All the devices that are connected to the internet have an IP address. Some of the people don’t know that the IP addresses are different for a different device. The IP address 192.168.0.1 comes under one of the private addresses. This IP is part of the IPv4 network and fall in the 16-bit address type. This IP address is used as the default IP address to login for certain routers, including some models from Cisco, D-Link, LevelOne, Linksys, Netgear, and many others.
192.168.0.1 is a private IP address, which is similar to 192.168.1.1 or 10.0.0.1 used by many vendors as the default gateway.
Private IP addresses belong to the same network and thus they can never have a conflict so easily. This address can be used by the users to log in to the router easily and access the settings to configure the device as per their requirement. These IP addresses perform the most important task of connecting with multiple routers and also provide the information required for any other router in the same range.
Routers Using 192.168.0.1 as their IP address
Many routers use 192.168.0.1 as their default IP address to access the admin dashboard. Listed below are the names of manufacturers who have released router that uses 192.168.0.1 as the default IP address:
Routers list with 192.168.0.1 as default IP address
Out of the names listed above, D-Link, Linksys, and TP-Link have most routers that use 192.168.0.1 as the default IP address.
How to Login into 192.168.0.1
If your router has the default IP address as 192.168.0.1 then follow the below steps to log into the router admin panel.
Before logging in make sure your system is properly connected to the home wifi. Also, keep the box of your router for the default username and password that is required at the time of login.
Following are the steps to enter the router’s admin dashboard
- Enter URL: Open any web browser on your system and type the IP address http://192.168.0.1 in URL or search bar and click enter. If you are not sure for the IP address of your router you can check it by following some easy steps.
Following are the steps to check the IP address of the router
For Windows users:
- Open Command Prompt (CMD) by pressing keys Windows+R or searching it in the start menu.
- When the command prompt is opened then type ipconfig and press enter.
- Now you can find your default IP address under default gateway.
For MacOS users:
- Open Apple Menu in the top left and click on system preferences
- Click on the Network tab and choose the network connection
- Click on Advance and click on TCP/IP
- You will see your IP on the right side
For Linux and Unix:
- Open Terminal then go to Applications then at System Tools then at Terminal
- Sort the command as IP course | grep default
- The above result will give this joe$ IP course | grep default
- Default by means of 192.168.0.1 dev eth0 proto static
- As seen above, the IP address is your default gateway
If you have entered the correct IP address which is associated with your router then a login page will be opened that will ask to enter the login details. If you have not changed the default username and password then either use the below-given default login credentials or check at the back of your router box.
- Default Username:admin
- Default Password:admin/password
PS: If the above default credentials do not work, check the router box and use the given credentials to login.
As you will enter the correct login details you will be directed to the admin panel of your router. As you will enter the admin panel you will be having many options to change the settings and configure the device as per your need. It is highly recommended to change the SSID and default username and password.
How to change the SSID?
SSID is the abbreviated form of service set identifier. SSID is the name of your wifi signal which appears in the network tab. It is always recommended that never leave SSID to default as it may become easy for hackers to try and attempt to take control of your router. Change your SSID to something which is unique. SSID can be changed by first knowing the IP address of your router.
Using this IP address and login details access the admin panel. After you enter the admin panel, go on the network tab. As you will click on SSID under network tab SSID will appear then click on change SSID.
While changing SSID make sure it should be short and simple but it should not be quirky as it will backfire. Never use any sort of personal information in it.
How to change the default Username and Password?
It is supposed that if you do not change your default username and password then it becomes vulnerable to attacks and hack attempts and give a chance to hackers to take control of your router. So changing default login credentials is very very important. Change your username and password to something unique and personal.
Your password should be 8-16 character long consisting of alphanumerics and special characters. By doing this, your password is secured.
1) How To Troubleshoot An Unresponsive Router?
Steps to troubleshoot an unresponsive router:
- Check the connectivity of your cable (RJ45)
- Also, ensure the power supply is working properly
- See for the appropriate LEDs to be active
2) What if You Forgot Your Username and Password?
There are two choices in case you forget your username and password. First is to look for the default username and password. If you don’t find the correct combination then you will have to reset your router.
3) Why won’t my phone let me on website http://192.168.0.1?
Your phone may not have the correct terminal or permission to access the advanced settings required to configure a device like routers or modem.
4) 192.168.0.1 not working
First, make sure that your router has this IP as the default IP. Also, check for any loose connection and whether you are entering it correctly. If needed try to reset the router.
5) How do I change router settings of 192.168.0.1?
First, enter the URL of your router’s IP address and then a login page will appear asking the login details. As soon as you will enter the correct login details, you will be directed to the admin panel. Now here you can see for the settings that need to be changed.
6) Why can’t I connect to 192.168.0.1?
This problem arises due to an issue between your system and the router. Check if all the devices are running properly and if there is a proper connection with wifi. If all seems good, then do a hard reset and reconnect. You can reset your router using any sharp object like needle and press the reset button using it. Release the button after 10-15 seconds. Now restart the router.
7) Why I can’t open 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.0.1 won’t load?
192.168.0.1 can’t be opened because it might not be your router’s IP address. If it is your IP address then check if you are typing the IP address correctly. You can check the IP address of your router under default gateway in command prompt. If your IP address is correct, then check if your router and system is running properly. If everything seems good and you are entering it correctly then go for a hard reset of your router.