For D-Link, TP-Link, Netgear, Sitecom, Tenda and a few other router brands 192.168.0.1 is the default internal IP address set by the manufacturer. You enter the router’s web control panel by simply typing this binary number without spaces in the address bar of your browser (for a D-Link router you may alternatively type or copy/paste the following: dlinkrouter.local). A pop up window will appear and prompt you to enter admin username and password, which you can look up in our list of default logins and passwords for routers.
If 192.168.O.1 doesn’t work
- Check the bottom or the rear of the device for a sticker with factory settings information and make sure 192.168.0.1 is the correct default IP-address of your router
- If your router was provided to you bby the ISP, call them and check whether the router’s factory settings had been modified
- Test the connection between your computer and the router: for LAN check the Ethernet cable on both ends, for WLAN make sure you’re connected to the Wi-Fi network handled by the router you want to configure
- Find out your router’s IP by using ipconfig utility (Windows): in command prompt mode (Start>Search>cmd) type
ipconfig | findstr /i "Gateway"and press enter to have your gateway’s internal IP address returned. Write it down and copy it into the address bar of your browser.
Why change 192.168.O.1 for a custom IP-address
In case of a home or office wireless access point, keeping the default router IP, admin username and password means that virtually anyone who connects to your Wi-Fi network can access the web control panel of your gateway. In order to protect you wireless network it is recommended that you choose a custom IP for your router and make the necessary changes in the ‘Network Configuration’ or ‘Local Network’ section of the router console. The changes are reversible: at any time use the hard reset button to restore factory settings.