Logging into Router allows you to make changes to Router Settings. You can find below the steps to Login to Router on Mac.
Login to Router on Mac
Most people find the need to login to Router, in order to change Security Settings, Update Router Software or to setup Parental controls.
If you are trying to login to the Router for the first time, you need to know the default IP Address of your Router, which should be available on a sticker attached to bottom of the Router Unit.
Even if the default IP Address of the Router or Modem/Router unit has changed, you can find its current IP Address on your Mac and use it gain access to the Router settings on your Mac.
Step #1 – Find Router IP Address on Mac
The first step is to find the IP Address of Router by going to WiFi Settings on your Mac.
Click on the Apple Logo in the top-menu bar and select System Settings or System Preferences in the drop-down menu.
On the System Settings screen, click on the Network icon.
On the Network screen, select (WiFi or Ethernet) in the left-pane. In the right-pane, you will find the IP Address of your Router, next to the Router Entry.
Note down or copy the Router IP Address, as you will be requiring this information in the next step.
Step #2 – Login to Router On Mac
Once you find the IP Address of Router, you can login to the Router on your Mac by following the steps below.
1. Open the Safari browser on your Mac > type Router IP Address in the address bar of the browser and hit the Enter key.
2. On the Router Login screen, enter Username, Password and click on the Login button.
Unless you have changed it, the Username for most Routers is “Admin” and Password is either “Password” or blank or Admin.
Note: Check the website of Router manufacturer to find correct “User Name” and “Password” for your Router.
What If You Are Unable to Login to Router?
If you are unable to Login to Router using its default Password, it is likely that your Internet service provider or someone with access to the Router has changed its Login Password.
In such a case, you will have to Reset the Router to Factory Default Settings by using the Reset Button or Reset Hole located at back of the Router.
Once the Router is Reset to Factory Default Settings, you will be able login to Router by using its default IP Address, User Name and Password, as provided by the manufacturer of Router.
After logging in to Router, you will have complete access to Router Settings and will be able to change its Security settings, Login Password and assign Static IP Address to devices.