Admin Login, Password, and IP Settings

The Internet Protocol Address, shortly known as IP address are assigned to each of the devices which uses internet protocol for communication by connecting to a computer network. The “address” part refers to a unique number that gets linked to all online activity you do somewhat like a return address on a letter you would send out. Generally, an IP address is consisting of 4 sections with numbers starting from 0 to 255 and its a 32-bit based address scheme, For example is a unique address and is an IPv4 address i.e., where v stands for its version, it can generate around 4 billion unique addresses. You might have heard IP address or different devices has different IP address but, still most of us don’t know much about “What IP addresses are? How they work? How they are generated or assigned to each device with different numerals? And in this article, we will share the basic features of IP address and it might help you to understand IP addresses and their functioning.

What is is a common factory default IP Address and it comes under private IP address range i.e., IP address designed to be specifically used for local networks. This is commonly used on local networks such as in homes or on single/individual machines and can also be used to take prudent home network security measures.

It is normally used by Linksys broadband routers and many other brands of wireless routers or ADSL modems such as NETGEAR, BenQ, ASUS etc.

Features of Default IP Address

Although is a standard/default IP Address but still it consists of features we must know as a user

  • Once you login to your panel there are lots of things you can do with You can adjust and manage several options on your network such as network management, proxy security, LAN, WAN, WLAN settings and etc.
  • You can do lots of other stuff in admin dashboard which includes changing Wi-Fi SSID & password, you can block unwanted users and devices too from accessing your Wi-Fi network.
  • As is normally used by Linksys, thus it is helpful in solving any troubleshoot network connectivity issues related to Linksys networking products.

One more thing to note is is normally used by networkers when setting up a new connection or either when there is a need to change settings of existing router.

How to Log In to Admin

You can easily access or log in to IP Address by simply following the steps given below:

Step 1. Open your web browser and type or “” into address bar and press “Enter” key.

Note: In case you are using Linksys router, you must first turn on your router and connect it to your device with an Ethernet cable since Linksys routers don’t provide the feature to be connected wirelessly for security reasons.

Step 2. After typing down in address you get any error, then this is not your router’s IP address you can look at the back of your router to see what is your router’s IP address. Once you know your router’s designated IP address, repeat the “Step 1” given above.

Step 3. After you introduce your router’s IP Address in web browser, you will be directed to a user login panel. Enter your router’s “username” and “password” and press “Enter/Log In” to proceed further.

Step 4. If you don’t remember your username and password you can look for your default username and password in standard list or you can also reset username and password.

Once you are logged in, you can now change different settings of your router on both level either basic or advanced.

How to Find your Router’s IP Address?

An IP Address is generally consisting of four numbers separated by full stops, most of the home network IP address starts with 192.168 such as, or and so on.

Every home router has a preset default IP Address and you can find it either on the label present on the back of the router or in the manufacturer’s documentation. Since is mostly used by Linksys router, you can find your router’s IP address in the Setup > Basic Setup Window.

There are so many other ways also to find out your router’s IP Address depending on the device you are using whether it’s a Windows, Linux, Android or Mac operating system.

Finding IP address on Windows

You can find your router’s IP address through graphic interface on Windows.

Step 1. Open control panel. You can find it by simply clicking on “start button”, in the search bar type “control panel” and press “enter” key.

Step 2. You will be directed to a new window panel, then click on “Network and Internet” category and then go to “View network status and task”.

Step 3. Click on the name of your network connection, you might find it in the right corner of “Network and Sharing Center”.

Step 4. Click on the “Ethernet Status” and then click on “Details” button.

Step 5. You’ll be proceeded to new window showing “Network Connection Details”, your router’s IP Address will be listed as “IPv4 Default Gateway”.

Finding IP address on Mac OS

Finding your router’s IP Address on Mac OS is quite simple, you just have to follow these steps:

Step 1. Click on “Apple Menu” on the desktop, then select “System Preferences”.

Step 2. After that click on “Network” icon.

Step 3. Select your network, after then click on “Advanced Button”.

Step 4. Select “TCP/IP” tab, you will find your router’s IP Address simply listed as “Router”.

Finding IP Address on Linux

Devices using Linux as operating system generally have a separate network icon on desktop notification area.

Step 1. You can simply find your router’s IP address by clicking on “Network” icon and then go to “Connection Information”.

Step 2. You will find your IP address displayed next to “Default Route” of default gateway IP address.

How to Change your Router’s IP Address

Before changing your router’s IP address why and during what scenarios/issues you might need to change your IP address. As we know router and, every device connected to it has their own separate IP address, but one important thing to note is that router uses two IP address one to communicate with device and another one to interface with internet.

Some user changes their IP address to avoid online bans, or to bypass country location restriction or to avoid restrictions posed on some video content. You can change your IP address by following these simple steps:

Step 1. Switch on your router and connect your device to your router.

Step 2. Open web browser and type IP address of your router i.e., in the address bar and press “enter” key

Step 3. Type your router’s username and password in their respective bars and then press “Enter or Log In” button.

Step 4. After you have logged in go to Set Up > Network Settings. You will be redirected to new window panel, then click on Router settings, now type in router’s new IP Address and subnet mask and click on Save Settings.

Step 5. Now you might need to disconnect your device from your router and the reconnect it by typing in new IP Address and password.


Now that you know what the IP Address its features, how you can log into it and change its settings as per you would like. You can explore its admin panel and improve its settings to make your network more safe and fast.

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