192.168.1.254 is the main default IP address for many routers, among them 3Com, Alcatel, Thompson, 2Wire, Westel, Billion ADSL, Linksys SRW 2023 and 2024, Motorola Netopia (Cayman) and other equipment.
In order to configure your new router, you need to type or paste 192.168.1.254 into the address bar of your web browser, and a login window will pop up. You may check your router’s factory settings for username and password on the back cover of the device, consult the manual, contact your ISP for information or check the list of default login/ password combinations for various routers which we maintain on our website and update regularly.
How to change router’s IP address from 192.168.l.254
Your LAN router is not just a handy device which transfers data between your desktop computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones, consoles, cameras and gadgets, and allows them to share the broadband Internet access. It is also a potential gate for hackers who use malware to modify LAN firewall settings and reach user’s personal data, including credit card information and passwords.
Once you’ve entered the control panel of your router at 192.168.1.254, you might want to add a second layer of protection for your LAN or WLAN network by changing the factory settings. In the tab or section named ‘Network Configuration’ or ‘Local Network’ you’ll find the router’s IP private address, and will be able to change it to a custom binary number. The device will automatically reboot after you apply the new settings, and you’ll need to type the new IP address every time you want to access the router’s administrative console. It’s important that no other machine on your local network has the same internal IP address.
You’ll be able to reverse changes at any time and return your router’s IP back to 192.168.l.254 by hard resetting the device, which automatically restores factory settings for the local IP address, login and password.