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Find Router IP Address

Configuring a home router requires you to log on to it. For that, you need to know the IP address of the router. All routers can be accessed through web and this can be done by using their IP address. Home networks use IP addresses starting with 192.168. Generally, the routers have IP addresses such as 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1.

Option 1: WINDOWS

Start a command prompt (Start > Search Box > cmd) and type in ipconfig to find the default gateway. On Windows 7 and Windows XP, the output will resemble:

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In case the computer is using Wi-Fi, identify ‘Wireless Network Connection’ instead of ‘Local Area Connection’. On Windows 8, a wireless connection is termed ‘Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi’, while a wired connection is called ‘Ethernet adapter Ethernet’.

Option 2: MacOS

Open a terminal window (Finder>Applications>Utilities>Terminal.app) and type:

netstat -nr | grep default

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Alternatively you can check your router’s IP through the regular interface.

  1. Click the Apple menu at the top of the screen
  2. Select ‘System Preferences’.
  3. Press the ‘Network’ icon.
  4. Select an appropriate network connection
  5. Click the ‘Advanced’ button.
  6. On clicking the ‘TCP/IP’ tab, you will find the IP address visible to the right of router.

Option 3: LINUX

Open a terminal window (Applications>System Tools>Terminal) and type

ip route | grep default or ifconfig

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Alternatively, to look it up on the regular interface, click the network icon in the notification area and then select ‘Connection Information’. You will find IP address displayed next to gateway, or default route.

Option 4: iOS (Apple iPhone)

On iOS 9 as well as iOS 8, go to Settings > Wi-Fi > Click on the name of the wireless network you are connected to. In the DHCP section or Static tab look for router. This will be your router’s IP

Option 5: ANDROID

The best option for Android is to download a third-party app. Wi-Fi Analyzer is a popular app for the purpose. Install the app, tap the ‘View’ menu, and then select ‘AP list’. You will fine a ‘Connected to: [Network Name]’ header at the top of the screen. When you tap it, a window will come up with more information about your network.

Option 6: Chrome OS

Click the notification area on the taskbar. On the list that appears, click the ‘Connected to [Network Name]’. Now, click the name of the appropriate wireless network. When the network information appears, click the ‘Network’ tab to find the address.

Customer Service

In case you are having technical issues with your network which you cannot fix, make sure to contact your Internet service provider. Here are the most common service providers in the United States:

Default Router IP Addresses

Router Brand

Login IP

2Wire 192.168.1.1
192.168.0.1
192.168.1.254
10.0.0.138
3Com 192.168.1.1
192.168.1.10.1
Actiontec 192.168.1.1
192.168.0.1
192.168.2.1
192.168.254.254
Airlink 192.168.1.1
192.168.2.1
Airlive 192.168.2.1
Airties 192.168.2.1
Apple 10.0.1.1
Amped Wireless 192.168.3.1
Asus 192.168.1.1
192.168.2.1
10.10.1.1
Aztech 192.168.1.1
192.168.2.1
192.168.1.254
192.168.254.254
Belkin 192.168.1.1
192.168.2.1
10.0.0.2
10.1.1.1
Billion 192.168.1.254
10.0.0.2
Buffalo 192.168.1.1
192.168.11.1
Dell 192.168.1.1
Cisco 192.168.1.1
192.168.0.30
192.168.0.50
10.0.0.1
10.0.0.2
D-Link 192.168.1.1
192.168.0.1
192.168.0.10
192.168.0.101
192.168.0.30
192.168.0.50
192.168.1.254
192.168.15.1
192.168.254.254
10.0.0.1
10.0.0.2
10.1.1.1
10.90.90.90
Edimax 192.168.2.1
Eminent 192.168.1.1
192.168.0.1
192.168.8.1
Gigabyte 192.168.1.254
Hawking 192.168.1.200
192.168.1.254
Huawei 192.168.1.1
192.168.0.1
192.168.3.1
192.168.8.1
192.168.100.1
10.0.0.138
LevelOne 192.168.0.1
192.168.123.254
Linksys 192.168.1.1
192.168.0.1
192.168.1.10
192.168.1.210
192.168.1.254
192.168.1.99
192.168.15.1
192.168.16.1
192.168.2.1
Microsoft 192.168.2.1
Motorola 192.168.0.1
192.168.10.1
192.168.15.1
192.168.20.1
192.168.30.1
192.168.62.1
192.168.100.1
192.168.102.1
192.168.1.254
MSI 192.168.1.254
Netgear 192.168.0.1
192.168.0.227
NetComm 192.168.1.1
192.168.10.50
192.168.20.1
10.0.0.138
Netopia 192.168.0.1
192.168.1.254
Planet 192.168.1.1
192.168.0.1
192.168.1.254
Repotec 192.168.1.1
192.168.10.1
192.168.16.1
192.168.123.254
Senao 192.168.0.1
Siemens 192.168.1.1
192.168.0.1
192.168.1.254
192.168.2.1
192.168.254.254
10.0.0.138
10.0.0.2
Sitecom 192.168.0.1
192.168.1.254
192.168.123.254
10.0.0.1
SMC Networks 192.168.1.1
192.168.0.1
192.168.2.1
10.0.0.1
10.1.10.1
Sonicwall 192.168.0.3
192.168.168.168
SpeedTouch 10.0.0.138
192.168.1.254
Sweex 192.168.15.1
192.168.50.1
192.168.55.1
192.168.251.1
Tenda 192.168.1.1
192.168.0.1
Thomson 192.168.0.1
192.168.1.254
192.168.100.1
TP-Link 192.168.1.1
192.168.0.1
192.168.0.254
Trendnet 192.168.1.1
192.168.0.1
192.168.0.30
192.168.0.100
192.168.1.100
192.168.1.254
192.168.10.1
192.168.10.10
192.168.10.100
192.168.2.1
192.168.223.100
200.200.200.5
U.S. Robotics 192.168.1.1
192.168.2.1
192.168.123.254
Zoom 192.168.1.1
192.168.2.1
192.168.4.1
192.168.10.1
192.168.1.254
10.0.0.2
10.0.0.138
ZTE 192.168.1.1
192.168.0.1
192.168.100.100
192.168.1.254
192.168.2.1
192.168.2.254
Zyxel 192.168.1.1
192.168.0.1
192.168.2.1
192.168.4.1
192.168.10.1
192.168.1.254
192.168.254.254
10.0.0.2
10.0.0.138

 

Recover Router Password

It’s common to forget your username and password or not know your router’s default one. Follow these steps in order to recover or find out your router’s username and password.

OPTION 1: DEFAULT ROUTER USERNAME & PASSWORD

Default usernames and passwords are specified in the documentation that accompanies the router. The default username and password are marked on a label along with the router’s serial number and login address. If this label or the documentation is unavailable for any reason, check out the following options or see our comprehensive list of router usernames and passwords.

OPTION 2: ROUTER USERNAME AND PASSWORD DATABASE

All routers have a default username and password. If you can’t get that information, identify your router from the following list. Write down the username and password and then go to your router IP address (if you don’t know which one it is visit our tutorial: “How to find my router IP address“).

Select your router brand from the following list to display all default router usernames and passwords:

Here’s a common router password list:

Router Brand

Login IP

Username

Password

3Com http://192.168.1.1 admin admin
Belkin http://192.168.2.1 admin admin
BenQ http://192.168.1.1 admin admin
D-Link http://192.168.0.1 admin admin
TP-Link http://192.168.1.1 admin admin
Digicom http://192.168.1.254 admin michelangelo
Digicom http://192.168.1.254 user password
Digicom http://192.168.1.254 admin michelangelo
Linksys http://192.168.1.1 admin admin
Netgear http://192.168.0.1 admin password
Sitecom http://192.168.0.1 admin admin
Sitecom http://192.168.0.1 sitecom admin
Thomson http://192.168.1.254 user user
US Robotics http://192.168.1.1 admin admin

FULL LIST OF USERNAMES AND PASSWORDS

OPTION 3: RESET YOUR ROUTER

If Option 1 and 2 don’t work, you can reset the router. Resetting wipes all configuration changes done on network settings, forwarded ports, parental controls, and custom passwords on the router. For that, you will need to press the reset button and hold it down for about 10 seconds. Once the button is released, the router resets itself to the factory default settings and reboots. In some browsers, the button is located in a pinhole. This will require you to use a bent paperclip or another long, narrow object to press the button and hold it.

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After pressing the reset button down for long enough, on you can log in to the router using your default username and password. The button is generally placed in a pinhole so that it doesn’t get pressed accidentally.

OPTION 4: FORWARD PORTS WITHOUT USING A PASSWORD

You can also forward ports without knowing the password using Universal Plug and Play (UPnP). Several routers allow applications to instruct the router to open ports. UPnP-enabled routers will automatically open the ports. If an application supports automatic forwarding of ports, the users are likely to find the option in connection settings along side the port configuration. NAT-PMP establishes network address translation settings and port forwarding configurations in automated manner. UPnP PortMapper enables you forward any ports you like.