AudioCodes has been manufacturing multi-service business routers. This company offers a wide range of SOHO, SMB and SME routers combined access. One of their routers is the AudioCodes MP-264 router which is best suited for managed data, SIP trunking, hosted PBX and cloud-based services. The modems produced by AudioCodes have a variety of features like stateful firewalls and VPN, analog and digital telephony services.
If you have got a new router from this brand, then you must change the default details of your routers like the login credentials, because if it is left unchanged can lead to misuse of your device. In this article, you will get to know about the steps to log in to the router and make necessary changes like change the username, password and other details like SSID.
Before trying to login into this router you must make sure that you are equipped with the following things:
- It is recommended to keep the router box as it contains the default username and password which will help you to login
- You have a system properly connected to the router where you can access the web over a browser(Avoid using Tablet or Smartphone to login)
Steps to Login inside AudioCodes MP-264 Router
Step 1: Enter the IP address
The first thing that you will require to login is the IP address of your router. Open any local browser on your system and enter the login IP address 192.168.2.1 in the URL box and hit enter.
You can simply copy-paste this address http://192.168.2.1
NOTE: Make sure that you have connected your router with an RJ45 cable properly and check also that you are connected to your home wifi while doing this step. Also, enter the IP address with utmost care as if any mistake occurs while typing will cause an error.
Step 2: Enter the Login Credentials
As you enter the correct IP address of your router you will be prompted with a login page asking your username and password.
Since you are entering the router settings, you will have to enter the default username and password in case you are logging in for the first time or haven’t changed the default credentials.
You can find the default login details on the box of your router model or the default credentials that can be used are:
- Default Username: admin
- Default Password: admin
PS: The above combination is found to be successful in 90% of the cases. If you have changed the default details and didn’t remember the login details then you need to reset the router. Just press-and-hold reset button for 15 seconds using a sharp object.
Step 3: Change AudioCodes MP-264 Router Login Details
As you will log in you will get plenty of options like change the SSID or network name, type of internet connection, security settings and also modify your router’s connection. Some tabs like status, wireless settings, firewall, and system settings will also be there. Users can also change the transmission rate, IP address, and even the bandwidth.
Only changing SSID doesn’t provide you all security you also need to change the default username and password so that your router becomes more secure from unknown attempts.
As you will login you will be directed to the dashboard of the router where you have to find the option of change username and password.
Following are the tips to change the default login details:
Tips to change your username and password:
- The password should be a mixture of alphanumeric characters which includes both numbers and alphabets along with some special characters.
- The length of the password should be from 8 to16 characters, complex yet easy to remember
- Username should be user-friendly and simple
- Username and password changed for your router need to be written down somewhere for future use.
Step 4: Change the SSID Of your Audiocodes MP-264 Router
SSID is called the service set Identifier which is essentially the name of your network as visible when you open the wifi tab. By default, it is always the name of the router’s manufacturer. If you don’t change the SSID, it can be very easy for anyone to predict the login details if they aren’t changed. Thus, it is highly recommended that you change the SSID of your new router to something that is personal.
Steps to Change the SSID or Network Name:
- Make the SSID short and simple
- Don’t make it very quirky as it may backfire
- Don’t use any personal information to set the name of your router
Step 5: Secure AudioCodes MP-264 Router Settings
When you enter correct login details you will be directed to the default gateway of the router where you will find various setting options, search for the encryption settings of your network. It is suggested that you should set the encryption to WPA2-PSK which is the current industry standard. This ensures that your router will operate at the best security level possible.
FAQs or Fix To Common Problems
1. 192.168.2.1 won’t load
The issue occurs due to two reasons. The first one could be that the IP address you entered does not correspond to your AudioCodes MP-264 Router. The second reason could be that your router is not responding to the IP address. In either case, recheck the IP address of your router. If nothing works, contact your ISP(Internet Service Provider).
192.168.2.1 not responding is a similar issue.
2. 192.168.2.1 took too long to respond
This can occur due to an issue on two levels. The first one could be some hardware issue with the AudioCodes MP-264 which might be hampering the ping request. Second could be that the connection has a real problem with the router. In either case, reset both the router and the system.
The issue of 192.168.2.1 time out is a similar problem.
3. Why 192.168.2.1 does not work?
This problem generally occurs because of one simple reason. You might not be entering 192.168.2.1 correctly or this may not be the correct IP address for your router. You can either recheck the IP address or else try again by fixing the connection.
The IP address 192.168.2.1 not opening web page is a similar issue that can be resolved only by re-checking the IP address that belongs to the router.