases, by turning off your router (power cycle down) and turning it back on will in most cases solve this error .

 

step 3Check to determine that your PC is on the same network as your router. Ping your router from your PC to determine that your router is on the same network. On the command prompt, enter the word: ping (and what ever the default gateway address is)  if it is working you will get something like this.

Pinging 192.168.1.1 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64

Ping statistics for 192.168.1.1:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms

 

If there is no reply, you know that your pc is not on the same network or your router is faulty.

 

step 4Try to reset your router to factory default settings – There is usually a reset button on the back of the device, hold it down with a paper clip for 10-30 seconds (while powering it up), in most cases this will resolve router issues.  If it does not, contact your router manufacturer.

 

Final Thoughts

By following these basic troubleshooting steps, you should be able to access your router’s interface admin page, if trying these steps fail, contact your service provider to see if there are any problems on their end or contact your router’s manufacturer.  What are your experiences? Have any of these steps worked for you? Please have your say by leaving your comments below.  If you have found this article to be useful, please like and share a like

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Anthony Rousek
Technology Enthusiast, blogger and Microsoft Certified Professional