Gemtek routers have given a great performance with many models.
Generally, 192.168.0.1 is taken to be the default gateway of most of the routers. There is an exception of Gemtek WHRTC-100GW router where the netmask remains the same as 255.255.255.0
When it comes to changing your router settings, you will require to enter the default username and password. Today, we will tell you the step by step process to log inside the Gemtek WHRTC-100GW router.
Before trying to login into your router 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 Gemtek WHRTC-100GW Router
Step 1: Open your web browser
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 10.0.0.2 for your router in the URL box and hit enter.
You can simply copy-paste this address http://10.0.0.2
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 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 WHRTC-100GW Login Details
Inside the router settings, see for the wireless settings and be cautious about the settings you are going to configure.
As you will login 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 needs to be written down somewhere for future use
Step 4: Change the SSID of your WHRTC-100GW Router
SSID is also called a Service Set Identifier. SSID is the name by which your network is visible to you whenever you open the network tab for connecting to wi-fi. The name or SSID that appears is set as the brand name which manufactures the router by default.
It is highly recommended to change the default SSID as if it is left unchanged anyone can guess the default details and enter router settings.
- Make it short and simple yet hard to guess
- Don’t make it very fancy as it may backfire
- Don’t use any personal information to set the name of your router as it can easily be guessed
Step 5: Secure Gemtek WHRTC-100GW 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 & Troubleshooting Tips
1) Does Gemtek WHRTC-100GW support 5ghz?
Gemtek WHRTC-100GW has a maximum of 2.4GHz speed. So it does not support 5Ghz.
2) How do I log into my WHRTC-100GW?
To enter the settings of your router you will require to login into the router using the IP address 10.0.0.2 and then enter the login credentials
3) How to reset my Gemtek WHRTC-100GW?
To reset the Gemtek WHRTC-100GW router, take a sharp-pointed object and press-and-hold the reset button for 10 seconds. Once you are done, you can enter the default credentials to log in.