In order to Login to Router, you need to know the IP Address of Router. You can find below the steps to Login to Router on Windows PC and make changes to Router Settings.
Login to Router On Windows Computer
Similar to all connected devices like the Phone, Computer or WiFi Printer, the Router is also recognized by its own unique IP Address on the internet.
If you find the need to change Router Settings, you need to login to the Router using its IP Address and the login password.
You should be able to find the IP Address of Router written at the back of the Router. You may also find the Router IP Address mentioned in the instruction manual that came with the Router.
If the IP address at the back of the Router has been erased and you also cannot find Router Manual, the IP Address should be available at the manufacturers website.
However, above methods will not help, if the Router IP Address has been changed by the Service Provider or by someone with access to the Router.
1. Find Router IP Address On Windows PC
If the Router IP Address has been changed, you can find the Router IP Address by using ipconfig command.
Type Command Prompt in the Search bar > Right-click on Command Prompt in the search results and click on Run as Administrator option.
2. On the Command Prompt screen, type ipconfig /all and press the Enter Key on the keyboard of your computer.
3. Once ipconfig /all command is executed, you will see a number of entries coming up on the Command Prompt screen.
Go through these entries and locate Default Gateway. The number nex to Default Gateway is the IP Address of your Router.
2. Login to Router On Windows Computer
Now that you have the IP Address of the Router, you can login to the Router using the following steps.
1. Open Chrome or any other web browser on your computer
2. Type the Router IP Address in the address bar of the browser and press the Enter key .
Note: There is no http:// before the IP address.
3. On Router Login screen, enter the Username, Password and click on the Login button.
Note: Unless you have changed the Router “User Name” and Password, the Username on most Routers is “admin” and Password is “Password” or blank.
However, this can vary depending on the Router manufacturer. You can check the instruction manual that came with your Router or go to the website of the manufacturer to find the correct “User Name” and “Password”.
Unable to Login to Router
If you are unable to login to Router using the default passwords (admin and password or blank), it is likely that someone may have changed the password for your Router.
In such a case, you have no option but to Reset the Router to its Factory Default settings, using the right procedure as recommended by the manufacturer of the Router.
In most cases, you should be able to use the Reset Button or Reset Hole located at back of the Router to reset Router to its Factory Default settings.
Note: Resetting the Router will change all its Settings back to its default values, including WiFi Network Name (SSID) and WiFi Login Password.
How to Change Router Settings
Once you are able to login to Router, it is really easy to change any of its Settings, as long as you understand what you are trying to achieve.
Mostly users login to Router in order to change Router Security Settings, change Router Password and other reasons.
You can enhance the security of your Router by changing Security Protocol from WEP to WPA2, which is considered as being more secure.
In case you want to, you can also change the Default Router password to prevent anyone else from accessing the settings of your Router.