In order to Login to your Router, you need to know the IP Address of your Router. You will find below the steps to Login to Router on Windows PC and make changes to Router Settings.
Login to Router On Windows PC
Since a Router is connected to the Internet (just like your Computer, Printer or Smartphone), it is assigned an IP Address and you need to find the Router IP Address, in order to be able to Login to Router.
You should be able to find the IP Address of your Router written at the back of the Router. You may also find the Router IP Address written in the instruction manual that came with the Router.
Another way to find Router IP Address would be to head over to the website of the manufacturer of your Router.
However, above methods are not helpful if the Router IP Address has been changed by your Internet Service Provider or by someone with access to your Router.
1. Find Router IP Address On Windows PC
In case you are unable to find Router IP Address or it has been changed, you can follow the steps below to find Router IP Address on your Windows computer.
1. Right-click on the Start button and click on Command Prompt (Admin)
2. On the Command Prompt Window, type ipconfig /all and hit Enter
3. Once the ipconfig /all command is executed, you will see a number of entries on the Command Prompt window. Go through these entries and locate an entry called Default Gateway. This is your Router IP Address (See image below)
Note: In case you have a Linksys Router, you may find the Router IP in the form 192.168.1.1. In your case the Router IP address may be different.
2. Login to Router On Windows PC
Now that you have the IP Address of your Router, follow the steps below to login to Router on your Windows 10 computer.
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 hit the Enter key .
Note: There is no http:// before the IP address.
3. On the Router Login screen, enter the Username and Password to login to your Router.
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
In case you are unable to login to Router using default passwords (admin and password or blank), it is likely that someone might have changed the password for your Router.
In such a case you have no option but to Reset your Router to its Factory Default settings, using procedure as recommended by the manufacturer of your Router.
In most cases, you should be able to use the Reset Button or Rest Hole located at the 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.