192.168.1.254 is an IP address used by routers of certain models to identify themselves on the network. It is the address in the “private network 16-bit block address space” and is reserved for use within private networks. Only a subset of it is used in homes or small business network and most routers reserve 192.168.1.0 – 192.168.1.255 range for their network.
The IP address 192.168.1.255 is reserved for broadcast data transfers, that is sending data to all computers in the network. Thus the IP address 192.168.1.254 is the last usable address in the range. So if your router uses 192.168.1.254 as an IP address you still have 253 addresses available for use (192.168.1.1 – 192.168.1.253).
The private IP address 192.168.1.254 or 192.168.l.254 comes in a range booked from IANA(Internet Assigned Number Authority) for specific purposes. When you buy a modem or router, you get login credentials so that you can log in to the router and make whatever changes are required. A private IP ensures there are no problems and no-one else can log in to your network.
These days private networks are getting very popular. As per the recent news, IANA has reserved many special address blocks for the next generation of IPv6 addresses. Many corporates also use private addresses for security reasons. In such a network, there is restricted access to the internet and often a proxy is required to access the web.
192.168.1.254 Username & Password
Every router and modem have login credentials and have a default IP address that allows access to the settings. The IP address 192.168.1.254 can be used to access the settings of routers like TP-Link, 2Wire, ADSL routers, 3Com routers, and Westell ADSL modems.
To access the default gateway, there are few prerequisites:
- A system connected to the home Wifi
- A system where you can access a browser
Step 1: Open the browser
You need to enter the default router IP address in the search bar and if your router has this specific IP address, you will get the login page.
Step 2: Enter the username and password
If you have just got yourself a new router with a private IP address then you must have the default router username and password, Use the below column to find out the default router username and password:
PS: You can find the credentials on the box of the router. In case you don’t have the router box with you, you can reset the router. To reset the router you need to press-and-hold the reset button for 10-15 seconds. Once reset, you can enter the default login details. Another way is to access the official site of the router.
Step 3: Change the SSID
Even if you are using a private IP address for your network. We recommend you to change the SSID which is the name of the network visible to others in your network tab.
- Keep it short and simple
- Don’t make it very unusual or peculiar as it may backfire
- Don’t use any personal information as the name of your router
You can find the access credentials on the box of the router. In case you don’t have the router box with you, you can reset the router. To reset the router you need to press and hold the reset button for 10-15 seconds. After resetting, you can enter the default login details. You can also check the official site of the router manufacturer.
Step 4: Change the default username and password
Your router may have a private IP address but you need to always ensure you make your connection secure by changing the default credentials. Follow the below tips while changing the details.
Tips to change your username and password:
- Your password should have a mixture of alphanumeric characters
- Your password should be 8-16 characters long, complex yet easy to remember
- Username should be user-friendly and simple
- Username and password for 192.168.1.254 IP address needs to be written down somewhere
FAQs and Problems
1) Why can’t I connect to router: http://192.168.1.254?
Common problem people encounter is that they can’t connect to the default login gateway because of a typing error. You need to make sure there is no semicolon but a colon after http or https. The correct address is http://192.168.1.254
2) How do I change the password for 192.168.1.254
Firstly using 192.168.1.254 you can access the default gateway. After you enter the IP address you will be directed to the login page. Here enter the username and password and see for WiFi setting(methods differ as per the router/modem). If you have direct TV & wifi then use a home network and choose the wireless router option. Type in Device Code when requested (found on side of a gateway). You can change a name, SAVE
To change the default password, users need to select WPA/PSK encryption settings which will highlight the grayed out password. Now Change password and save.
3) Forgot IP address username and password?
Whenever you purchase a new router or mode, you get the default credentials that are printed over the box or are mentioned in the manual. You can also contact the ISP(Internet Service Provider) to get the default credentials.
Fix 1: If you have never changed the default username and password, then you can use the below table to find out the details of your router.
Fix 2: If you have ever changed the default username and password, then use that username and password. And if you have forgotten it then you need to reset the router so that you can use the default credentials.
Steps to reset a router:
Warning: Resetting a router will erase all the previous saved details and settings. It will erase all your details and turn your router as if it has just come after manufacturing from the factory. i
- Firstly turn off the router.
- Now use a pointed object like a needle or pin to press-and-hold the reset button for 10-15 seconds. And then turn on the router. Keep pressing the reset button until the router is turned on for 10-15 seconds
- Now release the button and let the router reboot
- Now connect to the router using a wifi connection and or a network cable and log in using default credentials